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Daily News 2016-02-05

Hawaii Lawmakers Kill Vaccine Bill After Heated Debate

Zika Vaccine Was Patented 9 Months Ago.

Takeda team studies how to help in making Zika vaccine

Barbara Loe Fisher on Whether Vaccinated People Can Infect Unvaccinated People

The Case for Vaccine Choice; Asking the Right Questions

New forced vaccination doctrine in California (SB 277) is blatant violation of AMA code of medical ethics

Why did so many California kids get whooping cough despite being vaccinated?

Interview 1134 – Jon Rappoport Dissects the Zika Hype (audio)

Routine Adolescent Tdap Vaccination Not Good Enough

My Children are Vaccine-Damaged; are Yours? by Michelle Goldstein - Vactruth

Russia to Launch Tests of Ebola Vaccines in Guinea Fall 2016

Vaccines are public health issue

HHS Releases Plan to Improve US Adult Immunization Rates

Tests of the Russian vaccines against Ebola will be conducted in Guinea in late fall 2016, Russian Health Minister Veronika Skvortsova said Friday.

NIH seeks research applications to study Zika in pregnancy, developing fetus - New effort seeks to understand virus’ effect on reproduction, child development.   

Two Santa Clara University students confirmed with meningitis

Updated rapid risk assessment on shortage of acellular pertussis-containing vaccines affecting some EU/EEA Member States

CDC Travel Health Notices

Zika: update from Brazil: towering non-evidence by Jon Rappoport

Birth defects in Brazil: Is the cause the Zika virus or the Tdap vaccine?

Low Vaccination Rates Have Doctors Pushing HPV Vaccine (video)

American College of Pediatricians Latest to Warn of Gardasil HPV Vaccine Dangers

Zika Virus is property of Rockefeller Foundation

House panel's chairman breaks tie on meningitis vaccination mandate

PE01584: New Scottish Vaccine and Immunisation Advisory Committee

Dose of information

Child dies from influenza at Dublin hospital

Parents ‘refusing to vaccinate kids’

Vaccine race underway for Zika virus - Following stark warnings from the World Health Organization, the rapid development of a vaccine has become a top priority

FG Distributes 1,812 Anti-Rabies Vaccines To 9 Colleges Of Veterinary Medicines

CDC MMWR Interim Guidelines for Prevention of Sexual Transmission of Zika Virus — United States, 2016

For Pregnant Women with Flu, the Earlier the Better for Antiviral Treatment

Mysterious Deaths at the K.H.M.H. Linked to Influenza Virus?

Redeemer’s University says vaccine to combat disease coming soon - Adeyewa also said the University has successfully developed rapid diagnostic kits and drugs to combat the disease.

CDC MMWR Update: Interim Guidelines for Health Care Providers Caring for Pregnant Women and Women of Reproductive Age with Possible Zika Virus Exposure — United States, 2016

CDC Weekly U.S. Influenza Surveillance Report - 2015-2016 Influenza Season Week 4 ending January 30, 2016

CDC Seasonal Influenza Vaccine & Total Doses Distributed

CDC Expert Commentaries on Medscape

Affinivax Secures Additional Funding to Advance its Novel Pneumococcal Vaccine towards Clinical Trials

Seasonal Influenza Global Clinical Trials Review 2016 By Market Research Store

No swine flu case found; only seasonal influenza: Experts

Fighting flu with designer drugs: A new compound fends off different influenza strains

Antiviral drug may protect against all flu strains, study suggests

Sharing knowledge is power: Uganda and Vietnam come together to improve immunization supply chains

Zika virus and depopulation: Rising number of miscarriages, birth defects blamed on virus as governments urge women not to reproduce

This child caught the plague while camping at Yosemite National Park

CDC advises on Zika-related sexual spread, pregnancy care

WHO: Local Zika cases in 33 nations as GBS numbers climb

Flu Scan for Feb 05, 2016 - US flu levels inch up; Antivirals for serious flu in pregnancy

News Scan for Feb 05, 2016 - Finalized USDA poultry standards; Adult vaccine coverage; First MERS autopsy


2016 Recommended Immunization Schedule for Adults: What's Changed?

The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) recently approved the Recommended Immunization Schedule for Adults Aged 19 Years ...

