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Research, Recommendations and Guidelines

2014

CDC Guidance for Evaluating Health-Care Personnel for Hepatitis B Virus Protection and for Administering Postexposure Management
HepB vaccination is not contraindicated for pregnant or lactating women.

2013

Prevent Group B Strep App for Obstetric and Neonatal Providers
"Prevent Group B Strep" is a standalone application that provides patient-specific and scenario-specific guidance consistent with the 2010 Guidelines for the Prevention of Perinatal GBS Disease. The app generates customized guidelines based on user input of patient characteristics.

Hepatitis B Vaccine Birthdose Practices in a Country Where Hepatitis B is Endemic -- Laos, December 2011-February 2012
With an estimated infection prevalence of >8%, HBV is considered highly endemic in Laos and is most commonly transmitted from mother to child during birth and early childhood. Health facilities can help prevent mother-to-child HBV transmission in Laos by ensuring vaccine availability, vaccinating all infants born in the facility, and enhancing outreach services for home births.

Prevention of Measles, Rubella, Congenital Rubella Syndrome, and Mumps, 2013: Summary Recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP)
The report presents the recent revisions adopted by the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices on October 24, 2012, and also summarizes all existing ACIP recommendations that have been published previously during 1998–2011.

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