Tuesday, September 04, 2007

This week in pandemic flu, emerging infectious disease news

Vaccines can play an important role in preventing infectious diseases and staving off disease outbreaks, although not enough people always receive recommended immunizations, recent news shows. Among the vaccine-related headlines and research reported by APHA's Get Ready News Twitter:

*Study: Few U.S. teens got new meningitis shot
*Hawaii offering free flu shots for kids
*Development of new tuberculosis vaccines: A global perspective on regulatory issues
*People with diabetes need influenza vaccinations

For links to dozens of news stories and resources on emerging infectious diseases, visit the Get Ready News Twitter. New information is posted each weekday, so check back often for updates.

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