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Increase in pertussis linked to nonmedical vaccine exemptions, waning immunity

June 24, 2017

Data from five U.S. states with a high incidence rate of pertussis revealed geospatial links between nonmedical vaccine exemptions among kindergarteners and illnesses among children and young adolescents.

In addition, Carlin Aloe, of Harvard University Extension School, and colleagues also found evidence of waning immunity with the acellular pertussis vaccine among children aged 10 to 14 years.

US yellow fever vaccine to disappear in July; alternative vaccine supplied

June 23, 2017
Expecting the supply of the United States’ only licensed yellow fever vaccine to disappear in July, officials are distributing another brand to sites nationwide
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FDA grants Roche premarket approval for fourth-generation HIV combination antigen-antibody assay

June 23, 2017
The FDA granted Roche premarket approval for its fourth-generation HIV combination antigen-antibody assay, the company announced today. The Elecsys HIV combi PT assay is…

AbbVie receives CHMP positive opinion for Maviret for chronic HCV

June 23, 2017
AbbVie has received a positive opinion from the Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use for its ribavirin-free regimen Maviret for the treatment of chronic…

Gilead Sciences receives CHMP positive opinion for DAA Vosevi

June 23, 2017
Gilead Sciences announced that the Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use has adopted a positive opinion on the company’s Marketing Authorization…
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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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ED visits, cost associated with shingles increase

June 22, 2017
Emergency department visits and total cost associated with herpes zoster increased between 2006 and 2013, driven by an…
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VIDEO: Anthony S. Fauci, MD, discusses significant advances in HIV/AIDS epidemic

April 10, 2017
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