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Daily News 2015-08-29

 

In Sierra Leone, Ebola Fades But Still Impacts Mental Health

FREETOWN, SIERRA LEONE. The last known Ebola patient in Sierra Leone was released from a hospital Monday. If the country goes 42 days ...

Can synthetic narcotics lead to heroin?

Could people home-brew heroin? Well, not quite, but that notion became more plausible this month as scientists at Stanford University announced ...

Maine immunization rates for toddlers now nation's highest

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) -- The federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention say Maine's toddler immunization rate has surged from below ...

Polio Virus Mutated Strain Lingered In British Man's Gut For Decades

A 29-year-old British man made history. After receiving the polio vaccine as an infant, health officials discovered that it had somehow mutated to a ...

Vaccinated Man Spread 'Strain Of Polio For 30 Years'

In a recent new it has been found out that a man in Britain suffering from an auto-immune disorder has been shedding strain of polio for around thirty ...

Scientists Take Huge Step Toward Universal Flu Vaccine

Though a truly universal flu vaccine that could be given to humans remains years away, infectious disease experts hailed the new findings as a major ...

Sierra Leone's first Ebola survivor gives birth to a baby boy

She became the face of survival in Sierra Leone after becoming the first person to overcome Ebola. And now Victoria Yillia, who lost 21 relatives to the ...

UNITY Consortium formed to support teen, young adult immunizations

UNITY Consortium recently began a new coalition to unite a variety of organizations focused on enhancing adolescent and young adult health via ...

Ebola: Survey Says Physicians Are Too Confident in Their Ability to Assess Patients

Ebola can persist in wastewater, plastic, and steel and the virus has even gone undetected in a blood test. But how many physicians are actually ...

U.S. CDC: Maine's 2014 Vaccination Rate for Toddlers the Highest in the Nation

Nationwide, 71.6 percent of toddlers received vaccinations. ... who have collectively made the vaccination of Maine's children a public health priority.".

To our health

In March last year, the WHO declared India free of polio. Now, the prime minister has announced the banishing of another great scourge maternal ...

Uncomfortable spread of measles outbreak shown in pro-vaccine mailer

The card features UV-sensitive ink that makes tiny spots, similar to a measles outbreak, appear in the holder's hand as they hold the card.

Man's Mutated Polio Virus Remains In Gut For 30 Years

A 29-year-old British man made medical history after doctors found that the polio vaccine he received as an infant mutated into a virulent strain which ...

Student contracts first case of rubella in Texas since 2004

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - Health officials have confirmed that a Texas Christian University student has contracted the first known case of rubella in ...

Frequently raised objections to the flu shot

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention suggest the best way to prevent seasonal flu is to receive a vaccination each fall and practice good ...

Sierra Leone Ebola survivor who lost 21 relatives in outbreak gives birth to baby boy

A Sierra Leone Ebola survivor who lost her entire extended family to the disease is a new mom. Victoria Yillia became the West African nation's first ...

Report finds most vaccination rates high in U.S.

Despite less than 1 percent of children not receiving vaccinations, CDC researchers found that vaccination rates can vary by state and by individual ...

Fewer Maine parents opt out of vaccinating kindergarten-age children

Substantial amounts of scientific research have debunked the alleged autism connection and shown that vaccines are safe, according to the federal ...

Joy as Sierra Leone's first Ebola survivor gives birth to baby boy named Barnabas

Victoria Yillia lost 21 relatives to the virus and is lucky to be among a handful of Ebola survivors who are able to have healthy babies, doctors said.

CDC vaccination report shows Massachusetts kindergartner immunization rates within median range

States that do not require immunization against chickenpox include California, Maine and New Jersey. Among the 45 states and D.C. reporting ...

British Man has been Shedding Polio Virus for 28 Years Despite Being Vaccinated

A British man who was vaccinated from polio has been shedding the virus for nearly 30 years. According to the research team from the National ...

Age influences efficacy of Prevnar 13

... of the trial: community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) caused by any of the 13 vaccine serotypes, the researchers wrote in Clinical Infectious Diseases.

Washington Vaccination Rates Remain Stubbornly Low

That's according to an annual survey released this week by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. These aren't the kind of numbers that ...

Sierra Leone's first Ebola survivor gives birth to healthy baby boy

Victoria was the first Ebola survivor to be released from hospital and has been described as the face of survival of Sierra Leone. On the day of her ...

Vaccine debate focuses on disclosure in Alberta schools

Misinformation, like an infectious disease, can spread quickly and the ... Schools are not required to check the vaccine status of students in the ...

