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Daily News 2016-02-10


Whooping cough booster vaccine offers little protection, according to study

Blog: Could the federal government as a customer influence vaccine shortages?

Fact or Fiction: Is there a link between microcephaly and vaccines? (video)

Narcolepsy boy wins finally wins Vaccine Injury case. But It’s not enough.

As corporate restructuring looms, Sanofi's vaccines deliver in 2015

Target dads, says jab study - Researchers want immunisation campaign to focus on both parents-to-be before birth.

Experts: Many pitfalls in putting a price tag on the value of vaccinations - In a recent Health Affairs report, authors say social, moral and ethical considerations need to be considered.

Nigeria Striving to Meet Measles Vaccination Targets

Parents opposed to mandatory vaccinations rally in Oklahoma

Uptake of free vaccinations in US varies depending on ethnicity and income, says study

GSK is latest to assess VBI Vaccines' biologic stability tech after Sanofi - GSK will test a stability enhancement technology developed by VBI Vaccines in a deal announced this week.


Zika: What Went Wrong With The Mosquitoes? by Catherine Frompovich

Zika update: Vaccine race swells, PaxVax CEO on how to stop 'chasing epidemics'

Using price to avoid vaccine shortages

The Revisionist History of Autism by Anne Dachel - Age of Autism

Zika: the notorious BG: Bill Gates - by Jon Rappoport

Zika: the gene-editing fix that will blow you away by Jon Rappoport

Vaccines in Low-Income Countries: Reasons and Remedies for their Stunted Performance

Will More States Ban Childhood Vaccine Exemptions?

Regeneron Joins Human Vaccines Project


School-aged child from Oakland Co. dies from influenza

Combining influenza vaccination with cardiac screening for the elderly: “an ideal opportunity”

Notes from the Field: Evidence of Zika Virus Infection in Brain and Placental Tissues from Two Congenitally Infected Newborns and Two Fetal Losses — Brazil, 2015

An Expansive Collection of Vaccine Research

Vaccines: The Best Shot for Children and Economies

Bexsero vaccine booster effective for waning immunity

Shaken Baby Syndrome Questioned in Court Cases - Medical advances cast new doubt on many diagnoses and criminal convictions


Nurse Says Flu Shot Causes Severe Arm Pain, Flu Symptoms, Disability…

Flu vaccine effective despite high number of intensive care cases

Expert says Texas should devote resources toward developing vaccines for neglected tropical diseases

Doctors tracking viruses in Midlands amid flu season and Zika threat

Where Does Bernie Sanders Stand on Vaccines?

Pregnant Women Benefit From Tamiflu at First Sign of Flu: Study

WHO Issues Influenza Risk Assessment

Zika Virus Infection in a Massachusetts Resident After Travel to Costa Rica: A Case Report

WHO addresses Zika fears as more microcephaly findings surface


Flu Scan for Feb 10, 2016 - H7N9 in China; AI outbreaks in France and Nigeria

News Scan for Feb 10, 2016 - Antibiotic prescribing intervention; Pneumonia drug looks promising; Lyme disease in Hispanics; FDA budget request

 

Michigan officials confirm first child flu death of season

Michigan officials confirm first child flu death of season ... County health officials recommend a flu vaccination for everyone over the age of 6 months.

Michigan confirms first child flu death

PONTIAC, Mich. Health officials in suburban Detroit say a child who died of influenza is the state's first pediatric flu death of the season.

Connecticut Hauled Into Court Over Ebola Panic

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (CN) - A dozen people who traveled to Africa during the 2014 Ebola outbreak claim in a federal class action that Connecticut ...

Conn. Officials Face Class Action Over Ebola Quarantines

The 2014 Ebola outbreak led health officials worldwide to take unprecedented steps to prevent a wider outbreak of the potentially fatal disease.

