UC plans to require vaccinations for incoming students starting in 2017

The University of California will require incoming students to be screened for tuberculosis and vaccinated for measles, mumps, rubella, chicken pox, meningococcus, tetanus and whooping cough under a plan set to take effect in 2017. Currently, the UC system only requires students to be vaccinated against hepatitis B, though several campuses have additional requirements. The plan — designed to help protect the health of students and campus communities — has been in the works for a year. But the need is more pressing than ever, given the current multistate measles outbreak and the re-emergence of other vaccine-preventable diseases among those not completely immunized. “I’m really excited that there’s support and momentum for this new immunization plan,” said Dr. Gina Fleming, medical director for the UC Student Health Insurance Plan. “We know that these preventive measures are effective.” Three-year phase-in The plan is being phased in over three years. The first phase focuses on building awareness among students about the upcoming requirement, with all fall 2015 incoming UC students receiving notification of the recommended vaccines and the process for making them mandatory. The intent of the plan is to set a baseline for all of UC, but does not prevent individual campuses from setting immunization standards for all students, or implementing the plan more rapidly. It was developed based on recommendations from the California Depar...
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Passengers from Wuhan, China, will be screened at J.F.K. beginning Friday night, and in San Francisco and Los Angeles starting on Saturday.
Source: NYT Health - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Los Angeles (Calif) San Francisco (Calif) Wuhan (China) New York City Viruses Epidemics Respiratory Diseases Airport Security Pneumonia Kennedy International Airport Source Type: news
Publication date: Available online 16 January 2020Source: The Brazilian Journal of Infectious DiseasesAuthor(s): Veronica Elizabeth Mata, Sonia Regina Lambert Passos, Maria Angelica Borges dos Santos, Sibelle Nogueira Buonora, Carlos Augusto Ferreira de Andrade, Monique da Rocha Queiroz Lima, Betina Moreira Costa, Yara Hahr Marques HökerbergAbstractBackgroundAlthough performance of rapid immunochromatographic tests (RITs) for dengue virus (DENV) serotypes 1, 2 and 3 is relatively settled, evidence on accuracy of RITs for DENV-4 are based on studies with small sample sizes and with discrepant results.ObjectivesTo asses...
Source: The Brazilian Journal of Infectious Diseases - Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research
This study compared the efficacy, in terms of reproductive performance, of a porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus (PRRSV)-1 or PRRSV-2 modified-live virus (MLV) vaccine against a dual heterologous PRRSV-1 and PRRSV-2 challenge. Gilts were administered either the PRRSV-1 or PRRSV-2 MLV vaccine at 21 days prior to breeding and were challenged intranasally with both PRRSV species at day 93 of gestation. Vaccination of gilts with PRRSV-2 MLV vaccine resulted in improved reproductive performance in sows (e.g. duration of pregnancy) and piglet health and overall viability (e.g. increase of the number of live-born ...
Source: Comparative Immunology, Microbiology and Infectious Diseases - Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research
ConclusionsThe costs of healthcare-associated infection outbreaks of antimicrobial-resistant bacteria can be significant. The productivity loss was much greater than the containment costs. Therefore, hospitals should meet the costs for prevention of these outbreaks.
Source: American Journal of Infection Control - Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 16 January 2020Source: Journal of Clinical and Experimental HepatologyAuthor(s): Shalimar, Subrat Kumar Acharya, Ramesh Kumar, B.G. Bharath, Gyanranjan Rout, Deepak Gunjan, Baibaswata NayakAbstractBackground/ObjectivesAcute liver failure is rare and associated with poor outcomes. The outcomes of ALF and predictors of outcome may vary as per the etiology. There is limited data on the predictors of spontaneous survival among patients with ALF of non-A-E hepatitis or cryptogenic etiology. We aimed to assess clinical course, complications, and outcome of non-A-E etiology ALF.MethodsIn this pr...
Source: Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hepatology - Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: research
The rare pneumonia-like virus has caused at least two deaths, and has spread from China to other countries in Asia.
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Source: European Journal of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases - Category: Microbiology Source Type: research
Date: Friday, 01 24, 2020; Speaker: Diane L. Bolton, Ph.D., Chief, Animal Models&Pathogenesis Section, US Military HIV Research Program; 33; 1N09
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