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Why you should still get a flu shot this season.

“No doubt, getting vaccinated is always better than not getting vaccinated,” said Anthony Fauci, director of the the National Institutes of Health's National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. Vaccines still can help to “blunt” the effect of the flu, Fauci said in a phone interview. Flu vaccines are ...

BU biolab gets final approval to begin research on deadly microbes

The biolab had received approval from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention a year ago and needed only the city's OK to start studying Level 4 pathogens — those that have no treatment or vaccine, such as Ebola. It was not immediately clear when the research will begin. Each project still ...

Calm the panic over Dengvaxia

This framework includes mandatory history-taking on the vaccines; mandatory reporting of all hospitalized cases of dengue, regardless of symptoms; mandatory investigation of cases and provision of supportive care when the children get sick; and review, if necessary, of the DOH's dengue immunization ...

Immunization Requirements change in Kentucky

So, it would be good planning to start now." Especially since the Hepatitis A shot spans six months, it is imperative for parents to start making appointments as soon as possible. If your child has already received the new required shots, just give the school permission to merge the old immunization record ...

Politics comes into play in dengue vaccine scare

Raul Dancel A chink in the armour of Sanofi Pasteur's groundbreaking dengue vaccine is stirring a debate here, not just over public health, but also the political wisdom behind the decision to subject over a million children to what essentially is a still-inconclusive clinical trial. Sanofi, the French ...

Don't let the flu catch you

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends everyone 6 months and older receive a flu vaccine. Getting a flu vaccine is more convenient than ever before. Vaccines are available at your doctor or local health department, and at many retail pharmacies. Many employers, schools ...

NEIDL BSL-4 Lab Gets Green Light

Corley says the BPHC permission is “the last hurdle for our scientists being able to work with approved BSL-4 pathogens—specifically, Ebola and Marburg.” Ebola and Marburg are both rare but life-threatening viruses that have become global public health threats. There is no available FDA-approved ...

Flu report shows elevated activity continuing in San Diego County

While the numbers show that the current flu threat is nowhere near as significant as it was eight years ago, 2017's case total so far is nearly five times larger than the prior three-year average, according to public health records. Vaccination is recommended to anyone who is not allergic to the flu vaccine ...

J&J Announces First Efficacy Study For HIV-1 Preventive Vaccine

The new, large-scale study, also known as “Imbokodo,” will evaluate whether the investigational Janssen vaccine regimen is safe and effective at reducing the incidence of HIV infection among 2,600 women in sub-Saharan Africa. A release from J&J notes that although there have been great advances ...

Randy Travis' naked arrest video made public

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention releases a weekly flu report where it tracks flu activity across the country. ... While 10% seems low, “flu vaccines are usually only about 40% to 60% effective in the best of years,��� said Martin Hirsch, an infectious disease physician at Massachusetts General ...

Vanderbilt Influenza Vaccine Initiative working to create a universal flu vaccine

These deaths have created a strong desire in Creech to develop a more effective flu vaccine through his work in the Universal Influenza Vaccine Initiative. This project, directed by Dr. James Crowe, also a pediatric infectious diseases physician at VUMC, seeks to develop a vaccine that will protect ...

2 flu-related deaths reported in Flathead Co.

The state Department of Public Health and Human Services says the deaths reported by the Flathead City-County Health Department on Wednesday ... Influenza vaccination is the best way to prevent getting the flu, but it takes up to two weeks after vaccination for antibodies to develop in the body and ...

Health officials brace for severe flu season

Health officials say they are bracing for a severe flu season. In Australia, where the flu season is winding down, this year's vaccine was only 10 percent effective. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 7,000 flu cases have been confirmed in the U.S., which is more than ...

2018 resolutions you can keep: preventive health checkups, small changes [sponsored]

20s Physical exam to check basic health status, weight and body mass index, as well as get a blood test and urinalysis every one to three years. Blood pressure should be checked every year. Get a tetanus-diphtheria vaccination every 10 years. Also ask about hepatitis vaccines and screening for STDS.

Men Infected with This HPV Type Are 20 Times More Likely to Be Reinfected After 1 Year

Despite the availability of the vaccines, full uptake of the 2-dose regimen remains at 43%. Meanwhile, the incidence of HPV continues to increase and recent reports have revealed that 1 in 9 men in the United States is infected with oral HPV. According to Ashish A. Deshmukh, PhD, MPH, assistant ...

Districts Task Force prepare for third round of Intensive Mission Indradhanush

Giving a comparative report of immunization coverage in the first & second rounds of IMI, he informed that the first round had 84% coverage while second round had coverage of 89%. He was positive that by the fourth round the district will be able to achieve 90% coverage as envisioned by Government ...

Tough flu season ahead: vaccine may only be 10% effective

"The most predictable thing about flu is that it's unpredictable," Brammer said. Dr. Marc Siegel is an infectious diseases expert from NYU Langone Medical Center in New York City. "It's a good guess that H3N2 will predominate, and that's worrisome," he said. Still, "I believe it's worth getting the vaccine," ...

Influenza claims two lives in Flathead County

Kids may get more of a sting from flu vaccination this fall: Doctors are gearing up to give shots only, because U.S. health officials say the easy-to-use nasal ... Flathead's public health officer Hillary Hanson said her office was surprised to see fatalities at this point in the season, given that influenza rates ...

Brookline Health Dept: Appointments Available For Flu Vaccination

From the Brookline Department of Public Health: The Brookline Department of Public Health announces that flu vaccinations are still available. If you need a flu shot, please contact the public health nurse, Barbara Westley, RN, BSN at (617) 730-2320 or bwestley@brooklinema.gov to schedule an ...

Science Graduate Could Be India's First Differently Abled Video Model

Mahalakshmi Mahadev, 26, a polio survivor, has broken new ground by modelling in a video advertisement. The Bachelor of Technology ... It would not occur to anyone that she is a polio survivor till the ad, in the end, shows the model being placed on a wheelchair. Recollecting her 13-hour-long shoot ...

HIV vaccine fails to suppress viral load, affect reservoir

One simply must look beyond the vaccine's overall ineffectiveness, he concluded. “All too often, colleagues will look at the result of an infectious disease clinical research trial where the experimental arm fails to show a positive impact on acquisition or control of infection and simply declare that the study ...

Flu cases double as experts worry this season could be particularly bad

Researchers warned the implications for the Northern Hemisphere may not be the same, although the vaccine Australia used has the same composition as the one the U.S. is using. As of Nov. 24, about 148.2 million doses of the vaccine have already been administered in the U.S., according to the CDC.

