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Safety of Childhood Vaccination Schedule Still Unproven

Acute Flaccid Myelitis in U.S. Children - CDC continues to receive reports of children with acute flaccid myelitis (AFM), a rare but serious condition. CDC is working hard to find the causes of these AFM cases. Learn more about AFM and symptoms that require immediate medical care.

We Are Vaxxed Colton Berrett candlelight vigil (video)

We Are Vaxxed The Pathological Optimist Q&A - Framingham MA. Dr. Andrew Wakefield Mark Blaxill Dr. Karen Moriarty D.C. Kim Rossi Mary Romaniec (Moderator) (video)

This event was brought to you by Health Choice Massachusetts. (video)

Wall Street Journal Joins Mother Jones in Attacking Oprah Winfrey for 11 Year Old Show on Vaccines - Age of Autism

Thinking Moms on Whether Facebook is Broken - Age of Autism

McLean Hospital Neuroscientists Find Immune System in Newborns May Affect Developing Brain


New Human Fetal Cell Line Available for Vaccine Production

Investigation Questions Gardasil Clinical Trial Safety Data

Longest follow-up of HPV vaccination shows enduring protection after 10 years

12-Year-Old Misdiagnosed With Flu Later Dies From Septic Shock

Police tore baby from mother’s arms when genetic condition was mistaken for abuse

Big Pharma’s Continued Failure to Develop an Effective Alzheimer’s Drug: Are Alzheimer’s Vaccines Next?

TB vaccine linked to monkey deaths given to 1‚400 SA babies

Health officials ADMIT: The flu jab does NOT work; vaccine in circulation targets wrong strain (as is usually the case)

No Dengvaxia link yet to 14 deaths

Brazil Launches Massive Yellow Fever Vaccination Campaign - Yellow fever vaccine STAMARIL to be administered to 6 million Brazilians

FDA Approves Expanded Indication for Quadrivalent Influenza Vaccine

ACIP: Updated Recommendations for Hepatitis B Virus Infection Prevention

Free Speech Friday: The importance of vaccinations on college campuses

January 11, 2018 Approval Letter - Fluarix (PDF - 36KB) Posted: 1/12/2018

January 10, 2018 Approval Letter - Fluzone (PDF - 33KB) Posted: 1/12/2018

CDC Influenza Flu 2017-2018 Influenza Season Week 1 ending January 6, 2018

CDC Situation Update: Summary of Weekly FluView Report

Alberta flu-related deaths spike to 31 for the season

Mapping melanoma mutations opens door to individualized vaccination

Travelers Vaccines Market capacity, production & Informative Developments by key players Sanofi Pasteur, Merck, Pfizer, CNBG, Sanofi Pasteur MSD

Shingles vaccine cut cases by a third, shows first impact analysis

Re-programming innate immune cells to fight tuberculosis - Canadian researchers’ innovative work promises to make vaccines more effective against tuberculosis and other infectious diseases like the flu

Why not all flu vaccines work - and how to make sure you're protected against all strains

Disease-carrying mosquito species found in California - Dangerous invasive mosquito species found in California; state health officials offer tips to avoid mosquito-borne illnesses

American children are 60% more likely to die before their 20s than kids in other wealthy countries - The US has a higher child mortality rate than 19 other wealthy countries and American kids aged under 20 were 57 percent more likely to die - An American aged 15 to 19 is 82 times more likely to die from gun violence than their counterparts in other countries - Infants in the US are 76 percent more likely to die due to SID and prenatal care The higher death rate has persisted over a 50 year period despite the country spending more on health care than other developed nations

Flu season is peaking, but CDC warns many weeks of activity ahead

Health officials urge flu vaccines after Toledo child dies

Sorry, vitamin C won't prevent the flu, doctors say

SHEA offers cautious guidance on easing contact precautions for drug-resistant infections

Saudi Arabia reports 3 MERS cases; Malaysia monitors 70 contacts

Longest follow-up of HPV vaccination shows enduring protection after 10 years
   
Dengue Takes Low and Slow Approach to Replication

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Jan 12, 2018 - Online stewardship course; OIE report on animal antibiotics

News Scan for Jan 12, 2018 - H7N9 in China; Fluarix Quad for babies; Avian flu outbreaks; Vaccine-linked polio in DRC

 

Vaccination success: How Mission Indradhanush upped vaccine coverage growth rate

In a country that registered a shockingly low 1% annual increase in immunisation coverage, the initiative has pushed up annual coverage growth rates to a 6.7%. MI was launched in December 2014, to drive vaccination against TB, poliomyelitis, hepatitis B, diphtheria, pertussis, tetanus and measles, ...

'Worst I've ever seen' - State Immunization Director fears 2018 flu

'Worst I've ever seen' - State Immunization Director fears 2018 flu. This time of year is usually associated with flu season. But it seems more Americans are getting sick this year with more severe symptoms. Susana Victoria Perez (@susana_vp) has more. Greg Hilburn / Gannett Louisiana , WWLTV 3:15 ...

Get Your Damn Flu Shot Already

And finally, get a flu shot. “But I always feel sick after I get a flu shot!” I whined, just now, to my computer. The CDC points out that flu shots can't actually cause the flu, since the vaccine is made either with inactive flu viruses or no virus at all. The most common side effect from the shot is soreness or ...

One MN child has died from the flu, officials say season could get worse

“Now is the time to get your flu vaccine if you have not already,” Kris Ehresmann, director of infectious disease at the Minnesota Department of Health said in the release. “Even otherwise-healthy people can become very sick from flu, and we still have a lot of flu season left. Flu can easily circulate through ...

EDITORIAL: Be a good neighbor and get your flu shot

Flu seasons vary in severity, but the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention ha estimated flu-related deaths ranged nationwide from 12,000 in 2011-2012 up to 56,000 in 2012-2013. The CDC says the flu season is striking earlier than usual this year, and with 445 states reporting widespread ...

Child Dies Of Flu In Denton County

COM) – Denton County Public Health is reporting the first and second influenza-associated deaths in Denton County for the 2017-2018 flu season. One of the flu death ... “We want to remind residents that it is not too late to get the flu vaccine,” stated Dr. Matt Richardson, Director of Public Health. “Getting ...

Dangerous strain of flu widespread in Florida, CDC says

Flu A is the predominate strain that's making people sick this season, and while you may have heard the flu shot is ineffective for that strain, Florida health officials say it is still the best shield against the illness. “Get your flu shot now,” the Florida Department of Health posted. “Flu vaccines can vary in ...

2000 die from rabid dog bites each year

“The medical personnel thoroughly cleaned the wounds with water, left them open,administered antibiotics, tetanus toxoid and rabies PEP immunoglobulin when available. The patients were later referred to Mbagathi Hospital and/or Kenyatta National Hospital for rabies vaccination.” Read the report.

Ghana Health Service declares H1N1 defeated at KUMACA

The statement said it was looking into media reports that the vaccination for Influenza-A H1N1 and Meningitis is being offered for sale to students and parents in some public health facilities across the country. “The Ministry of Health/Ghana Health Service has initiated investigations into the allegations ...

Brazil Launches Massive Yellow Fever Vaccination Campaign

In early 2017, the Brazilian Ministry of Health reported an outbreak of yellow fever, and subsequently, the World Health Organization expanded the list of areas for which yellow fever vaccination is recommended for international travelers. The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) had ...

