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Vaccination News LinksSkeptics Censor Skepticism of Paul Offit's Book by Jake Crosby - Age of Autism

Paul Offit's CHOP being dropped from National Children's Study - Philadelphia Business JournalHOP being dropped from National Children’s Study


California Senate bill on masks, flu vaccine advances

Uganda: Religious Sects Disrupt Vaccination in Tororo, Kapchorwa, Buvuma

Gates Foundation Veteran Yamada Retools Drugmaker Takeda

Study maps vaccine for deadly pathogenic fungus - University of Alberta researchers have made breakthrough use of 3-D magnetic resonance technology to map the structure of a common fungus that is potentially deadly for individuals with impaired immune function. The work could pave the way for development of an effective vaccine.

Bionor's new HIV vaccine moves into clinical trials

Five Days at AutismOne Was Exhausting...

Oral TB vax could cut treatment time - Patients show no trace of TB in spit after one month

Einstein Awarded $6 Million Grant to Develop New TB Vaccine Against Drug-Resistant Strains

Medicago nears final milestones for flu vaccine partnership

CDC Seasonal Influenza (Flu) What’s New on this Site

Kenya: Lack of Screening, Vaccines for Cervical Cancer

Underinsured kicked out of low cost vaccination program (video)

Pocono CSI: Workshop reveals clues to death investigations

Senate OK's measure aimed at increasing flu vaccination rates

5 Immediate Ways to Help Your Child With Autism

Oregon vaccine technology proves effective in animal tests

Taking the pain out of shots - MIT's needle-free device delivers at almost the speed of sound

2011 measles outbreak traced to Burmese refugee who came to L.A.

AH Chickenpox 053112 YouTube sharing

Sacramento Bee: New study … - Another study that couldn’t possibly explain why over one percent of children now have autism. Fever during pregnancy doubles autism risk, study finds

House passes bill to increase FDA inspections of foreign drug manufacturing plants

Five Days at AutismOne Was Exhausting...Opinion by Consumer Advocate  Tim Bolen

Only the Most Functional Children Were Included in CDC’s Autism Study

Parent Voices: Powerful Advocates for Children and Families

Disconcerting Events at U.S. Public Schools - Students Sickened by 'Mystery Illnesses' - May 2012 (video)

Flathead Has Highest Number Of Pertussis Cases In Montana

The number of confirmed pertussis cases in the Flathead has now surpassed every other county in the state, including Ravalli, which is sitting at 53. Ravalli hasn't seen any new cases since last week, but Flathead County has confirmed four cases since ...
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Nunavik Sled Dogs Need First Aid and Care Too

The initiative is part of the Support project in veterinary public health and animal health in Nunavik, which began in 2008 with the creation of the remote veterinary consultation service. Last year, Cléroux spent a month writing the guide before ...
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Health Department Announces Clinic Schedule for Week of June 4

Immunization Clinic: Tuesday, June 5, 9 to 11 am, walk-in clinic. For more information on public health services, contact the County Health Department, weekdays, phone 349-3547 or 1-800-596-3200, ext. 3547. Oswego County residents may have their dogs, ...
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US Disease Detectives Meet in Omaha

Key speakers at Monday's opening plenary session include Bill Foege, MD, MPH, who was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in April for his work to eradicate smallpox, Tom Frieden, MD, MPH, the Director of the Centers for Disease Control and ...
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PharmAthene climbs on smallpox drug ruling

NEW YORK — Shares of PharmAthene Inc. surged Friday after a court confirmed that the company will get a large share of the profit from a smallpox drug made by Siga Technologies Inc. PharmAthene said the Delaware Court of Chancery upheld its judgment a ...
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Chickenpox at Pottsgrove school

Jeremy Roebuck has covered the politics, personalities and communities of Montgomery County since 2010. Before joining the Inquirer, he reported in Texas for six years with stints in Dallas and along the Texas-Mexico border.
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Philadelphia Inquirer (blog)

Saturday will be a busy day in Loveland

By Reporter-Herald Staff Watch a movie outdoors, see the hit musical "Rent," walk for cancer, run for meningitis, compete for fish and enjoy the community at Berthoud Day. There are lots of great things to do tonight and Saturday.
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Boy Scout is remembered on Memorial Day

