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US Maternal Tdap and Influenza Immunization Rate Is Suboptimal

Maternal coverage with tetanus toxoid, reduced diphtheria toxoid, and acellular pertussis (Tdap) and influenza vaccinations between 2010 and 2017 remained suboptimal among large, geographically diverse cohorts in the United States. This is according to data published in the American Journal of Preventative Medicine. The data for this retrospective cohort study were extracted from the MarketScan…

Detection of Potentially Zoonotic Strongyloides Species in Canines

A form of the soil-borne Strongyloides nematode that infects humans has been identified for the first time in canine carriers in northern Australia. The findings by Flinders University environmental health researchers, along with experts in the United States, were published in PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases. The infective larval form of the Strongyloides spp resides in…

Investigational Vaccine to Prevent RSV in Older Patients Gets Breakthrough Status

Janssen announced that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted Breakthrough Therapy designation for their investigational prophylactic vaccine for the prevention of respiratory syncytial virus (RSV)-mediated lower respiratory tract disease in adults aged 60 years and older. RSV is a highly prevalent and contagious respiratory infection. It is the most common cause of bronchitis…
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