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CDC vaccine panel brings back FluMist for 2018-19 season

FluMist nasal flu vaccine can come back, vaccine advisers say - Reformulated version of FluMist influenza vaccine wins approval from vaccine advisers

ACIP recommends HEPLISAV-B for HBV vaccination

John Morgan just connected school shootings to prescription drugs and vaccines

Senate bill would jump-start universal influenza vaccine efforts

Sanofi again denies Dengvaxia refund request as Philippine officials prep lawsuit

3 million Australians aged 65 years and older to get new flu vaccines free of charge.

Measles has made a four-fold comeback in Europe. Guess why...

News of Note—AstraZeneca’s FluMist, Dynavax’s Heplisav-B head to ACIP, and more

DNA Immunogenicity May Explain Reduced Flu Vaccine Effectiveness - Immunogenicity, not vaccine strain egg adaptation, may explain the low H3N2 influenza vaccine effectiveness

Mouse Study Another Step Toward 'Heroin Vaccine'

Immune history influences effectiveness of flu vaccine, study finds

NIH program to accelerate therapies for arthritis, lupus releases first datasets - Collaborative effort provides important clues about potential research targets.

Economic and political forces are driving the flu vaccine hysteria – not sound medical science

Can you vaccinate yourself against cancer?

Elderly New Yorkers Refusing Flu Shots

Flu vaccine: Will it work better next season?

Flucelvax, Fluad propel Seqirus to 26% sales growth in H1

New shingles vaccination keeps the pox from striking back in older age - Shingles is a reactivation of chickenpox in older age and can have disabling complications. Drs Varma and Ganesh review a new shingles vaccine.

Pediatrics professor talks vaccines for Pittsburgh’s three Jewish Day Schools

Vaccines And Their Place In Society: Let’s Talk

MCHD film raises awareness of HPV

First child vaccinated with typhoid conjugate vaccine in Africa

Parents: 5 Things to Know About HPV and the Vaccine

Global Dengue Vaccine Market Forecast 2016-2024: Market to Grow At A CAGR Of 17% And Reach USD 1.15 Billion 

Capsule against peanut allergy passes first clinical trial, ignites hope

New Rapid Influenza Test for H5, H7, H9 Subtypes - Rapid influenza diagnostic tests (RIDTs) are immunoassays that identify influenza A and B viral nucleoprotein antigens in respiratory specimens

New research center launched to study Ebola and Lassa survivors

Anti-vaxxers’ argument invalid

Yale discovery might help in fighting viruses

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Feb 21, 2018 - Antibiotic screening method; CDC antibiotic stewardship course; Diagnostic codes and prescribing

News Scan for Feb 21, 2018 - Saudi MERS cases; Trump and anti-vaxxers; Vaccine against Ebola, Marburg, more

 

WHO: Measles cases in Europe up four-fold in 2017

The report was released ahead of Tuesday's health ministerial meeting on immunization in Montenegro. "Elimination of both measles and rubella is a priority goal that all European countries have firmly committed to, and a cornerstone for achieving the health-related Sustainable Development Goals," ...

HSE confirms 15 cases of measles this year with 35 probable cases under investigation

Immunisation helps establish herd immunity against the infectious disease. Had MMR vaccination levels exceeded 95 ... In 2016, about 85 per cent of the world's children received one dose of measles vaccine by their first birthday, up from 72 per cent in 2000. “Every new person affected by measles in ...

10 Tennessee children died of flu this season; CDC says flu B, H1N1 on the rise

Though this season's vaccine has not been very effective against H3N2, which is noted for its ability to quickly mutate, it's offering "substantial" protection against H1N1 and "moderate" protection against flu B viruses, the CDC said. Overall, the public health agency said early estimates indicate the ...

'I inherited a broke country', says new Liberian president

The former international football star who, took office on January 22, is faced with a dire economic situation in Liberia following two civil wars and a deadly Ebola epidemic in 2013-2015. “I inherited a country that is very broke, depleted by political malfeasance. We have to make sure that the things that ...

'I inherited a broke country', says new Liberian president

The former international football star who, took office on January 22, is faced with a dire economic situation in Liberia following two civil wars and a deadly Ebola epidemic in 2013-2015. "I inherited a country that is very broke, depleted by political malfeasance. We have to make sure that the things that ...

Measles cases surge more than 300% in Europe

"Every new person affected by measles in Europe reminds us that unvaccinated children and adults, regardless of where they live, remain at risk of catching the disease and spreading it to others who may not be able to get vaccinated," said WHO Regional Director Zsuzsanna Jakab. "Over 20,000 cases ...

Westchester's flu numbers: Better, worse or same?

... care for flu-like symptoms went down last week, marking the first decrease since flu season began last fall, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. ... Within Westchester, the county health department offers the flu vaccine and appointments can be made by calling 914-995-5800.

Kerala: Vaccination to be must for admissions to standard 1

Bifurcation of health department: The health sector will have a director-general of modern medicine and a director-general of Ayush. Instead of director of health services, the proposal is to have separate directors for clinical services and public health while the director of medical education remains.

Shameem pedals 2200 km in Malaysia to end polio

Shameem traversed Malaysia to complete the Operation Polio Eradication (OPEM) initiative by MAHE and Manipal Global. He also spread awareness on 'EndPolio', which is Rotary International's global mission, and helped promote MIU's 'Green-Health Awareness Agenda', an initiative aimed at ...

Rooting out Ebola's biomechanical enabler

"It is not hyperbole: the outbreak of an Ebola virus epidemic poses a major threat to the entire world," says Frank Zhang, assistant professor in the Departments of Bioengineering and of Mechanical Engineering and Mechanics at Lehigh University and principal investigator on the project. "Yet, because ...

JMCSS pre-K registration begins

Must be checked on the bottom left corner and signed on the bottom right corner for immunization. c. Blue cards or Health Department Immunization printouts cannot be accepted. 2. Copy of state certified birth certificate. A mother's copy or hospital copy cannot be accepted. 3. Copy of Social Security card ...

Measles cases QUADRUPLE in Europe after vaccinations are SHUNNED, health experts warn

MORE than 20,000 people in Europe were affected by measles last year as cases of the potentially fatal disease soared by 400 percent, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has warned. By Vincent Wood. PUBLISHED: 19:20, Tue, Feb 20, 2018 | UPDATED: 19:28, Tue, Feb 20, 2018 ...

Dog tests positive for rabies in Kent Co.

The dog apparently did not have an up to date rabies vaccination. Heath officials report that the animal was euthanized and later tested which yielded the positive results. The two victims have reportedly begun treatment. DHSS says since January 1, 2018, the DPH has tested 20 animals for rabies, and ...

We're Getting Closer to Vaccines to Combat Drug Addiction

This statistic, gathered as part of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) work to understand and combat the current epidemic of opioid drug abuse in America is even more startling when you compare it to figures from the last twenty years or so. In 2016, the number of deaths attributed to ...

Following the 2014 Ebola outbreak, signs of recovery for Liberian healthcare system

The effects of the Ebola virus disease (EVD) outbreak in 2014-2015 were felt not only directly, in the 28,616 cases of EVD and 11,310 deaths, but also indirectly, through the disruption in the provision of healthcare in Sierra Leone, Guinea, and Liberia -- the countries most severely impacted by the ...

Following the 2014 Ebola outbreak, signs of recovery for Liberian healthcare system

The Ebola virus disease (EVD) outbreak in 2014-2015 disrupted the provision of healthcare in Sierra Leone, Guinea, and Liberia. Credit: US Army Corps of Engineers, Savannah District. The effects of the Ebola virus disease (EVD) outbreak in 2014-2015 were felt not only directly, in the 28,616 cases of ...

Measles Cases Increased Dramatically In Europe In 2017, & Experts Say Anti-Vaxxers Could Be ...

Since a vaccine for measles has been around for a long time now, you'd think the viral infection would be completely eradicated. Think again. Measles cases increased dramatically in Europe in 2017, according to the World Health Organization, and some experts say anti-vaxxers could be to blame.

It's time to get serious about a universal flu vaccine.

The Centers for Disease Control have announced that there are signs the flu epidemic may be peaking. But a sharp increase in the number of ... We have gone without a universal flu vaccine, one effective against all of the many forms of flu viruses, for too long. Right now, there is progress being made in ...

A 'surprising' Third Circuit ruling separates religious beliefs from a hospital worker's refusal of a flu ...