Ebola survivor who lost 21 family members to virus gives birth to baby boy

In this photo taken Sunday, Aug. 16, 2015, Ebola survivor Victoria Yillia feeds her newborn son Barnabas outsider her home in Kenema, on the ...

CDC: California Lagging Behind in Children Being Vaccinated

The median vaccination coverage nationwide for children in kindergarten for ... Officials in public health said that is what exacerbated the outbreak of ...

Polio Spread by Vaccinated Man in Britain

A man from Britain who had been vaccinated against the polio virus has been producing it for close to 30 years. The man suffered from an immune ...

Developed Countries More At Risk of Harboring Polio Virus Excreters

Dr. Martin: The global eradication of polio appears to be within reach. There has been no case of poliomyelitis caused by circulating wild type 2 ...

Measles Outbreak Reported in Ibanda

Reports also indicate that the disease has been also been reported in Ibanda town council in the wards of Bufunda, Kyaruhanga, Kigarama, Rugazi ...

Sierra Leone News: Chinese personnel fighting ebola deserve the

Since last year, facing with the ebola epidemic which appeared overnight, the ever-changing and complicated environment and even the test of life, ...

U.S. CDC: Maine's Vaccination Rate for Toddlers in 2014 the Highest in the Nation

Vaccination rates in Maine against individual types of illnesses varied ... collectively made the vaccination of Maine's children a public health priority.".

CDC: Kindergarten Vax Rate High, But Not High Enough

Note that this CDC-run study demonstrated that vaccination rates among ... doses of HepA; Full series of rotavirus vaccine; Combined vaccine series.

Eureka Prize goes to hepatitis B cure

A team from the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute has earned the 2015 Australian Museum Eureka Prize for Infectious Disease Research for their search ...

High national vaccination rates and low state exemption rates remain

Zero percent of children received their measles-mumps-rubella (MMR), hepatitis B, polio and varicella vaccines, and less than one percent of children ...

State vaccine regulations updated

... and Rubella (MMR) vaccine. In the past, children were allowed to enroll in kindergarten having only partially completed required vaccine schedules.

CDC: Fewer Maine parents rejecting vaccines

Fewer Maine parents are refusing immunizations for their kindergartners, according to new federal data indicating skepticism about vaccines could be ...

CDC: Fewer Maine parents rejecting vaccines

Maine CDC Director and Chief Operating Officer Kenneth Albert credited the state's top ranking for toddler immunizations to strong public health ...

Rabid Skunk Captured In Camden County

An animal control officer picked up the skunk and arranged for rabies ... The dog is current with its rabies vaccination and received a rabies booster ...

AHIP: How payers can overcome immunization-coverage barriers

The report comes from AHIP's earlier National Vaccine Roundtable, which discussed the barriers to boosting adult immunization rates, and how to ...

The Misfit Analysis at Edinburgh festival review a smart, satirical look at autism

So you think you know everything about high functioning autism? ... closed doors, and been denied opportunities that others his age take for granted.

NY students must have completed vaccines

Children entering kindergarten through grade five will need to receive five doses of the vaccine for diphtheria, tetanus and a cellular pertussis (DTaP) ...

No vaccinations? No school for New York kids

With these up to date school immunization requirements in place, New ... completed two doses of the measles, mumps and Rubella (MMR) vaccine.

Man sheds deadly polio virus in feces for 28 years

The man had received a full course of polio immunization, including three doses of OPV - consisting of a weakened live poliovirus - at the ages of 5, ...

Chris Head :MenB Vaccine Could Prevent Up to 4000 Cases of Meningococcal Disease

Staff and members from Meningitis Research Foundation welcome the rollout from 1 September of the world's first comprehensive vaccination ...

Michigan rejects use of medical marijuana for autism

The decision followed three years of efforts by parents of autistic children, their ... A father of a preschool-age son with autism said he was "obviously ...

Polio virus lingered in man's gut for decades

(NEWSER) For nearly his entire life, a 29-year-old man living in the United Kingdom has had the polio virus living in his gutwhere the strain has ...

Young children receiving new meningitis vaccine can benefit from paracetamol

The meningococcal group B (MenB) Bexsero vaccine will be added to the NHS childhood immunisation programme in England from 1 September ...

Sierra Leone's doctors are posting videos to celebrate their last ebola patient

Earlier this week, Sierra Leone took a huge step on the road to becoming Ebola free, after health officials released the country's last patient known to ...

