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All UK kids to get AstraZeneca's nasal flu vaccine

New Class of Synthetic Vaccines Explored - In a quest to make safer and more effective vaccines, scientists at the Biodesign InstituteÒ at Arizona State University have turned to a promising field called DNA nanotechnology to make an entirely new class of synthetic vaccines.

HPV Types Will Not Replace Others After Vaccination

Parents could be asked to administer flu vaccine to their children - Expansion of influenza vaccination to all children aged two to 17 would require more than 1,000 extra school nurses

Axion Health Provides Knowledge and Solutions for Flu Vaccination Programs

Back to School: Vaccinations Aren’t Just for Kids - Vaccines are important for adults too. Do you know which ones you need?

NIDA supports development of combined anti-heroin and HIV vaccine

Measles linked to temporary immunosuppression in children with HIV

FLU NEWS SCAN: Vaccines for novel H3N2, effectiveness of trivalent flu vaccine

CRPD Passes, Moves to Senate Floor "In light of this morning’s hearing, it is time to call your senators again. Even if you just called them yesterday, our effort starts over right now. Yesterday’s call was about the hearing; today’s call is about the floor vote."

Sanofi: Dengue Vaccine Shows Efficiency In Trials In Thailand

Proper storage of vaccinations

Anti-Vaccine Movement Causes The Worst Whooping Cough Epidemic In 70 Years

My Personal Gardasil Journey by Kristin Clulow - SaneVax

Cholera outbreak reported in the Democratic Republic of Congo


NIH Team Describes Protective Role of Skin Microbiota - Commensal Bacteria and Immune Cells Work Together to Fight Harmful Microbes

The FDA Will Approve How Many New Drugs? by Ed Silverman - Pharmlot

The Op-Ed: Hiding Doc Data In Australia
by Ed Silverman - Pharmlot

FDA: We Are Not ‘Root Cause’ Of Shortages by Ed Silverman - Pharmlot

Senate attacks drug distributors for price gouging

Surprising New Syndrome Discovered? (video)

Two sad stories about the state of medicine

Autism Brain Study at CHOP - Doctors at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia are using a new cutting-edge way of looking at the brain to see what they can learn about autism

New Brighton man facing homicide charge in death of infant daughter

Aging AIDS epidemic raises new health questions

Members of the audience look at slides projected on huge video screens during a speech given by Barton Haynes, director of the Duke Human Vaccine Institute and the Center for HIV/AIDS Vaccine Immunology (CHAVI), entitled "The Way Forward For ...
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MiamiHerald.com

California may avoid nation's whooping cough threat

At the start of last school year, there were winding lines at some clinics for the required booster vaccine, and despite education efforts, there was turmoil at some schools when hundreds of students were banned from classes until they got the required ...
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Pneumococcal vaccination must be kept under review

By Tom Moberly, 26 July 2012 Pneumococcal vaccination strategies must be kept under review because of uncertainties about their cost-effectiveness, ...

Video of IACC Press Conference | Elizabeth Birt Center for Autism ...

EBCALA along with the Canary Party, Age of Autism and SafeMinds held a press conference ...
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Will Olympics spread measles?

We also know that the bogus claim that the measles-mumps-rubella vaccine (MMR) causes autism got its start in Europe. Most importantly, we know that the world is flat: 2011 also saw the largest outbreak of measles in the U.S. since the mid-1990s. Over ...
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A forgotten but crucial cause for the pertussis epidemic

Finally, the media seems to be taking note of the terrible pertussis (whooping cough) outbreaks around the country. I'm relieved to see the coverage, because pertussis can kill or cause long-term complications like brain damage, particularly in infants.
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PLoS Blogs (blog)

GPs face immunisation overhaul to tackle falling pertussis immunity

The ongoing surge in pertussis cases led the JCVI to examine factors linked to low levels of protection from vaccine-preventable diseases. The advisors warned that caps on children attending particular clinics and allowing parents to delay immunisation ...
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DOH, Centers For Disease Control Study Pertussis Vaccine

BELLINGHAM, Wash. -- With the number of cases of whooping cough in Washington souring past 3000 this week, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is working with the State Department of Health to determine why vaccinations don't seem to be ...
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Children transiting tribal belt to get polio drops

