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2014-05-13 16:25:43

ATLANTA, May 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The following statement was written by Gary Evans, executive editor of the AHC Media infectious diseases group and long-time writer of Hospital Infection Control & Prevention. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140206/CL60818LOGO Though unrelated to the recent MERS case in Indiana, the second U.S. case of the emerging coronavirus is also a health care worker who was apparently infected while working in a hospital in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia....

Survey Finds More Children Receiving Vaccines
2011-09-02 05:27:57

  A Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report indicates that a higher percentage of children are receiving needed vaccines, despite fears that vaccines may cause autism or other health problems. The CDC reports that immunization rates for children aged 19-35 months for most vaccine preventable illnesses have increased or at least sustained high levels. Anne Schuchat, M.D., director of CDC´s National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases says,...

2011-08-09 00:00:29

Nation's leading immunization provider receives Partnership Award from the CDC. Scottsdale, AZ (PRWEB) August 08, 2011 Mollen Immunization Clinics, LLC (Mollen) announced today that the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has awarded the company the "Excellence in Partnering" award. Dr. Anne Schuchat, the Director of Immunization and Respiratory Dieseases at the CDC, presented the award, recognizing Mollen "for 10 years of excellence in effective stakeholder engagement and action to...

2010-12-04 06:10:00

Roughly one in three Americans have already been vaccinated this year as the flu season sets in, according to a health report Friday. That's about the same rate or even a little better than seasonal flu vaccinations at this time last year, Dr. Anne Schuchat, of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, told The Associated Press (AP). "We find that very encouraging," Schuchat said, noting that the flu season has yet to make similar headlines that were made last year during the global...

2009-11-26 07:25:00

On Wednesday U.S. health officials expressed concern over a trend towards increased incidence of bacterial infections in young adults who have contracted the swine flu. Though serious bacterial infections are not uncommon for patients suffering from the flu, the particularly high rate at which it is affecting young people"”typically the most resilient group against such infections"”has given health experts a bit of an alarm.  Dr. Anne Schuchat of the U.S. Centers for Disease...

2009-11-21 06:40:00

Officials with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Friday that the swine flu pandemic might be reaching its peak in the U.S., although the outbreak could hit several such peaks within a single season. "We are beginning to see some declines in flu activity around the country but there is still a lot of influenza," said the CDC's Dr. Anne Schuchat during a news conference. "It is still much greater than we would normally see this time of year," she said, adding that weeks...

2009-10-20 06:10:00

Amidst mounting indications that flu deaths may be reaching epidemic proportions in many states, US health officials state that deliveries of swine flu vaccine may take longer than expected. According to Anne Schuchat of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the news comes as eleven more children were added to last week's death toll, 10 of which have been confirmed in lab tests to have been from the H1N1 influenza strain. Schuchat also noted that 86 US children have died...

2009-10-17 07:40:00

Eleven more U.S. children died from H1N1 swine flu during the past week, a federal health official said Friday, adding that the disease is now so widespread it has surpassed epidemic proportions. Of the 86 children who have died since the new swine flu arose last spring, 43 deaths have been reported in September and early October alone, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported. During the past three years, deaths among children from the regular flu ranged from 46 to 88...

2009-10-10 07:25:00

Child deaths from the swine flu have shot up to 76 in the U.S., including 19 in the past week alone, said officials with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Friday. "Nineteen more pediatric deaths for influenza were reported to us this week. We're now up to 76 children having died from the 2009 A(H1N1) virus," said senior CDC official Anne Schuchat. "To put that in context, in the past three years, the total pediatric influenza deaths ranged from 46 - 88. We've...

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