PHILADELPHIA – Religious fervor has nothing to do with refusing a flu shot, according to a federal appeals court in Philadelphia. Barbara Hoey, a partner at Kelley Drye in New York City, said there is much that employers can learn from the December decision in Fallon v. Mercy Catholic Medical Center ...

Imo state Govt. committed to child health care management – Okorocha

Imo Governor, Mr Rochas Okorocha, says the state government is committed to health care and welfare of women, expectant mothers and children. Okorocha made this commitment at the flag-off ceremony of the second round of 2017 Maternal New Born and Child Health Week (MNCHW) held at ...

Drug-resistance typhoid: Genetic cause found

Currently, an outbreak of drug resistant typhoid is spreading through Pakistan and an emergency vaccination campaign is underway. ... Public health alerts helped physicians recognise cases of typhoid that were resistant to ceftriaxone, an antibiotic reserved to treat multidrug-resistant infections.

Ending polio and yellow fever hand-in-hand in northern Nigeria

As families arrive at this sea of shelters following a long, hard journey, these people offering polio vaccines are the first sign that they have reached a place ... United States Agency for International Development (USAID), United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and World Bank.

Montgomery County names new Animal Control Director

WASHINGTON (AP/CLARKSVILLENOW) — There is no Harvard study that says a British children's television cartoon causes autism, despite what a social media post claims. ... That's because it doesn't exist, autism experts said. ... Other environmental causes include the age of the parents, State said.

Blood and urine tests show whether a child has autism

At present, identifying autism spectrum disorders (ASD) is hard but this test could lead to earlier diagnosis of the condition in children and therefore earlier treatment. Autism affects behaviour and particularly social interaction but it is hard to spot and is not usually diagnosed before the age of two, and ...

Immunization Exclusion Day

Exclusion day for state-required vaccinations is Wednesday, Feb. 21. Letters will be mailed to parents whose children are not up-to-date or whose records are incomplete. Should you receive a letter, please provide updated information to the school as soon as possible. Children who are not current for ...

Pre-K registration begins for Jackson-Madison Co. School System

Blue cards or Health Department Immunization print outs cannot be accepted. Copy of state certified birth certificate. A mother's copy or hospital copy cannot be accepted. Copy of Social Security card or verification of social security number from Social Security Office. Household income verification.

We 're committed to women, child health care management – Okorocha

The commissioner said others would be routine immunisation vaccination to children less than one who had not completed their routine immunisation schedule, counseling on appropriate infant feeding practices and surveillance, ante natal care, HIV testing and counseling, among others. “MNCHW is a ...

Rotary Club helping make polio history

John Zannino, the Rotary Club of Danvers' newest member, plunged into the icy waters off of Gloucester on Feb. 3 as part of the Rotary District 7930 eighth annual Polar Plunge to raise awareness and funds to fight polio. The effort has raised almost $70,000 for the Rotary Foundation, the volunteer ...

Mumps cases discovered in Chaves County

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE)— State health officials are investigating two cases of mumps from high school students in southeast New Mexico. The Department of Health says the highly contagious disease was found in Chaves County. Officials say mumps is typically preventable through vaccination ...

Do hospital workers get the flu vaccine? Not all, data shows

The flu, which can be easily spread from person to person through direct contact, on surfaces or droplets in the air, has hit many communities hard this year. Federal officials announced that flu levels now mirror those seen in the H1N1 flu pandemic of 2009. There have been 14,065 laboratory-confirmed ...

3 years after Ebola, West Africa's response to epidemics is on

3 years after Ebola, West Africa's response to epidemics is on ... The decision came after West Africa struggle against the region's first-ever outbreak of Ebola viral disease and lessons learnt from dealing the virus between in 2014, which infected nearly 20,000 people and claimed more than 11,000 lives.

Houston family dog bites owners, found to be rabid

Bait has been dropped from airplanes, raccoons have been trapped and vaccinated and others are routinely trapped, tested for the vaccine levels, and then released. The program runs from Maine west to Pennsylvania. Toby Talbot/Associated Press. According to Division of Public Health officials, the ...

Kerala's New Health Policy Makes Vaccination Card Mandatory for School Admission

The decision to make vaccination cards mandatory for school admission comes after vaccination programmes were faced with resistance from different ... In place of the existing Director of Health Services, the new policy plans to have separate directors for clinical services and public health while the ...

Measles rates are rising in Europe, and here's what that could mean for you

If you're on the fence about vaccinations, here's some news from Europe that may make you change your mind. Due to some parents opting to skip vaccinations for their children, measles cases are on the rise in a big way. Back in 2016, there were 5,273 reported cases of measles in Europe, according ...

Pit bull tests positive for rabies after attacking two people in Houston

The dog was not up to date on its rabies vaccination and was euthanized. The dog was tested and results returned positive results for rabies. The two people bitten by the dog are undergoing treatment. Anyone in the Houston area who thinks they might have been bitten, scratched, or had come in ...

Scientists uncover genetic cause behind typhoid's antibiotic resistance

Currently, an outbreak of drug-resistant typhoid is spreading through Pakistan and an emergency vaccination campaign is underway. ... Public health alerts helped physicians recognize cases of typhoid that were resistant to ceftriaxone, an antibiotic reserved to treat multidrug-resistant infections.

Houston dog tests positive for rabies after biting owners

1, Dooley said, the Division of Public Health has performed rabies tests on 20 animals; this is the second positive case for 2018. ... of unknown origin, or unavailable to be quarantined or tested, DPH recommends that people receive post-exposure prophylaxis treatment, a series of four vaccinations, as a ...

Head of Disease Control Center Says Georgia Has No Chickenpox Vaccine

The Head of Georgia's National Center for Disease Control (NCDC), Amiran Gamkrelidze, stated that Georgian clinics do not have a Chickenpox (Varicella) vaccine. Gamkrelidze offered his condolences to the family of a child, who died yesterday due to the complicated form of Chickenpox. He explained ...

Health officials confirm two cases of mumps in Chaves County

Mumps is a highly contagious disease that is spread through the air and through saliva from the mouth, nose or throat of an infected person. It can spread by sharing drinks, cups or eating utensils. It can even be transferred when an infected person touches a surface without washing their hands and ...

Measles epidemic claims third life, raising concerns

Greece's third measles-related death in under a year last week has raised concerns among health authorities that are seeking to increase vaccinations, particularly among vulnerable groups such as health workers and individuals born in or before the 1970s, who may have had the first booster but never ...

Declining Vaccination Rates Part Of Big Measles Spikes Across Europe

WHO ascribes some of the larger measles outbreaks to an overall decline in vaccination rates. That's likely due in part to fears about the since-discredited link between vaccines and autism. Disruptions in vaccine supplies and low vaccination rates in marginalized communities also contributed to the ...

Anti-vaxxers might be responsible for explosion of measles in Europe: WHO

With a significantly larger population, just 118 Americans died of the disease in 2017, the Center for Disease Control reported. In Europe, 21,000 cases of the illness were reported, with 5,000 in Romania, Italy and Ukraine. The figures indicate that a lower rate of vaccination could be behind the increase.

Declining Vaccination Rates Part Of Big Measles Spikes Across Europe

Europe hit a record-low number of measles cases in 2016; the World Health Organization recorded just over 5,200 cases of the disease. But a year later, measles cases have spiked to over 21,000 across the Continent. Almost a third of the 53 countries in the European region saw large outbreaks of over ...

Owners bit, Delaware officials warn of rabid pit bull

Authorities say the dog, which also did not have a current rabies vaccination, was a medium-sized adult male, red and tan with white markings. Officials are advising anyone in the Houston area who thinks they might have come in contact with the rabid dog should immediately contact a doctor or call the ...

Polio team allegedly attacked by school administration in Karachi

KARACHI: A four-member anti-polio vaccination team was allegedly attacked by a school's administration in Nazimabad area on Tuesday after the team tried to vaccinate the students against polio. The team was accompanied by Assistant Commissioner Sheikh Rafiq. A First Information Report (FIR) ...

Dist hop runs out of anti-rabies vaccine for 3rd time in 6 months

Bareilly: The district hospital here has again run out of anti-rabies vaccine stock, causing inconvenience to patients. This is the third time in the past six months when the hospital has run out of stocks. According to officials at district hospital, nearly 150 to 200 patients visit it district hospital every day for ...

10-year-old girl is first flu-related child death in Harris County

They told ABC13 the child tested positive for influenza B and did not receive a flu vaccine this season. The child passed away ... As of last week, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says there have been 84 flu-related deaths of children across the country. Seventy-five percent of those ...

