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Measles Epidemic in Wales Has Roots in Antivax Movement

Photograph by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images. The measles outbreak in Wales may have claimed its first victim. According to the Guardian, a 25-year-old man was found dead in his apartment in Swansea Thursday. Gareth Colfer-Williams was known to have ...
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Measles: 'greater risk of infection' in private schools

Children at private schools are at greatest risk from the measles outbreak and could pose a health threat to the rest of the population, the north-west regional director of public health has warned. Professor John Ashton said Britain's 600,000 ...
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The Guardian

Somali kids to have vaccine shots against killer diseases

According to the organizers, the vaccine will be part of the routine immunization program and will be delivered to the 425,000 child born each year in Somalia through existing health structures as well as community health workers at the local level ...
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Press TV

Campaign to vaccinate livestock

As a result, the department has informed that it is initiating steps to prevent or minimize the occurrence of these diseases among livestock in the state through mass vaccination and awareness campaigns. The District Veterinary Officer informed that ...
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Christie Administration Marks - State of New Jersey

Immunization. ... National Infant Immunization Week: April 20-27 ... still exist," said Dr. Brito, a pediatrician and Deputy Commissioner for Public Health Services.
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Political, Public Health Leaders Convene In Gulf For Global Vaccine ...

"Political and public health leaders meeting in the Gulf this week will back a $5.5 billion plan to eradicate polio within five years, despite repeated setbacks ...
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Polio workers pelted with stones in Nawabshah village - The Frontier Post

NAWABSHAH: Unknown people on Wednesday pelted stones at polio vaccination team in Qazi Ahmed area of Nawabshah, injuring three workers. The stone-throwing incident took place at Hayat Marri Village in Nawabshah. According to reports, anti-polio ...
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Gates Foundation pledges $1.8b to eradicate polio

And now he has found an extra $1.8bn to cure polio. At the Global Vaccine Summit in Abu Dhabi on Thursday, the donation from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation was announced as part of a six-year plan to eradicate all types of polio. Mr Gates, 57 ...
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Mud Run aims to eradicate polio

The Anthony, NM/TX Rotary Club announced a Mud Run for May 11 at La Union Maze 1101 South HWY 28 to raise funds for the eradication of Polio. Celebrating their 37th year, the Rotary Club has a history of community service and concern for issues that ...
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Village gurdwara granthi sexually exploits polio-stricken youth

The SHO said the victim, who is polio-stricken in both legs, was an orphan and stayed at the village gurdwara to learn preaching. "The accused started exploiting him. The accused would sexually exploit him in the storeroom of the gurdwara and on ...
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Measles Epidemic in Britain Follows Years of Vaccine Refusals

Lisa Davies is given an MMR injection by Sister Sian Owen at a clinic in Swansea, south Wales. The measles epidemic has led to long lines outside vaccination sites. (Photo: REUTERS/Rebecca Naden) ...
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PRI's The World

More than 300 people given MMR vaccine at Ebbw Vale clinic

THERE were no queues for people wanting to get the MMR vaccine at Ysbyty Aneurin Bevan in Ebbw Vale on Saturday morning as 347 patients were given the jab. Extra staff meant there were no queues at the combined measles, mumps and rubella ...
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Congress To Raise Taxes On Flu Vaccines

Congress plans to vote on a bi-partisan proposal to raise taxes on vaccine recipients, levying a 75-cent surcharge per dose on any "vaccine against seasonal influenza." Given epidemiological projections from the Centers for Disease Control and ...
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Medical Daily

What is smallpox and how does the clinical presentation differ from chickenpox?