Vaccination drive against measles, rubella to be launched

Lamjung District Public Health Office, Lamjung has been preparing to vaccinate more than 15,000 children of the district against measles and rubella.

School 'exclusion day' for vaccines Feb. 17

... facilities have up-to-date immunization documentation (or have an exemption) to remain in school. The date for exclusion is Wednesday, Feb.17.

Third Santa Clara University student confirmed with meningococcal infection

Public health officials said the students all became ill on Sunday. ... The vaccines for that strain were not even approved by the U.S. Food and Drug ...

Low Vaccination Rates Have Doctors Pushing HPV Vaccine

Low Vaccination Rates Have Doctors Pushing HPV Vaccine ... other cancer centers urging for increased HPV vaccinations as a public health threat.

Brentwood Union School District Announces Kindergarten Registration Dates

Polio: Four (4) doses of polio vaccine regardless of age when the last dose was given, or (2) s/he received 3 doses of polio with at least one dose after ...

Health Officials Urge Public To Get Flu Vaccine

State Rep. Jonathan Jordan visited the Ashe County office of Appalachian District Health Department to receive his annual flu immunization. Jordan ...

2016 Recommended adult immunization schedule released by ACIP

The Recommended Adult Immunization Schedule: United States, 2016 has been released by the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices ...

Study: Super Bowl parties increased flu deaths by 18 percent

Some easy tips to avoid spreading the virus around a Super Bowl party would be to get a flu vaccination beforehand, wash hands while at the party ...

Walgreens tracks the uptick in flu incidence that the CDC warned about

... and recommend everyone over the age of six months get their flu vaccination now, as it takes up to two weeks to build up full immunity following a flu ...

Half of U.S. babies don't get flu vaccination

Many, if not most, U.S. infants do not receive flu vaccinations, but the number who are vaccinated has dramatically increased over the past decade.

Help close immunisation gap in Africa - First Lady appeals to international community

The Deputy Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, Ms Anuradha Gupta (1st left), with the African first ladies, displaying the ...

Dose of information

I've worked extensively on polio immunization. Polio is ... The professor said many parents who opt out of children's immunizations do so because of ...

Warning "critical" as half of pregnant women in Glasgow refuse flu vaccine

ALMOST half of all pregnant women in Glasgow have not been vaccinated against flu, figures show, despite the risk of death or stillbirth. NHS Greater ...

Romania records first swine flu human death this winter

Romanian doctors are urging people to have the flu vaccination, especially children, the elderly and those with chronic heart and lung disease.

Zika Program Sparks GeoVax Labs, Inc. (OTCMKTS:GOVX)

... program to develop a vaccine for the prevention of Zika virus infections using its novel MVA-VLP vaccine platform. ... Vaccine Trials Network (HVTN) with funding from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease (NIAID).

Nigeria: Final Push Against Polio

With less than two years to certify Nigeria polio-free, the Dangote Foundation, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, and northern governors have ...

Early antiviral therapy for pregnant women with flu reduces hospital durations

Vaccination is warranted in pregnant women, as influenza is associated with maternal and infant morbidity, the researchers said. However, only 26% ...

Flu season's light so far, but don't call victory yet

One thing that is different, according to the CDC, is that last season the flu ... In any case, she said, the hospitals are urging people to get vaccinated, ...

Routine Adolescent Tdap Vaccination Not Good Enough

Routine tetanus toxoid, reduced diphtheria toxoid, and acellular pertussis (Tdap) vaccine does not prevent pertussis outbreaks, suggests a new study ...

Donors urged to assist Africa to close immunization gap

Donors urged to assist Africa to close immunization gap. The First Lady and President of the Organization of African First Ladies Against HIV/AIDS ...

CDC: More Zika virus cases expected in the US

Experts at the Atlanta-based Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are .... Currently, there is no vaccine to prevent or medicine to treat Zika.

A Taste of Their Own Medicine

I recently learned from the Autism Action Network's email alert that Senator Dinowitz of NYC got ... Why are only nurses required to get vaccinated.

