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Daily News 2012-12-22


Varizig Approved to Treat Chickenpox Symptoms

FRIDAY, Dec. 21 (HealthDay News) -- Varizig (varicella zoster immune globulin) has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to minimize chickenpox symptoms when administered within four days of exposure to the virus that causes the ...
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CDC - Building healthcare practitioner capacity around HPV ...

The goal of this FOA is to build on prior research concerning communication around vaccines recommended for adolescents in general, and HPV vaccine in ...
https://ors.duke.edu/cdc-building-healthcare-practitioner-capac...

Mass. Firm In Meningitis Case Files For Bankruptcy Protection

BOSTON — A Massachusetts pharmacy connected to a deadly meningitis outbreak has filed for bankruptcy protection. The Chapter 11 filing Friday by the New England Compounding Center in U.S. Bankruptcy Court seeks to establish a fund to compensate ...
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Meningitis outbreak: NECC files for bankruptcy

The New England Compounding Center is being investigated for producing a contaminated steroid shot that included the meningitis fungus. Getty Images FRAMINGHAM, MA - OCTOBER 05: The New England Compounding Center is shown here on October ...
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CDC reports wide variation in meningitis attack rates

Joy Coker Moody shows a picture of her husband Bret in the hospital as they talk about his ordeal with fungal meningitis during an interview in their home in Florence, Ala. on Nov. 16. More people in Maryland were exposed to medicine linked to the ...
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Pharmacy Linked to Meningitis Outbreak Files for Bankruptcy

Pharmacy Linked to Meningitis Outbreak Files for Bankruptcy. Published December 21, 2012. Reuters. The pharmacy linked to a deadly U.S. meningitis outbreak said on Friday it filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. New England Compounding Center, ...
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46 cases of fungal meningitis now reported in New Jersey

TRENTON — New Jersey health officials say 46 cases of fungal meningitis have now been reported in the state. The cases, five confirmed and 41 considered probable, are linked to a recalled, potentially tainted steroid produced by a specialty pharmacy ...
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The Star-Ledger - NJ.com

Ondo Retains Lead in Polio Eradication

Ondo State has retained its lead in the Quarterly Performance Assessment score sheet on immunization against polio in the Federation in the last three quarters of the outgoing year 2012, the State Governor, Dr Olusegun Mimiko has revealed. He noted ...
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Canada's Afghan legacy: War on polio an uphill battle

But endemic corruption, mismanagement and insecurity are sabotaging Afghanistan's campaign against polio, a faltering struggle that Canada backed with some $60 million from 2008 to 2011. Just weeks ago, the virus found a crack in Kandahar City's ...
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Toronto Star

MMA lawmaker to table bill: Link school admission with polio vaccination

PESHAWAR, Dec 21: Muttahida Majlis-i-Amal MPA Mufti Kifayatullah on Friday announced to table a bill in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly to declare production of anti-polio vaccination certificate mandatory for admission of children to schools in the ...
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Polio workers' killings: More than 3.5m children miss vaccination

Technical Focal Person Polio Eradication Cell Dr Imtaiz Ali Shah said that around 150,000 children were missed in Peshawar, 14,000 in Charsadda, 103,000 in Mardan and 8,000 in Nowshera. He added that the data from the remaining districts has not been ...
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The Express Tribune

Retired principal helps fight polio

87-year-old Mary Stitt has traveled to Nigeria and other countries for 20 years to help fight polio. She came into our ABC7 studio to tell us about her recent trip. Also, Dr. Carol Pandak, Director of Rotary (rotary.org) International's PolioPlus ...
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ABC7Chicago.com

Pneumococcal disease risk increased in mental health patients

Michael Goldacre and Olena Seminog, both from the University of Oxford, found that patients hospitalized with schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, depression, or anxiety were more than twice as likely to develop pneumococcal disease (lobar pneumonia, ...
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3.5 mln Pak children miss polio vaccine amid attacks on immunisation workers: UN

Islamabad, Dec 22 (ANI): Over 3.5 million children in Pakistan missed out on polio vaccination this week as the campaigns were overshadowed by the deaths of nine immunisation workers, a UN official has said. Nine people working on the UN-backed ...
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Why a UN ban on thimerosal in vaccines - Red Wine & Apple Sauce

If you've ever had questions about thimerosal in vaccines, this post may address some of those questions as well. All three Pediatrics articles deal with the same ...
www.redwineandapplesauce.com/.../why-a-un-ban-on-thimero...