Thanks to a campaign of universal vaccination the last naturally occurring case of smallpox was in October 1977 in Somalia. Two years later the World Health Organization (WHO) certified it as eradicated. This was sanctioned by the World Health Assembly ...
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Dr. Andrew Wakefield response to the measles ... - Before It's News

Dr Andrew Wakefield, this is his side of the story…since the media will not respond to his challenge to allow him on air on ANY platform, this is the only way he is ...
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Malawi makes headway in immunisation drive

Immunisation has proven to be one of the cost-effective public health intervention programmes that have saved millions of lives from childhood vaccine preventable diseases, Malawi's Ministry of Health said in a statement on Thursday. The statement ...
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Nyasa Times

Concern over new immunisation rate data

"When people are not immunised, they risk exposing young babies - who cannot be immunised - to life-threatening diseases such as measles and whooping cough. "In the case of a highly infectious disease such as measles, more than 95 per cent of the ...
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The Virtual Medical Centre

MMR immunisation programme begins

Public Health England (PHE), NHS England and the Department of Health are targeting 10 to 16-year-olds who are unvaccinated or only partially vaccinated and aim to have as many as possible immunised by September, the start of the new school year.
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Haiti launches vaccination campaign against fatal childhood diseases

A year after Haiti launched an ambitious vaccination campaign against several childhood ... “To protect children against rotavirus is extremely important, ...

Plan finalised for mass vaccination against measles

The Secretary Health directed that special mass vaccination campaign should be given publicity, and banners should be displayed in union councils and Mohallahs for creating public awareness. The Secretary Health directed that zero tolerance should be ...
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Burnham-On-Sea parents urged to take up MMR vaccines for children

Parents of children and teenagers in Burnham-On-Sea who missed their MMR vaccines have this week been urged to join a catch-up vaccinations programme. The programme - which has been launched by Public Health England, the NHS and the ...
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Burnham-On-Sea

Rubel Hossain down with chicken pox

Rubel Hossain has contracted chicken pox, becoming the latest Bangladesh seamer to suffer a physical setback. He will miss the limited-overs leg of the Zimbabwe tour, after picking up the illness on Friday. Rubel had earlier been rested for the second ...
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More parents choosing to skip childhood vaccines causes concern for health ...

It's World Immunization Week. This comes at a time when there are more vaccines than ever before and fewer children are getting the required shots. "You have to weigh the risks and benefits of those immunizations. A lot of these immunizations are ...
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Growing up Texas: National Infant Immunization Week

April 20 to 27 is National Infant Immunization Week, an annually observed week that seeks to make sure all infants are immunized against 14 vaccine-preventable diseases. Kim Avila Edwards, pediatrician with Austin Regional Clinic, said Austin's ...
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YNN, Your News Now

Exercise can boost success of flu shots

Exercising at the time of having a flu shot may increase the success of vaccination, according to a new study. The study from the University of Sydney found exercise is the key to successful vaccination. Being physically active has been found to ...
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Indian Express

WHO accuses unidentified groups of hampering vaccination campaigns in Sudan

WHO expert Salah Haithami announced at a news conference on Thursday that Sudan has acquired vaccines to eradicate children's pneumonia which he described as a deadly disease. Haithami further appealed to Sudanese families to take advantage of ...
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Yakima pertussis case linked to Kittitas County resident

Pertussis, or whooping cough, is most severe, even fatal, in children less than 1 year old. It usually starts with cold-like symptoms, including sore throat, sneezing, runny nose or a mild fever or cough. It can progress into persistent coughing ...
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Father, son duo cycle to 'End Polio Now,' rebuild relationship

BEAVERTON -- Hal Ballard hopes cycling 4,000 miles will help reconnect the absentee father to a son he barely knows. The trip, originally planned to raise money to help end polio, has turned into a family reunion tour for the Ballards, who set out on ...
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World figures make a final push to eliminate polio

The polio outbreak of 1954 affected almost 1,200 people, most of whom were children. Ninety-four people died, and many of the survivors lost the use of their limbs. The calamity brought the first "iron lung" to Jamaica. The device saved many lives ...
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Jamaica Observer

COMMUNITY BRIEFS

With a statewide epidemic over the winter, and the highly contagious disease now spreading locally, the Garfield County Public Health Department is offering all Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis) vaccinations free of charge until further notice to ...
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Expert warns H7N9 is more powerful than SARS

