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CDC: Whooping cough rising at alarming rate in US

An empty bottle of Tetanus, Diphthera and Pertussis vaccine is seen at Inderkum High School in Sacramento, Calif. Health officials say the U.S. is on track to have the worst year for whooping cough in more than five decades. Posted: Sunday, July 22 ...
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London 2012: Sturridge thanks Pearce for Olympic chance

The Chelsea forward was diagnosed with viral meningitis a fortnight ago but recovered sufficiently to play 45 minutes of Friday's 2-0 friendly defeat by Brazil, one of the favourites for Olympic gold, in Middlesbrough. Sturridge's involvement led ...
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Ahram Online

After losing their baby to whooping cough, Michigan couple channels grief into ...

The McNallys' efforts to raise awareness about whooping cough – or pertussis -- took on added intensity this week, as health officials reported that whooping cough cases are rising at epidemic rates. So far this year, 18000 cases have been reported ...
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MLive.com

HPV vaccines available in schools

A vaccine that is effective in preventing cervical cancer will be available in government high schools in Cayman in the new school year. The Human Papillomavirus, or HPV, vaccine will be introduced for free after schools reopen in September for the ...
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Whooping cough cases soar

Nearly 18000 cases have been reported so far — more than twice the number seen at this point last year, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Thursday. ... The vaccine that had been given to young children for decades was replaced in the ...
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Government urged to fast track Enterovirus 71 vaccine

At least 60 children in Cambodia died recently of infection by Enterovirus 71, while Taiwan has reported 111 cases so far this year, according to the Centers for Disease Control. Enterovirus 71 (EV71), is a virulent and potentially deadly form of foot ...
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Speech: Ryall - Immunisation event

An infant will be considered fully immunised if they have completed the schedule of three primary series of vaccinations by the age of eight months. These three vaccinations are due at six weeks, three months and five months. The three vaccinations ...
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Moms Talk: The Vaccination Hesitation

And for those of you who don't know about this issue, there are two relatively new vaccines—Gardasil and Cervarix—that prevent human papillomavirus (HPV), which can cause cervical cancer. The vaccines are recommended for girls at about age 11, ...
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Did Merck's Gardasil Vaccine Kill a 3 Year-Old Toddler? | WHAT ...

Did Merck's Gardasil Vaccine Kill a 3 Year-Old Toddler? In June 2012 Chace Topperwein, an adorable 3 year-old boy from New Zealand, lost his battle with a ...
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Best of AofA: The Others. Siblings and Autism

Fiona saw me reading Age of Autism one afternoon. She rested her elbow on my desk and leaned her head on her hand with a heavy sigh. “Mom, I hate autism.

Polio campaigns have met a lot of success, says Aseefa

Polio campaigns have met a lot of success, says Aseefa. Ambassador on Polio Eradication Aseefa Bhutto Zardari has said that the polio vaccination campaigns in the country have met a lot of success and helped reduce the polio cases. In an interview with ...
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The Nation

Get Vaccinated For Whooping Cough - Like Right Now, Says CDC

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is urging all pregnant women, all children and anyone who comes in contact with babies to schedule an appointment to be vaccinated for an infection that sounds like something out of a Charles Dickens ...
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International Business Times

Severe flu doubles odds of developing Parkinson's

However, the reverse holds true for those who got infected with red measles as children. They are 35 percent less likely to develop Parkinson's, a nervous system disorder marked by slowness of movement, shaking, stiffness, and in the later stages, loss ...
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Osteopathic Physicians Support Booster Dose of Meningitis Vaccine

CHICAGO, July 21, 2012 -- /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Cases of meningitis tend to peak between ages 17-21 — a time when many teens are in communal living settings, such as college dormitories, where meningitis tends to spread. Members of the ...
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Polio eradication worker shot and killed in Karachi, Pakistan

KARACHI/NEW YORK/GENEVA, 21 July 2012 – The World Health Organization (WHO) and UNICEF are deeply saddened by the killing of Mr. Muhammad Ishaq, a local community worker who was part of the polio eradication initiative in Pakistan. Mr. Ishaq ...
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Fighting polio in tribal areas

In fact, this message is for hundreds of thousands of Pakistanis and Afghan refugees living in tribal areas and elsewhere who are reluctant or have refused to permit vaccination of their children against polio virus. It is being estimated that over ...
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WHO: polio worker shot, killed in Pakistan

WHO: polio worker shot, killed in Pakistan. GENEVA — The U.N. health agency says a local community worker who helped an anti-polio campaign in Pakistan has been shot and killed in Karachi — days after two of its staff were injured in a shooting in ...
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Asheville polio survivor addresses today's parents

In the early to mid-1900s, polio cruelly killed many, crippled many more and sent panic through scores of thousands of frightened parents as they feared for the lives of their infants and babies, so often the age group that was stricken. For many who ...
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Reinhardt: polio is still a threat

I thought the threat of polio was over. At least for those in the United States. I was wrong. While the chances are slim, they do exist. Steve Minnick, a member of the Land of the Sky Post-Polio Survivors support group, thought an organization like his ...
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Immunise so you don't put babies at risk says parent Rachel Allen

