Hats Off to African Polio Eradication Efforts

Good news from Africa! The continent has not reported a single case of wild poliovirus in a year. While this is a significant marker, Dr. Hamid Jafari of the Global Polio Eradication Initiative at WHO cautions that the surveillance systems could have missed spot cases. This milestone is the result of close cooperation between governments, community leaders,…

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Flu Immunizations Help Keep Kids Out of the Hospital

Want to keep your child out of the hospital even if they get the flu? A single pediatric dose of the H1N1 vaccine administered at least 14 days before diagnosis was 85% effective at keeping the kids out of hospital according to Canadian research. A single dose is suboptimal, but in an emergency can be…

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