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Daily News 2018-01-17


Vaccinated Boy Dies From ‘Flu Like Symptoms’ In Michigan

Statistical Revelations Seem To Disprove ‘Flu Mania’

Laws are not the only way to boost immunization

DOH probes deaths of 5 more kids

Senator Demands Answers After Rogue Vaccine Research Compromises Patient Safety

Flumania: What You Need to Know About the Flu Shot & Tamiflu

Despite vaccine mandates, California’s public health collapses due to the common cold… hospitals under siege from masses of sick people

Another Government Boondoggle: $430,000 Study of Latino Food Shopping Habits

NHS bosses urged GPs to purchase a CHEAPER flu jab that doesn't protect against deadly 'Japanese flu', leaked files reveal - A regional NHS England team advised doctors to purchase the trivalent jab - This jab offers no protection against the B Yamagata strain, or 'Japanese flu' - They said buying the quadrivalent jab would add 'significant cost pressures' - The vaccine costs the NHS £2.75 more per dose but it would have helped - Doctors fear the decision may have fueled the severity of this year's outbreak

Bill Gate’s Pays Off Vaccine Debts In Nigeria

Low uptake of pneumonia jab threatens elderly - Free vaccine provides cover for two decades but is being snubbed

Civilians Now Getting Flu-Like Illness Afflicting Troops - Human adenovirus type 4 found in adults in northeastern states

Spanish petition sponsored by AAVP to halt the HPV vaccination program has well over 48 thousand signatures.

Brazilians rush to get yellow fever vaccinations amid fatal cases

CBER January 11, 2018 Summary Basis for Regulatory Action - Fluarix Quadrivalent

News of Note—GlaxoSmithKline's Fluarix, CureVac and more

Pediatric flu deaths prompts vaccine push as New York faces tough influenza season

More than 120 cases of measles confirmed amid outbreak in five areas of England

This flu epidemic did something never recorded before .  - The entire nation is flu-stricken, and more stories are pouring in

CDC Vaccines & Immunizations Meetings & Conferences Another event has been added to the calendar.

Global Human DNA Vaccines Market 2017 Immunomic Therapeutics, Astellas Pharma, Pharos Biologicals, Sanofi

FDA 2017 Biological License Application Approvals

What anti-vaccination groups tell us about Facebook's filter bubbles (video)

VBI Vaccines (VBIV) Reports Dosing of First GBM Patient in Phase 1/2a Clinical Study of VBI-1901

Jurors think this daycare provider nearly killed a baby. How she did it, no one could say.

Study: FDA Should Increase Social Media Use to Issue Safety Information

Study reveals more H1N1 deaths in those exposed to '57 pandemic

WHO: All of Sao Paulo state at risk for yellow fever

Yellow Fever Immunization Required to Visit Sao Paulo, Brazil -
Stamaril yellow fever vaccine has a clinical efficacy profile similar to YF-VAX and is only available at select locations

IDSA antitrust lawsuit thrusts chronic Lyme disease into health care limelight

Frozen coconut implicated in new Salmonella outbreak

West Nile Virus Connected To Memory Loss, Again - West Nile virus can cause permanent neurological problems, such as memory loss

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Jan 17, 2018 - Prescribing short antibiotic course; Drug-resistant bacteria in surfers

News Scan for Jan 17, 2018 - Antivirals for nursing home flu; Dengue immunity after Zika; Zika in various mosquitoes; Ebola vaccine animal trial

 

Echo Street Capital Management Has Decreased Fedex (FDX) Holding; Sinovac Biotech (SVA ...

Sinovac Biotech Ltd., a biopharmaceutical company, engages in the research, development, manufacture, and commercialization of vaccines against hepatitis A, hepatitis B, seasonal influenza, H5N1 and H1N1 pandemic influenza, and mumps in the People's Republic of China. The company has ...

Lexicon: Herd Immunity

Herd Immunity: why health officials say that getting a flu shot is important, even if vaccines aren't 100 percent effective. Herd immunity occurs when a sufficient proportion of a population is immune to an infectious disease (through vaccination and/or prior illness) to make its spread from person to person ...

Liberia National Hepatitis Foundation Concludes Medical Students' Inoculation

Monrovia - The Liberia National Hepatitis Foundation (LNHF) has concluded the vaccination of the graduating students of the A.M. Dogliotti Medical College of the University of Liberia (UL). The future medical doctors have received their last dose of three rounds of Hepatitis B vaccines from the LNHF ...

North Canton to talk cats, traffic at special meeting tonight

Community Cat Caregivers would be allowed to trap community cats, take them to a licensed veterinarian for sterilization, rabies vaccination, and ear-tipping. The cats would then be returned to their original location. • An ordinance adjusting the titles and compensation of several city positions.

Uganda Confirms Case of Crimean-Congo Hemorrhagic Fever: What Is It?

In contrast, Ebola is caused by ebolaviruses, which belong to the virus family Filoviridae. [The 9 Deadliest Viruses on Earth]. Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever has a widespread geographic range: It is found in Africa, the Balkans, the Middle East and some Asian countries, according to the World Health ...

The flu vaccine is only about 30% effective but you should get it anyway

That's one reason American health officials are urging people to get vaccinated. Some media reports have speculated that this year's flu shot will only be about 10% effective for Americans, based on results seen in Australia during its flu season. The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) ...

West Nile Virus Connected To Memory Loss, Again

About half the people who survive the encephalitis are left with permanent neurological problems, such as memory loss. As of January 9, 2018, 47 states and the District of Columbia have reported 2,002 West Nile virus infections to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in 2017. Of these ...

Measles rubella vaccination from September

PATNA: The state government will launch measles rubella (MR) vaccination campaign in September this year. The central government had launched it in August last year.According to the national immunization goals, India has planned to eliminate measles and control congenital rubella syndrome ...

Panicked After Touching a Bat? Here's What to Do

The medical professional will determine if the person should be vaccinated or not. And, in the vast majority of cases, the vaccination will be given. Why? Because rabies has an almost 100% fatality rate, the injections may be uncomfortable but have no significant risk; and no one wants to play those odds ...

Measles rubella vaccination from September

Although immunization against measles was being carried out by the government, which included a single dose of measles vaccine given to a child between 9 and 15 months and the second dose of vaccine at 5 years. This is the first time that the state government will introduce free rubella vaccine.

Health experts are urging caution as UK measles outbreak nears Kent

"People who have recently travelled, or are planning to travel to Romania, Italy and Germany and have not had 2 doses of the MMR vaccine are particularly at risk. "The UK recently achieved World Health Organisation measles elimination status and so the overall risk of measles to the UK population is ...

Measles virus gets to Poland as six Ukrainian workers admitted to hospital - media

According to Ostroda's state sanitary inspector, five men with the symptoms of measles were admitted to a local hospital. The diagnosis has been confirmed for the four of them. Another person was sick with measles a weak earlier, Radio Poland says. It is noted that more than 700 factory workers who ...

WHO: All of Sao Paulo State at Risk for Yellow Fever

A boy cries as he receives a vaccine against yellow fever at a public health center in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018. The World Health Organization announced Tuesday that it now considers all of Sao Paulo state at risk for yellow fever, recommending that all international visitors to the state ...

Treatment of cuts or wounds should be taken seriously

Also, make sure adults and children are up-to-date on vaccinations including the tetanus vaccine, which should be given every 10 years. For more information on stitches or to find a Premier Physician Network After Hours Care near you, visit www.PremierPhysicianNet.com. Premier Physician Network is ...

NJ Department of Health Warns of Potential Measles Exposure at Newark Airport

First described in the 9th century by a Persian doctor, measles remains a highly contagious infectious disease on a global scale. Although overall less common in the United States, most measles cases that do occur in the country are the result of international travel and waning vaccination rates.

