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Americas becomes first region declared free of measles

Americas becomes first region declared free of measles
September 27, 2016

The Americas became the first WHO region to be declared free of measles after going 14 years without an endemic case.

The announcement was made today during the annual Directing Council of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO)/WHO in Washington, D.C.

Q&A: Keeping nonimmunizing families in practices

September 27, 2016
According to a recent study in Pediatrics, the percentage of pediatricians who reported parents refusing vaccines for their children rose from 74.5% in 2006 to 87% in…
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Prenatal Tdap vaccination more effective than postpartum immunization

September 27, 2016
Tdap vaccination from 27 to 36 weeks’ gestation was 85% more effective than postpartum vaccination at preventing pertussis in infants aged younger than 8 weeks…
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Dengvaxia increases risk for dengue virus in low-transmission areas

September 27, 2016
The dengue virus vaccine Dengvaxia, now available in six countries, may increase disease severity in locations with lower infection rates and in younger children…

Vaccines in the Pipeline: The Path from Development to Use in the United States

Pediatric Annals, August 2013, Volume 42 Issue 8
CME Educational Objectives 1.Review the current US Food and Drug Administration licensure process for vaccines. 2…
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Vaccines: April 2015

Keck School of Medicine of USC and Pediatric Annals

Vaccine refusal and hesitancy to vaccinate has been a growing problem in the past 2-3 decades. Perhaps victims of our…
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VIDEO: New approaches needed to address vaccine resistance

April 19, 2016
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PCV13 vaccine deemed effective in preventing pneumococcal disease

April 13, 2016
The majority of pediatric patients who received the 13-valuent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine in this study showed no signs of pneumococcal disease…

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Rotavirus gastroenteritis creates $50 million annual burden in Malaysia

April 12, 2016
Recent findings published in The Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal showed that annual rotavirus gastroenteritis incidence in Malaysia resulted in…


Operation Immunization 2016: Enhancing HPV Immunization

April 28, 2016 Expires: 4/27/2017
During the last decade, several new vaccines, including the meningococcal conjugate (MCV4), tetanus, diphtheria, acellular pertussis (Tdap), human…

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Merck & Co., Inc.

Five things to know about the flu vaccine

April 10, 2016
As the 2015-2016 influenza season is coming to an end, Infectious Disease News has compiled a list of five stories that added new information about…


‘Epic fail’: Pediatrician hesitation hinders HPV vaccination

Infectious Diseases in Children, April 2016
Jason V. Terk, MD
A couple of years ago, “epic fail” was the phrase my teenage son used as I unsuccessfully attempted to beat him in a game we were…

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Concomitant administration of Trumenba with Menactra, Adacel passes noninferiority trial

April 7, 2016
A phase 2 noninferiority trial suggested that concomitant administration of Trumenba with Menactra and Adacel induced the same immune response as…

Measles case prompts charter school closure, quarantine in California

April 4, 2016
A student diagnosed with measles while attending a charter school in Nevada County, California, which maintains one of the lowest immunization rates…

H1N1 dominates mild 2015-2016 flu season

April 1, 2016
The 2015-2016 influenza season has been milder than the previous three seasons and appears to have peaked later than normal, according to the CDC…

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Seasonal influenza vaccination during pregnancy reduces stillbirths

March 31, 2016
Women who received seasonal trivalent influenza vaccine during pregnancy were 51% less likely to experience stillbirth than those who did not receive…

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Two-dose varicella vaccine more effective than one dose

March 28, 2016
Recent findings published in Pediatrics suggested that the two-dose varicella vaccine was more effective than the single-dose vaccine. “During…

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