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Daily News 2012-05-12

Study: Pneumonia Leading Cause of Death Among Children Under The Age of 5

Among the causes of death that decreased globally, uncommon causes such as tetanus, measles and AIDS dropped at an annual rate sufficient to attain Millennium Development Goal number 4, and in Africa, malaria experienced a similar reduction.
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Scientists to create virus to fight polio

By Syed Akbar A group of scientists from the city now plans to develop a virus that is partly alive and partly dead in an attempt to wipe polio off the country's map. The city-based Ella Foundation, which bagged a grant of $1 lakh from the Bill and ...
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Four Preventable Diseases G8 Leaders Should Keep in Mind

During my work at the World Health Organization (WHO), I witnessed first-hand how hardworking researchers, scientists and public health physicians in laboratories and in the field collaborated with governments to develop vaccines and deliver them to ...
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Budget Cuts Hurt Washington State's Response to Whooping Cough Outbreak

Although no deaths have been reported so far this year, the state has declared an epidemic and public health officials say the numbers are staggering: 1284 cases through early May, the most in at least three decades and 10 times last year's total at ...
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Hepatitis A alert issued for patrons of an Evansville restaurant

According to health officials, persons who ate or drank at the Lone Star from April 20-April 26 could also get Hepatitis A, but should not receive vaccine because it is not effective for exposure past 14 days. Those people should seek medical care if ...
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Tahoe Today: A near-death experience

Why, I was only 8 years old and I remember having a high fever from the chicken pox. I fell into a deep sleep and the next thing I knew I saw a very bright light; I called it the light of knowledge. I recall I was trying to reach the light and yet ...
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Whooping cough epidemic | Mary C. Selecky

By MARY SELECKY Governor Chris Gregoire has announced an emergency action to slow the spread of whooping cough (pertussis) in the state. Just a month ago, I declared that whooping cough had reached epidemic levels in Washington. If the pace continues, ...
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Pertussis case total increases

The Flathead City-County Health Department said Friday there now are 13 confirmed cases of whooping cough (pertussis) in the county, with more potential cases pending lab confirmation. An additional ill elderly adult in the household of a confirmed ...
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Worldwide Child Mortality Rate Plummets; Most Deaths Preventable

Despite increased birth rates, the overall number of children who died before their fifth birthday decreased from about 9.6 million in 2000 to 7.6 million in 2010, mainly caused by decreasing pneumonia, measles, and diarrhea rates.
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Nanaimo seniors get their influenza shots

Other than hand-washing and avoiding contact with sick people, immunization is one of the single-best tools in controlling the spread of the virus that causes influenza. The H1N1 flu virus spread rapidly in 2009, until ample stocks of vaccine were ...
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Health Matters: Pneumonia vaccine

It's something he may have avoided with a single shot. While we've all heard of the flu shot, not nearly as many people get the vaccine to protect themselves from pneumonia. "A highly contagious disease that can cause hospitalizations and death," says ...
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Novavax begins enrollment in phase I trial of A/H5N1 influenza vaccine candidate

Novavax, Inc., a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company, has begun enrollment in a second phase I clinical trial of its monovalent virus-like particle (VLP) vaccine candidate to prevent potential pandemic disease due to A/H5N1 avian influenza viruses ...
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Pertussis Numbers Climb In Flathead County

By Rebecca Vogt KALISPELL, Mont. -- The number of whooping cough cases in the Flathead continues to rise. The county health department says five more cases are confirmed, bringing the total to 13. Four of the recent cases come from middle school ...
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Pertussis vaccine given out in Walla Walla

Pertussis or whooping cough is a highly contagious bacterial infection causing a severe cough. It's most dangerous for children and the elderly, but how do you know if you have it?"Bottom line the difference is the testing ability.
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thimerosal in ivig? - ACN Forums

We have been fighting PANDAS for a couple of years now and have been receiving ivig for this past school year. I am very careful about what we give ...

Parents call for NHS changes following Maltby baby's death

Lewis died on 2nd April - just days after his first birthday - after suffering streptococcal pneumonia which he developed after having chickenpox. He was sent home from an NHS walk-in centre once and Rotherham Hospital twice in the three days prior to ...
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The Robert Scott Bell Show a Mike Adams Stops Out-of-Control ...

First up, Mark Blaxill is the father of a daughter diagnosed with autism, Chairman and co-founder of the Canary Party, editor at large for Age of Autism, a director ...

