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Daily News 2016-02-06

 

Shasta Middle School

Immunization exclusion day is Wednesday, February 17th for students lacking required immunizations. Immunizations are the best way to protect your ...

Mumps outbreak declared at Illinois State University

(WJBC File Photo). By Andy Dahn. BLOOMINGTON A recent outbreak of the mumps virus on the campus of Illinois State University has prompted the ...

Suspected Flu in a High-risk Patient? Don't Delay Antiviral Therapy

Encourage anyone with flu-like illness who is at high risk for influenza ... Thus, a patients' vaccination status should not preclude initiation of antiviral ...

Way Before Zika, Rubella Changed Minds on Abortion

In the 1960s, an outbreak of rubella virus expanded women's access to abortion in the United States. Could Zika do the same in Latin America?

Local mumps cases on the rise again

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

Researchers Call for an Alternative Tdap Immunization Strategy for Adolescents

The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) recommended a booster acellular pertussis (Tdap) vaccine for all adolescents aged 1112 ...

Current Tdap Booster Fails To Protect Older Children

Effectiveness of booster vaccination with booster tetanus toxoid, reduced diphtheria toxoid, and acellular pertussis (Tdap) vaccine falls off siginificantly ...

Iraq launches inactivated polio vaccine for infants

Now that Iraq has added the inactivated polio vaccine (IPV) to its national ... The introduction of IPV into the Iraq public health structure is one step ...

Study Confirms Maternal Obesity and Diabetes Linked to Autism

Mean maternal age at birth was higher for mothers who had children with autism (28.6 years) compared to those who had children with a ...

Mumps Outbreak Reported at ISU

McLean County health officials say campus authorities are informing those on campus that four people have tested positive for the viral disease that ...

Aberdeen soldiers drawing lessons from Ebola deployment for Pentagon disease fighters

Could an APG unit's lessons from fighting Ebola help in future battles with ... how quickly they could diagnose infection with the deadly Ebola virus.

Small mumps outbreak confirmed at ISU

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. The McLean County Health Department is alerting the public of a small outbreak of mumps on the Illinois State University ...

California doctor sentenced in overdose deaths

A Southern California doctor convicted of murder in connection with the overdose deaths of three of her patients was sentenced to 30 years to life in ...

Free Flu Shot Offered for Somerset County Adults

The Somerset County Department of Health is offering a free flu-vaccination opportunity to Somerset County adults on Thursday, Feb. 11 ...

Early Tamiflu Helps Pregnant Women With Flu

"Treating pregnant women who have influenza with antiviral drugs can ... pregnant women get a flu shot, but reported uptake of the vaccine is about ...

Adult Immunization Clinic

Visiting Nurse Association of Cape Cod is offering an adult immunization clinic for Falmouth residents only on Wednesday, February 17, from 1:30 to ...

Immunizations, Screenings For Children, Teens

The Visiting Nurse Association of Cape Cod is offering a child and adolescent immunization and lead screening clinic to Bourne residents only on ...

Influenza Season Right Around the Corner

With a notable increase in flu cases reported statewide, the Dutchess County ... Flu vaccination is readily available throughout the region including ...

Study: Whooping Cough Vaccine Protection Wanes Quickly

But despite the high Tdap vaccine coverage among teens in California, the state experienced large pertussis, or whooping cough, outbreaks in 2010 ...

Protection from Whooping Cough Booster Vaccine Fades over time, Study Says

... researchers from Kaiser Permanente examined how well the Tdap booster protected adolescents from whooping cough, also known as pertussis.

Meet an Adult with Autism - "Ben Learns To Spell"

Ben is approaching 30 years of age. Ben is an adult with autism. We need to make dead sure that the Bens of the world and the Mias, Giannas and ...

Whooping cough reported in Lake

The letter also let people know that pertussis is very contagious, spread from person to person by coughing, sneezing, kissing, sharing breathing ...