Talking to The Express Tribune, Mazhar Nisar, spokesperson for the PM's polio coordination cell said: “Since accessing these areas has always been a problem, first due to prejudices and now the ban, the federal government has recently evolved a transit ...
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The Express Tribune

Police force polio vaccine on Pakistani children

Health workers in Pakistan have taken the desperate step of calling in the police to force polio drops on children whose parents refuse the vaccine on the orders of hardline mullahs. The country is one of three — along with Afghanistan and Nigeria ...
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Expatriate Medical Insurance News: Antidepressant 'could combat meningitis'

Expatriate Medical Insurance News: Antidepressant 'could combat meningitis'. 26/07/12 13:59. A drug already available throughout the world with expatriate medical insurance policies could potentially fight fungal meningitis, a study has indicated ...
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MinuteClinic Readies Students for Back to School and Fall Sports Practice

Meningitis immunization guidelines have also changed. A new Texas law requires all first-year college students in 2012 to have a meningitis vaccination prior to beginning classes. Connecticut, Florida, Kansas, Maryland, Massachusetts, Nevada, New ...
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Meningitis vaccine at a low cost

Photo by Francisco Diaz for The Laredo Sun. The vaccine against meningitis, which is a requirement for admission to a college or university, can be applied at the City of Laredo Health Department at a much lower cost than in private clinics. Thursday ...
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Laredo Sun

Texas A&M Biologists Prove ZOLOFT Packs Potential to Fight Fungal Meningitis

However, Lin says the fungus is particularly aggressive in people with weakened immune systems and can spread to other parts of the body, such as the brain and spinal cord, resulting in cryptococcal meningitis — a condition that, in absence of ...
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Back-to-School Immunization Clinics Countywide

Pinal County Public Health Services District will be hosting Back-to-School Immunization walk-in clinics on the following days in July and August: Casa Grande – 820 East Cottonwood Lane, Building E – Monday through Saturday 8:00 am to 6:00 pm. San Tan ...
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Health for Games Travelers

Make sure all of your routine vaccinations are up to date, especially vaccines to protect against measles (MMR) and pertussis (also called whooping cough, this is part of the DTaP and Tdap vaccines.) Unfortunately these diseases have made a big ...
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WebMD (blog)

Whooping Cough: Pertussis and the death-rattle of Reason

At the time, the pertussis vaccination rate in those aboriginal communities was a dismal 25 per cent. As a result, the bacterial infection quickly became an epidemic – and spread to Ponoka and Wetaskiwin. Looking back in the Edmonton Journal files, we ...
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Edmonton Journal (blog)

Health department gives measles advice for Olympics travellers

The Department of Health has reminded persons travelling to the London Olympics to get vaccinated for measles before their trip. The virus can infect anyone breathing the same air as someone who is infected and stays in the air up to two hours after ...
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Roo's Clues: Studies Showing the Toxicity of Mercury and Thimerosal

This study found that the ethylmercury from Thimerosal causes extensive ... Neonatal exposure to thimerosal led to increased opiod receptors in the brain.
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Dakota County Hosting "Reduced Fee" Immunization Clinics

Dakota County Public Health provides reduced fee immunizations for people who are eligible for Minnesota Vaccines for Children (MnVFC) vaccine. There is a $14 administration fee, but if a person who is eligible is not able to pay the fee they can still ...
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Illinois officials remind parents about importance of back-to-school immunizations

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — Illinois health and education officials are reminding parents to update their children's immunizations before they head back to school. New Illinois Department of Public Health rules require students entering sixth and ninth grades ...
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Rotary Battles Polio Via Soccer

The Rotary District 9125 recently took its campaign against polio in Nigeria to another level with a football match between the men's wing of the service organisation and the women's wing of the body. The match which was organised by the Abuja ...
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New vaccine requirement for ND college students

If they live in campus housing, they must be vaccinated against meningitis. North Dakota's Board of Higher Education has approved the rule. The state Department of Health says a number of states have a similar vaccination requirement. Health Department ...
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Barbara Loe Fisher Calls for an Independent Agency to Oversee Vaccine Safety

Mercola pointed out that Dr. Julie Gerberding, former head of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, is now head of the vaccine division at Merck and that the former head of the National Institute of Health is now CEO of Sanofi vaccines ...
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Expanded immunization program means better protection against chickenpox

A second dose of the varicella (or chickenpox) vaccine will be part of the regular schedule of immunizations available free to all preschool children, starting August 1. The vaccine will be combined with the second dose of the measles, mumps and ...
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Send Your Kids Back to School With Their Vaccines Up to Date

For example, kids who are 4 to 6 years old are due for boosters of four vaccines: DTaP (diphtheria, tetanus, and pertussis), chickenpox, MMR (measles, mumps, and rubella), and polio. Older children, like pre-teens and teens, need Tdap (tetanus ...
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Religous exemptions for vaccines on the rise -- Woman thrilled with ...

