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A Vaccine for Ebola?

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To learn more about this outbreak and the creation of new human vaccines, Vermont Medicine, a publication of the University of Vermont College of Medicine, talked to infectious disease experts Beth Kirkpatrick, M.D., UVM Vaccine Testing Center director, and Kristen Pierce, M.D., who have led vaccine studies for such global pathogens as cholera, West Nile virus, dengue, typhoid fever and anthrax.

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Is the HPV Vaccine Necessary?

As the school year starts in full swing many parents wonder if their child should receive the HPV vaccine, which is recommend for girls ages 11-26 and boys 11-21. There are a lot of questions and controversy around this vaccine, but many pediatricians say it comes down to protecting people from a leading cause of death.

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A New Report Examines First Reported Spread of Vaccinia Virus Through Shaving After Contact Transmission

A 30-year-old unvaccinated male security forces student is the first reported case of spreading the smallpox vaccine virus (vaccinia) across his face by shaving after he had inadvertently acquired the virus during combative training at the largest U.S. Air Force training installation, according to a recently released health surveillance report.

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Back-to-School Physicals, the First Exam of the Academic Year

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Between buying new backpacks and pencils, sneakers and jeans, parents should start thinking about getting their children into the pediatrician for a back-to-school medical exam.

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When a Health Risk Is Close to Home, Health Care Professionals Base Their Positions on Vaccines on Their Own Emotions and Personal Experiences

On what health care professionals basing their decision, regarding vaccines?

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New Vaccine Shows Promise as Stronger Weapon Against Both Tuberculosis and Leprosy

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A variant of the century-old vaccine Bacille Calmette-Guerin is superior to BCG in protecting against tuberculosis in animal models, and also cross protects against leprosy. Boosting that variant with a protein found in both TB and leprosy provides considerably stronger protection against leprosy.

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High-Dose Flu Vaccine More Effective In Elderly

High-dose influenza vaccine is 24 percent more effective than the standard-dose vaccine in protecting persons ages 65 and over against influenza illness and its complications, according to a Vanderbilt-led study published today in the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM).

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Preparation Takes the Sting Out of Childhood Vaccinations

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Shots hurt. But there’s a lot parents can do to ease kids’ pain and anxiety about vaccinations.

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Ebola Expert: University of Maryland School of Medicine Scientist at Forefront of Ebola Vaccine Development

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Childhood Vaccines as Kids Head Back to School; @ProMedicaHealth Pediatrician Available to Comment

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