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Dec 13, 2013

Dec 13, 2013
FluLaval Quadrivalent vaccine box and vial

Large trial finds 55% efficacy for 4-strain flu vaccine in kids

Results show about 55% protection in children 3 to 8 years old.

Dec 13, 2013
Mom taking kid's temp

US flu activity heating up

US flu activity showed a modest jump last week, with the clinic visits for flu-like illness rising above baseline for the first time this season.

Dec 13, 2013

News Scan for Dec 13, 2013

TB skin test shortages
California meningitis vaccine request
Shenzhen market closures
Pakistan polio attacks
Schistosomiasis in Yemen

Dec 12, 2013

Dec 12, 2013
Adult camel with young

Jordanian, Saudi camels have MERS-CoV-like antibodies

The camels were found to have antibodies to the virus or a close relative.

Dec 12, 2013
Influenza vaccination

CDC estimates flu vaccine's impact, early coverage

Flu vaccine uptake is up a bit, and the vaccine prevented 6.6 million cases last season, the CDC said.

Dec 12, 2013

News Scan for Dec 12, 2013

Mandatory HCP vaccinations
NYC flu vaccine mandate
Lyme carditis and death
Dec 12, 2013

Food Outbreak Scan for Dec 12, 2013

E coli salad outbreak over
Botulism in Texas

Dec 11, 2013

Dec 11, 2013

FDA completes plan for voluntary curbs on ag antibiotic use

Final guidance aimed at phasing out growth-enhancing drug treatment of food animals.

Dec 11, 2013

News Scan for Dec 11, 2013

Malaria progress
Plague in Madagascar
Ricin guilty plea
Dec 11, 2013

Flu Scan for Dec 11, 2013

H7N9 at live markets
Global flu activity

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