Human Papilloma Virus (HPV)

More are Positive About HPV Vaccine on Twitter Than Not

Like it or not, social media has become a driving force in the way many people get information on health topics.
 
And Philip Massey, PhD, MPH, assistant professor in Drexel University’s Dornsife School of Public Health, knows that health professionals need to stay current on what’s being talked about.
 
“It is not a question of, ‘ Are people using social media for health information?’ but rather, ‘How much are people using it and how can we help them find information that is valid and pertinent to their lives?’” Massey said.
 
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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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Vaccine in National Immunization Programme Update

WHO, UNICEF, and partners, are in regular dialogue with countries to support effective preparations.

Click here to access the downloadable PowerPoint file from the WHO website or simply click on the image below to read updates on vaccine in national immunization programmes.

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China needs tougher enforcement of vaccine regulation: WHO

China must strengthen regulation of its market for vaccines, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Monday, after a bust of an illegal black market drugs ring this month underscored the country's regulatory weaknesses.
 
Police have arrested more than 130 suspects over a scandal in which 310 million yuan ($48 million) of illegal vaccines was sold onto the market. The value of the illegal trades could be as much as $90 million.
 
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Afrique: Vaccination infantile - L'Afrique, le continent le moins protégé

La première conférence ministérielle africaine sur la vaccination a ouvert ses travaux, le mercredi 24 février 2016 à Addis Abeba en Ethiopie. Des ministres de la Santé, des Finances, des experts, des décideurs, des bailleurs de fonds et de la société civile réfléchissent aux moyens les plus efficaces afin de parvenir à une couverture vaccinale de tous les enfants du continent.
 
Etendre la vaccination afin de parvenir à une couverture universelle est le nouveau challenge que les dirigeants africains et leurs partenaires veulent se donner en matière de santé.
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Give HPV vaccine to men who have sex with men, government told

Government advisers have said the HPV vaccine offered to girls aged 12 or 13 to help protect them against cervical cancer should also be available to men who have sex with men.
 
The Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) recommends three doses for men aged up to 45 who attend clinics specialising in treating HIV and genitourinary conditions. There should be no lower age limit, it says.
 
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Study: Teens More Apt to Complete HPV Vaccine Series When Given With Other Shots

Could partnering the human papilloma virus vaccine with other, less controversial vaccines lead to higher compliance and completion rates and, ultimately, a drop in certain cancer rates?
 
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The science doesn’t support them, but Japanese anti-vaxxers are winning on HPV

TOKYO — Vaccines are a highly politicized subject in many countries. Just look at Donald Trump’s repeated claims in the Republican presidential race that childhood vaccinations cause autism.
 
In Japan, a vigorous debate is underway over the safety of vaccinations against HPV, a virus that can lead to cervical cancer. Opponents say the vaccines — which have been given to more than 80 million girls and women around the world in the past nine years — are dangerous and cause mobility problems that can sometimes be severe.
 
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HPV Vaccine Myth: Good Talks Needed

When people hear about vaccine deniers — anti-vaxxers, to some — they most often think about parents who are refusing to vaccinate their children. But there’s another type of vaccine refusal, and it’s important that we not ignore that. Doctors sometimes promote the use of some vaccines with less enthusiasm than others. Sometimes, they don’t talk about them at all.

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EU regulator finds no safety issues with GSK, Merck HPV vaccines

 European drug regulators have found no safety concerns linking GlaxoSmithKline's and Merck's cervical cancer vaccines with two conditions known as complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) and postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (POTS).
 
Concluding a safety review on Wednesday, the European Medicines Agency said its Pharmacovigilance Risk Assessment Committee (PRAC) found that "evidence does not support a causal link between the vaccines and development of CRPS or POTS".
 
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