More than 7000 UMass Amherst students inoculated against meningitis

University officials made the decision to offer vaccinations after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention determined that two diagnosed cases of meningitis on campus constituted an outbreak. Health officials said both cases originated from a single strain of genetically identical organisms.

Tough Flu Season Ahead: Vaccine May Only Be 10% Effective

And in Australia, where the winter flu season has just wrapped up, this season's vaccine was only about 10 percent effective against the H3N2 strain. "Our vaccine is the same ... Dr. Marc Siegel is an infectious diseases expert from NYU Langone Medical Center in New York City. "It's a good guess that ...

Tough Flu Season Ahead: Vaccine May Only Be 10% Effective

"Our vaccine is the same as the one used in Australia," said Lynnette Brammer, an epidemiologist in the influenza division of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. "The vaccine doesn't work as well for H3N2 viruses in general." But she added that a 10 percent effectiveness rate still ...

As awareness rises, docs see more takers for cervical cancer screening

We, at Asian Research Institute for Training and Skill Transfer (ARTIST), launched a nationwide campaign seeking to institutionalize vaccination against the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) for girls aged between 9 and 13. It is heartening to see the casual 'let's seek help only when something goes wrong' ...

Doctors concerned with fast start, severity of flu season

“It is possible that we will experience low vaccine effectiveness against influenza A (H3N2) viruses and a relatively severe influenza season if they predominate,” Dr. Anthony Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, and colleagues wrote in an article published ...

Two Influenza-Related Deaths Confirmed in Flathead County

“Due to the confirmed influenza presence in Flathead County, it is now more important than ever to be vaccinated against influenza to protect everyone, including the most vulnerable ... Vaccination is especially important for people who are at a high risk for serious complications from influenza, including:.

Flathead County confirms two flu deaths

Two Flathead County residents over the age of 65 have died from complications related to influenza, according to county health officials. The Flathead City-County Health Department would like to remind the public that everyone 6 months of age and older should be vaccinated for the flu every season.

Massachusetts experiencing 'widespread' flu outbreak and peak season hasn't even hit yet

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported a serious uptick in the rate of flu-like illness in Massachusetts in the last week of November. In its Dec. 1 weekly ... Department of Public Health recommends anyone six months and older receive one vaccination per flu season. The peak infection ...

Diphtheria is spreading fast in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh

This is an extremely vulnerable population with low vaccination coverage, living in conditions that could be a breeding ground for infectious diseases like cholera, measles, rubella, and diphtheria,” said Dr Navaratnasamy Paranietharan, WHO Representative to Bangladesh. “This is why we have ...

Influenza deaths confirmed in Flathead Co.

Due to the confirmed influenza presence in Flathead County, it is now more important than ever to be vaccinated against influenza to protect everyone, including the most vulnerable populations. Everyone 6 months of age and older should get a flu vaccine every season. Influenza vaccination is the best ...

Two Mothers Affected By Meningitis B Launch The Meningitis B Action Project To Put A Stop To ...

The Project aims to provide parents and young adults with the information to proactively talk to their healthcare provider about Meningitis B and the vaccine available to help prevent it, and to encourage the medical and education community to inform patients and students about the availability of the ...

NIH & WHO Experts Warn of Severe Flu Season in the United States

... of Medicine makes the case for the need for a universal flu vaccine to minimize influenza-related morbidity and mortality. The article's authors—doctors from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, part of the National Institutes of Health, and the World Health Organization Collaborating ...

DTF on 'Intensified Mission Indradhanush' in Dmu, Kma

Giving a comparative report of immunization coverage in the first and second round of IMI, he said the first round had 84% coverage while 2nd round had coverage of 89%. Dr. Rupert was positive that by the fourth round, the district would be able to achieve 90% coverage as envisioned by government ...

Flu Season 2017: Is It Too Late to Get a Flu Shot?

December 3-9 is the Center for Disease Control's National Influenza Vaccination Week. SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images. The flu activity we see now is likely only the beginning. Flu season typically comes in two waves, Zimmerman said, and each wave can be dominated by a different kind of flu. Though ...

We're all going to get the flu

... and good incentive for others to get theirs right away. "While vaccinated people can still get sick, generally they get a milder and less dangerous form of the illness," NBC writes. Plus, "the protection against [other flu strains] is much higher," the Centers for Disease Control's Dr. William Schaffner said.

Incentivizing new vaccine development

Thus, the creation of incentives to complete the research cycle, from product development to implementation, is key to controlling the infectious diseases associated with poverty. One important proposal in this regard is made by Harvard researcher Michael Kremer and Rachel Glennerster of the Abdul ...

We're all going to get the flu

... shot — and good incentive for others to get theirs right away. "While vaccinated people can still get sick, generally they get a milder and less dangerous form of the illness," NBC writes. Plus, "the protection against [other flu strains] is much higher," the Center for Disease Control's Dr. William Schaffner ...

Ralphie

Christmas is coming and I hope to have a new home to celebrate in. They call me Ralphie, I am a lab/hound mix. The Animal Control people got my neuter surgery and Rabies vaccination so I am all ready for a new home. I am about two years old, fifty pounds and tri colored. I am interested in activities ...

AIAC receives funding for immunizations

Little Rock, AR — The Arkansas Immunization Action Coalition (AIAC) has been awarded asecond year of funding from the Blue & You Foundation for a Healthier Arkansas. The Coalition will continue to promote and sponsor statewide immunization programs and raise the public's awareness about ...

'Jamaica's cervical cancer cases high yet locals shun HPV vaccine'

Chairman of the Southern Regional Health Authority (SRHA) Wayne Chen says he's disappointed by the low interest being shown by residents within the region to the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) vaccine. Speaking at a press conference yesterday, Chen said the trend was particularly worrying since ...

ID Break: Opdivo for HIV; Bacteria in Space

Several phase I trials of a Zika vaccine were found to be safe and effective at protecting healthy adults from the virus, according to a report in The Lancet. MedPage ... A "clean face program" for children may help to prevent transmission of Chlamydia trachomatis, a cause of infectious blindness. (PLOS ...

Diphtheria is spreading fast in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh

This is an extremely vulnerable population with low vaccination coverage, living in conditions that could be a breeding ground for infectious diseases like cholera, measles, rubella, and diphtheria," said Dr Navaratnasamy Paranietharan, WHO Representative to Bangladesh. "This is why we have ...

Diphtheria is spreading fast in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh

This is an extremely vulnerable population with low vaccination coverage, living in conditions that could be a breeding ground for infectious diseases like cholera, measles, rubella, and diphtheria," said Dr Navaratnasamy Paranietharan, WHO Representative to Bangladesh. "This is why we have ...

