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Families harassed over vaccinations

A Tongan family in South Auckland said they were rung every three hours by an outreach immunisation service after initially deciding not to vaccinate their child. After days of what they call harassment, they gave in and got their child vaccinated ...
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HPV Vaccine in Australia Already Appears to Be Working

Some good vaccine news for a change: A vaccine against human papillomavirus (HPV) appears to be working. HPV causes genital warts, and can lead to cervical cancer in women. In Australia, which began use of the HPV vaccine in 2007, cases of genital ...
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Kids get banned Fluvax vaccine

CSL spokeswoman Sharon McHale yesterday said all CSL's flu vaccine trials had met international requirements, "including the timely reporting of adverse events and disclosure of clinical trial data to regulatory agencies". "Febrile events are known ...
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LA County: Four Gay/Bi Men Had Meningitis Since December - ChicagoPride.com

gay community has essentially been begging the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (DPH) for accurate information about how meningitis is spread and reports of any other cases in the gay community. But at a West Hollywood City news ...
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Rabies clinics scheduled in Rockingham County

Veterinarians are cooperating again this year with local animal control officers and the Rockingham County Department of Public Health to offer rabies clinics for dogs and cats. The spring clinics in Rockingahm County are scheduled from 3-4 p.m ...
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Weho Meningitis Strain Not Highly Related to Other Cases in County

As a result of those findings, the press release states that The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) and the public health department "do not recommend a vaccination campaign in ...
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Weekly Wrap: Yes, Blame Government For the Return of Measles

Many chose nothing, no shot at all, making the quite reasonable calculation that the risk of those diseeases was better than a 1-in-50 shot at getting autism (actually, of the three, the only good case is for the rubella vaccine, to prevent congenital ...
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Large study finds no vaccine link to nerve disorder

NEW YORK - In a review of data covering 13 years and millions of patients, researchers found no evidence of a link between being vaccinated against tetanus, hepatitis, pneumonia or flu, and developing the nerve-degenerating disorder Guillain-Barré.
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Suspected measles death in Swansea

The measles epidemic in Swansea may have claimed its first victim - a 25-year-old man who had the disease. Please wait while this video loads. If it doesn't load after a few seconds you may need to have Adobe Flash installed. The measles epidemic in ...
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Channel 4 News

Man with measles found dead in Swansea as outbreak grows

"Those not fully vaccinated with two doses of MMR are highly likely to catch measles, which is highly contagious," Dr Lyons said. "We know that there are unprotected people in all age groups but we have particular concerns about the 10 to 18 age group ...
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The Independent

Another life lost to measles - The Nation

On Friday, 132 new measles patients were admitted to different hospitals. Out of these new cases, 32 were reported from Mayo Hospital, 28 from Children's Hospital and the remaining from other public sector and private healthcare centres in Lahore.
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The Nation

Measles not a threat in Rawalpindi: health department

The health department launched a crash programme on January 29 to avoid measles outbreak under which the health department started administering vaccine against measles to all children below two years of age in the district who had been missing ...
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Sethi monitoring measles situation

Caretaker Chief Minister Najam Sethi informed that public awareness helpline 0800-99000 has been fully activated, from where citizens can acquire necessary information regarding preventive measures against measles and other related information would ...
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Swansea measles: Hundreds at clinics held after man's death

More than 1,800 people have attended drop-in MMR clinics at four hospitals in Swansea and Neath Port Talbot, as the death of man linked to the measles outbreak is investigated. Gareth Williams, 25, died at his home in Swansea on Thursday. Tests by ...
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BBC News

Immunization week to begin Saturday - Livingston County News

“Childhood vaccinations can protect your children against serious diseases, such as mumps, measles and whooping cough,” Livingston County Public Health Director Jennifer Rodriguez said. All children should be immunized against the 14 ...
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Immunization need stressed

That's why during National Infant Immunization Week starting Saturday, health leaders are calling upon caretakers to be sure to keep little ones up to date on their immunizations. Diseases that can be prevented by vaccines can be extremely serious, and ...
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HPV Vaccination Leads to Massive Decrease In Genital Warts Cases; Down as ...

