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09-13-2011_for_wednesday_batch_1 “The Age of Autism” Debuts in Paperback as the Battle for the Truth Escalates by Dan Olmsted and Mark Blaxill - Age of Autism

Autism Strains, Autism Subsets - Age of Autism

Research making leaps, bounds in understanding autism: Partners

Bachmann's vaccine doubts 'dangerous and irresponsible'
- Politico

Perry assailed by rivals, forced to defend record - Texas governor clashes with Romney on Social Security, Bachmann on HPV vaccine - MSNBC

What would happen if we could no longer use thiomersal in vaccines? (against banning thimerosal in vaccines)

TheRefusers.com provides information and news exposing vaccines – Natural News
- The Refusers

Republican Presidential Debate Raises Vaccination Choice as an Issue
- The Refusers

Chinese Pharmaceutical Plant Office Rivals Palace of Versailles - The Refusers

Using Social Media To Report Side Effects?
by Ed Silverman - Pharmalot

Just How Close Was Nemeroff With Glaxo?
by Ed Silverman - Pharmalot

Breaking news: lawsuit filed against Duke for fraudulent cancer study
- NaturalNews

Chronic diseases becoming world's top killers

Flu study may help increase resistance to illness

Time to think about flu shots

Inovio Pharmaceuticals' PENNVAX(TM)-G Global HIV Vaccine Plus MVA Boost Achieves 100% Antigen-Specific T-Cell Immune Responses in Interim Phase I Data

Fact checking the CNN and Tea Party Express debate in Tampa

Rick Perry’s 2007 HPV Vaccine Decision Haunts Him at Debate

Bachmann: Gov. Perry engaged in 'crony capitalism'

Rivals put focus on Perry in GOP debate

Is Rick Perry Making Mitt Romney a Better Candidate?

Analysis: GOP foes seek cracks in Perry's record

Perry Under Fire

Michele Bachmann On HPV Vaccine: Rick Perry Engaged In 'Crony Capitalism'
- Huffington Post

Mandatory HPV Vaccination - Public Health vs Private Wealth
(2007)
- journal editorial (JAMA)

Public Awareness and Concern over Influenza Driving Growth in Vaccine Manufacturing Market: companiesandmarkets.com

Veterinarians push Parvo vaccinations

With flu season approaching, health officials urge vaccinations

Inhibitors of Myxoviruses and Related Negative Strand RNA Viruses

IOM: Serious Adverse Events Rare With Vaccines - Extensive Review Finds Few Causal Relationships
- AAFP

Benefits and Risks for the MMR Vaccination

Comment: 
Note that this and most other reviews of the vaccine's alleged risks do not include less obvious risk like the changing epidemiology of measles due to vaccination which may result in a higher death rate in the long run It also ignores all the anecdotal evidence that remains anecdotal due to the failure to properly address and study the reports.

Anti-Vaccine Activists Apparently Immune To Science (opinion)

Comment: 
The author is apparently referring so reverentially (and condescendingly) to the "science" that is bought and paid for by industry.

Are You Contagious?
- Huffington Post

Cancer vaccine potential excites new CEO

OUR VIEW: Now is time to ask: Are you ready for flu season?

Angola: Over 30,000 Children Immunized Against Measles

2 Va students diagnosed with meningitis

Flu vaccines for nursing home workers effective in reducing outbreaks: study

Vulnerable patients urged to get flu jab

Wood Co. health officials worried about whooping cough

SA gets ready for trial of successful Thai vaccine

GOP Candidates Rail Against Rick Perry Over Mandatory HPV Vaccination

Rick Perry Suffers Lasting Damage On Vaccination Mandate During His Second GOP 2012 Debate
- Huffington Post

Bachmann blasts Perry for HPV vaccine mandate, calls it "government injection"

Bachmann attacks Perry's HPV vaccine mandate

Cancer Cure Lottery: 10 Vaccine Treatments to Be Given Away Over 5-Week Period

Some Words About Bobbie Kennedy Junior...
- The Bolen Report

Michele Bachmann rips Rick Perry over HPV vaccination mandate after GOP presidential debate (includes poll)
- New York Daily News

Did Bachmann's drug lobbyist claims ring true? (includes video)
- CNN

Merck Partners with Susan G. Komen for the Cure(R) on Historic Initiative to Help Address Cervical and Breast Cancer in Developing Nations

Polio Survivors Network

Video: Bachmann rips Perry on STD order (video)

Vaccine against lung cancer developed, released in Cuba

Why we refused the Hepatitis B vaccine

The GOP debates the HPV vaccine, but the medical community gives ...

Several health and medical organizations have released position statements or recommendations for the HPV vaccine. The American Academy of Pediatrics' 2011 ...

