The move follows a measles outbreak that has sickened at least 67 people in Washington and 3 neighboring states.
The 2018 to 2019 influenza season has been low in severity so far, and overall vaccine effectiveness is about 47%.
In an effort to effectively address global health concerns, the WHO has announced the 13th General Programme of Work, a 5-year strategic plan spanning from 2019 to 2023.
Educational interventions delivered in a clinical setting may improve vaccination behaviors.
Health clinics in Clark County, Washington, are scrambling to meet the sharply increased demand for measles vaccination.
Research pathologists have developed and implemented a real-time Internet report to track influenza cases across hospital settings.
As a common hedgehog supplier has not yet been identified, the CDC is reminding pet owners to take proper precautions when handling these animals.
SHEA guideline reflects the potential for clinically significant cross transmission in the intraoperative environment.
Since it was first identified in 1976, Ebola has affected several African countries, most recently the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Public health interventions can go a long way toward meeting World Health Organization hepatitis C virus (HCV) targets.
It is vital to consider the antibiotic exposures of "bystander" pathogens, in addition to the target organism, and consequences on antibiotic resistance.
A statewide public health emergency was declared in Washington after a measles outbreak near Portland, Oregon.
The most cost-effective means of decreasing transmission of Zika virus is administration of the vaccine to young adults and women of childbearing age.
Although rates of AIDS-defining malignancies have declined in recent decades, cancer remains a leading cause of mortality in people living with HIV.
In-hospital stethoscope cleaning practices may only be partially effective at eliminating bacterial DNA.
Vaccine hesitancy has been linked to an increase in recent outbreaks of measles, pertussis, and other serious illnesses.
Adolescents infected with HIV have a greater risk for psychiatric hospitalizations compared with those not infected with HIV.
An integrated intervention for HIV care that combines systems navigation and flexible psychosocial counseling may improve use of ART and medication-assisted treatment.
Excessive numbers of negative clinical trials — many of which may be false-negative trials — are a major impediment to the advancement of critical care medicine.
A major challenge associated with hepatitis screening is the loss to follow-up that occurs in people who inject drugs.
Curtains surrounding patient beds become progressively contaminated with bacteria.
Active Choice Intervention Effective in Increasing Influenza Vaccination Rates at Primary Care PracticesOctober 04, 2018
Influenza vaccination rates decline as the clinic day progresses.
Wide variations in influenza vaccine coverage have been noted across healthcare personnel based on occupation and worksite.
The 2017 to 2018 flu season was made worse by two factors: strains that hit the very young and elderly especially hard, and a poor match-up between those strains and those in the flu vaccine.
Since 2015, California has seen many travel-related Zika virus cases, and as the population of mosquitos that spread the virus continue to expand across the state, there is a significant risk for new Zika cases.
Mandatory genetic testing may also constitute an undue threat to employee autonomy and privacy.
There is an opportunity to improve HCV treatment rates for people who inject drugs by integrating DAA therapy into current models of community-based addiction.
The relatively low rates of MenB immunization may be associated with the challenges in getting adolescents and young adults in for a routine doctor's visit.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the 2017-2018 flu season was one of the most severe — excluding pandemics — on record.
In an updated interim guidance, the CDC now recommends that couples wait at least 3 months before attempting to conceive after possible Zika virus exposure in the male.
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