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Daily News 2016-02-12


Santa Clara Student Got Meningitis Despite New Vaccine

INDIANA LEGISLATION (2016) MANDATES 8 vaccines for hospital employment - SB 162  INDIANA  (PASSED SENATE UNOPPOSED)

Manufactured Medical Consent Versus Informed Consent by Anne Dachel - Age of Autism

Meningocaccal B vaccines produced in E. coli

Keeping the conversation open: A physician’s thoughts on vaccination by Michelle Veneziano, D.O.

Single mother-of-three paralysed from the face down after getting free flu injection at the hospital where she worked

Protein Sciences and UNIGEN Reach Agreement to Source Flublok® Influenza Vaccine from Japan - Expanded capacity could supply up to 25 million doses to U.S. market

No Jab, No Pay policy sees rise in vaccinations in Greater Dandenong

Utah bill proposes online courses for parents who exempt kids from vaccinations

Why are musicians giving vaccination advice - and why is the Internet listening?

New initiative educates students about importance of vaccines (video)

Cops terrorize family after they speak out about vaccine reaction

Why Is Donald Trump Reviled By The Anti-Vaccination Movement?

Initiative That Would Shut Down Charter Schools In California Cleared To Gather Signatures

App Helps Determine if Pneumococcal Vaccine Is Needed - The PneumoVaccines app is simple but effective, says Douglas Maurer, DO

Many parents still don’t have their children vaccinated or exempted as Exclusion Day approaches

Vaccines versus superbugs - The outbreak of the Zika virus, like Ebola before it, has highlighted the risk that infectious diseases can pose to the health of entire countries -- and the importance of vaccines to the fight against fast-moving epidemics. Indeed, efforts are already underway to find ways to inoculate people against both viruses.

Medical trial in Tasmania studies impact of vaccines on elderly - A world-first research trial in Tasmania will look at the impact of vaccines on the immune systems of elderly people.

Zika tests Catholic position on birth control

Zika: Unfinished Business - Experts discuss the Zika-microcephaly link and the world's response thus far

UK-India call for wider use of vaccines

County Health Dept. Reminds Parents to Vaccinate Preteens

More PROOF Zika is Just Population Control….

The Vaccine that Killed 50,000,000

Researcher illegally shares millions of science papers free online to spread knowledge - Welcome to the Pirate Bay of science.

WHO: Zika Vaccines at Least 18 Months Away From Broad Trials

Brazil, Texas state hospital reach deal on Zika vaccine

Client Compensation for Vaccine Injuries

FDA Anthrax: Developing Drugs for Prophylaxis of Inhalational Anthrax Guidance for Industry (pdf)

CDC MMWR Local Transmission of Zika Virus — Puerto Rico, November 23, 2015–January 28, 2016

CDC Weekly U.S. Influenza Surveillance Report

CDC Situation Update: Summary of Weekly FluView Report

CDC Seasonal Influenza Vaccine & Total Doses Distributed

NYS declares influenza prevalent

Don’t panic about a flu pandemic - Fears of a mighty influenza strain striking us down, as in 1918, are probably unfounded. But we must keep researching to prepare for unforeseen events

Mexico welcomes first recombinant influenza vaccine

Vaccines Prove Effective and Cost-Effective

WHO stiffens Zika travel advice for women, airs countermeasure efforts

News Scan for Feb 12, 2016 - US flu ramps up; Two Saudi MERS cases; Yellow fever in Angola; DRC monkeypox outbreak; Global vaccine-derived polio; Harmless E coli in cheese

 

Expert busts 5 common myths about the sniffles and reveals flu strikes once a decade

Many people assume they have the flu, when in fact they're just suffering a minor cold. And some will steer clear from flu shots fearing the vaccination ...

MDHHS reports first pediatric flu death of season; Urges individuals to get vaccinated

This is an unfortunate reminder of how serious influenza can be, and MDHHS is reminding residents that it is not too late to get vaccinated for flu this ...