Tennessee Department of Health Clinics Offer Free Flu Vaccine

Nashville's Metro Public Health Department began offering flu vaccine at no cost to patients February 8th. The 2009 H1N1 flu strain is the most ...

Dog confirmed with rabies in Aberdeen

3, the New Jersey Department of Health confirmed that an Aberdeen ... The pit bull did not have a current rabies vaccination, she said. ... said Christopher Merkel, Monmouth County Public Health Coordinator, in a statement.

State confirms Oakland County child's flu death, first of year in Michigan

Hafizah Bozaan of Waterford (left) gets a flu shot from nurse Lisa Bauer at the Oakland County Health Division in Pontiac. Oakland Press file photo.

Encouraging Progress Toward Immunization Against Ebola

Three different species of Ebolavirus have caused repeated disease outbreaks in Africa. Monoclonal antibodies against the species that caused the ...

School-aged child from Oakland Co. dies from influenza

The Oakland County Health Department recommends everyone over the age of 6 months receive an influenza vaccination. Those who are at a higher ...

Oakland County child dies of flu

The statement did not indicate whether the child had received a flu vaccination,. My heart goes out to the family, said Oakland County Executive L.

The Bartell Drug Company Implements Bi-directional Immunization Interface with Real Time Data

By integrating STC's bi-directional Immunization Interface, ImmsLink into Bartell's workflow, pharmacists can review patient immunization histories ...

So What's Gotten Into You

Getting vaccinated from STI's: Hepatitis B vaccine, HPV vaccine ... There are also female condoms and preventative vaccinations as aforementioned.

NUJS suspends classes after chicken pox 'outbreak'

"The students have been asked to leave the hostel as chicken pox is a highly contagious disease. It was a precautionary step. Parents of the sick ...

Health department has flu vaccine

Flu season is in full swing and the best way to halt the virus in its tracks is to get vaccinated, according to the Centers for Disease Control and ...

Why Americans don't live as long as Europeans

Americans die younger than people in other high-income countries, and drug poisonings, gun injuries and motor vehicle crashes are largely to blame, ...

Testing for Ebola

Ebola Case Is Reported in West Africa (news article, Jan. 16) describes a resurgent case of Ebola in which a woman's illness was not diagnosed ...

Health Departments Offer Free Flu Shots

The Knox County Health Department will begin offering flu vaccine at no cost to patients Feb. 9 at all three clinic locations. Nashville's Metro Public ...

UP govt proposes making Aadhar registration mandatory for kids' vaccination

Talking to TOI, Dr Ajay Kalra said immunization is a child's right and it should not be mixed up with other things. "In our country, immunization is ...

Pediatric Vaccination: Who Bears The Burden?

But the burden on the private sector to deliver this public health benefit is increasing, with little recognition or support from the public sector. First, the ...

Autism conference features workshops, toolkits and Dr. Temple Grandin

Diagnosed with autism at the age of four, Grandin spent her early years isolated because of her delayed speech and social skills, but her parents and ...

Conn. Residents Sue Over Ebola Quarantines

Boyko, was confined to his apartment in New Haven out of concern that he was exposed to Ebola while helping Liberia's government develop a ...

Ebola quarantine of healthy travelers brings class action suit in Connecticut

The lawsuit builds on a report on Ebola quarantines published by the American Civil Liberties Union and the Yale Global Health Justice Partnership in ...

Kentucky officials urge residents to get flu vaccine

State health officials are urging residents in Kentucky to get the flu vaccine now if they haven't already had it. According to medics, 28459 people came ...

Ebola Funds May Help Combat Zika Virus

A bill filed in the U.S. House of Representatives aims to funnel cash meant for fighting Ebola toward Zika control measures.

Sierra Leone's Last Known Ebola Patient Released From Hospital; Ebola Widows Struggle To ...

Sierra Leone's last known Ebola patient has been released from hospital, medical officials said on Monday, allowing authorities to begin a six-week ...

