initiative aims to educate health care professionals and consumers regarding the risks and prevention of hepatitis B.
William Schaffner, immediate past-president of NFID
and chair of the department of preventive medicine at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine.
The monograph, planned for publication in early 2008, will be the culmination of an 18-month project by The Joint Commission in collaboration with the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA), the World Health Organization (WHO) World Alliance for Patient Safety, the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI), and the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases (NFID
According to a 2005 report on adolescent vaccination by the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases (NFID
), school-based immunization requirements are by far the most effective means to ensure rapid and widespread use of childhood or adolescent vaccines.
"In 2002, West Nile virus produced the largest outbreak of arboviral meningo-encephalitis ever reported in North America, with 4,156 cases of the virus reported to state and local health departments," Stephen Ostroff, MD, CDC deputy director said at a press conference sponsored by the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases (NFID
) in Washington on July 16.
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Schaffher, medical director of the NFID
in Bethesda, Md.
CDC and seven other national organizations are collaborating with the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases (NFID
), Emory University School of Medicine, and the Emory Vaccine Center to sponsor a Clinical Vaccinology Course November 2-4, 2012, at the Hyatt Regency Miami in Miami, Florida.
BAKER is chair of the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases Childhood Influenza Immunization Coalition and is a past president of NFID
. She is professor of pediatrics, molecular virology, and microbiology at Baylor College of Medicine, Houston.
National Foundation for Infectious Diseases (NFID
) research has revealed some lingering misconceptions among parents about influenza and vaccination.
With more vaccine options than ever before and ample supplies available, the nation is poised to address remaining hurdles, according to public health and medical experts at the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases (NFID