Houston Dog Tests Positive for Rabies

If the animal is of unknown origin, or unavailable to be quarantined or tested, DPH recommends that people receive post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP) treatment, a series of four vaccinations, as a precautionary measure. Rabies is an infectious disease affecting the nervous system of humans and other ...

VUMC enters five-year agreement with US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency

With recent outbreaks such as ebola, zika and chikungunya, the program addresses a global need for rapid responses to emerging infections. The Vanderbilt Vaccine Center has previously worked with many of these viruses, but the added element of speed in addressing outbreaks will impact their ...

APhA Celebrates Pharmacists' Contributions to Increasing US Immunization Rates and Improving ...

WASHINGTON, Feb. 20, 2018 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Pharmacists Association (APhA) today announced the selection of recipients of its 2018 Immunization Champions Awards recognizing individuals and organizations who have made extraordinary contributions toward improved ...

Oregon Children Missing Vaccines Will Be Sent Home From School Tomorrow

"Vaccination is a community act much as are gun safety and drunk driving laws. Oregon, by setting this tough standard, is looking out for all Oregonians, standing up for community values and public health," New York University bioethicist Arthur Caplan told Newsweek via e-mail. "Kids can't choose.

Measles cases more than triple in Europe

The CDC has issued travel advisories about Europe, reminding Americans to make sure they are up to date on the measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccine. Experts say that to control measles, 95 percent of the population must be vaccinated or immune because of a past infection. Measles is one of ...

Rockland's flu numbers: Better, worse or same?

Andrew Cuomo has declared it a public health emergency. Last week, Cuomo authorized additional funding to county health departments to help more New Yorkers get vaccinated. DATABASE: How rampant is the flu? Check here · ROCKLAND: Help local students fight back against the flu · VACCINE: ...

Should I get more than one flu shot? Is the vaccine effective? Your flu questions, answered

The flu vaccine isn't on the list in Texas — or in most states, for that matter. Connecticut and New Jersey are the only two states that require a flu shot for children in preschool or child-care programs, according to the CDC. New York City became the first municipality to pass a flu shot mandate in January ...

Fighting the flu

According to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) this year's flu season is on pace to be the worst in at least eight years. ... 7 article by TIME, this year's flu vaccine has been shown to be only 17 percent effective against the strain of virus that has been responsible for the most ...

Measles cases soar across Europe, WHO urges greater immunization

Europe has seen a big surge in measles cases in 2017 compared to the previous year, with the highest number of affected people being reported in Romania, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). In 2017, 21,315 people caught the disease in the European region, resulting in 35 deaths.

No-one catches polio in the UK any more but the disease continues to damage lives

As Ann says: “Post polio is happening to people in their late 50s. They are having weakness and tiredness and don't know what's wrong with them. They are going to the doctor again and again and being told they're all right. Doctors put disabilities down to the original polio infection; even in the medical ...

New tests show promise for spotting autism sooner

The Warwick researchers worked with the University of Bologna in Italy to recruit 38 children with autism spectrum disorder, aged five to 12, along with 31 healthy children of the same age. Genetic causes are thought to be responsible for around a third of autism spectrum disorder cases, while the rest ...

Kerala to make vaccination compulsory for school admission

The draft of the state's new health policy, cleared by the Cabinet on Tuesday, has a recommendation stipulating that parents should produce the immunisation card at the time of admission. The CPM-led government had, in 2016, announced plans to make vaccination mandatory for school admissions, ...

Rwanda Immunization success story

Context and Issue. • Rwanda suffered a catastrophic genocide against the Tutsis in 1994 • This disaster and the ensuing war resulted in total disruption of the country's health system including immunization service delivery. • Following this incident, the national immunization coverage was very low (less ...

More children get anti-measles shots

In a report, the CHO said there were now 124,463 children who were given the vaccine against the viral disease since the conduct of the outbreak response immunization (ORI) program. The number represented 60 percent of the 198,747 eligible recipients that the CHO wanted to immunize to prevent ...

Why Has the Flu Been Bad This Year?

So far, Chicago has seen 392 influenza-associated ICU hospitalizations and two pediatric deaths, according to the Chicago Department of Public Health's latest flu update. Dr. Marielle Fricchione, a pediatrician and medical director of the Immunization program at Chicago Department of Public Health, ...

Romania registers highest number of measles cases in Europe in 2017

More than 20,000 people were infected as the disease rebounded from a record low to cause 35 deaths, according to World Health Organisation figures that reveal the damaging after-effects of the measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccine scare. Romania ranked first with 5,562 reported cases, ...

News Release: Only One Month Remains to Update Student Immunization Records

On March 20, 2018, students born in 2000 and 2001 with incomplete immunization records will be suspended from school for up to 20 days. In an effort to keep our community safe and healthy from the spread of vaccine preventable diseases, the Windsor-Essex County Health Unit (WECHU) has been ...

Warning over measles outbreak in Europe with 400% rise in cases

It came after a record low of 5,273 measles cases the previous year. WHO said a decline in immunisations, interruptions in vaccine supply, low rates of vaccination among marginalised groups and poor monitoring had contributed to the crisis. Dr Zsuzsanna Jakab, WHO regional director for Europe, ...

Study cited for blaming autism on TV cartoon does not exist

There is no Harvard study that says a British children's television cartoon causes autism, despite what a social media post claims. In fact, there's at least one peer-reviewed study that hints that a children's television show may help autistic kids. The post on the newsely site, and others that have circulated ...

'Sanofi diverting attention from real issues' – Gordon

THE head of the Senate blue ribbon committee on Tuesday warned the public against efforts by entities and personalities involved in the Dengvaxia mess to divert attention from the real issue by inciting conflict among health practitioners. Sen. Richard Gordon issued the warning ahead of the ...

Antibiotic Preventive Treatment Rates for IPD Very Low Among Sickle Cell Children, Study Says

This is of particular concern because these patients are at high risk of IPD or death, even with the introduction of the pneumococcal conjugate vaccine, which helps to prevent pneumococcal disease in infants and toddlers. One of this study's limitations is that “the presence of a filled antibiotic prescription ...

Mumps disease hits Juneau for first time in 20 years

JUNEAU — Doctors have confirmed the presence of mumps in Juneau for the first time in more than two decades. The Juneau Empire reports Juneau Public Health Center nurse manager Alison Gaines said there has been one confirmed case of the disease in Juneau as of Thursday. She says there ...

New Jersey Health Foundation grants $50k to hepatitis B, E research

“Fortunately, there is a vaccine that can prevent hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection, but it remains one of the most prevalent chronic virus infections,” Ploss told Healio Gastroenterology and Liver Disease. “There are some drugs that can suppress viremia, but currently it's impossible or nearly impossible to ...

Typhoid outbreak: Genetic cause of extensive drug-resistance found

Currently, an outbreak of drug resistant typhoid is spreading through Pakistan and an emergency vaccination campaign is underway. The outbreak began in November 2016, and was immediately recognised and reported to provincial public health authorities in Pakistan, where investigation into ...

Europe: Measles Rates Are Rising Because Parents Are Refusing to Vaccinate Their Children

Most of the American measles cases can be linked, in one way or another, with people traveling abroad—which is part of the reason the CDC has recommended being vaccinated against measles before going to Europe. Before the measles vaccine was introduced, about 500 Americans would die each ...

Measles cases in Italy skyrocket as populists call for vaccination ban

Measles cases skyrocketed across Europe last year, with the highest number recorded in Romania and Italy, where populists have stoked fears about vaccinations. In Europe, cases surged by 400%, with more than 2,000 people infected and 35 people dying from measles. Over half of all measles cases ...

Dynavax secures $175M to fuel Heplisav-B marketing, immuno-oncology trials

About a month after launching Heplisav-B in the U.S., Dynavax is putting big money behind the hepatitis B vaccine. In an agreement with investment firm CRG LP, Dynavax could receive up to $175 million in a loan to support the vaccine's commercialization. The loan is divided into two parts, with $100 ...

Tdap Vaccine and Flu Shot Found Safe for Pregnant Women

The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP), which is part of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), currently recommends pregnant women receive influenza and tetanus toxoid, reduced diphtheria toxoid, and acellular pertussis (Tdap) vaccines. This study was a ...