New research shows that human papillomavirus vaccination can have great effects for those vaccinated and their partners, according to USNews.com. A study done in Australia displayed significant declines in the number of HPV for girls ages 12 to 26 ...
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Headlines & Global News

Study shows HPV vaccine successful against genital warts

An Australian study published in the April 18 journal BMJ suggests that a five-year nationwide human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine program has resulted in a significant decrease in the number of cases of genital warts among girls and women between the ...
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Examiner.com

World Immunization Week: No Child Left Behind - AlertNet - Trust.org

Medair's health teams travel to some of the world's most remote places to vaccinate the children who are most likely to be left behind.
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Mangano & Eisenstein Promote The Importance Of Immunizations ...

In recognition of National Infant Immunization Week (NIIW), Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano and Health Commissioner Dr. Lawrence Eisenstein ...
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Political, social virus more dangerous than Polio, it can attack during polls ...

QUETTA: The Caretaker Chief Minister of Balochistan, Nawab Ghous Bukhsh Barozai, has said that political and social virus is more dangerous than Polio and it can attack during upcoming polls in country, FP news desk reports. Balochistan Interim CM said ...
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Norfolk health department offers free vaccines

The vaccinations will be given from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. and from 1 to 3:30 p.m. at the Little Creek Public Health Center, 207 E. Little Creek Road. Parents must bring a copy of their child's immunization record for children to be able to receive shots ...
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MMR jab alert by HSE over killer measles

"The MMR vaccine is safe and effective but we need to get all children immunised to prevent the serious effects of measles, which include deafness, brain damage and even death. Families planning to travel to the UK should ensure that they are protected ...
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Village of Plainfield Offers Tips for Flood Cleanup, Safety

According to the National Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), infectious disease outbreaks after a flood are rare in the U.S. and mass immunization efforts after a flood emergency are not routinely recommended. In general, exposure to ...
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HPV Vaccine Results In 90 Percent Less Cases - iTechPost

According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), cancers related to HPV include anal, cervical and penile cancers. Throat cancer is also associated with HPV. Cases of HPV among girls under age 21 dropped by almost 93 percent.
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iTech Post

Another killer disease striking homosexuals - WorldNetDaily

The New York Daily News is calling the disease an STD threat, even though the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention does not classify bacterial meningitis as a sexually transmitted disease. The CDC does say the disease can not be spread by casual ...
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WND.com

Instapundit » Blog Archive » NEWS YOU CAN USE: HPV Vaccine ...

NEWS YOU CAN USE: HPV Vaccine Has Proven To Significantly Reduce Genital Warts. Posted by Glenn Reynolds at 7:19 am. Tweet · Amazon.com Widgets ...
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HPV Vaccine Has Proven To Significantly Reduce Genital Warts

Australia has seen a significant decline in genital wart cases among women and men five years after implementing a nationwide HPV vaccine program.
www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/259407.php

Totally untrue facts about Andrew Wakefield

Due to the current measles outbreak in Swansea, Andrew Wakefield is getting undue attention again. Andrew Wakefield is known for spreading information which turned out to be wrong, so one possible response would be to spread wrong information about ...
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The Guardian

Louisiana Ranks 17th Nationally in Infant Immunizations, But there's ...

The Department of Health and Hospitals protects and promotes health and ensures access to medical, preventive and ... Public Health | Immunizations ...
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Public Health | Sealy Center for Vaccine Development

Public Vaccine Education Campaign: Enhancing Our Community's Understanding of the Importance of Vaccines and the Diseases They Prevent. Vaccines are a ...
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Biological E cuts children's vaccine price by 30%

Vaccine-maker Biological E Ltd has slashed price of its pentavalent vaccine being supplied to the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunisation (GAVI) Alliance by 30 per cent. According to a supply agreement the Hyderabad-based company entered into ...
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Access to the HPV Vaccine Expanded to Young Boys in Canada

A recent study revealed that the free administration of the HPV (human papillomavirus) vaccine to young girls in Australia might have helped lowered the number of genital wart cases that arise from the virus. In this study, researchers found a decline ...
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Counsel & Heal

HPV Vaccine—Even better than you thought.