December 3-9th is National Influenza Vaccination Week

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention has declared the first week in December National Influenza Vaccination Week. This week heightens awareness ... Orleans County Health Department at: 589-3278 or check out our website at: www.orleansny.com/publichealth. Visit Facebook at Genesee ...

Venezuela measles (sarampin) update: More than 400 cases in Bolvar state

According to recent data from the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela has reported 431 confirmed (by laboratory or by epidemiological link) measles cases from the beginning of September through the end of November this year. An additional 154 cases ...

An Overview of Novavax's Influenza and Ebola Vaccines

According to Novavax (NVAX), the value of the influenza vaccine market in developed markets is expected to reach $5.3 billion by 2021–2022 compared with $3.2 billion in 2012–2013. This shows the potential market opportunity for the company's influenza vaccine candidate. After its regulatory ...

Exploring Novavax's Vaccine Candidates for RSV

However, Novavax's (NVAX) vaccine candidates generate a differentiated response from the immune system. This approach can be more effective than the body's naturally occurring immunity. Novavax's vaccine technology can be used for a variety of infectious diseases. According to the company, ...

WHO Supports Decision By Philippines To Halt Dengue Vaccine Use Amid Safety Concerns

In response, the Philippines suspended a mass immunization campaign, which has already given one dose of the vaccine to more than 700,000 children. And the Brazilian ... It said its Strategic Advisory Group of Experts on Immunization would meet to review evidence next week…” (Serapio/Hirschler ...

Inside Analysts' Recommendations for Novavax in November 2017

Novavax (NVAX) is a clinical-stage biotech company with a focus on nanoparticle vaccines and adjuvants. The company's pipeline includes products for the respiratory syncytial virus (or RSV), influenza, Ebola virus, and Zika virus. The company has one Swedish subsidiary, Novavax AB. Novavax has a ...

Flu season could be bad this year, doctors say

But flu shots can be anywhere from 10 percent to 60 percent effective. The flu comes in may different strains and it's always changing, Dr. Pardis Sabeti, a Harvard professor and infectious disease expert, told CBS News. “So by the time we pick a version of the virus to make into a vaccine and put it into ...

Aquino govt Dengvaxia procurement may have defied Supreme Court

THE Aquino administration spent P3.5 billion to purchase the Dengvaxia vaccine in 2016, and it would appear that particular expense was not listed in ... Under our system, it is Congress that appropriates funds for government initiatives, such as any public health program like dengue immunization.

Song of the week: 'It Was Vaccination'

The Department of Health's Dengue School-based Immunization Program started during the term of then Health Secretary Janette Garin, in the schoolyear 2015-2016 covering hundreds of thousands of public school pupils nine years and older enrolled in Grade IV, and administered in three six-month ...

India and Cuba to collaborate on drugs

The ministry of health also signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Rotary International India to accelerate efforts under the polio eradication programme and for routine immunisation, a statement said. The MOU on cooperation in the field of health and medicine between India and Cuba is ...

Rotary: 'Service above self'

In addition, the Imlay City Rotary Club has donated hundreds of thousands of dollars to international projects including Rotary's 'Polio Plus' campaign, ... Participating in the Polio Plus initiative is just one of the great things about being an Imlay City Rotarian, says the club's current president Dana Walker.

SU mumps outbreak still growing despite extra vaccination effort

SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- The number of mumps cases at Syracuse University continues to grow more than a month after the school began offering students an extra dose of vaccine to stop the outbreak. SU's tally of confirmed cases rose to 51 as of Tuesday and the number of probable cases increased to 81.

Hepatitis A Vaccine Market Size, Industry Analysis & Forecast Report by 2021

The top competitors of Hepatitis A Vaccine market along with the different parameters are production, price, revenue, market share for each manufacture are GlaxoSmithKline, Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp, SANOFI PASTEUR S.A, Norvatis, Crucell Switzerland AG(Berna+Crucell), China Academy of ...

Annual dog license renewals

Renewal letters are in the mail. Please review and correct any errors online. Residents may renew dog licenses online at http://bit.ly/2AUSbGB. Click on online payments then click on dog license renewal or new. If the rabies certificate has expired, please email the rabies vaccination certificate to ...

MoU inked between Health Ministry, Rotary India to boost immunisation

The Union Health Ministry has inked an MoU with Rotary India to provide support and accelerate the efforts under Polio Eradication Programme, Routine Immunisation including Mission Indradhanush, said an official statement. The collaboration is for social mobilisation of beneficiaries, especially in ...

November sees spike in flu cases

Starkville-based OCH Regional Medical Center tells the same storyAccording to Amy Coggins, a nurse in the hospital's Infection Control Department, "We have doubled our numbers ... However, while vaccinated people can still get sick, generally they get a milder and less dangerous form of the illness.

Whooping cough cases up in Henderson Co.

HENDERSON Co., NC (WSPA) – Students at several schools in Henderson County and throughout the community have tested positive for whooping cough, also known as pertussis. On Wednesday, Henderson County health officials announced that the number of cases has increased. There are 18 ...

States, districts achieving 90% immunisation cover to be

New Delhi, Dec 6 (PTI) The states and districts which succeed in achieving 90 per cent immunisation coverage under the Centres Intensified Mission Indradhanush (IMI) will be rewarded by the health ministry, Union minister J P Nadda said today. The announcement was made at an IMI review meeting ...

DEVELOPING: Experts warn this year's flu vaccine may only be 10% effective

LANSING, Mich. (WLNS) – According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, there have already been 7,000 confirmed cases of influenza in the U.S. That's more than double the number by this time in 2016. Even more concerning, is experts say this year's flu shot may not be as effective as ...

States, districts achieving 90% immunisation cover to be

New Delhi, Dec 6 (PTI) The states and districts which succeed in achieving 90 per cent immunisation coverage under the Centre's Intensified Mission ... government aims to reach every child below the age of two years and pregnant women left uncovered under the routine immunisation programme.

Signs point to rough year for flu

The culprit is the H3N2 virus, which is widespread and nearly immune to this year's vaccine, but the shots do a better job of protecting against other strains. Since 2010, the flu virus has caused between 9.2 million and 35.6 million illnesses in the U.S., according to the CDC. Those resulted in between ...

Mountain States: Flu cases are increasing in the region

JOHNSON CITY, TN – During the holiday season, experts with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are anticipating a spike in flu cases, with a continued increase during flu season. To protect the community, Mountain States Health Alliance is urging everyone to get a flu shot if they ...

This is what analysts have to say about Dynavax Technologies Corporation (NASDAQ:DVAX) after ...

