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Daily News 2016-01-31

 

Forget Ebola. Man-made viruses are coming to kill us all

Stephen Hawking is a genius. There's no two ways about that. When he isn't expounding on the enigmatic nature of black holes, he's terrifying us with ...

What The Ebola Crisis Can Teach Us About Responding To The Zika Outbreak

The Ebola virus has killed over 11,000 people, mostly in Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea, since 2013. Liberia and Guinea have recently been ...

PubMed

PLoS One. 2016 Jan 29;11(1):e0148665. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0148665. Correction: Evaluating the Early Benefit of Quadrivalent HPV Vaccine ...

Zika virus could be bigger global health threat than Ebola, say health experts

The Zika virus outbreak in Latin America could be a bigger threat to global health than the Ebola epidemic that killed more than 11,000 people in ...

Parent group pushes lawmakers to remove Rhode Island HPV vaccine mandate

The Rhode Island advocacy group, Alliance to Remove HPV Vaccine Mandate, partnered with the RI Alliance for Vaccine Choice, is currently working ...

JK Bank kicks-off H1N1 vaccination drive for staff

The drive started with the vaccination of bank's Chairman and CEO ... Combating H1N1 influenza/ swine flu threat, J&K Bank today kicked-off a major ...

Vaccines suspended at UK School after 15 Collapse

An investigation was launched into vaccines used at a UK school for boys ... UK public health officials responded that the illnesses which followed ...

Zika Vaccine: Another Example Of Waiting Until It's Too Late?

Each time a vaccine was not available in time to substantially impact the ... In the near, undoubtedly, other types of infectious disease epidemics will ...

Centers for Disease Control confirms 1st German measles case of this year

TAIPEI -- The Centers for Disease Control on Saturday confirmed the first ... Chou said 95 percent of Taiwan residents have been infected with the disease or vaccinated against it, and most people have only mild symptoms if infected ...

Deadly disease: Pneumococcal Meningitis now an epidemic - Prof Binka

The Vice Chancellor of the University of Health and Allied Sciences, Professor Fred Binka, has indicated that the deadly Pneumococcal meningitis ...

January is Cervical Cancer Awareness Month

Human papillomavirus, or HPV, is a major cause of cervical cancer. "HPV vaccination represents a rare opportunity to prevent many cases of cancer ...

Nsukka LG to immunise 70741 children

Mrs Angela Izugbune, National Immunization Officer with World Health Organisation(WHO), has appealed to parents to present their children for ...

New polio case surfaces in Peshawar, tally mounts to 17

Despite repeated vaccination drives in the country, cases of polio are emerging in the KP province. The virus was confirmed in 18-month-old Ayesha, ...

MeaslesEnugu Govt. targets 900000 children for immunisation

Ossai said the exercise which was designed to last for five days (Thursday to Monday), might be extended by a day or two for effective grassroots ...

Greene County reports first flu case of the season

Flu vaccines are also available from health care providers, clinics and pharmacies throughout Orange County. This year's vaccine appears to match ...

New polio case surfaces in Peshawar, tally mounts to 17

PESHAWAR: A new case of polio was confirmed in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa today, which raises the tally of children suffering from the deadly disease ...

Senegalese ebola 'fighters' take hard lessons they learnt to Latin America to help fight Zika outbreak

SENEGALESE researchers, who helped contain the Ebola epidemic in West Africa, are training Brazilians on how to tackle the Zika virus. The Zika ...

Enugu targets 900000 children for immunisation against measles

Okechukwu Ossai, the Director of Public Health in the State Ministry of Health, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Saturday that the ongoing ...

Pneumococcal meningitis now an epidemic Prof Binkah

The Vice Chancellor of the University of Health and Allied Sciences, Professor Fred Binka, says the pneumococcal meningitis disease must be ...

