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Rotavirus vaccination significantly impacts seizure-related hospitalizations

May 22, 2015

Rotavirus vaccination significantly decreased seizure-related hospitalizations during childhood, which appeared to be highest among the youngest group of infants during the first 2 years of age, according to study results.

“This reduction may mean not only additional prevention of rotavirus disease burden, but further cost saving and avoidance of infant and family suffering,” Jacobo Pardo-Seco, of Translational Pediatrics and Infectious Diseases Section in the pediatric department of the Hospital Clinico Universitario de Santiago de Compostela in Spain, and colleagues wrote.

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Researchers find rotavirus vaccination cost effective in most countries

May 19, 2015
The introduction of rotavirus vaccination with either of the two available vaccines is cost effective and associated with significant decreases in disease burden…
California state legislature votes to eliminate ‘personal belief’ vaccine waiver

California state legislature votes to eliminate ‘personal belief’ vaccine waiver

May 15, 2015
The California state Senate recently passed a bill to eliminate ‘personal belief’ exemptions that currently allow parents to choose to opt their child out of…
Mack Ruffin IV, MD, MPH In the Journals

EHR alerts boost HPV vaccine uptake in young women

May 14, 2015
A simple reminder via electronic health records significantly increased HPV vaccine initiation and completion among young women, recent data suggest. “We found…
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One More Shot for the Road: A Review and Update of Vaccinations for Pediatric International Travelers

Pediatric Annals, April 2015, Volume 44 Issue 4
Increasing numbers of children are traveling to developing countries where they are often at a higher risk than adults…
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Pediatric Annals April 2015

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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Vaccine acceptance strategies must affirm safety, efficacy of vaccines

Vaccine acceptance strategies must affirm safety, efficacy of vaccines

May 6, 2015
SAN DIEGO — Kathryn M. Edwards, MD, an Infectious Diseases in Children Editorial Board member, highlights some…
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Lara Danziger-Isakov Cover Story

Infection among pediatric transplant patients requires individualized, continuous care

Infectious Diseases in Children, January 2015
The management of infectious diseases among children who undergo transplantation, whether it be solid organ or hematopoietic stem cell…

CDC: Flu vaccine effectiveness low, antiviral use crucial

January 15, 2015
This season’s influenza vaccine offered reduced protection, having an estimated vaccine effectiveness of 23%, according to data published in…
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Low rotavirus vaccine coverage linked to greater rates of rotavirus

January 13, 2015
Locations with the lowest rotavirus vaccine coverage had the highest detected rates of rotavirus, according to study findings in…
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Tetravalent dengue vaccine safe, effective in Latin American children

January 13, 2015
A tetravalent dengue vaccine was effective against severe virologically confirmed dengue and significantly reduced the risk for hospitalization from…
In the Journals

Tetravalent dengue vaccine safe, effective in Latin American children

Infectious Diseases in Children, February 2015
A tetravalent dengue vaccine was effective against severe virologically confirmed dengue and significantly reduced the risk for hospitalization from…
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US incidence of meningococcal disease highest among infants

January 12, 2015
Incidence of meningococcal disease was at historic lows in the United States from 2006 through 2012 yet it remained greatest among infants aged…
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Family members likely sources of RSV in infants

January 12, 2015
Older siblings or parents appear to be the likely source of respiratory syncytial virus infections in infants, according to researchers from the…

CDC: Severe flu season continues; antivirals underused

January 9, 2015
Approximately halfway through the season, influenza remains severe but antiviral drugs are significantly underused despite their proven benefit on…

WHO approves meningitis A vaccine for infants in sub-Saharan Africa

January 9, 2015
WHO has approved an affordable meningitis A vaccine for infants in Africa, allowing for routine immunization of millions of additional people in a…
Ashleigh McGirr, MPH In the Journals

Earlier booster vaccination may be required after DTaP

January 7, 2015
Earlier booster vaccination and repeated boosting strategies for DTaP may be necessary to achieve herd immunity, according to meta-analysis data that…
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