The Department of Health (DOH) yesterday said that in the period before the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention provide Taiwan with a vaccine strain for H7N9, the DOH will complete a review of two local medical firms regarding their ...
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Measles Cases In North Carolina Lead To Free Vaccines - iTechPost

The U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention says that before the measles vaccine was available, the infection took about 450 lives every year. It also caused roughly 1,000 cases of brain damage and hearing loss, with 48,000 hospitalizations.
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iTech Post

How sexually active young people can stay safe

In addition, for those who have not previously received the HPV vaccination, CDC recommends vaccination for all teen girls and young women through age 26, as well as teen boys and young men through age 21. To increase the early diagnosis and ...
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Latest HIV/AIDS Vaccine Attempt Deemed A Bust

A vaccine to combat AIDS appears to have run into a huge problem. The government had to halt a large US study into experimental shots that were intended to prevent HIV/AIDS infection because they do not prevent the disease. Additionally, the vaccine ...
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Human health is not a priority for our government: Dr T Jacob John - IBN Live

For health economics analysis also disease burden data are necessary. These two skills or competences are very weak in our Immunisation Division of the Ministry of health and Family Welfare. Therefore expert opinion is taken and experts often do not ...
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IBNLive

Uganda aims to save children's lives with pneumonia vaccine drive

Uganda is rolling out the immunisation against pneumonia using a new vaccine called Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine (PCV 10). The vaccine has been introduced to mitigate the high infant and childhood death rate and illnesses due to lung infections.
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RFI

Health Minister looks at HPV vaccine for boys

Health Minister Dr Fuad Khan is considering the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) vaccinations for boys and at-risk women. He made the announcement at yesterday's launch of the 2013 Vaccination Week in the Americas and Vaccination Day on the Brian Lara ...
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Meningitis Affects Educational and Financial Achievements: Study

The research nurtures the fact that the childhood meningitis can cause some serious results. The patients may even fail to be financially self-sufficient. According to the researchers, it causes brain damage because of inflammation, infarction, or ...
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TopNews Arab Emirates

Meningitis: 'We never thought it would happen to us – but it did' - TheJournal.ie

Their loss led them to set up ACT for Meningitis in 2011 to highlight the signs and symptoms of the illness. Carroll told TheJournal.ie that ACT is a way for the family to “get the awareness out there” and get people to know the kinds of symptoms of ...
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Measles and MMR vaccine at a glance

Health officials in England have embarked on a national campaign urging more than one million families to immunise their children against measles. The catch-up campaign, run through GPs, schools and community groups, will focus on children aged 10 to ...
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Uganda: Pneumonia Vaccination Starts Tomorrow

"Immunisation is a public health right," she said. According to the health ministry, the PCV vaccine will be rolled out countrywide and will be part of the routine child vaccination programme. The vaccine will be administered alongside other childhood ...
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Vaccination week starts in Egypt, eradicating measles

The regional immunisation week coincides with an initiative by the WHO to raise awareness and increase vaccination uptake in children. This year the campaign will aim at fighting the measles, a disease posing a health hazard that can be easily evaded ...
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Ahram Online

Make your child's shots less stressful

"Shots can be stressful," said Dr. Melinda Wharton, Deputy Director, National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, "but you can ease your child's discomfort. Keeping your child up-to-date ...
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Free vaccines offered for children, toddlers

This week the Mississippi State Department of Health has offered free routine immunizations for infants and children at all county health departments in recognition of National Infant Immunization Week, according to a news release from the department.
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Progress in PCV uptake seen since 2000, WHO reports

By December 2012, 44% of the World Health Organization (WHO) member states had introduced PCV into their national immunization programs, compared to 1% in 2000. This represents coverage for approximately one-third of the children in WHO member ...
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State ranks 17th in child vaccinations

This week was National Infant Immunization Week, and the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals is encouraging parents to make sure their children's immunizations are up to date. The state is also working through its Louisiana Shots for Tots ...
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Vaccinate! It's World Veterinary Day

Livestock veterinarians can provide guidance and advice so that cattle producers can get maximum effectiveness from vaccines. Producers should keep an eye on storage and handling as well as the age and health of the animal at the time of vaccination.
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HIV Vaccine Study Halted Due to Failure to Prevent Infection - Medscape

The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease (NIAID)-funded HIV Vaccine Trials Network (HVTN) 505 Study began in June 2009, as reported by Medscape Medical News. The study population consisted of men who have sex with men and ...
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Ottawa Public Health swamped with calls over suspension letters ...