Metro Animal Control to host rabies clinic once a month

(WKRN) Metro Animal Care and Control will offer a low-cost rabies vaccination clinic once a month. The clinics will be offered the third Saturday of ...

Flu is here; NY orders unvaccinated health care workers to don masks

The state reported 86 percent of health care workers were vaccinated during the 2014-2015 flu season. That's up from about 60 percent in the ...

New York declares flu prevalent, orders safety steps

ALBANY Influenza is prevalent in New York, and health-care workers not vaccinated for the flu are now required to wear surgical or procedure ...

The flu is here and it's not too late to get vaccinated

The Health Department recommends that everyone six months of age or older receive a flu vaccination. This year's strain covers the most common ...

NY declares the flu prevalent, orders safety steps

ALBANY -- Influenza is prevalent in New York, and health-care workers not vaccinated for the flu are now required to wear surgical or procedure ...

Nigeria may not have money for immunization in 2017, expert warns

Wonodi who said this during a ministerial conference on immunisation in Africa held in Abuja said, this year only N4 billion was budgeted for ...

Keeping the conversation open: A physician's thoughts on vaccination

When I began to look into vaccine safety, I discovered many studies that ... quickly, perhaps in part due to the mandating of the hepatitis B vaccine.

Trending News: 9 Diseases You Can Get From Just Kissing

Yes, the flu is easily transferable by kissing, and it's a real bitch to get. There's a vaccine for it, but it changes every year to keep up with the mutating ...

Flu shot may protect against atrial fibrillation (irregular heart beat)

flu-shot-may-protect-against-atrial-fibrillation-irregular- A new study has found another possible benefit from the flu shot protection against atrial ...

How to make a Zika virus vaccine, in 4 not-so-easy steps

Sometimes a vaccine that appears safe in initial trials can produce ... medical researcher who helped develop vaccines for hepatitis and meningitis.

Walgreens offering meningitis B vaccinations in Santa Clara

Following reports of meningitis B cases in Santa Clara, CA, Walgreens announced that its 15 pharmacies there would offer vaccinations against the ...

Use vaccines as a weapon against antibiotic-resistant bacteria

In the UK, children are given a vaccine against meningitis C and Haemophilus influenzae type b. Undoubtedly, that has completely altered the pattern ...

Douma surgeon: Lack of immunization 'a global problem, not just a local issue'

Vaccines are a product distributed by government organizations and you ... We consider the spread of hepatitis A an epidemic because the disease ...

Blood vessels may grow unchecked in autism

He and his colleagues had collected postmortem brain tissue from 10 people with autism and 10 controls who ranged in age from 1 to 32 years.

Rosie O'Donnell apologizes for 'low-blow' autism joke

The remark has offended members of the National Autism Association, and a representative has told TMZ.com that O'Donnell "crossed all lines of ...

Researcher recommends more health information on cancer

The remaining two serotypes covered by Gardasil are serotypes 6 and 11, which accounts for over 90 per cent of all cases of genital warts worldwide.

Arizona State U Autism Treatment Effectiveness Survey

You are invited to evaluate the effectiveness of treatments for autism. Those include medications, nutritional supplements, diets, therapies, and ...

Greg Slaughter sick with measles, 'possibly' out first 2 games

Our immediate goal is to get off to a quicker start to the conference, but with Greg down with the measles and possibly missing the first two games, ...

Health Beat: Prudishness Doesn't Justify Opposing HPV Vaccinations

Researchers have been working on Hep C for decades, in hopes of finding a way to prevent infection by vaccination. But still, there is no shot yet.

'Kiss me again?' Lebanon's health minister doesn't think so!

Using hand hygiene and social distancing from people who have symptoms of flu, as well as vaccination with the Flu vaccine for people at higher risk ...

Somalia: Soldiers Among People Hospitalized in Hudur After Measles Outbreak

At least sixty people, including Somali National Army (SNA) soldiers were hospitalized in Hudur and nearbt villages after a measles outbreak, ...

Swansea graduate appointed ambassador for autism

Having been informed he suffered from autism at the age of 16, this is what spurred him on to raise awareness. He was even asked to speak at a ...

