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Daily News 2012-12-07

David Kirby on Congressional Autism Hearing - from Huffington Post 12/6 - Age of Autism

Immunization Facts and Accusations: Are They Worth the Risk? (pdf) by Mayer Eisenstein, MD, JD, MPH - Homefirst

Leukemia: Positive Early Results For WT1 DNA Vaccine Clinical Trial

Profectus HIV vaccine advances in trial - Baltimore biotech’s candidate based on recombinant virus vector

Vaccine myth unraveling: 600% increase in Australian parents refusing vaccinations for children

Study finds influenza C in kids hospitalized with pneumonia

WHO official calls for reinforcement routine vaccines

Early-season rise in US flu activity continues

Update: Influenza Activity — United States, September 30–November 24, 2012

NEWS SCAN: BSE in Brazil, prosthetic joint infections, dengue in Madeira

CDC Seasonal Influenza (Flu) Health Care Personnel Flu Vaccination

CDC Seasonal Influenza (Flu) National Early Season Flu Vaccination Coverage United States, 2012-13 Flu Season

CDC Newsroom Press Briefing Transcript - Telebriefing on U.S. Influenza Activity and Vaccination Rates for Current Season

CDC Seasonal Influenza (Flu) 2012-2013 Influenza Season Week 48 ending December 1, 2012

CDC Seasonal Influenza (Flu) Seasonal Influenza Vaccine & Total Doses Distributed

CDC Seasonal Influenza (Flu) FluView Interactive

CDC Seasonal Influenza (Flu) Partner Success Stories

CDC Seasonal Influenza (Flu) Flu and Children with Neurologic Conditions

CDC Seasonal Influenza (Flu) Seasonal Flu Shot

How a zombie board game could improve vaccination education (video)

5 things to know about vaccines - With reports that the flu season has started early this year -- and that it could be worse than last year -- it pays to get vaccinated.

Online onslaught: Internet-based methods for attacking and defending citizens' organisations by Brian Martin

How vaccines save lives, grow economies

As leaders gather to discuss vaccines at the GAVI Forum, the United Republic of Tanzania introduces new vaccines for pneumonia and diarrhoea

Free Flu Shots on Larry: Google CEO Covers Vaccines for San Fran Kids

Shelby County Health Department distributing free flu vaccines

York County residents prepare for early flu season

Free flu vaccines offered at TN county health departments

Where to Get Flu Vaccines Locally (and Tips from a Local Doctor) - The flu season appears to be starting earlier than usual this year.

Big boost for children's health

California Mumps Outbreak

While we initially heard of two confirmed cases and a third suspected case of mumps, the CDC report, "Mumps Outbreak on a University Campus - California, 2011," adds another 26 cases to the outbreak, which lasted from August 25, 2011 to January 7, 2012 ...
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Wikipedia's page on Gardasil « Women's Health for College Girls

The most recent development in HPV prevention is Gardasil, a vaccine that works to protect young women from the 4 most dangerous strands of HPV. However ...

India-Nigeria Rotary Polio Project to treat 400 Nigerian patients

Purohit told journalists on Thursday that the project was aimed at bringing polio patients from affected areas of Nigeria to access the services. “In this project, we aim to treat no less than 400 patients, whose limbs are affected, correct their ...
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The pain of polio: Film focuses on one chapter of a tale of life lived on the ...

O'Brien enjoyed the first six years of his life as a precocious child growing up in Boston, until he was stricken with polio and spent a month in a coma. When he awoke, he was confined to an iron lung, which would breathe for him for much of the rest ...
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Daily Rounds: Medical Board Turnover; Meningitis Dispute; More Pharmacy ...

