Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

California law led to an increase in childhood vaccination rates

A first of its kind analysis published today by researchers at the George Washington University (GW) found that a 2016 California vaccine law boosted protective coverage against measles and other serious childhood diseases ...

Pediatrics

Progress against child mortality lags in many Indian states

India in 2015 had more deaths among children under five than any other country and had large disparities in the under-five mortality rate between richer and poorer states, according to a study led by researchers at the Johns ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Child vaccination levels falling short in large parts of Africa

A study by the University of Southampton shows that several low-and middle-income countries, especially in Africa, need more effective child vaccination strategies to eliminate the threat from vaccine-preventable diseases.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Vaccination only way to halt childhood disease

Vaccination is the most effective and safe preventive strategy against many childhood infectious diseases. We can vaccinate effectively and safely against potentially lethal and debilitating diseases including measles, mumps, ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Should measles vaccinations be compulsory?

Following a measles outbreak in Rockland County in New York State, authorities there have declared a state of emergency, with unvaccinated children barred from public spaces, raising important questions about the responsibilities ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

High rates of MenB vaccination advised in university outbreaks

(HealthDay)—Achieving high serogroup B meningococcal (MenB) vaccination coverage is recommended following university-based outbreaks of meningococcal disease caused by serogroup B, according to a study published online ...

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