Every newborn infant, including those born at home, is entitled to appropriate care, according to a policy statement issued by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP).
Most Chinese patients with confirmed avian influenza A (H7N9) are critically ill and 21 percent have died.
Social networks play a role in parents' vaccination decision-making, according to a study published online April 15 in Pediatrics.
A case of varicella death of an unvaccinated, previously healthy adolescent in Ohio was reported.
Varicella vaccination is effective for preventing varicella, with effectiveness lasting over a 14-year period, according to a study published online April 1 in Pediatrics.