Concerns over measles epidemic in Greece

Due to the extended duration of measles cases, the president of the Hellenic Center for Disease Control and Prevention HCDCP (ΚΕ.ΕΛ.Π.ΝΟ.) Theofilos Rosenberg, gave an interview to ANA-MPA on Tuesday, explaining how concerned he is with the rising number of patients. Rosenberg spoke of an ...

11 people dead from flu in Monroe County

Rochester, N.Y. (WHAM) - Since the Monroe County Health Department started recording flu cases this winter, eleven people have died as a result of influenza. In the report ... Under federal law, the number of people diagnosed with the flu who also received flu shots cannot be disclosed. Vaccination ...

March discount vaccination clinics in Douglas, Elfrida

Two discount vaccination clinics are set to take place in Douglas and Elfrida in March. ... The cost at both clinics will run $25 for rabies vaccination for dogs and cats who must be four months or older to receive rabies vaccinations; $25 for most other annual boosters and $45 for combination of rabies and ...

Cheryl reveals she was inspired to open Newcastle Prince's Trust centre after a tough year

Among the young people Cheryl met at the centre were Andrew Wakefield and Faye Batch. Cheryl with fans in Newcastle (Image: Daily Mirror). Andrew, 27, from Houghton-le-Spring, was once told he was unlikely to live beyond the age of 15 after being diagnosed with cystic fibrosis. But he remained ...

Measles cases more than triple in Europe

Measles cases more than tripled in Europe last year, with outbreaks and epidemics fueled by low vaccination rates, the World Health Organization says. ... Last year, 86 people were diagnosed with measles in the U.S. and so far this year 9 cases have been reported to the Centers for Disease Control ...

Measles cases more than triple in Europe

Measles cases more than tripled in Europe last year, with outbreaks and epidemics fueled by low vaccination rates, the World Health Organization says. More than 21,000 people caught the virus in 2017, and 35 people died of it, WHO said. The numbers stunned officials after a record low of 5,200 cases ...

APhA Celebrates Pharmacists' Contributions to Increasing US Immunization Rates and Improving ...

The American Pharmacists Association (APhA) today announced the selection of recipients of its 2018 Immunization Champions Awards recognizing individuals and organizations who have made extraordinary contributions toward improved vaccination rates within their communities. “The APhA ...

A prescription for affordable health care

Kerala's new Health Policy focusses on improving and equipping the public health system to deliver affordable, accessible and quality care to the public at primary, ... It recommends that every child be issued an immunisation card and that full vaccination status be made mandatory for school admission.

Study: Maternal vaccination during pregnancy safe for infants

Both influenza and pertussis can cause serious illness in infants, but mothers can pass antibodies to their babies to protect them before they can receive their own vaccinations. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends pregnant women receive influenza vaccine any time ...

Flu shot during pregnancy poses no harm to baby

Researchers reviewed records on more than 400,000 infants born between 2004 and 2014, and found no increased risk of infant hospitalization or death following maternal inoculation during pregnancy with either the flu vaccine or Tdap (tetanus-diphtheria-pertussis, or whooping cough) vaccine.

School admn attacks polio workers in Karachi

A group of Pakistani polio workers was attacked by a school's administration in Karachi after the team attempted to vaccinate its students against the disease. According to details, the workers -- Asma, Shazia, Raees Farrukh and Raheela Masroor -- visited the school in Karachi's North Nazimaabad area ...

Oregon Kids Without Vaccination Face Exclusion Wednesday

Oregon children can attend school without all their shots if they get a medical exemption signed by a doctor. Parents can also get around the requirement by obtaining a vaccine education certificate, either through a health professional or by taking an online course. Children who are held out of school ...

Current challenges and achievements in maternal immunization research

Maternal immunization has the potential to significantly improve maternal and child health worldwide by reducing maternal and infant morbidity and mortality associated with disease caused by pathogens that are particularly relevant in the perinatal period and in early life, and for which no alternative ...

Drama as foreigners reject Nigerian govt's immunization

Some foreigners flatly turned down ongoing immunization being carried out by the Nigerian government in parts of the nations's capital, Abuja. Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Primary Health Care Development Board made the disclosure on Tuesday. Dr Mathew Ashikeni, acting Executive Secretary of ...

Soaring rates of measles in Europe

People shunning vaccination is part of the problem, say experts. Although research ... A few weeks ago, Public Health England warned about measles cases in several regions of England. ... The vaccine is given as two doses to very young children as part of the NHS childhood vaccination programme.

Kerala cabinet approves new medical policy where vaccination certificate will become mandatory ...

According to the prevalent basic health protocol in Kerala, vaccination for babies starting from two months includes against diphtheria, tetanus, whooping cough, measles, mumps, rubella and polio. According to basic health protocol presently in Kerala, vaccination for babies starting from two months, ...

Chickenpox Vaccine Market Overview, Industry Top Manufactures, Market Size, Industry Growth ...

Chickenpox Vaccine Market Report Deliver an in-depth assessment of the Chickenpox Vaccine including qualifying Technologies, Key trends, Market drivers, Challenges, Standardization, regulatory landscape, deployment models, opportunities, future roadmap, value chain. The Chickenpox Vaccine ...

Chickenpox (Varicella) Vaccine Market Research 2018: Region Wise Analysis of Top Players in ...

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Health groups disappointed over SC's stand on vaccines case

New vaccines and their combinations of doubtful efficacy and safety are being introduced in the universal immunisation programme. "By shifting its procurement towards irrational cocktail vaccines made only by the private sector, the government is systematically reducing PSUs into component suppliers ...

Pertussis Vaccine Market Production Market Share by Type

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Feb. 20 news: CDC gun research, measles in Europe, HPV vaccine, flu plateau, child deaths

The Hill – Florida shooting reopens CDC gun research debate. A mass shooting at a Florida high school that left 17 people dead has reopened a debate in Congress about loosening long-standing restrictions on CDC research into gun violence. BBC – WHO warns of soaring rates of measles in Europe.

PharmaJet and Genexine collaborate on DNA vaccine development

DNA vaccines can be used as targeted "therapeutic vaccines" to induce an immune response which can detect and destroy infectious diseases and potentially cancer.1 Genexine's product pipeline, focused on innovative immunotherapeutics and next generation novel long-acting biologics, includes a ...

Deadline looms for 1800 high school students to update immunization records

The Windsor-Essex County Health Unit says about 1,800 immunization records still need to be updated or the students will be suspended. On March 20, 2018, students born in 2000 and 2001 with incomplete immunization records will be suspended from school for up to 20 days. In an effort to keep our ...

Students born in 2000 and 2001 with incomplete immunization records will be suspended from ...

Students born in 2000 and 2001 with incomplete immunization records will be suspended from school for up to 20 days starting on March 20th, 2018. According to the Windsor-Essex County Health Unit approximately 4,300 students with incomplete immunization records, received immunization notices ...

Typhoid outbreak—genetic cause of extensive drug resistance found

Currently, an outbreak of drug-resistant typhoid is spreading through Pakistan and an emergency vaccination campaign is underway. The outbreak began in November 2016, and was immediately recognised and reported to provincial public health authorities in Pakistan, where investigation into ...

Global Pneumonia Vaccine Market Research Report 2018 – Pneumonia, Meningitis, Sepsis

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Allegion plc (ALLE) Reaches $86.62 After 7.00% Up Move; Shorts at Dynavax Tech (DVAX ...

The company's lead product candidates include HEPLISAV-B, an investigational adult hepatitis B vaccine, which is in Phase III clinical trials; and SD-101, an investigational cancer immunotherapeutic that is in Phase I/II studies. Since December 13, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 2 selling transactions ...

Measles cases surge 400% across Europe due to 'vaccine supply issues'

Figures from the World Health Organization (WHO) claim to show that "measles has rebounded in the WHO European Region". It is anxious about that the number of cases has jumped from 5,273 in 2016 to 21,315 in 2017, resulting in 35 deaths. The countries worst affected were Romania, with 5,562 ...

Today Sinovac Biotech Incorporated (NASDAQ:SVA) Reported Decrease in Shorted Shares

The company??s product portfolio includes vaccines against enterovirus71 , hepatitis A and B, seasonal influenza, H5N1 pandemic influenza, H1N1 influenza, and mumps, as well as hand, foot, and mouth diseases. It has a 25.12 P/E ratio. The Company's marketed products include Healive, ...

Varicella Virus (Chickenpox) Vaccine Market: Global Market Drivers and Opportunities by ...