Flu cases spike as Minnesota enters peak season

State health officials reported a sharp increase in hospitalizations related to influenza last week, along with the first pediatric death, suggesting that the state is in for a bumpy flu season. An alert from the Minnesota Department of Health on Thursday urged people to seek vaccination before the annual flu ...

Palomar Health giving free flu shots, while supplies last

Medical professionals are encouraging anyone 6 months and older who hasn't had a flu shot to get one. The flu vaccination can help prevent getting the flu or shorten its duration and lessen the severity. It takes two weeks for immunity to develop. This year the flu is especially hard-hitting, with the ...

Expert Q&A — Why Is This Year's Flu Vaccine Ineffective? Or is it?

You could be one of those suffering, even if you got vaccinated. This year's vaccine may be less protective than experts hoped — that's still being determined. Meanwhile, WebMD asked William Schaffner, MD, professor of preventive medicine and infectious diseases at Vanderbilt University and a ...

Flu in La.: 'Worst I've ever seen,' hundreds may die

Louisiana is suffering its worst flu season in decades and perhaps ever with hundreds of deaths likely, the state's immunization director said. "I've been doing this job for 20 years and I've never seen the flu season here so aggressive so early," Dr. Frank Welch of the Louisiana Department of Health said ...

Possible measles exposure investigated at Bloomington businesses

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — Health officials in Monroe County are investigating possible measles exposure at local businesses after confirming a case of the infection, according to Fox59.com. This advisory comes one day after a case of measles was identified on the Indiana University-Bloomington campus ...

Denton County reports first, second influenza-related deaths

Denton County Public Health (DCPH) is reporting the first and second influenza-associated deaths in Denton County for the 2017-18 flu season. ... Get vaccinated. The best way to protect yourself and your family from the flu is to get an annual flu shot, and the flu vaccination is recommended for ...

What Are The Symptoms Of H3N2? Here's What To Look For

The CDC recommends adults and children alike take special precautions to guard against the flu, including everyday measures like washing hands, and avoiding close contact with sick people. Antiviral drugs — if your doctor prescribes them — and a yearly flu vaccine are also recommended. The CDC ...

Flu claims two in Denton County

To prevent the spread of flu, stay home when you feel sick and cover your cough and sneezes. Wash your hands often and avoid people with flu symptoms. Featured photo: A child receives a flu vaccine during the Denton County Medical Reserve Corps' mass vaccination event in Sanger in September.

New vaccination requirements for students

For 6th grade: REQUIRED: 3 Hepatitis B; 5 DTaP (Diphtheria, Tetanus, and Pertussis); 4 Polio; 2 Varicella (chicken pox); 2 MMR (Measles, Mumps, and Rubella); 2 Hepatitis A; 1 MCV4 (Meningococcal); and 1 Tdap (Tetanus, Diphtheria, and Pertussis). RECOMMENDED: Annual influenza and 2 HPV ...

Family of 4-year-old boy who died from flu speaks

Public Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommend that everyone 6 months and older get a flu shot as soon as possible as vaccination is the best protection against seasonable flu viruses. It's still not too late to get vaccinated as the flu season extends until the end of spring.

US Bombs Afghan Militia Behind Insider Attack, Officials Say

Officials in Kandahar Province said they had completed a polio vaccination campaign in Shah Wali Kot, a district that last year reported the most polio cases in the world. As a measure of the gravity of the problem in the region, a fifth polio case within the past year was recently confirmed in the district: ...

Workshop held on measles, rubella

Mohammed Tayyab, Deputy Commissioner, Kapurthala, attended a measles rubella vaccination campaign-cum- workshop here today. He said measles and rubella were dangerous diseases and during an upcoming drive, no child would be left out of the measles and rubella vaccine campaign.

Child dies from flu; Minnesota officials urge more vaccinations

Health officials describe this flu season as potentially severe State health officials describe this flu season as potentially severe and warn cases may not yet have peaked. Rumors that this year's vaccine is ineffective are misleading, the state's infectious disease director says. Nikki Tundel | MPR News file.

Immunize El Paso Secures Additional Flu Vaccine

With El Paso County reporting nearly a tripling in flu cases compared to last year, Immunize El Paso is stepping up efforts to ensure borderland residents get protected. The non-profit immunization group recently received a shipment of over 2,000 flu vaccines for adults, and has an additional stockpile ...

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Another possible hepatitis A exposure in Spanish Fork: Tabitha's Way Food Pantry

Another possible hepatitis A exposure in Spanish Fork: Tabitha's Way Food Pantry. The food pantry is the ... “At this point we have plenty of Hepatitis A vaccine here at the health department,” Ralph Clegg, the Utah County Health Department executive director, said in a statement. “We are doing our best ...

MDH: First flu-related pediatric death reported

MINNEAPOLIS - The first pediatric death due to this season's influenza season has been reported, according to the Minnesota Department of Health. The flu, which is considered to be widespread, is still climbing to its peak so health officials are reminding Minnesotans to be proactive and get vaccinated.

Severe flu season hits Oregon, killing 1 child

An Oregon child died earlier this month from the flu, which is raging across the state. Public health authorities have not released information about the case, which has not yet been posted on the state's weekly flu roundup. Dr. Ann Thomas, a state public health physician, told The Oregonian/OregonLive ...

Why It's So Hard To Get A Flu Vaccine Right

There's something to those headlines that call this flu season worse than usual. Annual vaccination efforts are a sort of arms race: Some years, vaccine makers can't keep up with the flu. Every year, researchers compose a cocktail flu vaccine that inoculates people against three or four strains. Health ...

Utah County Health Dept.: Hepatitis A found at 3rd Spanish Fork business

It is extremely important for anyone who has been exposed to be vaccinated as soon as possible, officials said. “At this point, we have plenty of Hepatitis A vaccine here at the health department,” said Ralph Clegg, UCHD Executive Director. “We are doing our best to plan ahead and don't anticipate any ...

IU Bloomington confirms case of measles on campus

However, most students, faculty and staff at IU -- and most residents of Indiana -- have received necessary vaccinations or are already immune to measles Public health officials are working to track down those potentially exposed to measles during the period from the student's travels to Bloomington on ...

Split-Dalmatia County Warns about Possible Measles Epidemic

The Department of Epidemiology of Infectious Diseases points out that, between October 2017 and 5 January 2018, 808 people have been diagnosed in ... He reported that the percentage of vaccinated people in Split-Dalmatia County was between 60 and 70 percent, which is the reason why he was ...

Health Center offering flu shots ahead of flu season

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), it takes about two weeks after vaccination for the antibodies to develop in the body to protect against the flu. Influenza, commonly called the flu, is “a contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses that infect the nose, throat, ...

County health department releases details on possible measles exposure

Monroe County Health Administrator Penny Caudill said Thursday there is a possibility of exposure to the virus at some local businesses where the infected student may have been. She said only people present at these locations during the times listed could possibly be exposed to the virus: • Bed Bath ...

