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Human Papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine in immunocompromised children

Long term follow up of persistence of immunity following quadrivalent Human Papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine in immunocompromised children.  Research from Kirby Institute shows three dose schedule of… more
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Parents support “No Jab, No Pay” policy , but new research raises questions about equity

Four in five parents support the Australian Government’s controversial ‘No Jab, No Pay’ vaccination policy, but the policy may be disproportionately impacting low-income families.
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Flucast: A Real-Time Tool to Predict Severity of an Influenza Season.

New publication, Flucast: A Real-Time Tool to Predict Severity of an Influenza Season. Read more 
small pox virus

New research examines preparedness for smallpox attack

The study was conducted by the Kirby Institute at the University of New South Wales (UNSW) in Sydney, Australia and is the first globally to monitor health-system requirements for a smallpox… more
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Death toll of children due to acute encephalitis

According to ‘Acute encephalitis in India: An unfolding tragedy’ by Jai Prakash Narain, AC Dhariwal, and C Raina MacIntyre published in the Indian Journal of Medical Research (IJMR), between 2008 and… more
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What is encephalitis, how did 53 children die in India?

In the Muzaffarpur district of BiharWith the death of 53 children due to encephalitis in the Muzzafarpur district in the state of Bihar in India in the last 10 days, the scourge of this viral disease… more

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