Over 2 lakh children to get polio vaccine

A total of 2,28,966 children below the age of five will be covered by an intensified pulse polio immunisation campaign that will be held on January 28 and March 11 in Tiruvannamalai. Collector K.S. Kandasamy, in a press release, said the children will be covered through 1,896 booths. A total of 7,546 ...

ACIP: Updated Recommendations for Mumps Vaccination

Individuals who have previously received 2 doses of a mumps-containing vaccine should receive a third dose if they are identified by public health authorities as being part of a group at increased risk for acquiring mumps, according to a new recommendation issued by the Advisory Committee on ...

Smallpox Market 2025 Trends Forecast Analysis by Manufacturers, Regions, Type and Application

Smallpox Market report based on delivery model, application, services, and geography. A detailed analysis of the key industry players has been done to provide insights into their business, products and services, and key strategies such as new product launches, mergers and acquisitions, partnerships, ...

Pediatric flu deaths prompts vaccine push as New York faces tough influenza season

"This flu seas seems to be more severe than the past six or seven years," said Dr. Sean Cloonan, infectious disease specialist with NewYork-Presbyterian Medical Group Westchester, referring to unofficial data trickling in from across the country. NATIONAL: Deaths and hospitalizations rise as flu season ...

DDC Doda reviews preparations for Phase I of PPIP

During the meeting, CMO Doda Dr Wajid Ali Najar, gave power point presentation and briefed about preparedness of Intensified Pulse Polio Immunisation phase 1st round is scheduled on January 28, 2018. He said that as many as 531 vaccination booths would be setup in different parts of the district ...

5 Ways to Jump Start a LocalGov Flu Shot Campaign

The bad flu season of 2017-2018 might be a wake up call to local governments surprised by how hard hit their towns, cities or counties are to start a flu shot campaign. By the time the first week ended in 2018, the flu was already in full swing. Here is a screenshot of the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) ...

Going Viral: The Geopolitics of the Flu

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that this year's flu vaccine has been effective in only 32 percent of the population. Additionally, the type of virus that is dominant in the United States this year, H3N2, typically causes more severe symptoms than other common strains.

#BREAKING Health alert as measles case confirmed in Limerick

According to the HSE, the best protection against measles is to be fully vaccinated with two doses of the MMR (Measles-Mumps-Rubella) vaccine. All children should get MMR at 12 months of age and the second dose at four to five years of age. If your child missed their scheduled MMR vaccine, you ...

Measles outbreak in five English regions

Outbreaks of measles have been confirmed in five areas of England and now total more than 120 cases. Public Health England says the cases in West Yorkshire, Cheshire and Liverpool, West Midlands, Surrey and Greater Manchester are linked to ongoing large outbreaks in Europe. The overall risk in ...

Warning: Travelers through O'Hare airport may have been exposed to measles

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. - Anyone who traveled through Chicago O'Hare International Airport earlier this month may want to check for signs of measles. The Illinois Department of Health issued an alert that a passenger on board an international flight that landed on Jan. 10 tested positive for the disease.

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Parents of Eustis 6-year-old boy dead from rabies 'distraught' over loss

The Florida Department of Health in Lake County asks residents not to bring wild animals into their homes and to keep their pets' rabies vaccinations up to date. “It is important to avoid direct contact with wildlife,” agency spokeswoman Noelda Lopez said in a statement. “If you believe you may have been ...

New shingles vaccine should be free, argues seniors advocate

Infectious disease specialist Dr. Lynora Saxinger says after reading preliminary papers on the Shingrix vaccine, she was very impressed. "It genuinely is a big step up in vaccinating against varicella-zoster virus (which causes shingles). It has much higher rates of protection that seems to not matter how ...

New shingles vaccine should be free, argues seniors advocate

It's a painful viral infection that strikes 130,000 Canadians every year, mostly over the age of 60. The symptoms of shingles have been described as a searing combination of burning electrical shocks and needle pricks against your skin. All this can be avoided with a new vaccine that is now available in ...

Brainstorm Health: Universal Flu Vaccine, Merck Lung Cancer Drug, UnitedHealth Earnings

Part of what makes outbreaks like the 2018 flu season so difficult to control is the imperfection of current flu vaccination methods. This year's vaccine may only be about 30% to 40% effective (although public health officials still strongly urge all Americans who can to get a flu shot, no matter how late into ...

5 surprising facts about pneumonia

As a preventive health-care measure, vaccines work by arming the body's immune system against harmful viruses or bacteria and reduce the chance of getting certain infectious diseases. But rates of vaccination among U.S. adults lag well behind expert recommendations and federal goals. The Centers ...

Adena adds visitor restrictions as flu spreads

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the seasonal vaccine is created to be effective against three or four flu viruses that surveillance and research from more than 100 influenza centers around the world shows are the most likely to impact public health during the flu season.

5 surprising facts about pneumonia

As a preventive health-care measure, vaccines work by arming the body's immune system against harmful viruses or bacteria and reduce the chance of getting certain infectious diseases. But rates of vaccination among U.S. adults lag well behind expert recommendations and federal goals. The Centers ...

Tularemia and the Battle to Protect Against It

Highly infectious diseases like tularemia pose unique threats to global health security, especially as zoonotic diseases that are susceptible to environmental and social influencers. Prevention efforts through vaccination, rapid diagnosis, and stronger surveillance will be critical as populations grow and ...

Only Two-Thirds of Health Care Workers are Vaccinated Against the Flu

A new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said only about two-thirds of health care workers were vaccinated against this year's strains of the influenza virus by the end of November 2017, or one month into the 2017-2018 flu season. The flu season in the U.S. runs from October ...

HSE contacts patients 'at risk of infection' after measles case confirmed in Limerick

THE HEALTH Service Executive (HSE) has written to patients who “may be at risk of infection”, after confirming a case of measles in Limerick. In a statement by the HSE's department of public health, it said that the Shannondoc in Dooradoyle and the emergency department at University Hospital Limerick ...

Trident Health witnesses rise in flu patients, urges hospital visitors to stay home

The specific strain is influenza A, H3N2, medical officials reported on the CDC website. The H3 type signifies the greater health risk, according to officials. More than 151 million vaccine shots have already been shipped nationwide, the agency said. Common flu symptoms include fever, cough and sore ...

Ebola Vaccine Candidate Delivered 100% Protection

An Ebola vaccine candidate was reported to provide 100% protection in rhesus macaques challenged with a lethal dose of Ebola virus (EBOV). Currently, there are no FDA approved vaccines for Ebola virus. This research paper shows that a single intramuscular (IM) dose of GEO-EM01 can confer full ...

Cold and flu season is here: A good time to check to see if you are up-to-date on vaccines

Renee Keys, nursing assistant, administers a Tdap booster to Dr. James Milford at his clinic, Three Oaks Health in Johnson Creek. Milford, whose first grandchild is due in May, says it's important to make sure family members who are in close contact with a newborn are up-to-date on their immunizations.

Tetanus VaccineAdsorbed Market Trends And Opportunities By Product Types And Application In ...

Tetanus VaccineAdsorbed Market Report gives an essential outline of the business including definitions, groupings, applications and industry chain structure. The Tetanus VaccineAdsorbed market examination is accommodated the global market including improvement history, aggressive scene ...

Alphabet's venture arm backs UK biotech startup developing universal flu vaccine

Commenting on the successful series A round, Tom Evans, CEO at Vaccitech, said: "When you look at the 250 million people chronically infected with hepatitis B globally or the number of people killed by the flu each year, it becomes clear just how much potential impact Vaccitech's portfolio of vaccine ...

Dynavax Technologies (DVAX) Reaches $14.95 After 6.00% Down Move; The Marcus (MCS) Had ...

