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New single vaccination approach to killer diseases
Scientists from the University of Adelaide's Research Centre for Infectious Diseases have developed a single vaccination approach to simultaneously combat influenza and pneumococcal infections, the world's most deadly respiratory diseases. (2019-05-20)
New findings could lead to improved vaccinations against sexually transmitted infections
In a study published today in the Nature Communications, researchers from King's College London have shown how skin vaccination can generate protective CD8 T-cells that are recruited to the genital tissues and could be used as a vaccination strategy for sexually transmitted infections (STIs). (2019-05-17)
Antibody responses vs. Ebola keep evolving in survivors, months after recovery
Antiviral antibodies produced by survivors of Ebola infection continue to evolve and improve after recovery, according to a study of immune responses in four people who received care at Emory University Hospital in 2014. (2019-05-16)
Current vaccination policies may not be enough to prevent measles resurgence
Current vaccination policies may not be sufficient to achieve and maintain measles elimination and prevent future resurgence in Australia, Ireland, Italy, the UK and the US, according to a study published in the open access journal BMC Medicine. (2019-05-16)
25 US counties identified as most at risk for measles outbreaks
Twenty-five counties across the country have been identified to be most at risk for a measles outbreak due to low-vaccination rates compounded by a high volume of international travel, according to an analysis by researchers at The University of Texas at Austin and Johns Hopkins University. (2019-05-13)
New model of measles-elimination progress may help target vaccination efforts
A country's progress towards measles elimination can be mapped on a 'canonical path' that in turn can guide vaccination strategies, according to a study from scientists at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. (2019-05-09)
New analysis predicts top 25 US counties at risk for measles outbreaks
A new analysis co-led by The Johns Hopkins University identified 25 United States counties that are most likely to experience measles outbreaks in 2019. (2019-05-09)
Aging baby boomers push sky high incidence of shingles of the eye
More Americans are being diagnosed with eye complications of shingles, but older adults can call the shots on whether they are protected from the painful rash that can cost them their eyesight. (2019-05-02)
Vaccine shows lasting effects against fentanyl addiction in rats
A vaccine that combines a fentanyl antigen with a tetanus toxoid has been shown to reduce fentanyl choices and increase food choices with effects lasting several months in rats. (2019-05-01)
New AAP PROS study assesses influenza vaccine hesitancy among caregivers of children
Even caregivers whose children receive the first dose of influenza vaccine may be vaccine hesitant and have inaccurate beliefs regarding influenza vaccine and disease, according to a new American Academy of Pediatrics Pediatric Research in Office Settings study. (2019-04-27)
HPV vaccine coverage is far behind other infant vaccines in many US states
Trends in HPV vaccine uptake in children in the US. (2019-04-27)
Survey of pediatricians and family physicians assesses HPV vaccine delivery practices
Current primary care practices and experiences with the delivery of HPV vaccine. (2019-04-27)
New research examines barriers to vaccination in immunocompromised children
Study examines the barriers to vaccination of immunocompromised children. (2019-04-27)
Pediatricians and nurse practitioners report using strategies to improve HPV vaccination
Pediatricians and nurse practitioners report using several strategies to improve human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination, yet also perceive barriers, according to a national American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Pediatric Research in Office Settings (PROS) network study. (2019-04-27)
Parents reassured febrile seizures following vaccination not dangerous
New University of Sydney research finds that febrile seizures after vaccination are rare, not serious and are no different to febrile seizures due to other causes such as from a virus. (2019-04-24)
Decline in measles vaccination is causing a preventable global resurgence of the disease
In 2000, measles was declared to be eliminated in the United States. (2019-04-18)
Cervical cancer subtype rising in some sub-populations
A new study reports that a type of cervical cancer that is less amenable to Pap testing is increasing in several subpopulations of women, pointing to the growing importance of human papillomavirus (HPV) testing and vaccination (2019-04-17)
PCV10 pneumococcal vaccine has big impact in kenya, even among unvaccinated individuals
A vaccine against Streptococcus pneumoniae, a major cause of childhood illness and mortality in the developing world, sharply reduced the incidence of serious pneumococcal disease among children in a large Kenyan community after it was introduced in 2011, according to a new study from researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. (2019-04-16)
Vaccine-preventable diseases surge in crisis-hit Venezuela
Vaccine-preventable diseases have not just returned, but surged in crisis hit Venezuela, according to new research presented at this year's European Congress of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases (ECCMID) in Amsterdam, Netherlands (April 13-16, 2019). (2019-04-15)
Continuing PC vaccine in Kenya at full price cost-effective and could save thousands of lives
Continuing the pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV) in Kenya after the country transitions away from Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, support is highly cost-effective and estimated to save thousands of children's lives, according to new research published in The Lancet Global Health. (2019-04-15)
Child vaccination levels falling short in large parts of Africa
A study by the University of Southampton shows that several low- and middle-income countries, especially in Africa, need more effective child vaccination strategies to eliminate the threat from vaccine-preventable diseases. (2019-04-11)
Is maternal vaccination safe during breastfeeding?