... as a vaccine for the prevention of hepatitis B and as a disease modifying therapy for asthma. It currently has negative earnings. The company's lead product candidates include HEPLISAV-B, an investigational adult hepatitis B vaccine, which is in Phase III clinical trials; and SD-101, an investigational ...

Awards for states, districts with 90% immunisation coverage

Union Health Minister J.P. Nadda on Wednesday said that his Ministry will give awards to the best performing districts and states who have achieved 90 per cent full immunisation coverage under the Intensified Mission Indradhanush. "The Health Ministry will give the awards to the best performing ...

TetraGenetics and ModiQuest Collaborating for the Discovery of Therapeutic Antibodies Against ...

This agreement will be complementary to TetraGenetics' existing antibody discovery partnerships and the first one in which antibody discovery occurs through screening of pre-existing human libraries rather than animal immunization. Furthermore, with KCa3.1 as a target it strengthens the company's ...

Ask the Expert: How you can fight the flu

Getting the flu vaccine: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommend annual influenza vaccinations for everyone age 6 months and older. The vaccination is especially important for pregnant women, young children and older adults, who are all at a higher risk of the flu. New flu vaccines ...

Maternal Vaccination. Immunization of Sows during Pregnancy against ETEC Infections

Challenges include the need for better induction of immunity at the mucosal level with the appropriate use of adjuvants, able to induce the most appropriate and long-lasting protective immune response. These include nanoparticle-based adjuvants for oral immunization. Experiences can be extrapolated ...

Local expert weighs in on effectiveness of flu vaccine this season

The flu vaccine in made up of the same compositions as the one used in the U.S.. Researchers said the harsh season in Australia could be a signs of things to come in the Northern Hemisphere. ABC-7 talked to the lead epidemiologist for the El Paso Department of Public Health, Fernando Gonzalez.

Measles deaths in EU on course to treble

Measles deaths and infections are on course to treble in the European Union, latest figures have revealed. Cases have jumped from 3,805 last year to more than 10,000 in the first nine months of 2017, driven by spikes in Romania and Italy, data from the World Health Organization (WHO) has shown.

Outbreak response continues in Syria

In Syria, conflict and insecurity have compromised community access to immunization services, which has allowed the weakened virus in the oral polio vaccine to spread between under-immunized individuals and, over a long period of time, mutate into a virulent form that can cause paralysis. The only ...

New clinician resource available explains biological impact of aging on immunity

Developed with support by GSK, the guidebook is designed to help health care professionals understand the biological impact of aging on immunity and reinforce the importance of adult immunization, especially for vaccine-preventable diseases such as shingles, pneumonia, and influenza.

Chemung County offers free flu shots

The Chemung County Health Department is offering free flu vaccinations this week only for county residents who do not have insurance. To observe National Influenza Vaccination Week, the department is encouraging people who have not gotten a flu shot to get one now. The Health Department has a ...

Dog licenses must be bought or renewed by Jan. 1

Owners are asked either to send or bring their completed form to GHS with payment and proof of current rabies vaccination. Licensing fees are collected to support Animal Control & Protection Services, which provides 24-hour emergency services for injured animals, animal bites and loose dangerous ...

Streptococcus pneumoniae Adapting to Vaccines, Antibiotics

In an accompanying commentary, Douglas Swanson, MD, and Christopher Harrison, MD, Division of Infectious Diseases, Children's Mercy Kansas City, University of Missouri-Kansas City, Kansas City, MO described the increasing number of strains in vaccines—from PCV7 introduced in 2000 to PCV13 ...

No WHO approval issued before Dengvaxia vaccination

THE Department of Health (DOH) in early 2016 went ahead with its mass dengue immunization program without any advisory from the World Health Organization (WHO) ... The WHO, meanwhile, expressed support for the decision of the current DOH to suspend the dengue immunization program.

KUMACA: Parents take their wards for screening; Noguchi report expected today

GHS Director of Public Health Dr. Badu Sarkodie has disclosed that findings on samples sent to the Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research ... The Ashanti Regional Minister Simon Osei Mensah also appealed to parents to allow for the vaccination of their wards before the closure of the school.

Army-developed Zika vaccine induces strong immune response in early trials

"It is imperative to develop a vaccine that prevents severe birth defects and other neurologic complications in babies caused by Zika virus infection during pregnancy," said Dr. Kayvon Modjarrad, WRAIR's Director for Emerging Infectious Diseases, the Zika program co-lead and the article's lead author.

WHO denies giving DOH advice to use Dengvaxia

The World Health Organization (WHO) has clarified that it did recommend the inclusion of the controversial Dengvaxia vaccine in the immunization program of countries for dengue. The French maker of the vaccine, Sanofi Pasteur, meanwhile, said in a statement it is looking forward to a “constructive and ...

Health Ministry and Rotary India sign MoU for concerted efforts towards achieving immunization ...

Advocacy and generating awareness through innovative approaches and involving private practitioners and local leaders for Polio Eradication Programme, Routine Immunization including Mission Indradhanush, Intensified Mission Indradhanush and Measles-Rubella.The collaboration between Rotary ...

Flu Vaccine: A Holiday Gift for the Whole Family

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that everyone six months and older receive the flu vaccine each year. Flu vaccination is especially important for people at higher risk of developing complications from flu infection, such as children age five and younger; pregnant ...

ZIka vaccine triggers immune response in clinical trials

WRAIR has developed the vaccine and is funding clinical trials with the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), an offshoot of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). “A vaccine is urgently needed to help prevent Zika infection, which can cause birth defects and other developmental ...

Randomized Placebo-Controlled Study Provides Encouraging Results for a Higher Dose ...

6, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- PaxVax announced findings from a study published in the December 2017 issue of Clinical and Vaccine Immunology that shows the ... Professor, Associate Dean for Global Health, Vaccinology & Infectious Diseases, Founder & Former Director, Center for Vaccine Development, ...

Randomized Placebo-Controlled Study Provides Encouraging Results for a Higher Dose ...

"The data published in Clinical and Vaccine Immunology is a first step in demonstrating the potential utility of a new formulation of Vaxchora (CVD ... Cholera, an intestinal infection transmitted by ingestion of food and water contaminated with Vibrio cholerae, presents a global public health challenge.

New National Survey Suggests a Combination of Education, Access, and Incentives May Help ...

BETHESDA, Md., Dec. 6, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Although most college students in the U.S. (70%) believe it is important to get an annual influenza (flu) vaccine, less than half (46%) say they typically get vaccinated. This is according to results from a new National Foundation for Infectious ...