Flu clinics begin next week

There is very little wait time with the Health Department influenza vaccine clinics. The Health Department does not bill Medicare for the vaccine so the lines move quickly. Each flu season is unique, but Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) ...
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MDA, Walgreens Collaborate to Provide Flu Shots at More Than 8000 Locations

This year's vaccine protects against three strains of the flu, including H1N1. Families living with neuromuscular diseases should visit MDA's Flu Season Resource Center or call 800-572-1717 to get flu shot vouchers that can be redeemed at any Walgreens ...
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Bachmann: Woman Told Me Gardasil Made Her Daughter Retarded

Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) says she was approached by a woman after last night's Tea Party/CNN debate who told her that her daughter now suffers from mental retardation as a result of taking Gardisal, a vaccination for HPV. ...
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RealClearPolitics

Rush: Bachmann really jumped the shark on Gardasil

After my earlier post strongly objecting to Michele Bachmann's attempt to link the Gardasil vaccination to “mental retardation,” the response has been nearly unanimous among commenters — and as it turns out, pundits too. ...
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Perry and Gardasil | Talking Points Memo

For more background on Perry and Gardasil see Benjy Sarlin's piece from last month....
Talking Points Memo

The right and wrong way to talk about Gardasil

And while individual stories of Gardasil harm may or may not be true (Bachmann cited a mother who thinks the vaccine caused mental retardation in her child while making the post-debate rounds), it's not the primary case she should be ...
Michelle Malkin

Rush: Bachmann jumped the shark over Gardasil causing mental ...

Which is part of Rush's point…that instead of her performance in the debate being what we talk about today, it's this silly Gardasil remark. Anonymous. Right. And what she said on Greta should overshadow what she said during the debate. ...
The Right Scoop

Bachmann: Gardasil causes “mental retardation” « Hot Air

Earlier today, I noted that Michele Bachmann finally scored points on Rick Perry by hitting him on his ties to Merck and linking that to the Gardasil mandate Perry imposed through executive order in Texas. This is a fair point on Perry's record, ...
Hot Air » Top Picks

Vaccination Causes 'Mental Retardation'? Fact-Checking Michele Bachmann's Claim

The vaccine's label also makes note of more serious but rare adverse events like Guillain-Barré syndrome, pregnancy and death, but analysis of the data show that these events were not connected to the vaccine. Rather they coincidentally occurred in ...
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It's Free: Seniors Should Get Their Annual Wellness Visit, Flu Vaccine and ...

Why not get a flu shot too? It's also free under Medicare. Adults age 65 and older are among the hardest hit by influenza and are at much greater risk for complications from the flu. Pneumonia vaccines are also free for Medicare beneficiaries, ...
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Bharat Biotech in 'strategic' play with Rotovac vaccine

Bharat Biotech came into the limelight when it launched Revac-B, a recombinant hepatitis-B vaccine, in October 1998. Priced at $1 a dose, 25 cents less than the product sold by rival Shantha Biotechnics Ltd, it started a price war that escalated with ...
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Bachmann Shamefully Claims That HPV Vaccine Causes Mental Retardation

Rick Perry's attempt to make the HPV vaccine mandatory for all of Texas's girls. But this is ridiculous. In attempting to hit Perry for “crony capitalism” because of his ties to the vaccines manufacturer–a fair hit–she goes way out of bounds by stating ...
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HPV vaccine order haunts Perry

Rick Perry's decision to sign an executive order mandating that girls in the state receive the HPV vaccine to prevent cervical cancer drew criticism at the Republican debate Monday night. (Sept. 12) (/Associated Press) Correction: Clarification: ...
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Free HPV Vaccinations

However, since this is the first anti-cancer vaccine to be given on a large scale, the 67% reduction is better than zero, which is the old number. There has been some controversy about the HPV vaccine, not because of safety, but because of morality. ...
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Michele Bachmann, GOP presidential hopeful suggests HPV vaccination may cause ...

On NBC's "Today," Bachmann suggested the HPV vaccine might cause "mental retardation," a notion that has been largely dismissed. "I had a mother last night come up to me here in Tampa, Florida, after the debate," recalled Bachmann. ...
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New York Daily News

Rick Perry | HPV Vaccine Order | Tea Party Debate | The Daily Caller

Rivals knock Rick Perry over HPV vaccine order during debate | 'If I had it to do over again, I would have done it differently. I would have gone to the legislature, worked with them'
The Daily Caller

Bachmann Claims HPV Vaccine Causes Retardation

White House hopeful Michele Bachmann has ramped up her attack on 2012 opponent Rick Perry's past support for a mandatory HPV vaccine, suggesting that the vaccine, Gardasil, can cause mental retardation. Bachmann hammered Perry in ...
Business Insider

How the HPV Vaccine Splits the Economic and Social Right | The ...

Conservatives and Science | I was fascinated by this exchange from the Tea Party debate last night, as reported on by CNN:Bachmann and Perry squared off on the vaccination situation, with.
The Intersection

On H.P.V. Vaccine, Palin's First Overt Attack on Perry - NYTimes.com

In calling Gov. Rick Perry's executive order on the H.P.V. vaccine evidence of "crony capitalism," Sarah Palin is going after a former ally.
The Caucus

Can Polio Come Back in Old Age?