Worried about getting deadly flu? Here are tips to prevent it

DAYTON, Ohio -- With flu cases increasing and the first pediatric death reported in Ohio, health officials are urging people to get their vaccines and prevent ... flu season, which at the time was the most severe flu season in recent years, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Mission vaccination: Himachal's health worker Geeta Verma finds mention in WHO calendar

She was also felicitated by the chief minister for her herculean task of ensuring a complete coverage under the measles and rubella programme in her ... road in the Seraj valley while carrying measles rubella (MR) vaccine box to Raygarh — has got a global recognition after World Health Organisation ...

Teenage student dies after catching flu virus

Questions have been asked in recent days about low flu immunisation uptake rates for NHS staff, with HPS again urging everyone who is eligible for vaccination to do so. The HPS report said: "Vaccination of those eligible for seasonal influenza remains the most important preventative measure to reduce ...

Tabitha's Way food pantry latest for possible hepatitis A exposure, officials say

Hill said patrons who received non-canned food from the pantry on those dates should visit the state's website to check if they need a vaccination to prevent hepatitis A. People can also call 801-851-4372. "People in need of vaccine must receive it within a short time period of their possible exposure, so it ...

Canadian researchers' innovative work promises to make vaccines more effective against ...

MONTREAL – Tuberculosis (TB), an infectious disease which attacks the lungs, claims someone's life every 20 seconds and 1.5 million lives worldwide every year. A cure has eluded scientists for more than a century but, now, a Montreal team of researchers may have discovered a new weapon to ...

Possible Hepatitis A Virus Exposure at Two Restaurants in Spanish Fork, Utah

Be aware that the vaccination is only effective if given within two weeks of exposure, so you may not be able to wait for the health department to contact you ... should consider vaccinating their food-handling employees against Hepatitis A. All of these efforts are important for the protection of public health.

Here's Why There Are Deadly Flu Outbreaks Across The Country This Year

But the Centers for Disease Control caution Americans not to put too much stock in what happened in Australia; last year's flu vaccine was 39 percent effective against all strains, and 32 percent effective against H3N2. This year's vaccine includes the same H3N2 component as last year's, and most of the ...

Global Meales-mumps-rubella Vaccine Market Global Potential Growth, Share, Demand And ...

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"What the hell is going on?" Polio cases are vanishing in Pakistan, yet the virus won't go away

Just a year ago, poliovirus seemed on its last legs in Pakistan, one of its final strongholds. Polio cases were steadily falling, from 306 in 2014 to 54 in 2015, 20 in 2016, and, by last count, eight in 2017. Blood tests showed that, overall, immunity to the virus had never been higher, even among children ...

Residents Urged To Compare Movements To Student With Measles

After investigating the situation, they are advising residents who frequent certain businesses to carefully monitor themselves for measles symptoms. IU Health center officials say the measles vaccine, which is part of the measles, mumps, and rubella shot, is highly effective. But those who have not had the ...

Health officials investigate possible measles exposure at Bloomington businesses

The Monroe County Health Department says the best prevention method is to be vaccinated with two doses of the measles, mumps and rubella vaccine (MMR). Also remember to wash your hands with soap and water, sneeze into a tissue or your elbow, and avoid sharing food or drinks. Anyone who ...

Kindergarten registration will be held in March

Polio – a minimum of 3 doses of polio vaccine provided at least one dose is given on or after the fourth birthday. Measles – 2 doses given after the first birthday (preferably MMR). Rubella – at least one dose (preferably MMR) given on or after the first birthday. Mumps – at least one dose (preferably MMR) ...

Kia Gott: Father overjoyed daughter with meningitis could be home for Easter

It just feels like we can see a little bit of light. The family are continuing their efforts in campaigning for the MenC vaccine for 12-week-old children to be re-instated after the Government withdrew it in July 2016. The vaccine protects against meningococcal disease caused by type C meningitis bacteria.

Health officials investigate possible measles exposure at Monroe County businesses

BLOOMINGTON, Ind.—Health officials in Monroe County are investigating possible measles exposure at local businesses after confirming a case of the infection. They are warning employees and customers who were present at these businesses during the times listed to monitor themselves for any ...

Michigan hit hard by deadly hepatitis A outbreak

Now, California is in the middle of the biggest person-to-person outbreak of hepatitis A since the vaccine first became available in the mid-'90s, according to the California Department of Public Health. Though the virus has spread across the state, San Diego has seen the most deaths: 21, out of a ...

Possible Hepatitis A exposures expanded to include Spanish Fork food pantry

Anyone in need of a vaccine should receive it within a short time of their possible exposure. "At this point we have plenty of Hepatitis A vaccine here at the health department," says Ralph Clegg, UCHD Executive Director. "We are doing our best to plan ahead and don't anticipate any issues at this point.".

Patrons at Tabitha's Way in Spanish Fork may have been exposed to Hepatitis A

The release states that those who visited Tabitha's Way during that time period should call (801) 851-4372 or the Utah County Health Department's website to determine if they should receive a vaccine. “At this point we have plenty of Hepatitis A vaccine here at the health department,” says Ralph Clegg, ...

Monroe County health officials investigate possible measles exposure at local businesses

The Monroe County Health Department says the best prevention method is to be vaccinated with two doses of the measles, mumps and rubella vaccine (MMR). Also remember to wash your hands with soap and water, sneeze into a tissue or your elbow, and avoid sharing food or drinks. Anyone who ...

Influenza continues to cause widespread illness in Pinal County

While there have been some reports commenting on decreased efficacy of the vaccine this season Pinal County is still recommending it as the best way to prevent infection. Even a vaccine that is less than 100 percent effective in preventing the flu will still provide some immunity as well as decrease ...

'First round of IPPI on Jan 28'

KISHTWAR: District Task Force Committee (DTFC) for Intensified Pulse Polio Immunisation (IPPI) programme-2018 under the chairmanship of DDC Kishtwar Angrez Singh Rana reviewed and discussed the Micro Action Plan on Thursday. It was given out in the meeting that first round of IPPI shall be ...

Health officials expand hepatitis A outbreak to Spanish Fork food pantry

Those who received non-canned food from the pantry during these specific dates should visit https://health.utah.gov/investigation/ to see if they need to receive a vaccination. “At this point we have plenty of Hepatitis A vaccine here at the health department,” says Ralph Clegg, UCHD Executive Director.

Health officials say a bat found in Rancho Cucamonga tested positive for rabies virus

In Southern California, the bat is the common carrier of the disease, although the Department of Public Health said that it is estimated that only ... over the years to include mandated public health activities, such as the control of stray animals, mandatory dog licensing/rabies vaccination, the investigation ...

112.ua: Five-year-old child died due to measles in Ukraine

A 5-year-old child died due to the measles in Bilhorod-Dnistrovsky district of Odesa region. Vyacheslav Polyasny, the Head of Healthcare Department of Odesa region claimed this as Oblvesti reported. Read more here. You've reached your article limit. Sign up to read this article or subscribe to get ...

Dynavax building out infrastructure for a Heplisav-B launch, CEO says

SAN FRANCISCO—Dynavax fought hard to win FDA approval for its twice-rejected hepatitis B vaccine, but now that it has a marketing license for Heplisav-B, the small biotech's work is only just starting. While the company doesn't expect an immediate deluge of sales, it's been busy staffing up and ...