Ottawa Public Health says it is following provincial policy on this that requires proof of immunization. The intent of this is to try to impress upon ...
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Health Highlights: April 26, 2013

The agency said that cucumbers from the two growers are being stopped at the border, and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said that all of the contaminated cucumbers are now off the market, USA Today reported. The first cases of the ...
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Children at private schools face greatest risk from measles epidemic, warns ...

He said: 'You've got a lot of middle-class, well-off parents, large numbers of whom did not have their children immunised because of the [Andrew] Wakefield scare [the discredited doctor who linked the MMR vaccine to autism] - which was a very middle ...
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Daily Mail

Immunisation week begins

Immunisation among children below two years and pregnant women in the state is only 80 per cent when compared to other states like Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Karnataka, commissioner of health and family welfare Poonam Malakondaiah has said.
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Private school pupils 'at greatest measles risk'

He added that private schools were bad at keeping complete records showing the immunisation status of pupils sent to this country from abroad. Prof Ashton said: “The danger is that you have a population that can potentially become a reservoir of infection.
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Telegraph.co.uk

Vaccinate school-aged boys against HPV, doc group says

"Vaccinating boys will protect them from HPV, and will enable HPV-related disease to be stopped sooner," Blake said. A gender-neutral program will also help remove the sexual stigma impeding the successful uptake of the HPV vaccine, she added. HPV can ...
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Sun News Network

Get children vaccinated against measles now, says Bradford health chief

Bradford's director of public health has urged parents of children not vaccinated against measles to take “urgent” action following a national rise in the number of cases. The Bradford district's youngsters will be part of a national catch-up programme ...
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Autism Vaccine? New Vaccine Developed to Help Control Symptoms and Fight ...

The vaccine fights the gut bacteria common in autistic children and may help control some of their symptoms. Researchers at the University of Guelph in Ontario published their findings of the potential autism vaccine in this Month's journal Vaccine ...
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Beauty World News

First vaccine to help control autism symptoms developed - IBN Live

Toronto: Scientists have developed the first-ever vaccine for gut bacteria common in autistic children that may also help control some autism symptoms. Researchers from the University of Guelph in Canada have developed a carbohydrate-based vaccine ...
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IBNLive

PM calls for immediate inter-provincial meeting to combat measles

KARACHI: Caretaker Prime Minister, Mir Hazar Khan Khoso, here on Friday directed for an urgent inter-provincial meeting to combat the steady increase in the number of measles' cases in the country. Expressing his deep concern over the rising incidence ...
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Measles risk 'at private schools'

Prof Ashton, who represents the UK's public health doctors, said a mix of large numbers of middle-class children who were not vaccinated against measles following the Wakefield scare in the 1990s, along with pupils from overseas with unknown health ...
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Belfast Telegraph

Swansea measles: Llanelli opens drop-in MMR jabs clinic

A second health board is opening a drop-in measles vaccination clinic in south Wales later, amid warnings of a likely outbreak in north Wales. It comes as a million pupils in England who missed MMR jabs are targeted in a catch-up campaign to curb the ...
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BBC News

Measles outbreak: Postmortem results on first linked death inconclusive as ...