Question: A friend of mine had polio when he was a kid and now the disease seems to be coming back in his old age. Have you heard of this? Answer: The National Center for Health Statistics estimates that more than 440000 polio survivors in the United ...
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Turning Polio Panic into Purpose

Ladner's Chris Offer is transforming his childhood fear of polio into his adult fight against polio. Growing up in the 1950s before the advent of vaccines, Offer vividly remembers the panic the crippling, incurable disease provoked. ...
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Gardasil Math By Robert VerBruggen The Corner National Review Online

Robert VerBruggen writes on NRO: Like Jonah, I don't have a strong opinion on the matter, but I do think it's worth calculating how much HPV vaccinations ...
www.nationalreview.com/.../gardasil-math-robert-verbruggen

Michele Bachmann

... say that Merck's Gardasil and a similar vaccine that was subsequently approved are safe. The vaccines have been “tested in thousands of people around the world,” according to the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Web site. ...
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Sarah Palin's Alaska Took Federal Funds to Increase Access to Gardasil

Since then, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) provided additional funds for Alaska to obtain more vaccine. This boost in federal aid will enable more Alaska girls to receive Gardasil. Distribution of this vaccine to providers is just ...
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Another Quick Note on Private Contractors

Rick Perry's Gardasil decision influenced by the fact that his former chief of staff had gone to work for Merck? Perry's quick-on-his-feet reply was that having raised $30 million for his gubernatorial campaign, he couldn't be bought for a mere $5000 ...
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Andrew Wakefield | National Post

Andrew Wakefield. ... Connect With Us. Visit NP on Facebook · Follow NP on Twitter · National Post Andrew Wakefield. Andrew Wakefield. Fear factor: Fighting ...
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Medicago to present additional positive clinical data at the 2011ESWI ...

Medicago's H5N1 and H1N1 VLP-based vaccines were well-tolerated, produced no vaccine-related serious adverse events and induced a strong antibody response. In addition, the VLP vaccine candidates promoted cell mediated immune responses in many subjects ...
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Debunking Michele Bachmann's HPV Vaccine Anecdote

According to a Center for Disease Control page devoted to health concerns surrounding HPV vaccines, 35 million doses of Gardasil were distributed as of June 22, 2011, resulting in 18727 reports of adverse events. Ninety-two percent of those adverse ...
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Conceal and Carry Bill Targeted, Bachmann Slams Perry for Pharma Money and ...

Rick Perry for an executive order he signed in 2007 that required that teenage girls in the Lone Star State be inoculated with an HPV vaccine. (At the time, many other states took similar positions, and Perry's order allowed parents to opt-out. ...
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Bachmann Ads Pounce on Perry's Vaccine Controversy

Ads tell viewers to "Get The Facts on Rick Perry's Mandated Vaccines for Texas Girls," and "Get The Truth on Perry's Support of HPV Vaccines. Get Facts." The ads were placed by Bachmann's digital agency, Campaign Solutions. ...
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ClickZ News (blog)

Bachmann: Gov. Perry's HPV vaccine order was 'abuse of power'

Rick Perry's support of an HPV vaccine program in Texas as "an abuse of power." Bachmann ripped Perry over the program during Monday night's CNN-Tea Party Express presidential debate, and she doubled down on Tuesday during appearances on NBC and CNN. ...
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Bachmann claims HPV vaccine might cause 'mental retardation'

is continuing to attack the 2012 frontrunner for mandating that young girls get the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine. Bachmann found her line of attack in teh Tampa debate. (Win McNamee - GETTY IMAGES) Perry has apologized for the mandate, ...
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Medicago readies to demo flu vaccine capabilities in new RTP plant

Earlier this year, Medicago reported positive phase 2 clinical trial results testing a new H1N1 avian flu vaccine candidate. The company also plans to conduct clinical studies on a seasonal flu vaccine candidate. If the vaccine candidates prove to be ...
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Judge Lamont's ruling useful, but wrong in parts - Dene Smuts

However, that Constitutional immunisation is not self-executing. It governs the work of Parliament. Parliament in 2000 passed the problematic Equality Act, which chooses to reduce hate speech (in section 10) to mere hurtfulness or injuria. ...
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Some Students Starting School Year Without Receiving Pertussis Shot

Some students in California are starting the school year without having received a vaccination for pertussis, or whooping cough, even though a new state law mandates inoculation for students entering grades seven through 12, HealthyCal reports ...
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Oncovirus Expert: Cattle May Transmit Human Cancers

For example, basal cell carcinomas are known to have a predisposition to arise in smallpox vaccination scars. Smallpox vaccines were prepared by inoculating vaccinia virus into the skin of calves and then harvesting the crusted skin, which could in ...
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Family Practice News Digital Network

'Contagion' is part reality, part fantasy, totally possible

But the biggest chunk of change in that pursuit went for smallpox readiness, despite the dearth of evidence that al Qaeda or any other terrorist entity possessed smallpox with intent to use the germ as a weapon. All the fancy technology invented ...
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Political Wisdom: Did the Debate Weaken Perry?