Ebola Survivor Who Lost 21 Relatives Gives Birth To Baby Boy: 'I Can Start A New Family'

Victoria Yillia lost almost all of her loved ones to Ebola, the disease that caused an epidemic in African countries killing about 6,480 people in 2014.

Neymar set to face Malaga after Barcelona star recovers from mumps in rapid time

The Brazil forward has been suffering from mumps, depriving Barca of one-third of their lethal attack that includes fellow South Americans Luis Suarez ...

CDC: Majority of School-Aged Children Received Vaccinations

All states have laws that require public school students to be vaccinated against certain diseases, though they also allow exemptions from the rules for ...

August is National Immunization Awareness Month

ESCANABA - August is National Immunization Awareness Month, and the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) is ...

MRU member states end Ebola strategy discussions in Liberian capital

Delegates from the four Mano River Union (MRU) member countries on the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) collaboration group have ended the Monrovia ...

Meningitis vaccine 'will cause fever'

Babies who are about to be given the new meningitis vaccine are likely to suffer a fever that can last several days, Public Health England is warning ...

Polio: Vaccinated man spreads virus for 30 years

Polio: Vaccinated man spreads virus for 30 years - A British man, vaccinated against polio has been shedding the virus for almost three decades.

Planning the Polio Endgame

In every one, they've found traces of infectious, virulent polio, which theoretically means someone could get paralytic polio from the volunteer, ...

Keep your $19.95 fluoride-free tooth 'mousse'. I'm happy with my $5 mint gel

But as I wrote earlier this year when Therese linked immunisation to autism, she is irresponsible and probably suffers from a displaced ...

British Man vaccinated against polio producing the virus for 28 years

A research has unveiled about a case involving a British man who was vaccinated against polio, but has been producing the virus for almost three ...

Ebola Survivor Who Lost 21 Relatives Gives Birth to Healthy Baby Boy

Ebola survivor Victoria Yillia feeds her newborn son Barnabas outside her home. Doctors gave her formula and told her not to nurse her baby until ...

TRIBUTE: The unsung Liberian health workers who fought and defeated Ebola

The talking points of Liberia's victory over Ebola have centred on medical and financial aid from world super powers and international agencies.

NH still has excellent toddler vaccination rate

... the third-highest vaccination rate for toddlers (19 to 35 months) among all states, according to the latest release from the Centers for Disease Control ...

Parents urged to give green light to flu jags

PARENTS of primary school children in North Ayrshire are being urged to return the flu vaccine consent form as soon as possible to ensure their child ...

Two Local Bats Test Positive for Rabies

Two bats tested positive for rabies on August 25 in Bayfield. No human ... Remember to keep vaccinations current for cats, dogs, and other animals.

CMA immunization suggestion dismissed by Saskatchewan health officials

Those students' profiles - found in a provincial database called Panorama - are then checked by public health nurses to see if their immunizations are ...

Polio Virus Lingered in Man's Gut for Decades

(Newser) A 29-year-old man living in the United Kingdom has for nearly his entire life had the polio virus living in his gutwhere the strain has ...

A bump in the road turned into a Ride to Conquer Cancer

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (www.cdc.gov), HPV vaccines are given as a series of three shots over 6 months to ...

Infant Paracetamol Recommended For Babies After Meningitis Vaccination

If paracetamol is not administered, more than 50 percent of the infants may develop high temperatures after the immunization. According to her, the ...

Immunization Approach

Ontario and New Brunswick have laws compelling parents and guardians to turn over students' immunization records to schools, but Saskatchewan's ...

State exemption levels low, national vaccination rates high

According to the data, vaccination coverage was greater than 90% for the MMR, polio, hepatitis B, and varicella vaccines. In addition, less than 1% of ...

The indirect complications of the Ebola crisis and its impact on malaria control

February 2014 saw the first cases of the Ebola in Guinea, which then spread quickly to nine countries in West Africa and claimed over 11,000 lives.

93 Days - the Ebola Story Needs to Be Told - Bolanle Austen-Peters

In this interview, the accomplished lawyer and businesswoman talks about her current production '93 Days', a movie on the deadly Ebola virus which ...

In Ebola Fight - CSO's Interventions Not Recognized

Making the assertion Wednesday in an exclusive interview at a one-day Ebola Taskforce seminar at a local hotel in Sinker, Madam Greaves said only ...

Passport Health To Participate In Typhoid Vaccine Study

28, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Passport Health, in partnership with vaccine manufacturer PaxVax, Inc. is participating in a clinical study to test ...

