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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…
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AAP outlines recommendations for umbilical cord care in newborns

September 26, 2016
The American Academy of Pediatrics Committee on Fetus and Newborn offered guidance on
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Variability in Response to Bilateral Medial Rectus Recessions in Infantile Esotropia

Journal of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus, September/October 2016, Volume 53 Issue 5
To evaluate factors associated with surgical success in bilateral medial rectus recessions in infantile esotropia. The…
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Pediatric Rheumatology: June 2015

Keck School of Medicine of USC and Pediatric Annals

Of all the areas of pediatric practice, none can seem more daunting or require a higher index of suspicion than…
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Increase in fireworks-related injuries among children spurs review of state laws

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