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California health officials battle state’s largest hepatitis A outbreak in 2 decades

July 21, 2017

The California Department of Public Health is working with local health officials in San Diego and Santa Cruz counties to contain the state’s largest hepatitis A outbreak in 2 decades.

As of July 18, officials identified 251 cases and five deaths in San Diego, and 27 cases in Santa Cruz since the outbreak began in November, according to the California Department of Public Health (CDPH). San Diego’s Health and Human Services Agency reported that 69% of cases in the county required hospitalization.

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HBV while pregnant increases risk for HBV vaccination failure in newborns

July 20, 2017
Researchers observed a significant association between the presence of higher hepatitis B DNA at 28 to 30 weeks of gestation in pregnant women and immunoprophylaxis…

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

One in 10 infants remain unvaccinated globally

July 19, 2017
In 2016, 12.9 million infants — approximately one in ten worldwide — had received no vaccines, including the first dose of the diphtheria-tetanus-acellular…
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Prevention of Meningococcal Infections in the First 2 Years of Life

Pediatric Annals, August 2013, Volume 42 Issue 8
CME Educational Objectives 1.Review the current epidemiology of meningococcal disease in children. 2. Discuss the…
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Innovative Pediatric Programs: Ideas that Help Youths

Innovative programs in healthcare are those that have identified needs in a community and have found creative solutions…
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American Association of Nurse Practitioners National Conference

American Association of Nurse Practitioners National Conference

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VIDEO: William Schaffner, MD, discusses ACVR highlights

April 20, 2016
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