Ebola survivor Victoria Yillia gives birth to healthy baby boy

Ebola survivor Victoria Yillia gives birth to healthy baby boy. Woman who became the first to survive Ebola in Sierra Leone but lost 21 relatives to the ...

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The man has an autoimmune disorder that appears to have kept him from clearing the weakened virus contained in the oral polio vaccine he received ...

Baby Joy For Ebola Survivor Who Lost Family

Sierra Leone's first Ebola survivor, who lost 21 members of her family to the ... Very few mothers who have survived Ebola have been able to have ...

Sierra Leone's First Ebola Survivor Has Baby

Sierra Leone's First Ebola Survivor Has Baby. Victoria Yillia surprises doctors and provides hope for others by having a child after recovering from the ...

94 Percent of US School Kids Get Vaccines

Average vaccination coverage for new kindergarteners was 94 percent for ... The notion that the measles/mumps/rubella vaccine causes autism has ...

Most US Children Now Getting Vaccinated Says Report

The second paper looked into the immunization rates of children aged 19 months to 35 months for the period of 2014. The percentage of vaccination ...

Ohio logs better-than-average childhood vaccination rates

New statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention indicate Ohio also outpaces the national average on most childhood vaccinations, ...

Ohio logs better-than-average childhood vaccination rates

The newspaper says new statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention indicate Ohio also outpaces the national average on most ...

Call for EU member states to take action on 'vaccine hesitancy'

Bertollini blames spurious claims that linked the measles vaccine with autism published in the British medical journal 'The Lancet' a number of years ...

Ohio logs better-than-average childhood vaccination rates

The percentage of children receiving the measles, mumps and rubella vaccine on time has increased in Ohio, and a state official says a measles ...

Ohio logs better-than-average childhood vaccination rates

CLEVELAND The percentage of children receiving the measles, mumps and rubella vaccine on time has increased in Ohio, and a state official says ...

Ohio logs better-than-average childhood vaccination rates

The Plain Dealer in Cleveland reports nearly 96 percent of children between 19 and 35 months old got at least one dose of the MMR vaccine last year.

CDC: Majority of parents vaccinate infant children

Overall, U.S. measles vaccination rates are high, with 94 percent of ... Media reports about complications associated with the HPV vaccine pose other ...

Kids vaccinated? Prove it

It's not a call for mandatory vaccination. Lawmakers in that state eliminated the religious exemption to the policy in June, shortly after a significant ...

Doctors group looking at course to train in assisted suicide

That proposal was among a raft of motions aimed at combating vaccine hesitancy, a growing phenomenon public health experts fear is driving ...

What you need to know about the new Meningitis B jab

The new jab will help protect babies against deadly meningitis B with ... B) bacterial meningitis but, until now, there was no vaccine for the B strain of ...

US vaccination rates high, but unvaccinated pockets pose risk: CDC

The parliamentarians in at least ten states including California are trying to tighten school vaccination exemption rules after a measles outbreak at ...

EDITORIAL: Don't hesitate, vaccinate

The York City Bureau of Health's ongoing immunization campaign is an important cause, and for those local families who struggle to pay for or are ...

Herefordshire students urged to take up the Men ACWY vaccination

TEENAGERS who will soon be heading to college and university are being urged to take up a vaccination to protect them from meningitis and ...

CDC encouraging schools to post vaccine info

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is pushing for states to ... to help them decide where to send their children and what vaccines to get.

State Health Department announces updated school immunization regulations

State Health Department announces updated school immunization ... required to have two doses of the measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccine.

Essex health bosses urge over-70s: Get vaccinated for shingles protection

Anne Brown, county councillor responsible for communities and healthy living, said: I would urge people offered the immunisation to have it.

Children Unvaccinated For Preventable Diseases Pose Public Health Threat

Dr. Anne Schuchat, Director of the CDC's National Center for Immunization and ... Also, every state has to allow exemptions from vaccines for medical ...

Lincolnshire couple welcome new meningitis vaccine

A Mablethorpe couple who have campaigned for meningitis are celebrating the roll out of a new vaccine. Jonathan and Sarah Provis are community ...

US Vaccination Exemptions Decrease, But Unvaccinated Children Still Pose Risk

A schedule of vaccines is mandatory in all states, and children have to check them before they enroll in the first grade. Exemptions from vaccines for ...

California Has More Number of Unvaccinated Children, CDC says

More than nine out of 10 U.S. children entered kindergarten last school year protected with the proper immunizations, federal health officials reported ...

Ohio childhood vaccination rate improving

Ohio childhood vaccination rate improving ... mumps and rubella (one or more doses of the vaccine), hepatitis B (three or more doses of the vaccine) ...