High-dose rifampicin combination could improve meningitis survival

A treatment regimen including high-dose rifampicin administered intravenously in addition to standard or high-dose moxifloxacin has an acceptable safety profile and could improve survival for patients with tuberculous meningitis, indicate phase II ...
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Pharmacy tied to fungal meningitis outbreak files for bankruptcy

The compounding pharmacy blamed for 620 infections and 39 deaths in an outbreak of fungal meningitis and other infections caused by contaminated drugs filed for bankruptcy Friday, and pledged to establish a fund to compensate victims. The New England ...
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Firm at center of fungal meningitis outbreak files for bankruptcy

The pharmacy at the center of a fungal meningitis outbreak that has hit 19 states said Friday it has declared Chapter 11 bankruptcy in Massachusetts. The New England Compounding Center also said it plans to establish a fund to compensate those affected ...
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Pharmacy linked to US meningitis outbreak files for bankruptcy

(Reuters) - The Massachusetts pharmacy linked to a deadly U.S. meningitis outbreak filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy on Friday and said it would establish a fund to compensate victims. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 39 ...
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Facebook · Google+ · LinkedIn · Reddit · Twitter. Save. New England Compounding Center, the pharmacy accused of distributing tainted steroids that have killed 39 people and afflicted hundreds more nationwide with meningitis, filed for bankruptcy on Friday.
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Compounder linked to meningitis outbreak files for bankruptcy

Atlanta, Georgia (CNN) -- The company linked to a deadly, nationwide outbreak of fungal meningitis announced Friday it has filed for bankruptcy protection under Chapter 11. "In papers filed with the court, the company said its goal is to provide a ...
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Plea to get vaccinated after worrying rise of measles detected in Calderdale

An MMR catch-up programme is being launched after 12 cases of measles were reported in the district. Of the 12 cases, all reported since last month, nine were in Hebden Bridge or Todmorden. The Health Protection Agency says measles is a highly ...
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Halifax Evening Courier

After killings, cops shield Pakistan polio workers

LAHORE: Under police guard, health workers pressed on with a polio immunization programme on Thursday after nine were killed elsewhere in Pakistan by suspected militants who oppose the vaccination campaign. Immunizations were halted in some parts ...
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More than 3.5 million Pakistani children miss polio vaccine: WHO

ISLAMABAD: More than 3.5 million Pakistani children missed out on polio vaccination this week in a campaign overshadowed by the deaths of nine immunisation workers, a UN official said Friday. The nation of 180 million people is one of only three in the ...
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Civil society members condemn killing of anti-polio workers

PESHAWAR: Representatives of various non-governmental organisations (NGOs) on Friday condemned the recent killing of anti-polio vaccinators in some areas of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. A meeting in this respect was held by the Pakhtunkhwa Civil Society ...
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China boosts polio drive in Xinjiang

China has tried to boost the morale of WHO's polio workers after the recent killing of nine vaccinators in Pakistan. Praising their work, the Chinese health ministry said it will go ahead with anti-polio programme in its Xinjiang province. Noting that ...
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WHO: 3.5 Million Pakistani Children Miss Polio Vaccine

"Out of a total target of 18.5 million for the last polio round, 14.9 million children were vaccinated throughout the country, resulting in over 3.5 million children missed during the campaign," Dr. Elias Durry, the World Health Organization's senior ...
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Naharnet

Taliban-resistant strain: Reverse trend observed in Karachi polio campaign

Many parents rushed to hospitals and clinics after the polio eradication campaign was halted for the second time this year in a country where 56 cases have been reported so far in 2012. Despite Tuesday's attacks, many health workers across Karachi are ...
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Polio killings — assaulting health workers and our future

