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New Vaccine Study: Childhood Vaccines are Safe (7/1/14) Children should get vaccinated against preventable and potentially deadly diseases. Period. That's what a project that screened more than 20,000 scientific titles and 67 papers on vaccine safety concludes this week. The review appears in the latest edition of the medical journal Pediatrics...

Screening for Hepatitis B Virus Infection in Nonpregnant Adolescents and Adults: U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Recommendation Statement (7/1/14)

Annals of Internal Medicine: Update of the 2004 U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommendation on screening for hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection

Influenza Activity — United States, 2013–14 Season and Composition of the 2014–15 Influenza Vaccines (6/6/14)

MMWR: During the 2013–14 influenza season in the United States, influenza activity increased through November and December before peaking in late December. Influenza A (H1N1)pdm09 (pH1N1) viruses predominated overall, but influenza B viruses and, to a lesser extent, influenza A (H3N2) viruses also were reported in the United States...

WHO Concludes a MERS-CoV Risk Assessment Mission in the United Arab Emirates (6/6/14)

World Health Organization (WHO): A team from the WHO and technical partners from the Global Outbreak Alert and Response Network has concluded a 5 day mission in United Arab Emirates...

CDC Publishes an MMWR Early Release Report on Record-Breaking Year in Reported Cases of Measles in the US (5/30/14)

MMWR: Measles is a highly contagious, acute viral illness that can lead to serious complications and death. Although measles elimination (i.e., interruption of year-round endemic transmission) was declared in the United States in 2000, importations of measles cases from endemic areas of the world continue to occur, leading to secondary measles cases and outbreaks in the United States, primarily among unvaccinated persons...