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Sacramento couple fights to get their baby boy back from authorities (video)

H7N9 vaccines will be available in August: pharmaceutical firm

H7N9 gene study links patient and poultry-market viruses

Mandatory Influenza Testing for Hospital Personnel Enhances Patient Safety

Researchers Seek Vaccine to Treat Widespread Parasitic Disease

Congress wants to make vaccines MORE painful. Here's how

Government shuts down HIV/AIDS vaccine trial

Measles Cases In North Carolina Lead To Free Vaccines

Parents advised to take up MMR vaccination for children

Experts raise red flag about rising cost of vaccines

YouDocs: Absolutely no link between vaccines and autism, so get you and your children inoculated

Two-pronged approach to immune activation could lead to vaccines that effectively shut down tumor expansion

Mystery Remains Over 'Measles Death' Man - A post mortem to establish the cause of death of a man in Wales suffering from measles proves inconclusive.


European Commission approves Sanofi's 6-in-1 pediatric vaccine

Scare stories about MMR vaccine were wrong: Jab has been a fantastic success story - If I had any doubt, I would not have vaccinated all of my own children. But it only takes a few doubters to put everyone else at risk

“Police State” Registry System Being Set Up to Track Your Vaccination Status by Jeffry John Aufderheide - Vactruth

NIH Study Offers Clues to Making Vaccine for Infant Respiratory Illness - Scientists See Vulnerable Spot on Respiratory Syncytial Virus Protein

Road to HIV Vaccine Hits Another Speed Bump (video)

Study: Lab-derived H5N1 virus component binds to human receptors

China reports three more H7N9 cases; total to 112

Swift international response, investigation underway for H7N9 outbreak by Kathy M. Neuzil, MD, MPH (video) (free registration)

Vaccines to confront new and emerging respiratory diseases by Gregory A.  Poland MD (video) (free registration)

NEWS SCAN: 3 poultry-linked Salmonella outbreaks, measles & rubella in Europe, polio eradication plans - Officials probe three multistate Salmonella outbreaks tied to baby poultry

CDC Seasonal Influenza (Flu) 2012-2013 Influenza Season Week 16 ending April 20, 2013

CDC Seasonal Influenza (Flu) H7N9 Update; CDC Pandemic Preparedness Activities Progress

CDC Seasonal Influenza (Flu) Diagnostics for Detecting H7N9 Using rRT-PCR

CDC Seasonal Influenza (Flu) Images of Avian Influenza A H7N9

CDC Seasonal Influenza (Flu) Information for Health Professionals

CDC Seasonal Influenza (Flu) Background on Human Infections with other Avian Influenza Viruses

CDC Influential News (pdf)

$2.8 Million Funding Available for Information Technology Resource for Modeling of Infectious Disease Agent Study

CDC: Labs take lead role in H7N9 preparedness
      
FLU NEWS SCAN: H5N1 in Vietnam, fading flu season

NEWS SCAN: Salmonella outbreak linked to cucumbers, new poxvirus, Nipah near Australia, app for kids' vaccines

Experts: Past exposures may help explain H7N9 age profile

Fujian province cites first H7N9 case as total reaches 119

'Misdiagnosis' Leading Cause of U.S. Malpractice Payouts: Study - Diagnosis-related claims -- not surgical or medication errors -- are the most costly of all, researcher says

Researchers report preventing seizures in rare form of epilepsy

More than 400 medicines in the pipeline for older Americans
   
Forty percent of parents still giving kids dangerous medication that harms children

GPs stock up on measles vaccine

DOCTORS are preparing for a vaccination catch-up programme as it was revealed the only two cases of measles in the Thames Valley this year were in the Royal Borough. The measles outbreak in England and Wales has sparked an MMR vaccination ...
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Parents urged to give kids measles jab to stop illness

It is thought many children were not given the measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccine in the late 1990s and 2000s because now-discredited research falsely linked it to autism. The reduction in the number of people being vaccinated has been blamed for ...
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Burton Mail

Tax on Flu Shots Would Bolster Vaccine-Victims Fund - Newsmax.com

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that 135 million doses of the flu vaccine will be administered this year, which could translate into a windfall that could be used, along with taxes on other vaccines, to fund the nation's ...
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Koble: Shots help children fight disease

Under current state law, Texas pharmacists can offer seasonal flu vaccines to children age seven and up but can only administer other Centers for Disease Control and Prevention-recommended vaccines to those older than 14. The legislation under ...
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Latest HIV Vaccine Fails In The US, Government Stops Study

The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the National Institutes of Health, announced that they will stop giving doses of this experimental vaccine. The trial, which began in 2009 is the most recent in a line of ...
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NIH stops HIV vaccine clinical trial

The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, part of the NIH, has discontinued the HVTN 505 clinical trial of an investigational HIV vaccine regimen because the vaccine did not prevent HIV infection nor reduce viral load among vaccine ...
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Healio

Is whooping cough rise result of anti-vaccination movement? - Imperfect Parent

Dr. LaMar Habrouck, Illinois State Health Director, has taken to getting his message about vaccination safety by using the media to educate parents on the American Academy of Pediatric's vaccination schedule. Habrouck spoke to WBBM Radio on Friday, ...
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The Imperfect Parent

Eradicating Polio: How a $5.5 Billion Investment Could Pay Huge Dividends

Smallpox, on the other hand, was an epidemiological tragedy. By the mid-18th century, it had reached every part of the world except Australia. Through World War II and into the 1950s, there were still something in the neighborhood of 50 million cases ...
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Inside Story - The fight for global immunisation

Immunising children against a range of diseases that can cause serious illness, disability or death. The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that immunisation prevents up to three million deaths every year, but it says an estimated 22 million ...
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Babies should receive jabs younger if measles spread, experts say

David Elliman, immunisation specialist of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health, said: “If there is a local outbreak such as in a nursery then doctors should be considering immunising at six months. The problem is that for some the ...
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Telegraph.co.uk