I had written in these very pages some time back about how the war against polio is currently in its final stages, that Pakistan remains one of the last strongholds, and that what was needed was perseverance and a continuum of strategy of which ...
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The Express Tribune

3.5m children missed out in anti-polio drive

ISLAMABAD, Dec 21: In a major blow to the government efforts to eliminate the crippling disease, over 3.5 million children were missed out during the latest anti-polio campaign across the country. This is in sharp contrast to the drive in October when ...
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Health roundup: Doctors oppose ban on vaccine additive thimerosal

Health roundup: American Academy of Pediatrics opposes global ban on mercury-containing vaccine preservative thimerosal; aerobic exercise best for fat loss; ...
www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/.../1774321/?...1

Experts criticise govt move to include rotavirus vaccine in national ...

Even as India is considering inclusion rotavirus vaccine in its national childhood immunisation programme against rotavirus diarrhoea, experts in the field have criticised the government move on the plea that “careful evaluation of available evidence ...
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Mass. firm in meningitis case eyes bankruptcy help

BOSTON (AP) A pharmacy connected to a deadly nationwide meningitis outbreak filed for bankruptcy protection on Friday and said it was seeking to set up a fund to pay victims. Contaminated steroid injections from the New England Compounding Center ...
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CDC Provides New Update on Fungal Meningitis Outbreak of 2012

The health risks of the fungal meningitis outbreak of 2012 that began in mid-September are still not behind those people unfortunate enough to have received contaminated injections of methylprednisolone acetate manufactured and shipped by the New ...
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Anti-polio drive never launched at Media Town

The children living in Media Town have never been administered vaccine during anti-polio drives because it does not fall in the jurisdiction of any health department of Pakistan as both federal and the provincial health departments declined to own the ...
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Shootings May Threaten Global Polio Eradication Effort

The deaths this week of nine polio vaccine workers in Pakistan at the hands of gunmen indicate a threat not only to workers but also to the effort to eradicate the disease—locally and globally. Earlier this year, the international push to eradicate ...
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Scientific American (blog)

UN suspends polio drive in Pakistan after killings

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — The United Nations suspended its polio vaccination drive in Pakistan on Wednesday after eight people involved in the effort were shot dead in the past two days, a U.N. official said. The suspension was a grave blow to the ...
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San Francisco Chronicle

Polio advice from Action Comics, 1954

Scott Edelman sez, "In 1954, a year before to the Salk vaccine was revealed to the world, DC Comics was publishing ads advising kids how not to catch polio., as in this one from Action #196 (which would have gone on sale a couple of months earlier than ...
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Boing Boing

Polio campaign at turning point, after Pakistan killings

Pakistan is one of just three countries where the polio virus has stubbornly resisted eradication efforts (Afghanistan and Nigeria are the other two). In 2011, Pakistan led the world with 175 confirmed cases. However, changes to the programme's ...
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Nature.com

Parents 'failing to complete child immunisation'

A health worker immunises a child on the Immunisation Day early this year. Reports indicate that parents are reluctant to take their children for the required rounds of immunisation, a thing that could increase chances of the children catching killer ...
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Daily Monitor

FDA approves Varizig for reducing chickenpox symptoms

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved Varizig for reducing the severity of chicken pox (varicella zoster virus) infections in high risk individuals when given within four days after exposure. Varizig is a varicella zoster immune globulin ...
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Fungal Meningitis Outbreak Leaves Lasting Scar on 2012

Before 2012, few knew the first thing about fungal meningitis – even doctors. And compounding pharmacies flew well under most people's radar. That changed as moldy spinal injections sickened hundreds across the country. The outbreak first discovered in ...
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Nashville Public Radio

Thimerosal To Return To Vaccines?

Since the 1999 recommendation, researchers have reviewed data on the safety and efficacy of mercury compounds in vaccines, have monitored vaccine coverage and have reviewed the risks and benefits of thimerosal-containing vaccines and their ...
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