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ACIP recommends single-dose revaccination for infants born to HBV-infected mothers

February 22, 2017

The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices voted today in favor of single-dose alternative to 3-dose revaccination for infants born to hepatitis B surface antigen-positive mothers who failed to respond to the initial hepatitis B vaccination series.

In a 13-1 vote, with one recusal, the committee approved the recommendation that HBsAg-negative infants with hepatitis B surface antibody levels <10 IU/mL should be revaccinated with a single dose of hepatitis B vaccine, followed by post-vaccination serologic testing 1-2 months later.

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Risk for autism linked to herpes infection in pregnant women

February 22, 2017
Pregnant women with an active case of genital herpes were twice as likely to have a child diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder, according to a study that recently…
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Childhood IBD risk not affected by maternal infections, antibiotic use during pregnancy

February 22, 2017
Children born to mothers who acquired an infection requiring antibiotics during pregnancy do not have an increased risk for developing inflammatory bowel disease…
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Smear-negative youth screened for TB reveal low risk of transmission in schools

February 21, 2017
Researchers in Italy found that the Mycoplasma tuberculosis transmission rate in school settings from smear-negative index cases were very low, particularly in those
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Challenges remain in progressing PrEP interest to uptake among young black MSM

February 21, 2017
SEATTLE —Despite a high level of interest in pre-exposure prophylaxis, or PrEP, among young black men who have sex with men, researchers reported that PrEP uptake…
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The Incidence of Reoperation and Related Risk Factors Among Patients With Infantile Exotropia

Journal of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus, January/February 2017, Volume 54 Issue 1
To determine the incidence and related risk factors of reoperation among patients with infantile exotropia who were…
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HPV Immunization: Ensuring Your Patients Do Not Slip through the Cracks

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

Vaccination rates for the human papillomavirus (HPV) continue to be below those of other vaccines recommended for…
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