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CDC issues travel advisory due to confirmed cases of Chikungunya

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TweetThe Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued a travel advisory for U.S. persons traveling to the Caribbean on Wednesday after the first cases of mosquito-borne chikungunya viral infections were confirmed in St. Martin. The World Health Organization recently reported … Read More »

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CDC makes miltefosine more widely available

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TweetThe CDC announced on Friday that it has an expanded access investigational new drug protocol with the Food and Drug Administration that will allow easier CDC access to the free-living amebae drug miltefosine. Miltefosine is used to treat leishmaniasis and … Read More »

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CDC issues documents on identifying, reporting novel influenza viruses

In response to the recent confirmation of influenza infections with a novel variant of the H3N2 virus, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued a new set of documents to advise healthcare workers on identifying and reporting new cases. Read More »

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Survey shows high levels of vaccination for children

A survey by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that approximately 95 percent of parents said their kids had received all recommended vaccinations or would get them all, which was a record high. Read More »

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CDC says adult vaccination rates lagging

A Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report has shown that vaccination rates for adults ages 19 and older continued to fall below optimal levels in 2009, though some conditions, like influenza and hepatitis B, saw improvement. Read More »

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CDC say s Tdap vaccination rates lagging

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently announced that adult Tdap vaccination rates for tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis protection are in need of improvement. Read More »

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CDC reports vaccination rates remain high

Officials with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced this week that coverage levels for most of the older vaccines for small children stayed high last year. Read More »

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Three reported cases of drug resistant bacteria in U.S.

In the United States, people in three states have fallen ill from bacteria that contain a drug resistant gene originating in India that confers protection from nearly all known forms of antibiotics. Read More »

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Three waterborne illnesses cost U.S. $539 million annually

CDC asks for public comment on H1n1 guidelines

H1N1 vaccine not a high risk for Guillain-Barre syndrome

New York suspends flu shot mandate for health care employees

Many forgo vaccines that could prevent potentially lethal illnesses

Vaccinating boys against human papillomavirus not cost-effective

Mayo Clinic offers flu vaccine allergy screenings

Flu vaccinations test public health readiness