Dan Olmsted: The Amish All Over Again

In the United States, the third National Health and Nutrition Examination .... the families who filed in the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program.

Fred Hutch researcher reflects on the impact of major vaccine ...

The story behind the HPV vaccine reminds me a little of the Center's landmark research in developing bone marrow transplantation. That treatment was first used to treat leukemia patients, but over time it has been used as the basis to treat ...
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Avoiding infections may prevent you from getting cancer

Also, living in a developing country or with someone who has H. pylori puts one at risk for getting it. Hepatitis B is an infection that attacks the liver. It can be prevented through vaccination. However, it can cause abdominal pain, dark urine, ...
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Meningitis vaccine is still on the shelf

In May 2009, the government's advisory board on immunisation recommended the vaccine against the pneumococcal bacteria should be made available for free on the national health service. Back then the government said it was considering introducing the ...
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Update: Incoming freshmen urged to get meningitis vaccine

Health officials are urging college freshmen to get a meningitis vaccine and are still looking for those who came in close contact with the Central Michigan University student who died of meningitis. CMU freshman and Livonia native Nicholas Collins ...
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CMU students on alert after meningitis death

By Tammy Stables Battaglia Nicholas Collins, a 19-year-old Central Michigan University freshman from Livonia who tested positive for bacterial meningitis, died Thursday night after he was hospitalized. Collins died at St. Mary Mercy Livonia Hospital, ...
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Bonnie Holland shares life's story with rotary

Holland continues to write and create works of art even though she has been “grounded” by post-polio syndrome. “Rotary was a little too late for me,” she told the Rotarians, alluding to Rotary's contribution to the Global Polio Eradication Initiative.
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Immunisation may link to future welfare payments

The Social Development Minister says immunisations are considered important. Paul Bennett says the Government is now discussing at what point the social obligation to immunise should be part of a requirement to get a benefit.
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Benefits may be linked to kids' jabs

By Isaac Davison and Kate Shuttleworth Social Development Minister Paula Bennett told the Herald: "We see immunisations as important so when you're looking at those kinds of things, you question at what point should a social obligation be part of a ...
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Seniors need vaccines other than flu shot

For example, many got the chickenpox vaccination as a child, but chickenpox and shingles are caused by the same virus and shingles is more common among people age 60 and older. "If you're over 60, you may need a shingles vaccination," Kroger advised.
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Creative Kids Learning Center honored for pertussis vaccination efforts

Moran was given an award from Kittitas County Public Health for her efforts in pertussis prevention. (Brian Myrick / Daily Record) The DTaP vaccine protects against diphtheria, tetanus, and pertussis. Kids younger than 7 get DTaP.
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Three children die of measles in Marchawar

BUTWAL: Measles epidemic has claimed the life of three children in one village of Marchawar in the southern part of Rupandehi district. The children died from Monday to Wednesday from measles in Ganeshpur village of Karauta VDC-3 in the area.
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CMU student dies of suspected meningitis

MOUNT PLEASANT -- A Central Michigan University student diagnosed with meningitis has died. According to a news release from the school, Nicholas Collins tested positive for meningococcal meningitis. Officials at CMU are now treating students with ...
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CMU student dies of bacterial meningitis

Central Michigan University student Nicholas Collins died Thursday after previously testing positive for meningococcal meningitis, the university confirmed today. The Livonia native, 19, had wrapped up his freshman year at CMU and moved out of Trout ...
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Vaccine offered for those possibly exposed to Hepatitis A

More >> A vaccination clinic is underway right now for people who may have been exposed to Hepatitis A at an Evansville restaurant. This clinic opened up at 1:00 pm Friday. The Health Department tells 14 News they saw about 50 people just in the first ...
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Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation recalls vaccine batch after baby dies

MUMBAI: Civic officials are scrambling for answers after three-month-old Megha Devkari died on Thursday, hours after she was administered an oral polio vaccine and two injections for Hepatitis-B and DTP. The BMC conducted a health check on the eight ...
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More expert answers to viewers' whooping cough questions

The second group was answered by experts at Seattle-King County Public Health. I'm over 65 and had "whooping cough" as a child but no booster since. Where am I on the risk chart? There is no real good way to assess where you are on risk chart.
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China's offer for collaboration awaits response

The Chinese offer for assistance in the area of polio eradication is still awaiting a response from the government due to ambiguity in the roles of different departments after the passage of the 18th Constitutional Amendment.
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Lack of funds may stall efforts to control polio

