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CDC Updates Guidance on Caring for Children Who May Have Zika

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by Melissa Jenco · News Content Editor

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has expanded guidelines on caring for children with possible Zika virus infection to include those up to 18 years of age.

Officials also updated an algorithm on caring for infants whose mother traveled to areas where the mosquito-borne virus is circulating.

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Zika Virus Update: CDC Activates Emergency Operations Center, Expands Travel Alert

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by Melissa Jenco, January 22, 2016 · www.aapnews.org

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) activated its emergency operations center (EOC) on Friday to better coordinate response to the Zika virus.

It also expanded its related travel warning to eight more regions as officials continue to explore possible links between Zika in pregnant women and microcephaly in their babies.

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What’s the Latest with the Flu?

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2015-2016 Influenza Season is Ramping Up

Flu activity is on the rise across the US, especially with more reports of severe influenza illness, particularly from H1N1. Most of the sicker patients are young to middle-aged adults, who have reportedly not been vaccinated. Nine deaths in children from influenza also have been reported this flu season.

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DC AAP Response & Guidance re: Immigration Raids

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ICE RAIDS ARE DETRIMENTAL TO COMMUNITY HEALTH

STATEMENT FROM WASHINGTON DC REGION COMMUNITY-BASED HEALTH AND MENTAL HEALTH CENTERS, HEALTH SECTOR ORGANIZATIONS AND WORKGROUPS

The Obama administration has confirmed that it is conducting immigration raids in the homes of mothers and children from Guatemala, El Salvador, and Honduras who entered the U.S.

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What’s the Latest with the Flu: Information from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)

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2015-2016 Influenza Season

Flu activity is increasing in the US, as would be expected at this time of year. There already have been 4 deaths in children from influenza. A recent Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report provides an update regarding the 2015-2016 flu activity.

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9-valent HPV Vaccine – Info & Guidance from CDC

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A 9-valent human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine (Gardasil 9, Merck & Co., Inc) was licensed for use in females and males in the United States in December 2014. 1,2,3,4 9-valent HPV vaccine is the third HPV vaccine licensed by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA); the other vaccines are bivalent HPV vaccine, licensed for use in females, and quadrivalent HPV vaccine, licensed for use in females and males.

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