The company has market cap of $905.92 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 ...

UHL Confirms Case Of Measles

Anyone who has been exposed and is not immune to measles may develop the infectious disease up to three weeks following date of exposure. Measles is highly contagious and is spread easily. The time between exposure to measles and developing the rash is usually 14 days (range 7-21 days).

GPs urged to use all remaining stocks of flu vaccine in next two weeks

GPs across the UK have been asked to use their remaining flu jabs to immunise all eligible patients within the next two weeks. NHS England medical director Professor Sir Bruce Keogh and chair of RCGP professor Helen Stokes-Lampard co-signed a letter in which they urged GP practices to make sure ...

Dentists may soon start asking about your SEX life in a bid to control staggering HPV rates

However, some people have no signs or symptoms, according to the CDC. The HPV vaccine, which is administered to children aged nine and 12 years old in the US and the UK, is a preventive measure against HPV and HPV-related cancers. The vaccine is offered as a three doses in the US, and two ...

PSNC tries to avert panic over flu crisis by insisting vaccine stocks are available

The PSNC has attempted to reduce the alarm generated by reports that pharmacies are running low on flu vaccinations by insisting stock is available within the pharmacy wholesale market. The Telegraph claimed that pharmacies were turning away people looking to get vaccinated across England due ...

St. Anthony Providers Urging Preventative Measures During Flu Outbreak

First and foremost, if you have not yet received a flu vaccination, get one. Make an appointment before the end of January to ensure you are taking advantage of this number one way to protect against the flu for the remainder of the season. One very easy way to continue to protect yourself is to wash your ...

Aussie flu latest: Pharmacies in Barrow restocking as vaccine demand soars

NHS England and Public Health England insisted there wasn't a supply issue, and they could get more if desired. ... Mr Forster, who sits on the regional flu board, said he is encouraging pharmacies to keep at least a "modest" supply of vaccines in stock as county hospitals are continuing to see high ...

Aussie flu latest: Cumbrian pharmacies restocking as vaccine demand soars

A senior Cumbrian pharmacist insists that the flu vaccine is still available, despite some chemists running out or reporting low stocks. The high-profile threat of so-called "Aussie flu" has left the NHS under pressure, with bosses urging people to get the jab. However, as patients rushed to follow their ...

This Flu Season Is Particularly Severe: Here's How to Protect Yourself and Baby

Doctors are also reporting that this year's vaccine against this strain only had only a 10 percent effectiveness in Australia. (The CDC notes that the effectiveness in the U.S. is likely to be higher than Australia's, though they note that it's still too early in the season to predict exactly how much.) According to ...

Jumbo fear: Officials told to end polio drive by 3 pm

The fear of wild jumbo attacks have forced the taluk administration to hold the pulse polio programme between 11 am and 3 pm in villages situated on the fringes of the forest. Tahsildar K N Sharadamba directed the Taluk Health Officer in this regard at a meeting held here on Tuesday. The Pulse Polio ...

What is measles? The symptoms you need to be looking for and what to do if you think you've ...

But a recent outbreak has seen more than a hundred confirmed cases the life-threatening infection in England in the last few months after a huge rise in cases in Europe. The news cames just months after global health leaders said measles had been 'eliminated' in the UK. If you've had the vaccine, ...

Aussie flu latest: West Cumbrian pharmacies restocking as vaccine demand soars

A senior Cumbrian pharmacist insists that the flu vaccine is still available, despite some chemists running out or reporting low stocks. The high-profile threat of so-called "Aussie flu" has left the NHS under pressure, with bosses urging people to get the jab. However, as patients rushed to follow their ...

Italian populists' promise to scrap vaccinations sparks outrage after deadly measles outbreak

Italy's measles immunisation rate of 87% is much lower than the 95% threshold recommended by the World Health Organisation (WHO). This week, Northern League leader Matteo Salvini said the MMR jab should be optional. "Vaccinations yes, obligation no," he told reporters. M5S's leader, Luigi Di ...

'Lively, Vibrant' 10-Year-Old Gets Sick at Hockey Game, Dies of Flu Before Getting Home

An estimated 23 people out of every 100,000 were hospitalized for the flu during the week ending January 6th, compared to half that number the week before. The CDC tweeted 49 states, all except Hawaii, are currently experiencing "widespread" outbreaks, adding the flu shot is the best way to prevent ...

Influenza Expert: “Despite What You've Heard, It's Still a Good Idea to Get Your Flu Shot”

“The biggest complaint I hear from patients is that 'the flu shot didn't work because I still got the flu,' which comes from their misunderstanding of what a vaccine does and doesn't do,” says Speights, dean and associate professor of Medicine, NYIT College of Osteopathic Medicine at Arkansas State ...

The Measles Scare at O'hare Explained by Dr. Most

“Many of you have heard about a possible case of Measles traveling thru O'Hare last week. Many of you may be thinking, what is the big deal, don't we all get a Measles vaccine as a child, you may have heard of the MMR vaccine. This is a vaccination we get at age 12 -15 months and a second one ...

Measles outbreak as figures reveal 100 cases in Britain

Measles has struck down more than 100 people in Britain and Public Health England has warned parents to get their children vaccinated. The number of cases in England has reached 122. The virus can be life-threatening and those who are at high risk of complications include young children and ...

Measles warning as virus hits more than 100 people in England

"People who have recently travelled, or are planning to travel to Romania, Italy and Germany and have not had two doses of the MMR vaccine are particularly at risk. "Children and young adults who missed out on their MMR vaccine in the past or are unsure if they had two doses should contact their GP ...

Can Pricey Immunotherapy Drugs Help Fight Infectious Disease in Developing Countries?

Other approaches emphasized by Gates included new genetic vaccines that use mRNA molecules to help the body's immune system to develop new cancer ... therapies are often not what are most urgently needed for the millions of people living in dire poverty and suffering from the infectious diseases.

Haryana's child mortality rate dips, says state govt

In this regard, MR campaign and subsequent MR vaccine in Immunization would be a major step towards achieving this goal, it added. In Haryana, Measles Rubella Immunization campaign will be held in the month of April as part of the national strategy to eliminate measles and control Rubella in the ...

Alert on measles outbreak as UK cases now reach more than 100

"Children and young adults who missed out on their MMR vaccine in the past or are unsure if they had two doses should contact their GP practice to catch up." Complications after contracting measles are relatively common and can range from diarrohea to more serious things such as pneumonia.

Hepatitis B Vaccination Low Among HIV-Positive Patients

Patients with HIV are at an increased risk of numerous comorbidities and infections, including hepatitis B virus (HBV). Due to the opioid epidemic, injection drug users have a significantly increased risk of contracting HBV and hepatitis C virus, especially those coinfected with HIV. Recently, the American ...

Prophylactic Hepatitis B Virus Vaccines Market By Production, Consumption Status & Prospects ...

Prophylactic Hepatitis B Virus Vaccines Market report likewise gives review of Prophylactic Hepatitis B Virus Vaccines Industry, including characterization, application, fabricating innovation, industry chain investigation and most recent market progression. Worldwide and Chinese Prophylactic Hepatitis B ...

Outbreak of 'bleeding eyes fever' that killed four SPREADS as new cases CONFIRMED

All six samples tested negative for a number of VHR strains, including Ebola, which killed an estimated 11,315 people across Africa in 2014. But the WHO is working with the the Sudanese health ministry to conduct further tests and investigations into the outbreak. Pro Hunter, an expert in disease control, ...

Zambia Plans to Vaccinate 1 Million People to Fight Cholera Outbreak

WHO is coordinating with the Zambia National Public Health Institute to track cases, deploy treatment initiatives and help with public outreach and education. “Zambia is experiencing one of the worst outbreaks of cholera in years,” Dr. Nathan Bakyaita, WHO representative to Zambia, stated. “With this ...