County's cervical cancer rate prompts campaign proposal

The goal of the project is to educate the community about HPV and vaccines that prevent cervical cancer, while also providing information about anal, ...

Flu arrives in Kansas

The arrival of our first influenza cases of the season serve as an important reminder that it is not too late to get your flu vaccine, said Kansas ...

Vaccinations offered as school hit by hepatitis outbreak

A MAJOR vaccination programme has been carried out at a school after an outbreak of a 'rare' virus. The treatment was made available to all staff and ...

Diarrhoea, meningitis vaccines to be part of universal immunization

Diarrhoea, meningitis vaccines to be part of universal immunization ... a pilot project to study the feasibility of introducing a cervical cancer vaccine as ...

Rabies vaccine requirement for pets gains momentum in state Legislature

Current law allows local governments to determine whether pet owners must vaccinate their pets against rabies. The legislation would impose a ...

Testing key in detecting, preventing cervical cancer

Brazell said with HPV being the leading cause of cervical cancer, that's why she is an advocate for boys and girls to get the HPV vaccine between the ...

Utah bill proposes online courses for parents who exempt kids from vaccinations

SALT LAKE CITY Polio, measles, whooping cough and chicken pox used to be widespread, but thanks to vaccines most U.S. children avoid these ...

Recommended vaccinations for school girls to prevent cancer

HPV vaccination is recommended for girls aged 11 and 12 years as it is ideal for females to get the vaccine before they become sexually active and ...

High-risk groups should be screened for hepatitis C and treated, Knesset told

Hepatitis C is caused by the HCV virus and is spread mostly by ... There is no vaccine against hepatitis C, even though there are vaccines against ...

Govt prioritises rotavirus and pneumococcal disease vaccination under immunisation programme

The pneumococal disease vaccine is likely to be introduced by the year end in the national immunisation programme. ... rabies, DTP pentavalent combination, chicken-pox, TT/Tdap booster, flu/influenza, hepatitis- B and hepatitis- A.

What You Can Learn From New Orleans Rapper Kevin Gates' Unorthodox Parenting

(Photo : Joe Raedle/Getty Images) MIAMI, FL - JANUARY 28: Miami Children's Hospital pediatrician Dr. Amanda Porro, M.D administers a measles ...

Polio campaign to target almost 5m children

The Supplementary Polio Immunisation Campaign will take place from February 20 to 22, National Immunisation Day (NID). The campaign will target ...

There's Still Time To Get Your Flu Shots, Napa Valley!

Napa County Public Health and the CDC continue to strongly encourage influenza vaccination for everyone 6 months of age and older as the safest ...

The Best Critique of Alternative Medicine Ever

Paul Offit - Do You Believe opt in Magic?: The Sense and Nonsense of Alternative Medicine He which has also authored or co-authored many courses ...

Fattest Week of Flu Season? Health Agency Reports 266 Cases

It's time for flu shot season! Photo via smchealth.org According to the agency, 266 people came down with the flu last week, up from 192 the week ...

Dachel Media Update: Whoops! Pertussis Vaxxing is Waning.

They're talking about it all over the news. The current whooping cough vaccine doesn't work long term. Vaccine industry insider, Dr. Paul Offit, was ...

California vaccine compliance increased ahead of SB 277 enactment

California vaccine compliance increased ahead of SB 277 enactment ... in polio vaccinations; 0.9% in hepatitis B vaccinations and 0.9% in varicella ...

Last Week Was Peak Flu In San Diego

"The good news is that the vaccine is very well matched with the strains of flu that are in the community, and it is never too late to get your flu shot.".

OUR OPINION: Not too late to get a flu shot

This year's flu season may be weeks behind schedule, but that doesn't ... The good news is that this year's vaccine specifically protects against this ...

DDC reviews IPPI Phase-II preparedness

UDHAMPUR, Feb 10: To review the preparedness of Intensive Pulse Polio Immunization (IPPI) Phase 2 campaign in the district, a meeting of District ...