Dr Morreau knows how to stop whooping cough epidemic and save babies

According to Doctor Johan Morreau, there is an easy way to cut down the level of whooping cough cases. The answer is immunizing. Not only babies, but their mothers too will have to be immunized. It's a small prize to save the newborn life. He also admits that this idea will work only if the whole ...

Sheriff requests new equipment, vehicles

Laura Brown, director of the Lawrence County Humane Society and commissioner of the Ironton Health Department, talked about a pet vaccination event going on from 1-5 p.m. on Saturday at the Tractor Supply in South Point. The cost is $25, with the canine package including a rabies vaccine, Da2PPV ...

Why Embracing Autism Is Key to Improving Mental Health Within The Autistic Community

Why Embracing Autism Is Key to Improving Mental Health Within The Autistic Community ... This is also why the NHS needs to develop autism-specific mental health care pathways, increase knowledge of autism among its practitioners and ... Indeed, I was only diagnosed in July 2016 at the age of 25.

JP Nadda reviews the progress of Intensified Mission Indradhanush

Stressing that immunization is recognized as the most cost effective intervention for protecting children from vaccine-preventable diseases,the Health Minister said: “The gains made under Intensified Mission Indradhanush have to be integrated into routine immunization for sustainability”. He added that ...

Controversial HPV Vaccine Faces Stiff Resistance in India Before Introduction

Swadeshi Jagran Manch (SJM), affiliated to the ruling BJP's parent organization RSS, has asked Prime Minister Narendra Modi to stop any such attempt to introduce the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) vaccine in India. "This will be an unmitigated tragedy," Ashwini Mahajan, Co-convener of SJM told to ...

Future of the Asia-Pacific Chickenpox Vaccine Market – Growth, Latest Trend & Forecast 2022

Questale published a new in-depth industry research that focuses on Asia-Pacific Chickenpox Vaccine market, delivers detailed analysis of market and future prospects of Asia-Pacific Chickenpox Vaccine market. The critical and significant data in the study makes the research a very important tool for ...

Watch: Survivors of Belfast's 1957 polio epidemic share their stories

Rotary and The One Last Push campaign co-hosted the event to mark the 60th Anniversary of the Belfast polio outbreak of 1957. Some 297 people contracted the disease in what was to be the biggest epidemic in Northern Ireland, and one of the last, just as a vaccine was becoming available. Rosemary ...

The Mumps Vaccine Helps Reduce 90% Of Infections

Dr. Routledge adds vaccines which are recommended to continue on a scheduled basis in adulthood are the yearly flu shot, a tetanus booster every ten years, and pertussis or whooping cough booster for certain individuals. He says any further questions about vaccines could be directed towards a ...

(With video) Latest on mumps outbreak across Cumbria

There are hopes that a mumps outbreak in Cumbria could be over, with only one new case in the last week. Throughout November there have been eight cases across the county, leaving doctors on high alert. Mumps has previously been recorded in Carlisle, South Lakeland and Allerdale, with other ...

Five Questions for Douglas Lowy and John Schiller

This year, the prize in the clinical research category went to two National Cancer Institute scientists for their role in developing a vaccine that may have saved the lives of thousands of women and girls around the world: the vaccine against human papillomavirus, which causes virtually all types of cervical ...

Consultancy: Immunization Supply Financing Consultant, 2mths, UNICEF Supply Division

Consultancy Title: Immunization Supply Financing Consultant. LOCATION/DURATION: Duration: 2 months (approximately). Location: Expected to be based in So Tom and Prncipe. Start Date: January – February 2018. Reporting to: Jointly to Finance Specialist, Procurement Services Center (PSC), ...

Automatic Data Processing, Inc. (ADP) to pay $0.63 on Jan 1, 2018; Vbi Vaccines Ordinary Shar ...

The firm also offers Sci-B-Vac, a third-generation hepatitis B vaccine for adults, children, and newborn infants. Investors sentiment decreased to 0.77 in Q2 2017. Its down 0.06, from 0.83 in 2017Q1. It fall, as 62 investors sold Automatic Data Processing, Inc. shares while 426 reduced holdings. 74 funds ...

4 cases of mumps confirmed at Brown University

According to the Centers for Disease Control, the measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) vaccine that most people receive as children is about 88% effective at preventive the mumps if two doses are administered. Since the introduction of the MMR vaccine in 1967, cases of mumps in the U.S. have ...

TapImmune Appoints Richard Kenney, MD, FACP, as Acting Chief Medical Officer

... multi-epitope, T-cell vaccine candidates. Dr. Kenney has served as Head of Clinical Development for TapImmune since May 2017, and served previously as Chief Medical Officer for two biotech publicly traded companies focused on developing immunotherapies for oncology and infectious disease.

Another vaccination centre opened in HCM City

HCM City (VNA) – Another vaccination centre was launched in Ho Chi Minh City's Phu Nhuan district on December 6, aiming to meet the increasing ... The centre provides all vaccines, including scarce ones such as five-in-one Pentaxim vaccine, six-in-one Infanrix Hexa, Synflorix, and Hepatitis A and B ...

India: Hilleman Laboratories Announces Successful Outcome In Phase I/II Clinical Trials Of Two ...

On October 12, 2017, the Laboratories has announced the successful completion of Phase I/II clinical trial of its two vaccines: Heat Stable Rotavirus Vaccine (HSRV) oral vaccine against the deadly Rotavirus disease and its novel Oral Cholera Vaccine HillcholTM. The clinical trials were conducted in ...

I Lost My Cousin, Almost Lost My Son To Typhoid – Okonjo Iweala

Nigeria's former minister of finance, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, who is the current chair, board of Global Alliance for Vaccine and Immunisation (GAVI), has spoken out on how she almost lost her son to typhoid. Unfortunately, according to her, she lost her cousin to the same disease. She shared her personal ...

Walter Reed-developed Zika vaccine induces strong immune response in three phase 1 studies

More than 90% of volunteers who received the vaccine developed an immune response against Zika. Not only is the development of a Zika vaccine a global public health priority, but it is also necessary to protect Service Members and their families,” said Col. Nelson Michael, director of WRAIR's Military ...

Prophylactic Sublingual Immunization with Mycobacterium tuberculosis Subunit Vaccine ...

Prophylactic Sublingual Immunization with Mycobacterium tuberculosis Subunit Vaccine Incorporating the Natural Killer T Cell Agonist Alpha-Galactosylceramide Enhances Protective Immunity to Limit Pulmonary and Extra-Pulmonary Bacterial Burden in Mice. Arshad Khan 1,†. , Shailbala Singh 2,†.