The results of a postmortem on the body of a man who died while suffering from measles have proved inconclusive. Swansea coroner's officer Howard Davies said further tests would be carried out and an inquest opened on Tuesday. The death of 25-year-old ...
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WalesOnline

Vaccines shunned by some as others struggle for access

Yet for some equally loving parents in the developed world, the messages surrounding childhood vaccination have become muddied. Some communities in areas previously considered disease-free are now falling below the levels of "herd immunity" required ...
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Blog: Canada wants those who kill polio vaccinators punished

“Despite these challenges, one thing was clear here at the Global Vaccine Summit, our resolve to finally see polio come to an end is strong,” Fantino said. “Polio does not only affect children. It does, in fact, kill children, it tears families apart ...
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Canada.com

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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Nailsea People

Parents advised to take up MMR vaccination for children

PARENTS across Sedgemoor are being advised to take up the MMR vaccination for their children. A national catch-up programme to increase MMR vaccination uptake in children and teenagers has been announced this week by Public Health England, NHS ...
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This is The West Country

CDC: Labs take lead role in H7N9 preparedness

The antibody tests will also come in useful during candidate H7 vaccine virus development, the CDC said, adding that progress is continuing on the vaccine virus, in case one is needed. Commenting on the latest H7N9 developments in China, the CDC said ...
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HIV Vaccine Study Cancelled - VOA

While the failure of the vaccine is a blow to HIV vaccine research, the National Institutes of Allergy and Infectious Disease said it would continue to monitor the volunteers. The experimental vaccine in the cancelled trials was based on a common cold ...
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Voice of America

Guide to tailoring immunization programmes launched

Launched during European Immunization Week 2013, the guide helps national immunization programmes design targeted strategies to improve vaccination ...
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On World Immunization Week, Public Health Advocates Urge ...

But another barrier to better vaccination rates is lack of access — and on World Immunization Week (April 24-30), some public health advocates are urging ...
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UNICEF Key Facts and Figures on Immunization 2013 Download

IMMUNIZATION. FACTS AND FIGURES. April 2013. Overview. • Immunization is one of the most successful public health initiatives. Each year, immunization ...
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In Jordan, Za'atari refugee camp hosts mass immunization ... - Unicef

24–30 April is World Immunization Week. Immunization is a successful and cost- effective way to save children's lives. UNICEF has been a driving force behind ...
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More vaccinations needed

... caused by the rotavirus, which can be prevented through vaccination, according to health experts. Marking Vaccination Week in the Eastern Mediterranean ...

The HPV vaccine: Not just for girls anymore | NJ.com

But in the intervening five months, one particular vaccine has remained untouched: Not a single patient has requested the HPV vaccine. The vaccine guards ...
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Anti-measles drive aims to vaccinate 11L kids in AllahabadAnti-measles drive ...

Chief medical officer Dr Padmakar Singh has appealed to parents and school heads to cooperate with the immunisation programme for the health benefit of their children and to protect them from measles. In first phase of the measles catchup programme, ...
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Healio Minute Friday, April 26, 2013 Edition: Prenatal valproate linked to ...

Healio Minute Friday, April 26, 2013 Edition: Prenatal valproate linked to autism in offspring, preemie readmissions called preventable, HPV vaccine schedule is flexible. What just happened in medicine and why do you care? April 26, 2013. Autism risk ...
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Healio

Cave Spring high school student continues to recover from fungal meningitis

Cave Spring high school student, Zac Foutz, continues to recover after contracting fungal meningitis, his father said. Ben Foutz said his son took a tainted shot at Insight Imaging in Roanoke back on September 18th of last year. Foutz said Zac didn't ...
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Meningitis vaccine offered to local teens - The People's Defender

The immunization "Menactra" is a meningococcal vaccine to prevent a serious bacterial illness called meningitis. Meningitis is an infection covering of the brain and the spinal cord. Between 1,000 and 1,200 people get meningococcal disease per year in ...
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Bill would regulate compounding pharmacies after deadly meningitis outbreak ...

WASHINGTON — A deadly meningitis outbreak that killed 32 people and sickened more than 460 others last year has led to a push in Congress to regulate large compounding pharmacies that mass-produce drugs and ship them across the country. Sens.
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Alexander Backs Bill Seeking To Block Another Meningitis Outbreak

Senator Alexander said, “Last year's meningitis outbreak was a nightmare for Tennesseans, and this legislation will help ensure that it never happens again. Our goal with this bill is to put an end to FDA inaction and make it clear who is on the ...
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Meningitis outbreak: Key witnesses to be deposed

Warning they will have to live with the results of their decision, Davidson Circuit Judge Joe P. Binkley Jr. has given lawyers for some of the victims of the fatal fungal meningitis outbreak the go-ahead to depose three key witnesses. Binkley made the ...
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Local public health officials stress that bacterial meningitis is not a gay ...