Michael Simpson at The Skeptical Raptor reports that a mother who is opposed to vaccination proudly posted on her Facebook page that her son, infected with chickenpox, may have spread the disease to numerous people attending a baseball game.
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God Discussion (blog)

Without polio vaccination no one move from Wazirstan

Peshawar, the Federal government has banned the children shifting from Wazirstan to other cities otherwise cannot move from Wazirstan. The action takes over the decision of the Taliban, who's banned the polio vaccine to the children in south and north ...
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Battling polio outbreak

The war on insects started when four children were stricken with polio within an area of one city block containing an abandoned home that was partially destroyed by fire. Dorton said that Santa Monica alleys are as well kept as any, but the city ...
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Los Angeles Times

From the archive, 24 July 1945: Judith's measly birthday

A group of children, circa 1940. Photograph: Popperfoto. Judith cunningly timed her attack of measles so as to be convalescent by her birthday. A few days earlier she had tasted the dregs of life; for the time all superfluous affinities had been shed ...
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The Guardian

The Olympics of Germs: Mayo Expert Offers Tips on Avoiding Illness in Crowds

“The big ones that we're worried about in terms of the Olympics are things that are currently epidemic in certain parts of the world, including the U.S. Those would include pertussis , measles, mumps, rubella, and of course, when you have people coming ...
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Tips to prevent illness in crowds

"The big ones that we're worried about in terms of the Olympics are things that are currently epidemic in certain parts of the world, including the U.S. Those would include pertussis , measles, mumps, rubella, and of course, when you have people coming ...
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East Asia, Pacific reduce hepatitis B prevalence via vaccination: WHO

MANILA, July 26 (Xinhua) -- Most East Asian and Pacific countries have succeeded in fighting hepatitis B through massive vaccination, the World Health Organization (WHO) said Thursday. The WHO's Western Pacific Region office -- which covers countries ...
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Mozambique To Introduce Cervical Cancer Vaccine In 2014

The vaccine may be introduced in 2014 or 2015 and will be financed by Global Allance for Vaccines and Immunisation (GAVI)), a public-private international health partnership. "We have submitted our candidature for the HPV vaccine so that we can be ...
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New immunisation scheme launched in Haryana

New immunisation scheme launched in Haryana Chandigarh: A new scheme of immunisation will be implemented in three districts of Haryana namely Mewat, Palwal and Faridabad to provide vaccination services at the door-steps of people. The new scheme ...
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Country May Introduce Cervical Cancer Vaccine

Lusaka — Mozambique is planning to introduce the human papilloma virus (HPV) vaccine to prevent cervical cancer, an entirely preventable and curable disease that still affects many Mozambican women. Speaking to AIM in Lusaka on Tuesday, shortly after ...
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HPV Vaccine for Boys

On the 12th July Australia was the first country to start a government sponsored vaccination program offering HPV vaccine to boys 12 -13 years of age. This has ...
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Biologists prove ZOLOFT packs potential to fight fungal meningitis

The findings are the result of a two-year investigation by Xiaorong Lin, assistant professor of biology, and Matthew S. Sachs, professor of biology, involving sertraline hydrocholoride (ZOLOFT) and its effects on Cryptococcus neoformans, the major ...
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Scientists Prove Zoloft Packs A Punch At Fighting Fungal Meningitis

New research conducted by biologists at Texas A&M University suggests that ZOLOFT®, one of the most widely prescribed antidepressants in the world, also packs a potential preventative bonus — potent mechanisms capable of inhibiting deadly fungal ...
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The current whooping cough epidemic could mean that the vaccine is not working

