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Surge in human H7N9 cases caused by poultry, not people

Surge in human H7N9 cases caused by poultry, not people
November 22, 2017

“Reassuring” study findings indicate that the recent surge in human influenza A(H7N9) cases in China is probably due to increased spread from poultry to people and not because of a swell in human-to-human transmission.

With a case fatality rate of around 40%, experts consider H7N9 to be one of the most troubling infectious disease threats in the world because of its potential to cause a deadly pandemic. So far, most of the more than 1,500 human cases since 2013 have been transmitted from poultry, not people.

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Pediatric immunization records improving with varying data quality

November 22, 2017
Data on children who received at least two immunizations recorded in immunization information systems within the United States has increased from 90% to 94%, nearly…
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Cholera: A disease with unending epidemics

Infectious Disease News, November 2017
Donald Kaye, MD, MACP
According to WHO, Vibrio cholerae causes 1.3 to 4 million infections and 21,000 to 143,000 deaths worldwide each year. The disease incidence and severity…
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Infant vaccination rates remain high despite racial, insurance disparities

November 21, 2017
Although vaccination rates remain at or over 90% for many 19- to 35-month-old children, decreases in several vaccines were observed between 2015 and 2016, with notable…
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Vaccines in the Pipeline: The Path from Development to Use in the United States

Pediatric Annals, August 2013, Volume 42 Issue 8
CME Educational Objectives 1.Review the current US Food and Drug Administration licensure process for vaccines. 2…
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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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American Academy of Pediatrics National Conference & Exhibition

American Academy of Pediatrics National Conference & Exhibition

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VIDEO: Vaccine significantly reduces risk for influenza-related death in children

June 5, 2017
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