State's medical panel chief steps down (The Boston Globe) – “The staff director of the Board of Registration in Medicine resigned Tuesday, and the departure, combined with turnover among board members this year, indicates a probable shift in focus at ...
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100 millionth person receives lifesaving meningitis vaccine - WHO

The World Health Organisation said a revolutionary meningitis vaccine will reach the 100 millionth person this week in a region of Africa that has been plagued by deadly epidemics for more than a century. It stated that the milestone will take place in ...
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Congress investigating compounding trade group

WASHINGTON — House lawmakers are investigating whether the industry group for compounding pharmacies coached the company responsible for a deadly outbreak of meningitis in dealing with regulators. The House Committee on Energy and Commerce ...
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Massachusetts sanctions 3 more pharmacies in wake of meningitis outbreak

Massachusetts regulators on Thursday continued their crackdown on pharmacies in the wake of a deadly meningitis outbreak, announcing sanctions on three companies while recasting an oversight board that has been criticized for being too lax.
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Meningitis outbreak: Fungus sickens 23 in TN in 2 weeks

Although these localized infections -- boils along the spinal column that may not be visible -- are not considered as life threatening as meningitis, they could progress into causing that disease, Dreyzehner said. "If we are not vigilant with the ...
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Meningitis Victims May Inspect Pharmacy

A federal judge announced Thursday victims of a meningitis outbreak tied to a Massachusetts compounding pharmacy will likely be allowed to do an extensive inspection of the facility. U.S. Magistrate Judge Jennifer Boal said she is inclined to allow the ...
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GAVI to roll out HPV vaccines in 2013

“The demand for HPV vaccines has exceeded expectations and we are looking forward to supporting developing countries in introducing these vaccines to protect adolescent girls against cervical cancer,” GAVI CEO Seth Berkley said in a press release.
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Measles outbreak confirmed in Lancashire by HPA

There has been a ten-fold increase in cases of measles across Lancashire, the Health Protection Agency (HPA) has said. In the last year the number of confirmed cases has risen from 6 to 59, classing it as an outbreak. More than 600 cases have been ...
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BBC News

New York whooping cough outbreak shows little improvement

With just four weeks left in 2012, the release of the week 48 MMWR by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) on December 6 showed little improvement in New York's whooping cough, or pertussis, outbreak. Through December 1, the latest data available, ...
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Pertussis proliferation has Mass. health providers worried

"We have some of the best childhood immunization rates in the country, but pertussis is one of those diseases where it's just as important to vaccinate the adults in the household," Cranston said. In 2011, the state's adult pertussis-vaccination rate ...
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Three-day anti-polio drive from December 17

Three-day anti-polio drive from December 17. Our correspondent. Friday, December 07, 2012. From Print Edition. Rawalpindi. Around 695,000 children up to five years of age would be vaccinated during three-day anti-polio campaign from December 17 to 19.
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Pfizer welcomes GAVI decision to include its Prevenar 13 in paediatric ...

Pfizer Inc welcomes announcement from the GAVI Alliance that Pfizer's pneumococcal conjugate vaccine, Prevenar 13 (pneumococcal polysaccharide conjugate vaccine {13-valent, adsorbed}), is now included in the expanded pediatric immunization ...
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Fla. reports another case of meningitis from steroid injection

The Florida Department of Health announced today another case of fungal meningitis associated with contaminated lots of methylprednisolone acetate from the New England Compounding Center (NECC), a 73-year-old man who received treatment at the ...
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Meningitis victims can likely inspect pharmacy

A nationwide outbreak of fungal meningitis has been linked to New England Compounding Center's doses of methylprednisolone acetate. The company is based in Framingham, Mass. (Photo: Jared Wickerham, Getty Images) ...
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Polio drive in district east from Dec 17 to 20

He said a function will be arranged on December 11, at 12 noon at Government Girls High School Sachal Goth, Gulshan-e-Iqbal Karachi East in which the schools children will be selected as "Polio Champions". The National Hero and Squash Legend ...
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Business Recorder (blog)

India/Nigeria Rotary Polio Surgery Project Targets 400 Children

The India-Nigeria Rotary Polio Surgery Project is targeted at corrective surgery for 400 Nigerian children who have been deformed by polio for which Nigeria is one of the three endemic countries alongside Pakistan and Afghanistan. The 20-man team ...
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More than 30 million girls to be immunised with HPV vaccines by 2020 with GAVI ...