So far some 18000 cases of pertussis have been reported, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said recently, a figure that is more than twice the number seen at this point a year ago. At the current rate, the number of those affected ...
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Examiner.com

ACMC in Willmar, Minn., joins surveillance initiative for pertussis

The U.S. is in the midst of what the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are calling the worst whooping cough outbreak in five decades. Cases have been on the ... Are we seeing kinds that aren't covered by the vaccine?” Because whooping cough ...
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Nottinghamshire girl's meningitis drama inspires £7000 fundraising drive

CARING colleagues of first-time parents Rachael and Neil Kelley have raised £7000 for charity – after hearing of their baby's meningitis battle. The couple were about to go on a short holiday to Harrogate in Yorkshire when their baby Jessica started ...
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Antidepressant ZOLOFT Packs Potential to Fight Fungal Meningitis

ScienceDaily (July 25, 2012) — New research conducted by biologists at Texas A&M University suggests that ZOLOFT®, one of the most widely prescribed antidepressants in the world, also packs a potential preventative bonus -- potent mechanisms capable ...
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Immunizations needed before practices start

“Immunizations are a vital part of public health and help make sure our students are free from preventable communicable diseases,” said state Superintendent of Schools Jorea Marple. “We must take every step we can to keep our children as safe and ...
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FOX5 Vegas - KVVUHealth district announces immunization clinic schedule

The Southern Nevada Health District has announced its new immunization clinic schedule, including back-to-school immunizations. Immunizations at the East Las Vegas Public Health Center will return to the normal schedule beginning Monday, July 30.
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Broomfield Public Health offers free back-to-school immunizations

Broomfield Public Health offers free back-to-school immunizations. Posted: 07/26/2012 12:00:00 AM MDT. The Broomfield Public Health Division will offer free immunizations for students 18 and younger from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 3. The annual clinic will ...
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Scarborough remarks unite much, but not all, of autism communities ...

From the Autistic Self Advocacy Network (ASAN) to the Age of Autism blog. AoA even linked to a petition set up by Rachel Cohen-Rottenberg.

All children to have flu vaccine

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This graph of whooping cough cases in Washington State should scare the crap ...

The graph plots the number of cases of pertussis by week of onset from January 1, 2011 through June 16, 2012. See those relatively short, stubby looking grey bars? Those correspond to pertussis cases documented in 2011. The gigantic, dark-blue bars?
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United States Faces Twice as Many Pertussis Cases as Last Year

New statistics show that the United States is in the midst of the worst outbreak of pertussis, or whooping cough, in fifty years. Case reports have doubled between 2011 and 2012, with nearly 18000 cases reported this year already. Wisconsin, New York ...
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AHS offers additional chickenpox vaccine

"It looks like (the vaccine) is lasting four or five years before it wears down, which is why we're offering the vaccine to four to six year olds." The chickenpox booster will be combined with the second dose of the measles, mumps, and rubella vaccine ...
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Alberta doubles up chicken pox vaccine

The province hopes to make Alberta children more resistant to chicken pox by paying for a second dose of vaccine for preschool children. The initial dose of the vaccine is given to children at 12 months of age. The second dose will be combined with the ...
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Taliban ban and Afghan migrants pose: Polio threat to capital

ISLAMABAD, July 25: With polio vaccination banned by the Taliban in Federally Administered Tribal Areas and pockets of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, the fear is that the crippling disease would filter down – maybe even to Islamabad. The Taliban have ...
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Liberian president asks for additional funding to fight malaria

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Vaccine News Daily (blog)

Deadly Contagious Disease on the Rise

The Centers for Disease Control is urging the public to get a simple vaccine for a disease that many thought was obsolete in the United States - pertussis, or as it's more commonly referred to, whopping cough. The disease is caused by bacteria that can ...
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More action urged in hepatitis fight

Vaccination is insufficient to prevent the spread of hepatitis in Hong Kong, while public awareness and screening are key, according to a global organization battling the disease. Both hepatitis B and C are spread by sex, blood transfusion or ...
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UN agency launches action plan against 'hidden' hepatitis

The virus was only discovered in 1989 but vaccines are available for all virus types except C. A new generation of anti-viral treatments is also on offer for hepatitis C, said Briand, adding that other treatments to stop the B type developing into ...
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Cervical Cancer Jab 'Gives Youngsters Green Light For Promiscuity', Charity ...

