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Dec 13, 2012

Dec 13, 2012

Global study notes progress against infectious diseases

(CIDRAP News) – Infectious diseases are causing fewer deaths and illnesses worldwide than two decades ago, with fewer kids dying, but younger and middle-aged adults are bearing more of the overall medical burden, according to a massive multipart study published today in The Lancet.

Nov 28, 2012

Nov 28, 2012

Experts: Make polio vaccine a travel prerequisite for some

(CIDRAP News) – A panel of experts that advises the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) is recommending that residents of polio-endemic countries be required to have polio vaccinations before they are allowed to travel abroad.

Jun 08, 2012

Jun 08, 2012

CDC: No widespread problem tied to vaccine storage errors

(CIDRAP News) – Some children covered by the Vaccines for Children (VFC) program may have received less potent vaccines because of improper storage temperatures, but the problem is probably not widespread, the US Centers for Disease Prevention and Control (CDC) said yesterday in response to a report from a federal auditor.

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