How to make it to Time's Person of the Year list: Raise a lot of dust

In 2014, following an Ebola outbreak that resulted in hundreds of thousands of deaths in Africa, Time's end of the year editorial was titled 'Ebola Fighters' and highlighted the dogged work of medical personnel across the continent in containing the scourge. The magazine will announce its 2017 pick ...

LIST: 10 must-have vaccines for all ages

... news circulating about vaccines. “It feels so sad that for example, when it comes to dengue vaccines, a lot of misinformation came from the doctors,” Montalban alleged. “We have outbreaks because of the misinformation and myths like measles vaccines cause autism. The doctor who came up with this ...

Second polio case in three months confirmed in Karachi

KARACHI: The city witnessed its second case of polio within a span of three months, the latest victim being a five-month-old infant who has been diagnosed with the virus. Five-month-old boy Zaibullah, son of Ghulam Sakhi, a resident of UC-4 Gadap Town, had been administered with anti-polio drops ...

Politics behind the dengue rage

MANILA - A chink in the armour of Sanofi Pasteur's groundbreaking dengue vaccine is stirring a debate here, not just over public health, but also the political wisdom behind the decision to subject over a million children to what essentially is a still inconclusive clinical trial. Sanofi, the French ...

Philippines halts sale of Sanofi's dengue vaccine

Sanofi's announcement has caused major fears in the Philippines – where the mosquito-borne disease is extremely prevalent – particularly for parents of the children immunised in the public programme. More than 1,000 people in the Philippines died from dengue last year, out of more than 211,000 ...

Govt. strives to contain spread of diphtheria

The Bogor Health Agency has taken swift action to prevent a diphtheria outbreak in the regency by promoting its diphtheria immunization program. The agency plans to strengthen its immunization campaign, so that more people would realize the importance of being vaccinated against diphtheria.

Student Health Services warns of possible contagious diseases on campus

Two community health advisories were sent out during the month of November warning the LMU community of two contagious diseases that affected two separate students. One student was diagnosed with pertussis and the other with tuberculosis (TB), at healthcare providers in the community, not at ...

Russian watchdog reports slight growth in HIV incidence in 2017

... human immunodeficiency virus and of asymptomatic infections caused by the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) in January-October 2017 has slightly grown by 0.9% and stood at 49.67 among 100,000 people (in 2016 - 49.21)," the document says. The agency also reported that measles incidence ...

Osei-Mensah never said Ebola killed KUMACA students - PRO

According to her, Mr Mensah never attributed the death to Ebola, and that he was taken out of contest. ... There were some publications that the regional minister has said the deaths are as a result of the Ebola Viral Disease, a comment which left many wondering the kind of research work done by the ...

Filipinos mull class suit over dengue vaccine fiasco

The Philippine government last week suspended the US$68-million dengue immunization drive after Sanofi disclosed its vaccine could, in some cases, worsen the disease. "We are stopping the program until we can get recommendations from the WHO [World Health Organization]," Health Secretary ...

Flu warning: Australia is having its worst outbreak of flu in 50 years

“Flu strains change each year, so the vaccine is based on research and predictions based on patterns seen in the previous flu seasons,” Govind said. ... A Public Health England spokeswoman said: “Although the effectiveness the past winter for people over 65 was lower than hoped for, this varies each ...

Okonjo-Iweala: I almost my son to typhoid — but my cousin didn't make it

Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, chair, board of Global Alliance for Vaccine and Immunisation (GAVI), says she almost lost her son to typhoid after her cousin died of the same disease. Okonjo-Iweala, who was Nigeria's first female finance minister, shared her personal experience in Vientiane, Laos, while ...

Greece: MSF activity update – December 2017

In September 2017 MSF ran a vaccination campaign for children between 6 months and 15 years old residing in the MSF shelter and shelters run by other NGOs. The campaign covered all standard vaccines foreseen by public health protocols. Moreover, in coordination with the Centre for Disease ...

Hepatitis A case confirmed in Michigan restaurant worker

22-26 to get a hepatitis A vaccine. The restaurant is located at 3926 W. Nine Mile Road and Telegraph in Southfield. "Vaccination can prevent the disease if given within 14 days after potential exposure," said Leigh-Anne Stafford, health officer for Oakland County. "Southeast Michigan is experiencing a ...

WHO did not recommend dengue vaccine for immunization programs

In its position paper published in July 2016, WHO, based on recommendations of the Strategic Group of Experts on Immunisation which met and published preliminary advice in mid-April 2016, outlined considerations to countries on the use of the dengue vaccine. These are: first, use of the vaccine ...

Minister denies saying KUMACA deaths were caused by Ebola

Simon Osei Mensah, the Ashanti regional minister has denied reports that he said the mysterious deaths at the Kumasi Academy School (KUMACA) were as a result of Ebola. Minister denies saying KUMACA deaths were caused by Ebola. Simon Osei Mensah, Ashanti regional minister. READ ALSO: ...

Rotavirus Immunization for Hospitalized Infants: Are We There Yet?

The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices and the American Academy of Pediatrics support rotavirus vaccination of preterm infants according to the same schedule and precautions as term infants with an important stipulation: the requirement that the vaccine should be administered at or after ...

Pearland ISD sees suspected measles case

PEARLAND — A Pearland ISD middle school student returned to class after recovering from a suspected case of the measles, but district officials are ... Brazoria County health officials are awaiting lab results to confirm whether the Sablatura Middle School student had measles, but the student is no ...

Ministry Of Health Observes Child Health Days

The government of Malawi is pushing health workers in the country to ensure that all children under the age of five receive immunisation during the four days marking Child Health Days. The days set by the government to promote child health and development starts today the 4th Thursday 8th December ...

Michigan steps up response, California stays the course

The Oakland County (MI) Health Division has confirmed a case at Papa Romano's pizzeria on Nine Mile at Telegraph Road and is urging vaccinations by Sunday for anyone who dined there between Nov. 22 and Nov. 26. As of the most recent update on Nov. 29, public health officials in Michigan had ...

Officials review ongoing Central schemes

The progress of various central schemes such as Janani Shishu Suraksha Karyakram (JSSK), Janani Suraksha Yojana (JSY), immunisation, family planning, Maternal Death Rate (MDR), Child Death Rate (CDR), Rashtriya Bal Swasthya Karyakram (RBSK), Integrated Disease Surveillance Project ...

Brown University says 4 students contracted the mumps

Brown University says 4 students contracted the mumps. Share. Shares ... Mumps is a highly contagious viral disease that leads to swelling of the salivary glands. It can affect ... Dr. Adam Pallant, clinical director of health services at Brown, says mumps is usually not harmful and passes within a week.

