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Updated CDC guidelines for neonatal HBV testing prevent misclassification

June 28, 2017

PHILADELPHIA — Shortening the time frame in which an infant receives post-vaccination serologic testing for hepatitis B from 9 to 18 months to 9 to 12 months may increase adherence for testing in accordance with CDC guidelines and lessen the time in which nonresponders may come into close contact with the infection, according to a recent presentation at the annual meeting of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners.

“If the mother tests negative for hepatitis B earlier in her pregnancy but comes into contact and picks up the infection later, we absolutely want to make sure that the baby is vaccinated,” Mary Koslap-Petraco, DNP, PNP-BC, CPNP, FAANP, from Stony Brook University School of Nursing, told Infectious Diseases in Children. “It will dramatically decrease the chance that they will go on to be a hepatitis B carrier.”

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…

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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Vaccine-Preventable Outbreaks: Still with Us After All These Years

Pediatric Annals, April 2015, Volume 44 Issue 4
Outbreaks of vaccine-preventable diseases continue to occur in the United States, and they have been occurring at…
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Vaccines: April 2015

Keck School of Medicine of USC and Pediatric Annals

Vaccine refusal and hesitancy to vaccinate has been a growing problem in the past 2-3 decades. Perhaps victims of our…
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Fewer than half of US travelers receive MMR vaccine prior to trip

May 16, 2017
Despite clinical recommendations, more than half of eligible U.S. travelers are not getting vaccinated for measles, mumps and rubella before leaving…

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Taxi driver is second person to die in DRC Ebola outbreak

May 15, 2017
An experimental vaccine is available to help contain an outbreak of Ebola virus that has killed at least two people in a remote area of the…

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Resurgence of cholera linked to iced tea, unboiled water consumption

May 12, 2017
The chances of infection from cholera were heightened for people in Ben Tre, southern Vietnam, when they drank iced tea or did not always boil their…

Minnesota measles outbreak linked to anti-vaccine rhetoric hits 50 cases

May 11, 2017
A measles outbreak in Minnesota that has been linked to anti-vaccine rhetoric in an immigrant community has surpassed 50 cases — the largest in…

WHO investigates unexplained cluster of illnesses, deaths in Liberia

May 10, 2017
While investigating an unexplained cluster of illnesses and deaths in Liberia, health officials found that several cases have tested positive for…

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Emerging invasive pneumococcal serotype not covered by vaccine

May 10, 2017
Researchers are concerned about the emergence of an invasive pneumococcal serotype that is not covered by the conjugate vaccine. CDC researchers…

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LAIV may provide immunity to diverse influenza strains without prior exposure

May 1, 2017
Live-attenuated influenza vaccines increase durable, cross-reactive T-cell responses among children, with potential to provide cross-protective

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CDC: Yellow fever vaccine supply to be depleted in US by mid-2017

April 28, 2017
The CDC announced today that it is anticipating a complete depletion of the U.S. supply of YF-VAX — the only yellow fever vaccine licensed in…

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CDC: Yellow fever vaccine supply to be depleted in US by mid-2017

Infectious Disease News, May 2017
The CDC announced today that it is anticipating a complete depletion of the U.S. supply of YF-VAX — the only yellow fever vaccine licensed in…

US- and foreign-born teens show comparable vaccination rates

April 28, 2017
ATLANTA — Teenagers who were born in a country other than the United States were shown to have comparable vaccination coverage rates when

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