But the more attention it receives, the more the Gardasil executive order threatens this strategy. The other (related) threat is that it might help Bachmann get back in the mix. This was definitely the case Monday night. Before Gardasil came up, ...
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Tea Party debate turns into Perry pile-on

When a Tea Party question about the Gardasil HPV vaccine came up, Perry admitted again that he had made a mistake in issuing his executive order for mandatory vaccination, reminding people that it did include a parental opt-out. ...
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Why Is Michele Bachmann Channeling Jenny McCarthy?

Last night, Michele Bachmann appeared on Fox News after the debate and continued her tirade against the Texas mandate for the Gardasil HPV vaccine. While many on the Right object to Perry mandating the vaccine from a parental rights or big government ...
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Commentary

Why Did the Vaccine Controversy Surprise Perry Then – and Now?

Rick Perry's proposal requiring Texas schoolgirls to be vaccinate with Gardasil, a drug that can protect against four strains of human papillomavirus, which can lead to cervical cancer. On Twitter, I tried to encapsulate why this decision by Perry ...
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Gardasil in Presidential Debate

Michelle Bachmann discussing with Gretta about the almost gardasil mandate in TX.
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Bachmann: Gardasil causes “mental retardation”

Earlier today, I noted that Michele Bachmann finally scored points on Rick Perry by hitting him on his ties to Merck and linking that to the Gardasil mandate Perry ...
www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2777639/posts

The Gardasil Flap - By Jonah Goldberg - The Corner - National ...

Jonah Goldberg writes on NRO: I can't make up my mind over this whole controversy. I think I'm torn because both sides are making good and bad arguments.
www.nationalreview.com/corner/.../gardasil-flap-jonah-goldbe...

More Swings At The Perry Piñata (The Note)

Will Perry's obvious vulnerability on issues like Social Security and the HPV vaccine cause him irreparable damage? Will Romney's electability-centered arguments mean much to the Republican primary electorate? Will Bachmann's performance have any ...
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The Tea Party/CNN debate: Ganging up on Rick Perry, as Kurt Cobain makes a cameo

Rick Perry has as the most media-analyzed Republican of the moment, candidates including Mitt Romney and Michele Bachmann went after him on issues ranging from Social Security to the HPV vaccine. Airing on CNN, the debate displayed more fierce ...
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Bachmann continues to seize on HPV

Rick Perry over his 2007 order requiring HPV vaccinations for girls entering the 6th grade. Last night, Bachmann suggested Perry's executive order was driven by political -- and undue financial -- considerations. “We cannot forget that in the midst of ...
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What an HPV attack ad looks like

With Rick Perry's conservative opponents latching on to the subject of the HPV vaccine – and the governor apparently struggling to respond – it might only be a matter of time before the issue comes to television. If it does become fodder for campaign ...
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Michele Bachmann rips Rick Perry over HPV vaccination mandate after GOP ...

Rick Perry's decision ordering sixth-grade girls in his state to be vaccinated against a sexually transmitted disease. Do you think schoolgirls should be required to be vaccinated against HPV, which can cause cervical cancer? No. ...
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New York Daily News

Stateline Community Flu and Pneumonia Clinics

ROCKFORD (WIFR) -- The flu vaccine provided by the Winnebago County Health Department (WCHD) is thimerosal free (mercury free). Getting the vaccine as soon ...

Vaccinate children against measles, parents told

As schools across the borough re-open, NHS Heywood, Middleton and Rochdale (HMR) is urging parents to protect their children against measles by ensuring that they have the measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) jab. Measles is a highly infectious and ...
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Vaccine Fearmongers Exposed

He maintained the MMR (measles-mumps-rubella) vaccine might cause autism. Wakefield dramatically expanded a health scare that lives on today even though his study was proven fraudulent, the paper was withdrawn, and his medical license removed. ...
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Perry and the HPV Vaccine: Selling Women's Health (and Everything Else) to the ...

The FDA approved the three-shot regimen for young women ages nine to 26 and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommended that this become part of the routine vaccinations of girls at ages 11 or 12 because “it is important for girls ...
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RH Reality Check (blog)

Time again to give flu fight shot in the arm

Between 1976 and 2006, estimates of annual flu-associated deaths range from a low of about 3000 to a high of about 49000 people, according to the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The 2009-10 flu season is an example of how ...
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Enterovirus 71 vaccine could be available in three years: official

Many experts fear that an EV-71 epidemic will occur soon as the disease has not peaked this year due to prolonged cold weather, according to Shih Wen-yi, deputy director-general of the DOH's Centers for Disease Control. Also contributing to the concern ...
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Influenza Vaccine Could Be A Life Saver For Pregnant Woman

The influenza vaccine is vital for pregnant women, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported. Pregnant women who received immediate treatment with antiviral medications were less likely to die than those treated later, US health officials ...
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ThirdAge

Valley Rally to be held

The mobile site will be located under the Lincoln/Mercury sign at the former ... happy to schedule an appointment for your vaccine, Guthrie officials added. ...

