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Daily chlorhexidine gluconate bathing reduced bacteremia in critically ill children

Infectious Diseases in Children, November 2011
BOSTON — A 35% reduction in bacteremia was observed in a cohort of critically ill children who received daily baths with chlorhexidine gluconate…
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CA-MSSA causing more invasive infections in children

Infectious Diseases in Children, November 2011
BOSTON — Community-acquired methicillin-sensitive Staphylococcus aureus caused 65% of invasive infections in children at Texas Children’s…
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Intrapartum GBS prophylaxis does not prevent long-term morbidity of GBS meningitis

Infectious Diseases in Children, November 2011
BOSTON — Mortality rates from group B streptococcal meningitis have declined, but morbidity among survivors remains high, despite intrapartum…
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Efficacy of pertussis vaccines diminishes over time

Infectious Diseases in Children, November 2011
BOSTON — The efficacy of the diphtheria and tetanus toxoids and acellular pertussis vaccine wanes as much as 40% per year after the fifth dose…
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Rotavirus vaccine decreased triage calls for all-cause gastroenteritis

Infectious Diseases in Children, November 2011
BOSTON — Several studies have shown that rotavirus vaccine has significantly decreased rates of disease, but results of a new study…
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Invasive pneumococcal disease decreased after introduction of PCV13

October 27, 2011
BOSTON — In the first year after the introduction of the 13-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine, a cohort of US hospitals showed…
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Benefits of rotavirus vaccines outweigh intussusception risk

October 26, 2011
BOSTON — The estimated benefit–risk ratio for rotavirus vaccination and hospitalizations due to vaccination-associated intussusception…
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Substantial number of life years lost due to H1N1 pandemic

October 24, 2011
BOSTON — Because the 2009 H1N1 virus caused the most serious morbidity and mortality in those aged younger than 65 years, a substantial…
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Two-dose varicella vaccination strategy yielded reductions in disease incidence

October 23, 2011
BOSTON — The introduction of the two-dose varicella vaccination program in 2006 led to reductions of disease in parts of California…
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Measles outbreak continues in Canada, even among immunized population

October 23, 2011
BOSTON — The measles outbreak in Canada continues to occur in both vaccinated and unvaccinated individuals and is causing concern over…