CDC: Majority of parents vaccinate infant children

Media reports about complications associated with the HPV vaccine pose ... Geographic pockets of low vaccination coverage and high exemption ...

Unvaccinated Children Pose A Public Health Risk

These unvaccinated children can pose a potential public health threat, ... Pockets of children who miss vaccinations exist in our communities and they ...

Finger Lakes SPCA: Cat Schatzi would like to meet Jackson Galaxy

If your feline, canine and ferret BFFs are in need of a rabies vaccination, our next free rabies clinic will be held in Sterling from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, ...

PHE: Advise parents to give baby paracetamol for Men-B vaccine

From 1 September, the MenB vaccination will be added to the NHS ... Symptoms of Meningitis B can include a high fever with cold hands and feet, ...

NHS urge vulnerable to get vaccinated

The immunisation reminder has been issued by NHS Tayside Public Health Directorate following a rise of pertussis, commonly known as whooping ...

One Lie Two Many: From Vietnam to Vaccines, the CDC is Exposed for a Second Time in the New ...

In the new book, Vaccine Whistleblower: Exposing the Autism Research Fraud at the CDC, attorney Kevin Barry has provided context to a series of ...

Video: Meningitis B jab to be given to all babies

Meningitis B vaccine: Public Health England advise parents to give infant paracetamol to ward off fever after having their child vaccinated.

VIDEO - Meningitis B jab to be given to all babies

Meningitis B vaccine: Public Health England advise parents to give infant paracetamol to ward off fever after having their child vaccinated. Share.

Granddaughter of Stroud doctor Jane Wells, who co-founded UK meningitis movement, one of first ...

GRANDDAUGHTER of doctor Jane Wells, co-founder of the UK meningitis movement, will be one of the first to receive a groundbreaking vaccination.

Thumbs up for parents when it comes to vaccines

There were slight differences between the state and federal reports because the CDC numbers included temporary medical exemption and voluntary ...

Unvaccinated Children Pose Public Health Threat

Unvaccinated Children Pose Public Health Threat ... the country, including California, are attempting to tighten exemption rules for school vaccination.

National childhood immunisation programme boosted by Meningococcal group B vaccine

Public Health England (PHE) has welcomed the start of a new vaccination programme, which offers young children protection against Meningococcal ...

California lags in vaccinating children, CDC says

Nationwide data released Thursday by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and ... The nationwide median vaccination coverage for kindergartners for ...

Polio: Vaccinated man 'has spread polio', say British scientists

A British man who was vaccinated against polio has been producing the virus for nearly 30 years. He had an immune disorder that mean the ...

Sask. System On Top Of Kids' Vaccinations

"Having high immunization rates among schoolchildren helps reduce the likelihood that a single case of infectious disease could cause an outbreak," ...

In surprising turn, Maine toddlers had nation's highest vaccination rate in 2014

We knew it would take a lot of work and time to raise the immunization ... debunked that claimed there was a link between autism and vaccines.

Mother from Dursley tells story as new vaccine against meningitis is set for UK-wide roll out

A MOTHER from Dursley has spoken out about her son's experience with disease as a vaccine preventing meningitis is set to be introduced to the ...

National Immunization Program: Two new vaccines

Department of Pediatrics of Hind Hospital, Safedabad, Barabanki organised a Continuing Medical Education (CME), in which the matter of new ...

Babies to be offered vaccinations against disease which can lead to meningitis

Public Health England is hailing the start of a new vaccination programme which offers young children protection against MenB disease.

Meningitis B vaccination for babies to start on September 1. All you need to know on MenB ...

Public Health England (PHE) is hailing the start of a new vaccination programme, which offers young children protection against meningococcal group ...

Unvaccinated Children: Public Health Threat

As per government study, the greater part of kindergarten children in the US are administered with vaccines against preventable diseases, but still a ...

Parents in the East of England can get their babies vaccinated for MenB as of September

In March 2014, the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation ... "This vaccine could potentially prevent up to 4,000 cases of meningococcal ...

Editorial: For students' safety, vaccinate and slow down

Last spring, Spokane Public Schools began barring students without up-to-date records or a waiver on file. In April, Spokane had its first measles case ...

Parents in East Valley struggle to meet immunization requirements, days before school starts

YAKIMA, Wash.-- Like most parents getting their children ready for school, Christa Owen attended an open house event in East Valley earlier this ...