DOH: Deaths in vaccine row 'consistent with' dengue

A manager of the national immunization program manager shows anti-dengue vaccine Dengvaxia inside a storage room in Sta. Cruz, Manila, December 4, 2017. Romeo Ranoco, Reuters/file photo. The Philippines said Thursday that some of the 14 children who died after receiving a controversial ...

Did you get a flu shot this winter, or skip it?

It's a little winter health maintenance Michiganders are encouraged to do each year, but how many of us actually get a flu shot? Flu cases in Michigan are now listed as "widespread" according to a state health website that tracks the severity of the influenza season. And a map by the Centers for Disease ...

A global meeting of thought leaders in Davos

For example, there are only two official storage facilities that still maintain live strains of the smallpox virus: one in the United States, and one in Russia. However, the genetic code for smallpox is accessible to anyone online. With this knowledge, recreating live smallpox would be a relatively simple matter ...

Airlink Delivers Medical Workers to Bangladesh as Rohingya Crisis Grows

WASHINGTON, DC – Nonprofit disaster response organization Airlink is answering the urgent need for medical workers in Rohingya refugee camps with new NGO partner Medical Teams International (MTI). Recent reports of highly contagious diphtheria, a spike in measles cases, and a lack of basic ...

Triad hospitals plan to begin flu-related visitor restrictions Friday; 6 more deaths reported

Local and state health-care officials encourage individuals to get their flu shots early since it typically takes about two weeks after vaccination for antibodies to develop in the body that protect against flu. Besides the elderly, other vulnerable population groups are children younger than 5, pregnant ...

Civilians Now Getting Flu-Like Illness Afflicting Troops

... the authors wrote in Emerging Infectious Diseases. HAdV-4 is one cause of acute respiratory disease and ocular disease, the authors said. They noted that a vaccine against this virus was exclusively licensed for military use, although HAdV-4 vaccination protocols were discontinued for 15 years, until ...

Re-programming innate immune cells to fight tuberculosis

Although researchers and colleagues are extremely hopeful that this novel approach will generate an effective vaccine against TB and potentially other infectious diseases, Dr. Divangahi added a word of caution. "This is only the tip of the iceberg and further research is clearly required to fully harness ...

PAO forensic expert sees strong 'pattern' in 5 Dengvaxia deaths

Duque said their panel of independent experts and the PGH had been tasked to monitor adverse events following immunization and determine whether they were related to the vaccination. “We see PAO's efforts as complementary to our own and we would like to see the results of their probe,” Duque ...

The CDC Issues a Warning About This Year's Especially Dangerous Flu Strain

In a new interview with Good Morning America, an official from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued a serious warning about this year's particularly dangerous strain. ... Unfortunately, the strain is also more resistant to the flu vaccine, which is typically viewed as the best defense.

Repeat Flu Shots To Reduce Hospitalization Risk For Seniors By 2x

A team of Spanish researchers found repeated influenza vaccinations were twice as effective in preventing severe influenza in seniors. Moreover, this effect was consistent regardless of flu season, virus subtypes or age of the patient. "Repeated vaccination for influenza was highly effective in preventing ...

DOH confirms dengue deaths after taking Dengvaxia

At least 350 of its pupils were among the first to be vaccinated with Dengvaxia during the Aquino administration's immunization program. School principal Marciana de Guzman said there were children who got infected with dengue even after receiving the shots. Also yesterday, the DOH installed ...

State Department of Health Reports an Increase in Flu Cases

Public health influenza vaccination clinics are available at county health departments, medical providers and pharmacies throughout the state. The OSDH wants to remind Oklahomans that everyone is at risk for influenza and the flu vaccination is recommended for anyone 6 months of age and older.

Himachal girl figures on WHO calendar; CM congratulates her

She went on foot and her own two-wheeler to immunize children of shepherds and Gurjar community in the remote areas of Raygarh in temporary camps measles and rubella programme. The Chief Minister congratulated her for her achievements and said that it was a matter of pride for the state that a ...

Plea to parents after NSW vaccine study

"It's always important to remind us that children still die from diseases that vaccines could easily prevent and we have to do all we can to stop that happening." The study also concluded 15 of the deaths might have been avoided under changes to immunisation recommendations that were introduced in ...

Dr Jamilah: Free vaccination only for those bitten by rabid animals

KUCHING: The Health Department will only provide free vaccination to those who have been bitten by rabid animals or those on a post-exposure basis as recommended by the Ministry of Health (MoH). Its state director Dr Jamilah Hashim said rabies vaccination would not be given as prophylaxis; ...

Flu making its yearly appearance in Nova Scotia

Earlier this week, Canada's chief public health officer, Dr. Theresa Tam, said this year's vaccine may have limited effectiveness against a particularly strong influenza A strain that appears dominant in Canada this season. Strang said there has been an uptick in flu activity in Nova Scotia through the last ...

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Flu season at peak, leading to two deaths in Erie County

January 10, 2017 - ERIE, Pa - This year's flu season has been a particularly tough one, with more cases and a less effective vaccine. The Center's for Disease Control determines the day that flu season begins, which typically falls sometime the first week of October. The peak of flu season is generally ...

Public concerned about flu urged to choose well and help save lives

Ros Jervis, Director of Public Health for Hywel Dda explains how people can look after themselves this winter: “The first line of defence should be for people to get their flu vaccination so I would urge those of you that haven't had your vaccine to contact your community pharmacy for advice on whether ...

UN Contacted Taliban Over Polio Vaccination Program: Lanzer

In conclusion he said: “UNICEF plans on providing Afghanistan with 100 million doses of polio vaccine in 2018, and together with WHO which supports disease surveillance and the vaccination campaigns themselves, the UN is working closely with the Afghan authorities to rid the country of this terrible ...

Time To Flee Influenza

“Anyone, even healthy people, can get the flu and serious problems related to the flu can happen at any age. Vaccination is the best protection against the flu, and the Greene County Health Department recommends that everyone 6 months of age and older get a flu vaccine every year,” said Shaun ...

MERS Antibody Treatment Clears Phase 1 Clinical Trial

In a small phase 1 clinical trial, researchers reported the safety of a fully human polyclonal IgG antibody (SAB-301) produced from the hyperimmune plasma of transchromosomic cattle immunized with a MERS coronavirus vaccine, according to a study published in The Lancet Infectious Diseases.

Polio this week as of 10 January 2018

This week, the first of three polio vaccination campaigns using bOPV was completed in Shahwalikot district, Kandahar province, and in the neighbouring districts of Miyanshin and Nesh, reaching 43 000 children. A vaccination campaign using bOPV is scheduled to take place next week, targeting over ...

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The company has market cap of $974.09 million. The Company's product candidates are being investigated for use in multiple cancer indications, as a vaccine for the prevention of hepatitis B and as a disease modifying therapy for asthma. It currently has negative earnings. The company's lead product ...

Two Boys In Ohio Killed By Flu: Get Your Babies And Children Flu Shots Right Away

Two young boys in Ohio have died from the flu as one of the most severe flu seasons in recent memory rages on across the United States. The tragic incidents should serve as a reminder for parents to have their children administered with flu shots, as they are the most vulnerable to the disease.

2018 flu season already deadly, vaccine may be less effective than years prior

New York and 26 other states so far have reported high “influenza-like” activity, while Puerto Rico and nine other states are currently experiencing moderate flu activity, according to the Center for Disease Control's weekly report. This year's flu cycle kicked off significantly earlier than most years, with flu ...