Cantabs get jabs to battle flu rates

That figure is expected be lower this year with just over one million New Zealanders having had a flu vaccination already - 250,000 more than the same time last year and 350,000 more than in 2009. Rangitata MP and Associate Health Minister Jo Goodhew ...
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Draft bill gives FDA authority over some pharmacies

The proposal from a bipartisan group of U.S. senators comes in the wake of a meningitis outbreak last fall that killed 53 people and sickened more than 700. The outbreak was linked to a tainted steroid distributed by the New England Compounding Center.
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Essex health chief backs calls for measles vaccinations

Health chiefs in Essex are supporting the advice of Public Health England and urging anyone who has not had their two measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccinations to visit their GP for a catch-up jab following recent measles outbreaks in England and ...
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Harlow Star

Vaccines shunned by some as others struggle for access

The reasons behind parents' decisions are complex. Part of the problem is lingering doubts around vaccine safety that were compounded by a retracted 1998 study linking the measles, mumps and rubella vaccine with autism. Although declared an "elaborate ...
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Endemic: 650 cases of measles reported at LRH this year

KARACHI: Patients in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (K-P) continue to suffer from measles and the contagion seems to persist with a total of 650 cases recorded at the Lady Reading Hospital this year. Data from LRH's Isolation Ward shows that out of the 650 ...
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Measles jab clinic to be held in Ebbw Vale

THE campaign to vaccinate as many children and young people as possible in Gwent against measles enters its third weekend tomorrow, with a clinic being held at Ysbyty Aneurin Bevan in Ebbw Vale. An MMR (measles, mumps and rubella) vaccination ...
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South Wales Argus

Measles outbreak calls for quick action to vaccinate children in war-torn Mali

Measles and polio are deadly diseases that have been long forgotten in Europe. In Mali, however, reality is quite different. The recent armed conflict in the north of the country has not only forced thousands of people to flee their homes, but has also ...
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Measles latest: 'Epidemic may not peak for weeks'

Although the outbreak is centred mainly on Swansea, rates of measles are high throughout the Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University (ABMU), Powys and Hywel Dda health board areas, especially in Neath Port Talbot and North Powys. And officials said it ...
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WalesOnline

Residents encouraged to immunize

Ontarians, especially adults, are reminded that up-to-date immunization is still the best defence against diseases that used to be deadly, but now can be prevented by a vaccine. Lisa Schell, manager of the Sudbury & District Health Unit's Clinical ...
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Obstetricians and gynecologists group calls for HPV vaccine for ...

TORONTO – Provincial and territorial HPV vaccination programs should be expanded to cover boys, the Society of Obstetricians and Gynecologists of Canada said Thursday. The professional organization's CEO, Dr. Jennifer Blake, wrote to ...
Macleans.ca

Mass vaccination soon as measles cases rise - Gulf Times

The MMR vaccine immunises against measles, mumps and rubella. Figures released yesterday by the Public Health England (PHE) said there had been 587 cases this year to the end of March, following a record annual high of almost 2,000 cases in 2012.
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Gulf Times

Baby dies of whooping cough in Orange County

The station reported that Orange County had one case of measles and 42 cases of pertussis, or whooping cough, last year. So far this year, the health department reports four cases of measles and 12 cases of pertussis. Health officials believe the baby ...
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Whooping cough persisting in Larimer, surrounding counties

Symptoms of pertussis typically appear between seven to 10 days after exposure but can develop weeks after. It starts with cold-like symptoms but can become more severe and be marked by coughing fits and a whooping sound. If a person's cough lasts ...
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Statement NIH Discontinues Immunizations in HIV Vaccine Study

NIH Discontinues Immunizations in HIV Vaccine Study. The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious DiseasesNIAID part of the National Institutes of ...
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A $5.5 Billion Road Map To Banish Polio Forever

The plan calls for attacking the remaining pockets of polio in the last endemic countries — Afghanistan, Pakistan and Nigeria — with mass immunization campaigns. It would boost polio surveillance globally and set up systems to respond rapidly in case ...
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NPR (blog)

Campaign on polio and routine immunisation turns a new leaf

KOLKATA: Campaign on routine immunisation and vaccination against polio turns a new leaf in Kolkata. On Friday school children planted saplings and pledged to spread awareness on immunisation. The campaign 'Nurturing trees, nurturing lives', is aimed ...
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Meningitis Linked to Lower Educational Achievement - Medscape

This association was particularly relevant to pneumococcal and Haemophilus influenzae meningitis, whereas for meningococcal meningitis the lower educational achievement may be family-related, the authors suggest. The study, published in the April 24 ...
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Medscape

Pneumonia vaccine to arrive in Uganda

A pneumococcal vaccination in Sierra Leone. Photo by: Edmund Makiu / UNICEF. Pneumococcal immunization — with GAVI support — will be rolling out in Uganda on Saturday, April 27, a source from the alliance told Devex. Uganda will be the 24th country ...
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Pima County recognizes care providers reaching 95% immunization rates

“We would like to recognize the childhood immunization champions here in Pima County child care programs who are working hard to ensure a safe and healthy environment in which children can thrive and grow,” said Dr. Francisco García, Public Health ...
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Parents urged to get children vaccinated against measles

Parents in Reading are being urged to get their children vaccinated against measles following two cases of the disease in Berkshire. It is never too late for children, older teenagers and young adults to have the MMR vaccine if they have missed out ...
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Had chicken pox? Get shingles vaccine

The vaccine may cause mild irritation at the site of injection. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention do not now have a vaccine recommendation for those 50-59, however, it is approved for that age group. The vaccine is optional. Check with ...
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Experimental HIV Vaccine Fails; Study Halted - Huffington Post

The review board has recommended that no further vaccinations be given. The National Institutes of Allergy and Infectious Disease, which sponsored the study, said it would continue to follow study participants to further evaluate the trial data. So far ...
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HIV vaccine trial ends in failure

The program, which began in 2009, is the latest in a series of unsuccessful studies of candidate vaccines aimed at tackling HIV, the human immunodeficiency virus. The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases said volunteers in 19 US cities ...
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April 27 Health Freedom and Vaccination Exemption Rights Event McLean, VA

