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The Increasing Public Health Burden of Atopic Dermatitis
A recently published review article analyzed the epidemiology of atopic dermatitis and its increasing prevalence, and found that it may be more common in adults than previously thought.
Vaccine-preventable Diseases in The Dental Arena
There are several diseases that pose a high risk in the dental healthcare setting; a review article highlights ones that are preventable by immunization.
Despite Progress Towards Global Eradication of Polio, Measles, & Rubella, Challenges Remain
In a recent webinar, the CDC and the HHS’s National Vaccine Program Office discussed global efforts being made to eradicate polio, measles, and rubella in the United States.
Measles Outbreak in Minnesota Linked to Drop in Vaccination Rates
Health officials in Minnesota have linked the state’s biggest measles outbreak in decades to anti-vaccination efforts centered on one immigrant community.
CDC Reports on Historical Link Between Anthrax Cases and Shaving Brushes
A shift in materials used in developing shaving brushes in the United States and England during WWI may have resulted in an increase in anthrax cases.
University Mumps Outbreak Prevails Despite High 2-Dose MMR Coverage
The University of Iowa experienced a large mumps outbreak last year, despite almost 100% adherence to 2-dose measles, mumps, rubella (MMR) vaccine schedule, which begs the question, is it time to start recommending a 3-dose schedule?
Pet Monkeys Could Play A Role in Eradicating Yaws
Despite initial attempts by WHO to eradicate yaws from Asia, several island nations in Asia continue to report active cases of the disease in humans.
Measles Outbreaks Can Occur in Intense Exposure Settings Despite High Immunity Levels
In populations with high presumptive immunity to measles, the infection can still spread when there is intense contact between patients or high levels of exposure.
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