Michele Bachmann regains footing in 'tea party' debate

Of course, she was playing to her crowd -- the "tea party" has an uncomplicated passion for her -- but there was a new energy in her voice, particularly when she slammed Rick Perry for his executive order on the HPV vaccine. If Perry felt like a piñata ...
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Los Angeles Times

Merck Partners with Susan G. Komen for the Cure(R) on Historic Initiative to ...

The most common adverse reaction was headache. Common adverse reactions that were observed among recipients of GARDASIL at a frequency of at least 1.0 percent and greater than placebo were: fever, nausea, dizziness; and injection-site pain, swelling, ...
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New information expected on confirmed measles case, free Tuesday clinic scheduled

By The WTMJ News Team MILWAUKEE - More details were expected to come Tuesday about last week's confirmed case of measles in Milwaukee. Meanwhile, the city's health department has scheduled another vaccination clinic. The department is sending a message ...
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National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program

a solution The National Vaccine Injury Compensation ProgramVICP which went into effect on October 1 1988 is anofault alternative to the traditional tort ...
www.hrsa.gov/vaccinecompensation/strategicplan406.pdf

Public Awareness and Concern over Influenza Driving Growth in Vaccine ...

Historically the vaccine market was one of the lowest profit making pharmaceutical segments, but interest in the market has soared following the launch of Prevnar and Gardasil -- blockbuster vaccines returning revenues of over $1 billion per annum. ...
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News Minute: Here is the latest Virginia news from The Associated Press

(AP) - Two cases of meningitis have been confirmed in Caroline County. The Rappahannock Area Health District says one student has viral meningitis and the other has bacterial meningitis. Officials declined to say what schools the students attend.
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Breakthrough reached on synthetic meningitis C vaccination

13 (CNA) Academia Sinica, Taiwan's top research body, said Tuesday it has developed a new sugar compound that can help produce synthetic meningitis C vaccination of higher purity. The current meningitis C vaccination consists of compounds called ...
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3000 Visalia students lack required Tdap vaccinations or waivers

That's because as of Monday, they hadn't showed proof of vaccination for the Tdap (tetanus, diptheria and pertussis) booster, or their parents haven't signed a personal belief waiver available at school sites. A recent state law requires students ...
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Over 50.000 children immunized against polio and measles

Sumbe – Fifty thousand and 298 children from zero to five years old received vaccines against poliomyelitis and measles in province of Kwanza Sul, in the first days of the immunization campaign dubbed “Viva a vida com saúde”, happening in every part of ...
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The Contagion of conspiracy mongering and pseudoscience

Or maybe he's an amalgam of Mike Adams, Joe Mercola, and the Age of Autism bloggers. Who knows? Until I see the movie, I don't, but maybe you do. ...

Health Matters: HPV Vaccination

These findings stem from an analysis of data from the national cancer institute's Costa Rica vaccine trial. More than 7000 women were enrolled in that study. They were given either the HPV vaccine Cervarix or a Hepatitis A vaccine. ...
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Aduro BioTech, Inc. Announces Three Grants

Aduro has received a Phase 1 National Institutes of Health (NIH) small business innovation research (SBIR) grant for the development of a therapeutic vaccine for hepatitis B virus (HBV). Aduro has also received a Phase 1 SBIR grant to develop a ...
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Deployment of additional troops on Pak Afghan border on cards

He said that anti-polio campaign was being successfully proceeding in the district .He said that an official order has been issued under which strict action against the parents who were opposing anti-polio vaccines would be taken so that all children ...
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Doctor, nurse review movie 'Contagion'

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) in Atlanta is featured. Every year the CDC identifies the top three flu viruses and distributes vaccines for them, Joan Fernandez said. The CDC issued a press release, saying the film's writers consulted with the ...
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Area flu clinics scheduled

Children must not be ill on the day they come for their flu vaccines. They will not be able to see their health-care provider prior to their flu vaccine. Children 8 years and under who are getting a flu vaccine for the first time will need two doses, ...
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Students starting school without whooping cough vaccinations

By Helen Afrasiabi Despite a mandatory vaccination law that followed a pertussis outbreak last year, some California students are returning to class this fall without their TDAP booster shots. The immunization law, passed last September, required that ...
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The Age of Autism Book

The day before our book was published, the CDC finally got around to publishing a study that purported to show no link between vaccine mercury and autism ...