Center for personal rights. Celebrating Health Freedom in DC, MD & VA Vaccine Exemption Rights, Parent Observations, Informed Consent with special guest, internationally renowned academic gastroenterologist Dr. Andrew Wakefield Saturday April 27th ...
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Vaccine provider seeks Gulf funds

"Viruses move and people move, so a strong immunisation system is important worldwide," said Seth Berkley, the chief executive of Gavi Alliance, on the sidelines of the Global Vaccine Summit in Abu Dhabi on Wednesday. "The support from the region has ...
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The National

New surge in measles outbreak sparks call for Scots to be immunised

Health chiefs in Scotland are urging parents to get their children vaccinated against measles after the number of cases south of the Border soared past 1500. Scottish health boards say they have so far avoided any significant outbreaks of the ...
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The fight for global immunisation

It is universally recognised as one of the most successful and cost effective health programmes in the world. Immunising children against a range of diseases that can cause serious illness, disability or death. The World Health Organization (WHO ...
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Ladies can keep fit while raising money for the Meningitis Trust

A LADIES only evening of fun fitness classes takes place on Tuesday, April 30, to raise money for the Meningitis Trust. Five half-hour sessions will run from 6.15pm to 8.45pm at Stroud High School's sports hall in Cainscross Road. Organisers are asking ...
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Frimley Park Hospital agrees multi-million pound settlement for meningitis victim

... multi-million pound settlement for meningitis victim. Profile image for mattcollison. By mattcollison | Thursday, April 25, 2013, 17:58. FRIMLEY Park Hospital is to pay out a multi-million pound compensation settlement to a teenager who contracted ...
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Camberley People

Meningitis leaves lasting legacy

But she is angry and bitter too – because meningitis has left her with debilitating aftereffects that have changed her life. For while she beat the double whammy of having both viral and bacterial meningitis – both types were found in laboratory tests ...
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Scotsman

Measles vaccination campaign begins - video

Dr Paul Cosford from Public Health England says around a million children and teenagers nationally have been targeted for vaccination. The £20m immunisation programme began today, aimed at 10 to 14-year-olds who have not been vaccinated against ...
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The Guardian

Pneumonia vaccination starts tomorrow - New Vision

The ministry of health will roll out the pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV 10), a new vaccine to prevent diseases caused by the pneumococcal bacteria. The vaccine is expected to ... “Immunisation is a public health right,” she said. According to the ...
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Urdd children urged to get measles vaccination

YOUNGSTERS planning to attend the Urdd National Eisteddfod next month are being urged to make sure they are vaccinated against measles. Public Health Wales (PHW) said if people are not immunised before going to the festival in Pembrokeshire the ...
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myths about vaccination – and why they're wrong

Further evidence comes from a recently published exhaustive review examining 12,000 research articles covering eight different vaccines which also concluded there was no link between vaccines and autism. Yet the myth persists and probably for several ...
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SBS

Autism vaccine on the cards?

Scientists have developed the first ever-vaccine for gut bacteria common in autistic children to help control some of the symptoms of the disease. Researchers from the University of Guelph in Canada have developed a carbohydrate-based vaccine against ...
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MMR vaccine, 1 additional febrile seizure every 3,000 kids - Autism ...

(The brain damage hypothesis, that one cause of autism is brain damage from various causes) I am pro-vaccine. What I'm trying to do is to help build the middle ...
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Measles: New efforts needed to stop an old disease - Medical Xpress

Measles may not immediately strike fear into your heart, but in many countries it does. Children who contract the virus are at risk of serious complications such as pneumonia and encephalitis (brain inflammation), which can be fatal. The virus, one of ...
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Measles jab plea to Hartlepool and Stockton parents

There has been eight confimed cases of measles in Hartlepool in the first three months of the year compared to none for the whole of the previous two years. The North-East has seen 176 cases this year. Louise Wallace, Hartlepool's director of public ...
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Hartlepool Mail

Measles has killed 753 children in KP since Jan - The Frontier Post

PESHAWAR: Around 800 measles-hit children have lost their lives in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa since January. In a survey conducted by The Frontier Post, it was learnt that 30 percent of the province was not covered while by the anti-measles vaccination ...
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'Measles victim' tested further

Worst hit are children and teenagers aged 10 to 18 who missed out on the vital measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) jab when they were younger. That was due to unfounded fears that the three-in-one vaccination was somehow linked to autism in children.
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Mystery Remains Over 'Measles Death' Man - Sky News

The news comes after it was announced one million children are to be targeted in a measles vaccination drive across England as the outbreak of the disease in Wales continues to grow. Gareth Williams, 25, was found dead in his flat in Swansea one week ...
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Measles cases approaching 1000 in Wales epidemic

... of tests to establish the cause of his death are still awaited. Health officials in England have just embarked on a national campaign, urging more than one million familes to immunise their children against measles, in order to prevent a national ...
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Telegraph.co.uk

UK measles outbreak shows the 'lost generation' of unvaccinated kids

Last week, in the small coastal city of Swansea, Wales, a 25-year-old man with measles was found dead in his flat. It was the first measles fatality in Britain in five years, and a bleak development in an epidemic caused by a health scare that began ...
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Macleans.ca

Number of Measles cases in West Midlands triples in one year

Further figures from PHE show there were 587 confirmed measles cases in England in the first three months of this year, more than three times the 168 cases in the same period of 2012. Experts predict England's total this year will exceed the 1,920 ...
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Birmingham Mail

Ottawa high school students suspended over lack of immunization records

OTTAWA - About 900 Ottawa high school students have been suspended for failing to prove their immunization records are up to date. And another 815 students were told Wednesday they face suspensions of up to 20 days if their parents don't provide the ...
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Timely vaccination help curb cervical cancer - The Nation

Vaccination and screening can protect a woman from cervical cancer. There are 500,000 cases of the disease globally, with 270,000 women dying because of it across the world. It means a woman is dying of the cancer after every two minutes. These views ...
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The Nation

