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Oct 31, 2011

Oct 31, 2011

CDC 2009 H1N1 autopsy analysis finds other illnesses

(CIDRAP News) – In a study of respiratory tissue samples from patients who died from undiagnosed respiratory illnesses during the 2009 H1N1 pandemic, more than half were negative for the virus, shedding light on a host of other diseases that often had similar clinical signs.

Oct 27, 2011

Oct 27, 2011

Salmonella -tainted pine nuts sicken 42 in six states

(CIDRAP News) – Wegmans Food Markets yesterday recalled bulk Turkish pine nuts sold in most of its stores after health officials linked them to a Salmonella Enteritidis outbreak that has so far sickened 42 people in six states.

Oct 26, 2011

Oct 26, 2011

Revaccination not needed for jet injection flu shot recipients

(CIDRAP News) – The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said today that people who were immunized against flu with jet injectors, an off-label practice some pharmacies and health departments have recently used, don't need to be revaccinated with a standard needle and syringe.

Oct 25, 2011

Oct 25, 2011

CDC vaccine advisors recommend HPV vaccine for boys

(CIDRAP News) – In an effort to protect males against certain cancers and to indirectly protect women, the federal government's vaccine advisory group today approved a recommendation for routine vaccination of boys ages 11 or 12 with the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine.

Oct 25, 2011

Oct 25, 2011

Strict meta-analysis raises questions about flu vaccine efficacy

Editor’s Note: This article covers research conducted in part by CIDRAP researchers. Please note that CIDRAP News operates independently in relation to CIDRAP's research and policy programs.

See also: Public health groups say flu vaccine is best tool, despite limitations

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