Why a New Vaccine for Preventing Shingles Received FDA Approval and a CDC Recommendation

ACIP member, William Schaffner, MD, professor of preventative medicine and infectious diseases at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, said the ACIP does not usually endorse one vaccine over another. Instead, it allows the market or practicing doctors to decide which vaccine they wish to use ...

Hepatitis-B vaccination at birth may not be necessary in India, says study

A new multi-centre study has confirmed that newborns in India may not need the vaccination for Hepatitis-B infection. The study done in north India shows that many newborns are protected at birth by natural antibodies to Hepatitis-B virus and hence vaccination is not needed at birth. Hepatitis-B virus ...

Respiratory Viruses Easily Spread at Amusement Park

More than 200 viruses can cause the common cold, and infections can spread from person to person through the air and close personal contact. Rhinovirus is the most common type of virus that causes colds, reports the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Jeffrey Shaman, Ph.D., ...

Vaccination, handwashing to fight flu

Other CDC recommendations are that people at high risk of serious health complications, including young children, pregnant women, people with chronic health conditions like asthma, diabetes or heart and lung disease and people over 65 years old especially need to receive the flu vaccination.

Baby girl who lost all her limbs to meningitis to return home by Easter

Now the family say they will continue "screaming and shouting" their belief that the vaccine for meningitis C for babies needs to be reinstated. The Government withdrew the MenC vaccine for 12-week-old children in 2016. The family has started a petition to get the Department of Health to reverse the ...

Vaccination, handwashing to fight flu

Pharmacist John Cox, Mt. Airy Drug, said the cost for a flu shot is $25 for people who are uninsured, but Medicare usually covers the cost 100 percent. Many places offer the shots; Cox said his pharmacy makes them available during regular store hours — 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9 ...

Rite Aid Urges People to Get Vaccinated Against the Flu as Flu Activity Increases

CAMP HILL, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--With the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reporting widespread flu activity in 46 states, Rite Aid is urging people to get vaccinated against the flu if they haven't already done so. With flu typically peaking between December and February, ...

CDMOs' conference begins in Bhubaneswar

Sources said that discussion on Rubella vaccination will be held during the two-day conference. Odisha government has decided to begin the Rubella vaccination across the state on January 29. As many as 1.25 crore children from age group of 9 month-year-old to 15-year-old will be administered the ...

Viewpoint: Oprah for president? Junk science enabler?

One woman asked about the HPV vaccine, which protects women against a sexually transmitted virus that can cause cervical cancer. Northrup advised against getting the shot……. It is true that of the millions of women who have received the vaccine, 32 have died in the days or weeks afterward.

Flu deaths soar by 77% in a week: Shocking statistics reveal the UK is succumbing to aggressive ...

Public Health England data also shows the killer virus has left 1,938 in hospital since October - a quarter because of 'Aussie flu' and half from 'Japanese flu'. .... Fears of Aussie flu have prompted a surge in sales of the flu vaccination this year – despite concerns they are ineffective, figures show.

Flu hits California hard

SACRAMENTO - The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) today announced that flu activity in California is widespread and at levels usually seen at the peak of the influenza season. Health officials encourage Californians to get vaccinated. During a press conference held by phone, the ...

Is Nevada Ready For A Public Health Disaster?

The state's public health labs are being well maintained, and training at the labs are on par with national standards. However, Nevada has the lowest rate of flu vaccinations in the nation. Lang said vaccination rates are important because it is an indicator of how fast a state can ramp up vaccinations ...

NHS staff urged to get vaccinations as Aussie flu sweeps UK

As many as four in five frontline medical staff working in England's hospitals are increasing the risk of being struck down with winter flu after failing to get immunised, health bosses have warned. In an open letter to staff across the country, senior figures within NHS England, Public Health England (PHE) ...

Chickenpox (Varicella) Vaccine United States Market 2018 Updates, Strategies, Applications and ...

HTF MI recently broadcasted a new study in its database that highlights the in-depth market analysis with future prospects of Chickenpox (Varicella) Vaccine market. The study covers significant data which makes the research document a handy resource for managers, industry executives and other key ...

Snapchat Subscription Platform Baecash Announces Fundraiser to Provide 100 HPV Vaccines to ...

January is Cervical Health Awareness Month, and the Baecash Save 100 Women campaign aims to ship all 100 sets of HPV vaccines by the end of this month. Each set of four injections costs approximately $650 when shipping and duty fees are included. However, it's impossible to put a value on the ...

Health Workers Craves For Improved Health sector

''Over the last 12 years, the concerns of the workers had been overlooked and that had fatal consequences as was the case of Ebola when over 200 of colleagues succumbed to that deadly killer because the outgoing administration refused to listen to the workers` union,'' NAHWUL's Secretary General ...

Immunizations help people to stay healthy

Immunizations (some people call them, shots, or needles, or vaccinations) are an important part of protecting you against illness and staying healthy. Like eating healthy food and exercising, vaccines play a vital role in keeping you healthy. Vaccines are one of the best and safest preventative health ...

WATCH: Castlecomer CS students investigate social media and HPV vaccine intake at BT Young ...

Castlecomer Community School students Jenna Brennan and Katie Doyle exhibited at the BT Young Scientist today, January 11. Their project looked into whether social media has an influence on parent's decisions whether their daughter should or shouldn't receive the HPV vaccination. They found ...

Thursday Rundown: Indiana Senate committee approves alcohol bill, case of measles found at IU ...

Thursday Rundown: Indiana Senate committee approves alcohol bill, case of measles found at IU, #IUWB falls to No.23 Michigan, Moving Image Archive gets new collection ...

Philippines says children deaths could be linked to dengue vaccine

Philippine authorities are also pursuing criminal and public health safety investigations into any links between the drug and the deaths of 14 schoolchildren who died months after being vaccinated. "The findings of the forensic pathologists are consistent with severe dengue or dengue shock syndrome," ...

Afghanistan- Ghani Orders Focus on Challenges in Anti-Polio Drives

(MENAFN - Daily Outlook Afghanistan) KAUBL - President Ashraf Ghani on Wednesday called for full eradication of polio, saying all challenges in this ... The full report showed progress in implementation of anti-polio drives in various provinces of Afghanistan and thanked the president for his attention in ...

The Anti-Vaccine Movement Puts Pets at Risk Too

Sometimes the procedure is required for international travel or certain kinds of work permits — for instance, teachers and childcare providers may be asked to submit titers to prove that they were successfully vaccinated against an infectious disease. But in the vaccine denier landscape, titering is used to ...

Guest commentary: The necessity to vaccinate newborns and young children

With the today's growing population and increase of international travel, infectious diseases are spreading more rapidly than ever before in time. From the moment each of us is born, doctors whisk us away from our new parents to vaccinate us, as long as the parents provide consent. After arriving home ...

Alabama and Lee County reporting high flu activity early this flu season

Current flu vaccines tend to work better against influenza B and influenza A (H1N1) viruses and offer lower protection against influenza A (H3N2) viruses. The CDC reported that influenza A was the most frequently identified influenza virus subtype reported by public health laboratories during the last ...