Meningococcal vaccines required for students in grades seven, 12

State law requires each parent or guardian to provide the school with an immunization record from a health care provider, health department or official ...

5 Things To Read Today: Sanders, Trump Win New Hampshire, Ebola Haunts 'Burial Boys,' And ...

At the height of the Ebola outbreak, West African countries that had no more than a roomful of doctors and too few nurses threw thousands of ordinary ...

Zika virus found in brains of dead Brazilian infants, CDC says

Zika virus found in brains of dead Brazilian infants, CDC says ... He said his agency is exploring "multiple Zika virus vaccine candidates" using ...

Religious scholars to highlight importance of polio vaccination

Religious scholars from different schools of thought, have unanimously decided to highlight the importance of oral polio vaccine and its importance for ...

Indiana University investigating 2 mumps cases

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) Indiana University is investigating two confirmed cases of mumps on the Bloomington campus that so far appear ...

Indiana University is investigating two confirmed cases of mumps on the Bloomington campus that ...

She says mumps is generally a mild illness and usually lasts about five days. It typically starts with a low-grade fever. Other symptoms include ...

CDC confirms link between Zika and microcephaly

However, Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell said the administration does not want to tap into the remaining Ebola funds, even ...

CDC confirms link between Zika, microcephaly in Brazilian babies who died

WASHINGTON The Centers for Disease Control has identified the Zika virus in the tissue of two ... There is no vaccine to prevent the disease.

Low vaccination rates put Utah schools at risk of outbreaks

The Deseret News reports that Utah Department of Health immunization program manager Rich Lakin says that in most cases, about 90 percent of a ...

Will More States Ban Childhood Vaccine Exemptions?

... according to analysts at Columbia University's School of Public Health, who ... The study also shows that the bans result in high immunization rates.

70 per cent of patients think doctors are being 'unreasonable' about this issue

Nearly 70 per cent of survey respondents said it was unreasonable for healthcare workers to decline pertussis (whooping cough) immunisation, with ...

Ebola: Sequencing on the ground

The West African Ebola epidemic that began in 2014, and still threatens to re-emerge, prompted a flurry of efforts to sequence the genome of the virus ...

Flu Shot May Guard Against Irregular Heart Rate: Study

Flu vaccination was consistently associated with a lower risk of atrial ... the study suggests the flu vaccine has broader potential public health benefits.

2 cases of mumps confirmed on IU campus

To prevent the spread of mumps, IU advises the campus and Bloomington community learn more about mumps. According to the Centers for Disease ...

Two student cases of mumps reported at IU

Two cases of mumps are being investigated on campus, according to an email from IU Provost Lauren Robel. The two cases are not believed to be ...

Mumps cases confirmed at IU Bloomington

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- Two cases of mumps have been confirmed on IU Bloomington's campus over a two-week period. The university released a ...

The world's least visited countries with NO tourists in sight

The Ebola outbreak is largely to blame for the drop in tourists in 2015 from 2014. Just 24,000 visited the African country last year, 44,000 less than the ...

Low vaccination rates put Utah schools at risk of outbreaks

Low vaccination rates put Utah schools at risk of outbreaks ... a community gains when most members are vaccinated against an infectious disease.

Mumps cases reported on IU Bloomington campus

Indiana University is investigating two confirmed cases of mumps on the Bloomington campus, according to a press release from the university.

Boulder's Grillo Center: Booster for pneumonia vaccine?

Pneumococcal bacteria can cause pneumonia. It also can cause sepsis, meningitis and complications such as heart problem, seizures and paralysis.

IU confirms 2 cases of mumps on campus

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (21Alive) -- Indiana University officials confirmed on Wednesday that two cases of mumps were found on the Bloomington ...

2 mumps cases confirmed at IU Bloomington

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (WISH) Indiana University is investigating two confirmed cases of mumps on the Bloomington campus. Officials say the cases ...