The Gates Foundation will settle Nigeria's $76 million polio debt to Japan

This is an emerging story which needs expansion if you wish to EDIT to add information or discuss it in TALK. The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation will pay off Nigeria's $76 million polio debt with Japan, taking care of a 2014 loan for a facility in the African nation's battle against the deadly disease ...

Warning: Travelers through Chicago O'Hare International Airport may have been exposed to measles

Anyone who traveled through Chicago O'Hare International Airport earlier this month may want to check for signs of measles. The Illinois Department of Health issued an alert that a passenger on board an international flight that landed on Jan. 10 tested positive for the disease. The department has not ...

Passenger with measles may have exposed others at Chicago airport

According to the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH), the passenger, who was infectious at the time, arrived last Wednesday on an international flight at ... "Two doses of measles vaccine are about 97 percent effective in preventing measles," said IDPH Chief Medical Officer Dr. Jennifer Layden.

Southern Coos Health Center awarded two grants from WOAH

The second grant is in the amount of $3,999 and will allow the Southern Coos Health Center to become a participant in the Vaccines for Children Program. The Vaccines for Children Program is a federally funded program run by the Centers for Disease Control. Due to the importance of the program, ...

Deadly measles epidemic could hit Britain after cases reported in some parts of the country

The news comes just four months after global health leaders said measles had been eliminated in the UK. Dr Mary Ramsey, head of immunisation at PHE, said the measles outbreak had likely spread from Europe and people who recently visited Romania, Italy and Germany were most at risk if they had ...

Chicago O'Hare reports passenger with measles, advises travelers to use precaution

If you traveled through the Chicago O'Hare airport last week, and haven't been vaccinated for the measles, you might want to consider seeing your doctor. State health officials confirmed a passenger traveling last Wednesday had measles; the disease is highly contagious. Anyone who was in the airport ...

Modified PRRS vaccine launched

Zoetis has launched a modified live vaccine (MLV) in the EU against porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome (PRRS) virus for the active immunisation of pigs. Suvaxyn offers piglet vaccination from the first day of age, securing immunity before the risk period, which lasts until the end of fattening.

The number of rabid animals rose 250% last year, mostly from abroad

It is possible to prevent the development of the infection by vaccinating animals as well as by providing a preventive vaccine for people who may be in danger of infection or after exposure to the infected animal. A person who has not received preventive treatment and the infection has already developed ...

5 more Dengvaxia deaths

“The analysis confirmed that Dengvaxia provides persistent protective benefit against dengue fever in those who had prior infection… For those not previously infected by dengue virus, however, the analysis found that in the longer term, more cases of severe disease could occur following vaccination ...

More than 120 cases as measles outbreak in England grows

Measles is now rare in the UK, with the World Health Organization (WHO) declaring the illness eliminated in 2016 due to the success of the MMR vaccination, introduced in 1988. However, the NHS says this does not mean it has completely disappeared. The latest spike in cases is linked to ongoing ...

Deadly flu sweeps across Texas

The Centers for Disease Control recommends a yearly flu vaccine as the first and most important step in protecting against flu viruses. While there are many different flu viruses, a flu vaccine protects against the viruses that research suggests will be most common. Flu vaccination can reduce flu illnesses, ...

Hospitals See Significant Increase in Flu Patients, Deaths

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention says the U.S. is at peak flu season and warns of several more weeks of significant flu activity. ... Dr. Daniel B. Jernigan, director of the Influenza Division in the National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases at the CDC, says this flu season ...

Polio Vaccine Market Research Report: Market Overview With Geographical Segmentation By ...

Polio Vaccine Market report likewise gives review of Polio Vaccine Industry, including characterization, application, fabricating innovation, industry chain investigation and most recent market progression. Worldwide and Chinese Polio Vaccine Industry report 2012-2022 Provides proficient and inside ...

Measles Cases Reported At O'Hare And Newark Airports. Should You Worry?

Airports can be awful places. There's the constant barrage of 24-hour news channels, the generally unsatisfying and overpriced food and the pressure to get your shoes off and into a security bin as fast as possible. Now, there's also the measles. Chicago's O'Hare and Newark Liberty International ...

Pap smears, new Maccabi HPV screening test aim to reduce cervical cancer

At Maccabi Healthcare Services, the second-largest health fund, a new test is available to members to identify the presence of HPV. It can also identify carriers of the virus, not just precancerous or cancerous lesions. It is important to note that HPV vaccine for girls and boys in eighth grade was introduced ...

Dr Ashraf Ali says nothing sensational about swine flu

TRIVALENT VACCINE: Dr Ashraf Ali said that influenza vaccine was a trivalent vaccine that addresses three currently circulating influenza types. ... The infectious diseases consultant said that precautionary measures include vaccination, hand hygiene, avoidance of contact with persons with respiratory ...

The Flu Is Officially An Endemic In The US, & Here's What That Means For Parents

"We are currently in the midst of a very active flu season with much of the nation experiencing widespread and intense activity," stated CDC Director Brenda ... Vaccination is our main tool to prevent flu infection and flu vaccination efforts should continue as long as flu viruses are circulating, but antiviral ...

What Should You Know And Do About The Flu If You Are Over Age 65?

The reason is because human immune defenses become weaker as people age, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. While flu ... In addition to annual flu shots, people age 65 and older should also be up-to-date with a pneumococcal vaccine to protect them against pneumonia, ...

Gates Foundation To Repay $76M Japanese Loan To Nigeria After Country Met Polio Vaccination ...

The [Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation] will pay off a $76 million loan taken from Japan to aid the fight against polio. The loan was taken in 2014 and repayments were due to begin this year. A Gates Foundation spokesperson confirmed the loan repayment in an email to Quartz. Gates Foundation says it ...

Medical examiner: New Canaan child died from flu complicated by pnuemonia

Nico Mallozzi died after reportedly leaving an upstate New York hockey tournament early. Dr. David Reed with the New Canaan Health Department said, "The boy tested positive for Flu type B as did his brother. I recommended and continue to recommend that people get their flu vaccination as there is a ...

Health Matters: HPV vaccinations can prevent certain cancers

In addition to cervical cancer, the HPV vaccine can potentially prevent other cancers, and some affect men and women. Other cancers that are theoretically affected by the HPV vaccine: vagina, vulva, penis, anus, rectum, oropharynx (tongue, throat). The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention ...

Staying healthy through the flu season

“The Centers for Disease Control recommends a flu vaccination for everyone age 6 months and older,” he noted. “The vaccine not only helps prevent you from ... Free flu shots are available at the Hamblen County Health Department, 331 West Main St. in Morristown. For information call 423-586-6431.

Why this year's flu outbreak is one of the worst

A vaccine usually supplies the H and N proteins without the potentially dangerous virus. Scientists also continuously track the H and N of circulating influenza viruses and adjust the vaccine to match what's out there. This is the basis for flu vaccination and why you have to get a new vaccine jab every ...

Flu could lead to Parkinson's disease, warns study as the killer 'Aussie' and 'Japanese' strains of ...

He suggested the seasonal flu vaccine could have significant impact on long-term brain health, if the results prove true on humans. Professor David Dexter, deputy director of research at Parkinson's UK, welcomed the findings. He said: 'This study supports anecdotal evidence that major viral infections, ...

Uganda CONFIRMS Bleeding Eye Fever - deadlier than Plague - as fears rise in East Africa

Sarah Opendi, state minister for health, said: "Results from Uganda Virus Research Institute, Entebbe tested positive for the Crimean-Congo Hemorrhagic Fever and negative for other viral Hemorrhagic Fevers like Ebola, Marburg, Rift Valley Fever and Sosuga." The confirmation comes barely two weeks ...

