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Daily News 2016-02-07

 

Worth The Wait: Many College Students Get The Meningococcal Disease Vaccine After Hours ...

Worth the wait: that is how many students feel about the hours-long lines to get the meningococcal vaccine. This comes after four people at two bay ...

Three-day anti-polio drive from Feb 15 in Islamabad

About 136,000 children in the age group of below five years will be administered polio drops during the campaign which will cover all the sectors and ...

Whooping Cough Vaccine: Researchers Call for an Alternative Tdap Immunization Strategy for ...

Using 1,207 pertussis cases, the researchers found that Tdap vaccine efficacy was 68.8% during the 1st year after vaccination. The efficacy rate ...

Shocking study: This vaccine is not working like it should

The Tdap booster protects against not only whooping cough or pertussis but also tetanus and diphtheria. But this study found that while it ...

Nigeria battling fresh outbreak of deadly Lassa fever

The disease belongs to the same family as Marburg and Ebola, two deadly viruses that lead to infections with fever, vomiting and, in worse case ...

Tdap vaccine moderately effective for 1 year after vaccination

During the 1990s, clinicians in the United States started vaccinating children with DTaP (diphtheria, tetanus, and pertussis) vaccines, replacing the ...

Brazil researchers hope to test Zika virus treatment in a year

Leading researchers in Brazil are borrowing techniques used to accelerate the fight against Ebola in the hope of developing a Zika virus treatment that ...

Eradication plan reduces poliovirus in Nigeria

Nigeria was very close to interrupting transmission of polio and then experienced an upsurge of transmission, researchers wrote in The Journal of ...

A simple explanation of Guillain-Barr syndrome, the rare nerve disorder that scientists suspect ...

There was a small increase in GBS in people who got the swine flu vaccine in 1976, but the CDC says any risk from flu vaccination is likely very small ...

Rensselaer County offers pet vaccination clinics

TROY, N.Y. (NEWS10) Rensselaer County is offering pet vaccination ... announced a 2016 schedule of the County's Rabies Vaccination clinics.

Ebola Outbreak Has Ended, But the Crisis Is Far From Over

West Africa's Ebola outbreak, which killed over 11,000 people, has been largely forgotten since the WHO declared the area Ebola-free last year.

Pit bull puppies may have been exposed to rabies in Monmouth County

Rabies vaccination of dogs and cats offers a very high level of protection ... According to the Centers for Disease Control, the rabies virus infects the ...

'Zika's weak point is the mosquito'

In past decades the world has worried about the Ebola virus, polio and swine fever. Now the latest Public Health Emergency of International Concern ...

Karwar: Warning given to schools for neglecting health programmes

The Health Department conducts various welfare programmes like the pulse polio drive, distribution of vitamin and deworming tablets, Indradhanush ...

Anti-Vaccination Cranks Versus Academic Freedom

It makes four main critical points in relation to Australian government vaccination policy. First, deaths from infectious diseases had dramatically ...

Pharmacists urged to educate public on Pneumococcal Meningitis

According to her, one can succeed in the treatment of Pneumococcal Meningitis at its early detection stage to avoid severe complications and death.

85 people died from Meningitis attack

The Brong Ahafo Region has been the hardest hit part of the country, and the disease is raging in various forms: pneumococcal, cerebrospinal and ...

Whooping Cough Booster Vaccine Only 9% Effective After 4 Years

Because Tdap provides reasonable short-term protection, Tdap may contain pertussis more effectively if it is administered to adolescents in ...

More local mumps cases confirmed

Melissa Graven, communicable disease supervisor at the McLean County Health Department, holds MMR (measles-mumps-rubella) powder vaccine ...

Effect of Tdap Vaccine against Whooping Cough Fades away with Years, Study

Despite high vaccination rates against the disease among teens, there ... of the Vaccine Education Center and a professor of infectious diseases at ...

ADVERTISE with AGE OF AUTISM

As someone who believes there is an autism epidemic and that excessive vaccination is the cause (see Bernie Rimland), I was sorry to see Rand Paul ...

After Ebola, Surf's Up Again In Liberia

It's a far cry from a year ago, when the Ebola crisis brought the country to a near standstill. By last January, Ebola cases in Monrovia had begun to fall, ...

UN: 200 million cases of female genital mutilation

"They grabbed my legs and arms," she said. "They excised me. Blood was coming out." Her genitals had been mutilated. She was 14 years old.

Stitching Together Lives and Fashion in Liberia

Ms. Bernard already had to haggle twice for four sewing machines, including shamelessly using the fact that she was hiring Ebola survivors as ...