Chicken pox toddler's death 'could have been avoided'

A Buxton toddler who died from an infection caused by chicken pox would have survived if antibiotics had been prescribed, a coroner has said.

Sierra Leone Releases 55 People From Ebola Quarantine, Seeks Nearly 50 Others For Testing ...

United Nations officials in Sierra Leone on Thursday appealed to nearly 50 people wanted for Ebola testing to come forward, as the country seeks to ...

Brazilian lab detects Zika in saliva, urine

Active Zika virus has been detected in saliva and urine, a Brazilian public health institute said Friday, posing new questions for researchers trying to ...

NOTICE FROM WYOMING HEALTH DEPARTMENT

Flu vaccines are also available in many locations; WDH recommends nearly everyone over the age of six months receive a flu vaccination. Murphy ...

Former Georgia State basketball player driven by polio

His face pulled from right to left by polio, William Nordmark could put up with the pointed fingers, stares and taunting done by children. He looked ...

United States Hepatitis B Vaccine Market 2016 Emerging Trends

The United States Hepatitis B Vaccine Industry 2016 Market Research Report is a professional and in-depth study on the current state of the Hepatitis ...

To Prevent Pandemics, World Must Focus on Preparedness

Globally, we led the Ebola response in West Africa, launched a Global Health Security Agenda to accelerate the world's ability to counter infectious ...

Great American comeback focus of NWS author

Part-time Northport resident James Tobin will talk about his book "The Man He Became: How FDR Defied Polio to Win the Presidency" on Feb. 6 at the ...

Affinivax nets another $2.5M from Gates Foundation to advance Prevnar competitor

Cambridge, MA-based Affinivax launched in November 2014 with a $4 million Gates Foundation investment and plans to develop a pneumococcal ...

Sierra Leone News: MiCT in collaboration with culture radio

As they commenced a three day Ebola Bye Bye Project Partner Training, Media in Cooperation and Transition (MiCT) in collaboration with Culture ...

Sierra Leone News: China's post-ebola recovery plan for

ccc Chinese Ambassador to Sierra Leone, Zhao Yanbo during the Chinese New Year celebration on Tuesday at the Embassy told guests that China's ...

Meningitis mandate edges forward in House

Munsterman, R-Brookings, acknowledged the arguments that the vaccine treating four strains of meningitis is expensive, the disease is relatively rare ...

NJ pit bull that bit 3 had rabies: Did you have contact with this dog?

Three people who were bitten by the dog have been identified, to the health department, which said the dog did not have a current rabies vaccination.

Whooping cough booster shot may offer only short-term protection

The rapidly fading effectiveness of the pertussis booster vaccine may help explain recent widespread outbreaks of whooping cough, according to ...

Waning Whooping Cough Immunity Blamed in Outbreaks

It's been clear for years that cases of whooping cough, or pertussis, are rising in the United States. In 2012, more than 48,000 cases were reported ...

Kaiser Permanente study finds effectiveness of routine Tdap booster wanes in adolescents

The United States switched the type of vaccine it offered to children from whole cell pertussis (DTwP) to acellular pertussis (DTaP) vaccines during the ...

Affinivax Wins Another $2.5M from Gates Foundation

The follow-on funding will be used for advancing Affinivax's lead MAPS vaccine, which targets Streptococcus pneumoniae (pneumococcus), towards ...

Humanity is close to eradicating the first disease since smallpox: the dreadful Guinea Worm

Dracunculiasis, commonly referred to as the Guinea Worm disease could be soon going extinct. In 2015 there were only 22 reported cases, down from ...

Flu on the rise; health office has vaccine

With the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reporting increasing influenza activity throughout the U.S., the Henry and Stark County Health ...

Flu on the rise; health office has vaccine

With the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reporting increasing influenza activity throughout the U.S., the Henry and Stark County Health ...

9 Flu Memes Sure to Resonate with Pharmacists

Through education and promotion of flu vaccination, pharmacists can cut down on the millions of cases of illness, hundreds of thousands of ...

