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Daily News 2012-12-21


ECDC: Seasonal influenza vaccines must be improved

House Passes Bio-Threat Vaccines, Medicare Coverage Bills

Pertussis outbreak has state encouraging vaccinations for adults and children

GSK news: Partner's stock plunges after trial failure; new vaccine effort underway

Niger To Establish Mobile Court Over Polio Vaccines

Polio vaccinations resume in Pakistan

Research and Markets: Influenza Vaccines 2012 Covers Emerging Topics of Interest Written By an International Group of Key Opinion Leaders

Nuron Biotech bags $80M deal to back vaccines portfolio, PhIII MS drug work

UAB research succeeds in testing a vaccine against leishmaniasis

Hong Kong Scientific Committee recommends H5N1 vaccines for some lab workers

Now, China turns the heat on India’s vaccine makers

WHO clearance to hoist Indian vaccine exports

FDA expands Tamiflu’s use to treat children younger than 1 year - Parents, health care professionals must ensure proper dosing

CDC Seasonal Influenza Vaccine & Total Doses Distributed

Seasonal Influenza (Flu) Partners Activities

Seasonal Influenza (Flu) 2012-2013 Influenza Season Week 50 ending December 15, 2012

Seasonal Influenza (Flu) Images of Influenza Viruses

Flu pace picks up in US, Canada, parts of Europe


NEWS SCAN: Tamiflu for babies, peanut butter decree, less measles in Europe, rinderpest inventories, Pakistan's polio battle

Dachel Media Update: A Child Remembered, Nevada Services, Autism Speaks Research - Age of Autism

EMA Documents Are ‘Secret No Longer’ by Ed Silverman - Pharmalot

160,000 Flu Shots Recalled: Particles Seen Floating in Vials (video)

Thimerosal To Return To Vaccines?

In a press release from Dec. 17, the American Academy of Pediatrics endorsed the World Health Organization's recommendation that thimersol, an organomercurial compound used as a preservative, should not be removed from vaccines. This endorsement ...
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Thimerosal should stay say the American Academy of Pediatrics ...

AAP supports the World Health Organization stand on mercury-based preservative It appears the controversy on thimerosal will once again be heating up as ...
www.examiner.com/.../thimerosal-should-stay-say-the-america...

Meningitis patient lauds Ellsworth area emergency responders

Meningitis patient lauds Ellsworth area emergency responders. Tim Greeley let the emergency responders from the Ellsworth Ambulance Service, Ellsworth Police Department and Pierce County Sheriff's Department know how grateful he is to them for their ...
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Health chiefs warning of measles outbreak

The HPA is advising people with symptoms of measles to stay away from school, nursery or work until five days have elapsed after the onset of a rash and telephone your GP or NHS walk-in centre before attending so that arrangements can be made for you ...
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Wigan Today

German measles: Why you should not ignore that rashPublish Date: Dec 21, 2012

Measles is caused by the same virus that causes German measles. However, German measles does not present in a severe form. But like measles, it affects children aged about six to nine months. This disease is rare in children below six months because ...
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FTC v. Watson Pharmaceuticals: Another Piece Of The Puzzling ...

Bartlett (state tort liability for drug injury), Sebelius v. Cloer (the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program), and US Airways, Inc. v.

To catch the missed cases: Anti-polio drive extended

ISLAMABAD/RAWALPINDI, Dec 20: Local authorities of Islamabad and the Rawalpindi district extended their anti-polio campaigns for two more days to reach thousands of children who were missed or their parents refused the polio drops during the formal ...
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Pakistan clerics denounce attacks on polio aid workers

The death toll from attacks on polio eradication campaign workers in Pakistan has risen to nine after a young student died from gunshot wounds. On Thursday, hundreds of people joined the funeral procession for the 22-year-old who was killed on the ...
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euronews