Sponsored Content: Leading from the front

Canada's research excellence is recognised in cardiovascular and metabolic disorders, neuroscience, oncology and infectious diseases and vaccines. Canada is a leader in the development of key technology platforms, including stem cells and regenerative medicine, genomics and antibody ...

Polio Vaccine Market Healthcare, Clinical Reviews and Market Survey 2017-2022

A market intelligence report on the global market for Polio Vaccine has been added to enable key stakeholders in it to bet right on the market and thus improve their profit margins. The exhaustive report furnishes information on how the market for Polio Vaccine will evolve over the course of years.

Italian populists promise to scrap compulsory vaccines

Previously only four vaccines – not including measles – were mandatory. Now the far-right Northern League and the populist Five Star Movement (M5S) are proposing to scrap the decree ahead of the March 4th elections in which the two parties and a divided left will go up against a strong centre-right ...

Travelers at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport possibly exposed to measles

Photo (c) tupungato - Getty Images Public health officials say a passenger arriving on an international flight to Chicago's O'Hare Airport last Wednesday, January 10 may have exposed some people in the airport to measles. A passenger with a confirmed case of measles landed at the international ...

Flu snags more victims; Health officials urge vaccination, there is still time

Kris Ehresmann, the Health Department's director of infectious disease, in a statement, says Minnesotans should get their flu shot now if they haven't already. She says there's still a lot of flu season left, and that flu easily circulates through April and beyond. “Rumors that the flu vaccine is not effective this ...

Pertussis vaccines and the next steps in development

Infectious Diseases in Children asked C. Buddy Creech, MD, MPH, associate professor of pediatrics, division of pediatric infectious diseases, and director of the Vanderbilt Vaccine Research Program, and Kathryn M. Edwards, MD, Sarah H. Sell and Cornelius Vanderbilt professor of pediatrics, division ...

Passenger with measles may have exposed others at O'Hare airport

According to the CDC, receiving two doses of the measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccine is around 97% effective at preventing infection. The IDPH urged people who may have been exposed at O'Hare to contact a health care provider. It said local health departments were working to notify Illinois ...

Pertussis increase attributed to waning vaccine immunity

Since the 1940s, the diphtheria, tetanus and pertussis vaccine has been widely available to combat the transmission and development of pertussis — also known as whooping cough. Yet, despite the availability of this immunization, rates of this bacterial infection have been increasing since the 1990s.

Measles Exposure at O'Hare Prompts Travel Alert

Individuals who think they have been exposed should check with their health care provider about protection through prior vaccination or the need for ... Illinois Department of Public Health added that measles can cause serious complications such as pneumonia and encephalitis (swelling of the brain).

Rotary seeks grant applicants

Many people are familiar with the more than 30 years Rotary has worked to end polio around the world. This commitment, with the support of St. Simons Island Rotary members as well as the 1.2 million members worldwide, has reduced polio by 99.9 percent. There were only 14 new cases reported in ...

Health Department recommends vaccination as flu cases rise

ENID, Okla. — As the number of flu-related hospitalizations continues to increase, the Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH) advises it is not too late to get the flu shot this season. OSDH reports a total of 22 deaths and more than 1,000 hospitalizations associated with the flu since the season ...

Rising Kashmir News

During the meeting, CMO Dr Wajid Ali Najar gave power point presentation and briefed about preparedness for Intensified Pulse Polio Immunization phase 1st round scheduled on January 28, 2018. He said that as many as 531 vaccination booths would be setup in different parts of the district during the ...

Anti-polio campaign in full swing

RAWALPINDI: The five-day anti-polio campaign, which began in all tehsils and towns of Pindi district entered into its second day on Tuesday. Chief Executive Officer(CEO)Health Dr Muhammad Sohail Ch informed that the immunization campaign was in full swing. Under the drive, he said, over 500,000 ...

Rising Kashmir News

During the meeting, CMO Dr Wajid Ali Najar gave power point presentation and briefed about preparedness for Intensified Pulse Polio Immunization phase 1st round scheduled on January 28, 2018. He said that as many as 531 vaccination booths would be setup in different parts of the district during the ...

6-Year-Old Dies From Rabies After Experimental Treatment, 'Milwaukee Protocol,' Fails

An Indian veterinary clinic employee prepares a rabies vaccination for a Pomeranian dog in Hyderabad on July 6, 2013. NOAH SEELAM/AFP/Getty Images. If it's too late to give an infected person the vaccine, some doctors have tried an experimental treatment called the Milwaukee Protocol. Invented in ...

UAE- DHA to incorporate unified immunisation records

DUBAI, 16th January, 2018 (WAM) -- The Dubai Health Authority, DHA, will create an immunisation record for each individual in Dubai to improve preventative care, said a top health official on the sidelines of the ongoing Dubai Health Forum. Amani Al Jassmi, Director of Information Technology at the ...

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Global Polio Vaccine Market Analysis Report studies latest Polio Vaccine industry trends, development aspects, market gains and Polio Vaccine industry scenario during the forecast period (2018-2023). The fundamental overview of Polio Vaccine industry, key market segments, product description, ...

Hepatitis A confirmed at Taylor Kroger store

More than 700 cases of Hepititis A have been confirmed in Michigan in recent months, with more than 550 people hospitalized and 22 deaths resulting from those cases. The most recent confirmed case was at the Kroger, 7000 Monroe Boulevard in Taylor. It is unclear if it was an employee or a customer ...

Moving towards compulsory vaccination: the Italian experience

Vaccine hesitancy is a phenomenon that has increased widely in the last few years, in the Europe and in the USA, giving its consequences on vaccine coverage rat.

Delaying Rotavirus Vaccination Until Discharge Leads to Missed Opportunities

Typically, the vaccine-type strains were reported after the first RV5 dose and within 7 days of vaccination. According to the study authors, the lack of detection of vaccine-type strains in stool samples from unvaccinated children may be attributed to hospital infection control measures. The safety of the RV5 ...

We Need a Universal Flu Vaccine before the Next Pandemic Strikes

This year the world will mark the 100th anniversary of one of the most devastating infectious disease events in recorded history: the 1918 influenza pandemic, which caused an estimated 50 million to 100 million deaths worldwide. There were several reasons for the awful toll. First, most people likely had ...

GDOE students to get free HPV vaccines to help prevent cancer

VACCINE: Department of Public Health and Social Services' Immunization Program Supervisor Annette Aguon talks about vaccinations at a press conference Tuesday, Jan. 16, at the Pacific Star Resort & Spa. Joining Aguon on the panel, from left, are Sen. Dennis Rodriguez Jr., Guam Cancer Care ...

Sanofi to pay back Philippines after Dengue vaccine problems

A Sanofi spokesperson said in a statement: “Due to the specific context in the Philippines, Sanofi Pasteur has agreed to the Philippine Department of Health's request for reimbursement of doses of Dengvaxia that were not used by the government in the public vaccination programme.” “Our decision to ...

GeoVax Publishes Ebola Vaccine Study Results in Nature's Scientific Reports OTC Markets:GOVX

GeoVax's Ebola vaccine (GEO-EM01) is based on the Company's novel Modified Vaccinia Ankara (MVA) Virus-Like Particle (VLP) platform, which generates noninfectious VLPs in the individual being vaccinated. VLPs mimic a natural infection, triggering the body to produce a robust and durable ...

GeoVax Publishes Ebola Vaccine Study Results in Nature's Scientific Reports

ATLANTA, GA, Jan. 16, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- GeoVax Labs, Inc. (OTCQB: GOVX), a biotechnology company developing human vaccines, today announced publication of its manuscript entitled “A Single-Dose of Modified Vaccinia Ankara Expressing Ebola Virus Like Particles Protects ...