In 2007, two HPV vaccines were approved in Australia—Merck's Gardisil, and GlaxoSmithKline's Cervarix. The country began a campaign to provide HPV vaccination programs for girls and young women. The initiative was publicly funded and provided free ...
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Fluvax still given to children despite being banned from under-fives in 2010

A FLU vaccine dangerous to children was rolled out across Australia despite serious side effects detected in a clinical trial. And some doctors are still mistakenly injecting kids with the CSL-produced Fluvax - three years after it was banned for young ...
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'There's no stopping her': Mother's joy as her two-year-old daughter takes ...

Brave little Eleanor Coneybeare has just taken her first ever steps - after losing her leg to meningitis. Two-year-old Eleanor delighted her mother Alison when she bravely took her first steps with her new prosthetic limb. The tot lost her right leg to ...
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Daily Mail

Michigan to Investigate Fungal Meningitis Outbreak from Steroid Injections

The deadly fungal meningitis outbreak that killed at least 53 Americans and made 733 ill in the past year will soon be investigated by a Michigan grand jury. The outbreak was caused by steroid injections tainted with the fungus Exserohilum rostratum ...
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Medical Daily

Two PHS students infected with viral meningitis, precautions taken

Two students at Paradise High School became infected with viral meningitis, Butte County Public Health announced Monday, but no new cases have been reported and the infected students are OK. The school notified parents of the two sick students Monday, ...
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Analysing meningitis genes to identify new treatments

Scientists at the University of Liverpool are working to identify genes involved in the development of bacterial meningitis to support the search for new vaccine candidates. Meningitis caused by Streptococcus pneumoniae is the most common bacterial ...
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Meningitis Strain Not Highly Linked to Other Cases, Says Report

It is being said that in response to the current meningococcal disease situation in Los Angeles County, a vaccination campaign is not being suggested by the public health department or the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) as well as the ...
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TopNews United States

Measles grip KP, four dead

Measles grip KP, four dead. PESHAWAR: After Punjab, measles gripped different areas of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP), resulting in the death of four children, while more than a dozen others were affected. According to details, in Nihag area of Upper Dir, two ...
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World Immunization Week: Putting the last child first

More children than ever before - four out of five - receive immunization. But what about that fifth child? What about the 22 million newborn children around the world who don't - who risk illness, uncertain futures, even death? UNICEF Executive ...
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Genital warts decline by 90 percent thanks to HPV vaccine, study shows

According to a new study in BMJ, genital warts occurred more than 70 percent less often among women ages 21 to 30, compared to the three to four years before the vaccine became available. This was accompanied by a 50 to 80 percent decrease in ...
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National Infant Immunization Awareness Week is April 20-27 - Star Journal

National Infant Immunization Week is an annual observance that brings to light the importance of protecting infants from vaccine-preventable diseases and to celebrate the achievements of the immunization programs in promoting healthy communities ...
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One-woman crusade to prevent polio

SOUTH BERWICK, Maine — At an April 5 Champions for Change ceremony at the White House, where she was recognized for her global efforts in combating polio, Ann Lee Hussey of South Berwick found herself in familiar circumstances. At the ceremony ...
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Lake County Health Department suggests child immunizations

In observance of National Infant Immunizations Week, April 20-27, the Lake County Health Department/Community Health Center is reminding parents to follow the recommended immunization schedule to protect their infants and children by providing ...
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Age of Autism: MMR and the Crumbling Façade of the British State ...

For instance, why – if MMR was safe – were such disgusting perversions necessary to protect its reputation? Source: Age Of Autism John Stone is UK Editor for ...
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Better Supply Systems Key To Enable Vaccines To Reach Children –WHO ...

