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Study Finds LAIV, IIV Offer Comparable Community Protection

AAFP Still Backs CDC Recommendation Against LAIV Use

08/24/2016 — A recent Canadian study found that children were equally protected by immunization with the live attenuated influenza vaccine compared with the standard inactivated influenza vaccine.

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08/19/2016 — A study published Aug. 9 by The BMJ explored the association between prenatal Zika virus infection and arthrogryposis multiplex congenita, which is characterized by joint contractures at birth.

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USPSTF: Evidence Doesn't Support Screening for Genital Herpes

Harms Outweigh Benefits of Screening Asymptomatic Patients

08/17/2016 — The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force has released a draft recommendation statement against routine serologic screening for genital herpes simplex virus infection in asymptomatic patients.

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AAFP, CDC Field New Tools to Augment Response to Zika Threat

HHS Secretary Warns of Dwindling Funds to Combat the Virus

08/10/2016 — As rapidly as information about the Zika virus is evolving, it can be tough to keep up. Here's a recap of news on the U.S. outbreak, including cases of local mosquito-borne transmission.

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