Rick Perry Defends Legislating by Executive Order, Ron Paul Condemns

Texas Governor Rick Perry continued to take fire from his rivals in the September 12 CNN/Tea Party Express debate on the issue of mandating Gardasil injections for 12-year-old girls by executive order. And the Texas Governor defended legislating by ...
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Inovio Pharmaceuticals' PENNVAX(TM)-G Global HIV Vaccine Plus MVA Boost ...

Inovio's clinical programs include Phase II studies for cervical dysplasia/cancer, leukemia and hepatitis C virus and Phase I studies for influenza and HIV. Partners and collaborators include the University of Pennsylvania, Merck, ChronTech, ...
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DOH encourages parents to avail of free immunization program of gov't

The mandatory basic immunization for all infants and children provided under RA No. 10152 include vaccine-preventable disease: Tuberculosis; Diphtheria, tetanus and pertussis; poliomyelitis; measles; mumps; rubella or german measles, hepatitis B, ...
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Crunch time for local school districts

Hundreds of area seventh- through 12th-graders are in danger of being turned out of classes beginning this week as districts plan last-ditch efforts to get parents informed and students immunized with a pertussis, or whooping cough, Tdap vaccine. ...
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State school vaccination grace period end Thursday

By Christopher Rosacker and Trina Kleist Nevada Union's school nurse Karen Harris gives Karrissa Ortiz a pertussis vaccination at a clinic put on by the Nevada County Department of Public Health in April 2011 as Ortiz' sister Amber and father Nick ...
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Poster drive to raise meningitis awareness

The York Vikings Rotary Club has donated posters and more than 10000 symptom cards for distribution around higher education facilities in York, to raise the profile of meningitis and advise readers about its dangers. The club chose to support the ...
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Students diagnosed with meningitis

BY PORTSIA SMITH Two Caroline County students have been diagnosed with two different types of a contagious meningitis. Caroline County Public Schools spokeswoman Dolly Lindsey said last night that the students attend Bowling Green Primary and Caroline ...
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Perry Wins One-on-One Battle With Romney, Gets Bloodied by Field

Speaking of girls who have had adverse reactions to the HPV vaccine, Bachmann said, "they don't get a mulligan or do-over." Further, Perry had to defend himself against the Texas version of the DREAM Act, which he signed into law. ...
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Human Events

Researchers find immunisation method to fight feline AIDS

Medical insurance policyholders will be encouraged to hear that researchers based at the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota have developed a genome-based immunisation strategy to help fight feline Aids [FIV] which could help lead the way for immunisation ...
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City health officials seek public's help with measles investigation

By Karen Herzog of the Journal Sentinel As part of the ongoing investigation into a confirmed case of measles, the Milwaukee Health Department is asking anyone who visited a south side building on Sept. 2 to speak with a public health nurse because ...
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With the HPV Vaccine, Two Doses May Be Just as Good as Three

All girls and young women aged 9 to 26 are recommended to receive the three-shot inoculation, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). But vaccination rates remain low: the CDC reports that one-third of eligible teenagers in ...
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Okairos Team Boosted by Appointment of Industry Leaders

Okairos is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company, developing genetic vaccines for major infectious diseases - including malaria, hepatitis C, influenza, respiratory syncytial virus and cancer - using a novel proprietary technology. ...
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Hepatitis-A Outbreak Puts Viljandi Officials on Alert

The most effective action to counter hepatitis-A is a vaccine, taken in two doses at six- to 18-month intervals. According to studies, immunity generally develops within one month of the first dose. The duration of the immunity is at least 20 years. ...
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It's not over for Chiefs, but it sure doesn't look good

Also, there are no reports of Tamba Hali coming down with polio, Jamaal Charles (at last check, anyway) is standing upright, and as of press time, the Chiefs have not yet given up a single yard against the Lions. By the grace of the NFL schedule, ...
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Kansas City Star

3-day polio campaign

Peshawar—Three days polio campaign in Khyber Pakhtoonkhwa and the tribal areas for 6.3 million children would start from 29 September. Eleven districts and the risk areas of tribal areas would be covered during this campaign. Over 3.22 million ...
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Flu shot relief: Smaller needles

Flu shots long have been injected deep into muscle, requiring a needle an inch long or longer, such as the needle seen at left. A new version, at the top of the syringe on the right, is less than a tenth of an inch long, the first flu vaccine that ...
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"Contagion" and the Flu Vaccine

She says the Centers for Disease Control don't promote commercial products like movies. But she says that also doesn't mean you should let your health fall by the wayside. "We do work hard at protecting the community and protecting the population ...
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WJFW-TV

Tourists warned of measles outbreak

This week NZ Doctor reports New South Wales health authorities are warning unimmunised Australians to get the measles, mumps and rubella vaccine if they plan on attending the World Cup. Most cases of the current measles outbreak have occurred in west ...
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Was Rick Perry's real Achilles' heel just exposed?

That would be the HPV vaccine that Perry used a 2007 executive order to .... work as co-chair of the Washington lobbying firm Mercury Public Affairs. ...