Dar Es Salaam,Tanzania – The GAVI Alliance plans to work with countries to prepare them for nationwide roll outs of the vaccine against the human papillomavirus (HPV), the leading cause of cervical cancer. Pilot projects are expected to start in ...
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Do kids still get chicken pox?

The answer: In the span of a decade, chicken pox has gone from being one of the most common pediatric conditions to the point now where new, young pediatricians may have never seen a case! This is a result of a vaccine that has been available in Canada ...
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Globe and Mail

Greve de la faim pour un vaccin sans aluminium (Essonne)

Sites webs/blogs, copiez cette vidéo avec le bouton "Intégrer" ! Si vous voulez télécharger, allez sur . Rencontre avec Murielle, gréviste de la faim qui milite pour un vaccin sans aluminium. Plus sur ...
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Meningitis outbreak in NY; gays warned

San Francisco health officials warned gay men Thursday to get vaccinated against meningitis if they are planning to travel to New York City, where an outbreak of cases of the bacterial form of the disease has been reported. Local health officials made ...
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San Francisco Chronicle

Tdap vaccine found safe for older adults

Pertussis has been on the rise since the 1980s and has been causing more infant deaths. So in 2010, immunization recommendations were changed to advise that adults 65 years old and older should receive the tetanus-diphtheria-acellular-pertussis ...
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U.S. whooping cough toll: 16 dead and 41000 sick (Video)

The latest data on the number of whooping cough, or pertussis, cases reported in the United States this year was released today, in the Center for Disease Control's (CDC) MMWR for week 48. With just four weeks left in the year, the number of illnesses ...
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Eradications of polio curse

Friday, December 07, 2012 - Islamabad祐pecial Advisor to Prime Minister on Social Sector Shahnaz Wazir Ali said that the government was making efforts to eradicate polio from the country. Talking to a private television channel, she said that the ...
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Polio outbreak reveals gaps in vaccination

Pakistan has made this year in wiping out polio. There are signs that one type of poliovirus is gone and transmission of other strains seems to be slowing, according to a report in the NPR. But a recent outbreak of polio there has health officials ...
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CDA to vaccinate over 66000 during polio campaign

ISLAMABAD: A participatory approach would be adopted to involve multi-sectoral efforts for achieving 100 percent target of administering polio drops to children under the age of five during the upcoming polio campaign from December 17 to 20. This was ...
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More than 30 million girls to be immunised with HPV vaccines by ...

The GAVI Alliance plans to work with countries to prepare them for nationwide roll outs of the vaccine against the human papillomavirus (HPV), the leading ...

Women, Sexuality, and the HPV Vaccine Part 3 » Sociology Lens

In the past month, I have posted about the feminization of the Gardasil, the vaccine that prevents 70% of Human Papillomavirus (HPV)-related cervical cancers ...

Tanzania Expands Immunization Program To Include Pfizer's Prevenar 13 For ...

Prevenar 13 offers the broadest serotype coverage of any currently available pneumococcal conjugate vaccine for prevention of pneumococcal disease including invasive pneumococcal disease, pneumonia and otitis media.8 The 13 pneumococcal serotypes ...
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Tea Tree Gully Council to consider reinstating Saturday morning immunisation ...

Tea Tree Gully Council will next week consider reinstating its Saturday morning immunisation clinic. Source: Supplied. A WEEKEND immunisation clinic axed by Tea Tree Gully Council last month, might be reinstated next week. The council voted to close ...
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Minmum age for intentional Chicken pox exposure?

12/6/12 at 12:05pm. Thread Starter. Norabella · Trader Feedback: 0; online. 262 Posts. Joined 3/2008; Select All Posts By This User. If you are hoping for wild chicken pox exposure, what is the minimum age at which you would deliberately expose a child?
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PhD in Biochemical Engineering exposes CDC fraud and ...

By Anne Dachel Age of Autism Dec 6, 2012. Brian Hooker is the father of a son with autism and he holds a PhD in Biochemical Engineering, in addition to being ...