A special immunisation issue published by Vaccine, a WHO/UNICEF publication, made available to the Ghana News Agency yesterday, said better supply and logistics systems were essential to reach the estimated 22 million children in developing countries ...
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Better supply systems key to reach all children with life-saving

For World Immunization Week, which starts on 20 April, experts state that ... which enables community health workers to ensure the right vaccines reach the ...
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Inovio universal H1N1 flu vaccine achieves protective immune responses ...

Inovio Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a company revolutionizing vaccines to prevent and treat today's cancers and challenging infectious diseases, has announced that its SynCon universal H1N1 influenza vaccine generated protective antibody levels comparable to ...
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Officials encourage vaccination after measles outbreak

Public health officials from the state Department of Health and Human Services are working with local health departments to investigate an outbreak of measles in Stokes and Orange counties. So far, eight cases have been reported, most of those in ...
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Alaska sees rise in whooping cough

Whooping cough, or pertussis, could act like a cold at onset with a sniffle and cough. But she says it's a good sign it's pertussis if the cough lasts seven days and if coughing ends with vomiting. Children as young as two months can be immunized, and ...
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Pull Licenses of Nosodes, Health Canada Urged

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - April 19, 2013) - Bad Science Watch is contributing to National Immunization Awareness Week 2013 by reminding Canadians that homeopathic "vaccine alternatives" do not work and will not protect them from disease. ... has ...
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Alvai Assures Maximum Security to Polio Teams

Alvai Assures Maximum Security to Polio Teams Interim Chief Minister Justice Retd. Zahid Kurban Alavi pledged to provide maximum security to polio teams working in the province, especially in Karachi. He announced maximum security for polio teams after ...
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TopNews New Zealand

Misrepresentation of My Position in Polio Controversy (I)

Before I explain my position, I wish to state in unambiguous terms that, as a scientist saddled with the onerous task of training and research in drugs and drugs-related matters, I recognize the existence of polio epidemic and the mechanisms of ...
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Next year's seventh graders need Tdap shot

Many of the incoming seventh graders already have received the shot, according to Bethany Kintigh, program manager with the Iowa Department of Public Health immunization program. "The 2011 national immunization survey indicates that about 75 percent ...
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Full statement by MMR scare doctor Andrew WakefieldThe Government ...

In the wake of further media distortion, misrepresentation, and ignorance in relation to the measles outbreak in Wales, it is important to clarify some key ...
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Parent of Two Children in Dr. Andrew Wakefield Lancet Study ...

I, as a parent of two children in the Lancet study, have had to speak out about the vicious attacks on Dr. Andrew Wakefield by his own government, the US ...
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Vietnam to make anti-measles and rubella vaccines

The Center for Research and Production of Vaccines (POLYVAC), under the Ministry of Health, will coordinate with Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) for a five-year project to produce anti-measles and anti-rubella vaccines at an investment ...
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Los Angeles to Give Free Meningitis Vaccines

Officials in Los Angeles County have started offering the meningitis vaccine for free to low-income and uninsured people in response to recent cases of the deadly disease. So far, there have been thirteen cases of meningitis since November. These ...
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Britain in vaccination warning over measles outbreak

A measles outbreak has affected 800 people in Britain, where up to two million schoolchildren are believed to be unprotected due to a scare which wrongly linked the vaccine with autism. The outbreak is centred on Swansea, in south Wales, but health ...
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First measles death? Body of man, 25, found by relatives after outbreak in ...

The South Wales measles epidemic may have claimed its first victim, with health experts warning the public to expect more deaths. A 25-year-old from Swansea, named locally as Gareth Williams, died at his home yesterday morning. He lived in the Port ...
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Daily Mail

Measles: Extra Clinics In Cardiff & Vale

By Tim John. Vaccination clinics are continuing in schools and hospitals following the measles outbreak which has now reached 808 confirmed cases. It comes as Public Health Wales investigate whether a death of a man in Swansea is measles related.
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Capital FM

Infant Immunization Week: Saving Lives Through Vaccine Awareness

Immunizations have cleansed the world of such horrors as smallpox and with polio set to be eradicated in the next five years; vaccines have proven their worth in saving lives. (Photo : PublicHealth.Columbus.gov) Children should be vaccinated against ...
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Medical Daily