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UK measles EPIDEMIC fears: Cases rocket by 400% in a YEAR

"Elimination of both measles and rubella is a priority goal that all European countries have firmly committed to, and a cornerstone for achieving the health-related sustainable ... The NHS advises anyone travelling to Europe to make sure they have had the MMR (Measles, Mumps and Rubella) jab.

WHO reveals staggering 400% increase in measles cases reported in 2017

The measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccine is effective in the prevention of the disease and is administered during childhood, however, the vaccine has also encountered negative publicity as a result of, now discredited, research claiming a link between the vaccine and autism, leading to a number ...

Treatment options running out for new superbug typhoid strain

The outbreak began in November 2016, and was immediately recognised and reported to provincial public health authorities in Pakistan, where investigation into possible sources and control measures including use of a vaccine are ongoing. Public health alerts helped physicians recognise cases of ...

Number of measles cases in Limerick at 15

Another three cases of measles have been identified in Limerick, bringing the number of cases to 15 up from 12 last week. The number of cases has been rising since the beginning of January. It is mainly confined to two locations - the Ballinacurra Weston area and the Carew Park area of Southill.

Newly Published Data Highlight Moderna's mRNA Platform in Advancing Prophylactic Vaccine for ...

The two dominant glycoproteins of CMV, gB and PC, play different roles in the infection of different cells. When brought together in a multi-valent vaccine, it may be possible to neutralize infection across a wide variety of cells, including fibroblasts, endothelial, epithelial and myeloid cells – with the ...

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Vaccinations protect our children: Letter to the editor

Parents want what is best for their children for keeping them healthy and happy, but not all parents agree with what is best when it comes to vaccinations. This has been a hot topic over the years, especially with parents claiming that vaccinations have caused autism and other horrible side effects to their ...

Draft medical policy in Kerala makes vaccinations compulsory for school admissions

According to the current basic health protocol in the state, vaccines for babies, starting from two months, includes diphtheria, tetanus, whooping cough, measles, mumps, rubella and polio. The policy comes after Kerala Government's vaccination drive last year, which had to be extended after facing ...

Pneumonia In Children

At the point when pneumonia is because of a whooping cough (pertussis), a baby may have long coughing spells, turns blue from the absence of air, or make the great “whoop” sound when endeavoring to slowly inhale. Luckily, the pertussis vaccine can help secure children against the whooping cough ...

Novavax (NVAX) Stock: Gaining Ahead Of Data Release

On the other hand, we have Novavax, a company that is in the process of developing a treatment that could prove to be far better than any other flu vaccine on the market. That's going to make the big guys shake in their boots a bit. However, with a market cap of well under $800 million, one of these big ...

Trending News Today: HPV Vaccine Administered at Young Age Provides Better Protection

New data from the CDC suggest that the rate of individuals visiting their physician for influenza-like symptoms reached 7.5% last week, according to STAT. The rate dipping under 7.7% for the week ending February 3, 2018, represents the first weekly decline since flu season started and might suggest ...

Two new vaccines may be effective in preventing TB: Study

Two new vaccines have shown promise in preventing tuberculosis, the world's leading infectious disease killer, results of new clinical trials show. The findings showed that re-vaccination with the Bacille Calmette-Guerin (BCG) vaccine and an experimental vaccine candidate named as H4:IC31, were ...

State asks pharmacists to help fight hepatitis A outbreak

MDHHS's Lynn Sutfin says pharmacists can be particularly helpful with encouraging high-risk groups such as homeless people and drug users get vaccinated. "Pharmacies are plentiful; they're almost on every corner. They give a lot more opportunities for some of these high risk groups to get in and get ...

WHO: measles cases increase by 400 percent in Europe

During a press release, WHO Regional Director for Europe Dr. Zsuzsanna Jakab stated "every new person affected by measles in Europe reminds us that unvaccinated children and adults, regardless of where they live, remain at risk of catching the disease and spreading it to others who may not be able ...

Flu Shot During Pregnancy Poses No Harm to Baby

The study provides the longest-term look at the vaccines' effect on newborn health, with the babies followed out to 6 months of life, said study author Dr. Lakshmi Sukumaran, a pediatric infectious disease researcher with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. "We didn't expect to find any ...

WHO: Measles Rates Soared in Europe in 2017

The report, published Monday, was released a day before a meeting among ministers of health from 11 European countries in Montenegro on immunization; specifically, they plan to discuss collaborative efforts to achieve the European Vaccine Action Plan by 2020, which includes the elimination of ...

Meningococcal Serogroup B Vaccine Safe, Effective Short-Term in Children, Adolescents

The multicomponent meningococcal serogroup B vaccine (4CMenB) has an acceptable short-term safety profile and achieves a satisfactory immune response 30 days post-vaccination in children and adolescents, according to research published in the Lancet Infectious Diseases. Data from 10 ...

HSE confirms measles outbreak in Limerick, plus linked case in Dublin

If your child missed their MMR vaccine you should contact your GP.” Dr Mai Mannix , Director of Public Health in the Mid-West said the MMR vaccine is the “safest way that parents can protect their children against measles as infants, young children and their families are particularly vulnerable”.

HSE confirms measles outbreak in Limerick, plus linked case in Dublin

Parents in the mid-west region have been urged by the HSE to vaccinate their children against measles after an outbreak of the contagious infection in ... Dr Mai Mannix , Director of Public Health in the Mid-West said the MMR vaccine is the “safest way that parents can protect their children against ...

Influenza, Tdap Vaccination in Pregnancy: Safe for Infants

Maternal influenza and tetanus toxoid, reduced diphtheria toxoid, acellular pertussis (Tdap) vaccinations during pregnancy do not increase the risk for ... Lakshmi Sukumaran, MD, MPH, from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, Georgia, and colleagues reported their findings online ...

Pneumococcal Vaccine Market Segment Up to 2018 | Forecast Till 2023

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HSE confirms measles outbreak in Limerick, plus linked case in Dublin

Parents in the mid-west region have been urged by the HSE to vaccinate their children against measles after an outbreak of the contagious infection in Limerick. The HSE has confirmed there have been 15 confirmed cases in the Treaty City so far this year, plus another linked case in Dublin. The linked ...

Meet the amazing people who are running the Bath Half Marathon

I imagine she has saved countless other lives with her story and the 'Hope 4 Harmonie' campaign. This initiative raised the national profile of the terrible suffering of children as a consequence of contracting meningitis. (The Men B vaccine was introduced to the immunisation programme for all new-borns ...

Kerala makes vaccination compulsory for school admissions

There has been a steady rise in mistrust against vaccinations in the Muslim-populated areas triggering fears that some of the eradicated diseases like polio may re-appear in the state. In some interior areas people publicly defy government innoculation campaigns by putting up boards outside their ...

Ukraine in TOP3 European states with highest number of measles cases – WHO

The disease affected 21,315 people and caused 35 deaths in 2017, following a record low of 5,273 cases in 2016. The WHO Regional Office for Europe has released new data for 2017 one day ahead of a health ministerial meeting on immunization in Montenegro on February 20, 2018," the WHO said ...

This year's flu vaccine is only 36 percent effective—and that's great news

In the last decade, only one flu shot has reached the 60 percent efficacy mark. Three others have gotten over 50 percent. The lowest: 19. So when the Centers for Disease Control says this year's flu vaccine is 36 percent effective, that's not terrible news. Especially when, prior to this estimate, the CDC ...

WHO warns as Europe sees 400% surge in measles cases in 2017 compared to previous year

WHO claims although a research published in 2004 about a possible link between the MMR vaccine and autism has been discredited, the scare it created damaged some people's trust in the vaccine. Measles is a highly infectious viral illness that can be deadly. Symptoms of measles include a runny ...

Officials urge vaccination during worst flu season in years

Post flu pneumonia, heart inflammation, brain inflammation — all the bad stuff. Even when you get vaccinated, even in a low effectiveness year, it decreases those complications.” Traci Whittaker, public information officer at the health district, agreed and said vaccinations may reduce the severity and the ...

Alyssa Milano explains why the Second Amendment is horrible

Cholera, smallpox and typhus? Does anyone honestly think those were “popular” in the colonies? “Oh boy, honey. I hear there's another outbreak of smallpox. I sure hope we get some of that here!” Dying during childbirth? I hate to disillusion Ms. Milano, but that was as much of a tragedy then as it is now ...

Older New Yorkers skipping flu shots; see NY county vaccination rates

As the flu batters New York, government statistics show less than half of state residents 65 and older on Medicare received flu shots as of Feb. 1. People in that age group are at greater risk than young people of developing serious complications from the flu. The statistics, based on federal Medicare flu ...

