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Pakistan polio: Seven killed in anti-vaccination attack - BBC News

Motorcycle gunmen shoot dead seven policemen in the Pakistani city of Karachi in the latest attack against polio vaccination.  
bbc.co.uk
over 4 years ago
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World Immunization Week 2016: Immunization game-changers should be the norm worldwide

During World Immunization Week 2016, WHO highlights recent gains in immunization coverage, and outlines further steps countries can take to “Close the Immunization Gap” and meet global vaccination targets by 2020.  
who.int
over 4 years ago
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Meningococcal B Disease: Implementing the ACIP Category B Vaccine Recommendations CME/CE

The goal of this activity is to provide perspective on implementing the meningococcal serogroup B vaccination recommendations in various settings.  
medscape.org
over 4 years ago
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Determinants of Vaccination in the Elderly

What factors might be barriers--or facilitators--for vaccine uptake in the elderly?  
medscape.com
over 4 years ago
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Yellow fever vaccination essential for Angola, WHO reminds travellers

26 APRIL 2016 | GENEVA - As efforts to bring an outbreak of yellow fever in Angola under control continue, WHO is reminding all travellers to the country that they are required to receive the yellow fever vaccination and to have a valid certificate of vaccination to prove that they are protected from the disease and to prevent its further spread.  
who.int
over 4 years ago
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Can Seasonal Flu Vaccine Reduce the Risk for Stillbirths? CME/CE

: In a population-based study, mothers given seasonal trivalent influenza vaccination during pregnancy were significantly less likely than unvaccinated mothers to experience stillbirth.  
medscape.org
over 4 years ago
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Food and Drug Administration Approval for Use of Hiberix as a 3-Dose Primary Haemophilus influenzae Type b (Hib) Vaccination Series | MMWR

The Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) Series is prepared by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).  
cdc.gov
over 4 years ago
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ASCO Policy Statement Supporting HPV Vaccination

Dr Maurie Markman explains his support for ASCO's recently published article supporting HPV vaccinations.  
medscape.com
about 4 years ago
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Low American HPV Vaccine Rates Mean Less Herd Immunity

Prevalence rates have dropped in the United States, but low vaccination rates mean less widespread immunity, researchers say.  
medscape.com
about 4 years ago
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Diagnosis and Management of Community-Acquired Pneumonia in Adults - American Family Physician

Community-acquired pneumonia is diagnosed by clinical features (e.g., cough, fever, pleuritic chest pain) and by lung imaging, usually an infiltrate seen on chest radiography. Initial evaluation should determine the need for hospitalization versus outpatient management using validated mortality or severity prediction scores. Selected diagnostic laboratory testing, such as sputum and blood cultures, is indicated for inpatients with severe illness but is rarely useful for outpatients. Initial outpatient therapy should include a macrolide or doxycycline. For outpatients with comorbidities or who have used antibiotics within the previous three months, a respiratory fluoroquinolone (levofloxacin, gemifloxacin, or moxifloxacin), or an oral beta-lactam antibiotic plus a macrolide should be used. Inpatients not admitted to an intensive care unit should receive a respiratory fluoroquinolone, or a beta-lactam antibiotic plus a macrolide. Patients with severe community-acquired pneumonia or who are admitted to the intensive care unit should be treated with a beta-lactam antibiotic, plus azithromycin or a respiratory fluoroquinolone. Those with risk factors for Pseudomonas should be treated with a beta-lactam antibiotic (piperacillin/tazobactam, imipenem/cilastatin, meropenem, doripenem, or cefepime), plus an aminoglycoside and azithromycin or an antipseudomonal fluoroquinolone (levofloxacin or ciprofloxacin). Those with risk factors for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus should be given vancomycin or linezolid. Hospitalized patients may be switched from intravenous to oral antibiotics after they have clinical improvement and are able to tolerate oral medications, typically in the first three days. Adherence to the Infectious Diseases Society of America/American Thoracic Society guidelines for the management of community-acquired pneumonia has been shown to improve patient outcomes. Physicians should promote pneumococcal and influenza vaccination as a means to prevent community-acquired pneumonia and pneumococcal bacteremia.  
aafp.org
about 4 years ago
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Could Flu Shots Lower Hospitalization, Dementia Risk in HF?

One study showed a 35% lower dementia risk, whereas another "provides the most compelling evidence to date for the protective effect of influenza vaccination on hospital admissions," say researchers.  
medscape.com
about 4 years ago
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Pneumococcal Vaccination

Pneumococcal disease is a serious infection that affects the lungs, as well as other parts of the body. You can protect yourself against this illness by gett...  
youtube.com
about 4 years ago