Ebola Survivors Cry For Support

Yamah, sixteen years old and an Ebola survivor, explained that since she was brought home by the Ministry of Health, she has not received anything ...

NIGERIA: More children gets Immunized against Polio

No fewer than 110, 048 children were immunized during the last round of immunization against the polio virus in Dutse Local Government Area of ...

It's not too late to get the flu or your vaccine

With flu season at its peak, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention suggest avoid contact with sick people; while sick, limit contact with others ...

Whooping Cough Protection Fades Fast After Tdap Booster, Study Finds

The Tdap booster is meant to protect against pertussis, or whooping cough, tetanus and diphtheria. The study found it protected about 69% of ...

New Vaccines For Meningitis and HPV Could Also Prevent Kids and Adults From Cancer

The vaccine for human papillomavirus, or HPV, is given to prevent a sexually ... New meningitis and HPV vaccines are now available for children and ...

SA scientists want to import Zika virus genes

... which encourage the body's own immune system to fight the disease. ... infectious diseases arise, rather than simply making a new vaccine against ...

Vaccinations for Multnomah Co. kids due Feb. 17

Immunizations in school-aged children help ensure everyone's health, now and in the future, says Dr. Paul Lewis, Multnomah County Health Officer.

AU recognises Airtel Africa's support tackling Ebola

NAIROBI, Kenya, Feb 5 Bharti Airtel Africa has been recognised by the African Union for its efforts in fighting the Ebola epidemic that hit West Africa ...

Plumb Elementary: Additional chickenpox cases reported

In a follow-up report to the chickenpox cluster reported in a Clearwater, FL elementary school, Pinellas County health officials are now reported the ...

Russia's Ebola vaccine to be used in Guinea starting this fall healthcare minister

MOSCOW, February 5. /TASS/. Russia's medicine based on Ebola vaccine will be used in Guinea from this autumn, Russia's Healthcare Minister ...

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

MAPS overcomes the limitations of current conjugate vaccine technology, ... vaccines that can have a potential global impact on infectious disease..

Pregnant women urged to beware flu

Women can have the flu vaccination at any stage of pregnancy and evidence shows the vaccine can help to protect the baby for up to three months ...

Senate Democrats Urge Obama to Form a Response Plan to Zika Virus

Mindful of the harsh critique leveled at the Obama administration by congressional Republicans after the deadly Ebola pandemic in 2014, Senate ...

Vaccine Booster Tdap against Whooping Cough Wanes Quickly, Study

Public health experts were little shocked with the fact when California had its biggest pertussis outbreak in more than half a century in 2010 with ...

Column: Why the Zika outbreak represents more than just a virus

Similar to headlines and political news surrounding the Ebola outbreak in 2014, American politicians seem widely in favor of once again stepping in, ...

Meningitis: Death toll now 85

The strain of pneumococcal meningitis has so far claimed 85 lives out of the 456 ... The causative agent for pneumococcal meningitis is streptococcus ...

Rubella Global Clinical Trials Review 2016 By Market Research Store

This report on Rubella also includes an review of trial numbers as well as their (Rubella) average enrollment in uppermost/top countries which are ...

How a Zika-like illness helped change Americans' views of abortion

Still, an outbreak of German measles, also known as rubella, became an important factor in helping to change public consciousness and perception of ...

Mumps Global Clinical Trials Review 2016 By Market Research Store

This report on Mumps also includes an review of trial numbers as well as their (Mumps) average enrollment in uppermost/top countries which are ...

African Union (AU) Recognizes Airtel Africa's Support in Mitigating Effects of Ebola Crisis in...

Global telecommunications company Bharti Airtel Africa has been recognized by the African Union for its efforts in fighting the Ebola epidemic that hit ...

Slaughter down with measles, could miss Ginebra's opening game

Ginebra center Greg Slaughter could miss his team's opening game in the PBA Commissioner's Cup against NLEX on Friday due to measles.