It's Finally Happened! After Polio, India Declared Maternal and Neonatal Tetanus Free by WHO

After years of struggle and many mothers and newborns losing their life to maternal and neonatal tetanus, India has finally been declared free of this ...

The granddaughter of Stroud co-founder of UK meningitis movement will be first to receive Men B jab

She said: "I'm so pleased that Daisy will benefit from the vaccine, it's the ... "When Dan first contracted meningitis it completely changed our lives.

State Exemption Levels Low, National Vaccination Rates High

Last school year, only 21 states posted vaccination rates for individual ... The notion that the measles/mumps/rubella vaccine causes autism has ...

Northampton mother whose teenage son died of meningitis welcomes new vaccine for babies

A mother from Northampton whose son died after he contracted meningitis is celebrating the roll out of a lifesaving vaccine for a strain of the deadly ...

Studies Now Indicate that Vaccinations Can Have Additional Protective Benefits

An intriguing new study suggests that the flu vaccine might also provide ... In addition, University of Sydney infectious disease specialist Professor ...

PM Narendra Modi hails historic elimination of polio

This two-day Summit, celebrating the achievements of the participating countries in the area of Maternal and Child Health, was conceptualized to ...

'A vaccination programme is a cheap insurance policy' top Meath dairy farmer

The Hannon farm has faced a number of challenges with infectious diseases during the process of expansion. In recent years, a vaccination ...

Fever warning over new meningitis jab

Babies will be given the new meningitis B vaccine from September 1 and more than half are likely to suffer a fever that can last a few days.

State amends vaccine requirements

New immunization rules announced Thursday by the state Department of Health for all students may have the most immediate effect on younger ages.

Michigan rejects use of medical marijuana for autism

A Clinton Township father of a preschool-age son with autism who told his family's story to the Free Press this summer said he was obviously ...

CDC: State exemption levels low, national vaccination rates high

The notion that the measles/mumps/rubella vaccine causes autism has lingered for years, even though the 1998 study that proposed the theory was ...

US vaccination rates high, but pockets of unvaccinated pose risk

More than 90 percent of children ages 19-35 months were vaccinated for measles-mumps-rubella, hepatitis B, polio and chicken pox in 2014. Pockets ...

Vaccination rates

California fell below the national median in getting children inoculated against contagious diseases in 2014-2015, and more parents in the state ...

Vaccinated British man found shedding live polio virus for 30 years

LONDON: A British man with an immune deficiency has been found to be shedding a highly virulent, mutant strain of polio virus for nearly 30 years.

Saskatchewan health officials on top of kids' vaccinations

A nurse loads a syringe with a vaccine on Oct. 23, 2004 in Victoria. ... that a single case of infectious disease could cause an outbreak, she said.

Saskatchewan health officials on top of kids' vaccinations

REGINA Ontario and New Brunswick have laws compelling parents and guardians to turn over students' immunization records to schools, but ...

CDC: Most US Children Getting Vaccinated

Alabama, Arkansas, New Mexico, North Carolina, Oklahoma and Wyoming all saw significant increases in rotavirus vaccination previous year.

TCU student diagnosed with rubella

Tarrant County Public Health says the best way to protect oneself from rubella is to get an MMR (Measles-Mumps-Rubella) shot. TCU's Health Center ...

State Exemption Levels Low, National Vaccination Rates High

State Exemption Levels Low, National Vaccination Rates High ... measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) and the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccines.

Letter: Harrop column ignores studies on nutrition

Quick fact checking reveals that Dr. Mark Hyman has questions about ethyl mercury/thimerosal in vaccines, and bombarding infant immune systems ...

Mumbai: Pilot offloads British family over chickenpox concerns

A British family of five was offloaded from a London-bound flight after one of them was observed to be suffering from chickenpox. The decision to ...

Saskatchewan vaccination policy appears to be working

Saskatchewan's chief medical health officer believes the province's immunization policy for children is working and doesn't need to be drastically ...

Scientists Report 'Promising First Step' To Universal Flu Vaccine

Barney Graham, deputy director of the Vaccine Research Center at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases in Bethesda, Md. and ...

Mumps outbreak among college and high school students

Doctors say the problem is that even kids who get two doses of the measles, mumps, and rubella vaccine before age six are only protected against ...

Modi stresses on 'equitable' healthcare for all

... said the largest immunisation drive "Mission Indradhanush" has been launched, seeking to accelerate the annual rate of immunisation from existing ...

Vaccines under national programme are safe

As many as 30 vaccines against infectious diseases are available all over the world including tuberculosis, cholera, diphtheria, influenza B, hepatitis A ...

