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WHO to vaccinate nearly 874,000 amid yellow fever outbreak

October 23, 2017

An outbreak of yellow fever has prompted the WHO and the Nigerian government to vaccinate 873,837 individuals between the ages of 9 months and 45 years, according to a press release issued by WHO.

The first case of yellow fever related to this outbreak was reported on Sept. 12. Before this case, the most recent outbreak of the disease in this area occurred in 2002 and included 20 cases and 11 deaths.

HPV vaccination vital for children, adolescents to prevent adult disease

October 23, 2017
This week, researchers reported that one out of nine adult men in the U.S.

WHO’s Tedros rescinds appointment of Mugabe as ‘goodwill ambassador’

October 23, 2017
Amid widespread concern, WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, PhD, MSc, rescinded his appointment of Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe as a “goodwill…

Experts tackle myth that flu vaccine causes influenza

October 23, 2017
Physicians are urging their patients to get the influenza vaccine, saying that doing so is the best way to avoid contracting the virus. However, not all patients will…
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AAP: Hygiene, isolation protocols critical for infection control in pediatric office

October 23, 2017
To reduce the risk of infectious disease spread during ambulatory care visits, the AAP Committee on Infectious Diseases emphasized mandatory immunization against
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Medial Rectus Bridge Faden Operations in Accommodative and Partially Accommodative Esotropia With Convergence Excess

Journal of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus
Online Advanced Release, October 9, 2017
To evaluate the results of the bilateral bridge Faden operation on the medial rectus muscles with and without recession…
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