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WHO/Europe holds annual laboratory networks meeting in Tunisia

The World Health Organization Regional Office for Europe held the annual meeting of its Measles/Rubella Laboratory Network and Polio Laboratory Network from Sept. 8-12 in Hammamet, Tunisia.
 
The meeting participants conducted a joint review of the networks’ performance in 2013-2014 and defined future priorities. The Hammamet meeting also allowed WHO/Europe to further strengthen its collaboration with sister networks in the WHO Eastern Mediterranean Region.
 
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'Rotavirus vaccine can reduce infant mortality'

The introduction of the Rotavirus vaccine in India is one of the most pro-people decisions as it has the potential to drastically reduce infant mortality, Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan said Wednesday.
 
Rotavirus is the primary cause of moderate to severe diarrhoea, morbidity and mortality for children less than five years of age in India, he said at the 11th International Rotavirus Symposium here.
 
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10 questions sur les vaccins et la vaccination

Les vaccins, c’est l’enfer ! Entre le carnet de vaccination perdu ou le médecin contacté en urgence qui ignore tout de notre situation, on ne sait plus vraiment où l’on en est dans notre calendrier de vaccins… Et si on mettait le nez dedans une bonne fois pour toute au lieu de laisser les choses s’enliser ?
 
Mon dernier vaccin date du collège, je dois faire lequel ?
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History of Anti-vaccination Movements

Health and medicine scholars have described vaccination as one of the top ten achievements of public health in the 20th century.[1] Yet, opposition to vaccination has existed as long as vaccination itself[2] (indeed, the pre-vaccination practice of variolation came under criticism as well: see this timeline entry for details).
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Vaccine website could increase uptake

Giving parents access to a dedicated website on the measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccine is the most cost-effective way to increase uptake, say experts.The study published in the British Journal of General Practice, recommends that a dedicated website be developed as part of guidelines on the MMR vaccine.
 
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Vaccine website could increase uptake

Giving parents access to a dedicated website on the measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccine is the most cost-effective way to increase uptake, say experts.The study published in the British Journal of General Practice, recommends that a dedicated website be developed as part of guidelines on the MMR vaccine.
 
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The Unbelievable Impact of Vaccines: US edition

“With the exception of safe water, no other modality, not even antibiotics, has had such a major effect on mortality reduction,” declared the WHO and UNICEF report on The State of the World’s Vaccines and Immunization. Don’t believe it? Think again. 

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USA: une étude confirme l'innocuité des vaccins

Les vaccins utilisés de façon routinière aux Etats-Unis chez les enfants contre différentes infections sont sûrs et ne sont pas liés à l'autisme ou à la leucémie, ne provoquant que très rarement des réactions graves, selon une étude publiée mardi.
En 2011, l'Institut de Médecine aux Etats-Unis (IOM) avait publié un rapport qui faisait l'unanimité du corps médical et concluait déjà à l'innocuité des vaccinations. 
 
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The Price of Prevention: Vaccine Costs Are Soaring

There is little that Dr. Lindsay Irvin has not done for the children’s vaccines in her office refrigerator: She remortgaged her home to afford their rising prices. She packed them in ice chests and moved them when her office flooded this year. She pays a company to monitor the fridge in case the temperature rises.

The security company can call me any time of the day or night so I can go save my vaccines,” said Dr. Irvin, a pediatrician. Those in the refrigerator recently cost $70,000, she said — “more than I paid for four years of medical school.”

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