Malta unscathed by measles surge in Europe

Malta was declared measles and rubella-free in the 2016 report (covering 2015) and has maintained that situation due to its strong immunisation programme. The MMR vaccine is given for free and forms part of the basic immunisation programme offered to all children born in Malta. In its latest disease ...

WHO reports 400% increase in measles cases in 2017

The MMR vaccine provides immunisation against three deadly diseases: measles, mumps, and rubella. Health ministers from 11 EU countries will meet Tuesday to discuss the goals set out in the European Vaccine Action Plan. The plan is to eliminate measles and rubella by 2020. As of the end of 2016, ...

Measles on the rise again in Europe

But outbreaks will continue to occur until every susceptible child and adult is protected. Today, under the auspices of the WHO, health ministers from 11 countries will meet to discuss working together to achieve the goals set out in the European vaccine action plan by 2020, including measles and rubella ...

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Measles cases jump by 400% in Europe

Dr Jakab insisted that the elimination of both measles and rubella 'is a priority goal that all European countries have firmly committed to'. Actions to stop current outbreaks and prevent new ones from taking place include raising public awareness, addressing challenges in access, and improving supply ...

Rotary club president returns to India

Rotarian Val Trevor has made a return visit to India to continue her support for the End Polio Now campaign. Val, president of ... India has been polio free since 2011 but the campaign continues and children aged under five will be immunised for the foreseeable future. The volunteers helped by ...

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China sentences man for illegal vaccine trade

The court found that between 2013 and 2016, Zong, who had no pharmaceutical qualifications, conducted transactions with multiple people including Pang Hongwei, a key criminal in the scandal, to illegally purchase and sell hepatitis B, varicella and rabies vaccines involving over 870,000 yuan.

Remote technologies help biologists predict disease outbreaks, vaccinate kids in Africa

Bharti first looked at infectious disease as an anthropologist, with a focus on the role of behavior on epidemiology. When she began her Ph.D. research in biology at Penn State, she found that human behavior, especially long-distance movements, had been somewhat neglected as an important driver of ...

School administration allegedly attacks polio team in Karachi, refuses to vaccinate students

Though attacks targeting polio teams have decreased in frequency over the last few years, incidents of violence still occur. Last month, two female polio workers were gunned down in Quetta. Officials have also been baffled by the number of incidents of well-educated people refusing to vaccinate their ...

School administration attacks polio team in Karachi, refuses to vaccinate students

A four-member team of polio health workers, accompanied by Assistant Commissioner Sheikh Rafiq, was attacked by a school's administration in Karachi's Nazimabad area on Tuesday after insisting that they be allowed to vaccinate students against polio. A first information report against the school was ...

Break time fun for pupils with a 5 challenge

Creative pupils in Ampthill have been busy raising funds to help the Rotary campaign to eradicate polio. Stars Who Are Way Shorter Than Expected Off Camera. Read More. Trendchaser. The youngsters at Alameda Middle School took on the 5 challenge and after a week of activity during break times, ...

Concern Grows Over Measles Epidemic in Greece

Rosenberg stressed the importance of vaccination, especially for people living in or working in closed communities and hoped that “mobilization and vaccination across the country will set the epidemic under control, so that mandatory vaccination will not be enforced”. He explained that people believe ...

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Govt makes vaccination mandatory for school admission

Thiruvananthapuram: The Kerala state government has made vaccination mandatory for school admission under the new health policy. The government has issued an order regarding this on Tuesday. Health Minister KK Shailaja announced this in a press meet in Thiruvananthapuram. Immunisation ...

In India, little protection for a preventable cancer

Despite India's high burden of disease, it hasn't introduced the HPV vaccine in its immunisation program, although it is available in the private sector, and has inadequate screening for the disease — two highly effective interventions that, when working together, could catch the disease at a precancerous ...

Nod for Kerala's draft health policy; vaccination to be made compulsory

Nod for Kerala's draft health policy; vaccination to be made compulsory. Tuesday 20 February 2018 ... One of the key directives in the report is to make vaccination compulsory for children. It also proposes to ... be extended to 6 pm. • Certificate of vaccination will be made mandatory for school admission.

Dynavax Secures $175 Million in Non-Dilutive Debt Financing

The company is seeking a recommendation from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) to add HEPLISAV-B to the adult vaccination schedule for the prevention of hepatitis B. The ACIP recommendation is required to obtain access ...

Evaluating Ebola: Liberian health care four years after the crisis

Nearly four years have passed since the beginning of the deadly outbreak of Ebola virus in Africa in 2014. Concentrated in Sierra Leone, Guinea and Liberia, the epidemic resulted in over 11,000 deaths and nearly 30,000 reported cases of Ebola over two years. Until now, it was unknown how such an ...

Measles outbreak reaches more than 20000 in Europe after 'parents shun vaccination', health ...

Measles is a highly infectious viral illness that can be very unpleasant and sometimes lead to serious complications. As a result of vaccination rates it is unlikely a widespread outbreak will happen, but smaller, localised cases could happen in parts where large numbers of kids and babies have not had ...

2018 ACIP Immunization Schedules: Key Changes

Each year, CDC sets the US child/adolescent and adult immunization schedules on the basis of recommendations from the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP), a group of medical and public health experts that make immunization recommendations. ACIP recommendations approved ...

Austin-based anti-vaccine group fighting to fire Houston Republican Rep. Sarah Davis

... Davis proposed four other measures in support of vaccines, which included requirements for parents to review educational materials before refusing a vaccine, the option for minors to elect to be vaccinated, increased reporting on HPV vaccination rates and eliminating the vaccine exemption allowing ...

Measles outbreak reaches more than 20000 in Europe after parents shun vaccination, health ...

Measles is highly contagious disease that can be prevented by having the vaccination, offered by the NHS as a single measles, mumps and rubella jab. But last year cases ... Measles is a highly infectious viral illness that can be very unpleasant and sometimes lead to serious complications. It's now ...

Suspension Notices In The Mail

Lambton Public Health's Erin Courtney says they're sending out suspension notices to parents with children in elementary and high school this week. She says they need to update their child's immunization records or provide proof of exemption. “Requiring proof of immunization for communicable ...

FCTA Expresses Dismay Over Rejection of Vaccination by Foreigners

The Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Primary Health Care Development Board on Tuesday expressed dismay over rejection of immunisation by some foreigners in the Capital city of Nigeria. Dr Mathew Ashikeni, the Acting Executive Secretary of the Board, described the development as disheartening ...

Soaring rates of measles in Europe

People shunning vaccination is part of the problem, say experts. Although research published in 2004 about a possible link between the MMR vaccine and autism has been discredited, the scare it created damaged some people's trust of the vaccine. Measles is a highly infectious viral illness that can be ...

Today's Top Medical News - February 20, 2018

New research shows pregnant women who receive vaccines for influenza and tetanus, diphtheria and whooping cough do not harm their babies. The study examined vaccine-related health risks for infants during their first six months of life. It found there was no increased risk of hospitalization or death ...

Swim marathon set to raise money for polio

WATERTOWN — Eleven people will be doing laps in the Watertown Family YMCA pool on Saturday morning to help finally eradicate polio from the globe. The members of the Rotary Noon Club of Watertown hope to raise $5,000 — matched with a $10,000 contribution from the Bill and Melinda Gates ...

The number of measles cases in Europe rose by 400 per cent in 2017 (stock)

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 ...

Maternal influenza, Tdap vaccinations not tied to infant mortality

Influenza and acellular pertussis vaccinations during pregnancy were not associated with hospitalization or death of infants in the first 6 months of life, according to recently published study results in Pediatrics. “In our study of maternal influenza and [acellular pertussis (Tdap)] vaccines, we found no ...

Researchers created a 90% accurate blood test for autism

This complexity extends all the way to how it's diagnosed: Children can start to show visible signs of autism by the age of 18 months, but there is no single medical test that can diagnose it, and it often takes years to confirm a suspected case, potentially delaying treatment. New research, published ...

WHO warns of soaring rates of measles in Europe

Measles cases were highest in Romania, Italy and Ukraine. People shunning vaccination is part of the problem, say experts. Although research published 20 years ago about a possible link between the MMR vaccine and autism has been discredited, the scare it created damaged some people's trust of ...

Smallpox Market Epidemiology, 2027 Key Assessments, Patient Segmentation, Driving Growth ...