In 1936, Harold Whitfield "Whit" Estler Jr. was a 14-year-old, 2nd Class Scout with Troop 69 when he died of spinal meningitis. Whit had been on a cold and wet camping trip with his troop and came down with an ear ache he didn't tell his mother about, ...
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Ark. Health Dept. investigating measles case

All those born before 1957 or who have had two doses of mumps, measles, rubella vaccine (MMR) should be protected or immune from the disease. The MMR vaccination series is part of the childhood immunization series that children receive prior to ...
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East Lancashire parents warned over measles risk

They said it is not too late for unvaccinated under 16s to recieve the measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccine. Dr Ken Lamden of the Cumbria and Lancashire Health Protection Unit, said: “The risk of an increase in cases in Lancashire is high, ...
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Equine Vaccines Do Best When in Vets' Hands

Cheramie cautions that, as a rule, animal health companies usually will stand behind any vaccine administered by a licensed veterinarian but typically will not provide support for any treatment required for adverse reactions or lack of efficacy when an ...
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UCB to showcase broad immunology portfolio at EULAR 2012

Immunizations Do not administer live vaccines or attenuated vaccines concurrently with CIMZIA. Adverse Reactions In controlled Crohn's clinical trials, the most common adverse events that occurred in >5% of CIMZIA patients (n=620) and more frequently ...
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Ark. Health Dept. investigating measles case

According to Dirk Haselow, MD, PhD, medical director and section chief of Communicable Disease and Immunization at ADH, there is very little chance that anyone other than foreign-born visitors or those who had never been vaccinated would be at risk.
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Today's THV

Halting tuberculosis' stubborn ascent

Josephine Clark-Curtiss, a researcher at the Biodesign Institute's Center for Infectious Diseases and Vaccinology. Credit: The Biodesign Institute at Arizona State University (Medical Xpress) -- Tuberculosis is an old foe. A 500000-year-old human ...
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East Lancashire parents warned over measles risk

PARENTS across East Lancashire are being urged to vaccinate their children in response to a “high” measles risk. Currently, 260 cases in the Merseyside region are confirmed, and experts from the Health Protection Agency, say measures need to be taken ...
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Flu Vaccine Bill Approved by Senate

Wolk hit a firestorm of opposition over the requirement in the original bill that health care workers who refused to get the influenza vaccine would need to wear a paper mask in patient areas during flu season. Opponents felt that unfairly marked ...
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Two New Vaccines Launched

The two vaccines, Pneumococcal and Rotavirus, will protect children from pneumonia and prevent diarrhoeal diseases, respectively, in line with the World Health Organisation (WHO) standards. Speaking at the launch of the vaccines, the Greater Accra ...
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Polio eradication Emergency Plan launced

ISLAMABAD: Tackling polio has entered "emergency mode" according to the Global Polio Eradication Initiative after "explosive" outbreaks in countries previously free of the disease. According to BBC, it has launched a plan to boost vaccination in ...
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Text Messages Are a Good Public Health Tool, Flu Vaccination Edition

Despite urging from the American Academy of Pediatrics, people, ... Traditional vaccine reminders have been largely ineffective at raising this rate.

Delaware Chancery Court Issues Final Order And Judgment Upholding Its ...

Upholding its September 22, 2011 ruling, the Court awarded PharmAthene 50% of the net profits over a period of ten years from all sales of SIGA's smallpox antiviral therapeutic, ST-246, and related products, after SIGA receives the first $40 million in ...
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Trek up Kilimanjaro for meningitis sufferers

Meningitis UK is inviting people to take up the challenge of climbing Mount Kilimanjaro to help save more people from the disease. The Big Trek takes place from 17 to 27 January 2013 and is open to seasoned walkers as well as brave novices.
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Non-Core Vaccines Make Travel Safer

Knudson says adverse reactions to vaccines are rare but should be reported to the manufacturer. If multiple vaccines from multiple manufacturers were administered simultaneously, the reaction should be reported to all the manufacturers.
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Renewed appeal for measles vaccinations

THE HSE has renewed its call for parents in West Cork to ensure their children are vaccinated against measles. The call comes following confirmation that the measles outbreak reported recently in West Cork Times has continued to spread.
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West Cork Times

More than 50 children catch measles in West Cork

Most of the children infected in Cork are teenagers and 88% of cases have never received any dose of the MMR vaccine. The HSE is issuing a warning to parents to vaccinate their children against the disease, with the HSE's Assistant National Director of ...
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Two new Vaccines launched in Greater-Accra Region