Polio campaign under threat: Death toll from back-to-back attacks reaches 9

A worker of an anti-polio drive shouts slogans during a protest rally organised by the Vaccinators Welfare Association against the killing of her colleagues in Karachi December 19, 2012. PHOTO: REUTERS. PESHAWAR: A wounded polio worker succumbed ...
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The Express Tribune

Program on Polio Eradication Suspended in Pakistan After 9 Aid Workers Killed

At least nine people have been killed for their involvement in Pakistan's polio eradication campaign to deliver vaccines to 33 million children. The World Health Organization and UNICEF announced a temporary suspension of the vaccination campaign due ...
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Tragic end: Senator sees conspiracy behind polio murders

The debate on attacks on polio vaccinators took a new turn in Senate on Thursday when a lawmaker asked the government to probe the vaccination team headed by CIA operative Dr Shakil Afridi to ascertain the facts hidden behind the recent attacks which ...
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The Express Tribune

Timeline: Pakistan's battle against polio

Around 1960 Albert Sabin's live polio virus vaccine and became licensed with the official approval of the US Surgeon General. This vaccine protected against Type I polio virus. By 1963 the vaccines for Types I, II and III would be combined into one.
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DAWN.com

Meningitis bites TN harder than other states

More people in Maryland were exposed to medicine linked to the fungal meningitis outbreak than in Tennessee, but illnesses here easily quadrupled those reported from the Chesapeake Bay State. Discuss the fungal meningitis outbreak on Facebook ...
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WBIR-TV

Tainted steroids cause spine infections in addition to meningitis; all ...

Health officials investigating the national fungal meningitis outbreak caused by tainted steroid injections had thought that the worst was over. The number of new cases was dwindling. Then came patients like Anna Adair. An avid gardener and dog-breeder ...
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Boston Globe

Pertussis outbreak has state encouraging vaccinations for adults and children

But the pertussis vaccination is also one of the least effective immunization regimens that are commonly prescribed. According to the CDC, the TDaP vaccination protects seven out of 10 people, and the DTaP — diphtheria, tetanus and acellular pertussis ...
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vtdigger.org

I will volunteer again, says injured polio worker

Rashid Ali was shot twice, first in the face and then in the abdomen, on Tuesday, while he along with his co-worker Kaneez Fatima was going door to door to administer polio drops to children in Baldia Town. But even as he battles for his life, and ...
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Injured polio worker dies

PESHAWAR, Dec 20: While a team of anti-polio campaign escaped a gun attack in Multan on Thursday, a vaccinator injured in a suspected militant attack a day earlier died here in the Lady Reading Hospital. Twenty-year old Hilal Ahmed had suffered a ...
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Pakistani Polio Workers Get Police Protection

LAHORE, Pakistan (AP) — Under police guard, thousands of health workers pressed on with a polio immunization program Thursday after nine were killed elsewhere in Pakistan by suspected militants who oppose the vaccination campaign. Immunizations ...
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Rumors of plot to sterilize Muslims with polio vaccine spark killings in Pakistan

Updated 8:00 p.m. ET with new video: PESHAWAR, Pakistan — Pakistan may be one of the world's three remaining polio-stricken countries but Sartaj Khan has decided that the government-sponsored vaccination campaign is much more sinister than it ...
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UN Drops Out Of Polio Vaccinations In Pakistan Following Shootings

The U.N. has halted its participation in a Pakistani-run polio vaccination program following attacks on health care workers. Lack of U.N. support is a big setback, but the government said it would not end the campaign. Officials say the country is ...
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NPR (blog)

AAP supports use of thimerosal in vaccines

Thimerosal has been used in vaccines for more than 60 years. WHO maintains that replacing thimerosal with another preservative may affect the quality, safety, and efficacy of vaccines in multiuse vials and would affect mass immunization programs in ...
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Allied Healthcare Group: Coridon's Ian Frazer ... - Before It's News

Allied Healthcare Group: Coridon's Ian Frazer receives grant for HPV vaccine development. Thursday, December 20, 2012 1:13. % of readers think this story is ...
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Brave meningitis girl gets 2 pink legs for Christmas