Gynecologists group calls for HPV vaccine for boys

TORONTO -- Provincial and territorial HPV vaccination programs should be expanded to cover boys, the Society of Obstetricians and Gynecologists of Canada said Thursday. The professional organization's CEO, Dr. Jennifer Blake, wrote to ministers of ...
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CTV News

Road to HIV Vaccine Hits Another Speed Bump - MedPage Today

HIV experts reacted with dismay and resignation to the news that the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases halted its HIV Vaccine Trials Network 505 trial because it wasn't working. "I wish I could say I was surprised," commented Robert ...
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Social barriers of polio need tackling

Polio was a scourge the world over until about a quarter of a century ago - the disease killed or crippled thousands of children each year. Ever since the launch of the Global Polio Eradication initiative across the world in 1988, the number of cases ...
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Canada funds polio effort in Afghanistan, Nigeria, Pakistan

International Cooperation Minister Julian Fantino is in the United Arab Emirates for the Global Vaccine Summit, where government and NGO efforts are ramping up to achieve full eradication worldwide. (Adrian Wyld/Canadian Press). The federal government ...
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CBC.ca

Antiquated health records - Ottawa Citizen

This year, 900 or more high school students might be suspended from school until their vaccination records are sorted out. Making sure students are vaccinated is vital to public health, of course. But there have to be better ways of updating ...
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Parents asked to arrange MMR jabs

FAMILIES in Oxfordshire are being encouraged to get children and teenagers to have the MMR vaccine if they are not already protected. A renewed call was made yesterday to increase uptake of the vaccine which protects against measles, mumps and ...
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Parents Urged to Keep Portsmouth Measles Free With MMR Jab

But to make sure that the city stays fully protected against the disease, it is really important that parents ensure their children have had the two doses of the MMR vaccine. Experts believe the current rise in measles cases can be attributed to the ...
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MMR catch-up campaign targets a million children

The MMR vaccine should be given to all unvaccinated schoolchildren aged from 10 to 16 as part of a national catch-up campaign, the government has announced. This MMR vaccination catch-up campaign aims to prevent further measles outbreaks, following ...
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Five reasons Asian Americans should get tested for hepatitis B

(BPT) - More than 1 million Americans have a lifelong, or chronic, infection of hepatitis B. This includes one out of every 12 Asian Americans. If you or your parents were born in Asia or the Pacific Islands, the Centers for Disease Control and ...
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CDC Raises Awareness Through National Infant Immunization Week - WHSV.com

STAUNTON, Va. -- The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is encouraging parents and caretakers to make sure their babies get the proper vaccines. The effort is all part of national infant immunization week. Dr. Steven Mumbauer with Valley ...
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MMR vaccinations: get the data by primary care trust

Email. MMR injection. A doctor prepares an MMR injection. Photograph: Rebecca Naden/Reuters. Measles has been in the news - an outbreak of the highly infectious disease has left health authorities in Wales rapidly trying to get the situation under control.
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The Guardian (blog)

Vaccinate cattle on war footing: Goa legislator

Panaji, April 26 — Leader of Opposition in Goa's assembly Pratapsing Rane Friday demanded that all cattle in the state be vaccinated "on war footing" to keep foot and mouth disease and other infections at bay. Rane was speaking in the Goa legislative ...
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YouDocs: Absolutely no link between vaccines and autism, so get you and your ...

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported yet another study showing there's absolutely no link between vaccines and autism, and that overall adverse effects are rare. When you get an inoculation, you're 4,000 times more likely to ...
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The Province

Preventing child deaths with purchasing power

In a bold, headline-grabbing move, the Haitian government is taking action by arming its children with the best defense available—rotavirus vaccines.

Fight to rid the world of preventable diseases ... starting in Maitland

To coincide with this week's World Immunisation Week, The Mercury can report the immunisation figures for various suburbs across the city. In 2011-2012, 1383 children – between one and five years – living in central Maitland were immunised. For the ...
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Health chiefs launch MMR immunisation programme

Health chiefs in North Somerset are to launch an immunisation programme over the coming months to ensure children receive the MMR vaccine ahead of the start of the new school year in September. The move follows an announcement by Public Health ...
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clevedonpeople

Compounding industry rep: Greed to blame for meningitis outbreak

Driven by greed, the former compounding pharmacy at the center of a deadly fungal meningitis outbreak violated "so many" standards, an industry leader said. Yet for all that the New England Compounding Center did wrong, state regulators are also at ...
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Cornwall MMR vaccine push after measles outbreak in Wales

A catch-up programme to increase MMR vaccination uptake in children and teenagers in Cornwall has been announced by Public Health England, NHS England and the Department of Health. Health officials are urging children aged 10 to 16 in Devon and ...
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Measles and MMR: the essential guide

In it the team looked at 12 children with bowel disease who had autism-like symptoms and reported that the onset of these symptoms was associated in eight cases by the kids' parents with the MMR vaccine. Wakefield was subsequently struck off the ...
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The Guardian

Alternate HPV vaccine schedule for college students shows promise ...

Infectious Disease | BALTIMORE — A delayed third dose of quadrivalent HPV vaccine at 12 months to accommodate college students' academic calendar was ...
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Vaccine developed at U of G could help in battle against autism

A groundbreaking new vaccine developed at the University of Guelph is providing hope for parents of children with autism spectrum disorders. Researchers at the school say the vaccine may help with some of the gastro-intestinal issues commonly suffered ...
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First vaccine to fight gut bacteria in autistic kids

LONDON: The world's first vaccine to help control symptoms of autism has been developed. The vaccine was created by Canada's University of Guelph researchers for gut bacteria common in autistic children which will help control symptoms of autism.
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Times of India

The spread of measles

Swansea is at the epicentre of the measles outbreak in south Wales which has now reported almost 900 cases, and is now spreading north, with reports of high numbers of cases in north Powys, as well as further south in Port Talbot. Just across the ...
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Telegraph.co.uk