Indiana University confirms 2 cases of mumps at Bloomington campus

Symptoms for the mumps include fever, headache, muscle aches, fatigue, loss of appetite and swollen and tender salivary glands under the ears on ...

IU Investigating Confirmed Mumps Cases On Bloomington Campus

(BLOOMINGTON)- Indiana University is investigating two confirmed cases of mumps on the Bloomington campus. The cases were identified two ...

Rapid Diagnostic Tests Should Be Used To Screen Patients For Ebola

Rapid tests should have been used to screen patients [during the Ebola outbreak in West Africa], with all who test positive sent for confirmatory testing ...

Three-foot-tall man left crippled by polio looks after his stepmother

A man whose limbs were left irreparably damaged by polio as a young child has spoken out about his dream to be able to help his elderly stepmother ...

CDC recommends MenB, HPV vaccines for adults

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has updated its immunization schedule for adults, and it includes a number of changes ...

United Nations leader hired to head Paul Allen's philanthropic efforts

... Foundation distributed $47 million in grants, focusing on brain and cell science, wildlife conservation, climate change, Ebola, and arts and culture.

Covering Zika? Don't make the same mistakes journalists made with Ebola

When the first case of Ebola hit the U.S. in 2014, it happened to be in a city with a newspaper that had a "subject matter expert." That's a wonky way of ...

Oregon Immunization Program Reminds Parents That Exclusion Day is the 17th

A new law Senate Bill 895 requires students who were previously allowed non-medical religious exemptions to get the immunization or complete a ...

Zika virus race on in the battle find a vaccine

The mosquito-borne disease is similar to dengue and yellow fever, ... of the US National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, a vaccine is still ...

Anti-Vaxxers Find Home on Pinterest

Of the 800 vaccine pins analyzed in the study, 74% were decidedly anti-vaccine ... Vaccine rejection carries significant public health implications, and ...

Applying to Zika the forgotten lessons of Ebola

While Ebola ultimately burned out after claiming the most vulnerable victims, Zika's easier transmission, and less-deadly outcome, means it will ...

Flu shots available at TC Public Health

17 and from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. Feb. 24. Flu vaccination is also available by appointment. Call Trinity County Public Health at 623-8209 to schedule an ...

Last Ebola patient in Sierra Leone released: official

Daffae said the patient contracted the disease from her relative, a 22-year-old student who died of the Ebola virus in Magburaka, Tonkolili district of the ...

Study: Teenage weed use may hurt verbal skills later

People who smoked weed regularly as teenagers remembered fewer words as they entered middle age, according to a new study published online by ...

ACIP updates vaccination guidelines for 2016

The purpose of the recommended immunization schedule is to protect infants and children by providing immunity early in life, before they are ...

Real-time Ebola fusion system yields clues to stopping infection

Researchers have developed the first real-time system to watch directly through the microscope as Ebola-like virus particles fuse with human cells to ...

West Nile, Ebola And Now, Zika Virus: Why Do Infectious Diseases Make Their Way To Dallas?

Why Dallas? A recurring question after major viruses like West Nile, Ebola and Zika all have started abroad but have managed to arrive in the city one ...

Sierra Leone News: Red Cross saves village with local technology

Sand Sand Water Paloko' a village on the outskirt of Waterloo, was a domicile for malaria, cholera and diarrhea prior to the ebola outbreak. During the ...

Sierra Leone News: Ebola countdown starts again

Director of Communications at the Public Health Emergency Centre (EOC), Sidi Yaya Tunis has told Awoko that the only patient admitted at the Military ...

New guidance for pets exposed to rabies

In humans, if they're pre-exposure vaccinated and exposed to rabies, we ... Dr. Brown, state public health veterinarian for Massachusetts as well as ...

Learning from Ebola to advance healthcare analytics in fight against Zika

During the Ebola outbreak Orange Telecom in Senegal handed over anonymised voice and text data from 150,000 mobile phones to Flowminder, ...

Ebola's 'burial boys' battle depression and addiction with no hope of help

Sierra Leone's Red Cross Society Burial Team 7 carrying the corpse of a child in Freetown. Picture: AFP/ FRANCISCO LEONG ...

