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Rotavirus vaccine in children may offer household protection

September 22, 2014

Adults in households with children who had received rotavirus vaccine demonstrated lower rates of gastroenteritis-related hospitalizations, new data suggest.

“Outpatient gastroenteritis encounters were modestly increased in some age categories,” CDC researchers wrote in TheJournal of Infectious Diseases. “One explanation could be that rotavirus illness occurred in some vaccinated households but was less severe because of lower overall shedding of wild-type rotavirus passed from a previously vaccinated infant (compared to an unvaccinated infant), so that care is more frequently received as an outpatient only and less frequently at a higher level.”

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Influenza vaccinations urged for young, middle-aged adults

September 19, 2014
Influenza vaccination rates have increased overall, but rates among healthy adults younger than 65 years remain less than 40%, according to new data presented at a…
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Tdap cocooning against pertussis effective in Australian cohort

September 18, 2014
Recent data show a government-funded cocoon program was effective in protecting newborns from pertussis during an epidemic in New South Wales, Australia.Helen E. Quinn
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Genetic, structural defects triggered epileptic seizures after vaccination

September 17, 2014
Recent data show that genetic or structural defects were the common underlying cause of epilepsy onset after routine vaccination. Nienke E. Verbeek, MD, MSc, of the…
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PCV13 related to decrease in pneumococcal disease across all ages

April 28, 2014
After the introduction of the 13-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine, the incidence of invasive pneumococcal disease related to the six added…
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Surge of measles cases related to importations

April 25, 2014
Measles cases have reached the highest reported number in the United States for the first 4 months of the year since 1996, according to this…

CDC: VFC program continues to protect millions of children from disease

April 24, 2014
During the past 20 years, more than 322 million illnesses, 21 million hospitalizations, and 732,000 early deaths among children will be prevented…
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High HPV prevalence linked to underreporting of sexual debut

April 24, 2014
High prevalence of HPV before self-reported sexual debut could be due to underreporting of sexual activity, according to recent study findings…
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Cluster of measles cases confirmed among adopted children from China

April 11, 2014
Two cases of laboratory-confirmed measles were identified in recently adopted children from an orphanage in Henan Province, China in July 2013…
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Interventions could lead to increased immunization rates among urban families

April 8, 2014
Open communication with providers, flexibility in scheduling appointments, and individual as well as community education could help improve…
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FDA expands indication for Tdap vaccine to include 10-year-olds

April 1, 2014
Sanofi Pasteur announced that the FDA has expanded the approved age indication for its tetanus-diphtheria-acellular pertussis vaccine for patients…
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EV71 vaccine booster dose may improve immunogenicity

April 1, 2014
A booster dose of the enterovirus 71 vaccine a year after original vaccination could help improve immunogenicity, according to recent study findings…
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Pertussis vaccination decreased severe illness, illness duration

March 31, 2014
Children immunized with acellular pertussis vaccine had less severe illness and significantly reduced illness duration, according to recent study…

WHO: Polio eliminated from Southeast Asia

March 27, 2014
The Southeast Asia region of WHO has been declared “polio-free,” according to a news release. The region is the fourth of six regions to…
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