Anti-measles drive aims to vaccinate 11L kids in Allahabad

ALLAHABAD: In an effort to cover more children during ongoing measles catch-up programme, the district health authorities have roped in educational institutions, both government and non-government. The department has set a target to cover 11 lakh ...
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This is National Infant Immunization Week

Giving babies the recommended immunizations by age two is the best way to protect them from 14 serious childhood diseases. Currently, the United States has the safest, most effective vaccine supply in its history. Vaccine-preventable diseases still ...
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Kagera Improves Child Immunization Programme

He said a total of 109,407 children aged below five years in Kagera region were immunized against rotavirus diarrhoea and Pneumonia. He noted that a total of 29,492 were immunized in Karagwe district, 22,677 in Muleba while 15,683 children got PCV 13 ...
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Infant dies after vaccination, UT tells company to withdraw vaccine

A six-weeks-old baby boy lost his life on Wednesday morning, 16 hours after he was administered the Easy-Five vaccine purchased from a 'baby-care chemist' at the Advanced Pediatrics Centre, PGIMER. Though the drugs were seized, they are yet to be sent ...
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Immunisation schedule for kids

Birth Hepatitis B vaccine, first dose. 2 months Hepatitis B vaccine, second dose if not given at 1 month. Rotavirus vaccine (RV), first dose.

More than Dh14.6b pledged for polio eradication

The pledges were made by governments, philanthropists and international organisations on the second day of the first Global Vaccine Summit. The donations will be used by the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) to support its six-year plan, which ...
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gulfnews.com

Gates' foundation to fund $1.8bn to eradicate polio

ABU DHABI — Bill Gates announced in Abu Dhabi on Thursday his foundation will contribute $1.8 billion to the Global Polio Eradication Initiative, a third of the total funds needed. "I am pleased to announce for the foundation that we are committed to ...
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Global Initiative Unveils Six-Year Plan to Eradicate Polio - VOA

The Global Polio Initiative says the plan is the first that aims to eradicate all types of polio – the wild poliovirus and vaccine derived cases. Health officials say on rare occasions, the live, but weakened poliovirus in the oral vaccine may ...
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Voice of America

Ottawa student suspensions issued for lacking vaccinations

OTTAWA – Ottawa Public Health has issued 890 suspension notices to Ottawa students whose immunization records aren't up to date. But schools aren't suspending kids in droves. The Ottawa Carleton District School Board (OCDSB) didn't respond to ...
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Sun News Network

Health Officials: Unvaccinated Infants at Risk

As the United Kingdom is experiencing an outbreak of measles among unvaccinated children, prompting health warnings and long lines at emergency vaccination clinics, local public health officials are reminding that diseases are only a plane ride away ...
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Ottawa high school students suspended over lack of immunization records

We need this, this is provincial law,'" said Eric Leclair, head of health information co-ordination with Ottawa Public Health. At the beginning of the school year, 53,000 Ottawa high school students had their immunization records assessed, part of an ...
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Ottawa students facing suspension over out-of-date vaccination records

As many as 900 students are currently facing suspension if they don't get their immunizations records updated, the city's public health unit says. Now, family doctors across the city are getting frantic calls from parents scrambling to get their kids ...
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National Infant Immunization Week | News - Home - WCYB.com

April 20-27 is National Infant Immunization Week and Virginia Department of Health officials are getting out the ...
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Discovery could revolutionize immunization | Cornell Chronicle

Immune cells in newborn humans appear to be more ready to do battle than previously thought. New Cornell research shows that small populations of ...
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Infant Immunization Week | wfaa.com Dallas - Fort Worth

April 20-27 is National Infant Immunization Week. Although there are infants and children in this country being immunized every day, this is the week to remind ...
www.wfaa.com/news/health/kids-doctor/204504071.html

World Immunization Week: Leaders and Laggards | Center For ...

Immunization saves millions of lives, is among the most cost-effective health interventions ever developed, and has attracted a great deal of attention and ...
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'Baloney' – the Mail's campaign against life saving MMR vaccine

The reemergence of measles as a threat to human health is due to parents not getting their children vaccinated in the past 15 years. And why haven't parents been getting their children vaccinated? As the Times reports today: “one million children may ...
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MMR scare blamed for latest epidemic

“I'm optimistic we can achieve this because local uptake of the MMR vaccine is comparable to the rest of England and because of the fast action we are taking. We are organising MMR immunisation sessions in high schools as this is now the age group with ...
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Wigan Today

LGA: Councils can support rollout of MMR vaccine

Council leaders are urging residents to have the measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccine, with nearly 600 measles cases being charted this year. Public Health England, NHS England and the Department of Health have announced a national strategy to ...
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Mangano: National Infant Immunization Week Is April 20-27

... to promote the benefits that immunizations provide in protecting the health of our children.” Additional information and vaccination schedules may be obtained by visiting the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's web site at www.cdc.gov ...
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Township holding immunization clinic

During the week of April 21 to 28, 2013 the West Milford Health Department will observe National Infant Immunization Week (NIIW), a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention initiative designed to raise awareness about the importance of childhood ...
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The West Milford Messenger

Bill Gates: Polio eradication is top priority

He therefore called out to international governments, philanthropic organisations, vaccine manufacturers, donors, volunteers, investors and parents to ensure that children receive the life-saving drugs that protect against infectious diseases. “About ...
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Essex County Council urges residents to check they have received MMR ...

Essex County Council is encouraging residents to check with their GP whether they have had two doses of the vaccine to protect themselves against this highly infectious disease. Comments; Email; Print. To send a link to this page to a friend, you must ...
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“Vac Facts”: MMR – one shot combating three killers

Before the rubella immunization was used routinely in the U.S., there was an epidemic of rubella that resulted in an estimated 20,000 infants born with congenital rubella syndrome and it's projected that if the measles vaccination were to stop, then ...
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Letter: Be aware: The HPV vaccine is a roll of the dice - Opinion ...

