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4/24/14 Documentary Film: The Invisible Threat
The film focuses on understanding the science of vaccination and the misconceptions leading parents to delay or decline life-saving immunizations. This 40-minute independent documentary, produced by award winning high school student filmmakers, has earned praise from more than 50 organizations, including the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Mayo Clinic, Johns Hopkins, and Every Child By Two, calling the documentary "powerful," "fast-paced," "well-balanced," and "impeccably produced."
4/24/14 Vaccine Trivia Game
4/16/14 Measles Outbreak Associated with Adopted Children from China — Missouri, Minnesota, and Washington, July 2013 (MMWR)
4/13/14 Lassa Fever Reported in U.S. Traveler Returning from West Africa (CDC)
4/11/14 Tickborne Diseases of the United States: A Reference Manual for Health Care Providers (CDC)
4/8/14 CDC Wins INFORMS Edelman Award, Leading Prize in Analytics, Operations Research for Polio Eradication
4/7/14 Alert: Polio in Equatorial Guinea (CDC)
4/7/14 Alert: Polio in Iraq (CDC)
4/7/14 Watch: Zika Fever in Cook Islands(CDC)
3/25/14 Combined Use of Inactivated and Oral Poliovirus Vaccines in Refugee Camps and Surrounding Communities — Kenya, December 2013
3/25/14 Update on Vaccine-Derived Polioviruses — Worldwide, July 2012–December 2013
3/25/14 National Center for Emerging Zoonotic and Infectious Diseases (NCEZID): Accomplishments 2013 – March 19 (CDC)
3/25/14 Meningococcal Disease Update (CDC)
3/21/14 Vaccine-derived polioviruses detected worldwide, July 2012–December 2013 (WER)
3/21/14 Government of Canada launches innovative mobile vaccine application (PHAC)
3/12/14 World Cup in Brazil (CDC)
3/12/14 CDC Vaccine Site Gets Whole New Look (CDC)
3/12/14 Multi-Vaccine VIS Being Revised (CDC)
3/10/14 Update: Avian Influenza A (H7N9) Virus - February 24 (CDC)
3/10/14 Rapidly Growing Nontuberculous Mycobacterium Wound Infections Among Medical Tourists Undergoing Cosmetic Surgeries in the Dominican Republic - Multiple States, March 2013-February 2014(CDC)
3/4/14 Wildlife Rabies on an Island Free from Canine Rabies for 52 Years - Taiwan, 2013 (CDC)
2/18/14 Updated Screening Checklist for Contraindications to Vaccines in Adults (IAC)
2/18/14 Updated Screening Checklist for Contraindications to Vaccines in Children (IAC)
2/18/14 Provider resource "Emergency Response Worksheet": updated (IAC)
2/18/14 Director-General celebrates polio-free India (WHO)
2/18/14 Infographics for Travelers (CDC)
2/11/14 Avian influenza (H7N9 and others) in China (PHAC)
2/11/14 Cholera in Cuba, Dominican Republic, Haiti and Mexico (PHAC)
2/11/14 Dengue Fever: Global Update (PHAC)
2/11/14 Dengue Fever: Global Update (PHAC)
2/6/14 Rubella (German measles) in Japan and Poland (PHAC)
2/3/14 Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices Recommended Immunization Schedule for Adults Aged 19 Years or Older — United States, 2014
2/3/14 Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices Recommended Immunization Schedules for Persons Aged 0 Through 18 Years — United States, 2014
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