Latest Bordetella pertussis Stories
-- Company Expects to File IND to Support Clinical Trials in Mid-2015 -- ROCKVILLE, Md., Sept.
-- SYN-005 Neutralizing Antibody Combination Protects Against Pertussis in Murine and Non-Human Primate Models -- ROCKVILLE, Md., Sept.
Whooping cough has been found in a fifth of UK school age children visiting their doctor with a persistent cough, even though most have been fully vaccinated.
On Friday, California’s Department of Public Health announced that the state is currently experiencing an epidemic of whooping cough and called for pregnant Californians to get vaccinated against the disease.
Concerted effort is needed to reverse the ongoing rise in pertussis cases and deaths, especially among children and young people.
ROCKVILLE, Md., April 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Synthetic Biologics, Inc.
Approval reinforces the safety profile of Adacel as an active booster immunization for the prevention of tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis SWIFTWATER, Pa., April 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sanofi
Parents’ refusal to have their children vaccinated against whooping cough may have contributed to the 2010 pertussis outbreak in California, according to research published in the October issue of the journal Pediatrics.
Although a working vaccine was developed around 90 years ago, cases of whooping cough, known by the medical term pertussis, persist in the United States, with about 28,000 cases in 2010 – according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Bordetella pertussis is a Gram-negative, aerobic coccobacillus of the genus Bordetella. It is the causative agent of pertussis or whooping cough and it is non-motile. There is no zoonotic reservoir thus humans are the only hosts. Bacterium is spread by coughing and by nasal dripping after an incubation period of 7 to 14 days. Pertussis is an infection of the respiratory system and characterized by a "whooping" sound when the person breathes in. Before the vaccine was developed there were...
Bordetella bronchiseptica is a small, gram-negative, rod-shaped bacterium of the genus Bordetella. It can cause bronchitis although it rarely infects humans. It is closely related to pertussis which causes whooping cough and B. bronchiseptica can persist in the environment for extended periods. Humans are not natural carriers of B. bronchiseptica, which normally infects the respiratory tracts of smaller mammals. It does not express pertussis toxin although it has the genes to do so which...
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