If you are the parent of a minor child, you most likely have heard about one or both of the HPV (human papillomavirus) vaccines currently on the market. A trip to ...
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From Print Edition

Pakistan is among the 180 countries currently observing the World Immunisation Week. There is no doubt that it certainly needs to make full use of such events to underline the importance of proper immunisation against preventable diseases for its child ...
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Obstetricians and gynecologists group calls for HPV vaccine for boys

But provinces and territories have been slow to follow the advice, given the high cost of the vaccines, which are administered in three doses. A full course of HPV vaccine costs between $400 and $500 if purchased outside the provincial programs, where ...
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Ottawa Citizen

SEARO | Equity is critical to protecting children against vaccine ...

World Immunization Week will be observed globally from 24 to 30 April 2013. Recognized as one of the most cost-effective public health interventions, ...
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Childhood Immunizations Get Big Boost in NJ - NJ Spotlight

“Most pediatricians understand the public health benefits as well the benefits to the parent and the patient,” Frenkel said of the immunization registry, which can ...
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Oklahoma Hospitals Meet 90 Percent Influenza Vaccine Challenge

Oklahoma Hospitals Meet 90 Percent Influenza Vaccine Challenge. Fifty Oklahoma hospitals recently met a challenge from the Oklahoma Hospital Association to achieve a health care worker influenza vaccination rate of 90 percent or higher during the ...
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More Kiwis opting for flu shots

Just over one million New Zealanders have had a flu vaccination so far this year, 250,000 more than the same time last year and 350,000 more than in 2009. Associate Health Minister Jo Goodhew says health workers have never seen this level of ...
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Bringing Meningitis Awareness to Queen's Park

BRAMPTON, ON, April 25, 2013 /CNW/ - Meningitis Relief Canada was at Queen's Park on April 24th to mark World Meningitis Day and raise awareness of this potentially deadly—and preventable—disease. In honour of World Meningitis Day, NDP MPP ...
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AG reaches settlement over medical claims - NECN.com

(AP) — The Tennessee attorney general has entered a settlement with a Nashville man whose company claimed a medical device could treat or cure serious medical conditions such as fungal meningitis and Lyme disease. The settlement requires Thomas ...
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Brave OAP from Runcorn to make fundraising leap from Las Vegas tower after ...

Joe Hughes, 71, was so touched by the strength and courage of his friends, Ray and Alyson Doughty, after the couple lost their 11-year-old son Adam to the disease in 2003, that he became a dedicated fundraiser for The Meningitis Trust which has ...
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Guinea meningitis outbreak kills at least 40

... regions, including the capital Conakry, said a report from the ministry. Guinea lies in the so-called "meningitis belt" -- an area which covers 25 sub-Saharan African nations where the incidence of the potentially fatal inflammatory disease is ...
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The News International

Measles outbreak spurs mass vaccination plan

The rise in cases appears to be due to a period in the late 1990s and early 2000s when a manufactured scare campaign linking the MMR vaccine to autism was at its height, Public Health England said yesterday. The MMR vaccine immunises against measles ...
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Ottawa high school students suspended over lack of immunization records

We need this, this is provincial law,'" said Eric Leclair, head of health information co-ordination with Ottawa Public Health. At the beginning of the school year, 53,000 Ottawa high school students had their immunization records assessed, part of an ...
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Gut Bacteria Vaccine Could Help Control Autism Symptoms

A vaccine created to treat a gut bacteria common in children with autism could also help control some symptoms of the neural development disorder, according to new research published in this month's edition of the journal Vaccine. Researchers Brittany ...
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RedOrbit

Measles outbreak - the key questions

There has been an increasing rise in cases in recent years as the consequences of the MMR scare - when a doctor linked the measles, mumps and rubella jab to autism, putting people off the vaccination - comes back to haunt parents. In the late 1990s, ...
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Channel 4 News

The measles menace

Punjab is observing 'Stop Measles Week' as part of an extensive awareness campaign against the disease that has claimed about 40 (unofficial figure is over 50) children's lives since its outbreak in the province last January. Before that, as quoted by ...
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Letter of the Day (Feb. 26): Immunization

This is National Infant Immunization Week, and this year's recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and from the Minnesota Department of Health call for new action by parents-to-be. Whooping cough, or pertussis, is an awful ...
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Minneapolis Star Tribune

Immunization saves lives

Report. Published on Apr 25, 2013. Immunization is one of the most cost-effective ways to save children's lives. But one out of five children is not reached. We can, and we must, bridge this gap. For more information, visit: http://www.unicef.org ...
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Nationwide vaccination from June - The Nation

Salima Hashmi said that deadly diseases were resurfacing due to failure in achieving routine immunisation coverage targets and lack of preventive vaccination coverage. She said that it was regrettable that one child out of every ten die in Pakistan ...
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Measles and Mumps Outbreaks Reported in Some States; MMRs Urged

The state requires kids to get their Measles-Mumps-Rubella shot, or MMR vaccine, if they attend daycare or go to school. Dr. Tarebiye Pela at Jackson Pediatric Center said measles and mumps are rare, but complications from the virus can be deadly. “A ...
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NIH discontinues immunizations in HIV vaccine study

The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the National Institutes of Health, will stop administering injections in its HVTN 505 clinical trial of an investigational HIV vaccine regimen because an independent data and ...
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San Diego Gay & Lesbian News

Azimi takes up polio vaccination fight

A young Australian is using his profile to help rid the world of polio. Named Young Australian of the Year in January, the now 25-year-old Akram Azimi says a vaccination he had in Pakistan many years ago was partially funded by Australian taxpayers.
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Sky News Australia

FDA Contributing to Fight Against Polio

A successful vaccination program has wiped out polio in the U.S. But the disease still exists in some parts of the world and can easily spread to countries where it has previously been eradicated, requiring continued vaccination of the entire world ...
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FDA.gov

Polio fight gets boost at 1st Global Vaccine Summit

The Gates Foundation and others have been intensifying their campaign to eradicate polio in recent years. Bill Gates, who attended this week's donor summit, has said: “Polio is the thing I'm spending the majority of my time on. It's our number one ...
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England Prepares Mass-Vaccination Push as Measles Cases Rise

England aims to inject a million youngsters with measles vaccine following a surge in cases of the potentially fatal disease, public health authorities said Thursday. The rise in cases appears to be due to a period in the late 1990s and early 2000s ...
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Naharnet.com

On World Immunization Week, Public Health Advocates Urge Greater Vaccine ...

