PEM Playbook – Vaccine-Preventable Illnesses: Part 2

Originally published at Pediatric Emergency Playbook on September 1, 2017 – Visit to listen to accompanying podcast. Reposted with permission.

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In Part One of this two-part series, we discussed re-emerging infectious threats that may creep into our EDs initially unnoticed.

We continue from Part One with the rest of the dreaded thirteen, from varicella through meningococcus

Please listen to the Podcast for details; below are the supplemental visual associations and references.  

All images courtesy of the Centers for Disease Control, the American Academy of Pediatrics, and the World Health Organization.  Used with permission.




Haemophilus Influenzae



This post and podcast are dedicated to Megan Ranney, MD, MPH for her leadership in research and her advocacy in policy.  Thank you!

Please see Part One of this series.


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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Vaccines and Immunizations

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World Health Organization: Vaccines.

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