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Hepatitis A Cases Linked to Strawberries at Tropical Smoothie Cafe, Officials Say

Health officials said a vaccine or immune globulin given within two weeks of exposure to hepatitis A virus is effective at preventing the disease.

HPV Vaccine Needs An 'Opt Out' Option To Make Parents Happy

Wiliam Calo, the study author from the Gillings School of Global Public Health's Department of Health Policy and Management at the University of ...

After Setback, Nigeria Digs In to End Polio

In mid-August, Nigeria was set to celebrate being polio-free for two years. In one more year, the World Health Organization would declare the country ...

DA Henderson, 'disease detective' who eradicated smallpox, dies at 87

Donald D.A. Henderson, an American epidemiologist who led the international war on smallpox that resulted in its eradication in 1980, the only such ...

A Yellow Fever Epidemic Made Worse by a Vaccine Shortage

This epidemic is not yet over, and, like Ebola in West Africa, it has exposed glaring weaknesses in how the world confronts infectious diseases.

South Orange Rotary Selling Tickets to Red Bulls Game to Help Support Polio Plus

Tickets are still available at NewYorkRedBulls/Rotary for $27; a portion of the proceeds will go towards Polio Plus, a Rotary organization working to ...

Health Department offers guidance for tetanus shots

The Louisiana Department of Health is providing the guidance below for individuals concerned about the need for a tetanus vaccine.

Nigeria Commits to Ending Polio in Africa Once and for All

Nigeria has launched an emergency polio vaccination campaign after two new cases of the disease paralyzed children earlier this month (August 11).

Home Medical Parents Would Gladly Accept The HPV Vaccine If The Opt-Out Provisions Were...

The only vaccine that has been explicitly invented for the prevention of cancer is the human papillomavirus vaccine. However, the vaccine still ...

Chicken pox kills 7 children in Noamundi

Noamundi, August 20: As many as 7 children are reported to have been died of chicken pox within a month in Kantodiya village under Noamundi ...

When HPV vaccine has option to opt out, parents more likely to opt in

The vaccine was invented to prevent cancer, but its use has been controversial.

Polio Eradication Programme to be handed over to private sector

The Heath Ministry decided to hand over Polio Eradication Programme to private sector, after they have failed to achieve the required targets.

When HPV vaccine has option to opt out, parents more likely to opt in

Parents may be more comfortable with their kids having the HPV vaccine if ... The human papillomavirus vaccine has been shown to be safe and ...

When HPV Vaccine Has Option To Opt Out, Parents More Likely To Opt In

The CDC recommends boys and girls between 11 and 12 years old get the vaccine. Right now, only Rhode Island, Virginia and the District of ...

50000 school kids get vaccination

City Health Officer Rodelyn Agbuloeens said Grade 1 pupils from 197 elementary schools initially received tetanus diphtheria vaccines and measles ...

D.A. Henderson, credited with eradicating Smallpox and former dean of Bloomberg School of ...

Donald Ainslie Henderson, a former dean of the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health who once led the World Health Organization's ...

Data: Parents say they will likely thumbs-up HPV vaccine if they can opt out

Ah, the HPV vaccine. That jab for human papillomavirus. Why are parents so apprehensive about it? To put it simply, many grown-ups think of it as a ...

USF Health: Zika is greatest threat to American babies since polio

And I think it is the greatest threat to the well-being of American babies since polio. And I hope that that turns out to be hyperbole, but I don't think it will ...

FG declares polio emergency as WHO pledges support

The Federal Government has declared polio a public health emergency and initiated vaccinations in Borno State, as part of efforts to contain further ...

HPV Vaccine Choice

Most parents support requiring students to get the HPV vaccine but only if they have the ability to opt-out.

Donald Ainslee Henderson, 1928-2016

He was Chief of the Smallpox Eradication Program at CDC, which led to his position, from 1966 to 1977, as Director of the World Health Organization's ...

Co-Infection with Malaria Parasites Can Result in Higher Chances of Surviving Ebola

An Ebola diagnostic laboratory in Liberia has come up with data collected from 2014 to 2015, that suggests that individuals infected with Ebola were ...

Scientists stunned by vaccine discovery

CHAPEL HILL-Requiring students to get vaccinated against the human ... an associate professor in the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health.

