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  1. Rotavirus Vaccine a Success Story

    Oct. 27, 2008 (Washington, D.C.) -- A vaccine against rotavirus, an infectious disease that causes potentially deadly diarrhea in infants, has led to a remarkable drop in hospitalizations and visits to the emergency room, researchers say. Since it was introduced two years ago, the RotaTeq vaccine ha

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  2. 25% of Teen Girls Got HPV Vaccine

    Oct. 9, 2008 - One in four U.S. teenage girls has been vaccinated against the sexually transmitted human papillomavirus (HPV), the CDC says. The finding comes from data collected in 2007 in the CDC's second annual survey of teen vaccine coverage. It's the first look at how well the HPV vaccine was a

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  3. Gardasil Approved to Target More Cancers

    Sept. 12, 2008 -- The FDA today announced that the vaccine Gardasil may be used to prevent some cancers of the vulva and vagina in girls and women ages 9-26. Gardasil is already approved to help prevent a leading cause of cervical cancer in women of that same age range. Gardasil targets four strains

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  4. Childhood Vaccination Rates High

    Sept. 4, 2008 -- Childhood vaccination rates are at or near record highs, the CDC announced today. Most parents are vaccinating their kids, with less than 1% of children not getting any vaccines by age 19-35 months, according to a new CDC report. "The ongoing success of our nation's immunization pro

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  5. Measles Outbreaks Worry CDC

    Aug. 21, 2008 -- CDC officials worry that a surge in U.S. measles outbreaks means a return of the disease to American shores. In 2000, the CDC declared that measles no longer was spreading in the U.S. Since then, there have been an average of 63 cases a year that come from infections acquired outsid

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  6. New Children's Vaccines Added

    June 26, 2008 -- A CDC panel has approved a new two-dose rotavirus vaccine for infants, a five-disease vaccine for infants, and a four-disease booster vaccine for kids. The new combination vaccines would cut the number of shots kids have to undergo for protection against vaccine-preventable diseases

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  7. New Children's Vaccine Means Fewer Shots

    June 24, 2008 -- A new five-in-one vaccine means fewer shots are needed to protect babies and toddlers from potentially dangerous infections. The FDA has approved Pentacel, the first combination vaccine to protect children against diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis (whooping cough), polio, and Haemophil

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  8. Cities Get Grip on Measles Outbreaks

    May 19, 2008 -- Measles outbreaks that resulted in quarantines in two cities and 26 cases in a third now appear to be under control, health officials said Monday. Officials from New York City, Milwaukee, and San Diego said they were guardedly optimistic that measles outbreaks that sickened a total o

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  9. Measles Strikes 72 People in 10 States

    May 1, 2008 -- Measles has sickened at least 72 people in 10 states this year, according to the CDC. The CDC notes ongoing measles outbreaks in four states -- Wisconsin, Arizona, Michigan, and New York -- additional cases in Washington reported since April 25, and earlier cases in California, Hawaii

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  10. Child Vaccines: Some Parents Ill at Ease

    Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes probably wasn't thinking about child vaccines or parental rights when he said "the right to swing my fist ends where the other man's nose begins." But the intersection of private rights and the public good addressed by Holmes is a subject much on the minds

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