More measles cases likely in Melb outbreak

Four measles cases, which are linked, have been found within the suburbs of Brunswick or East Brunswick over the past week, the health department ...

Reports a man has died of swine flu in Northern Ireland hospital

The flu vaccination can protect against various strains of flu, including the H1N1 swine flu, and for vulnerable groups such as older people and those ...

Latest Sierra Leone Ebola case cured

Medical personnel inside a clinic taking care of Ebola patients in the Kenema District on the outskirts of Kenema, Sierra Leone. (Youssouf Bah, AP).

Latest Sierra Leone Ebola case cured but more testing needed officials

ebola-virus-1 Sierra Leone's most recent case of Ebola has been cured, but more testing is required before the latest outbreak can be seen as ...

Cracking Down on Anti-Vaxxers May Be Easier Than We Thought

We think of vaccination as a hotly controversial issue, one that, as Jamelle ... Even within the public health community, the study notes, many experts ...

Q&A: Dr. Michael Gardam, infectious disease expert and Zika virus skeptic

Dr. Michael Gardam, director of infection prevention and control at Toronto University Health, talked with us about epidemics, the flu shot's flaws and ...

Second Ebola Prevention Video Produced in Hopes of Averting Next Outbreak

United Methodist Communications collaborated with Chocolate Moose Media and UNICEF Togo to create "Ebola: In Praise of Prevention," an ...

Protect yourself so you can have a V-day without VD

HPV is an urgent public health issue that most of us don't really know much about. ... The HPV vaccine is still the safest way to protect oneself.

King William Animal Control: Vaccinate your pets against rabies

The King William County Animal Control Department is reminding residents that dogs and cats over the age of four months must have a valid rabies ...

Chimerix drug tests favorably against smallpox

Chimerix tested its investigational drug brincidofovir in animals with smallpox and measured results against smallpox-infected animals that were given ...

Protection from the TdaP vaccine doesn't last very long

I explain to them that a big part of the reason we give it is to protect them against pertussis, or whooping cough. I talk about outbreaks that are ...

Sierra Leone News: IFRC Prexy calls for more investment in

Addressing journalists on Friday at Ramsy hall at Liverpool Street in Freetown, Mr Konoe said, the two ebola cases confirmed in January are ...

Sierra Leone News: Fambul Tok calls for community involvement in

... on Peace and development has called on government and development partners for community involvement in post ebola recovery in Sierra Leone.

Sierra Leone News: Accountability Alert launches project for 150

kids In a bid to complement Government efforts in addressing the needs of Ebola affected people in the country, a local NGO, Accountability Alert with ...

Man dies from swine flu after outbreak of UK infections

The Public Health Agency encourages anyone in these groups who has not yet received their vaccination to contact their GP to arrange an ...

Another Ebola Scare Subsides As the Patient Test Negative for the Virus

While the deadly Ebola virus is wrecking havoc across the whole world and killing hundreds and infecting thousands, happy news has trickled in to ...

Chicken pox outbreak shuts WBNUJS

KOLKATA: Chicken pox outbreak has forced WBNUJS (West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences) to shut down its campus at Salt Lake in ...

Whooping cough protection falls fast after booster shot

There have been some outbreaks of pertussis in recent years which has been blamed on incomplete rounds of vaccination, but also falling efficacy ...

Local Rotarian helps to keep India Polio free

ROTARIAN Guy Parkinson and his wife Gill will be travelling to India to help immunise thousands of children against polio this month, supporting ...

Man dies in Craigavon Hospital after suffering swine flu

The PHA issued a statement saying the H1N1 virus (Swine Flu) is one of those covered by the seasonal flu vaccine which is offered free to over-65s, ...

Zika outbreak bears an eerie resemblance to the spread of Ebola

Although Zika and Ebola are very different contagions that cause distinctive diseases, there are startling similarities in how the two epidemics unfolded ...

How and when will we get to a Zika vaccine?

