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Daily News 2013-03-19

Vaccine Law Threatens Parental Rights for ‘the Greater Good’

Baby Dies after Routine Vaccination for Hep B, Polio, and DPT

Parents want the truth about the flu vaccine, Professor Phillips. by Hilary Butler

Test of anthrax vaccine in children gets tentative OK -
A presidential ethics panel has opened the door to testing an anthrax vaccine on children as young as infants, bringing an angry response from critics who say the children would be guinea pigs in a study that would never help them and might harm them.

Panel: Thumbs down on anthrax vaccine test in kids

Panel urges limited tests of anthrax vaccine in kids

Peer health advisors increased awareness of HPV vaccine

Soligenix Announces Significant Progress With ThermoVax™ Towards The Development Of Heat Stable Vaccines

Arbovax completes pre-clinicals for dengue fever vaccine

Soligenix Announces Significant Progress With ThermoVax™ Towards The Development Of Heat Stable Vaccines

Measles Exposures Prompt State to Urge Residents to Get Up-to-Date on Vaccinations

Fever Plus Mitochondrial Disease Could Be Risk Factors for Autistic Regression - "In 4 of the 12 (33%; or 4/28 = 14% of all the cases of ASD and mitochondrial disease), the fever occurred after routine vaccination."

The Medill Justice Project Probes Expert Witnesses in 'Shaken-Baby' Murder Conviction

County to charge for two common vaccines

NEWS SCAN: TB funding plea, Navy ship pandemic outbreak, ground beef outbreak called over

Bioethics panel sets bar high for medical countermeasure studies in kids

WHO updates guidance on novel coronavirus surveillance

Taxpayer Funds, A Pfizer Drug And Big Profits by Ed Silverman - Pharmalot

NIGERIA: Lagos govt partners Hypo Bleach on immunisation

Polio immunisationIn a bid to promote the health and wellbeing of the Nigerian Child, MultiPro Enterprises Limited, makers of Hypo Super Bleach has partnered with the Lagos State Ministry of Health in the just – concluded Polio Immunization Plus Days ...
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Despite evidence parents fears of HPV vaccine grow Vitals

More parents of teen girls not fully vaccinated against human papillomavirus (HPV) are intending to forgo the shots altogether - a trend driven by vaccine ...

Fungal Meningitis Outbreak: FDA Warns of Mold in Another Compounding ...

A specialty steroid drug made by a Massachusetts compounding pharmacy has killed 50 people and injured nearly 1,000 nationwide since the tainted drug was discovered in September 2012. Just yesterdy, the FDA warned doctors and hospitals about ...
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Legal Examiner

measles outbreak continues

THE NUMBER OF people who have fallen victim to a measles outbreak in the North-East has risen by 30 in a week. Figures released today (Tuesday March 19) show 164 confirmed cases and 158 suspected cases of measles have been reported in the ...
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Measles travels

The study on the transmission of measles on aeroplanes has raised new questions about whether health authorities should bother continuing to attempt to contact by telephone those seated close to a passenger who later discovered he or she had measles.
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Sydney Morning Herald

District to hold immunization clinics for sixth-grade students

Since Wyoming's immunization law requires all students entering seventh grade to receive a tetanus vaccine, Laramie County School District 1 and Cheyenne-Laramie County Health Department nurses are sponsoring immunization clinics for sixth-grade ...
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Loyola University: Several students sickened with suspected mumps cases

Since mid-February, the University has learned of 12 suspected cases of mumps, several of which are not yet confirmed, among its undergraduate student population, including several diagnosed over Spring Break. Undergraduate students and their parents ...
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WBAL Baltimore

Students Warned After Mumps Outbreak At U of R

HENRICO, VA—The University of Richmond is warning students after multiple cases of mumps have been diagnosed on campus. Multiple laboratory-confirmed cases of mumps among University of Richmond students have been identified by the Henrico ...
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U of R warns of mumps outbreak on campus

Virginia Health Department officials say they have lab-confirmed five to ten cases of mumps. Another ten patients showed symptoms which may be resulting from the virus. University officials say they wasted no time in warning everyone on and off campus.
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Jonglei Launches Polio Eradication Campaign

The State Governor Kuol Manyang Juuk launched the campaign in Bor. [Jacob Achiek Jok]The Health and Environment Minister Jehan Mechak Deng said that polio eradication campaign will improve the general sanitation and promote public health.
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Adult survivor of infancy polio to speak

Author Linda L. Christianson is scheduled will speak about her experience with lifelong polio at Barnes & Noble at Apache Mall Saturday (U.S. 52 south and U.S. 14 east in Rochester). She will also sign copies of her book "All the Steps I Have Taken." ...
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Worried Parents Balk At HPV Vaccine For Daughters Shots Health ...