Microbiome Transplant Normalizes C-section Microbes

The MICROBIOME continues to make headlines. I am all for it as I have a daughter very ill with both an Autism and Autoimmune diagnosis. She was ...

Sierra Leone: WHO expresses fears over missing Ebola contacts

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has urged rapid identification of some 48 missing Ebola contacts linked to the last cluster in the epidemic.

120000 for Frome boy, 10, who developed narcolepsy after swine flu jab

A BOY has won a 120,000 payout after claiming the swine flu jab gave him narcolepsy. In 2010 Josh Hadfield received the Pandemrix vaccine but ...

New mums in flu vaccination appeal

A GROUP of local mums have put their names behind a flu immunisation campaign after recent NHS Shetland figures revealed that only half of ...

Zika's Not The Only One. Here Are 4 Recent Outbreaks That Sparked Global Panic

After being reported first in 1976, the 2014 outbreak of the Ebola virus in West Africa claimed more than 11,000 lives mostly in Guinea, Liberia and ...

Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices Meeting

Further, under provisions of the Affordable Care Act, at section 2713 of the Public Health Service Act, immunization recommendations of the ACIP that ...

Sierra Leone Releases 55 From Ebola Quarantine

... 55 people from quarantine Wednesday after declaring them Ebola free. ... release had been declared Ebola free by the World Health Organization.

New vaccine treatment for shingles

Anyone who has had chickenpox is at risk of getting shingles. However, because in children exposure to the chickenpox virus can have very mild ...

Boy Who Developed Narcolepsy From Swine Flu Vaccine Wins Six Figure Damages

After a six-year legal battle, 10-year-old boy who developed narcolepsy from swine flu vaccine won nearly $175,000 in damages. The condition ...

Health experts slam anti-vaxxers' zika virus conspiracy theory as 'absurd'

... say it's no coincidence the Tdap vaccine used to prevent diphtheria, tetanus and pertussis (whooping cough) in pregnant women was introduced in ...

81 FR 6006 - Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices Meeting

81 FR 6006 - Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices Meeting.

Increasing HIV rates in New Jersey proves a looming issue

There is no vaccine that exists for the prevention of HIV, but the HPV vaccine, which has the potential to prevent a sexually transmitted infection, ...

WHO declares Zika virus a public health emergency

The WHO called the emergency meeting in order to assess the appropriate level of international concern, and to avoid a repeat of the 2014 Ebola ...

NegOr gets 1st fully operational cold room facility in PH

The facility keeps supplies of vaccines, which include BCG for tuberculosis, hepatitis B, pentavalent vaccine, oral polio vaccine, inactivated polio ...

New vaccines for HPV, meningitis recommended for kids and adults

New vaccines for meningococcal type B and HPV and are among the updates to the immunization schedule published for children and adults.

New vaccines for HPV, meningitis recommended for kids and adults

(CNN) New vaccines for meningococcal type B and HPV and are among the updates to the immunization schedule published for children and adults.

What CDC just changed about the childhood immunization schedule

CDC on Monday released an updated version of its immunization schedule, which includes several changes to vaccine recommendations for older ...

For pregnant women with flu, the earlier the better for antiviral treatment

... a new study published in The Journal of Infectious Diseases and available online. The findings also underscore the importance of flu vaccination for ...

In Pregnant Women, Flu Vaccine May Reduce Risk Of Severe Flu-Related Hospitalization By 50%

Flu vaccine reduced the risk of severe flu by approximately 50 percent ... A new study published in The Journal of Infectious Diseases found that flu ...

Flu warning after virus feared 'likely' to be spreading at Horley primary

HEALTH officials have urged parents to make sure their children receive a flu vaccination, as the virus is "likely" to be spreading through a Horley ...

Bharat Biotech Says Working On 2 Possible Zika Vaccines

Bharat Biotech Says Working On 2 Possible Zika Vaccines ... Bharat Biotech sells its vaccines for polio, hepatitis B, H1N1 and rabies, among others, ...

Natural Alternative Medicine

Paul Offit Do You Believe pointer adult Magic?: The Sense and Nonsense of Alternative Medicine He has indeed also authored or co-authored many ...

Zika response is fueled by Ebola lessons (and some may be wrong)

The response suggests the global health community has learned from the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, the last health crisis that compelled the WHO ...