The County of Los Angeles's Department of Public Health announced last week that the meningitis vaccine is available to qualified low-income residents at no charge. CJ Dablo Staff Writer. The media have focused on the number of gay men who have been ...
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Signal Tribune

Photo: Immunization week | Juneau Empire - Alaska's Capital City ...

National Infant Immunization Week runs through Saturday. All Alaska Public Health Centers are waiving vaccine administration fees this week.
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Are you and your loved ones up-to-date on your immunizations ...

Are you and your loved ones up-to-date on your immunizations? By Andrew Solomon. This week (April 20-27), the Boston Public Health Commission celebrates ...
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National MMR vaccination catchup programme announced in response ...

A national catchup programme to increase MMR vaccination uptake in children and teenagers is announced today by Public Health England NHS England and the ...
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LHC summons health secy with record of measles outbreak

LHC summons health secy with record of measles outbreak. Staff Report LAHORE: Justice Muhammad Khalid Mehmood Khan of Lahore High Court, while hearing a petition seeking action against concerned authorities following deaths of kids due to ...
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Orange County quarantines measles patients

“Clearly, being under quarantine is a major inconvenience for those affected, but by keeping the people who are potentially contagious with measles away from others, we have been able to minimize the spread of this highly contagious disease,” Health ...
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Measles outbreak: City hospitals continue to receive new cases

While talking about the causes of the measles outbreak, he said that there was an urgent need to study the epidemiology of the disease, as more than 50 per cent of the children brought to the hospital were those who had already been vaccinated against ...
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80 fresh cases of measles reported in Lahore

There is no let up in measles spread in Lahore, as around 80 fresh cases were reported in different hospitals in Lahore. Of these, as many as 23 fresh victims of measles were admitted in Mayo Hospital, 20 in Children's Hospital and rest in other hospitals.
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400 Toddlers in Jatinegara are Having Mass Immunization

To strengthen the immune system of babies under five years old, as many as 400 toddlers are immunized in RW 10, Jatinegara Urban Village, Cakung Sub-District, East Jakarta. With the immunization, the toddlers are expected could resist against diseases ...
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BeritaJakarta.com

Madison County Health Department Announces Immunization Clinics

May 1, 2013. The Madison County Health Department is hosting a walk-in immunization clinic at the Health Department in Wampsville from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. No appointment is necessary for this clinic. May 3. The Madison County Health Department is hosting ...
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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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Daily Post North Wales

Polio vaccination equipment sale irks ombudsman - The Nation

Mehmood issued this directive on the report that Tehsil Ferozewala Health Department staff sold the refrigerator and number of vaccine boxes purchased for preserving polio drops and other medicines to a local shopkeeper. Similarly, following the ...
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The Nation

Volcanotown Showdown slated Saturday

Pertussis is very contagious and can cause serious, even fatal illness — especially in infants who are too young to be fully vaccinated. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease and Prevention, more than 41,000 cases of pertussis were reported across ...
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Student Health reports mumps case

A probable case of mumps has been diagnosed within the student body, Dr. James Turner, the executive director of Student Health, said in an email to the University community Tuesday. University spokesperson McGregor McCance said in an email that ...
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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

New six-year plan to deliver a polio-free world by 2018

"This plan is made possible because of the progress in the last two years: India becoming polio free. It was the country that everyone considered the most difficult place to eradicate polio, and also progress in the three remaining endemic countries ...
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Nigeria polio: Immunising the vaccine fears

Two-year-old Abubarkar Al Hassan has the unfortunate tag of being Nigeria's first polio victim of 2013. "It's quite upsetting to see that my son cannot play with his friends when they come here," says his father Usman Al Hassan, who lives on the ...
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BBC News

