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High-dose influenza vaccine results in fewer hospital visits

July 24, 2017

When compared with standard-dose vaccine, high-dose influenza vaccine, which includes four times the antigen, reduced the risk for respiratory-related hospital admissions among nursing home residents aged 65 years and older, according to findings recently published in Lancet Respiratory Medicine.

According to researchers, “influenza is clinically the most important viral infection in older adults.” In the United States it affects 4 million adults aged 65 years and older and leads to more than $8 billion in medical costs each year.

FDA awards $30 million to improve food safety, reduce foodborne illness

July 20, 2017
The FDA has awarded $30.9 million to 43 states to support multiyear plans for produce safety systems, education, outreach and technical assistance to prevent foodborne…
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Sand flies, wild mammals likely to transmit visceral leishmaniasis to dogs in protected areas

July 20, 2017
Sand flies and wild animals sustain a natural infection from visceral leishmaniasis, making household pet exposure near forested and protected areas concerning for…

Measles concerns prompt CDC warning for travelers to Europe

July 19, 2017
In response to a series of measles outbreaks since November 2016, the CDC has issued travel health notices for five European countries, including Belgium, France
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