IOM: Serious Adverse Events Rare With Vaccines

An IOM committee reviewed adverse event reports related to vaccines for hepatitis A; hepatitis B; human papillomavirus, or HPV; influenza; measles, mumps and rubella, or MMR; meningococcal disease; tetanus; and varicella. Based on the evidence, ...
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Breakthrough opens new avenues for hep C vaccine

Hopes for an effective vaccine and treatment against the potentially fatal hepatitis C virus (HCV) have received a major boost following the discovery of two 'Achilles' heels' within the virus. A team of medical researchers from the University of New ...
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Meningitis Cases Confirmed For Two Caroline Students

AP Sports News Video Entertainment News from AP Entertainment News from AP Health officials have confirmed two Caroline County students have been diagnosed with meningitis, and that there may be some risk of exposure to other students. ...
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The best protection

The best prevention for measles, mumps and rubella is the vaccine. The Milwaukee Health Department and its partners hold two health fairs in August every year to kick off the school year. Thousands turn out for the events. The city's vaccination rate ...
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CDC: Pregnant women must receive flu vaccine

A new report from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention examines maternal and infant outcomes among critically ill pregnant and post partum women with 2009 Influenza A (H1N1) infection. Between April 2009 and August 2010, the CDC received ...
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Lessons for Obama from the New Deal

FDR had polio as a child, surely shaping his personality in ways that benefitted the country during his tenure as President. Perhaps Obama's childhood was no cakewalk, but it hardly seems to have prepared him for dealing with the current GOP ...
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Health requirement could keep new students from school

Under the new law, all first-time college students under age 30 must be vaccinated for Bacterial Meningitis. Before, it was only required for students living on campus, which means Amarillo College has never had to deal with this, until now. ...
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Mom left wondering how rare amoeba could have killed her son

But a few days later, he fell victim to a tissue-eating strain of meningitis. Winfield Lake is a peaceful place where families gather, especially in the summer months. In mid-August, Andrew and a few dozen of his family members spent a few days there. ...
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Vaccine for deadly meningitis strain on the way

"Meningococcal B infections can cause meningitis and blood poisoning and can progress very quickly with devastating effects," Dr Richmond said. "This is the last major cause of meningitis for which we don't have a vaccine and the one that most affects ...
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Tot eighth case of possible meningitis

A spate of meningococcal cases has Northland health authorities on the verge of declaring an outbreak, as an eighth person is admitted to hospital with symptoms. Seven people have contracted meningococcal disease in Northland this winter, ...
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Kathleen thought she had the flu. In fact, it was meningitis - and it cost her ...

By Isla Whitcroft For nearly six weeks, student Kathleen Hawkins struggled to overcome the devastating after-effects of meningitis B. The disease had triggered septicaemia, and Kathleen, then 19, had suffered multiple organ failure — for three weeks ...
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Daily Mail

Cuba Controls Dengue, Transmissible Diseases

Also on the list are brucellosis, meningitis meningococcica BC, meningitis, pneumonia to Haemophilus Influenzae Type B, leptospirosis, Hepatitis B, mumps, post-mumps syndrome, adult tetanus, child AIDS and congenital syphilis. / PL.
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Arts and entertainment calendar for Sept. 15

They're all set to run the lights and move scenery for the big Andrews Sisters show when they get word that the Sisters have caught the chicken pox and won't be performing. Not wanting to let their soldiers down, the brothers squeeze into nylons, ...
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New study on cervical cancer vaccine

They found that about 20% of the enrolled participants received fewer than the three vaccine doses recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices, primarily for unintentional reasons ...
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Stateline Area Health News in Brief

Flu vaccine shots will be available at Beloit Health System clinics in the coming weeks. Walk-in flu shots with no appointment needed will be offered from 9 am - 4 pm Sept. 14, 21 and 28 at the West Side Clinic, 1735 Madison Road, Beloit. ...
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Flu, pneumonia vaccine clinics scheduled throughout Warren County

The vaccines are available at no fee for individuals with traditional Medicare Part B. For all other insurances, the cost is $15 for the seasonal flu vaccine and $35 for the pneumonia vaccine. Influenza is a highly contagious viral infection that ...
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A wake-up call on vaccinations

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention tell us you need to have vaccination rates around 95% or better to offer the best protection for your community. Clearly, we have more work to do. In Wisconsin, there are a number of reasons people can ...
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Time for flu shots is approaching

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention states that preschool children are at greater risk for influenza-related hospitalization than any other population. Additionally, vaccinating children against influenza may decrease transmission of the flu ...
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Back-to-school bugs

With hundreds of pupils and 30 or so children in a class, diseases can spread rapidly in the school environment, from the common cold (expect plenty in the first year) to chicken pox. But among the neverending list of run-of-the-mill sickness ...
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The Guardian

Medical: Possible help for painful shingles

If you've ever had the chicken pox you are at risk of getting shingles. Anti-viral medication taken early on, can help. Still some people have terrible chronic pain after they get well. Now a simple office treatment is changing lives. ...
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Pneumococcal diseases: Effective treatment is essential

