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VACCINES NEWS - Page 11

Schools Close in Response to Most Severe Flu Season Since 2009
As flu cases continue to rapidly increase this season, school districts around the country have taken to closing schools in order to prevent the spread of the virus.
<I>Contagion</i>® Speaks with National Foundation for Infectious Diseases Medical Director on Influenza
William Schaffner, MD, explains what we can expect for the 2017-2018 flu season and how clinicians can ensure their patients get vaccinated.
Influenza Exposure May Lead to Heightened Risk in Future Pandemics
A new data analysis suggests that individuals born at the time of a flu pandemic are more susceptible to death in future pandemics.
Minas Gerais Declares State of Emergency as Brazilian Yellow Fever Outbreak Rages On
A total of 22 cases of yellow fever have been confirmed in Minas Gerais since July 2017 and 15 of those individuals have died.
 
WHO Recommends Yellow Fever Vaccine Prior to Carnival
The World Health Organization (WHO) has recommended visitors to Sao Paulo, Brazil, should consider getting the yellow fever vaccine before visiting.
US Flu Season Hits Its Peak
The Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) held a recent briefing on flu season as 49 states report widespread flu activity.
NJ Department of Health Warns of Potential Measles Exposure at Newark Airport
The New Jersey Department of Health issued a public health alert, warning of potential measles exposure at Newark Liberty International Airport.
FDA Approves Expanded Indication for Quadrivalent Influenza Vaccine
GlaxoSmithKline has announced that the FDA's Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research has approved expanding the indication for their influenza vaccine to include use in those 6 months of age and older.