FG To Make HPV Immunisation Routine Programme

The federal government is making effort to include Human Papilloma V irus (HPV) immunisation as part of the routine immunisation programme.

FG To Make HPV Immunisation Routine Programme

Subsequently, HPV vaccination has been available in health service outlets in Nigera in both public and private hospitals. Government is making effort ...

ROTARY Club Holding Stedfast Band Concert

THE Rotary Club of Greenock has organised a concert by the Stedfast Silver Band, in aid of End Polio Now, Rotary's project to eradicate polio.

O-024 Improving Pneumococcal Immunization Rates Among Immunocompromised Adolescent ...

Inflamm Bowel Dis. 2016 Mar;22 Suppl 1:S8-S9. O-024 Improving Pneumococcal Immunization Rates Among Immunocompromised Adolescent ...

New research suggests alternate Tdap immunization strategies for adolescents

The Advisory Committee on Immunization has suggested a booster acellular pertussis (Tdap) vaccine for all teenagers aged 11 to 12 years old.

Gov. Scott: Fla. needs CDC action, supplies for Zika

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Colombia's ... on developing diagnostics and testing experimental vaccine candidates.

Only 73 cases of polio in 2 countries in 2015

The Bryan Rotary Club heard its annual update on the Rotary International Polio Plus campaign from District 6600 Campaign Chairman Tim Ryan and ...

George Washington's Birthday and the Mumps

After receiving scores of Presidents Day sale flyers in my mailbox and e-mail, I'm flashing back to childhood celebrations of Abraham Lincoln and ...

Pakistan and Afghanistan report first polio cases of the year

According to a media report, Pakistan and Afghanistan have reported the first cases of polio for the year 2016. In Pakistan, the case was confirmed by ...

Canine flu: serious threat that can be fatal

When you hear about influenza, you usually think of a mild disease that can put you in bed for a few days. Getting your Flu Shot also immediately ...

Minneola parents warned of whooping cough case

"Parents, I am calling to let you know one student has pertussis, otherwise known as whooping cough," the message stated. Privacy laws prevent the ...

Tassie pharmacists to give flu jab

TASMANIAN pharmacists will soon be administering influenza jabs, with the ... training in time to provide vaccinations ahead of this year's flu season.

Are Donors Sincere About Funding The Post-Ebola Recovery?

But the one-million-dollar question begging for attention is: How concrete were the pledges made by donors to fund the post-Ebola recovery ...

Vaccines can save lives here, and abroad

Some of the vaccinations still have mercury in them. If we can't eat or drink mercury (same as lead) because of the health issues it causes, one ...

Pakistan, Afghanistan reports 2016''s first polio cases

In Pakistan, the case was confirmed by Polio Virology Laboratory at the National Institute of Health, Dawn online reported.

Pakistan, Afghanistan reports 2016's first polio cases

Pakistan and Afghanistan are the only countries in the world which have been transferring the polio virus to each other. The main reason is that the ...

Pakistan, Afghanistan Reports 2016's First Polio Cases: Reports

Islamabad: Pakistan and Afghanistan have reported the first cases of polio ... In Pakistan, the case was confirmed by Polio Virology Laboratory at the ...

Pakistan, Afghanistan reports 2016's first polio cases

Islamabad, Feb 6 (IANS): Pakistan and Afghanistan have reported the first cases of polio for the year 2016, a media report said on Saturday.

Pakistan, Afghanistan reports 2016's first polio cases

Islamabad, Feb 6 : Pakistan and Afghanistan have reported the first cases of polio for the year 2016, a media report said on Saturday.

Why isn't new meningitis vaccine universally recommended?

"And if, in fact, a vaccine could help, why didn't I know about it?" ... Dr. Dean Blumberg, chief of pediatric infectious disease at UC Davis School of ...

Why isn't new meningitis vaccine universally recommended?

Dr. Dean Blumberg, chief of pediatric infectious disease at UC Davis Medical School, said the question over whether to standardize the MenB vaccine ...

Illinois State University reports increase in mumps cases

Health officials in McLean County, Ill. are reporting an increase in mumps cases connected with the Illinois State University (ISU) campus prompting ...

Meningitis Outbreak At Santa Clara University Linked To Fraternity

SANTA CLARA (CBS SF) Hundreds of South Bay college students continued to get emergency vaccinations Friday in the wake of an outbreak of a ...

More awareness needed on rabies vaccination | Nagpur NYOOOZ

Summary: Panelists felt even though anti-rabies vaccines were available free of cost at many government and NMC hospitals, citizens lacked ...

Ontario County health department seeing cases of flu

The department urges everyone to get a flu shot and says it's not too late. You can go to your doctor, pharmacy or the health department for a ...