Despite Media, Parents Unaware of Disneyland Measles Outbreak

Parents who were most aware of the outbreak had the highest levels of confidence in and support for immunization mandates; however, they also ...

Health needs study spurs new programs

Shortly after Teton County's Community Health Needs Assessment was ... Public Health offered walk-in vaccination clinics two days a week this past ...

Mali: New Data Confirms Immunisation As Best Buy in Public Health

A Johns Hopkins University study on the economic value of vaccines has confirmed what donors and policy makers have long suspected ...

Monkeypox outbreak: Dozens of cases reported in Bas-Uele District, DRC

Infection with monkeypox is not as serious as its cousin, smallpox; however, human deaths have been attributed to monkeypox. According to the CDC, ...

Nigeria cracked polio. So why does it have 3.5 million unvaccinated babies?

Estimates based on the administration of three doses of the diphtheria-pertussis-tetanus vaccine show that in 2014 Nigeria had more than 2 million ...

Sanofi net profit dips by over 75% in Q4 to 334 million

Vaccines sales improved due to influenza and adult booster vaccines and meningitis/pneumonia vaccines in the US as well as polio/pertussis/hib ...

Obama admin says it wont use Ebola funding to combat Zika

Washington - The Obama administration on Tuesday rejected a Republican suggestion to use money Congress provided to fight the Ebola virus to ...

In India, 150 children are born with Clubfoot every day. Guess what? It has a non-surgical CURE!

After becoming a polio-free nation, can India overcome Clubfoot too? With 170 designated clinics in 25 states so far, CURE International India Trust ...

Sierra Leone Now Counting Down to Become Ebola-Free Country

Medical officials revealed on Monday that the last known Ebola patient in Syria has been released from the hospital. A six-week countdown has ...

Public health officials encourage vaccinations for preteens

Humboldt County public health officials are calling attention to California's Tdap requirement for incoming seventh grade students and other ...

Sierra Leone's last Ebola patient discharged

The last known Ebola patient in Sierra Leone, the aunt of a young woman who died of the virus in January, has been cured and discharged, health ...

Santa Clara University students with meningitis released from hospital

Although many Santa Clara students had to wait a long time to receive their vaccination, public health officials said the scale and speed with which the ...

Vaccine News & Update: Study Suggests That Expanding Vaccine Use Could Lead To Great Savings

A new study performed by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health has found that vaccinations are not only an excellent ...

Santa Clara: Students with meningitis released from hospital

Public health officials said two of the ill students developed meningitis as a ... The vaccine protects against the serogroup B strain of meningococcal ...

Students with meningitis released from hospital

... the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, provided the doses of the vaccine for the purpose of outbreak response and control and will provide ...

Editorial: Don't panic over Zika virus

Obama told CBS This Morning on Monday that the good news was, unlike with the Ebola virus, people don't die of Zika. Unfortunately the response ...

With more parents choosing not to vaccinate, Utah on brink of losing 'herd immunity'

But Lakin says the disappearance of infectious diseases from the U.S. is due to vaccines. Without herd immunity, an infection will snowball, Lakin said.

With more parents choosing not to vaccinate, Utah on brink of losing 'herd immunity'

With more and more parents choosing not to vaccinate their children, Utah's ... 90 percent of its members are vaccinated against infectious disease.

Probable mumps case in Two Rivers District

Holdrege, NE --- Two Rivers Public Health Department (TRPHD) reports that a probable case of Mumps has been identified within the TRPHD district ...

Fact or Fiction: Is there a link between microcephaly and vaccines?

University of Calgary Infectious disease specialist, Bonnie Meatherall agrees. A number of studies are continuing to look at this. A couple of papers ...

State health departments offering free flu vaccines

The Knox County Health Department will begin offering flu vaccines at no cost to patients on Feb. 9 at all three clinic locations. Nashville's Metro Public ...