Parents frequently fret about risks to their daughters from vaccination against ... So the education efforts have to be more to the general public than just ...…/worried-parents-balk-at-hpv-vaccine-for-dau...

Immunization Updates 2013 - Mass.Gov

Date. Location. The MDPH Immunization Program is pleased to announce the. Immunization Updates 2013. Conference Topics will include: • VFC Compliance ...…/imm-updates-postcard.pdf

Health Study Shows HPV Vaccine Rates Not Climbing as Expected ...

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa - Despite a national push, fewer teens than expected are getting vaccinations that prevent a type of cancer transmitted through sexual ...…/Health-Study-Shows-HPV-Vaccine-Rates-N...

More parents say 'no' to HPV vaccine, despite benefits | ...

Emily Rosuck, 14, is going to get the HPV vaccine. But at first, it was hard to convince her mother that she and her three siblings needed it.…/More-Parents-saying-No-to-HPV-Vaccine-1...

Annual flu jab urged for kids

Weeks before the latest edition of the nation's official immunisation handbook is released, an infectious diseases conference has been told children aged under five have the highest flu related hospital admission rates in the country. Other research ...
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Parents' fear keeps teens from getting HPV shots

Concerns about safety and side effects of the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine have increased among parents: 16 percent cited these fears as reasons they did not have their daughters vaccinated in 2010, up from 5 percent in 2008, a new study finds.
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Experts push for flu shots

TODDLERS need a shot to fight the coming flu season and would-be mums would benefit from a booster shot to ward off whooping cough. Immunisation experts are calling for greater protection for kids as part of the official vaccination program, with ...
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Tennessee Action Alert: HB288 Jacob Nunley Act Meningitis Vaccine Mandate

Act", that would require mandatory bacterial meningitis shots for students at public universities and colleges (but not private) in Tennessee. It has already passed the Tennessee Senate and is moving in the House. It is on the agenda for the Government ...
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MN sees first lawsuit tied to meningitis outbreak

The Star Tribune has a report on the lawsuit from a Brooklyn Park woman who was one of 700 people across the country to develop meningitis from fungus-tainted steroids. She's suing Medical Advanced Pain Specialists, which was one of two clinics in ...
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L.A. COUNTY PUBLIC HEALTH - Immunization Program

Department of Public Health Immunization Program 3530 Wilshire Blvd. Suite 700. Los Angeles, CA 90010. Phone: (213) 351-7800. Fax: (213) 351-2780 ...

Measles claim lives of 20 children in 19 days in Sindh: Health dept

According to the department for health in Sindh, 20 children have died as a result of measles in the last 19 days, reported Express News. According to Express News, ten died in Tharparker, four in Tando Mohammad, three in Umer Kot and two in Hyderabad.
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Vaccination theory - can cyber crime be eradicated?

For both biological and computer viruses, if a sufficient number of people have received vaccinations for a given virus, it can effectively wipe the virus out because it has too few connected hosts to infect. According to Lovet and Apvrille's paper ...
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Parents Worry About HPV Shots for Teens - Health News and Views ...

Although experts recommend girls and young women be vaccinated against the virus that causes most cases of cervical cancer, parents seem to be increasingly worried about the vaccine's safety, a new U.S. study shows. Experts say the ...
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Resistance to HPV Vaccines Needs New Solutions -

Parents cite safety concerns in their decisions not to seek out the HPV vaccine, but unspoken factors like convenience may also get in the way.

Gardasil « CBS Denver

Gardasil. Dr. Rachael Herlihy talks with CBS4's Kathy Walsh (credit: CBS) · Health Experts Puzzed As More Parents Are Denying Children HPV Vaccine ...