Gov't closely monitoring Zika virus, Turkish minister says

... the polio vaccine as a health policy,” Demircan said. Turkey had reported only one diphtheria case since 2004, according to the minister. “Only one person died because of diphtheria and he had not been vaccinated. In 2016, 22 people died who had refused to get tetanus shots. They had all rejected it ...

Guest commentary: The necessity to vaccinate newborns and young children

Dr. Halsey also explains how vaccines are made with mostly water and antigens, however they do need other ingredients to stabilize and increase the effectiveness of it. The small traces of mercury in the vaccinations break down into ethyl-mercury, which does not accumulate in the body, according to ...

5 Families Who Are Changing The World as We Know It

Jablonski, who has lent her face to brands such as Givenchy and J.Crew, knows from personal experience: Her younger brother, Tommy, was diagnosed with autism at the age of two, and as he grew older, she noticed that the resources to help him became increasingly limited. Along with her sisters, ...

Pakistan- Polio eradication cell rejects allegations of community health workers

The community health workers had staged a protest demonstration against the Polio Eradication Cell in Peshawar on Wednesday alleging that the government has fixed Rs15,000 minimum salary for them, but the department is giving them only Rs13,000 and they are also performing duties up to 16 ...

Hexavalent vaccine: less injections and more protection for babies

The Hexavalent Vaccine, a six-in-one vaccine protecting babies against diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis (whooping cough), poliomyelitis, Haemophilus influenza type B and hepatitis B was launched on 09 January 2017 at Dr M. Hyderkhan Mediclinic in Plaine Verte, Mauritius, in the presence of the ...

Parents warned as Japanese flu hits the UK – with children most at risk

Graham Munslow, clinical screening and immunisation manager for the Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Partnership, has called for all parents to get their children protected against the disease. He said: “If we increase immunisation in younger children, we are indirectly protecting the rest of ...

Good morning, Bloomington: 5 things to know for Thursday

MEASLES: Indiana University and the Monroe County Health Department confirmed Wednesday a case of measles on IU's Bloomington campus. Read more free on HTOnow. UNITED: Emotions ran high at Bloomington United's news conference Wednesday morning at City Hall, in which the group ...

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Brad Hazzard: Support for immunisation at every stage of life

Most of us get the fact that science has given us an incredible tool for preventing illness and deaths — immunisation. It's not a myth. It's science-based evidence that has saved countless children and adults from terrifying diseases such as polio, diphtheria and measles that paralyse, choke or suffocate ...

472 polio booths established in Pulwama

During the meeting, it was given out that as many as 472 Pulse Polio booths have been set up in different areas across the district and vaccines and other related material has already been dispatched, while as around 534 Asha Workers, 573 Anganwari Workers, 759 Health workers, and 95 supervisors ...

Indiana U. officials try to block spread of measles

BLOOMINGTON — Indiana University and Monroe County health officials are trying to prevent the spread of measles after a student came to the Bloomington campus with the highly contagious disease. The student arrived in Bloomington on Jan. 2 for new student orientation and was placed in ...

38763 children to be immunized in Kishtwar on Jan 28

The meeting of District Task Force Committee (DTFC) for Intensified Pulse Polio Immunization (IPPI) programme, 2018 was held here today to review ... As many as 38,763 children up to the age of five years have been targeted to be immunized in the first round for which 369 IPPI booths have been set ...

Whooping cough, influenza cases increase in Aitkin County

Families of children who have been exposed to whooping cough have been notified by public health officials. ... Along with vaccination, these actions can help prevent the spread of whooping cough and other diseases: covering coughs and sneezes; washing hands often; staying home from work, ...

Flu Vaccines in Infants: Learning From a Case Report

He also explained that 3 flu vaccines in a year could occur, as this will happen for many infants or children as part of their routine schedule as outlined ... Dr Bienstock explained that the only flu vaccine that contains trace amounts of mercury/thimerosal are 'multidose' vials, which pediatricians do not use ...

Philippines exhumes bodies of two children in dengue vaccine probe

FILE PHOTO: Concepcion Yusop, a national immunization program manager, shows an anti-dengue vaccine Dengvaxia inside a vaccine storage room in Sta. Cruz city, Metro Manila Thomson Reuters. MANILA (Reuters) - A Philippine government agency on Thursday exhumed the bodies of two ...

Philippines exhumes bodies of two children in dengue vaccine probe

FILE PHOTO: Concepcion Yusop, a national immunization program manager, shows an anti-dengue vaccine Dengvaxia inside a vaccine storage room ... received Dengvaxia last year in a government immunization drive against the mosquito-borne tropical disease that kills about 20,000 people a year.

Philippines exhumes bodies of two children in dengue vaccine probe

FILE PHOTO: Concepcion Yusop, a national immunisation programme manager, shows dengue vaccine Dengvaxia in Sta. ... children aged nine or more received Dengvaxia last year in a government immunisation drive against the mosquito-borne tropical disease that kills about 20,000 people a year.

Newborns Don't Need Hepatitis B Vaccine Immediately After Birth, Can Wait For 6 Months, Says ...

The study also showed that mothers in highly immunized communities have lower Hepatitis-B antibody levels as vaccine induces lower antibody levels than natural infection and the antibody levels of vaccinated cohorts are no longer boosted by exposure to wild-type infection. Babies born to these ...

Turkey's health minister stresses value of vaccination

"Only one person died because of diphtheria and he was not vaccinated," the minister said. "In 2016, 22 people died because of refusing to get tetanus shots. They all rejected it." Demircan said the government was also closely monitoring the mosquito-borne Zika virus. Although its symptoms are ...

Turkey's health minister stresses value of vaccination

"Turkey is one of the leading countries to implement polio vaccination as a health policy." Demircan said Turkey had reported only one diphtheria case since 2004. "Only one person died because of diphtheria and he was not vaccinated," the minister said. "In 2016, 22 people died because of refusing to ...

Non-vaccinated children to be suspended from Kyiv schools, kindergartens amid measles outbreak

Children not vaccinated against measles will not be allowed to visit schools and kindergartens in Kyiv, First Deputy Chairman of Kyiv City State Administration Mykola Povoroznyk said at a briefing, referring to the decision of the Commission of Technogenic and Economic Security and Emergencies in ...

Why It's Still Worth Getting a Flu Shot

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that 9 million to 36 million people become ill with the flu each year in the United States. Somewhere between 140,000 and 710,000 of them require hospitalization, and 12,000 to 56,000 die each year. No vaccine is perfectly protective in any ...

Global Varicella Virus (Chickenpox) Vaccine Market by Investment Feasibility, Sales, Production ...

Global Varicella Virus (Chickenpox) Vaccine Research Report 2017 to 2022 presents an in-depth assessment of the Varicella Virus (Chickenpox) Vaccine including enabling technologies, key trends, market drivers, challenges, standardization, regulatory landscape, deployment models, operator case ...

Measles infected passenger on Perth flight

West Australians are being warned of a potential measles outbreak after a passenger infected with the disease journeyed from Thailand to Perth. The person arrived on Thai Airways flight TG483 on January 2. After visiting several locations in Perth's northern suburbs over the next few days, they were ...

Marburg Virus: Workings of the First Promising Treatment Revealed

As researchers draw up the battle plans against Marburg virus, they are noticing important ways Marburg differs from its close relative, Ebola virus. The new ... “That finding and others in this structure tell us that Marburg is constructed differently from its cousin, the Ebola virus,” says Ollmann Saphire.