GeoVax Publishes Ebola Vaccine Study Results in Nature's Scientific Reports

ATLANTA, GA, Jan. 16, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- GeoVax Labs, Inc. (OTCQB:GOVX), a biotechnology company developing human vaccines, today announced publication of its manuscript entitled "A Single-Dose of Modified Vaccinia Ankara Expressing Ebola Virus Like Particles Protects ...

Sign Up Now for Meningitis B Vaccination Clinic, Tuesday, Jan. 23, 10-11:30 am, Schacht Center ...

A meningitis B vaccine clinic will be held at the Schacht Center for Health and Wellness. You may sign up at https://www.timecenter.com/smithcollegehealth. Students with the college insurance are covered; other students will be billed and need to submit the claim form to their insurance company to see ...

2018 Flu Season is a Doozy

The Director of the National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases of Influenza Division and the Captain of US Public Health Service continues, “There's lots of flu in lots of places.” First of all, the season started earlier than usual, which is definitely not a good sign. Furthermore, at least half of ...

The Public's Health: Friend's death prompts renewed push for flu shots

News from Wyoming on Jan. 4 that one of my best high school girlfriends was in critical condition from influenza got me out of my chair at work and sent me down the Health Department hallway to get my flu shot. Hypocrisy comes in many forms, I told myself, as I walked toward our immunization room.

The President of India delivers Convocation Address at the 45th Convocation of AIIMS; Appreciates ...

Speaking at the function, Shri Nadda said that in order to protect each and every child in the country from vaccine preventable diseases, the government has launched Mission Indradhanush special immunization drives in 2014, to fully immunize all children and pregnant women across the country.

Why the Deadly 2018 Flu Season Could Get Even Worse

The influenza virus that's sickened millions of Americans is already the most widespread outbreak since public health authorities began keeping track more ... Most flu vaccines are made using eggs, which are less hospitable to growing the H3N2 strain and thus less likely to develop an effective vaccine.

The Latest Illegal Business in the UK is Dog Smuggling

Investigators discovered veterinarians in Lithuania selling sedatives to drug dogs being brought illegally into the U.K., and vets in Poland and Lithuania offering to falsify passports and rabies vaccination records for underage dogs. Dogs Trust and other charities have warned that in addition to the very ...

Prez Kovind applauds Health Ministry for 'Mission Indradhanush'

India President Ram Nath Kovind today praised the Health and Family Welfare Ministry's 'Mission Indradhanush' saying: “it is fulfilling the immunisation gap and protecting all children against the disease. Prime Minister Narendra Modi had announced the upgraded version of the Mission 'Intensified ...

Batavia Biosciences joins international consortium developing polio vaccines

A project to develop safer, novel oral poliovirus vaccines has recruited a new partner, the privately-held Dutch firm Batavia Biosciences. Funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the project is coordinated by PATH, a non-profit focused on developing health innovations to tackle public health ...

North America Pneumococcal Vaccine Market Forecast 2018-2023: Sanofipasteur, GSK, Pfizer and ...

The all-inclusive study of “North America Pneumococcal Vaccine Market” divides the Pneumococcal Vaccine industry according to key vendors, types and applications over forecast period. It features major facet of Pneumococcal Vaccine industry such as market profit, top leading players, product ...

Residents seek vaccines amid Hepatitis scare

The Southeastern Utah Health Department serving Carbon, Emery and Grand counties reported vaccinating about 100 people against the Hepatitis A virus over three days last week. No recent cases of the viral infection have been reported in the area. State officials, however, warned Utahns last week ...

Eastern Newfoundland seeing rise in parotitis, mumps cases: health agency

ST. JOHN'S, N.L. -- Health officials in eastern Newfoundland are cautioning people about an apparent rise in the number of mumps cases. Eastern Health says that since December, there have been 19 reported cases of parotitis, which involves swollen parotid or salivary glands and can be caused by ...

How to spot measles symptoms and identify the rash in children

She said it should serve as an important reminder for parents to take the offer of an MMR vaccination for their children aged one, and as a pre-school booster aged three. She added: 'We'd also encourage people to ensure they are up to date with their MMR vaccine before travelling to countries with ...

Pakistan Launches Anti-Polio Drive

LAHORE, Pakistan (AP) -- A Pakistani health official says a special anti-polio drive has been launched in the country's eastern Punjab province. Imran Nazir says the week-long campaign was launched on Monday amid tight security. He says thousands of workers are taking part in the drive by going ...

City orders steps for Willmar dog owner to reclaim pet, avoid animal being euthanized

To reclaim the dog, the owner was ordered by the City Council to show proof the dog has completed a rabies vaccination, to obtain a city animal license and to have the animal neutered, which it is hoped will decrease his aggressive tendency and wandering. The owner has 30 days from Jan.

Raccoon tests positive in Angola attack

In Angola, King's regimen of rabies vaccination shots continues Wednesday, Jan. 17 – she had a dozen the day of the attack and another Jan. 13. She said her final shot is scheduled for Jan. 24. King said she credits her husband, with his Marines-honed preparedness, for stopping the raccoon as ...

Girls with autism need help honing social skills in realistic settings

The network grew out of her participation in Girls Night Out, a social skills and self-care program at the University of Kansas Medical Center in Kansas City designed specifically to help girls with autism. The program has been a gateway for Brettell, since the age of 14, to build her own friendships and ...

Florida boy dies of rabies after touching a sick bat

Florida boy dies of rabies after touching a sick bat ... A six-year-old boy has died from rabies he contracted after being scratched by an infected bat. ... The Milwaukee protocol (MP) is a procedure to prevent death after the onset of rabies symptoms as a back up if the vaccination is not given in time.

Dubai Health Authority to Have Unified Immunization Records

Amani Al Jassmi, director of Information Technology at the DHA, said: “The initiative is known as HASANA and it will provide access to unified immunization records at any facility and will ensure availability of relevant data. It also enables the DHA to lay the foundation for the Population ...

DHA to have unified immunization records

The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) will create a unique immunization record for each individual in Dubai to improve preventative care, said a top ... director of Information Technology at the DHA, said: “The initiative is known as HASANA and it will provide access to unified immunization records at any ...

Ghana to train Sierra Leonean nurses

The training forms part of MSF's strategy to develop the required level of Human Resources for a proposed 160 bed Paediatric and Obstetric Hospital in Kenema, Sierra Leone, which was hard hit during the Ebola outbreak. A statement issued in Accra by the Registrar, Nursing and Midwifery Council and ...

Dutch Biotech Joins International Effort to Eradicate Polio

Batavia Biosciences joins an international consortium to develop and manufacture a safer type of polio vaccine. Their ultimate goal is to eradicate the disease. Based in Leiden, the Netherlands, Batavia Biosciences specializes in the development and production of viruses and proteins. Its expertise has ...

Available medical seats highly inadequate for students: Prez

"Our innovative medical scientists have even developed new vaccines. Even so, our own immunisation record remains below the desirable levels," he said. Many of our children, the president said, particularly in the far-flung and difficult-to-access areas, did not get the full course of immunisation.

Available medical seats highly inadequate for students: Prez

Kovind expressed some of his other concerns like ensuring full immunisation to the children across the country. "Despite the progress we have made, gaps remain. For example, Indian companies are among the world's biggest manufacturers of vaccines. These vaccines are supplied across the globe.

Sanofi agrees to take back unused Dengvaxia vaccines, pay back gov't

The Dengvaxia immunization program was not only confined to schools, but also a community-based immunization,” he said. In November 2017, Sanofi Pasteur admitted that the anti-dengue vaccine may increase the risk of severe dengue in those who had no prior dengue infections. Dengvaxia is a live ...

