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4/16/14 Measles Outbreak Associated with Adopted Children from China — Missouri, Minnesota, and Washington, July 2013 (MMWR)
4/13/14 Lassa Fever Reported in U.S. Traveler Returning from West Africa (CDC)
4/11/14 Tickborne Diseases of the United States: A Reference Manual for Health Care Providers (CDC)
4/8/14 CDC Wins INFORMS Edelman Award, Leading Prize in Analytics, Operations Research for Polio Eradication
4/7/14 Alert: Polio in Equatorial Guinea (CDC)
4/7/14 Alert: Polio in Iraq (CDC)
4/7/14 Watch: Zika Fever in Cook Islands(CDC)
3/25/14 Combined Use of Inactivated and Oral Poliovirus Vaccines in Refugee Camps and Surrounding Communities — Kenya, December 2013
3/25/14 Update on Vaccine-Derived Polioviruses — Worldwide, July 2012–December 2013
3/25/14 National Center for Emerging Zoonotic and Infectious Diseases (NCEZID): Accomplishments 2013 – March 19 (CDC)
3/25/14 Meningococcal Disease Update (CDC)
3/21/14 Vaccine-derived polioviruses detected worldwide, July 2012–December 2013 (WER)
3/21/14 Government of Canada launches innovative mobile vaccine application (PHAC)
3/12/14 World Cup in Brazil (CDC)
3/12/14 CDC Vaccine Site Gets Whole New Look (CDC)
3/12/14 Multi-Vaccine VIS Being Revised (CDC)
3/10/14 Update: Avian Influenza A (H7N9) Virus - February 24 (CDC)
3/10/14 Rapidly Growing Nontuberculous Mycobacterium Wound Infections Among Medical Tourists Undergoing Cosmetic Surgeries in the Dominican Republic - Multiple States, March 2013-February 2014(CDC)
3/4/14 Wildlife Rabies on an Island Free from Canine Rabies for 52 Years - Taiwan, 2013 (CDC)
2/18/14 Updated Screening Checklist for Contraindications to Vaccines in Adults (IAC)
2/18/14 Updated Screening Checklist for Contraindications to Vaccines in Children (IAC)
2/18/14 Provider resource "Emergency Response Worksheet": updated (IAC)
2/18/14 Director-General celebrates polio-free India (WHO)
2/18/14 Infographics for Travelers (CDC)
2/11/14 Avian influenza (H7N9 and others) in China (PHAC)
2/11/14 Cholera in Cuba, Dominican Republic, Haiti and Mexico (PHAC)
2/11/14 Dengue Fever: Global Update (PHAC)
2/11/14 Dengue Fever: Global Update (PHAC)
2/6/14 Rubella (German measles) in Japan and Poland (PHAC)
2/3/14 Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices Recommended Immunization Schedule for Adults Aged 19 Years or Older — United States, 2014
2/3/14 Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices Recommended Immunization Schedules for Persons Aged 0 Through 18 Years — United States, 2014
1/9/14 First Human Avian Influenza A (H5N1) Virus Infection Reported in Americas (CDC)
1/8/14 Yellow Fever in Sudan Update (CDC)
1/4/14 Dengue Update (Government of Canada)
12/19/13 The 8 Word tagline:
Local transmission of chikungunya reported in the Americas
12/13/13 Chikungunya in Saint Martin/Sint Maarten (PHAC)
12/13/13 2014 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia (PHAC)
12/13/13 Measles: Global Update (PHAC)
12/13/13 Dengue Fever: Global Update (PHAC)
12/13/13 Chikungunya in Saint Martin, Caribbean (CDC)
12/12/13 MERS-CoV - THE QUEST FOR THE RESERVOIR CONTINUES (Eurosurveillance)
12/12/13 Progress Toward Polio Eradication in Nigeria (CDC)
12/9/13 Measles in Indonesia (CDC)
12/6/13 Rubella and Congenital Rubella Syndrome Control and Elimination - Global Progress, 2000-2012 (CDC)
11/25/13 Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV) (PHAC)
11/25/13 Typhoon Haiyan ("Yolanda") in the Philippines (PHAC)
11/25/13 Revised Wording to the National Advisory Committee on Immunization (NACI) Recommendation for Live Attenuated Influenza Vaccine (LAIV) in Healthy Children and Adolescents 2-17 Years of Age (PHAC)
11/25/13 Statement on the Use of Conjugate Pneumococcal Vaccine - 13 Valent in Adults (Pneu-C-13) (PHAC)
11/25/13 Video: It Doesn't Have to Hurt: Strategies for Helping Children with Shots and Needles (The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto)
11/21/13 Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines(CDC)
11/21/13 Chikungunya in Federated States of Micronesia (FSM)(CDC)
11/21/13 Zika Fever in French Polynesia (Tahiti)(CDC)
11/19/13 Vaccine Shortages and Delays (CDC)
11/18/13 Update: Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) - November 15 (CDC)
11/18/13 Update: Avian Influenza A (H7N9) Virus - November 15 (CDC)
11/14/13 Use of Japanese Encephalitis Vaccine in Children: Recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices, 2013
11/5/13 Dengue Fever: Global Update (PHAC)
11/5/13 Measles: Global Update (PHAC)
11/5/13 Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV) (PHAC)
11/5/13 Polio: Global Update (PHAC)
11/5/13 Rubella (German measles) in Japan and Poland (PHAC)
11/3/13 WHO Global TB Report
11/1/13 Global Routine Vaccination Coverage - 2012 (CDC)
11/1/13 Malarial Surveillance US 2011 (CDC)
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