In light of the continuing anti-vaccination movement, a provocative new article provides a comprehensive overview of the potential risks of vaccinating breastfeeding women. (2019-04-10)
You're probably not allergic to vaccines
Five facts about allergies to vaccines, pulled together by two McMaster University physicians. (2019-04-08)
Vaccine report calls for innovative transformation strategies to increase influenza immunization rates in underserved communities
Sustainable Healthy Communities announced the publication of a summary report in Vaccine, the leading peer-reviewed journal focused on immunization science, urging health systems, providers and community stakeholders to implement evidence-based strategies to address racial disparities in influenza immunization. (2019-04-08)
HPV infection high in minority men who have sex with men despite available vaccine
The rate of human papillomavirus (HPV) infection is high among young minority gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men despite the availability of a vaccine that can prevent the infection, a Rutgers School of Public Health study found. (2019-04-03)
Bid to beat rabies could benefit from oral dog vaccine, study finds
Vaccines hidden in dog food could help curb the spread of rabies in countries with large populations of stray dogs, research suggests. (2019-04-03)
Adults at high risk for HIV infection have low rates of vaccination against HPV
Adults who are at high risk of becoming infected with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), which causes AIDS, were less likely than the general population to be vaccinated against human papillomavirus (HPV), which can cause anal and cervical cancer, according to results presented at the AACR Annual Meeting 2019, held in Atlanta March 29-April 3. (2019-04-02)
Cancer preventive vaccine showed promising results in preclinical model of Lynch syndrome
Vaccination with as few as four tumor antigens generated antigen-specific responses, reduced intestinal tumors, and improved survival in a mouse model of Lynch syndrome, suggesting that it may be possible to develop a cancer preventive vaccine for patients with Lynch syndrome, according to data presented at the AACR Annual Meeting 2019, March 29-April 3. (2019-04-01)
Pain, pain go away: new tools improve students' experience of school-based vaccines
Researchers at the University of Toronto and The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) have teamed up with educators, public health practitioners and grade seven students in Ontario to develop and implement a new approach to delivering school-based vaccines that improves student experience. (2019-03-29)
The Lancet Infectious Diseases: Low levels of public trust during violent conflict may have thwarted attempts to control Ebola
Mistrust and misinformation can stop people taking measures to prevent the spread of Ebola virus disease (EVD), increasing the likelihood that they refuse vaccination, according to a study with nearly 1,000 people published in The Lancet Infectious Diseases journal. (2019-03-27)
Analyzing a Facebook-fueled anti-vaccination attack: 'It's not all about autism'
Pitt scientists find a viral anti-vaccination Facebook campaign wasn't 'all about autism,' but instead centered on four distinct themes. (2019-03-21)
Antibodies from earlier exposures affect response to new flu strains
Research from UT Austin highlights role of immunological imprinting -- or how the immune system fights the flu after previous exposure to the virus via infections or vaccinations -- in the elicitation of new antibodies. (2019-03-20)
When is best time to get flu shot? Analysis compares scenarios
When flu season peaks after mid-winter, tens of thousands of influenza cases and hundreds of deaths can likely be avoided if older adults wait until October to get their flu immunization. (2019-03-14)
Hepatitis B vaccination in preadolescents lowered the disease incidence rate in Catalonia
Introducing hepatitis B vaccine in preadolescents meant a decline in the disease incidence rate by 52 percent according to a study in which the University of Barcelona took part. (2019-03-13)
'Virtual focus groups' uncover clues to rural and urban HPV vaccination disparities
Researchers at Virginia Commonwealth University Massey Cancer Center and Dartmouth College have harnessed the power of social media to understand differences in attitudes and behaviors about human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination among hundreds of thousands of parents living in rural and urban areas. (2019-03-13)
Getting a flu shot while hospitalized lowers the chance of a heart attack
There's now another reason to get your yearly flu shot. (2019-03-07)
Study shows success of measles vaccine campaigns in India
A mass measles vaccination campaign saved tens of thousands of children's lives in India between 2010 and 2013, according to a report published today in eLife. (2019-03-05)
Reevaluating pneumococcal vaccine guidance: An analysis
If mitigating racial disparities in those who contract pneumococcal diseases, such as meningitis and pneumonia, is a top public health priority, then recommending that all adults get a pneumococcal vaccine at age 50 would likely be effective guidance. (2019-03-04)
Research shows link between rise of European populism and vaccine hesitancy
There is a significant association between the rise of populism across Europe and the level of mistrust around vaccines, according to a study by Queen Mary University of London. (2019-03-01)
Typhoid vaccine may protect against other infections
New research by the University of Liverpool and Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine shows that vaccination with weakened strains of Salmonella may also protect against other infections. (2019-02-27)
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