Pakistan launches new anti-polio drive in Punjab province

A Pakistani health official says a special anti-polio drive has been launched in the country's eastern Punjab province. Imran Nazir says the week-long campaign was launched on Monday amid tight security. He says thousands of workers are taking part in the drive by going house-to-house to vaccinate ...

After a Debacle, How California Became a Role Model on Measles

Some students were admitted “conditionally” — that is, not fully vaccinated but planning to be soon. Other students had a formal “personal belief exemption.” That is, for religious or other reasons — often misplaced fears of vaccine injury — the parents could choose not to vaccinate their children at all.

Measles outbreak spreads across Britain with over 100 confirmed cases

Parents are now being warned to check their child's MMR vaccinations, as Public Health England says those who have recently travelled to Romania, Italy and Germany are particularly at risk. Dr Mary Ramsay, head of immunisation at PHE, said 122 cases had been confirmed nationwide, adding: 'The ...

Pakistan launches new anti-polio drive in Punjab province

A health worker gives a polio vaccine to a child in Lahore, Pakistan, Tuesday The Associated Press. A health worker gives a polio vaccine to a child in Lahore, Pakistan, Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018. Pakistani authorities launched an anti-polio campaign in Punjab province as polio remains endemic in ...

Bill Gates to Aid Pakistan's Health Sector

Bill Gates appreciated the leadership of Shahid Khaqan Abbasi—the Prime Minister for giving special and personal attention to the polio eradication campaign and ... He also lauded the role being played by the NHS in eradicating the polio and for introducing the significant reforms in the health division.

Dynavax Makes Its Case To Investors

The presentation was focused principally on the company's progress in the commercialization of Heplisav-B, its hepatitis B vaccine that won FDA approval in November 2017. Gray was able to report significant progress and an aggressive timeline for achieving revenue inflection. The presentation also ...

Google invests in UK vaccine pioneer Vaccitech

A phase 2 study combining the vaccine platform with a checkpoint inhibitor will begin in metastatic prostate disease in early 2018. Meanwhile, a prophylactic vaccine for Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) is commencing phase 1 studies, a Human Papillomavirus (HPV) therapeutic, a Hepatitis B ...

Time to license your dogs and cats

If your pet has an up-to-date rabies vaccination currently on file with the Town Clerk, renewal of the pet license can be accomplished in fewer than 2 minutes by renewing and paying online. The convenience fee for a $12 pet license is just $1.22 more. First time licenses for new pets must be by paper ...

Batavia Biosciences Teams Up with International Consortium to Support Polio Eradication

With a 99% reduction in polio cases worldwide since 1988, the global eradication of polio is now in sight. In support of the polio eradication initiative, novel oral polio vaccine (nOPV) candidates are being developed that are intended to reduce the risk from rare cases of vaccine-associated disease.

Measles outbreak MAPPED: Contagious virus spreads across UK - Is your town affected?

The MMR vaccine could prevent infection. If you become infected with measles, the best thing to do is to stay away from work or school for at least four days after the rash first develops. Try to avoid contact with people who are most at risk of catching the virus, including young children and pregnant ...

Batavia Biosciences Teams Up with International Consortium to Support Polio Eradication

Batavia Biosciences announces its partnership with an international consortium coordinated by PATH aiming to develop and manufacture safer novel oral poliovirus vaccines (nOPV). The project, funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, has the potential to bolster efforts to sustain a polio-free ...

NEW Spike in Mumps in Easter NL

An increased number of cases of mumps are being reported in the Eastern Health region and officials are asking people who may have symptoms to exercise good infection prevention practices and stay home for at least five days after the onset of swelling. Mumps can result in the classic painful ...

Natural and unnatural peptides team up to target Ebola

To use the platform against Ebola the team engineered a vesicular stomatitis virus pseudotyped with the glycoprotein from the Zaire strain of Ebola (rVSV–zEBOV). This concept maintained the glycoprotein's tertiary structure but meant the researchers didn't need the maximum biosafety facilities required ...

Hontiveros to Sanofi: 'Reimbursement is not enough'

Even pending the result of the evaluation by medical experts on whether or not the deaths were caused by Dengvaxia, it is clear that Sanofi, of its own admission, is guilty of implementing an immunization program that could do more harm than good to our children,” Hontiveros said. Hontiveros said the ...

Measles outbreak spreading across England, warn health officials

With more than 100 cases confirmed, Public Health England warn that the UK could be on the verge of an outbreak due to a rise in cases across Europe. People who have recently visited Romania, Italy and Germany and have not been fully immunised against measles via the MMR vaccine may be most ...

Reminders on child jabs

SUNRAYSIA parents returning from summer holidays are being urged to ensure their children are fully immunised before they return to childcare and school. The Victorian Government's No Jab, No Play law requires all children enrolling in early childhood and care services to be up to date with ...

Measles epidemic warning: Deadly infection strikes more than 100 people across five regions as ...

In 1995 the gastroenterologist Andrew Wakefield published a study in The Lancet showing children who had been vaccinated against MMR were more likely to have bowel disease and autism. He speculated that being injected with a 'dead' form of the measles virus via vaccination causes disruption to ...

Texas Rabies Control Flights Resume

The Texas Department of State Health Services announced that 2018 flights of its Oral Rabies Vaccination Program would resume on Jan. 10. An annual effort to control rabies in the state since 1995, these aircraft flights drop packets of rabies vaccine over wild areas of the state to vaccinate wildlife and ...

Texas Rabies Control Flights Resume

The program will distribute about 1 million doses of vaccine this year during approximately two weeks, depending on weather and other conditions. Jan 16, 2018. The Texas Department of State Health Services announced that 2018 flights of its Oral Rabies Vaccination Program would resume on Jan.

Google venture unit supports UK flu vaccine firm Vaccitech

Vaccitech CEO Tom Evans said: “When you look at the 250 million people chronically infected with hepatitis B globally, or the number of people killed by the flu each year, it becomes clear just how much potential impact Vaccitech's portfolio of vaccine products could have on the world. “You add Oxford ...

Sierra Leonean nurses, midwives in Ghana for 2-year training

“We are all aware that Sierra Leone has undergone health crisis as a result of Ebola. It is my hope that after the nurses are done with this programme, they will return to Sierra Leone and help rebuild the country's shuttered health service”. Also present at the event were a deputy Foreign Affairs Minister, ...

Schools to offer free vaccinations to help prevent some cancers linked to HPV

This is the result of a newly-launched school-based immunization program focused on cancer prevention and HPV vaccine. Students who are 9 to 17 years old who obtain parental consent will be able to receive the HPV vaccine at their respective schools, specifically from school health counselors and ...

LONDON LETTER: Farewell to eco-warrior extraordinaire.

Some are larger than life, such as Lawrence Anthony; others ordinary people doing extraordinary things such as Gail Gillespie-Fox who risked much to save an orphaned chimpanzee in Ebola-stricken Liberia. But they all have one thing in common. They care. So it is with some sadness that I learned ...

Young Oxford Biotech Raises €22.5M to Develop a Universal Flu Vaccine

The rest of the pipeline includes a cancer vaccine against prostate cancer currently being tested in Phase I trials in combination with a checkpoint inhibitor, as well as vaccines in preclinical testing for Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS), shingles, hepatitis B, and human papillomavirus (HPV).

Club members learn more about Rotary Foundation

“We wouldn't have Bill Gates giving us millions and millions and millions of dollars if we had not been involved in polio and eradicating polio over the years and putting in our own money. Even in little old Elkins, West Virginia, we have done this. “So, we can see that as a Rotarian we have been involved ...

Measles, Mumps and Rubella Virus Vaccine Market Volume Analysis by Key Trends, Share, Type ...