Pneumonia vaccine to arrive in Uganda

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 to introduce the vaccine among the 58 that the GAVI Alliance plans to reach by ...
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Waterloo Region students face suspension over vaccine records

About 4,000 students in Waterloo Region have received letters warning they face suspension from school if they don't update their vaccination records. The letters, sent by the Waterloo Region Public Health department, are part of a campaign to keep ...
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Plea to parents to get their child vaccinated

“It is important that all parents check that their children have had two doses of the MMR vaccination, if they are aged over three years and four months - one dose doesn't give full protection. It is particularly important for teenagers to be protected ...
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Warning to Cumbrian teens missing MMR jab

Although there has only been one confirmed case in Cumbria so far this year, health officials said 'several thousand' teenagers were unprotected because they had not been vaccinated as children due to later discredited reports of the MMR vaccine ...
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New surge in measles outbreak sparks call for Scots to be immunised

Uptake rate for the MMR vaccine in Scotland currently remains iabove the World Health Organisation's target of 95% with 97.1% of children vaccinated before they reach their fifth birthday. Have a look at the number of children who have received the ...
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Crawley parents urged to take up MMR vaccination

PARENTS are being reminded that it's not too late to have their children immunised against measles, mumps and rubella. Doctors, community health teams and hospital staff are being encouraged to discuss MMR vaccination with parents in a bid to reduce ...
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This Is Sussex

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

According to the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention), the disease puts infants at the most risk, with half of all infants coming down with whooping cough requiring hospitalization. Of the the half of infant related whooping cough cases, a ...
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NIAID Pulls Plug On Phase IIB Study Of HIV Vaccine - RTTNews

The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, or NIAID, has decided to halt the phase IIb study of a HIV vaccine as it did not prevent HIV infection or reduce viral load in the study participants. The phase IIb trial, dubbed HVTN 505 study ...
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Researchers shut down HIV trial after vaccine fails to prevent infection

The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases halted the study of the HVTN 505 vaccine after researchers found volunteers were slightly more likely to acquire human immunodeficiency virus than those who received a placebo. Smaller trials of ...
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CDC Raises Awareness Through National Infant Immunization Week - WHSV.com

The effort is all part of national infant immunization week. Dr. Steven Mumbauer with Valley Pediatric Group said a lot of parents have concerns about a link between autism and vaccines. Dr. Mumbauer said there are multiiple studies that show that ...
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MMR catch-up campaign targets a million children

Speaking at the launch of the national MMR catch-up programme, Professor David Salisbury, director of immunisation at the Department of Health, said that the outbreaks in Wales had been "a wake-up call for parents", and warned that "what is happening ...
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Truth and Gardasil: Interview with Dr Deirdre Little - YouTube

At the beginning of 2013, the Australian Government began to roll-out the Gardasil vaccination ...
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Congress wants to make vaccines MORE painful. Here's how

After years of telling you to get vaccinated against the flu, they are now preparing to tax you on each dose of flu vaccine you get. Vaccines are going to hurt a little more if Congress gets its way. Email. Print. Facebook Delicous MySpace. Twitter ...
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Funds raised in memory of Harry Mills reaches nearly £130k

Six years to the day since he lost his life to Meningitis, the parents of Marlow boy Harry Mills have expressed their overwhelming gratitude to friends, strangers and organisations who have helped raise nearly £130,000 for related charities. The 11 ...
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Alexander drafting FDA legislation aimed to help prevent future meningitis ...