The Importance of Making Sure Children are Vaccinated

According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), all vaccines cause serious side effects that can be life-threatening in some cases. The National ...

World Cancer Day: Air pollution, tobacco top cancer causes in India

Getting vaccinated against both these viruses Hepatitis B vaccine is a part of routine immunization in India can protect against cervical cancer in ...

Kemri destroys poliovirus type 2

polio-free: Kemri head of disease surveillance and response Dr Daniel Langat, acting director Dr Gerald Mkoji and WHO coordinator of polio ...

School vaccine exclusion date Feb. 17

There are some new changes to the vaccination requirements this year: the state is now requiring a two-dose hepatitis A vaccine for children 18 ...

Kentucky sees uptick in whooping cough cases

According to the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services, there have been 161 confirmed or probable cases of pertussis, or whooping cough, ...

Flu shot comes to Tasmanian pharmacies

Pharmacists in community pharmacies across Tasmania will now be able to administer the flu shot to their customers. The President of the Pharmacy ...

Experts demand inclusion of cervical cancer vaccine in national immunization programme

Thursday, February 04, 2016 - KarachiHealth experts have urged the government to include the vaccine for cervical cancer in the national ...

Anti-polio drive from Feb 15

This was said by the District Focal Person on Polio Hyderabad Dr. Masood Jaferi in the meeting of Polio Eradication Committee held here on ...

12 million Pakistani affected by Hepatitis B, C

One person dies of hepatitis after every 30 seconds in the South Asian ... He said that there was no vaccine for HCV but HBV vaccine was available, ...

UK research report backs pharmacy flu vaccination

Pharmacy flu vaccination services complement services GP services and can help vaccinate more at-risk patients, according to a new UK research ...

Proposed legislation requiring vaccination should be passed, integral to keep diseases eradicated

Proposed legislation requiring vaccination should be passed, integral to keep ... She believes vaccinations cause autism, a claim with no factual basis.

Coquitlam's new MLA advocates for kids with autism

Jodie Wickens, who won the seat for the NDP in Tuesday's byelection, is now B.C.'s youngest provincial politician, at the age of 33. It's nice to see ...

Stewart: Use Ebola Funds to Fight Zika

Chris Stewart introduces legislation that would boost federal funding to research the Zika virus by using money originally allocated to combat Ebola.

Colorado hospital: Patients may be at risk for hepatitis, HIV

A Colorado hospital says a former employee may have exposed patients who had surgery there to hepatitis B, hepatitis C and HIV. Swedish Medical ...

'Get your flu shot now,' says health official after H1N1 claims life

The HHSA said the man did not get a flu shot, which protects against H1N1 strains. ... Despite the death, this flu season is far milder than last year.

Ebola, civil war trauma threaten Liberia's growth

"There is a sadness in schools as pupils have lost family and friends to Ebola...some are suffering from depression or post-traumatic stress disorder ...

Area Briefs

Requiring immunizations of hospital employees is a necessary precaution to make sure another family won't have to suffer from this kind of tragedy, ...

Letter: Vaxxers in Maple Ridge, Pitt Meadows and beyond have 'false sense of safety'

3) The CDC recently admitted that the whooping cough (B pertussis) vaccine is ineffective. In September 2013, there was a B pertussis outbreak in a ...

OVERNIGHT HEALTHCARE: Martin Shkreli heads to congressional grilling

BILL WOULD MOVE EBOLA $ TO ZIKA: Rep. Chris Stewart (R-Utah) introduced a bill on Wednesday that would allow government agencies to use the ...

Flu Scan for Feb 03, 2016

Although complete flu vaccine coverage increased dramatically from 2002-03 to 2011-12 in kids under 2 years old, it still falls well below 50% and is ...

Person in Liberty Elementary School community diagnosed with shingles

Shingles, a painful rash, is caused by the same virus that gives people chickenpox, Waters said in her email to Liberty Elementary parents and staff.

Vaccine offered through LCDPH/ALMH partnership

In an effort to protect all newborns from the dangerous pertussis bacteria, the Logan County Department of Public Health and Abraham Lincoln ...