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Measles Cases Are Skyrocketing in Europe as More Parents Shun Vaccines

“Elimination of both measles and rubella is a priority goal that all European countries have firmly committed to, and a cornerstone for achieving the health-related Sustainable Development Goals,” said Jakab. “This short-term setback cannot deter us from our commitment to be the generation that frees ...

Zealand Pharma and UniQuest collaborate to develop novel drug candidates for gastrointestinal ...

It benchmarks in the top 10 percent globally for university-based technology transfer offices. Since 1984, UniQuest has built, commercialised and managed an extensive intellectual property portfolio. Among others, UniQuest was responsible for commercialising the HPV vaccine Gardasil, the Triple P ...

Varicella Virus (Chickenpox) Vaccine Market Global Size and Growth Prospective 2018

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The virus hunter: In a bygone era, CJ Peters learned how to bend the rules

There was the legendary Karl Johnson, who discovered the virus that causes Bolivian hemorrhagic fever and who named Ebola 3, and Joseph McCormick, author of “Level 4: Virus Hunters of the CDC.” (Not to be confused with Peters's “Virus Hunter: Thirty Years of Battling Hot Viruses Around the World.

Bad heart? Don't forget your flu shot

(CNN) The flu vaccine may have an important benefit beyond protecting against influenza: It may also prevent heart attacks, especially in those at high ... that association with flu season and development of a heart attack," said Dr. Kevin Schwartz, an infectious disease physician at Public Health Ontario.

'Part of this is our fault': Global Health expert talks anti-vaccine movement, preventable diseases

As an example, Hotez explained that the technology for creating the Ebola vaccine sat idly from 2003 until the Ebola outbreak, more than a decade later, because there was no financial incentive to develop the vaccine. After the outbreak, the vaccine was developed in “record time,” but not until after the ...

7 Early Signs Of Autism In Children

Now that the little baby is in no place to understand where he or she is lacking, it is a parent's responsibility to watch out for the early signs and symptoms of autism in their kids. As a parent, you know your kid better than others and if you are spotting something strange in your child's behavior and his/her ...

Flu vaccination rates of area students among lowest in the country

Flu vaccination rates in Missaukee County were much lower than other vaccination rates, though that is typical across the state and nation. Missaukee County's flu vaccination rate, at 23.2 percent, is very close to the state's rate of 23.1 percent. That measurement addresses kids age 6 months through 17 ...

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Study Reveals First Signs of Autism

For this new study, researchers looked for chemical differences in the blood and urine of 38 autistic children and 31 children without the condition, all aged between five and 12. In those with autism they found higher levels of protein damage - particularly in the blood plasma - which they said were ...

Dianella nursing student wants to give back to home country Liberia after losing cousin to Ebola virus

A DIANELLA nursing student aims to help her family and people who are struggling in her home country of Liberia, after she lost her cousin to the Ebola virus in 2015. Lisa Howe (21), who is studying a Diploma of Nursing at Open Colleges in Perth and working for aged care provider MercyCare, moved ...

Community Newsletter: What you can do to prevent the flu

Public health officials are saying that this year's flu season is the worst in nearly a decade and I think we all know someone who has had flu-like symptoms over ... Flu vaccination can reduce flu illnesses, doctors' visits, and missed work and school due to flu, as well as prevent flu-related hospitalizations.

Hospitals see rush of patients amid flu surge and end of Lunar New Year break, resulting in waits ...

Tim Pang Hung-cheong, a patients' rights advocate for the Society for Community Organisation, said the government should plan earlier for flu vaccination for the next winter flu season. “The government has bought extra vaccines in a rush only when more people sought vaccination,” Pang said. “There ...

Flu claims 33 victims in Czech Republic

Last year, flu claimed 114 lives throughout the flu season. "Due to the threat by flu, the population over 65 has the vaccination fully covered by the public health insurance," Stepanyova said. However, only some 5-6 percent of the Czech Republic's population is vaccinated against flu annually. The rate is ...

Don't delay, get your flu shot today!

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommends every child aged six months and older receive the flu vaccine annually. This is particularly important for kids with chronic medical problems, such as asthma, diabetes, weakened immune systems and heart disease, among others. It is important to ...

Ground-breaking new flu vaccines to protect elderly in Far North

The free flu vaccines are a direct response to last year's horror flu season in in Queensland. IMAGE: The New Daily. FEDERAL Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch says new flu vaccines will provide stronger protection for seniors in Far North Queensland. The Government has announced it will provide two ...

Disease prevention: Journalists vaccinated against swine flu

MULTAN: The district government of Multan concluded a two-day camp to administer swine flu (H1N1) vaccines to journalists, free-of-charge on Monday. The camp was set up at the Directorate General Public Relations' (DPGR) cantonment office. The initiative was taken by Deputy Commissioner ...

Million dollar research projects aiming to protect seniors

ACSA has also welcomed another government announcement which has introduced free flu vaccinations for all Australians over 65 for the “extra protection” it provides those vulnerable to infection in residential aged care, following last year's flu season, which Ms Sparrow says was a “reminder of the ...

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Why the flu vaccine was a flop: It depends too much on each person's unique immune history to ...

'We see that both vaccinated and unvaccinated people were infected with similar flu viruses and that the vaccine didn't elicit a strong immune response from most people in our study,' said Dr Grad, an assistant professor of immunology and infectious diseases at the Harvard TH Chan School of Public ...

Flu vaccine: Will it work better next season?

It also takes several months to produce the influenza vaccine, which is why health officials are getting started even before this season ends. While the flu vaccine remains the best method to prevent illness and death during the flu season, a new study published in Clinical Infectious Diseases investigates ...

Maternal vaccination during pregnancy not associated with infant hospitalization, mortality

1. No significant association was identified between maternal intrapartum vaccination with the influenza or tetanus, diphtheria, and acellular pertussis (Tdap) vaccine and infant hospitalization or mortality. 2. Infants hospitalized for respiratory reasons were significantly less likely to be born to mothers who ...

Opioid use associated with increased risk of invasive pneumococcal disease

1. Researchers found a strong link between prescription opioid use and the risk for invasive pneumococcal disease (IPD). 2. The strongest link was present in individuals using formulations of opioids that were long-acting, highly potent, or utilized at a high dose. Evidence Rating Level: 3 (Average).

Past encounters with the flu shape vaccine response

New research on why the influenza vaccine was only modestly effective in recent years shows that immune history with the flu influences a person's response to the vaccine. Low effectiveness of the flu vaccine is often blamed on problems with how the vaccine is designed and produced. Sometimes the ...

Pomfret clerk offers online dog licensing

If you are licensing your dog for the first time in the town of Pomfret or village of Fredonia, you will need to come to the town clerk's office to present a valid rabies certificate as well as a spay or neuter certificate if applicable. Please know if the rabies vaccination is expired you will not be able to renew the ...

Past encounters with the flu shape vaccine response

In 2012-13, the H3N2 component of the flu vaccine was effective in just 39 percent of people. That season, public health officials believed that adaptations in egg-grown vaccines were the problem. But in a new study published this week in the journal Clinical Infectious Diseases, researchers from the ...

Cleaveland: Another vaccine in the battle against shingles

The same virus, VZV, causes chicken pox and shingles. After the rash of chicken pox resolves, the causative virus persists in the body. Most adults over age 40 harbor dormant VZV, even if they received vaccine to prevent VZV earlier in life. Years after infection with VZV, unknown factors prompt the virus ...

Autism could be predicted from blood or urine tests soon

Diagnosis is typically made after the age of two because it depends on the behavioural assessments of the child. In this new study the team of researchers checked for chemical differences in the blood and urine collected from 38 autistic children and 31 children without autism. The children were aged ...

United States Meningococcal Infections Vaccine market research report with growth, latest trends ...

Questale released a detailed assessment of trends in United States Meningococcal Infections Vaccine market. The research report includes diverse topics like total market size, key market drivers, challenges, growth opportunities, key players etc. We have also covered key market updates, the impact of ...

Growing opportunity for startups in the United States Mumps Drug industry

Questale released a detailed assessment of trends in United States Mumps Drug market. The research report includes diverse topics like total market size, key market drivers, challenges, growth opportunities, key players etc. We have also covered key market updates, the impact of regulations and ...

Growing opportunity for startups in the Global Varicella Virus (Chickenpox) Vaccine industry

Questale released a detailed assessment of trends in Global Varicella Virus (Chickenpox) Vaccine market. The research report includes diverse topics like total market size, key market drivers, challenges, growth opportunities, key players etc. We have also covered key market updates, the impact of ...