It was horrible." Ms Allen and partner Stephen Adams told The Sunday Telegraph the terrifying episode had strengthened their support of immunisation. "When parents don't immunise their children they're keeping the spread of the disease alive," she said.
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CDC: Whooping cough cases may be most in 5 decades

"There is a lot of this out there, and there may be more coming to a place near you," Dr. Anne Schuchat of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Thursday. Wisconsin and Washington state each have reported more than 3000 cases, and high ...
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Remember: Polio -- Disease 'struck terror' into York County

"I couldn't walk around in them." Polio -- also known as infantile paralysis -- infected thousands of people each year in the U.S. before a vaccine was developed in 1955, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. From 1937 to 1950 ...
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CDC: Whooping cough rising at alarming rate in US; this could prove the worst ...

At this pace, the number of whooping cough cases will surpass every year since 1959. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli). ATLANTA - The U.S. appears headed for its worst year for whooping cough in more than five decades, with the number of cases rising at an ...
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Winnipeg Free Press

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Goes number 5; Taylor number 0 Branch DR, Gender-selective toxicity of thimerosal. Exp Toxicol Pathol. 2009 Mar; 61(2):133-6.
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Pertussis Epidemic — Washington, 2012

Since mid-2011, a substantial rise in pertussis cases has been reported in the state of Washington. In response to this increase, the Washington State Secretary of Health declared a pertussis epidemic on April 3, 2012. By June 16, the reported number ...
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Provinces asked to ensure 100pc polio coverage

According to an official of the Polio Eradication Programme, the provinces have also been directed to reach every child to protect him from the crippling disease. He said over 34 million children received anti-polio drops during the last three-day ...
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'Old world' diseases measles, tuberculosis, whooping cough in Queensland ...

Visitors to busy Brisbane shopping centre Westfield Chermside and the Brisbane Airport's domestic terminal were last week warned to be alert for measles symptoms after someone with a confirmed case of the highly infectious disease passed through the ...
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In This Day and Age - AnneDachel.com » Anne Dachel

In This Day and Age: Abuse, Deaths and Injuries in Schools and Institutions and the Debate Over Cameras to Protect the Disabled – AGE OF AUTISM. Jul 17 ...
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Broomfield Public Health offering free immunizations for back to school

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 is at Holy ...
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Sturridge thankful for Team GB chance after meningitis scare

Sturridge was struck down by viral meningitis a fortnight ago and, at the time, his place at London 2012 looked in grave doubt. However, Pearce has offered the 22-year-old an opportunity to regain his fitness and stake a claim for a place in the team ...
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Goal.com

Villarruel: Affordable health care hinges on the fall election

Since I graduated from high school in 2008, I have gone to my college's health services office and received a tetanus booster, the series of Gardasil shots, a yearly flu shot for four years, the Hepatitis A vaccine, an H1N1 shot, Menactra, anti ...
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Herd Protection: Selling Gardasil for Boys with Bad Research | Gaia ...

What happens when published studies raise more questions than answers? Where does that leave trusting medical consumers? HPV/Gardasil studies leave us ...
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Is the Gardasil HPV shot safe? - Yahoo! Answers

Hi :) I'm a fifteen year old girl and i got the first dose of gardasil yesterday at the doctors. I have a relatively severe anxiety disorder. After researching the vaccine ...
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Health Department pertussis prevention advice

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. --The Duval County Health Department is releasing advice about preventing whooping cough after an increase in reported cases. The health department said the rise is not unusual, but urged parents to follow required immunization ...
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First Coast News

Taliban ban on polio campaign endangers thousands in Pakistan

A Taliban ban on polio vaccinations has made thousands of children vulnerable to the crippling disease in Pakistan, one of only three countries in the world where polio is still prevalent. The ban in north-western tribal areas was announced this week ...
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The Hindu

AMAZING RECOVERY ... Team GB's Chelsea striker Daniel Sturridge

The Chelsea striker has defied expectations by making the 18-man Olympics squad just two weeks after he was diagnosed with the virus. He sealed his place with 45 minutes in last night's 2-0 defeat against gold medal favourites Brazil at Middlesbrough.
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The Sun

Osteopathic Physicians Support Booster Dose of Meningitis Vaccine

"Although it's not a common disease, meningitis can lead to more serious complications or even death," says Stanley E. Grogg, DO, an AOA board-certified pediatrician and a liaison for the AOA to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's ...
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Osteopathic Physicians Support Booster Dose of Meningitis Vaccine

... board-certified pediatrician and a liaison for the AOA to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Advisory Committee for Immunization Practices. "Vaccinations are a great tool in disease prevention, and a booster dose of the ...
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CDC: US is on track for record high whooping cough rates in 2012

Atlanta - After releasing the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) on the whooping cough epidemic that's occurring in Washington state, the Centers for Disease Control said as of Thursday, "nationwide, nearly 18000 cases have been reported to ...
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