He said it was regrettable that since the national launch of the immunization, coverage has not been encouraging in the Greater-Accra Region. “Available statistics show that as at the end of December 2011, only three districts out of the 10 districts ...
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Betty Bumpers On Her Lifetime of Service and Volunteerism

Betty Bumpers (second from left) campaigned with First Lady Rosalynn Carter (second from right) to change state immunization laws. World Health Day, 1974, features (top row, from left) Dr. Roz Epps, Benetta Washington (Mrs. Walter Washington), ...
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In Arkansas

Pharmacists capable of providing safe, timely immunizations

North Carolina's Department of Public health does an excellent job of ensuring the vaccination of very young children, up to the age of 35 months. Over several years, DPH has successively advocated for the coordination of state immunization laws, ...
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Chickenpox Outbreak Reported At Pottsgrove School

STOWE PA – A student at the Pottsgrove School District's West Pottsgrove Elementary School has contacted chicken pox, and other children may have been exposed to the illness, Principal Terri Koehler warned parents Thursday (May 31, 2012) in an e-mail.
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The Sanatoga Post (blog)

Bad reaction to Gardasil, now what?!! - Doctors, illness, diseases ...

Thanks for stepping in Southern Belle, but I'm used to being attacked and called all kinds of things for telling what has happened to my daughter. I.
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Gardasil: Injection of Death | Planet Infowars

Alex Jones interviews Dr. Sherri Tenpenny on the dangers of Gardasil, a topic that has found its way into the spotlight following Rep. Michele Bachmann's ...
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No autoimmune safety signal after vaccination with ... - The Refusers

[1] on autoimmune conditions following the routine use of Gardasil, which failed to identify any significant autoimmune safety concerns. This study was ...
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New Flathead pertussis cases prompt warning

KALISPELL- Local health officials are warning parents to immunize their children as more pertussis cases pop up across the Flathead. The total number of confirmed whooping cough cases now stands at 56 with the Flathead City-County Health Department ...
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Skeptics Censor Skepticism of Paul Offit's Book

By Jake Crosby Two weeks after millionaire vaccine industrialist Paul Offit verbally abused me at the University of Pennsylvania, he gave a talk about his ...

Q&A: Talk to your vet about 'dog flu'

Q: I keep hearing about "dog flu." I get my flu shot every year. Should I get one for my dog, too? A: Canine influenza virus, or H3N8, is one of many organisms that can make dogs cough. Most of these illnesses are no more dangerous than you getting a ...
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Phil-osophically Speaking: May 31, 2012

But a few of these stories have a kind of dragon-slayer appeal that bears repeating: Throughout the centuries, smallpox wiped out swaths of populations. Humanity was helpless before its murderous onslaught. In 1796, during the midst of another epidemic ...
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Health officials confirm measles in Ark. woman

AP AP 'napalm girl' photo from Vietnam War turns 40 LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The Arkansas Department of Health says a case of measles has been confirmed in a West Memphis woman who has exposed residents in at least four cities.
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Early flu-vaccine production forecast: up to 149 million doses

... and later than usual, flu vaccine makers are releasing production estimates that add up to a somewhat lower total than the early estimate at this time a year ago. Tom Skinner, a spokesman for the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), ...
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Economic Survey: Communicable diseases still major cause of deaths

According to the Economic Survey 2011-12, the National Expanded Programme on Immunisation (EPI) highlighted that the seven killer communicable diseases – tuberculosis, poliomyelitis, diphtheria, pertussis (bacterial disease that causes uncontrollable, ...
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Pakistan keen to emulate India's polio success

PTI New Delhi: Impressed with India's successful effort in polio eradication, Pakistan is keen to emulate the model to achieve polio-free status even as it allayed fears of exporting the virus to the Indian side. A nine-member Pakistani delegation on ...
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IBNLive.com

Students' role in polio eradication campaign sought

He was addressing the launching ceremony of the three day Sub-National Immunization Campaign for polio eradication; starting from 4th of June; the Monday in FATA, held at Pak – Turk International School at Hayatabad, Peshawar on Thursday.
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Zardari's sister in India for tips to fight polio

NEW DELHI: Lessons learnt from India, specially how it tracked down and immunized its large migrant population against polio, an exercise that finally led to the country eradicate the virus -- will now help Pakistan combat the crippling disease.
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Study to test need needle-free vaccine