Raimondo's office: HPV regulations were finalized over a year ago

COVENTRY, R.I. (WPRI) A local school committee says it is opposed to the new HPV vaccination mandate but Governor Gina Raimondo said it's ...

Old college try applied in whooping cough fight

The pertussis outbreak, which became official May 15, has had 76 ... Children are very susceptible to pertussis, especially those under 1 year old, who ...

Scare of vaccines leads to low immunisation rates: Study

The immunisation rates in India have been extremely poor. From 2011 uptil 2014, there was barely a growth of one per cent in the amount of children ...

New York now requires students to be fully vaccinated by start of kindergarten

No more vaccine delays for school kids in New York. ... said Dr. Michael Tosi, a pediatric infectious disease specialist at The Mount Sinai Hospital.

Canadian doctors demand proof of vaccinations for school age children

Ontario has something the Immunization School Pupils Act which says that children, when they enter school, have to have proof of being vaccination ...

About 67 percent of Washington toddlers vaccinated on time

That means some children between 19 and 35 months of age could be at risk of getting measles, whooping cough or other preventable diseases.

About 67 percent of Washington toddlers vaccinated on time

The Washington toddler vaccination rate in 2014 was slightly lower than in 2013. The one exception is the hepatitis B vaccine given at birth. Almost 80 ...

CDC data show vaccine rates high but work remains

National vaccination rates are high for young children, but geographic ... Achieving these high levels has greatly reduced infectious diseases like ...

Oregon Law Toughens Vaccine Exemption Process

Efforts to ban personal exemptions to vaccine requirements failed in Northwest states this past session. But under a new Oregon law, parents who ...

Influenza may be preventable with vaccination

Vaccines are especially important for the military to ensure our armed ... recruits to prevent smallpox, an extremely infectious and serious disease.

Free vaccines given to HCC staff, Child Care Center to combat pertussis

The pertussis outbreak, which became official May 15, has had 76 confirmed ... Children are very susceptible to pertussis, especially those under ...

Public Seasonal Influenza Vaccination Clinic

The Putnam County Department of Health is offering a public seasonal flu vaccine clinic for Putnam County residents, 18 years of age and older, ...

CDC Reports Vaccine Exemption Levels for Kindergarteners Are Low for Most States

Vaccination coverage remained high: over 90 percent for measles-mumps-rubella (MMR); polio; hepatitis B; and varicella vaccines. The percentage of ...

Vaccine Exemption Levels Low in US, Coverage Levels High

Nonetheless, "pockets of children who miss vaccinations exist in our ... Coverage with 2 doses of hepatitis A vaccine increased significantly to ...

State's vaccine drive gets shot in arm

Another 19,597 pregnant women were administered the Tetanus Toxoid 2 vaccine. A total of 3,754 pregnant women were given the Tetanus Toxoid ...

Measles Mail Reminds BC Parents About Immunizations

Measles is highly contagious and spread through coughing and sneezing. According to ImmunizeBC, you can catch measles just by being in a room ...

Flu vax on a par with statins in preventing myocardial infarctions

Flu vaccination reduces the risk of myocardial infarction to the same extent as common secondary preventions, and perhaps even more, an Australian ...

Texas Christian University student confirmed Rubella positive

The Tarrant County Public Health (TCPH) department reported today an imported Rubella case in a Texas Christian University (TCU). Officials say the ...

News Scan for Aug 27, 2015

India's Mission Indradhanush provided tetanus immunization campaigns directed at children and pregnant women, while the National Rural Health ...

At last, all babies will be given a jab for meningitis B

All babies will finally be offered a free vaccine against deadly meningitis B ending a 17-month delay in its roll-out. The NHS will offer it to all babies in ...

Reports show early childhood immunization rates stay high, exemption levels low

Schuchat said the only notable change was increased uptake for hepatitis A vaccine, one of the newer childhood vaccines that the CDC is tracking.

GPs gear up to start offering new MenB jab

Dr Mary Ramsay, head of immunisation at Public Health England, said: 'It's important that parents use paracetamol following vaccination to reduce the ...

Hoffman weighs in on CMA immunization resolution

Should Alberta's schoolchildren be required to show proof of immunization ... The doctors are stopping short of calling for mandatory vaccination.

Fever warning over new meningitis vaccine for babies

Babies will be given the new meningitis B vaccine from September 1 and are likely to suffer a fever that can last a few days. Experts said the fever ...

MenB vaccine for young children will 'save lives and prevent permanent disability'

Public Health England (PHE) has introduced the new vaccination which will be added to NHS Childhood Immunisation Programme in England from ...