Ebola Outbreak: About 48 High Risk Contacts Missing According to WHO

MONROVIA, LIBERIA - AUGUST 21: Virologist Heinrich Feldman handles blood samples while testing them for the Ebola virus in a 'glove box' on ...

Childhood febrile illness and the risk of myopia in UK Biobank participants

Rubella, mumps, and pertussis were associated with myopia: rubella, OR=1.38, 95% CI: 1.031.85, P=0.030; mumps, OR=1.32, 95% CI: 1.071.64, ...

Llanelli woman's Calais aid visit delayed as camp hit by measles

PLANS for a Llanelli woman to drive 300 miles to support desperate refugees in Calais have been postponed due to a measles outbreak. Tattoo artist ...

AZ filmmaker shares personal experience with Ebola outbreak

Filmmaker Frank Kraljic discussed his personal experience with the Ebola outbreak with the University of Arizona - Phoenix community at a seminar ...

Senegal: Ebola Virus Disease outbreak, Emergency Plan of Action Final Report (MDRSN010)

through the involvement and commitment of the National Society in these committees, SRCS was able to better implement its response plan against ...

Meningitis : Death toll now 85

The strain of pneumococcal meningitis has so far claimed 85 lives out of the 456 cases recorded in the country. The Minister of Health, Mr Alex ...

Revised Household-Based Microplanning in Polio Supplemental Immunization Activities in Kano ...

The reported number of children vaccinated and the doses of oral polio vaccine used during subsequent polio supplemental immunization activities ...

Is It Time To Ditch Tdap As A Routinely Recommended Teen Vaccination?

It's not news that we need a better pertussis vaccine. Scientists have known for several years that protection against whooping cough wanes much ...

First Lady Mrs. Mahama addresses Donor Partners on Immunisation

The First Lady Mrs Lordina Mahama, has called on the international community, donors, and partners to assist Africa to close the immunisation gap ...

Cancer treatment: Breast cancer cells can be targeted using Hepatitis E virus in cancer vaccine

A recent research by UC Davis researchers has revealed that empty shells of Hepatitis E virus can carry drugs or vaccines into the body. The scientists ...

Early use of influenza antiviral drug in pregnant women with flu may reduce length of stay in hospital

The findings also underscore the importance of flu vaccination for this risk group. "Treating pregnant women who have influenza with antiviral drugs ...

Flu cases on the rise in Wisconsin

There have been 150 confirmed cases of the flu in Wisconsin this year alone. ... The best way to prevent the flu is to get a flu vaccination, Miller said.

Three new cases of whooping cough

Three area students have confirmed cases of whooping cough, or pertussis, according to officials at Lakewood and Randall Consolidated schools.

Protection from middle-school whooping cough vaccine fades fast

The protection offered by middle-school whooping cough vaccines fades ... Infectious disease specialist William Schaffner said the whooping cough ...

Well | Whooping Cough Booster Shot May Offer Only Short-Term Protection

The rapidly fading effectiveness of the pertussis booster vaccine may help explain recent widespread outbreaks of whooping cough. The United States ...

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

Thinking the vaccine's effectiveness might drop after a few years, California officials began ... by age 6 called the diphtheria-tetanus-acellular-pertussis vaccine, known as DTaP also drops after the last dose is administered.

NewLink developing vaccine for Zika virus

But for NewLink, Monath and a majority of the Infectious Disease Division were also involved in creating the dengue vaccine, which is similar to Zika, ...

Vaccines are public health issue

After reading the Napa Valley Register's front-page article on the latest School Board meeting ("Parents seek relief from immunization mandate," Jan.

Tassie flu vaccination a win as training soars: PSA

Pharmacists wishing to administer flu vaccines will need to undergo ... The PSA supports immunisation as both a public health program and as a ...

Headcase: Autistic Spectrum Disorder

However, some studies suggest that early intervention (around the age of ... You can visit autismspeaks.org to learn more about different types of ...

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The recent outbreak of Zika virus and its spread to 23 countries mainly in Latin America and the Caribbean has prompted the World Health ...

