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Press release: The European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (ESCMID) is calling on the healthcare industry to lead by example and implement universal flu vaccination for healthcare workers. ESCMID is encouraging all health workers to take personal responsibility and get vaccinated this season, particularly those who come into contact with high-risk groups.

 

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For the first time, a Chinese-made vaccine receives World Health Organization endorsement. The vaccine – formally known as SA 14-14-2 – protects children against Japanese encephalitis, a viral brain infection common in parts of east and south Asia.

Other Chinese-made vaccines are on the same tracks, like Hecolin, a hepatitis E vaccine, that was presented – for the first time on European soil – at the ESCMID Conference on the Impact of Vaccines on Public Health earlier this year. The presentation is freely available on the ESCMID website.

New ESCMID Study Group

EVASG is a newly formed ESCMID Study Group, which has started its activities in the field of vaccinology. The inauguration meeting was held at ECCMID 2013 in Berlin, DE.

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