Even when governments expedite trials such as in the case of the most recent Ebola outbreak, those tests, while successful, are still ongoing while the ...

How and when will we get to a Zika vaccine?

In the 1940s and '50s, scientists tested the first polio vaccines on ... Brazil, a country with half a million to 1.5 million Zika infections as of 2015, has seen ... Not knowing much about the disease will slow vaccine development down.

Stop being a biological weapon and stay home when you're sick

Step one, according to the Government of Canada, is to get the flu vaccination. It cannot under any circumstances give you the flu or autism. If you got ...

Don't fear lifesaving vaccines

Vaccines save lives. They are not a conspiracy and do not cause autism. A discredited UK physician made money saying the MMR vaccine caused ...

Not anti-vaxxer, just plain ignorant

PARENTS of teenagers do not rate immunisation as a top concern for their child's health despite vaccines for five deadly diseases on offer in high ...

IFRC President urges Ebola-affected governments to recognize role of Red Cross volunteers in ...

More than 5,000 Red Cross volunteers in Guinea and Sierra Leone were trained during the Ebola response, many of them in infection, prevention ...

Editorial: State aims at outbreaks

Not everyone participated in the clinic. As a result, 35 students missed the next three weeks of school because their parents declined immunization for ...

Men B: its introduction into the routine schedule

The recent introduction of the Men A,C,W,Y vaccine programme is an ... use was developed by the Oxford Vaccine Group and Public Health England.22 ... The routine Men B vaccine can save lives and practice nurses and health ...

Sierra Leone begins another Ebola-free countdown

Sierra Leone's last known Ebola patient has been released from hospital, medical officials said , allowing authorities to begin a six-week countdown ...

Dr. Benjamin Rush Forewarned Nation on Medical Tyranny Over 200 Years Ago

#4 .. foster innovation in adult vaccine development and vaccination related ... The National Vaccine Advisory Committee and numerous stakeholder .... a link between vaccines and autism suggesting that "vaccine manufacturers ...

Rotarians to see lifesaving impact of club's fundraising

For the past three years, the Rotary Club of Braunton Caen has been helping to raise funds for Rotary International's End Polio Now campaign by ...

NATIONAL AFFAIRS Temporary protection visa holders left exposed

This program aims to increase national immunisation rates by funding free vaccination programs, administering the Australian Childhood ...

Three day anti-polio drive to begin from Feb 15

ISLAMABAD: Three day anti-polio campaign will begin in the country from February 15 to administer polio drops to millions of children up to five years ...

UN: Millions could die from future pandemic unless WHO urgently reforms

A future global epidemic could result in millions of deaths according to a new UN report, which would be far worse than the recent Ebola outbreak in ...

Mi'kmaq feel insulted by an allusion in a place name

... the fact that the name of a national park evokes a British general who once wanted to exterminate the First Nations by spreading smallpox. John Joe ...

Knox Co. Health Department offering free flu shots

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has reported that flu ... According to CDC data, the vaccine is a good match to the influenza strains ...

Autism Talk: What Parents Need To Know About Children With Autism

Alex Lowery, author of "Thinking Club: A Filmstrip of My Life as a Person With Autism" was diagnosed with classic autism at the age of 4. Now, he ...

Mother calls for change in law to help children with autism

Ms Chisholm, who has volunteered for various charities since the age of 12, was moved to help others after being left frustrated by the quality of ...

Thumbs up: Vaccine law making an impact

Because of SB 277, which eliminated the personal belief exemption to having children vaccinated before starting school, the share of fully vaccinated ...

OUR VIEW: Whooping cough again?

Whooping cough was once rare, thanks to vaccines, but there have been ... in order to increase the vaccination rate and better protect public health.

Risk Assessment - Seasonal Influenza

In addition, a pool of human post-vaccination sera collected from healthy ... CC at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta.

Melbourne: Four Cases of Measles Identified, 'Public Warning' Issued

A public health warning has been issued urging people to watch out for signs and symptoms of measles after four cases of the disease were reported ...