Rusine Mitchell Sinclair is on a mission to eradicate polio, provide shoes for foster kids and

Also notable is the major role Rotary has played in the worldwide effort to eradicate polio. After decades of intense polio vaccination campaigns, ...

Parents Are Cool WIth HPV Vaccine, So Long As There's An 'Opt Out' Option: Study

So long as the vaccine comes with an opt out provision, parents will be ... Gillings School of Global Public Health at the University of North Carolina.

Maryland man ride down the Mississippi for 'End Polio Now' campaign

Rotary-Club A Maryland man is kayaking down the Mississippi River to challenge himself and to challenge local Rotary clubs to help eradicate polio.

WHO pledges to support Nigeria in eradicating polio

The 66th session of the World Health Organisation Regional Committee for Africa took off on Friday in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia with a strong commitment ...

Reading Festival volunteers on alert for measles cases

Revellers are being warned to stay clear of Reading Festival if they think they may have measles. Festival Medical Services' volunteers will be on alert ...

Freshers at Newcastle and Northumbria Universities urged to get vaccinated

Dr Mary Ramsay, Head of Immunisation at Public Health England, said: Since 2009, there has been a rapid increase in cases of MenW across ...

August is Immunization Awareness Month

We encourage prenatal providers to share immunization resources with their patients, explained Bahta. Part of that education is the chart included ...

Parents in favor of HPV vaccine compulsion for school entry if opt-out provision is available

Majority of the states have levied rules on HPV vaccination. ... As per the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), HPV infects around ...

Grieving mothers hope to raise awareness with Walk To Fight The Flu

Free flu shots will also be administered at the event, to anyone who wants one. "Every day is hard, but I will get up every day and try to help somebody ...

Concerned parents seek to change wording of Colorado's non-medical vaccine exemption form

... registered nurse, physician's assistant or public health official who has recommended vaccines may endanger my child's/my health or life and others ...

Yellow fever vaccine only for 'high risk'

Meanwhile, the United States Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommended postponing travel and yellow fever vaccination for ...

Africa: President Highlights Africa Health Achievements, Challenges

The topics covered in the session include non-communicable diseases, security and emergencies, responses related to Ebola, child and adolescent ...

Top Ten Plagues Of All Time

Perhaps one of the most feared diseases of the last 300 years, Smallpox oddly only killed around 2% of those infected. However, one must consider ...

John Weisman: Don't forget vaccines on your back-to-school list

August is National Immunization Month, and a perfect time to increase ... in Washington did not have all the required immunizations to start school.

Europe Diphtheria, Tetanus and Acellular Pertussis Vaccine Sales Market: Challenges and ...

MRW_JPG504 The Europe Diphtheria, Tetanus and Acellular Pertussis Vaccine Sales market report is a valuable source of information and offers a ...

Europe 23-Valent Pneumococcal Polysaccharide Vaccine Sales Market: Study Growth Factors ...

MRW_JPG501 The Europe 23-Valent Pneumococcal Polysaccharide Vaccine Sales market report is a valuable source of information and offers a ...

Parents encouraged to check family immunizations

OREGON August is National Immunization Month a good time for parents to review their children's immunization status and their own, according to ...

Seychelles: Health Authorities Carry Out Yellow Fever Vaccination Campaign

Seychelles: Health Authorities Carry Out Yellow Fever Vaccination ... have anything is possible," said Public Health Commissioner Dr. Jude Gedeon.

Seychelles' health authorities carry out yellow fever vaccination campaign

Seychelles' health authorities carry out yellow fever vaccination campaign ... anything is possible," said Public Health Commissioner Dr. Jude Gedeon. Gedeon said the Ministry of Health decided to carry out the programme following ...

California vaccination law changes could send some students home

Some of the required and recommended immunizations for kindergartners and seventh-graders. They include vaccines against tetanus, diptheria, ...

Parents remain skeptical about HPV vaccine as school requirement

The human papillomavirus or HPV vaccine can prevent sexually transmitted infections and different types of cancers. It has been found out that HPV is ...

Parents say getting regular injection flu vaccine will be tough

Harris, like many parents, avoided that battle by taking kids to get the flu mist vaccination each year instead. This year, parents won't have that option.

Going to uni? Then you should get this jab

There are a number of strains of the infection and the vaccination gives ... Public Health England is also advising anyone aged up to 25 and starting ...

