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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

The University of Rochester has contributed research to a national effort to track the spread and health impacts of the novel coronavirus.

The group’s preliminary research, published this month in a report by the federal Centers for Disease Control includes data from 14 states, including New York.

National Cancer Institute

The number of people vaccinated against human papillomavirus in Monroe County has grown, though it’s still below the levels sought by government officials and vaccine advocates.

The increased vaccination rates come amid an effort by the New York state legislature to move forward a bill that would make immunization against HPV mandatory for children 11 years and older to attend school.

Clinical Infectious Diseases

Last year’s flu vaccine was less effective than public health officials had hoped, but research published this month indicated it still saved thousands of lives.

 

Rochester RHIO data used in federal vaccine study

Jul 30, 2018

The federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is using data from the Rochester Regional Health Information Organization to gauge the effectiveness of a vaccine.

The regional organization provided anonymous data from screenings for cervical cancer to the federal centers. That data allows the centers to evaluate the effectiveness of a vaccine for human papilloma virus, which can cause cervical cancer.