Vaccines are safe and effective. Yet an “unacceptably low” number of Americans receive their vaccinations, forgoing one of the most efficient forms of preventative care in the world. Part of that is due to false notions about vaccines' efficacy and ...
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ThinkProgress

Scare stories about MMR vaccine were wrong: Jab has been a fantastic success ...

The scare story that first emerged in 1998 about the MMR vaccine had no basis in fact or science. The doctor who suggested a possible link between it and autism – Andrew Wakefield – was universally condemned by the profession and struck off the medical ...
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Mirror.co.uk

H7N9 Spreads to Taiwan; Island Biotechs Rush to Make Vaccine

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has activated its Emergency Operations Center and has been fully engaged in responding to the novel strain of influenza. CDC's partnership with China over the past decade has allowed authorities ...
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MMR and rubella

While attention has rightly been focused on the number of measles cases, it is important to remember that the vaccine also protects against mumps and rubella. The founders of Sense were parents whose children were born deaf-blind as a result of ...
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Infant immunization vital for life, doctor says

Going without vaccinations -- the natural way -- sometimes means death," she said. Brown is the spokeswoman for the American Academy of Pediatrics. She regularly appears on CNN, NBC's Today, Dr. Oz, Dr. Phil and Rachel Ray. She is a best-selling ...
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Mother & child care week begins - The Nation

To advocate for the cause of protecting the mother and the child from preventable diseases through immunisation, the World Immunisation Week and Mother and Child Week was launched here on Wednesday. This year the vaccination week focuses on ...
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The Nation

Local immunisation rate tops list

The National Health Performance Authority study of immunisation rates for five-year-olds across the Hunter Medicare local catchment shows a 93 per cent rate for East Lake Macquarie and 92 per cent for West Lake Macquarie. Sydney's wealthiest suburbs ...
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More than a million Kiwis immunised against the flu

Just over one million New Zealanders have had a flu vaccination so far this year - 250,000 more than the same time last year and 350,000 more than in 2009. Associate Health Minister Jo Goodhew says this level of immunisation so early in the flu season ...
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Bay hits immunisation target

Tauranga City councillor Tony Christiansen says he wouldn't wish whooping cough on anyone, after picking up the disease five weeks ago. Joel Ford. New whooping cough figures show the epidemic is not slowing down in the Bay of Plenty but health ...
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World Immunisation Week: Punjab government taking necessary measures ...

Health Minister, Salima Hashmi, while addressing a seminar on 'world immunisation week' has said that provision of preventive vaccination is a fundamental right of every child. Stressing the need of vaccinating children against various diseases, she ...
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Medical organizations announce vaccine campaign

... they are working to increase the number of people in the country vaccinated against dangerous viruses such as Human Papilloma Virus and rotavirus.

The Daily Star

Guinea meningitis outbreak kills at least 40 - GlobalPost

An outbreak of meningitis in Guinea has killed at least 40 people since the start of the year, the health ministry said Thursday. A total of 379 cases have been detected this year in 19 of the West African nation's 33 regions, including the capital ...
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As new meningitis cases rise, health officials caution against panic

With the death last week of Angeleno Brett Shaad, 33, from meningitis and a particularly deadly strain of the meningococcal disease appearing in gay men in New York City, health activists and others are cautioning against a wave of panic in a community ...
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LGBT Weekly

Meningitis scare now a profound concern

“Most of the meningitis we see,” he said, “is in family groups. Children, especially, spread the illness.” The bacteria can be spread by very close exposure to sneezing and coughing or direct contact with saliva or nose mucus. Symptoms can include ...
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WeHo News

Childhood bacterial meningitis influences educational, financial achievement

Bacterial meningitis in childhood can lead to serious health consequences for survivors including "brain damage due to inflammation, infarction, or seizures causing neuronal necrosis, and… hearing loss, seizure disorders, motor deficits, and cognitive ...
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Plans to increase MMR vaccinations in Thanet

A NATIONAL catch-up programme to increase MMR vaccination uptake in children and teenagers is announced today (Thursday) by Public Health England, NHS England and the Department of Health. The aim of the programme is to prevent measles ...
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Public Health Wales: Get MMR vaccine before exams

Public Health Wales is urging young people to get the MMR vaccination before the start of their exams. The increase of cases shows that the outbreak is not easing up, especially in the 10 to 18 year old age group. Young people have important ...
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April's Autism Images - AGE OF AUTISM

By Kim Stagliano Autism awareness month has been overshadowed by recent ...
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Six Myths About Vaccination And Why They're Wrong

The myth that vaccines are somehow linked to autism is an unsinkable rubber duck. Initiated in 1998 following the publication of the now notorious Lancet paper, (not-a-Dr) Andrew Wakefield was the first to suggest that the measles mumps rubella (MMR) ...
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Measles vaccination plan in England targets 1m children

One million schoolchildren in England who missed MMR jabs are to be targeted by a vaccination plan aimed at curbing the growing threat of measles. Health officials warn epidemics similar to the one in Swansea, which has seen nearly 942 cases, could ...
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BBC News

Measles cases in south Wales outbreak climb to 942

Measles cases in south Wales have jumped by 56 in two days as experts warn the outbreak shows no sign of ending. The headline total has reached 942 cases in the greater Swansea area with the 10-18 age group worst hit. The latest figures come a week ...
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The Guardian

Measles epidemic fears: Doctor warns hundreds could die if they don't get MMR ...