Letter: 'Vaxxed' full of lies

The movie claims that scientists at the CDC were part of a conspiracy to falsify the results of a study about links between the MMR vaccine and autism.

200000 dogs targeted in rabies vaccination drive

The Siaya government is set to launch a free rabies vaccination drive targeting to vaccinate over 200,000 dogs in the county in the next ten days.

Post-polio syndrome cut Pam's therapist career short

But after enjoying a fulfilling career, albeit one cut short by her PPS, and serving as chairperson of the British Polio Fellowship (BPF), you'll find Pam is ...

District: North West Junior High fell behind on vaccines

A report by the Iowa Department of Public Health says just 48.33 percent of Northwest students turned in immunization certificates by early October ...

Rabies vaccines to be air dropped in Erie and Niagara Co.

... nation to vaccinate our pets, that's why we don't have people dying of rabies or our pets dying of rabies, because of these mandatory vaccinations..

Health officials celebrate National Immunization Awareness Month

(WDBJ7) August is National Immunizations Awareness Month and Health Departments around Virginia are trying to get more people vaccinated.

Warming Permafrost Could Mean New Smallpox Epidemic in Russia

One researcher noted that in the 1890s, a Siberian town lost up to 40% of its residents in a smallpox epidemic and the victims were "were buried under ...

HPV vaccine remains controversial

Dr. Wendy Proskin, a pediatrician, said the HPV vaccination is important. "It's the only vaccine that we have that prevents cancer," Proskin said.

Study finds low support for HPV vaccine as school requirement

Grace Rucker is a healthy high school freshman in Naples who's protecting herself against cancer down the road. "A new vaccine? And it would be ...

Buhari Pays tribute to Late Dr. Stella Adadevoh Who Stopped Ebola Spread in Nigeria

Today marks two years since Dr. Stella Adadevoh died from Ebola and the Federal Government, president, and other Nigerians pay tribute to the great ...

Teen beats polio to top NEET rankings

The 18-year-old defied both poverty and polio to bag first rank in the National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET), in the physical handicap (PH) ...

Free vaccine clinic to be held next week in Millville

No appointment is necessary, and available vaccines will include HPV, Hepatitis A and B, Tdap, Pneumonia, Meningitis and MMR (Measles, Mumps, ...

Are your kids up to date on their shots?

Choosing to immunize your child is one of the best ways to ensure they grow up healthy and reach their full potential. The diseases that immunizations ...

8 INVESTIGATES: Rabies immunization procedure different for pets and feral cats in Hillsborough

The way Frank sees it, caregivers for feral cats are exempt from state rabies immunization law, because they're not owners. In an effort to curb the ...

Stella Adadevoh: Buhari pays tribute to late doctor who stopped Ebola spread in Nigeria

A Liberian, Patrick Sawyer, had entered Nigeria knowing he had contracted Ebola. Shortly after his arrival, he fell ill and was quarantined under the ...

Eight Cases of Swine Flu Confirmed in Michigan

Currently there is no vaccine for the swine flu virus also known as H3N2. Tthe seasonal flu vaccine will not protect against it either. However the ...

Answered: Common questions about vaccines, safety

Breast milk contains more mercury than the amount of mercury preservative used in vaccines. The only vaccine with a trace amount of mercury is a ...

Put Vaccines on Kids' Back-to-School List

For example, eggs are used to produce many influenza (flu) vaccines; ... The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has more on vaccines.

Airmen practice Ebola safety during Exercise Mobility Solace

A Transportation Isolation System (TIS) is loaded onto a C-17 Globemaster III aircraft during Exercise Mobilty Solace at Joint Base Charleston, S.C., ...

Immunizations offer protection for all life stage

Army officials encourage immunization research and awareness by all community members for maximizing protection against infectious diseases.

Bucked up: Activities geared up to eradicate poliovirus in province

PESHAWAR: Following the support and commitment extended by the Islamic Advisory Group (IAG) on Polio Eradication in Pakistan, officials at the ...

Strawberry smoothies linked to Hepatitis A illnesses in Virginia

Vaccine or immune globulin administered within two weeks of exposure to Hepatitis A virus is effective at preventing the disease. If you have had ...

County health department offers vaccines

MILLVILLE - August is National Immunization Awareness Month. It is a reminder that adults need vaccines to be protected against serious illnesses.

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