Immunization clinic planned

Crow Wing County Community Services Health Division (Public Health) will be offering a walk-in school immunization clinic from 3:30-6 p.m. Thursday at the Crow Wing County Community Services Health Division (Public Health) office, 204 Laurel Street, ...
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Mayor signs Infant Immunization Awareness Week proclamation

Friday morning at the Brownwood/Brown County Health Department, Brownwood Mayor Stephen Haynes signed a proclamation declaring the week of April 20 − 27 Infant Immunization Awareness Week. Infant Immunization Awareness Week seeks to raise ...
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Veterinary Director advocates timely vaccination of livestock

Imphal, April 19 2013 : Reminding that preventive measure is the best line of defence against diseases, Veterinary and Animal Husbandry Director Dr Saidokhum Joute has strongly advocated timely vaccination of domestic animals to not only protect the ...
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'You can't be killing our brothers in Iraq and be giving us free vaccines in ...

In this April 2013 report, Integrated Regional Information Networks (IRIN), a service of the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), reveals the various suspicions behind Northern Nigeria's resistance to polio ...
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Nigerian Tribune

Cuba Begins Second Stage of Polio Vaccinations

Cuba Begins Second Stage of Polio Vaccinations 19 de abril de 2013, 10:43Havana, Apr 19 (Prensa Latina) The 52nd National Vaccination Campaign against poliomyelitis in Cuba will begin its second stage today, with more than 500,000 children to be ...
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Isle of Man supports global efforts to eradicate polio

Phil Gawne MHK, Chairman of the International Development Committee, said: 'Global collaboration over the past 25 years has reduced polio cases by more than 99% and put the eradication of this disease within reach. Funding from the Isle of Man will ...
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Two boys held for harassing anti-polio team

According to sources, a polio team, Tanzeel and his female colleague were administering polio drops to children below five years of age in Siham when a group of people barred them from performing their job and threatened them of dire consequences.
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Public health pushing campaign for infant immunizations

"This year, NIIW is April 20-27," said Southwest Public Health District Immunization Coordinator Rebecca Snow in a news release. "Because of advances in medical science, your child can be protected against more diseases than ever before. Diseases that ...
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Anti-vaccination campaign blamed for massive measles outbreak in Wales

The age group most affected is children aged 10 to 14. The outbreak has been linked to the low uptake of the combined Measles Mumps and Rubella (MMR) vaccination, which is widely used across the world as the most effective prevention against measles.
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Raw Story

New vaccine protects Haitian children from five diseases

Haiti's introduction of the new vaccine was supported by WHO, the GAVI Alliance and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), who also helped to ensure that the vaccines are bought at affordable prices and distributed appropriately.
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World Health Organization (press release)

Political Support Crucial to Reach 'The Fifth Child' With Vaccines

... immunized to better protect their health, and vaccines are estimated to save the lives of 2 to 3 million children each year - representing one of the ten greatest achievements in public health of the last century, according to the U.S. Centers for ...
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AllAfrica.com

Vaccination Week in the Americas 2013 - Cayman Net News

Here in the Cayman Islands, an immunization programme that is more than 60 years old has eliminated small pox, polio, neonatal tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis, measles, rubella (German measles), mumps, and tuberculous meningitis. As we commemorate ...
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Cayman Net News

Celebrating Vaccination Week

From infants to senior citizens, immunisation protects against diseases such as polio, diphtheria, pertussis (whooping cough), measles, rubella, pneumonia, rotavirus diarrhoea, tetanus and many more. The benefits of immunisation continue into ...
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Genital Warts Cases Fall with Implementation of HPV Vaccine in Australia, HPV ...