An 'unsustainable' model: Drug makers signal interest in exiting vaccine development during crises

GSK stepped up during the Ebola crisis, but has since essentially shelved the experimental vaccine it once raced to try to test and license. Two other vaccines — Merck's and one being developed by Janssen, the vaccines division of Johnson & Johnson — are still slowly wending their ways through ...

Meales-mumps-rubella Vaccine Market Healthcare Analysis 2018 to 2025

Global Meales-mumps-rubella Vaccine Market Professional Survey Report 2018 presents an in-depth assessment of the Meales-mumps-rubella Vaccine including enabling technologies, key trends, market drivers, challenges, standardization, regulatory landscape, deployment models, operator case ...

MMR Vaccine Market Healthcare, Clinical Reviews, Survey Reports 2018

Global MMR Vaccine Market Professional Survey Report 2018 presents an in-depth assessment of the MMR Vaccine including enabling technologies, key trends, market drivers, challenges, standardization, regulatory landscape, deployment models, operator case studies, opportunities, future roadmap, ...

Winslow Rotarians to help India fight Polio

Jo Gower from Winslow, Angie & David Sibthorp and Bob & Pat Curtis are self-funding a trip to join 90 Rotary volunteers from across Great Britain and Ireland They are flying out to India to join local Rotary members and health agencies to immunise millions of tiny vulnerable children in the hardest hit ...

Anti-vaxx groups slammed for 'preventable' deaths of children

In the decade to 2014, 54 children have died in the state have died due to infectious diseases, with nearly half of those deaths (23) preventable through vaccinations. The flu and meningococcal disease were found to be the main culprits, according to the report Child Deaths from Vaccine Preventable ...

Who can have it, where to get one: The flu jab explained

As in every year, vaccinations are available on the NHS - and they can help prevent the disease from laying you low. ... This means paying up to 20 for a shot, normally from a pharmacy or supermarket. ... But for people who flu can be more severe in certain people, a free vaccination is offered.

RN -TRAVEL HEALTH IMMUNIZATION CONSULTANT

RN p/t for travel immunization clinic with offices in New York City and Brooklyn Heights. Position entails providing counseling and vaccines for international travelers. The ideal candidate will be...

Jigawa targets 1.6m children for polio immunisation in 2018

He urged parents to present their children for the immunization at designated centres in their respective communities. “People should please cooperate with immunisation officials for a hitch-free exercise. “Such cooperation will facilitate quick response in combating the disease and address other ...

2018: Jigawa targets 1.6m children for polio immunisation

The Jigawa State Primary Healthcare Development Agency (JSPHCDA) says over 1.6 million children will be immunised against polio in the first round of 2018 immunisation campaign across the state. Dr Kabiru Ibrahim, the Executive Secretary of the agency, disclosed this to the News Agency of ...

Mesa Fire & Medical offers free flu, immunization shots

Every second Wednesday, they give out free flu shots and immunization shots for kids. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5). The flu shots are for anyone who would like one. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5). The child immunization shots are given through the Vaccines For Children (VFC) program. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5). MESA, AZ ...

Nigeria: Jigawa Polio Free for 6 Years-Official

"Notwithstanding, we are still educating such category of parents on the need to accept polio and other routine immunizations, and we are recording improvement in such regard," he said. The executive secretary, therefore, urged all parents across the state to desist from acts capable of hampering efforts ...

Pharm-Olam International Appoints Industry Veteran Dr. Kelly McKee as Chief Medical Officer ...

“Dr. McKee's addition to our team represents a strategic investment in Pharm-Olam's Medical offering, especially to our Infectious Diseases and Vaccines clinical research portfolios,” said David L. Grange, CEO, Pharm-Olam International. “Kelly brings the best of both worlds when it comes to Executive ...

In Jigawa : Polio free for 6 years-official

He added that the agency, in collaboration with other stakeholders, are doing their best in educating people on the need and importance of the immunization. “The major challenge we are facing concerning polio immunization is that some people have poor health seeking behavior. “Sometimes, you ...

Jigawa polio free for 6 years – Official

“The major challenge we are facing concerning polio immunization is that some people have poor health seeking behavior. ... “Notwithstanding, we are still educating such category of parents on the need to accept polio and other routine immunizations, and we are recording improvement in such regard ...

Flu Widespread in California, State Officials Urge Vaccination

The California Department of Public Health warned residents Jan. 9 that flu activity in California is both widespread and at levels usually seen at the peak of the influenza season; the state's health officials are urging Californians to get vaccinated if they haven't already done that. For the week ending Dec ...

Jigawa polio free for 6 years-official

He said concerted efforts of the state government, traditional institution and other relevant stakeholders played a great role in tackling the disease. The official, however, decried what he called the nonchalant attitude of some parents on the importance of polio immunisation. He added that the agency, ...

In Jigawa : Polio free for 6 years-official

He said concerted efforts of the state government, traditional institution and other relevant stakeholders played a great role in tackling the disease. The official, however, decried what he called the nonchalant attitude of some parents on the impotance of polio immunisation. He added that the agency, ...

Jigawa polio free for 6 years-official

The official, however, decried what he called the nonchalant attitude of some parents on the impotance of polio immunisation. He added that the ... “Sometimes, you have to put pressure on patents, go to the villages and communities, to beg them to provide immunisation services for their children.

Cold and flu prevention guide to get you through winter quarter

Despite the low percentage, the team emphasized the importance of getting the vaccine. “However imperfect, though, current influenza vaccines remain a valuable public health tool, and it is always better to get vaccinated than not to get vaccinated,” the team stated in the report. Dr. William Moore, a ...

WA health authorities issue measles alert over infected Thai airways passenger

WA HEALTH authorities have issued a measles alert, after a confirmed case in an airline passenger who was infected in Thailand. The Health Department has warned the public to be aware of an increased risk of the disease because the Thai Airways passenger may have been infectious on a flight to ...

Shelter Tails calendar

Low-cost vaccine clinic: 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Jan. 11, 18 and 25, TARA Clinic, 60 Enterprise Place, Middletown. For previously spayed/neutered cats and dogs only. No appointment needed. Dogs must be leashed and cats in carriers. One-year rabies vaccine, $10; three-year rabies vaccine with written proof ...

Researchers investigate cancer in Honduras

One of the largest points of focus for the College's research in Honduras is cancer, particularly the prevalence of cervical cancer in Honduran women. In developing countries like Honduras, women lack access to the human papilloma virus, or HPV vaccine, Pap smears and cervical cancer treatments.

NSW paper reveals preventable child deaths

"There is scope to reduce child deaths, particularly from influenza, meningococcal B and pertussis," the study said. "In particular, increased uptake of currently funded influenza vaccination for children with comorbidities (multiple diseases or disorders), as well as maternal vaccination for influenza and ...

First phase of pulse polio campaign from January 28-31: DC Randeep

Mysuru, January 11:- “District Health Department is organising a pulse polio campaign in the district for four days from January 28. We are planning to vaccinate 2,63,480 children under the age of 5 with pulse polio,” said Deputy Commissioner D Randeep. He was speaking at a meeting held with health ...