Health chiefs today launched a drive to give a million children measles jabs amid fears hundreds could die in the epidemic sweeping Britain. Since January 587 cases have been confirmed in England – triple the number a year ago. And in Wales, where the ...
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Mirror.co.uk

No immunization in foster home? No problem

She said DES can still try to match up foster children with the best situations for them, immunizations included. Ultimately, Lesko said, DES can decide whether it makes more sense to put a child into a home with unvaccinated children versus a group home.
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'Immunization is the best investment for children's health'

She was addressing a media awareness programme held at the Karachi Press Club to commemorate the International Immunization Week and share the findings of Ear infections Attitude Research (EAR Study). According to Mehnaz, the Middle Ear Infection ...
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Mass immunization campaign at Za'atari refugee camp

Statistics Report. Published on Apr 25, 2013. UNICEF correspondent Toby Fricker reports on a mass immunization campaign against measles and polio in Za'atari refugee camp in Jordan. For more information, visit: http://www.unicef.org/infobycountry/s.
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New push against polio and new vaccines in Somalia - Philly.com

On the eve of the Global Vaccine Summit in Abu Dhabi and coinciding with World Immunization Week, the authorities in Somalia, which has one of the lowest immunization rates in the world, launched the new deployment of a pentavalent vaccine against ...
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Philly.com

Opinion: Don't be myth-informed about vaccines - Montreal Gazette

MONTREAL - Many individuals, including Michelle Booth (Opinion, April 11, “Questions about Gardasil”), understandably have questions and concerns about vaccine safety and efficacy. It is quite typical that parents are inundated with an enormous amount ...
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Montreal Gazette

More pregnant women to receive whooping cough jabs

Pertussis – the medical term for whooping cough – can lead to serious health complications in infants. Although there were no deaths in Scotland last year, 13 fatalities were reported in England and Wales. “The highest morbidity and mortality occurs in ...
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Scotsman

Obstetricians and gynecologists group calls for HPV vaccine for boys

Gardasil, by Merck Canada, protects against four HPV strains, HPV 16 and 18, which are the major causes of cervical cancers, and HPV 6 and 11, which are responsible for about 90 per cent of genital warts. Cervarix, by GlaxoSmithKline, protects against ...
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Victoria Times Colonist

HIV Vaccine Trial Halted as US Says Data Show Therapy Failed

The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases said it will no longer give the injection, a combination of a DNA-based vaccine to prime the immune system and a booster shot with a weakened virus carrying genetic material that expressed HIV ...
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New $5.5 billion plan aims to rid world of polio by 2018

LONDON (Reuters) – Health groups said on Thursday they could rid the world of polio by 2018 with a $5.5 billion (3.5 billion pounds) vaccination and monitoring plan to stop the disease taking hold once more now there are only a handful of cases worldwide.
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euronews

New push against polio and new vaccines in Somalia

The roll-out of the vaccine against diphtheria, tetanus, whooping cough, hepatitis B and an influenza known as Hib comes as health leaders on Thursday held the Global Vaccine Summit in the United Arab Emirates, where a six-year plan to eradicate polio ...
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Ottawa commits $250-million funding for polio eradication

Ottawa says it will boost its funding for global polio eradication efforts with a $250-million commitment over the next six years, aimed at eliminating the disease from every country by 2018. The Global Polio Eradication Initiative says it wants wipe ...
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Kagera improves child immunization programme

... years in Kagera region were immunized against rotavirus diarrhoea and Pneumonia. ... The African Vaccination Week (AVW) under the theme “Save lives, ...

The Long-Term Complications of Bacterial Meningitis

Another type of bacterial meningitis is pneumococcal meningitis, caused by the bacterium Streptococcus pneumoniae. MedlinePlus stated that pneumococcal meningitis is the most common bacterial meningitis in adults, and it is the second most common ...
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Global Vaccine Summit yields US$4 billion in funding commitments to polio ...

... the plan is designed to interrupt transmission of the wild poliovirus by the end of 2014, strengthen routine immunization, lay the groundwork for securing a lasting polio-free world, and transfer the eradication initiative's assets to other public ...
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Rotary International

Protect yourself and others with vaccination

immunizeBC.ca or your local public health nurse are excellent sources of information about vaccinations. For more information: Call your local public health centre. To find a health centre near you, use our online search tool at http://www ...
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Hundreds of Ottawa students suspended over immunization records

Ottawa Public Health said the provincial Immunization of School Pupils Act gives them the power to suspend students until they can show they've been immunized. The city's associate medical director of health said students who are potentially not ...
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Ottawa Public Health swamped with calls over suspension letters

Parents who get these suspension notices have one week to update their children's immunization records before the suspension kicks in. Eighty hundred and ninety students currently have active suspensions in place issued through Ottawa Public Health.
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CTV News

Pembrokeshire secondary schools MMR vaccination programme to begin on ...

Pembrokeshire secondary school pupils will start to receive the MMR vaccine to protect against measles from next Wednesday (May 1st). The Hywel Dda Health Board School Nursing service will visit all secondary schools in Carmarthenshire, Ceredigion and ...
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Western Telegraph

Vaccines hold hope in fight against malaria

To minimise patient exposure to this public health threat, the FDA has established a partnership with the Skoll Global Threats Fund, the US Pharmacopeia (USP), the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC ...
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CDC joins bird flu fight

Lab workers at the Centers for Disease Control's headquarters in Atlanta are working nonstop trying to develop a vaccine for H7N9. So far those in China affected by the virus have had direct contact with infected but healthy-looking birds and there's ...
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WCSH-TV

New $5.5 billion plan aims to rid world of polio by 2018

The GPEI, launched in 1988, is a grouping of governments, the WHO, Rotary International, the CDC and the United Nations children's fund UNICEF, supported by philanthropic groups such as the Gates Foundation. Speaking at a summit on vaccines in Abu ...
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NIH Study Offers Clues to Making Vaccine for Infant Respiratory Illness

... virus (RSV) protein bound to a human antibody represents a leap toward developing a vaccine for a common—and sometimes very serious—childhood disease. The findings, by scientists from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases ...
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Dual vaccine, dual protection

Sign in. Statistics Report. Published on Apr 25, 2013. UNICEF correspondent Suzanne Beukes reports on a vaccination programme that is protecting Rwandan children from measles and rubella. For more information, visit: http://www.unicef.org/immunization/.
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