Meningitis jab: 'infant paracetamol will help baby avoid fever'

But Public Health England, launching the national immunisation campaign which begins on 1 September, stressed that the fever was short-lived in ...

Vaccine rates leave Washington toddlers at risk for preventable diseases | Department of Health

Measles vaccination rates aren't high enough to provide community protection. Young kids need their first dose of the vaccine between 12 and 15 ...

Healthcare Focus on 184 Poor Districts: Modi

It seeks to accelerate the annual rate of immunisation from existing 1 per cent to more than 5 per cent per year so as to achieve more than 90 per cent ...

Tarrant County reports rare Rubella case in college student

Tarrant County Public Health confirmed Thursday an imported case of Rubella involving a student at Texas Christian University. The student, who was ...

TCU student diagnosed with rubella, a contagious virus

The virus is preventable, and people who have received a measles, mumps and rubella vaccine are immune. Immunizations will be offered for those ...

Melbourne kids exposed to whooping cough

DOZENS of children who visited two Melbourne health centres may have been exposed to whooping cough after a health worker was diagnosed with ...

Melbourne kids exposed to whooping cough

Whooping cough, or pertussis, causes uncontrolled coughing and vomiting which can last for several months. The council says the worker was ...

Should immunization records be disclosed to schools?

As youngsters return to classrooms, questions about immunization records and mandatory vaccination programs are back in the news. During a recent ...

Medical Experts Urge People to Get Vaccinated as Soon as Possible

Here's what one infectious disease specialist had to say. The only scenario where you could get it is if you got the vaccination and two weeks have ...

TCU student has confirmed case of rubella

Rubella is a disease that can spread amongst a crowd of non-immunized people. The good news is we have a very safe and effective MMR vaccine ...

Dachel Media Update: NOVA on Vaccines

NOVA developed a program, Calling the Shots, last year that they're re-airing tonight that looks at the intersection of autism and vaccineshow the ...

Vaccine exemption rate in N.J. kindergarteners creeps up

New Jersey also hit the same estimate of 92.3 percent for kindergartners who received the diphtheria, tetanus and pertussis vaccine, CDC said.

Rubella Case Confirmed in Tarrant County

Officials with the Tarrant County Public Health Department confirmed Thursday a student at Texas Christian University has a case of Rubella.

Child vaccine requirements change in NY

Officials say students entering kindergarten in September now need two doses of measles and mumps vaccines and at least one rubella shot. In the ...

Health official: States should post local vaccination info

A close-up photograph of an MMR (measles, mumps and rubella) vaccine vial with a syringe in background. (Credit: Wes Little / CNN). NEW YORK ...

Scientists Found Single Influenza Vaccination Protects From unsafe Disease

Studies are now needed to confirm that the vaccine will work in case of ... A sign lets customers know they can get a flu shot in a Walgreen store in ...

Vaccine coverage for kindergartners remains high; exemptions stay low

Nationwide vaccination coverage of children entering kindergarten in the 2014-2015 school year remained high, while exemption rates for medical, ...

Confirmed Case Of Rubella In TCU Community

Rubella is a contagious disease caused by a virus. It's transmitted from an infected person through coughing and sneezing. The infection is usually ...

Rabies vaccination clinic scheduled at public health building Oct. 10

Cumberland County Animal Control and the Department of Public Health will hold a rabies vaccination clinic for dogs and cats Oct. 10 from 10 a.m. to ...

CDC: State exemption levels low, national vaccination rates high

... the median vaccination coverage rate was 94% for the measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) vaccine, and approximately 94% for local requirements ...

Nipping in the bud : Polio, measles drives kick off in tribal belt

Around 1.7 million children will be administered measles and polio vaccines in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas during an ongoing ...

School Committee asking RI to rescind HPV vaccine requirement

The Governor recognizes there are concerns about mandatory vaccinations, but the CDC recommends the HPV vaccine as a safe and effective way to ...

Cambridge biotech gets funding for development of hepatitis C vaccine

As several biotechs focus on developing lucrative hepatitis C drugs, a Cambridge firm has received funding to help develop a hepatitis C vaccine.

Boy With Autism Had Trouble Making Friends ... Until He Met A Pit Bull

When Joey Granados was diagnosed with autism at the age of 7, his mother knew his life would be a struggle. Joey always had trouble connecting ...

CDC: Majority of parents vaccinate infant children

All states require children to be vaccinated against certain infectious diseases ... A new report from the Centers for Disease Control says the majority of ...

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