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Beyond Ebola, keeping patients and health workers safe

Dr Doussou Touré arrives for work at Coléah Medical Centre. She washes her hands from a bucket set up in front of the building, proceeds to a screening area where her temperature is checked and recorded and only then enters the bustling facility that she supervises.
 
“Ebola is under control now, but we try to keep up the infection prevention and control systems that were put in place during the outbreak,” Dr Touré says, pointing to several sturdy, brightly-coloured bins, each one designated for the disposal of varying waste matter.
 
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Nigeria: Measles - 1.6 Million Children for Immunization in Bauchi

Bauchi — About 1.6 million children will be immunized against measles in Bauchi State during the five days measles follow up campaign for Novermber 2015.
 
Bauchi State Coordinator of the Emergency Operation Centre, A Dada, disclosed this during a one-day Orientation Programme for Journalists on Planned Measles Campaign for November 2015 organized by the Bauchi State Primary Health Care Development Agency.
 
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UAE-wide measles vaccination campaign launching in November

The Ministry of Health will launch a national measles vaccination campaign on November 1st, 2015, to run until November 26.
 
According to Al Ittihad, The National’s sister publication, the campaign targets 1.5 million children, aged 1 to 18, and includes nationals and residents alike.
 
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Government rolls out measles, rubella vaccine

All health institutions, primary and secondary schools will from today until Friday be administering the new measles­rubella vaccine to children between nine and 15 years. Children aged between six and 59 months will also be given Vitamin A supplementation during the same period. According to the Ministry of Health and Child Care, this year’s national immunisation days were triggered by the quest to eliminate measles and protect children against rubella virus infection.
 
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HIV-Positive Youth May Lack Immunity to MMR Diseases

Children who contract HIV at birth may not have enough immunity to ward off measles, mumps, or rubella (MMR) as they get older, even if they have received the MMR vaccine, according to the results of a new retrospective study. The study results were published online June 9 in Clinical Infectious Diseases.
 
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Une méthode pour convaincre les anti-vaccins ?

Alors que la vaccination  est aujourd’hui en pleine tourmente et, qu’en France, le ministre de la Santé va jusqu’à proposer un « débat national » pour rassurer les parents qui n’ont plus confiance, une étude américaine se penche sur les méthodes permettant de convaincre les parents récalcitrants à faire vacciner leurs enfants.
 
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DE PLUS EN PLUS DE MÉDICAMENTS ET VACCINS EN RUPTURE DE STOCK

Le constat est alarmant. Selon l’Agence nationale de sécurité du médicament (ANSM), entre 2008 et 2014, les ruptures d’approvisionnement des médicaments ont été multipliées par 10 et, d’après Le Parisien, le phénomène s’aggrave de plus en plus rapidement. En effet, selon Issam Bouha, un pharmacien de Clamart cité par le quotidien, depuis mai, "300 médicaments s'affichent en rupture de stock sur les listings des fournisseurs".
 
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Pénuries de vaccins : les pharmaciens tirent la sonnette d'alarme

« C'est insupportable, comment peut-on manquer de vaccins en 2015 en France ? Si la situation dure des années, cela pourrait être dramatique en termes de santé publique, on a l'impression de devenir un pays sous-développé ». Voilà le cri de colère d'une pharmacienne installée à Nanterre (Hauts-de-Seine, 92) face à la pénurie de vaccins qui sévit actuellement en Ile-de-France.
 
 
Les tiroirs des pharmacies vides 
 
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De la pénurie à la controverse, le point sur la vaccination en France

Les difficultés d’approvisionnement depuis plusieurs mois de certains vaccins pédiatriques, couplées à des décisions de justice médiatisées et à une pétition relayée par les réseaux sociaux ont relancé le débat sur la vaccination des jeunes enfants en France. Vaccins obligatoires ou recommandés, en pénurie, critiqués… Le point sur une question sensible.
 
Quels vaccins sont obligatoires ou recommandés ?
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To vaccinate or not to vaccinate—2015

For a retired pediatrician, the present discussion about vaccinations after the Disneyland measles outbreak brings back a deluge of memories. How times and, yes, people have changed.
 
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