Measles, Mumps and Rubella Virus Vaccine Market Report offers a professional and in-depth study on the current state of the global Measles, Mumps and Rubella Virus Vaccine industry along with competitive landscape, market share and revenue forecasts 2022. This report is a valuable source of ...

Free HPV Vaccines for DOE students

With parental consent, school Nurses at DOE will now be administering the HPV vaccine for free to students and staff ages 9 to 26. Collaborating with Cancer Care and Public Health, the school based immunization program is focused on preventing 6 different types of cancers, including cervical cancer.

Duque welcomes P1.4-B refund for unused Dengvaxia

Health Secretary Francisco Duque III has welcomed Sanofi Pasteur's move to refund the government PHP1.4 billion for the unused doses of the controversial dengue vaccine, Dengvaxia, in the health department's public immunization program. (Photo: Department of Health (Philippines)/Facebook).

COLUMN: Measles outbreaks are reasons why vaccination should increase

The measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccine became available in the United States in 1971. This vaccine, given to infants between the ages of 12 to 15 months and then again between the ages of four to six years, prevents the spread of these diseases. And while the vaccine has reduced the ...

Polio campaign kicks off

Pakistan Polio Eradication Programme National Coordinator Rana Muhammad Safdar said that 38 million children below the age of five will be administered polio drops during the campaign, Radio Pakistan reported. He said that 19.15 million children will be vaccinated in Punjab, 8.7 million in Sindh, ...

Chicago airport issues measles alert days after exposure

“Two doses of measles vaccine are about 97 percent effective in preventing measles,” Dr Jennifer Layden, the chief medical officer for IDPH, said in a statement. “We urge everyone to make sure they and their family members are up-to-date on measles/mumps/rubella (MMR) vaccine and all other ...

#GoodNews: Himachal Health Worker Features in 2018 WHO Calendar

Verma, who hails from Sapnot village of Karsog tehsil, made it to the calendar for completing task of ensuring almost cent percent coverage under measles and rubella programme in her area of operation, Times of India reported. Reportedly, Verma had taken charge of a campaign to immunise children ...

Mexico: 500 years later, scientists discover what killed the Aztecs

The 1545 cocoliztli pestilence in what is today Mexico and part of Guatemala came just two decades after a smallpox epidemic killed an estimated 5-8 million people in the immediate wake of the Spanish arrival. A second outbreak from 1576 to 1578 killed half the remaining population. “In the cities and ...

Odisha government: Three phase Measles-Rubella vaccination from January 29

BHUBANESWAR: After a massive awareness campaign on measles and rubella, two highly contagious viral diseases, the State Government on Monday decided to launch a five-week vaccination programme from January 29 to eradicate the deadly diseases. This was decided at the State-level steering ...

KMC's inaction blamed for rising dog-bite incidents

With dog-bite cases going up, the number of patients taking anti-rabies vaccine is also rising in the city. As per data provided by Sukraraj Tropical and Infectious Disease Hospital, a total of 3,092 people have took the anti-rabies vaccine in November-December last year. The number of people seeking ...

6 cases of mumps confirmed in eastern Newfoundland since December

While most children are vaccinated against measles, mumps and rubella at 12 months and again at 18 months, there has been an increase of mumps ... Eastern Health said that people should check their immunization records and anyone born after 1970 should consider a second dose of vaccine if they ...

Auckland mumps outbreak still going strong

The Auckland-centred mumps outbreak, which has so far caused nearly 90 hospitalisations, could rumble on well into 2018, says the Auckland Regional Public Health Service. As of today, there had been 1095 confirmed and probable mumps cases in Auckland since the beginning of last year, the ...

Diphtheria Vaccine Efforts Undermined by Islamic Alternative Medicine Campaigners

The controversy surrounding vaccines dates back to 2010 when the Indonesia Ulema Council (MUI) declared meningitis vaccines to be haram. Indonesia has been hit by a diphtheria outbreak that's infected hundreds and killed 44 people to date. Around five new cases of diphtheria are being reported ...

Checking awareness on immunisation

The Medi IQ 2018 will be held for students from class VIII to Class X. The topics covered are immunisation, public health, vaccine-preventable diseases and general knowledge.The quiz is being held by the Amrithakiranam team formed by the KGMOA to promote awareness on immunisation. The quiz ...

3 phase Measles-Rubella vaccination from Jan 29

Under the immunisation programme, children between 9 months and 15 years will be administered measles-rubella (MR) vaccine across the State in three phases, said Secretary, Health and Family Welfare, Pramod Meherda. The MR vaccination will be launched for the first time in a mission mode for ...

Five-day anti-polio drive kicks off

GUJRANWALA-At least 0.8 million underage children would be vaccinated during the five-day anti-polio campaign kicked off on Monday. Deputy Commissioner Sohail Sultan inaugurated the campaign by administering anti-polio vaccine to children under the age of five . According to District Health ...

500 years later, scientists think they've solved germ mystery that nearly wiped out Mexican population

On Monday, scientists swept aside smallpox, measles, mumps, and influenza as likely suspects, fingering a typhoid-like “enteric fever” for which they found DNA evidence on the teeth of long-dead victims. “The 1545-50 cocoliztli was one of many epidemics to affect Mexico after the arrival of Europeans, ...

January is Cervical Cancer Awareness Month

The human papilloma virus vaccination can help prevent up to 90 percent of cervical cancer cases and deaths. The ACS recommends HPV vaccination for girls and boys beginning at ages 11 or 12 when it's most effective. The HPV vaccine provides protection from the virus that can cause seven different ...

Disabled Boone Co. vet asks for help finding stolen service dog

He was wearing a camouflage collar with a blue i.d. tag and a rabies vaccination tag. Gunner also has a microchip identification implant. If you have any information about Gunner, please call the Vallandingham's at (859) 905-8255 or (859) 250-1615. You can also call the Boone County Sheriff's office or ...

More than saving lives: Here's why the government should consider providing universal HPV ...

“But a majority of these cases could have been prevented if they had received HPV shots before they were sexually active,” Mak highlighted, as he was urging Professor Sophia Chan, Secretary for Food and Health, to consider adding HPV vaccine to the government's regular vaccination programme.

Yellow Fever: PAHO urges member states to remain vigilant

Mosquito The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO)/World Health Organization (WHO) in its recent epidemiological report about yellow fever in the Americas, encourages Member States to continue efforts to immunize the at-risk populations and take the necessary actions to keep travelers ...

First-polio immunisation drive of 2018 launched across Sindh

KARACHI: The first-polio campaign of 2018 has been launched in all districts of Sindh province, except Karachi on Monday, where approximately 6.3 million children would be administrated anti-polio drops. However, the first polio drive in Karachi will begin from January 22, continue till 26 January 2018 ...

Journalist Who Went Missing Suffered 'Adverse Reaction' to Prescription Medication

Courtney Roland, the sports journalist who went missing on Jan. 6, has been released from the hospital, and now claims that her weekend-long disappearance was “an adverse reaction to prescription medication.” Roland made headlines in early January when she went off the radar for nearly 48 hours.

First in-hospital Family Immunization Clinic in Canada opens at BC Children's Hospital

Publicly-funded immunizations will now be easier accessed as the centre has introduced the first in-hospital Family Immunization Clinic. “We are proud to be the first in Canada to offer such an important service to patients and families who come through our doors every day,” said Susan Wannamaker, ...

Officials: Possible measles exposure reported at O'Hare International Airport

CHICAGO — Anyone who visited O'Hare International Airport on Wednesday morning or afternoon and who has not had a measles vaccination may need to be tested after a passenger with a confirmed case of the highly contagious disease landed and boarded another flight, Illinois health officials said.

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