Influenza activity still widespread

The influenza activity level in Kentucky is reported as "widespread" for the third consecutive week, according to the Kentucky Department for Public Health. ... Health meeting on Wednesday, health department Director Denise Beach urged the public to be vaccinated for the flu, especially if they fall into ...

MP calls on Middlewich's young people to get meningitis vaccination

FIONA Bruce is taking a leading role in a campaign to help protect young people's health. The MP for Middlewich has signed up to promote meningitis awareness and vaccination take-up with GPs following a Parliamentary reception organised by Meningitis Now. The charity is campaigning to increase ...

Health officials see increased flu activity across state

Some businesses are without full staffs this week because of an uptick in influenza activity, according to the Alabama Department of Public Health. ... “We continue to recommend that people who haven't received the vaccination” get the flu shot, said Landers, who's also the medical consultant for the ...

IU continues measles investigation, offers health advice

The best protection and way to prevent measles is to have two doses of the measles, mumps and rubella vaccine, known as MMR. ... Measles is extremely contagious for anyone who hasn't received their Measles, Mumps and Rubella (MMR) vaccinations, Carney said, and students should be careful.

Town briefs

The fee for spayed or neutered dogs is $13 with proof from a veterinarian. Intact dogs are $14. All dogs must have proof of a current rabies vaccination. The town's renewal notice will indicate the information on file regarding rabies vaccination expiration and gender. Supplemental documentation from a ...

Oldest Known Case of Hepatitis B Discovered in 500-Year-Old Mummy Child

When the remains of the child from the 16th century were examined a few decades ago, it was thought that the marks found on the body were caused by smallpox. But in 2016, after researchers found another ancient case of smallpox, they decided to sequence the mummy's DNA. What they found ...

Two more Utah restaurants' customers exposed to hepatitis A

Two restaurants in Utah are linked to a hepatitis A outbreak in the state that has been ongoing since August. The report from ... The department is making vaccinations available to those who may have been exposed to the disease. ... Hepatitis A vaccination is the best way to prevent hepatitis A infection.

Health & Wellness

2018 Immunization Clinics. The Geauga County Health District offers walk-in immunization clinics for children and adolescents through the age of 18. Residents must present an immunization record as well as a primary insurance card. The following is a list of upcoming immunization clinics: Chardon ...

Mumps, Underrated, New Goalie- What they were saying at SU Lacrosse Media Day

It was no fault of the Orange's that the Fall was so wild, a mumps outbreak on the SU hill cancelled two valuable scrimmages with the Iroquois National Team and the Israeli National Team. Those were cancelled, and Syracuse Fall practice was halted and not complete until December. In other words, for ...

Calls for federal government to fund universal free child flu shots

Childhood influenza vaccine is recommended for all children over six months old, but it is only available for free to high-risk groups on the federally-funded National Immunisation Program. Those not on the high-risk list have to pay for the flu jab, including for children. But Dr Kerry Chant, NSW Chief ...

Kentucky vaccine changes to know about before next school year

The first change is requiring all students to have at least one hepatitis A vaccine before the start of the school year. New policy requires a second shot within six months of the first. That means if your child doesn't have either, you could get them both before August. You can enroll them into school in the ...

Calhoun County designated as Hepatitis A outbreak area

Nettleton said, "If you do not have insurance or are unsure go ahead and call the Calhoun County Public Health Department and we can assess and you may qualify for a dose of hepatitis A vaccine." The Calhoun County Public Health Department will be hosting extended vaccination clinic hours on ...

We plan to immunise 400000 children during MNCH week —Oyo commissioner

Dr Adeduntan, at the flag off of the week long exercise at Ibadan North East Local Government, on Tuesday, said women during the exercise are also to benefit from free tetanus toxoid vaccination. He said 2,808 health personnel and 351 town announcers have been trained for the exercise and ready to ...

Five-day anti-polio drive in Rawalpindi starts on 15th

RAWALPINDI: A five-day anti-polio drive in the garrison city will be launched on January 15. Presiding over a meeting organised by Health Department regarding anti-polio campaign on Wednesday, Rawalpindi Deputy Commissioner (DC) Tallat Mehmood Gondal said, “Though environmental samples ...

Vaccination rates, enrollment dispute worries Ross Valley parents

However, Dr. Matt Willis, Marin County Public Health Officer, said the school is getting up to speed on vaccination requirements and is working with county health staff to enforce laws for mandatory vaccinations. “I'm not here to defend or in support of positions about vaccinations,” Willis told about 40 ...

The 23 child deaths that vaccinations could have 'prevented' in NSW

The Child Deaths from Vaccine Preventable Infectious Diseases study tracked NSW's vaccinations program from 2005-2014. ... The majority of deaths occured in babies under six months of age and were due to influenza, meningococcal disease and pneumococcal disease, while several deaths were ...

What is hepatitis A?

All children should receive the hepatitis A vaccination in two doses as part of their routine immunization schedule at their 12- and 18-month checkups, said Rupp. This recommendation has only been in place since the mid-90s. Officials encourage those born before then to receive the vaccination if they ...

Health department fields hundreds of calls about possible hepatitis A exposures in Spanish Fork

The health department is encouraging any customer who ate or used the restroom at the Sonic from Saturday December 23rd to Sunday December 24th, or the Olive Garden from Thursday December 21st through Saturday December 30th, to go get the vaccine right now. "If you become an exposure and ...

January is Cervical Cancer Awareness Month

HPV (human papillomavirus) is a common infection that spreads through sexual activity, and it causes most cases of cervical cancer. About 79 million Americans currently have HPV, but many people with HPV are unaware they are infected. The good news is that the HPV vaccine can prevent HPV, and ...

Universities accused of unethical 'pick and mix' reporting of drug trial results

The investigation focuses on senior scientists at Oxford University who tested a candidate tuberculosis booster vaccine on monkeys at the Porton Down ... “If these claims are misleading about possible protective effects of a vaccine, or if the investigators play down the possibility of harm from exposure to ...

WHO helps Zambia to immunise 1 mn people against cholera

Two million doses of oral cholera vaccine from the Gavi-funded global stockpile were delivered to the southern African country in January, enough to immunise one million people, Xinhua reported. According to Zambia's health authority, the campaign will bring the life-saving vaccine to the people who ...

WHO helps Zambia to immunise 1m against cholera

WHO helps Zambia to immunise 1m against cholera ... Two million doses of oral cholera vaccine from the Gavi-funded global stockpile were delivered to the southern African country in January, enough to immunise one million people, Xinhua reported. According to Zambia's health authority, the ...

Immunization changes may cause issues

A new law requires all students to receive a Hepatitis A vaccine, and for students ages 16 and up to have meningitis boosters. ... State health officials are recommending children receive the first shot by early February, so they will be able to complete the vaccination series by the time school starts in ...

Health Officials Confirm Case of Measles at Indiana University

"It is important to check your vaccination records and confirm that you and your children have received the recommended doses of vaccine," said Penny Caudill, Administrator of the Monroe County Health Department. Students at Indiana University are required to have two doses of the MMR vaccine, ...

News Scan for Jan 10, 2018

About 11% of a population sampled in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) had Zaire Ebola virus (EBOV) immunoglobulin G antibodies, providing serological evidence of Ebola prevalence in populations not currently experiencing an Ebola outbreak. The data are contained in a new study ...