Pneumococcal Meningitis now an epidemic Prof. Binka

The Vice Chancellor of the University of Health and Allied Sciences, Prof. Fred Binka, says the deadly pneumococcal meningitis disease that has ...

PubMed

Popul Health Manag. 2016 Jan 29. [Epub ahead of print]. Innovative Strategies Designed to Improve Adult Pneumococcal Immunizations in Safety Net ...

'No jab no play': Unvaccinated poor could be shut out of childcare, experts fear

Children who are not up to date with their immunisations will also no longer be eligible for subsidised childcare, and the family tax benefit part A ...

Healthwatch Halton urges people to have their free flu jab

THE flu vaccine uptake is slightly down on last year across Runcorn and Widnes, figures have revealed. Healthwatch Halton is urging people young ...

Vaccination call after flu virus warnings

73% of over 65's in Ayrshire and Arran had already been vaccinated ... Public Health Minister Maureen Watt said: Flu can be a very serious illness, ...

Past Rotary International president speaks at Lebanon meeting

Afghanistan and Pakistan are the only two countries that still have polio cases and, Klinginsmith said, access to those areas has become difficult, even ...

Hospital Pertussis Jan. 30

FORT MADISON Citing a confirmed pertussis (whooping cough) case in the community, Fort Madison Community Hospital has announced a ...

J&K Bank kicks off H1N1 Influenza vaccination drive for staff

Srinagar, Jan 30: Combating H1N1 Influenza/ swine flu threat, J&K Bank today kicked off a major vaccination drive to immunise its staff against the ...

J&K Bank inks Pact with 'Abbot' to Give H1N1 Influenza Vaccination to its 11k Members

Combating H1N1 Influenza/ swine flu threat, J&K Bank today kicked off a major vaccination drive to immunise its staff against the deadly H1N1 virus.

Five more hospitalised for swine flu in Ireland

LIMERICK, Ireland - After three cases of swine flu were reported from ... The HSE is expected to relaunch a renewed flu vaccination campaign as the ...

Could We Have a Zika Vaccine Soon?

"NIAID is currently pursuing at least two approaches to a Zika vaccine. First ... NIAID pays for promising research into infectious diseases, so this call is ...

Combination of Obesity and Diabetes in Pregnancy Increases Risk

They found evidence that autism risk may start before birth. As per the statistical figure released, more than 33% of women of reproductive age are ...

Taiwan confirms first German measles case this year

Taipei, Jan. 30 (CNA) The Centers for Disease Control on Saturday confirmed the first case of German measles, also known as rubella, in Taiwan this ...

What Shots Do Puppies Need? Dog Vaccination Schedule

The combination vaccine, or 5-way vaccine, will include protection against adenovirus (canine hepatitis), distemper, hepatitis, parainfluenza, and ...

ADVERTISE with AGE OF AUTISM

If you've been wondering what's up with the suit filed by two whistleblowers against Merck for allegedly hiding the fact that the mumps vaccine doesn't ...

Before Zika Virus, Rubella Was A Pregnant Woman's Nightmare

Before the Zika virus outbreak, which appears to be causing serious birth defects in babies in Brazil, there was rubella, also known as German ...

CDC advices urgent flu vaccine for risk groups, 2 person died in Salt Lake City

Expected this year to protect flu vaccine against the most common flu ... He reported only vaccines in public health clinic locations offered, and this ...

Despite being 'Ebola-free,' Liberia communities still fight its legacy

This is Ebola situation report on Radio Gbarnga. This is where you get the latest updates about the Ebola situation in central Liberia, said Jefferson ...

Vaccine for Zika virus may be years away, say US health experts

Dr Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute for Allergy and Infectious Disease, said one of the vaccines was based on work done on the West ...

Cancer centers promote HPV vaccination for cancer prevention

Parents should know there are three different vaccines to prevent the HPV infection. "The HPV vaccine is an awesome public health advance, but it ...