It said: "[young people] do have choices about how they live their lives and the HPV vaccine suggests they won't be able to control themselves. We should have higher expectations for them and show them more respect, not vaccinate them en ...
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DCO claims achieving 98 pc anti-polio targets

Lahore—DCO Lahore Noorul Amin Mengal has claimed that utmost efforts were made during present polio campaign yielded better results and the city administration achieved 98% target this time. He was presiding over a review meeting at the end of polio ...
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Polio drive target

DCO suggested that Khateeb of Badshahi mosque should also be polio ambassador like Shahid Afridi. Dr Debrah pointed out some weaknesses, which she observed in four union councils. EDO (H) said 526 out of total 815 refusals were covered.
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Victory against polio is within reach

JAY WINSTEN - AND EMILY SERAZIN - Earlier this year, the World Health Organization removed India from the list of polio-endemic countries, a victory against the epidemic that involved 2.4 million volunteers administering vaccine to nearly 172 million ...
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The Nation

Aucklanders applauded for their efforts over measles

“Our best defense against diseases like measles is immunisation. Several overseas countries are still reporting measles outbreaks, so we would urge the public to remain vigilant and ensure their family's immunisations are fully up to date in order to ...
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Immunizations on back-to-school check list

Starting in January, Texas law requires any college student under the age of 30, to get the Meningitis shot before entering a classroom. At the Grayson County Health Department they offer the vaccine for a small price if you're under the age of 18, but ...
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Flu vaccine for all children – but parents suffer adverse reaction

Flu vaccine for all children – but parents suffer adverse reaction. Jeremy Laurance Author Biography. Jeremy Laurance. Jeremy Laurance is Health Editor at The Independent. More articles from this journalist · Follow Jeremy Laurance. Thursday 26 July ...
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Ever Had Chicken Pox?

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Other moms' fear threatens my kids

The Centers for Disease Control just announced that 2012 will most likely be a record year for whooping cough — perhaps the worst in five decades. To date, 18000 ... It's not entirely clear, but it looks like the vaccine is wearing off too soon. The ...
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New York Post

The Fraud of National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program

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Cases of whooping cough in Minnesota most in 65 years

Whooping cough, also known as pertussis, can cause sufferers to cough so violently that they break ribs or vomit, said Kris Ehresmann, DHS director of infectious diseases. Over the last 50 years, vaccines kept pertussis in check. The number of ...
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Pertussis spreads across Iowa and the nation

The school nurse recommended that she go to the hospital to be tested for Pertussis or Whooping Cough, a highly contagious bacterial infection that causes uncontrollable, violent coughing. A few days later, Graf learned that she had tested positive for ...
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Children receive vaccinations

Fina Barcinas, 5, reacts as she receives an immunization shot from Lynn Okada, Public Health nurse, while her mother, Sa Barcinas, holds her during the Department of Public Health and Social Services Back to School Immunization Outreach at the Agana ...
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Whooping cough vaccine urged

Until 2005 there wasn't a vaccine available to fully protect adolescents and adults against pertussis. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's website, Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria with acellular pertussis) was licensed and put on ...
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FAMILY HEALTH MATTERS: Immunizations get kids ready for back-to-school

These are the current vaccine guidelines for school-aged children recommended by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC): • Ages 4 to 6- Children ages 4 to 6 should be given DTaP (diphtheria, tetanus, and pertussis vaccine), IPV (inactivated polio ...
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NIDA supports development of combined anti-heroin and HIV vaccine

This is a diagram of the heroin vaccine portion of the heroin-HIV vaccine. ... The implications for public health are enormous." The proposal stems from an ...

Polio eradication: Previously prohibited areas to receive vaccines

He added that the political agent has hired 30 volunteers, on a salary of Rs10,000 per month to reach those areas which are inaccessible to polio teams.“Bara is most at risk of polio and if we find any opportunity to send our teams there, we will do so ...
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The Express Tribune

Polio victim from Thatta could actually be suffering from acute flaccid ...

A suspected case of polio that was reported from Thatta on Tuesday might actually be a case of acute flaccid paralysis, clarified a World Health Organisation Pakistan official on Wednesday. The 18-month old girl, A, was reported to have been the 24th ...
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The Express Tribune

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