Gardasil Researcher say's "Don't Do It" by Dr. Pam Popper - YouTube

Please don't subject your kids to this deadly vaccination, it's more deadly than the cancer it ...

Dr. Tom Insel on Autism: "If There Is a True Increase.." IF?

My thoughts on this are supported by the many cases of vaccine injury induced brain damage that the US Government (HRSA) has compensated in the National ...

Dual Cell Approach May Bring Universal Flu Shot

Seasonal epidemics of influenza result in nearly 36,000 deaths annually in the U.S., according to the Centers for Disease Control. Current vaccines against the influenza virus elicit an antibody response specific for proteins on the outside of the ...
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Meningitis: FDA warns compounding pharmacy in S.C.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has issued a warning letter to a South Carolina drug company charging that it violated the same provisions of federal law that were violated by the company responsible for a deadly nationwide fungal meningitis ...
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Measles Exposures Prompt State to Urge Residents to Get Up-to-Date on ...

The New Jersey Department of Health is working with the Somerset County Health Department on two measles exposures situations. NJDOH has recently identified a second person suspected of having measles who may have exposed additional people at ...
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Banner Churchill wins award for immunization rate

FALLON, Nev., March 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Banner Churchill Community Hospital was recently honored in Reno by Immunize Nevada during its 15th Annual Silver Syringe Awards. Banner Churchill won the award for Highest Hospital Employee ...
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During the recession, has HR provided the cure, the vaccination or yet another ...

Do you remember the war for talent? Everyone fought to attract the few candidates around; criteria were relaxed and the emphasis switched from 'selection' to 'attraction'. With the recession, things swung full circle and most of us have had to focus on ...
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Is HPV Vaccine in Decline Discovery News

While most vaccine rates are going up, the HPV vaccine appears to be dropping despite CDC recommendations. ->…/is-hpv-vaccine-in-decline-130318.htm

Side effect fears stop parents from getting HPV vaccine for daughters

While more young women are receiving the HPV vaccine, there's a growing concern that more parents are stopping their children from receiving the shots because of unwarranted safety concerns. A new study published online on March 18 in Pediatrics ...
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CBS News

Bill would mandate flu shots for health care workers

According to the text of the bill, SB 1128, each hospital, nursing home, and "emergency medical service organization" would be required to make sure each employee "who may have direct contact with a patient or resident" is immunized against the ...
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Measles: Kebbi LG bans visit to victims

Health officials in Birnin Kebbi Local Council of Kebbi State on Monday banned visits to victims of measles on admittance in health centres in the area. The Director of Health in the Council, Yusuf Sani, said in Birnin Kebbi that the ban is to curtail ...
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Parental Fear Blocks HPV Vaccination for Teens

In an analysis of national survey data, more than 40 percent of parents reported in 2010 that they did not intend to vaccinate their adolescent female children with the HPV vaccine, according to Dr. Paul Darden of the University of Oklahoma Health ...
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Test of anthrax vaccine in children gets tentative OK

The one anthrax vaccine approved in the United States, called BioThrax, ... mostly because the side effects of the vaccine in children are unknown.

STC Announces Open ImmuCast™, an Open Source Immunization Forecasting ...

STC is thrilled to introduce Open ImmuCast™, a free and open source immunization forecasting web service now available to public health entities in the U.S. STC's over twenty years of experience in developing immunization evaluation and forecasting ...
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Parents Concerned Over HPV Vaccine

Human papillomavirus (HPV) is the most common sexually transmitted infection (STI), according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). There are more than 40 varieties of the virus, which can infect both males and females. Most ...
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Too Few Girls Are Getting The HPV Vaccine

Health professionals strongly recommend the vaccine for the human papilloma virus (HPV) - the virus that causes most cases of cervical cancer - for women and girls. However, many parents are worried about its safety, a new study in Pediatrics suggests.
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Parents Increasingly Doubt Safety of HPV Vaccine

It gets worse: Despite the serious complications of contracting HPV, vaccination against the virus isn't exactly widespread. In 2010, just 32 percent of girls aged 13-17 were fully vaccinated against HPV. To be sure, that's an improvement on the 17.9 ...
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Slate Magazine (blog)

Dachel Media Update: Awareness, Caged Child, Lawsuit

She mentions Age of Autism's coverage of Alex---and if she's reading AoA, she obviously hearing about vaccines and autism. I'm sure she could see her own son in Alex's position. She's also worried about the future. KSTP-TV Minneapolis/St Paul "MN Kids ...
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Many parents say no to HPV vaccine but vaccinations are up: study

That might mean that public health agencies need to try new things to get immunizations on target to prevent spread of the human papilloma virus, the cause of cervical and other cancers. Overall, immunization rates among teenagers are on the way up ...
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More Parents Say They Won't Vaccinate Daughters Against HPV, Researchers ...