Whooping Cough Case Confirmed at Dessau Middle School

PFLUGERVILLE, TX -- A Dessau Middle School student has been diagnosed with pertussis -- commonly known as whooping cough -- district officials ...

Student vaccination deadline Feb. 17

If parents want a nonmedical exemption, they can complete the new process and turn in two forms Certificate of Immunization Status and a Vaccine ...

Three-day anti-polio drive to begin from 15th

ISLAMABAD: The three-day anti-polio campaign will begin in the country from February 15 to administer polio drops to millions of children up to five ...

Whooping cough cases quadruple in NSW

... outbreak indicates that the government's public health messages are failing. ... "Despite her talking tough on the anti-vaccination movement, the Health ... Children are vaccinated against whooping cough at six to eight weeks of ...

Chimerix's new smallpox drug looks promising in animal tests

Chimerix recently received positive results concerning smallpox drug brincidofovir, which has been able to act against smallpox in animal subjects.

Setting up Immunization Programs for Success: New Articles Published in Health Affairs

Sabin contributed two articles to this issue, which delve into how countries can set up their immunization programs and their health systems as a ...

Teen vaccination rates low in Australia

... their health and potentially preventing the spread of infectious disease. We are urging parents to find, sign and return the vaccination consent form ...

Pflugerville ISD warns of whooping cough at Dessau Middle School

PFLUGERVILLE, Texas (KXAN) A student at Dessau Middle School has been diagnosed with pertussis, also known as whooping cough, prompting ...

Bangladesh: As Oral Vaccines Fall Short In Low-Income Countries, Researchers Look For Solutions

The vaccine is not currently paid for by Bangladesh's Expanded Programme on Immunization, which means that families have to cover the ...

Vaccines in Low-Income Countries: Reasons and Remedies for their Stunted Performance

Doctors started noticing in the 1960s that fewer children developed protective antibodies after getting the oral polio vaccine in Asia and Africa than in ...

Booster vaccine for whooping cough offers little protection, according to study

A booster shot to prevent pertussis or whooping cough among middle school-aged kids is found to offer only limited protection, according to a new ...

Late start to Northern Hemisphere flu season feels strong H1N1 impact

The CDC announced a clinician's call for Feb 16 to update health providers on flu activity in the United States and to share its latest vaccination and ...

Rabies vaccine requirement for pets gains momentum in state Legislature

Our local ordinances can vary from county to county and city to city, which fails to establish the appropriate public health baseline, said Rep.

MCHD: Mumps continues spreading in McLean County

BLOOMINGTON The mumps virus in McLean County continues to spread. The McLean County Health Department says there are now 10 cases of ...

Bexsero vaccine booster effective for waning immunity

... showed that a booster dose for the three-dose serogroup B meningococcal vaccine can overcome waning immunity after early infant immunization, ...

School kids must be caught up on shots

Children across Oregon who are not up to date on their immunization vaccines will not be allowed to attend school or child care as of next Wednesday ...

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Achieving universal immunization coverage will require strong, agile and cost-effective supply chains to ensure equitable access to vaccines and ...

Dangote, Gates commit $42m to make Nigeria polio-free

He said, Bill Gates' commitment to eradicating polio in Nigeria is clear. He has told me that immunisation is life-saving, cost-effective and a ...

Meningitis vaccine clinic returns to Knight Arena

Both days will have vaccinations available from noon to 8 p.m. ... Public health officials say it's not as easy to catch as the common cold and some ...

Meningitis vaccine clinic returns to Knight Arena

Both days will have vaccinations available from noon to 8 p.m. ... Students who participated in the CDC evaluation last spring and in October are ...

Knox County Health Department offering free flu vaccinations

Nashville's Metro Public Health Department began offering flu vaccine at no cost to patients February 8th. The flu vaccination can protect against ...

Last two Santa Clara University students released from hospital in good condition

County public health officials said the state used federal funds from an immunization program administered by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control ...

Mumps diagnosed in Winneshiek County

Mumps can be a serious disease if one has not had the recommended two doses of MMR (measles, mumps, and rubella) vaccine, according to Nancy ...

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