Study to test need needle-free vaccine Updated: 12:21, Friday June 1, 2012 An Adelaide hospital will conduct an Australian-first trial comparing the use of a new needle-free device for delivering the annual flu vaccine with standard injections.
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Narcolepsy traced to certain vaccine batches

A new Swedish study shows that all Swedes who developed narcolepsy from the swine flu vaccine Pandemrix received the vaccine from 12 of the 35 batches, despite the Swedish Medical Products Agency's (Läkemedelsverket), previous claim that no such ...
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It's not too late for under 23s to get cervical cancer jab

Also known as the HPV vaccine, the inoculation was offered to all females in the 14 to 22 age range. It protects against the two types of human papilloma virus (HPV) that cause 70 per cent of cervical cancers. NHS Lincolnshire is calling for girls who ...
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Meningitis claims life of Argyle teen; Calling hours Tuesday

ARGYLE - The tight-knit Washington County community of Argyle is in shock after a star-athlete and valedictorian of the class of 2011 died suddenly of meningitis over the weekend. 19-year-old Krista Depew had just returned home from her first year as a ...
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WRGB

Measles Scare at Hospital

It has been recently revealed in a report that there might be a possible measles scare in the Mississauga Hospital emergency room. This is being said for the Credit Valley emergency room. The officials are of the view that a person who was probably ...
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TopNews United States

Peel Health issues measles warning

Peel Public Health says people who were in Mississauga's Credit Valley Hospital emergency department earlier this month may have been exposed to measles. Health officials report that a person contagious with measles was at the hospital's emergency ...
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DOH moves to contain Tuburan measles cases

THE Dept. of Health is intensifying measles immunization in Tuburan town, northwest Cebu after 59 cases were reported. Around 200 children aged 9 to 15-years-old are targetted for measles immunization shots this week, according to Rennan Cimafranca of ...
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Health officials confirm measles in Ark. woman

More >> LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - The Arkansas Department of Health says a case of measles has been confirmed in a West Memphis woman who has exposed residents in at least four cities. Health officials said Thursday that the 52-year-old woman returned ...
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Lack of Screening, Vaccines for Cervical Cancer

Many public health specialists are saying that must change. "Every year, Kenya loses approximately 3400 women to cervical cancer," says Dr. Lucy Muchiri, a pathologist who specializes in the disease at KNH and the University of Nairobi.
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AllAfrica.com

Oregon pertussis cases dramatically higher in 2012

Much of the country is experiencing increases in pertussis, or whooping cough so far this year and the Northwest of the country has been hit exceptionally hard. In Oregon, health officials reported Tuesday, that as of May 29, 2012, there have been 294 ...
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Vaccine Injuries - Britcher Leone & Roth

In recognition of the potential for such reactions, the federal government created the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (NVIC). The NVIC requires ...
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44000 children to be given anti-polio drops

The Islamabad Capital Territory administration's District Health Department has planned to administer anti-polio drops to 44399 children in eight targeted union councils in the city's rural areas during the next sub-national immunisation days (SNIDs) ...
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Olympics moments: Overcomes polio, wins medals

Mind you, she was diagnosed with infantile paralysis due polio. She recovered, but wore a brace on her left leg and foot which had become twisted as a result. By the time she was 12, she had also survived scarlet fever, whooping cough, chicken pox and ...
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Pakistan keen to emulate India's polio success

PTI | 10:05 PM,May 31,2012 New Delhi, May 31 (PTI) Impressed with India's successful effort in polio eradication, Pakistan is keen to emulate the model to achieve polio-free status even as it allayed fears of exporting the virus to the Indian side.
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Polio vaccination: Kausar wants students engaged for awareness

PESHAWAR/UPPER DIR, May 31: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Governor Masood Kausar on Thursday stressed the need for involvement of schoolchildren for better public awareness of vaccination, saying it could help eradicate polio from the country.
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Who should be tested for Hepatitis C?

The Centers for Disease Control has long advocated that people at high risk for the disease — those receiving blood transfusions before 1992, intravenous drug users, health-care workers, those with multiple sex partners — get tested.
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Meningitis vaccination costly to students and college

Newcomers to the college scene are now faced with a requirement that is costly, and apparently has deterred some from entering college — a requirement for meningitis vaccination. Students who reside in college housing have had the requirement for the ...
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Sanford: “The Dust Blows Forward n' The Dust Blows Back”*

In 1784 and 1787 the Vermont Legislature passed laws directing select boards to quarantine smallpox victims; imposing fines on anyone who failed to report a smallpox case; and requiring select board approval before being inoculated for smallpox.
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DPHSS Issues Travel Caution for Guam Residents Headed to Arts Fest in Honiara ...

