NEW YORK — U.S. measles cases are continuing to jump, and most of the reported illnesses are in children.
Health officials say 465 measles cases have been reported this year, as of last week. That’s up from 387 the week before.
The numbers are preliminary. The 2019 tally is already the most since 2014, when 667 were reported. The most before that was 963 cases in 1994.
Outbreaks have hit several states, including California, Michigan and New Jersey. New York City accounted for about two-thirds of the U.S. cases reported last week. Read More.
Flu activity increased over the past week, squelching hopes of an early peak and leading at least 12 states to shut down some schools.
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Why is it so challenging to increase the number of people vaccinated against a known infectious disease, such as measles? A new research study from Dartmouth College shows that past problems with vaccines can cause a phenomenon known as ‘hysteresis’. Hysteresis means creating a negative history that stiffens public resolve against vaccination, says these Dartmouth researchers. Read On
Ensuring you have enough vaccines for your eligible patient population is a priority. In this issue of the NJ VFC Program Announcement, we address your frequently asked questions and review the steps for successful vaccine ordering. Read the VFC Announcement to learn more.
Prevention of Hepatitis B Virus Infection in the United States: Recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices
The 2018 statement incorporates guidance for vaccination and testing of people at occupational risk for hepatitis B virus exposure (such as healthcare providers), including persons vaccinated as infants or adolescents who now test negative for anti-HBs.
The 2018 adult immunization schedule has also been approved by the American College of Physicians, the American Academy of Family Physicians, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, and the American College of Nurse-Midwives. Read On.