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Suspected cholera cases in war-torn Yemen exceed 200,000

June 27, 2017

The cholera outbreak caused by Yemen’s bloody civil war continues to grow, with health officials saying the number of suspected cases now exceeds 200,000, including more than 1,300 deaths.

In a joint statement, the leaders of UNICEF and WHO called it the worst cholera outbreak in the world.

Infectious Disease News lists top stories for National HIV Testing Day

June 27, 2017
Today on National HIV Testing Day, recognized each year on June 27, the CDC is promoting this year’s theme, “Test Your Way. Do It Today,” to remind…

Two-dose Cervarix HPV vaccine remains noninferior to three doses at 36 months

June 26, 2017
A two-dose regimen of the Cervarix HPV vaccine in girls remained noninferior to the three-dose regimen in young women 3 years after vaccination, according to…
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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…
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Invasive Pneumococcal Disease and the Need for the New 13-Valent Pneumococcal Vaccine

Pediatric Annals, August 2010, Volume 39 Issue 8
Up to 1 million children, mostly in developing countries, die annually from infections caused by Streptococcus…
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Infectious Diseases: May 2015

Keck School of Medicine of USC and Pediatric Annals

With improved diagnostic tools and increasingly rapid turnaround on results, we have never lived at a better time to…
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Suspected cholera cases in war-torn Yemen exceed 200,000

June 27, 2017
The cholera outbreak caused by Yemen’s bloody civil war continues to grow, with health officials saying the number of suspected cases now…

Infectious Disease News lists top stories for National HIV Testing Day

June 27, 2017
Today on National HIV Testing Day, recognized each year on June 27, the CDC is promoting this year’s theme, “Test Your Way. Do It…

Two-dose Cervarix HPV vaccine remains noninferior to three doses at 36 months

June 26, 2017
A two-dose regimen of the Cervarix HPV vaccine in girls remained noninferior to the three-dose regimen in young women 3 years after vaccination…

In the Journals Plus

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…

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

FDA News

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…

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Barriers to HPV vaccine uptake identified, suggestions to overcome such obstacles offered

June 23, 2017
PHILADELPHIA — HPV vaccine rates in 2015 were below the Healthy People 2020 target of 80%, suggesting an opportunity for nurse practitioners…

No science needed to blame vaccines for illness, EU court rules

June 22, 2017
The European Union Court of Justice has ruled that illnesses can be attributed to vaccines during litigation without scientific proof. The

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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

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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…

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