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8/28/14 Assessing and Mitigating the Risks for Polio Outbreaks in Polio-Free Countries - Africa, 2013–2014 (CDC)
8/28/14 Update on Cases of Delayed Hemolysis After Parenteral Artesunate Therapy for Malaria - United States, 2008 and 2013 (CDC)
8/20/14 Interim Guidance for Environmental Infection Control in Hospitals for Ebola Virus (CDC)
8/18/14 2014-15 influenza vaccination recommendations (MMWR)
8/18/14 CDC issues VISs for the 2014-15 influenza vaccine
7/31/14 ATHNA Stands by our colleagues in West Africa fighing the Ebola Virus outbreak.
7/16/14 World Hepatitis Day (CDC)
7/16/14 In honor of World Malaria Day 2014: Free Virtual Issue on Malaria (Travel Medicine and Infectious Disease)
7/11/14 Incidence and Spectrum of Health Problems Among Travelers to Laos
7/11/14 Sensitivity of Parasitological Tests in Imported Plasmodium vivax Malaria in Adults and Impact of Chemoprophylaxis and Attack Type
7/11/14 Skin and Soft Tissue Infections Following Marine Injuries and Exposures in Travelers
7/10/14 New study published in Pediatrics reinforces the safety of vaccination
7/7/14 Interim CDC Guidance for Polio Vaccination for Travel to and from Countries Affected by Wild Poliovirus
6/24/14 Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) recommends a preference for using the nasal spray flu vaccine in children 2-8 years (CDC)
6/24/14 Ebola Viral Disease Outbreak - West Africa, 2014 (CDC)
6/23/14 Free Editor's Choice Articles from ISTM
6/23/14 LeishMan Recommendations for Treatment of Cutaneous and Mucosal Leishmaniasis in Travelers, 2014
Johannes Blum et al.
6/23/14 Making Sausages
Glenn Wortmann
6/23/14 Effectiveness of Short Prophylactic Course of Atovaquone-Proguanil in Travelers to Sub-Saharan Africa
Eyal Leshem et al.
6/23/14 Malaria Chemoprophylaxis with Atovaquone-Proguanil: Is a Shorter Regimen Fully Protective?
Martin P. Grobusch
6/23/14 Results from Screening Immigrants of Low-Income Countries: Data from a Public Primary Health Care
Olga Hladun et al.
6/13/14 Malaria Outbreak in Egypt: Recommendations for Travelers
6/7/14 Hajj and Umrah in Saudi Arabia (CDC)
6/7/14 Ebola in Sierra Leone (CDC)
6/5/14 Editor's Choice Articles Journal of Travel Medicine (ISTM)
6/5/14 Ebola outbreak in West Africa(PHAC)
6/5/14 Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV)
6/5/14 Zika virus infection in Chile, New Caledonia and the Cook Islands
6/5/14 Schistosoma Haematobrium Infections Acquired in Corsica, France, August 2013 (Eurosurveillance)
6/5/14 Notes from the Field: Chikungunya Virus Spreads in the Americas - Caribbean and South America, 2013–2014 (CDC)
6/4/14 New WHO Polio Vaccination Requirements (CDC)
6/3/14 Free CE from CDC: Update on Vaccine Storage and Handling
5/30/14 2014 World Cup in Brazil (CDC)
5/27/14 NEW: World Cup 2014: Travelers to Brazil Urged to Get Flu Vaccine(CDC)
5/27/14 Rabies Death Attributed to Exposure in Central America with Symptom Onset in a U.S. Detention Facility - Texas, 2013 (CDC)
5/22/14 Dr. Tom Frieden, Director of CDC, on Responding to MERS (NPR)
5/20/14 Free iTunes app shows CDC recommended immunization schedules
5/16/14 Dengue Clinical Case Management Course (CDC)
5/12/14 Second Case of MERS-CoV Confirmed in Florida
5/2/14 WHO Statement on the Meeting of the International Health Regulations Emergency Committee Concerning the International Spread of Wild Poliovirus
5/2/14 Clinical Update: Destination-specific Guidance for Polio Vaccination (CDC)
5/6/14 CDC confirms first case of Middle East Coronavirus Infection (MERS) in U.S.
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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