By SOLA OGUNDIPE Although widely described as the forgotten killer of children by UNICEF, pneumococcal diseases, which include pneumonia, meningitis, and sepsis – all caused by the Streptococcus pneumoniae bacteria – is currently the world's leading ...
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HA gets ready for Government Vaccination Programme

In accordance with the Government Vaccination Programme for 2011-12, the Hospital Authority (HA) outpatient clinics will start providing seasonal influenza and pneumococcal vaccinations to eligible persons commencing on November 1. 1. ...
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Mum Zoe puts the heartbreak behind her to honour tragic Jack

Here, she explains why We lost our lovely little boy, Jack-William, to pneumococcal meningitis in 2004. He was 14 months old. Jack was a little star, a beautiful, happy and wonderful child who brought us, and everyone he met, so much joy. ...
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Monroe Clinic Flu Clinics

Monroe Clinic will also offer a Pneumococcal Polysaccharide Vaccination (PPSV) at all branch locations except for Monroe Clinic-FastCare. PPSV is a vaccine used to prevent pneumonia, pneumococcus and septicaemia. It is recommended for adults 65 years ...
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Containing Antibiotic Resistance While Treating Community-Acquired Pneumonia

Sordé and colleagues recently described the performance of a point-of-care pneumococcal urinary antigen test in an observational study of patients admitted to hospital with community-acquired pneumonia (CAP). 1 The urinary antigen test was exclusively ...
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Tdap Deadline Looms For Guilford County Sixth Graders

Tdap protects children from tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis (more commonly known as whooping cough). Diphtheria and pertussis are spread from person to person, while tetanus enters the body through scratches, cuts or wounds.
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Free vaccinations now on offer for Haj pilgrims

By Samihah Zaman, Staff Reporter Abu Dhabi: Pilgrims hoping to head out to Makkah for the Haj can now avail of free vaccinations against influenza and meningitis, health officials announced in the capital Monday. These vaccinations, which are being ...
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Health departments give warning on risks of bacterial meningitis

But drinking from the same glass or sharing eating utensils can increase a person's risk of getting meningococcal meningitis, a serious bacterial infection. The Cleveland Department of Public Health and Cuyahoga County Board of Health are alerting ...
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Plain Dealer

Anti-Vaccine Activists Apparently Immune To Science

Because it is such an unknown, there is little that can be said that will make some people listen. www.puzzlepieceprincess.com Sally, Wakefield's work was on the MMR (measles, mumps and rubella) vaccine. This is a live virus vaccine. ...
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Case of the mumps recorded in Singleton

BY ALISON BRANLEY , EDUCATION REPORTER THE first reported case of mumps this year has surfaced at a Singleton area primary school. Parents were warned about the case in the school newsletter last week. Mumps has become extremely rare in the Hunter New ...
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Flu Shots Available at Kroger Pharmacies

The Centers for Disease Control recommends an annual flu shot for all people age 6 months and older. Influenza is among the common respiratory illnesses in the United States, infecting millions every flu season. Flu shots have proven to reduce illness, ...
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Hale: 'Contagion' - Fact or Fiction?

The Department of Health and Human Services, including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), will need to play their cards carefully if we have a real Contagion (eg, avian flu that is easily transmitted from human to human) in the ...
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Over 30000 children immunized against measles

Cabinda – At least 30206 children were vaccinated against measles at Cabinda district, according to provisional balance report of the present urban phase of the national integrated vaccine campaign, being held from 9 to 13 September. ...
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As the Number of Measles Epidemics Skyrocket, Global Response Lags

Paris/New York, September 12, 2011 – On September 13-14, 2011, the Measles Initiative will meet in Washington, DC, bringing together organizations seeking to eliminate measles worldwide. Given the troubling resurgence of measles epidemics over the last ...
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Are You Contagious?

But I made sure my children were vaccinated against the ten major diseases, including, polio, measles, diphtheria, whooping cough, German measles, and Hepatitis B. Some of these can be deadly. My kids 'caught' the chicken pox, but now your child can ...
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Community hospital's new policy mandates flu vaccine for employees; some do ...

If employees or volunteers do not receive a vaccine, they will consequently be required to wear a face mask for the flu season, which is from November to December, regardless of their opinion, said Nicole Sanders, marketing and community relations ...
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Another top-level departure for Novavax

Novavax Inc. has shed its second top-tier executive since it won a massive federal flu vaccine contract. Five months after CEO Rahul Singhvi left the Rockville biotech, John Trizzino – whom Singhvi had hired two years ago – is departing as well. ...
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Health Officials Urge Residents To Get Flu Vaccine

"The flu virus is always changing, so it is important to be protected by yearly vaccination against this potentially deadly illness," said Dr. Jose Montero, state director of public health. "Flu vaccine remains free for all children up through age 18 ...
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