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Aug 27, 2019

Aug 27, 2019

News Scan for Aug 27, 2019

DRC Ebola totals grow
Papaya food safety concerns
Smoking and increased flu risk
Pertussis vaccine in older adults
Barriers to mosquito bites

May 12, 2015

May 12, 2015

News Scan for May 12, 2015

Pertussis prevention
Public health R & D
Avian influenza outbreaks

May 14, 2012

May 14, 2012

Washington, other states face pertussis outbreak challenges

(CIDRAP News) – Washington state is battling its biggest pertussis outbreak in more than three decades, and cuts in local health department budgets are among the factors reported to be complicating the state's response to the epidemic.

Sep 27, 2011

Sep 27, 2011

Analysts defend vaccine injury program's approach to evidence

(CIDRAP News) – The US Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP) sets a lower bar for evidence of vaccine-related harm than would be accepted in civil courts, but that's what it takes for the program to succeed in helping to protect the vaccine supply, according to a report by two Canadian analysts.

Feb 22, 2011

Feb 22, 2011

Supreme Court upholds ruling shielding vaccine makers

(CIDRAP News) – The US Supreme Court today upheld a federal shield law for vaccine makers in its ruling against a Pennsylvania family who claim that a Wyeth vaccine is responsible for their daughter's seizure disorder.

Oct 27, 2010

Oct 27, 2010

CDC advisors recommend steps to fill pertussis vaccine gaps

(CIDRAP News) – A federal vaccine advisory group today approved recommendations to fill some gaps in pertussis vaccination as a way to further protect babies who aren't yet fully immunized.

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