Perhaps it's because they're leading the game. Or, perhaps it's because all the mates and shelias out there just have a better attitude. Whatever it is, since the launching of the nationwide human papillomavirus vaccination program among young women ...
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Re: Study finds no association between autism and vaccination | BMJ

My guess is that if any responsibility for autism is ever assigned to vaccines by a high-quality epidemiologic study the attributable risk will be less than 5%.
www.bmj.com/content/346/bmj.f2095/rr/641029

Schuette to impanel grand jury to investigate meningitis outbreak

Attorney General Bill Schuette will empanel a multi-county grand jury to investigate whether the company linked to a meningitis outbreak that killed at least 16 Michiganders broke any laws when it distributed a tainted steroid injection to clinics in ...
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Michigan Appeals Court OKs Meningitis Grand Jury

LANSING, Mich. (AP) - The Michigan appeals court has approved a request for a grand jury to investigate a company linked to a deadly meningitis outbreak. Attorney General Bill Schuette wants to know if New England Compounding Center of Massachusetts ...
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Bacterial Meningitis Deaths of Gay Men in S. Calif. Spark Concern

Health officials in Los Angeles are giving out free meningitis vaccinations after the recent deaths of three Southern California men, two of them openly gay, L.A. NBC affiliate KNBC reports. Last weekend, the Associated Press reported that Brett Shaad ...
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Dallas health officials monitoring meningitis outbreak in NY, LA

Three gay men in Los Angeles have died from meningitis since December. In New York seven of 22 who contracted the disease since 2010 have died. Should the gay community be worried about this dangerous strain of bacterial meningitis that appears to ...
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Dallas Voice

P.E.I. extends schoolbased HPV immunization program to boys | CTV News

Prince Edward Island has became the first Canadian province to extend publicly funded school-based HPV vaccination to boys.
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WWH Now Recommending Meningitis Vaccination for Some

''While we have not seen an increase from meningitis, as a public health official and physician, I strongly recommend people living with HIV or those that travel to the New York area frequently consult with their physician regarding a meningitis ...
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North Wales parents urged to get their children vaccinated against measles

Therefore Public Health Wales is urging parents to remember that it is not only younger children who need to be vaccinated urgently. The MMR vaccine is recommended by the World Health Organization, UK Department of Health and Public Health Wales as ...
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Infant immunizations urged

... 2013 | 167 views | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend | print. Georgia public health officials recommend up-to-date immunizations for all youngsters, particularly infants and toddlers, to protect children from vaccine ...
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Measles catch up programme from April 22

VARANASI: With the mission to eradicate measles, district health department will carry out a measles catch up programme for all children aged between nine months to 10 years (irrespective of their prior measles immunization status or disease) from ...
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First measles fatality feared as man found dead in Swansea flat

Health officials have repeatedly warned parents of children who have not had the triple measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccine to arrange vaccination. One local headteacher said he was concerned by a lack of response by some parents to a special ...
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The Guardian

Measles outbreak claims its first life: Tests confirm 25-year-old from South ...

Teenagers aged between 13 and 15 are more likely to be susceptible to measles because of the controversy over the since-discredited report about MMR jabs being linked to autism in the late 1990s. Dr Bedford told a science conference in London: 'There's ...
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Daily Mail

Alaska sees rise in whooping cough cases, officials urge immunization

SITKA, Alaska — Health officials in Sitka say there's a rise of whooping cough cases in Alaska, following a trend moving up the west coast from California. Ellen Daly, a nurse at the Public Health Center in Sitka, tells KCAW (http://is.gd/XjTXPO) that ...
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World Immunization Week: No Child Left Behind

On 20 April, for just the second time in history, 180 World Health Organization member states will mark World Immunization Week, in order to promote vaccines as one of the most powerful tools available for good health. A Powerful Health Tool ...
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HPV vaccination may have helped lower genital wart rates in Austrailia

The HPV vaccine may the reason behind the large decline in genital warts diagnoses in Australian women, a new study published on April 18 in BMJ reveals. HPV or human papillomavirus is the most common sexually transmitted infection, but many people ...
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CBS News

Vaccination drive: Levies officials escorting polio team targeted in Tank

Unidentified men opened fired on a vehicle carrying levies personnel, who were escorting a polio team on Friday in Kot Khadaqi of Gomal village, nearly 25 kilometres west of Tank city. The attack resulted in two levies officials getting injured, a ...
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Alavi pledges maximum security for polio teams