Brown University says 4 students contracted the mumps

Brown University spokesman Brian Clark says the campus community was notified Friday, and the state Department of Health also has been notified. Clark says the affected students are being isolated. Mumps is a highly contagious viral disease that leads to swelling of the salivary glands. It can affect ...

Brown University says 4 students contracted the mumps

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Officials at Brown University have confirmed four students have contracted the mumps. Brown University spokesman Brian Clark says the campus community was notified Friday, and the state Department of Health also has been notified. Clark says the affected students are ...

Brown University says 4 students contracted the mumps

Brown University spokesman Brian Clark says the campus community was notified Friday, and the state Department of Health has been notified. Clark says the affected students are being isolated. The mumps is a highly contagious viral disease that leads to swelling of the salivary glands. It can affect ...

Homeschoolers concentrate on helping African charity

A polio survivor himself, he realized that many people have a lightly-used and no-longer-needed mobility device from a twisted ankle, ski accident or operation. He saw crutches at garage sales, in dumpsters and in roll-off containers headed to landfills. He and his wife, Candice, started collecting mobility ...

Letter: Crowded tents won't cure hepatitis A outbreak

The reporter included several interviews … all of them about homelessness, and nothing about hepatitis A or how this housing would affect the epidemic. By the way, the hepatitis A vaccine provides excellent protection. I would encourage anyone going to San Diego to get vaccinated well in advance of ...

NASHAG Demands Public Health Surveillance Intensified Across The Country

In a press release sent to Newsghana.com.gh, NASHAG says “we are alarmed by the revelation of the Ashanti Regional Minister which suggested that the deaths could be Ebola related. This gives us a cause to worry, bearing in mind the spate at which the Ebola Virus Disease spread across ...

New immunization laws set

Also, some parts of Kentucky have experienced an outbreak of acute Hepatitis A, which is a highly contagious liver infection caused by ingesting food or drink contaminated by the stool of an infected person. By Nov. 21, the Kentucky Department of Public Health had reported 31 cases this year, which is ...

'Pakistan will soon be able to eradicate polio'

KARACHI: Rotary International President Ian HS Riseley has said that he is confident Pakistan will soon be able to eradicate polio. “We are determined to eliminate polio from Pakistan and for that I am confident that our Pakistan chapter will continue to take effective steps in the coming months,” said ...

Ministry raises awareness on vaccination side effects

The Ministry of Public Health trained a number of health practitioners on vaccination services and supervising the side effects of it. This took place at a workshop organised by MoPH which aims to develop the skills and strengthen the capabilities of health facilities in the private and public sectors to ...

Row over Punjab government's decision to introduce HPV vaccine funded by Gates foundation

NEW DELHI: A controversy has erupted over the Punjab government's recent decision to launch HPV vaccination against cervical cancer in government-run hospitals as the health economic evaluation, based on which the initiative has been started, is now being challenged as “misleading and ...

Mission Indradhanush

Speaking at the event, Health and Family Welfare Director, Dr K Rajo said that intensified Mission Indradhanush is implemented with the aim of providing immunisation against diseases like diptheria, titanus, hepatitis B, influenza, TB, polio, measles etc . He explained that the intensified Mission ...

Around the region, Dec. 06, 2017

Jeff Coup, Rotary district Polio Plus chairman and past district governor, recently gave members of the Pottsville Rotary Club an update on Polio Plus and the Rotary program to eradicate polio throughout the world. Rotary, Coup said, started the current program in 1985. In 1988, there were 350,000 ...

Second polio case surfaced in Karachi within 3 months

Officials claimed that the boy had been administered with the anti-polio vaccine, adding that the virus had attacked the boy affecting his both legs. The officials saw a weak immune system of the victim as a major cause. The victim has been identified as Zaibullah, son of Ghulam Sakhi. The first case in ...

Karachi's second polio case confirmed in one year

KARACHI : The Emergency Operation Centre (EOC) for Polio in Sindh has confirmed the second case of the crippling disease in Karachi this year. Five-month-old Zabiullah, son of Ghulam Sakhi, a resident of union council 4, Gadap, faces life-long disability after contracting polio virus because of low ...

Pizza shops issue hepatitis A warnings in Wayne, Oakland counties

But health officials say they cannot overstate the need for people to get vaccinated. The two locations: Papa Romano's on Nine Mile and Telegraph in Southfield and Paul's Pizza in southwest Detroit are the latest restaurants affected by the hepatitis A outbreak in southeast Michigan after lone employees ...

HPV vaccine for boys before they are sexually active can reduce burden of HPV infection

The study highlights the importance of vaccination for preventing the spread of HPV in young men before they become sexually active. Vaccination could potentially prevent reinfection in older men who have already contracted the virus. The team analysed data regarding the spread of the disease from ...

What is HPV vaccine? Here is why RSS-affiliate writes to PM Narendra Modi against introducing it ...

This come even as the country's highest decision making body on vaccines set to take a call in its next meeting on the introduction of cervical cancer vaccine in the Universal Immunisation Programme (UIP). In a letter to the Prime Minister, Swadeshi Jagran Manch's (SJM) national co-convener Ashwani ...

Singapore issues advisory on Dengvaxia dengue vaccine

Philippines has halted the sale, distribution and marketing of Dengvaxia, days after its government suspended a programme to immunise hundreds of thousands of children with the vaccine. "In Singapore, dengue vaccination is not part of the national immunisation programme, which means that the ...

Brown Reports Four Students Contracted Mumps

“While uncomfortable, mumps is generally not harmful and passes spontaneously in under a week,'' Dr. Adam Pallant, clinical director at Brown University Health Services, said in a notice to the Brown community. “Antibiotics do not influence the course of the illness and are not prescribed in affected ...

Watch: Man performs song in honor of Benny's

Clark said the affected students are being isolated. Mumps is a highly contagious viral disease that leads to swelling of the salivary glands. It can affect other organs in adults. Dr. Adam Pallant, clinical director of health services at Brown, says mumps is usually not harmful and passes within a week.

The cases of measles in Russia increase in four times in 2017

MOSC (Sputnik) — Los enfermos de sarampin en Rusia aumentaron en cuatro veces en diez meses de 2017, inform el Servicio de Proteccin de los Derechos del Consumidor (Rospotrebnadzor). “Los casos de sarampin detectados entre enero y octubre de 2017 crecieron en 4,3 veces en ...

Texas Kids Are Missing Out On A Shot That Prevents Cancer

When it comes to vaccinating kids against the human papillomavirus, better known as HPV, Texas ranks near the bottom. The shot has been around for a decade now, and it prevents a virus that 90% of men and 85% of women will otherwise contract in their lifetimes. In a small percentage of cases, HPV ...