Two Cases Of Meningitis Confirmed In Santa Clara County

The patients are from Santa Clara University, and vaccinations are being given to students. County health officials monitoring the cases.

Rep. Chris Stewart proposes using funds allocated for Ebola research in fight against Zika virus

Congress has already allocated funding to fight many of the world's infectious diseases, like Ebola, and I want to make sure this funding can also be ...

Meningitis scare prompts call for vaccination at Santa Clara Univ.

Serogroup B is a particular concern for public health officials because the vaccine that most children and teenagers receive does not protect against ...

Why we don't have a vaccine for Zika Suresh Mahalingam

As Zika fear rises, especially in the wake of the World Health Organisation on Monday night declaring a state of public health emergency, people are ...

San Diego Senior With no Medical Issues Dies of Flu

If you don't have medical insurance, you can go to a Community Health Center or County public health center to get vaccinated. For a list of locations, ...

AISD confirms case of "whooping cough" at Williams Elementary

Austin/Travis County Health and Human Services Department confirm that a child recently contracted pertussis, commonly known as "whooping cough ...

Arrest of Pharmacist in China Highlights Risk of Tainted Vaccines

In China, vaccines for diseases like Hepatitis B and Polio are provided by the state. Immunization against other diseases, howeverincluding ...

Dr. Julie Morita on the HPV vaccination

Dr. Kimbra Bell, left, administers a flu vaccine Friday, Jan. ... are joined by Commissioner of the Chicago Department of Public Health, Dr. Julie Morita.

Polio: Found Buried in Montana's Attic

(MTN New-HELENA) Polio is a disease that many people today don't think about or don't know much about. It was a very terrifying thing. Almost ...

Mothers laud Lions Club on measles immunisation

Mothers in Amuwo-Odofin Local Government Area of Lagos have hailed members of Lions Club International District 404B1, Nigeria for partnering ...

New influenza vaccine strains for 2016

Two new strains in the influenza vaccines for 2016 are expected to offer better protection for New Zealanders this winter, advises the Immunisation ...

Student vaccinations due

Public health workers have issued vaccination-related suspension notices to ... The next board meeting is Wednesday, March 2 at the health unit, 170 ...

CDC Releases 2016 Immunization Schedules

The CDC's Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP), the AAFP ... have released the 2016 adult and childhood immunization schedules.

Exit Ebola, Enter Zika

A new potential national health adversary is on its way to make the 2014 Ebola scare a distant memory. The media is now blasting us with reports of a ...

King student with Whooping Cough had been vaccinated

Corpus Christi ISD confirms a King High School student diagnosed with whooping cough on Friday had been vaccinated for the disease. Infection ...

Child vaccinations due by Feb. 17, county holds clinics

Multnomah County leaders will hold four clinics this month to help under- and uninsured families catch up on their childs' immunizations. State law ...

CDC warns severe flu headed to Tenn.

On Monday, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warned doctors ... This year's vaccine contains the H1N1 strain, along with another A strain and a B strain, and is expected to be 60 percent to 70 percent effective.

Vaccinations provided for scu students after 2 confirmed cases of meningitis

(BCN) Santa Clara County health officials are providing vaccinations to students at Santa Clara University, where two students were sent to the ...

Researchers Develop Hepatitis Virus-Like Particles as Potential Cancer Treatment

Davis, CA (Scicasts) UC Davis researchers have developed a way to use the empty shell of a Hepatitis E virus to carry vaccines or drugs into the ...

WorldMatters: How I Ended Up Working on Ebola the Journeys of Two Alaskan Doctors

Join the Alaska World Affairs Council for the next WorldMatters program: How I Ended Up Working On Ebola: The Journeys of Two Alaska Doctors ...

GOP lawmaker: Use Ebola funds to fight Zika

According to Stewart's office, close to half of the $2.4 billion in funding allocated by Congress in 2014 for fighting the Ebola outbreak was unused as of ...




The Greater Good A Documentary Film looks behind the fear, hype and politics that have polarized the vaccine debate in America today. The film re-frames the emotionally charged issue and offers, for the first time, the opportunity for a rational and scientific discussion on how to create a safer and more effective vaccine program.

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