Even though India's success in achieving polio-free status for one year is remarkable, the global efforts are falling short due to lack of funds. Soon polio will be declared a public health emergency. The global polio eradication initiative – an ...
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Six confirmed "whooping cough" cases in Yellowstone County

RiverStone Health has recently received reports of six confirmed cases of pertussis, or "whooping cough," in Yellowstone County. In order to prevent the spread of pertussis, RiverStone Health officials do a thorough investigation of each case to ...
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Looking back: May 14

By AP 1796: English physician Edward Jenner inoculated 8-year-old James Phipps against smallpox by using cowpox matter. 1900: The Olympic games opened in Paris, held as part of the 1900 World's Fair. 1912: The first movie inspired by the Titanic ...
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Vermont Receives High Scores for Public Health Preparedness

by Press Release | May 11, 2012 BURLINGTON – The Vermont Department of Health received a score of 97 out of 100 from the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for its level of preparedness to receive and dispense medications and ...
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Revised Recommendations for Vaccines Are Being Phased In, CDC Report Says

Category A recommendations will include vaccinations considered necessary for all people of a certain age or those who are at an increased risk for contracting a vaccine-preventable disease. Category B recommendations will provide guidance to ...
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Polio survivor finds more than just a service dog

In 1953, Joan Eslick was 2 years old, and was diagnosed with Polio. That was two years before the vaccine became available, preventing crippling and deterioration of the muscles. The syndrome peaked in North Carolina in 1952.
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Vaccine preservative still safe — in Africa, Asia, and here

In 1999, the FDA, the CDC and the American Academy of Pediatrics called for thimerosal to be removed from all vaccines sold in the US “out of precaution.” This decision was based on an analysis indicating that, within the first year of life, ...
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Medicago Announces 2012 First Quarter Financial Results

... trial for a one-dose H5N1 VLP vaccine, the completion of the remaining two DARPA milestones, continued development of a quadrivalent seasonal flu vaccine, as well as pursuing our efforts to execute additional contracts for our VLP technology.
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Vaccination Campaign Addresses Need for Life-Saving Inoculations ...

“I understand their concern,” said Paul Offit, a University of Pennsylviania professor and pediatrician who specializes in infectious diseases and ...

Local organizations assist with kindergarten roundup

After registering for Ayaprun and Migelnguut Elitnaurviat (ME) the night before parents were able to bring their children to the Bethel Public Health Center where local providers were on hand for free medical screenings and immunizations.
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Flu Vaccines Safe During Pregnancy

"It did not reveal any concerning or unusual clinical patterns among pregnant women or their infants," said lead investigator Karen Broder, MD, medical officer at the Immunization Safety Office, US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), ...
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HPV vaccine given as early as age 9 | Tween Us

The HPV vaccine is loaded with controversy, for some because they oppose vaccines as a whole, and this vaccine in particular because HPV is sexually ...

Cuts spark risk to immunisation

IMMUNISATION coverage rates in the Gympie region and throughout Australia could be at risk after a GP incentive payment was scrapped in this week's Federal Budget. The Australian General Practice Network says the Federal Government's decision to scrap ...
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Washington state enlists federal help to fight pertussis outbreak

Investigators from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention were recently dispatched to Washington state to help determine what has caused a growing pertussis, or whooping cough, outbreak. The state has confirmed more than 1000 cases of the ...
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Swine flu vaccine may fight many strains, study says

A team of scientists led by researchers from the University of British Columbia have found that swine flu vaccine triggers antibodies that protect against many flu viruses, including the lethal bird-flu strain. The results support the idea that there ...
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Reminder Stamp Boosts HPV Vaccination

In this study, use of a red reminder stamp in the chart significantly increased the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination rate in one clinical practice as well as documentation that the physician counseled the patient about the vaccine.
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Student, 19, dies after positive meningitis test

(AP) — A hospital says a 19-year-old Central Michigan University student from suburban Detroit who tested positive for bacterial meningitis has died. St. Mary Mercy Livonia hospital in Livonia said Nicholas Collins died Thursday.
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BREAKING NEWS: CMU student diagnoised with meningitis dies

Central Michigan University student diagnoised with meningitis has died. That information is new into our newsroom. Sources suspect meningitis is the cause of death for Nicholas Collins. CMU said in a news release Wednesday that a student tested ...
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