Immunising will help limit an outbreak of whooping cough, Dr Johan Morreau says

Morreau worked in the UK in the 1970s when whooping cough immunisation rates were at a significant low. The young doctor witnessed parents arrive at hospitals with babies who were suffering from whooping cough. "The babies coughed themselves to death and we couldn't save them," he said.

Immunising will help limit an outbreak of whooping cough, Dr Johan Morreau says

"All of this is preventable if people are immunised properly." Morreau worked in the UK in the 1970s when whooping cough immunisation rates were at a significant low. The young doctor witnessed parents arrive at hospitals with babies who were suffering from whooping cough. "The babies coughed ...

Karachi reports second polio case in three months

KARACHI: A second polio case within three months has emerged in the city, this time in a five-month-old baby, setting off alarm bells and exposing the fact that authorities in the metropolis have yet to eradicate the crippling disease, officials said on Tuesday. “The second case, too, involves an Afghan ...

No polio case reported in Khyber Agency in two years

LANDI KOTAL: No new polio case has been reported in Khyber Agency during the last two years owing to effective anti-polio vaccination strategy, positive response from local community and improvement in law and order situation. According to official data, the last polio case surfaced in Landi Kotal in ...

Lakki elders threaten protest against Pesco

POLIO: The district polio eradication committee has formed six teams for coverage of all refusal cases reported during the previous campaign. The committee met here on Tuesday with Additional Deputy Commissioner Jehangir Azam Wazir in the chair. It reviewed progress of the previous anti-polio drive ...

Health alert for Brunswick after woman diagnosed with measles

Victoria's deputy chief health officer Brett Sutton has put out an alert to warn people they could have caught measles but not know it yet. Dr Sutton said the woman – who may have caught measles overseas – had visited several places in Moreland before being diagnosed. On November 29, the woman ...

Immunisation programme to be boosted

Punjab will add booster dose of DPT vaccine (diphtheria, pertussis and tetanus) to EPI programme in January 2018. Rs445 million will be spent annually on administering booster dose to children of 4-5 years of age. This was informed at a meeting chaired by Director General for Health Dr Akhtar ...

Parents need to be told benefits of immunization

Kandhkot - Due to unawareness of parents about immunization , diseases such as polio, measles, whooping cough, tetanus and others are on the rise in far-flung areas of Pakistan. While people mostly in rural areas of the country are in dark about the benefits of immunization , the government, too, ...

GRAPHIC VIDEO: Man says police shot beloved family dog then forced him to cut its head off

Goodwin claimed that police said he could have a vet test the dog for rabies. However, he alleged that officers didn't allow him to leave the property to take the dog to the vet. Additionally, Goodwin told WMAZ that police wouldn't allow him to leave the scene to obtain the Big Boy's vaccination papers that ...

Polio finds yet another host

KARACHI: Second polio case was surfaced in Gadap Town area of Karachi on Tuesday increasing the tally of victim of the crippling diseases two in Sindh province this year. An official at the Emergency Operation Centre (EOC) for Polio in Sindh has confirmed the second case of polio in Karachi in 2017.

Infant becomes year's second polio victim in city

Pakistan's dream to get the polio-free status was shattered on August 31, when a child in Karachi's Madina Colony in Gulshan-e-Iqbal tested positive for the virus. Seven-month-old Qasim Ghani, whose family also hails from Afghanistan but has been residing in Pakistan for years, became the first polio ...

Whooping cough cases end

“We expect the number of cases of pertussis in a school to be zero,” said Dr. Piotr Oglaza, the health unit's medical resident. A single case therefore represents an outbreak, he said. “We have not seen any evidence of transmission within the schools,” Oglaza added. Health unit staff quickly notified about ...

UMass Meningitis Outbreak Prompts Concern

Likewise, Amherst College Health Services has strongly recommended the serogroup B meningococcal vaccine for all Amherst College students who take classes or spend considerable time at UMass. The meningococcal vaccine required of all students before entering Amherst does not protect against ...

Hepatitis A with Pizza?

Michigan health officials are urging customers who consumed food or beverages at two Detroit-area pizzerias to get vaccinated against hepatitis A after workers there tested positive for the liver disease. The Detroit Health Department said Tuesday it's investigating a case at Paul's Pizza on West Vernor ...

Brown working with RI health officials after 4 students contract the mumps

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Four Brown University students have the mumps, according to a university spokesman. The mumps is a contagious viral infection that affects salivary glands and can affect other organs in adults. The university took steps to notify the campus community Friday and it is working with ...

Improved communication system coming for Dallas County, city officials

Even after the communication problem during the Ebola crisis, there was still no coming together on a radio system that would connect the city and the county. Then, July 6, 2016, happened. Officers in Downtown Dallas were ambushed. Four Dallas police officer and one DART officer were killed. Unless ...

New immunization laws in effect for 2018-19 school year

In addition to immunizations already required for schoolchildren to attend public schools, state law will require Hepatitis A shots for all students and a meningitis booster for ... While that sounds like plenty of time, that's not necessarily the case for the Hepatitis A vaccine, which comes in a two-part series.

No reason Kellyanne Conway won't make a fine opioid czar. Except for Trump.

Far be it from me to suggest that Kellyanne Conway could not possibly be the opioids czar. When I was named Ebola response coordinator in October 2014, the outrage over a “political operative” taking on such an assignment was widespread. I like to think I had more qualifications than Conway: three ...

Focus at Four: Study says Texas is falling behind on HPV vaccinations

HPV is transmitted primarily through sexual contact, but its most dangerous forms are essentially preventable with widely available vaccinations. Still, Texas has the fifth-lowest vacinnation rate in the nation. Dr. Seth Sullivan, an infectious disease specialist at Baylor Scott & Health, and the alternate ...

Universal Immunisation Programme: RSS wing writes to PM Modi against introducing HPV vaccine

“Swadeshi Jagran Manch requests you to stop this move to introduce Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) vaccine in India and we recommend the strongest action against groups that pervert science, which brings ignominy to the scientific community in the country and sells the country to vested interests,” it ...

Whooping Cough Outbreak at Oneonta High School

If there are 2 or more confirmed cases of Pertussis, better known as Whooping Cough within a County, The Otsego County Health Department ...

Whooping cough confirmed at Oneonta High School

ONEONTA – Oneonta High School parents were notified that the district has confirmed cases of whooping cough (pertussis) at the high school. The school nurse identified the virus and reported it to school officials and the Otsego County Health Department. Whooping cough is an infection that infects ...

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