Only 43 Percent of American Teens Have Gotten the HPV Vaccine Which Prevents Cervical and ...

Only 43 Percent of American Teens Have Gotten the HPV Vaccine Which Prevents Cervical and Dick Cancer Gizmodo The HPV vaccine is a fantastic drug that prevents everything from cervical cancer in women to dick cancer in men. But a new study from the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association has ...

Pakistan- Tribesmen threaten to boycott anti-polio drive if dispute on road construction not resolved

Pakistan- Tribesmen threaten to boycott anti-polio drive if dispute on road construction not resolved ... Maina area in Barang tehsil of Bajuar tribal agency have threatened to boycott the anti-polio immunization drive if the government failed to resolve the dispute over the construction of road to their area.

WHO supports Borno state to reach 13 500 households with health messages that save lives

“Recognizing that timely health messages are as important as epidemiology and vaccine, WHO has taken further steps to reach households with ... of approaches to ensure the availability of basic health services targeted at preventing and treating common illnesses, including for infectious diseases and ...

Blotters from Copperas Cove Police Department

Dangerous or vicious animal, animal-domestic pet at large, animal at large, no collar/no tags, no rabies vaccination, discharge gun in city: 1200 block West Avenue E. Assault with bodily injury-family violence choking: 200 block West Anderson Avenue. Welfare concern: 300 block Judy Lane. Assault by ...

Two new vaccines show promise in preventing TB

Two new vaccine candidates have shown promise in preventing TB infections, results of new clinical trials show. In a prevention-of-infection Phase II trial conducted in South Africa, re-vaccination with the Bacille Calmette-Guerin (BCG) vaccine significantly reduced sustained TB infections in adolescents.

Measles alert for Melbourne's south and outer east after infected man visited Centrelink Dandenong

The measles vaccine is recommended on the National Immunisation Program at 12 months and again at 18 months. Anyone who is unvaccinated is at risk of contracting the illness. Adults aged 26 to 52 have lower immunisation coverage than younger adults and children, and therefore most cases are in ...

Flawed vaccine procurement policy hurts UIP, takes toll on public sector labs

The Union government's flawed vaccine procurement policy may jeopardise the effectiveness of the much-talked-about Universal Immunisation Programme ... (whooping cough) and tetanus, DT which protects young children from diphtheria, tetanus, and whooping cough and TT, the tetanus vaccine.

LGM Provides US$10K Assistance to Orphans for 2017/18 Academic Year

As part of its humanitarian assistance program last Friday, the Liberia Ghana Missions (LGM) provided an initial financial assistance of US$10,000 to 60 children who lost their parents to the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD). The beneficiary children are from several communities in Monrovia and its environs.

Abuja Residents And Ongoing Measles Campaign Exercise

To curtail the spread of the disease and prevent death of children under five, our reporter gathered that the federal government has released N3.5 billion for vaccination programme and a nationwide measles campaign for the 2017/2018 measles immunisation calendar. Briefing newsmen recently on the ...

A Marian Pilgrimage to St. Kateri Tekakwitha's Shrine

When she was around 4 years old, her family succumbed to the smallpox epidemic. Kateri suffered smallpox, which left her face scarred and her eyesight impaired. Both of her parents and her baby brother died from the scourge. Alone in the world, Kateri was adopted by her father's sister and her ...

'Kitty' Nyssa means new beginnings

“Kitty” needed to stay to have her rabies vaccination and microchip done, so she was able to leave the shelter the following morning. “Kitty” has since been renamed Nyssa, which means “new beginning.” Her foster reported that she is settling in well, eating and drinking a decent amount of food and ...

Focus on refusing parents as year's second polio drive begins

Without any formal or ceremonial inauguration, the second polio drive of the year, with a special focus on targeting refusing parents and missing children, started here on Monday, during which 2.4 million children under the age of five years would be administered oral polio vaccine drops. Polio vaccine ...

Here's How You Can Debunk 7 Most Common Anti-Vaxxer Arguments With Science

For example, vaccines contain tiny amounts of aluminum to help make the shots more effective. In total, the aluminum present amounts to about 0.125 mg per dose, which is way less than the average 30 to 50 mg the average human consumes every day. And even though the mercury used in vaccines is ...

Protect your pets from flu and other illnesses with low-cost shot clinic

Other services include the Canine Influenza Vaccine for $20, $10 FVRCP for cats, $15 feline rabies vaccination and a $15 HomeAgain Microchip. Dog flu or canine influenza is a highly contagious viral infection that packs many of the same nasty symptoms as the human flu: fever, coughing, sneezing, ...

More than 20000 catch measles as parents shun vaccination

Vanessa Saliba, a measles epidemiologist at Public Health England, said: “Measles is one of the most infectious diseases known to Man . . . These outbreaks are really important in showing that measles is not going away and we need to keep vaccinating.” The NHS has been told to increase vaccine ...

35 die of measles across Europe as outbreaks increase 400%

“Elimination of both measles and rubella is a priority goal that all European countries have firmly committed to, and a cornerstone for achieving the health-related sustainable goals,” said Dr Jakab. “This short-term setback cannot deter us from our commitment to be the generation that frees our children ...

Mandatory vaccinations: Common good should prevail

That is a 400% increase on 2016 and has led to a meeting of health ministers in Montenegro, today, to discuss immunisation. France has decided to make 11 vaccines mandatory. Italy has banned non-vaccinated children from schools. Beatrice Lorenzin, the health minister, has said falling vaccination ...

Documentary 'Dina' Follows the Life of an Engaged Autistic Couple

“[C]haracters that are autistic are usually savants,” Kelly Krafcky, a member of The Mighty's autism community, previously told The Mighty. “Not all of us can do physics at the age of 5, not all of us are super interesting. Also, it needs to stop being the stereotypical 'elementary-age white boy' because not all ...

Report finds low but growing uptake of HPV vaccine

“It is not often that we have the opportunity to address the scourge of cancer with a vaccine,” he said. “We need to partner with parents and others in the community to do better by our kids.” A seven-year study of medical claims by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana finds that about 28 percent of ...

Report finds low but growing uptake of HPV vaccine

A seven-year study of medical claims by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana finds that about 28 percent of Louisiana adolescents receive a first dose of the HPV vaccine by their 13th birthday, but that rate is still low compared to other adolescent immunizations. Human papillomavirus vaccination rates ...

Case of whooping cough confirmed at Broughton High

A student at Broughton High School in Raleigh has tested positive for whooping cough, according to Lisa Luten with the Wake County School district. The principal released a statement in the form of a note that went home with students Monday afternoon. Pertussis, also known as whooping cough, is a ...

Adult Vaccine Market: Global Market Drivers and Opportunities by Applications Analysis with ...

Adult Vaccine Market report considers Influenza, Cervical Cancer, Zoster Shingles, Pneumococcal, Meningococcal, MMRV, Hepatitis, DTP, Travel and Miscellaneous as main product types and market is analyzed for the revenue, production, market share, price, and growth rate, manufacturing Cost, ...

Rotary collecting crutches, clothing

The organization was founded in 2006 by polio survivor David Talbot, and also raises awareness about post-polio syndrome, which can affect polio ... has collected 113 cans of soup for the Loaves and Fishes food pantry; donated 113 books to the library in Sandy Lake; and sent $113 to End Polio Now.

Alston & Bird Healthcare Week In Review

The agenda will include discussions on influenza vaccines, evidence based recommendations, anthrax vaccine, Japanese encephalitis vaccines, hepatitis vaccines, human papillomavirus vaccines, pneumococcal vaccines, meningococcal disease, and an update on vaccines and other biologics for ...

Former Rotary International President John Germ emphasizes importance of people helping people

“There's still work that needs to be done even though you've accomplished so much already,” he said. He gave an example of people volunteering to read to school children to “let them see Rotarians as role models.” “P is for Perseverance,” siting Rotary efforts to eradicate Polio and affirming that it could ...

EPS for VBI Vaccines Inc. (VBV) Expected At $-0.31

Analysts expect VBI Vaccines Inc. (TSE:VBV) to report $-0.31 EPS on March, 23.They anticipate ... After having $-0.30 EPS previously, VBI Vaccines Inc.'s analysts see 3.33 % EPS growth. ... The firm also offers Sci-B-Vac, a third-generation hepatitis B vaccine for adults, children, and newborn infants.

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