The Zika Virus won't be 'Ebola 2.0'

The facts and figures of Zika, although concerning, show that it will not be 'Ebola 2.0', as it has been labelled. This is partly to do with the virus' mode of ...

On World Cancer Day 2016: Study explains why HPV vaccination rates are low in Hawaii

The findings of the Hawaii HPV Immunization Improvement Project, ... according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and 14 ...

Is the White House writing off Zika as a 'junior varsity' virus?

OK, Ebola is deadly, Zika's only a nuisance unless you're a pregnant woman, since the virus causes a horrid birth defect. But Zika's also a lot easier ...

Child dies of swine flu in Dublin

"The arrival of our first influenza cases of the season serve as an important reminder that it is not too late to get your flu vaccine", Kansas Department of ...

'Cosmo' Laments PP Defunding in Texas, Treats Uptick in Birth Rate Like an Ebola Outbreak

A little more than three years after Texas effectively defunded Planned Parenthood by cutting funding to any organization that offers abortions, ...

The Challenges We Face at the End of the Antibiotic Age Can Be Overcome by an Emerging New ...

Rates of death in the US related to infectious diseases declined steadily .... Most of the expense for manufacturers of vaccines is comprised of fixed ...

Flu epidemic kills over 190 in Ukraine - health ministry

According to the CDC, as long as the flu virus is circulating, vaccination is appropriate. Flu activity most often peaks in February and can last into May.

World Cancer Day 2016: Why HPV vaccination rates are low in Hawaii

Approximately 79 million people in the United States are currently infected with HPV according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and ...

Hawaii Lawmakers Kill Vaccine Bill After Heated Debate

After listening to Hawaii residents speak out against vaccines saying they cause everything from autism to the Zika virus, Hawaii lawmakers killed a bill ...

Hawaii lawmakers kill vaccine bill after heated debate

HONOLULU (AP) - After listening to Hawaii residents speak out against vaccines saying they cause everything from autism to the Zika virus, Hawaii ...

Primates needed for Zika vaccine: inquiry

Banning imports of monkeys for research could hinder Australia's development of a vaccine for the Zika virus, a Senate inquiry has been told.

Confirmed Cases of Meningococcal Meningitis at Santa Clara University

A third Santa Clara University student was found with a meningococcal ... brain infection called meningitis and are warning others to get vaccinated.

No Hib booster needed by vaccinated infants in Kenya Wellcome Trust

The vaccination programme introduced in Kenya in 2001 is designed to ... The team found that the vaccine reduced the chance of Hib disease by 93 ... the European Society for Paediatric Infectious Diseases and the Wellcome Trust.

Lions Clubs launches Measles eradication campaign

We have being going round to educate people on measles and give gifts to the children that are immunised. Lions Club International also supplies ...

House panel's chairman breaks tie on meningitis vaccination mandate

Colleen Winter, a state Health Department official, testified the plan is to require the immunization at age 11 or 12 when students enter middle school.

Minister briefs MP's on Meningitis situation in Ghana

Pneumococcal-Meningitis In some districts particularly in the Brong-Ahafo region, this has assumed the dimensions of an outbreak. We express deep ...

Vaccination doubters get "free ride." says Schabas

Parents are fairly good at getting their immunizations up to date, but a lot of times we won't have a record on file with the health unit..

Meningitis-linked bacteria hits 3rd Santa Clara University student

A vaccine that most children and teenagers receive does not protect against serogroup B. It wasn't until 2014 that any vaccine was authorized in the ...

No Hib booster needed by vaccinated infants in Kenya

Children living in Kenya are well protected from life-threatening infections such ... The vaccination programme introduced in Kenya in 2001 is designed to ... The team found that the vaccine reduced the chance of Hib disease by 93 ...

No Hib booster needed by vaccinated infants in Kenya

Dr Charlie Weller, Vaccine Strategy Lead at the Wellcome Trust, said: "The Hib vaccine is a public health success story for Kenya and a powerful ...

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