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Genetic marker may help identify patients at high risk for severe influenza

Genetic marker may help identify patients at high risk for severe influenza
July 25, 2017

Adults and children with a particular inherited variation in the IFITM3 gene were more than twice as likely to develop severe influenza than patients without the gene variation, according to research published in Nature Medicine.

Researchers said the marker, known as rs3448114, could be used to help identify patients at risk for severe and potentially life-threatening influenza infections.

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…
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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
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Vaccinating Teens: Current Guidelines, Challenges, and Opportunities

Pediatric Annals, August 2010, Volume 39 Issue 8
The widespread use of vaccines and consequent reductions in vaccine-preventable illnesses has been heralded as one of…
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Vaccines: Addressing the Challenges of Immunizing Our Children

This issue of Pediatric Annals provides six excellent articles that provide insight into the challenges faced with…
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