Walgreens deems RGV highest flu antibiotic consumer

Rudy Solelo, Vaccination Coordinator at Su Clinica Familiar grimaced as he received his flu shot administered by Angelica Cano, CMA. Thursday ...

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan and Afghanistan have reported the first cases of polio for the year 2016.

He said that 54 cases of polio had been reported last year. We are still hopeful that polio will be completely eradicated from the country this year ...

Immunisation reaches 'record high' in WA

Immunisation rates in WA have reached record numbers but it's still not enough to prevent disease outbreaks. The state government said the rate of ...

Schneck now Ebola-care certified

Tribune photo by Aaron Piper / Schneck Medical Center regulatory compliance and disaster prepardness coordinator, Ashley Cole,left, helps infection ...

News Scan for Feb 05, 2016

CDC researchers evaluated self-reported immunization statistics from the National Health Interview Survey, focusing on influenza vaccination during ...

The Booster Shot Given To Pre-Teens To Ward Off Whooping Cough Only Works For A Short Time

The researchers found that within the first year after immunization, the booster vaccine's protection rate was around 69 percent in 11 to 12-year-old ...

Flu Vaccine Clinic Announced

... Public Health is offering free Flu vaccinations on weekdays, according to a news release issued on Friday. According to the release, the vaccination ...

Immunisation reaches 'record high' in WA

Immunisation rates in Western Australia and have reached "a record high" but it's still not enough to prevent disease outbreaks, the WA government ...

Families reminded to get vaccines

State law requires all children in public and private schools, preschools, Head Start and certified child care facilities to have up-to-date immunizations, ...

Whooping cough booster shot may only offer short-term protection

... thing to know is that if you're fully vaccinated, including getting that booster dose, you're much less likely to be very sick even if you get pertussis.

Local whooping cough cases on the rise

Three more Kenosha County children have been diagnosed with pertussis, making the county's incidence of the vaccine-preventable disease six ...

ISU deals with mumps outbreak again

NORMAL, Ill. -- Illinois State University is dealing with its second mumps outbreak on campus this school year. Four cases of the mumps were ...

Flu season mild in NC so far

An especially effective flu vaccine may also be contributing to the less intense flu season. Last year, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and ...

Whooping Cough Booster Wears Off in Teens

In the study, researchers looked at about 1,200 cases of whooping cough (also called pertussis) that occurred among a population of about 280,000 ...

Gates Foundation Increases Affinivax Investment as Vaccine Advances

Pfizer Inc .'s Prevnar 13 vaccine drew $6.25 billion in 2015 sales because it prevents dangerous pneumococcal infections. With new funding from the ...

Dachel Media Update: Representative Elijah Cummings

Congressman Elijah Cummings. Bobby Kennedy knew him as well. I gave him a call, and I was talking to him about the MMR vaccine and I said, 'Are ...

Rapidly waning Tdap offers little long-term protection against pertussis

Tdap vaccine waned rapidly and provided only limited, short-term protection against pertussis when administered to adolescents as a booster for ...

Zika Virus Is Serious (But It's Not Another Ebola)

A Health Ministry car in Venezuela fumigates mosquitos at a primary school in Caracas on Feb. 5, 2016. (Photo:Carlos Becerra/Polaris/Newscom) ...

Rabies warning issued in South Glens Falls

If anyone needs the rabies vaccination, it will be provided at no cost, she said. She also warned that people should stay away from any other wild or ...

Geller: The care, keeping and importance of barn cats

Rx: Two barn cats, spayed, neutered, vaccinated and dewormed. Sig: Feed ... Rabies vaccination at 14-16 weeks, repeat as booster at one year. 2.

The disease detectives: Unraveling how viruses go viral

Most people think about an infectious disease like the flu only when it knocks them flat. Or they worry about a deadly virus like Ebola after it shows up ...

More awareness needed on rabies vaccination

Spread of rabies was vital part of the discussion in TOI Debate. Panelists felt even though anti-rabies vaccines were available free of cost at many ...

Hawaii Lawmakers Kill Vaccine Bill

Hawaii is also set to make a decision on a heavily contested bill about HPV vaccinations on Feb. 11. If the bill passes, students in seventh grade would ...

Whooping Cough Vaccine: Tdap Booster Effectiveness May Wane In Adolescents

In the 1990s, the U.S. switched the type of vaccine it administered children from whole cell pertussis (DTwP) to acellular pertussis (DTaP), due to the ...

Mosquito control franchise coming to Meriden

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is working under the same guidelines developed for combating chickungunya, a close cousin to ...

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