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Genetic marker may help identify patients at high risk for severe influenza

Genetic marker may help identify patients at high risk for severe influenza
July 25, 2017

Adults and children with a particular inherited variation in the IFITM3 gene were more than twice as likely to develop severe influenza than patients without the gene variation, according to research published in Nature Medicine.

Researchers said the marker, known as rs3448114, could be used to help identify patients at risk for severe and potentially life-threatening influenza infections.

Painless microneedle influenza vaccine patches effective in early-phase trial

June 28, 2017
Patches that deliver influenza vaccine produced robust immune responses in a phase 1 clinical trial and were preferred over traditional injection by most patients who…
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ACIP remains opposed to LAIV

June 21, 2017
The CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices, or ACIP, is continuing to advise against using the live-attenuated influenza vaccine. The ACIP voted
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Study indicates potential link between influenza during pregnancy and autism

June 21, 2017
Although researchers found no evidence that maternal influenza alone was associated with autism spectrum disorder among children, they did observe a nonsignificant…
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Prioritized Health Literacy and Clear Communication Practices For Health Care Professionals

HLRP: Health Literacy Research and Practice, Summer 2017, Volume 1 Issue 3
Health care professionals need more and better training about health literacy and clear communication to provide…
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Immunization An Update

Keck School of Medicine of USC and Pediatric Annals

In the current environment of increasing vaccine refusal, the pediatrician has a powerful role to play as a trusted…
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American Association of Nurse Practitioners National Conference

American Association of Nurse Practitioners National Conference

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Maternal immunization confers needed infant protection against influenza, pertussis

November 20, 2016
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