Cancer leaders urge increased vaccination against HPV

This is called a cervical biopsy. A team of human papillomavirus experts drafted a consensus statement that advises widespread use of HPV vaccines ...

Doctors Say HPV Vaccine Can Prevent Some Cancers in Boys and Girls

The UVa Cancer Center says the HPV vaccine is now looked at as cancer prevention and has become a public health priority. The published call to ...

Medical Myths: Dr. Cranmer talks Pap smears, cervical cancer screening

I applaud The Sun for its front page article regarding the vaccination of boys ... that the low rates of HPV vaccination as a serious public health threat.

Not just kids, docs urge adults to take vaccines too

Nevertheless, most adults skip vaccinations either because they are not ... vaccines as something they need to learn about," said infectious diseases ...

Govt approved three-year Emergency Plan for Polio Eradication

ISLAMABAD: The government approved on Friday a three-year 'Emergency Plan for Polio Eradication' covering the period from 2016 to 2018.

Not just kids, docs urge adults to take vaccines too

... wide range of shots including those for flu, typhoid, hepatitis, and pneumonia. ... Soon, they will add a new vaccine for shingles, or herpes zoster, that will be ... By the end of the year, India may also get a vaccine for dengue, which ...

Pakistan approves three year emergency plan for polio eradication

Islamabad: The Pakistan Government has approved a three year emergency plan for polio eradication , covering the period from 2016 to 2018.

Another polio case confirmed in Peshawar

PESHAWAR: A new case of polio was confirmed on Saturday. This year 17 cases of polio were reported in the province. Despite repeated vaccination ...

School infectious disease alerts may be avoidable

The Hazleton Area School District has over a 90 percent vaccination rate, Childs said on Friday, and this virtually precludes any chance of an ...

K-State student diagnosed with mumps

A K-State student has been diagnosed with the mumps. ... nine private four-year colleges in Kansas require the measles, mumps and rubella vaccine.

US and Brazil to collaborate for vaccine against Zika virus

The race is on to find a vaccine for the virus which scientists suspect is linked ... The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has activated an ...

The World Health Organization: global immunization erasing borders

Delegates were encouraged to keep Dr. Ward's presentation in mind while formulating working papers to address global immunization administration.

Mumps Case in Kansas: What you need to know since case reported at K-State

TOPEKA (KSNT) Mumps is a viral disease with symptoms of fever, headache, muscle aches, tiredness, loss of appetite, and swollen glands.

Five more hospitalised as swine flu risk spirals

The HSE is expected to relaunch a renewed flu vaccination campaign as the predictions are that levels of the virus will remain high for several weeks.

Have you learned the ABCs of HPV?

The HPV strains that are not protected against by the vaccine may not be as likely to cause cancer, but may have other physical symptoms.

ECNEC okays Rs31,816m polio eradication plan

During the course of the project implementation, around 698 million doses of polio vaccine will be administered to vulnerable children across the ...

Ecnec approves eight projects of Rs109b

ISLAMABAD - The Executive Committee of National Economic Council (ECNEC) on Friday approved Emergency Plan for Polio Eradication ...

Vaccine for Zika Virus May Be Years Away, Disease Experts Warn

It's very important for people to be realistic, said Dr. Jesse Goodman, a professor of medicine and infectious disease at Georgetown University, who ...

Experts say flu cases are low this season

Dr. Wallace also said the specific makeup of the vaccine depends on a ... But, he wasn't sure if it's the vaccine that the reason for the low flu cases.

Race for Zika vaccine gathers momentum as virus spreads [VIDEO]

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has activated an emergency operations centre staffed around the clock to address Zika, agency ...

Companies and scientists are scrambling to find a vaccine for the Zika virus

(Reuters) - Companies and scientists are racing to create a Zika vaccine as ... The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has activated an ...

Race for Zika vaccine gathers momentum

Companies and scientists are racing to create a Zika vaccine as concern grows over the mosquito-borne virus that has been linked to severe birth ...