Meningitis Victims Can Likely Inspect Pharmacy

Victims of a meningitis outbreak tied to a Massachusetts compounding pharmacy will likely be allowed to do an exhaustive inspection of the facility, a federal judge said Thursday. U.S. Magistrate Judge Jennifer Boal said she is inclined to allow the ...
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New Waves of Meningitis-Related Cases Emerge

Health officials in at least two states are reporting waves of new infections from contaminated steroids linked earlier this fall to a deadly outbreak of fungal meningitis, but say the latest cases aren't life-threatening. The new infections are mostly ...
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Against expert advice, Health Min. chooses cheap cervical cancer vaccine

The ministry's tender committee gave the contract to GlaxoSmithKline's Cervarix vaccine because GSK's price was 10 percent lower than the bid submitted by MSD, maker of the rival vaccine Gardasil. But on November 22, the so-called Health Basket ...
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Measles kills 5 in Kebbi

An outbreak of measles in the Ambursa/Kardi Development Area in Kebbi State has caused the death of five children and isolation of 187 others. An official of the Primary Health Care (PHC) in the area, Isa Abubakar, told journalists in Ambursa on ...
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12 new cases of measles are confirmed

TWELVE new cases of measles in children and young people have been diagnosed in the past week, public health officials have confirmed. Three patients have been treated in hospital, but have all now been released. Six schools across the Swansea Bay ...
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Strengthen Health Systems To Integrate Polio Vaccinations Into Routine ...

Speaking at the GAVI Partners Forum in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, David Olayemi, senior program adviser at Save the Children in Abuja, Nigeria, said fewer than half of children in Nigeria are receiving routine immunizations for diseases such as ...
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Flu Shot Side Effects: The Flu Shot Gives You the Flu and Other Myths

The flu shot will make you sick, so it's not worth it. The flu shot will not give you the flu. Yes, it contains a small amount of the flu virus, but only dead virus, which is incapable of causing infection. A very small percentage of people have a bad ...
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Pfizer's Prevenar 13 included in Tanzania's immunisation programme

The company plans to supply up to 480 million doses of Prevenar 13 under the AMC to help expand immunisation programmes against pneumococcal disease by 2023. Also, to meet the growing global need for Prevenar 13, Pfizer is increasing its ...
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Robert Kennedy Jr. on vaccines and Thimerosal - YouTube

Thimerosal (Ethylmercury), Vaccines and Autism: Part 2 of 6by jdeclanflynn706 views ...

In Wake Of Meningitis Outbreak, Lawmakers Introduce Bill To Force ...

A deadly meningitis outbreak in October that led to the deaths of 36 Americans due to lax regulatory standards at a Massachusetts compounding pharmacy has prompted lawmakers in House of Representatives to introduce a bill imposing tighter regulations ...
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Child Diagnosed With Bacterial Meningitis

5 that the student had been diagnosed with a strain of bacterial meningitis. School officials said that they contacted the Columbus Public Health Department and notified parents about the illness. School officials said that the building was thoroughly ...
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New Meningitis Cases Reported In Tennessee

Tennessee health officials are once again alerting patients who received tainted steroid shots after finding that some have infections at the injection site that could lead to fungal meningitis. Tennessee Health Commissioner John Dreyzehner said ...
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Health officials issue meningitis alert

(12-06) 13:33 PST SAN FRANCISCO -- San Francisco health officials on Thursday warned gay men to get vaccinated against meningitis if they are planning to travel to New York City, where an outbreak of cases of the bacterial form of the disease has been ...
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Proposal Nixes Medicaid Raise to Fund Doc Fix

Many of the societies were state chapters of national groups such as the American Academy of Pediatrics, the American College of Physicians (ACP), ...

Flu Shot Myths: The Flu Shot Does Not Give You the Flu

The flu shot contains mercury and will cause birth defects. There is a trace amount of mercury in the flu vaccine. But there is a mercury-free version available for young children and pregnant women, the only people who would need to worry about the ...
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Measles vaccine in a painless patch

A size comparison of a set of hypodermic needles of the kind now used to administer the measles vaccine, and an array of stainless steel microneedles that could be the basis for a patch that would be used to administer the vaccine. (Credit: Gary ...
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