Taking into account the recent attacks on polio workers, one of which occurred on two female workers on Tuesday in Baldia Town, interim Chief Minister Justice (retd) Zahid Kurban Alavi assured 'maximum security' to polio teams working in the province, ...
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Anti-polio workers attacked in Tank, Nawabshah

PESHAWAR/NAWABSHAH: Two Levies personnel guarding the workers vaccinating children against polio were injured when an anti-polio team came under attack on Friday in a remote village of Tank district in South Waziristan, while bandits attacked ...
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Officials urge parents to get kids vaccinated

In 2012 there were 2,026 cases of the illness, also known as whooping cough. Dr. LaMar Hasbrouck is director of the state public health department. He says the record number of cases is "the perfect example of the importance of continued immunization." ...
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HPV Vaccination Sends Genital Wart Cases Plummeting: Study

"There was little resistance to the HPV vaccine in Australia," he noted by way of explaining the program's success. By contrast, he suggested that the American public health effort -- which he characterized as "fractured" -- may very well produce less ...
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Coles County Health Department lists May events

If the child doesn't have an immunization record, one can be obtained from his doctor, the child's school, the Coles County Health Department, or the Illinois Department of Public Health Immunization Program. An immunization schedule is recommended for ...
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Infant immunizations urged

Steven Mitchell, director of the Georgia Immunization Program for the state Department of Public Health, is urging parents to speak with their pediatrician or health care provider and ensure that their infants are up-to-date on their vaccinations. The ...
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Residents urged to get measles vaccine

Due to an outbreak of measles in the state, the Henderson County Department of Public Health is urging residents to receive the MMR vaccine if they have never been vaccinated for measles, or have an incomplete series. The vaccine is available at no ...
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Measles could hit two million children

Doctors say that the MMR vaccine is the only protection against measles. BY KUNAL DUTTA – 19 April 2013. As many as two million schoolchildren are susceptible to measles due to their lack of the MMR vaccine scare, a leading health expert has warned.
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Protect your world – get immunized - Simcoe.com

It is hard to believe that, just a century ago, one out of every 10 Canadian children died within a year of being born, the majority of these deaths caused by infectious diseases. Immunization has played a significant part in improving this situation ...
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CDC: US Hospitals Should Be Vigilant For Bird Flu

They say that although there is no vaccine, the CDC stressed the need to catch patients in the early stages of infection, saying that randomized trials had demonstrated that anti-virals (such as Tamiflu) given in the first few days could speed recovery ...
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NPR (blog)

Just Released: "Smallpox - Pipeline Review, H1 2013"

[ClickPress, Fri Apr 19 2013] Global Markets Direct's, 'Smallpox - Pipeline Review, H1 2013', provides an overview of the indication's therapeutic pipeline. This report provides information on the therapeutic development for Smallpox, complete with ...
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HPV Vaccination Sends Genital Wart Cases Plummeting: Study ...

In the five years since launching a nationwide human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination program among girls between the ages of 12 and 26, Australia has seen a hu.
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HPV Vaccine Reduces Genital Wart Occurrence In Australian ...

Genital warts prevalence in Australian women plummeted 59% since a nationally funded quadrivalent human papillomarivus (HPV) vaccination program for teen and pre-teen girls was introduced in 2007, says a paper in BMJ.
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BBC News Swansea measles epidemic Man who died had measles

Public Health WalesPHW which is tackling an epidemic of more than 800 cases ... But confidence in the vaccine dived after now discredited claims of a link ...
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PEI extends school-based HPV immunization program to boys: vaccine maker

A girl is vaccinated against HPV in a file photo. In 2007, the National Advisory Committee on Immunization recommended that girls and women aged nine to 26 be vaccinated for HPV. In 2012, NACI included males of the same age in that recommendation.
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The Province

HPV Vaccine May Eradicate The STI

A nationally-funded HPV vaccination program launched back in 2007 made Australia one of the first countries to implement an initiative on that large of a scale. Free vaccinations were offered to girls between the ages of 12 and 13 with the addition of ...
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Medical Daily