Nearly 5000 children vaccinated against flu

Nurses have been supporting the national childhood vaccination ... by vaccinating 4,801 primary schoolchildren in years one and two against flu.

Vaccinations become issue in Legislature

California subsequently toughened its immunization law. ... education and training director for the state Health Department's Immunization Service, ...

Islamabad anti-polio efforts worst in the country

ISLAMABAD: Over the past few years, the federal capital has become more vulnerable to the polio virus, mainly due to a lack of human resources, ...

Vaccination opponents rally at Oklahoma Capitol

Liza Greve, who spoke at the rally, said parents should retain choice over vaccinations. She said she has a child with autism, a disease she blames on ...

Brazilian studies aim to unravel Zika's link to birth defects

It aims to rule out Zika as a suspect in cases where other causes of microcephaly - including genetic disorders, cytomegalovirus and rubella infections, ...

'Vaccinate dogs as extreme heat triggers aggressiveness'

Janoya said the PVO, through local government units (LGU), provides free anti-rabies vaccines, and regularly conducts mass dog vaccinations.

Free rabies clinic to be offered in Watertown

WATERTOWN The Jefferson County Public Health Service will hold a free rabies vaccination clinic from 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday at the Salvation Army ...

'Preteen Vaccine Week' encourages parents to immunize children

Public Health is encouraging parents to renew their children's immunization during Preteen Vaccine Week, which runs Feb. 7 to 13. This statewide ...

Nigeria cracked polio. So why does it have 3.5 million unvaccinated babies?

Over 20 million children across the globe have not been vaccinated against measles, tetanus, rubella or polio. Half of them come from ten countries, ...

Measles outbreak in Brunswick

Measles can cause serious illness like pneumonia, particularly in very young children and adults. An alert has been issued by the health department ...

Ministry advancing HPV vaccination programme

So once you are vaccinated with the HPV vaccine your body will develop the ... to the Public Health Ministry to aid its HPV vaccination programme.

School corp. bans drones, touts high immunization rate

In a spotlight, the board recognized the work of the Vigo County Immunization Task Force, which is chaired by Carol Lucas, VCSC chairwoman of ...

Nigeria: Bill Gates, Dangote and Immunisation in Nigeria

They could just fund immunization and allow their staff to manage all the negotiations and technical work with the states, but they are always around ...

Vigo Immunization Team Honored

The Vigo County Immunization Task Force received the Immunization Innovation award from the Indiana Immunization Coalition for their efforts in ...

Authorities issue public health warning after four cases of measles identified in Brunswick, Melbourne

February 09, 2016: Health authorities say a measles outbreak in Melbourne's inner north poses a threat to people who aren't properly vaccinated.

Two cases of chickenpox at Denver school means no class for unvaccinated kids

2.8.2016 Denver7 at 6 p.m. Jennifer Kovaleski reports on Merrill Middle School's decision to bar children from school who do not have Chicken Pox ...

White House Wants $1.8 Billion from Congress 'Quickly' to Fight Zika Virus

Dr. Anne Schuchat, who leads the CDC's National Center of Immunization and Respiratory Diseases, said officials "are are working 24/7 to ...

Four people diagnosed with measles around Brunswick, Victorian health authorities warn

Four cases of measles have been detected in Melbourne's inner north, prompting Victorian health authorities to warn people to look out for signs and ...

Encouraging Immunisation for Older Children

While infant immunisation rates have dramatically improved since 2008, immunisation rates for older children have stayed steady, says Dr Coleman.

Less than half of parents of teens are immunisation-aware

NEW research has shown that less than half of parents of teens are aware Government-funded immunisations are available in secondary school as ...

Vaccine for Zika virus being worked on at Vanderbilt University

The Centers for Disease control announced it is at its highest level of activation, and President Barack Obama will ask Congress for nearly $2 billion to ...