U of S lab pays close attention to international Zika virus outbreak

Director of the Vaccine and Infectious Disease Organization - International Vaccine Centre, Dr. Andrew Potter, says it's too early to determine if his lab ...

Alief mom protests unauthorized immunization of 11-year-old son

The immunizations, confirmed on shot records, were delivered by personnel from Care Van, an affiliate of the Caring For Children Foundation of Texas ...

Ecnec approves Rs 31.816 bn polio eradication plan

ISLAMABAD: The Executive Committee of the National Economic Council (Ecnec) has approved the Emergency Plan for Polio Eradication ...

Body of missing polio worker found

LANDIKOTAL: Body of a polio worker, who had gone missing from Jamrud tehsil two days ago, was found in Regi area of Peshawar district, an official ...

K-State reports a case of the mumps

K-State's Lafene Health Center will have a walk-in measles-mumps-rubella, or MMR, vaccination clinic for Kansas State University students, faculty ...

Dr Bernadette Carr answers your questions on migraines and shingles

Shingles is caused by a herpes virus which is the same virus that causes chickenpox. Most people will be infected with the chickenpox virus as ...

Army Awards Soldiers for Stopping Spread of Ebola

The soldiers saved countless lives and helped stop the spread of Ebola, Col. Laura Elliott, Commander, 1st Area Medical Laboratory, said in a ...

Mumps stops college GAA match - and kissing in school

What we have also noticed is that although the MMR vaccination seems to give lifelong protection against measles and Rubella, it only seems to ...

Mixed Rotavirus Vaccine Series Safe and Immunogenic

Rotavirus vaccination series using either a single vaccine or a combination of the approved vaccines was equally safe and immunogenic, according to ...

Winnipeg lab researcher expects Zika vaccine this year

Dr. Kobinger, who will become the director of the Centre for Research in Infectious Diseases at Laval University in Quebec City in June, is hoping to ...

Mumps case confirmed at KSU, vaccination clinic planned

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention symptoms for the mumps include fever, headache, muscle aches, tiredness, loss of ...

Lassa fever, deadly as Ebola

FOR Nigeria, it never rains but pours. Having overcome the dreaded Ebola disease that broke out in the country in 2014, Nigeria is now faced with ...

World Health Organization Seeking to Overcome Psychological Obstacles

The WHO was the focus of widespread criticism for its handling of the Ebola outbreak in 2014, and appears to have learned some important lessons ...

Reports of whooping cough in Kingston

Becky Burke's five month old daughter Ellie was diagnosed with pertussis, better known as whooping cough earlier this month. The bacterial infection ...

Aberdeen Proving Ground Unit Honored For Ebola Work In W. Africa

ABERDEEN, Md. (WJZ) A year ago, the Ebola virus reached epidemic proportions in West Africa. A handful of Maryland soldiers went into the ...

Shot in the arm: $338m earmarked for fighting polio

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan approved on Friday a three-year, $338-million emergency polio eradication plan. Polio remains endemic in only two countries ...

Looking back at FDR's life, legacy on birthday

During his recovery from polio, FDR traveled to a small polio rehabilitation clinic in rural Warm Springs, Georgia. There he was exposed to a way of life ...

Be your own advocate, says cancer survivor

Because doctors believe that a woman must be infected with HPV in order to contract cervical cancer, getting an HPV vaccine, as well as regular ...

Both Michigan, Lenawee County see childhood immunization waivers decline from 2014 to 2015

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services on Thursday released data on childhood immunization in Michigan in 2015. Here are ...

Officials warn against pertussis

The National Centers for Disease Control defines pertussis as "more commonly ... Morgan said the health department offers free TDAP vaccinations.

Vaccination rates at Bluewater Health 52% for nurses

Flu vaccination rates among doctors and other staff at Bluewater Health appear to have dropped off dramatically after a controversial flu shot-or-mask ...

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