A rising percentage of parents say they won't have their teen daughters vaccinated to protect against the human papilloma virus, even though physicians are increasingly recommending adolescent vaccinations, a study by Mayo Clinic and others shows.
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Somerset County office reopens after testing of measles is completed

SOMERVILLE — The Somerset County Human Services building at 27 Warren Street reopened to the public on Monday after the employees were tested for measles. Approximately 450 employees were tested, said Dr. Paul Masaba, director of public health ...
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Measles-hit Swansea mum's appeal to parents to get children vaccinated

I really regret not having it done and I had absolutely no idea how bad measles could be. I feel guilty," said the mum, who did not want to be named. At its worst, she said she could not put a pin between the spots and he had sore eyes and a ...
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This is South Wales

STC Announces Open ImmuCast(TM), An Open Source Immunization ...

Scientific Technologies Corporation (STC) is excited to announce the release of Open ImmuCast(TM), a free and open source immunization forecasting web service now available to public health entities in the United States. Open Immucast(TM) is the open ...
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HPV vaccine: Many parents still believe vaccination is 'unnecessary'

The HPV vaccine has been proven to offer significant protection against cervical cancer, yet it seems many parents are still against their daughters having it. New research released today showed that two in five parents still believe the vaccine ...
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Yahoo! Lifestyle UK

Flu findings spark vaccinations call

Drug-resistant H1N1 swine flu is becoming more common in Australia and there appears to have been an increase in the number of cases that are easily transmitted. Research findings to be presented at an infectious diseases conference in Canberra on ...
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The Canberra Times

Parents Skip HPV Vaccination In Teenage Daughters Due To Safety, Side Effect ...

Concerns about safety and side effects of receiving the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine have left many parents guarded about offering the option to their teenage daughters, even with increased recommendations by health experts. Paul Darden, MD, of ...
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How effective is your drinking water vaccination?

Water is a perfect medium to offer vaccines or liquid feed additives to poultry. The commonly used nipple or cup drinker systems have proven to be excellent watering systems, provided the system is properly made, maintained and used. Still, a lot can ...
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Rotavirus mortality fell in Mexico after vaccine introduction

Taking into consideration concerns about variation in rotavirus vaccine efficacy by socioeconomic status, the investigators compared reductions in diarrhea mortality in the lesser developed Southern region vs. the more developed Northern and Central ...
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Peer health advisors increased awareness of HPV vaccine

After implementation of activities to increase awareness about HPV vaccination in an Alabama-area high school, researchers found that Teen Community Health Advisors were a key component in informing the adolescent population about HPV. Further ...
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Parents' worries about HPV vaccine on the rise

Because of that, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and other groups recommend that all girls ages 11 and 12 receive the HPV vaccine, and that teenagers and young women up to age 26 get "catch-up" vaccination. The new study ...
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Parents' worries about HPV vaccine on the rise

Experts say the findings are both worrying and puzzling, because the vaccine -- which guards against the human papillomavirus (HPV) -- has not been linked to any serious side effects. "It's really concerning that parents think the HPV vaccine isn't ...
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Residents urged to get flu shots

Counties Manukau residents are being urged to get their annual influenza immunisation now before the disease enters the community. Vaccine has just arrived in surgeries and now is the best time to be vaccinated because it can take up to two weeks from ...
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More Parents Are Saying 'No' to the HPV Vaccine & I'm One of Them

Not only are serious side effects associated with the HPV vaccine, experts have their doubts as to whether or not it even works!

The Stir

Paraguayan Catholic Schools Reject Student Vaccination

Numerous parochial schools told authorities that they would not accept the vaccination, which is part of a campaign currently underway throughout the country, where according to official statistics, a woman dies every day as a consequence of the ...
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