Health authorities on high alert over potential Brunswick measles outbreak

"Measles has an incubation period of up to 18 days so illness acquired from contact could still be coming through and cases could still remain ...

Islamabad's anti-polio efforts 'worst' in the country

This graph, part of the presentation given at the recent meeting, compares Islamabad's performance on polio vaccination with the national average.

Measles cases in Brunswick spark fear of outbreak

MEASLES has been detected in Brunswick, as the health departments works to find a common source between the highly contagious disease before it ...

Current year's first polio case reported

KARACHI: Health authorities on Monday confirmed the first case of polio for the ... A total of 54 cases of polio were reported in Pakistan in 2015.

Vaccines are Good for Children and Economies

Every dollar invested on vaccines returns more than $16 in economic ... A new study from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health's ...

Year's first polio case surfaces in Karachi

KARACHI - The first polio case of the year in Karachi surfaced on Monday ... received two doses of polio drops during different anti-polio campaigns.

Religious scholars announce backing anti-polio campaign

KARACHI - Religious scholars from different schools of thought here on Monday assured their all out support to the cause of polio eradication from ...

Measles outbreak in Melbourne suburb

A cluster of measles cases has been identified in an inner city Melbourne suburb. The four cases, which are not linked, are all within the suburbs of ...

Measles outbreak in Melbourne suburb

Dr Taylor said the measles vaccine had made the disease uncommon and in most cases was linked to unvaccinated people travelling overseas - or ...

Pakistan's first polio case in 2016 reported in city

The provincial health authorities confirmed on Monday that a 34-month-old boy living in Gadap Town had been diagnosed with polio, the first case of ...

NUJS campus shut after chicken pox outbreak

The West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences (NUJS) have been shut till 21 February after the outbreak of chicken pox on its Salt Lake ...

Editorial: Prevent spread of flu

Carroll health officials are warning that flu season is just getting started, and often extends into March and April. So if you didn't get your flu shot in the ...

Sugar solution reduces jab pain in older infants

The Norwegian study sought to investigate the effect of 30% sucrose compared with a placebo as pain relief and comfort during immunisation of ...

Walgreens to offer meningitis B vaccinations in Santa Clara

... University last week, The Santa Clara County Public Health Department announced administering approximately 1,500 vaccinations last Thursday.

Meningitis strikes 3 U.S. college campuses in recent weeks

The Food and Drug Administration authorized vaccines for that particular strain in 2014, but the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention ...

Zika virus: US government funding, CDC EOC moving to a Level 1 activation

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention $828 million. ... development and commercialization of new vaccines and diagnostic tests for Zika virus.

First polio case of 2016 surfaces in Karachi

The first polio case of the year in Karachi surfaced on Monday with the detection of deadly virus in a 34-month old child. Sindh Health department ...

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Man with 'swine flu' dies in Craigavon hospital

The PHA stressed that the H1N1 virus is one of those covered by the seasonal flu vaccine which is offered free to over-65s, all pre-school and primary ...

Civil Society partners Kwara on health

Recruitment of political supporters for immunisation campaigns is having adverse effect on the exercise. Many of those who came in by political ...

New vaccine recommendations include HPV for victims of sexual abuse

The vaccine for human papillomavirus, or HPV, is given to prevent a ... covers tetanus, diphtheria and whooping cough), the HPV vaccine (which is a ...

Whooping Cough Vaccine Less Effective After Booster Shot

"While awaiting development of new vaccines that will provide longer-lasting protection against pertussis, we should consider alternate Tdap ...

Free flu shots available at Knox health department clinics

Free flu vaccinations will be available at KCHD's main location, 140 ... Cooper said CDC data shows the vaccine is a good match to the influenza ...

Flu cases on the rise; it's not too late to get vaccine

Mary Beer, Ontario County's director of public health, said as in previous flu ... Individuals who have not received vaccine are at risk for flu illness, ...

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