Guam - The Guam Department of Public Health has issued a travel advisory for persons headed to the Solomon Islands for the Festival of Pacific Arts because of a rubella outbreak there. Guam is sending a large delegation of more than 150 people.
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More pertussis cases reported in county

WATERLOO, Iowa --- Pertussis, or whooping cough, continues to spread through the Cedar Valley and across the state. Black Hawk County has seen 13 cases in April and May, according to Kaitlin Emrich, disease surveillance program manager with the county ...
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Needle-free vaccination to be tested

Flinders Medical Centre researchers in Adelaide will compare its effectiveness with traditional injections as a way to administer the seasonal flu vaccine. The needle-free device has been developed in the United States and uses pressure so that a fine ...
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The Scientific Skeptic and "Mommy Sense"

Were ethyl-mercury truly safe to utilize, there would not be a governmental program (the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program) to pay victims of ...

'1 In 4 Pneumococcal Disease Patients In High Risk Groups Die'

Invasive pneumococcal disease (IPD) is an important cause of preventable illness, disability and death in the UK. Now, new data shows that around 27.8% of IPD-related deaths are amongst individuals aged 16+. In addition, 50% of individuals aged 65 and ...
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'Every child in FATA must get drops': Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Governor launches ...

Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa Governor Barrister Masood Kausar on Thursday formally launched the three-day-long Sub-National Immunisation Campaign for Polio Eradication, scheduled to begin from June 4 in Fata, by administering polio vaccine drops to a number of ...
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Centre to start routine immunisation plan for rapid improvement of health scenario

ALLAHABAD: With an aim to improve the immunization coverage in both rural and urban sectors, the Union government has come up with a novel plan to utilize a week/month for providing RI (routine immunization) services to people on priority areas.
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SLU Tests New Meningitis Vaccine

The vaccine would protect against meningococcal B disease, the leading cause of meningitis in industrialized countries. Scientists at Saint Louis University's Center for Vaccine Development will conduct a clinical trial of an investigational vaccine ...
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Gates in Pune on vaccine hunt

Gates is likely to cement ties with the institute to develop a more effective injectible polio vaccine to replace oral polio drops. Gates also expressed interest in the HPV vaccine being developed at the institute. “There is a need for cost effective ...
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Ukraine measles outbreak shows no sign of slowing ahead of Euro 2012

If you plan on traveling to Europe for the football championship next week, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends: Talk to your doctor to see if you need a measles vaccination before you travel. People who cannot show that ...
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Mission polio: City doc heads to Africa

A senior medical officer (SMO) of the Haryana health department has been selected by the World Health Organization (WHO) to provide technical assistance and leadership in Africa for global polio eradication. Dr Vishesh Kumar, also a consultant ...
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Polio eradication campaign launched

PESHAWAR: Minister of State for Inter-Provincial Coordination (IPC) Malik Azmat Khan on Thursday said that polio was a stigma and embarrassment for the entire country as we have failed in eradicating a preventable disease from our country.
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The News International

Gates praises India's success in polio eradication

India's success in polio eradication has infused positive energy into the global campaign against the disease, Bill Gates, founder-chairperson of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, said on Thursday. Terming India's experience with polio eradication ...
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The Hindu

Low chances of polio coming to India from Pakistan

India is not at risk of the polio virus being exported from Pakistan, despite concerned citizens believing otherwise. Posts have been created on India-Pakistan border to administer polio drops to children in a bid to stop export of the virus from ...
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2011 measles outbreak traced to Burmese refugee who came to LA

Four people were diagnosed with measles after an outbreak last summer that probably began with a 15-year-old Burmese refugee traveling from Malaysia to Los Angeles, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Thursday.
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Stockpile Vaccines Against Anthrax and Small Pox: Bio-terrorism is a Real Threat

According to the Bipartisan WMD Research Center's Bio-Response Report Card anthrax and smallpox are the most urgent human biothreats, according to the federal government's national planning scenarios. In the case of a biological attack, ...
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