WASHINGTON — An outbreak of meningitis that killed 32 people, including 13 in Tennessee, and sickened more than 460 others across the country last year has led to a movement in Congress to regulate large compounding pharmacies that mass-produce ...
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Huge vaccine programme tackling Welsh measles outbreak

Following an outbreak of measles in Swansea, Public Health Wales has been appealing for parents to have their children vaccinated against the disease this week. There have been 808 reported cases of measles in Wales and since November, 77 people ...
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Measles campaign aims to halt rise in cases

Dr Mary Ramsay, Public Health England (PHE) head of immunisation, said there was particular concern about the potential for measles outbreaks in London and in the south and east of England, where MMR vaccination rates have not been historically as ...
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Vaccine developed to fight gut bacteria and autism symptoms

A vaccine has been created for children with autism to help fight gut bacteria, which may also help to control some of their symptoms of autism, Science Daily reported. The University of Guelph researchers who conducted the study published their ...
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PM calls for measures to combat measles outbreak - Pakistan Observer

Saturday, April 27, 2013 - Karachi—Caretaker Prime Minister (PM) Justice (Retd) Mir Hazar Khan Khoso directed the authorities concerned to convene an urgent inter-provincial meeting to combat steady increase in the number of measles cases in the ...
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Country achieves 100 percent coverage for National Immunization Programme

According to Dr. Mahipala , the Sri Lankan Government is committed to protect and develop the free health service and allocated Rs.900 million for this year for the immunization and this amount will be further increased in the years to come. Funds ...
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April 27 Health Freedom and Vaccination Exemption Rights Event McLean, VA

In The Mail in 2006, then-candidate David Cameron said Brits ought to have the option of single-jab measles vaccines. All about choice, don't you know. A good conservative position -- unless Andy adopts it! -0- The much-maligned chelation study has.
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Semaine européenne de la vaccination (Toulouse)

Report. Published on Apr 25, 2013. Sites webs/blogs, copiez cette vidéo avec le bouton "Intégrer" ! Si vous voulez télécharger, allez sur http://myreplay.tv/v/kAmBcmJ1 . Le point sur la vaccination en France lors de la semaine européenne de la vaccination.
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Koble: Shots help children fight disease

Most busy moms would likely agree that it is challenging to keep up with the growing list of our kids' activities, much less their health care appointments and vaccination schedules. I often run to my local pharmacy to receive my own immunizations in ...
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Vaccines shunned by some as others struggle for access - CNN.com

Childhood vaccination has become muddied for some parents in developed world ... This week, in Swansea, Wales, the local public health agency announced ...
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Baby dies from whooping cough in Orange Co.

Whooping cough, also called pertussis, and other diseases are making comebacks, because so many parents are deciding not to vaccinate their kids. "It's really unfortunate. We're saddened to hear that an infant died of something like this," said Dain ...
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Whooping cough sweeping country

Last year 149 cases of the disease - also known as pertussis - were reported in Wanganui. Another 21 cases had been reported by February this year, Institute of Environmental Science and Research (ESR) figures show. Whanganui District Health Board's ...
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HIV Vaccine Trial Of 2500 Participants Stopped

National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) announced Thursday that a large-scale HIV vaccine trial was stopped, due to its failure. The AIDS Vaccine Advocacy Coalition (AVAC) said that the trial's end is a reminder of how difficult ...
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iTech Post

India: Building on success of polio campaigns

India is building on its polio eradication campaign experience to ensure more children get vaccinated against measles. It is now more than two years since a child has been infected with polio in India, once considered the global epicentre of the disease.
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Guestview – How faith leaders can be our greatest allies against polio

Attacks on polio immunization workers in Pakistan have drowned out the celebrations of so much recent success in immunization work. Pakistan remains one of only three countries in the world where polio still exists, but efforts to bring vaccines to all ...
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Reuters Blogs (blog)

$4 billion pledged for polio eradication

Most people think of polio as something we used to worry about. We want to argue that it's worth a considerable amount of our attention right now. A quarter of a century ago, the countries of the world set the goal of wiping polio off the planet. Since ...
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Eradicating Polio: How a $5.5 Billion Investment Could Pay Huge Dividends

On Thursday, the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) announced its strategy for creating a polio-free world by 2018. World leaders and philanthropists seem to be on board with the plan -- three-quarters of the funds needed have already been ...
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New $5.5 billion plan aims to rid world of polio by 2018

Health groups said on Thursday they could rid the world of polio by 2018 with a $5.5 billion vaccination and monitoring plan to stop the disease taking hold once more now there are only a handful of cases worldwide. Experts say the plan offers the best ...
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