A GIRL who lost all her limbs to meningitis has taken her first brave steps — after receiving pink prosthetic legs in time for Christmas. Thrilled Charlotte Nott, five, said the glittery artificial limbs were the best present she could wish for ...
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The Sun

Meningitis: CDC reports wide variation in attack rates among states

Maryland might be expected to have a higher case count of fungal meningitis than Tennessee because more people there were exposed to recalled medicine linked to the outbreak, but illnesses from Tennessee easily quadrupled those reported from the ...
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WBIR-TV

Meningitis: Outbreak Large, Attack Rate Low

Despite that and some variation in clinical presentation, it's "one of the largest outbreaks of healthcare–associated fungal meningitis reported to date" in the U.S., according to Rachel Smith, MD, of the CDC in Atlanta, and colleagues. Smith and ...
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Meningitis outbreak: Playing political football when disaster strikes

The latest example: a Massachusetts drug compounding pharmacy that contaminated vials of steroids and caused hundreds of cases of fungal meningitis, including dozens of deaths. Even while the Food and Drug Administration was still responding to the ...
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NJ meningitis total up to 46 with 3 new cases: Department of Health

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) linked the nationwide fungal meningitis outbreak to tainted lots of steroids produced by the New England Compounding Center in Framingham, Mass. One of the new patients is a 60-year-old Salem ...
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The Bridgeton News - NJ.com

Post 5103764 - "Age of Autism" completely cracked? ("Age of Autism ...

I know that the world ends tomorrow, so everyone has good reason to be edgy, but (seriously) have the conspiracy theory parents over on The Age of Autism ...
www.wrongplanet.net/postp5103764.html

Democratic Republic of Congo: A Race to Stop Measles Epidemic

KINSHASA/BUNIA, DRC, DECEMBER 20, 2012—A measles epidemic is spreading throughout a vast region of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), and shortages of drugs and health staff are putting hundreds of thousands of children at risk, the ...
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Doctors Without Borders

Synthetic Biologics And Intrexon Corporation Initiate Development Of ...

The initiation of mAb development for the treatment of pertussis is the second of three infectious disease indications Synthetic Biologics intends to pursue as part of its August 2012 collaboration with Intrexon. To further the development of this ...
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Immunisation drive: Security stepped up for polio teams

A policeman stands guard as a health worker administers polio drops to children in Afghan Colony near Saggian Bridge. All lady health workers who administered the vaccine in the colony were accompanied by a guard. Some refused to wear their signature ...
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The Express Tribune

Ninth Pakistani Polio Worker Dies

The killing of eight Pakistani polio vaccinators in the past week has raised concerns that the humanitarian space of aid workers is no longer considered sacred in parts of the region. 2 More Pakistanis Die In Polio Attacks · Anti-Polio Volunteers Slain ...
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RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty

Pakistan reports 9th death in polio team attacks

Associated Press/K.M. Chaudary - A Pakistani female health worker visits Lahore's slums to administer the polio vaccine to infants on Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2012 in Pakistan. Gunmen shot dead a woman working on …more U.N.-backed polio vaccination ...
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Yahoo! News (blog)

Another victim of attacks on anti-polio teams dies in Pakistan, bringing 3-day ...

PESHAWAR, Pakistan – Another victim from attacks on U.N.-backed anti-polio teams in Pakistan died on Thursday, bringing the three-day death toll in the wave of assaults on volunteers vaccinating children across the country to nine, officials said ...
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Pakistani Clerics Condemn Attacks on Polio Workers

Hafiz Tahir Ashrafi, head of the moderate Pakistan Ulema Council, said in an interview with VOA's Urdu service that his alliance will pass a resolution praising everyone working in Pakistan to eradicate polio. “Girls [female health workers] have been ...
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Voice of America

Pediatrics Association Fights against Thimerosal Mercury Ban :

Thimerosal, however, is approximately 50 percent mercury. For every child and every dose, 62.5 ug of mercury comes with a vaccination against hepatitis B or ...
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