Low rates of pertussis infection in the 1990’s have given way to a dramatic spike in cases. In 2012, over 48,000 cases were reported, and 20 children died, most of whom were unimmunized infants. Larry Frenkel, MD explores the causes of the increased incidence in pertussis rates, and what should be done in his article […]
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The New Jersey Dept. of Health has issued New Guidance for Clinicians caring for patients in the context of the meningococcal disease outbreak at Rutgers University – New Brunswick. View the Frequently Asked Questions and Fact Sheet for more information. Related Links FDA Approval Letter Trumenba Web Page on FDA Website Trumenba Package Insert
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On November 4th the New Jersey Immunization Network (NJIN) and the American College of Physicians (ACP) hosted an Adult Immunization Summit at Princeton University. The Summit brought together leaders in healthcare, business, government, academia and medical research to discuss how increasing adult immunization rates can improve public health in New Jersey. The Summit featured nationally recognized […]
This guide tells you what you should know for the 2015-2016 influenza season. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
BY DR. BENARD DREYER It was late afternoon on a Friday when I got the call that there was a 5-year-old child with pneumococcal meningitis in the emergency room that needed to be admitted to the hospital. It was the first case like this that I had seen in many years. Meningitis is an infection […]
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