Free HPV Vaccination Cuts Genital Wart Cases in Australia

The number of human genital warts in Australia has dropped significantly thanks to the introduction of the free human papilloma virus (HPV) vaccine, according to a new study. In 2007, Australia became one of the first countries to offer free HPV ...
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Counsel & Heal

HPV vaccine prompts nose dive in genital wart prevalence

The proportion of young women diagnosed with genital warts in Australia has plummeted since 2007, when the HPV vaccine was introduced, suggests a study published on bmj.com. In 2007, Australia became one of the first countries in the world to fund a ...
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Brighton Man Dies of Meningitis

In October, State Health officials reported that a Brighton facility was one of four Michigan facilities that received shipments of steroid medication suspected of causing a fungal meningitis outbreak from the New England Compounding Center (NECC) in ...
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Grand jury to investigate Michigan meningitis outbreak linked to 16 deaths ...

LANSING, MI -- The Michigan Court of Appeals has granted a request by Attorney General Bill Schuette to empanel a multi-county grand jury that will investigate a meningitis outbreak linked to at least 16 deaths and 259 infections across the state. "As ...
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Cuba's Second Round of Anti-Polio Vaccination Campaign Starts

Through April 25, about 387,000 minors under the age of three who were immunized in early March will receive a second oral dose of the vaccine, while 132,511 nine-year-old children will have their anti-polio vaccine reactivated, the Ministry of Public ...
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LA Gay & Lesbian Center on meningitis

While public health officials are not recommending a vaccination campaign, we believe those who are concerned should have access to the vaccine whether or not they're insured or can afford it. A list of sites offering the vaccine is on our website.
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Q&A: Measles and MMR

These studies included a 2004 investigation by a team from the UK Medical Research Council which compared the vaccination records of 1,294 children diagnosed with autism or related conditions with those of 4,469 children who had no such diagnosis.
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BBC News

Large study finds no vaccine link to nerve disorder

Eighteen had flu shots, two got pneumonia vaccines, three had tetanus shots and three got hepatitis vaccines. Baxter, who has received research grants from numerous vaccine manufacturers, said these numbers were no higher than expected. "The bottom ...
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Measles jabs in Welsh schools after Swansea outbreak

Measles vaccinations are being given to pupils at schools in parts of mid and south Wales. It's after an outbreak of the virus in Swansea, which has now affected more than 800 people. Measles is a viral illness that is easily spread by getting close to ...
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Measles outbreak: man suspected to have died of disease in Swansea

The Swansea coroner is investigating whether a 25-year-old man has died of measles. The city is at the centre of a major outbreak of the highly infectious disease, and the fatality – if the cause is confirmed – would be the first UK death from measles ...
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The Guardian

Measles outbreak death: Health officials confirm suspected victim was ...

Dr Lyons added: “Public Health Wales is aware of a death being investigated by the Swansea Coroner. A diagnosis of measles has not yet been confirmed. Testing the deceased for measles is forming part of the investigations being overseen by the Coroner.
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Measles epidemic claims first death

More than 800 cases of measles have now been confirmed in Wales, with experts predicting that number will double within weeks, and concerns that it could spread across the UK. Doctors have warned that up to 2 million children in England and Wales are ...
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Telegraph.co.uk

Wayne County Public Health celebrate National Infant Immunization Week

National Infant Immunization Week is an annual observance to highlight the importance of protecting infants from vaccine preventable diseases and to celebrate the achievements of immunization programs by promoting healthy communities throughout the ...
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The vaccine summit, an opportunity for heightened Canadian leadership

Next week is World Immunization Week. On April 24-25, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi will co-host an important vaccine summit. The gathering aims to celebrate the advances in polio eradication, highlight the ...
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Ottawa Citizen (blog)

National Infant Immunization Week is April 20-27

Since 1994, local and state health departments, national immunization partners, health care professionals, community leaders and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have worked together through NIIW to highlight the positive impact of ...
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