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Latest Bordetella pertussis Stories

2014-04-01 08:30:35

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 Pasteur, the vaccines division of Sanofi (EURONEXT: SAN and NYSE: SNY), announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has expanded the approved age indication of Adacel(®) (Tetanus Toxoid, Reduced Diphtheria Toxoid and Acellular Pertussis Vaccine Adsorbed; Tdap) for active booster...

Whooping Cough Outbreak The Result Of Refusal To Vaccinate
2013-10-01 05:04:10

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online 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. According to Dr. Saad Omer of the Emory University School of Public Health and his colleagues, vaccine refusal was one of the factors that led to the state’s largest whooping cough outbreak since 1947. Over...

2013-09-24 12:27:41

New online resource provides customized tools, resources developed by leading Grandparent Expert to help grandparents learn more about highly contagious, often serious disease WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. and SWIFTWATER, Pa., Sept. 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- March of Dimes and Sanofi Pasteur today launched Grandparents' Corner, a new online resource from the Sounds of Pertussis(®) Campaign, to help grandparents learn more about the potential risks of pertussis, also known as whooping cough,...

Many Adults Don't Know Their Whooping Cough Vaccine Status
2013-06-18 06:08:31

[ Watch the Video: Adults Don´t Know Child´s Whooping Cough Vaccine Status ] Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online 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. A new University of Michigan survey found 61 percent of adults say they aren´t sure when...

2013-06-17 16:25:49

Most adults agree parents of newborns should insist visitors have updated vaccine for pertussis, according to new U-M National Poll on Children's Health ANN ARBOR, Mich., June 17, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Cases of pertussis, also known as whooping cough, are on the rise in the U.S., recently reaching their highest level in 50 years. The disease can be serious or even fatal to newborns who have not yet received vaccinations. Effective vaccines against pertussis have been...

2013-06-05 08:28:57

Campaign Continues to Educate Adults on How to Help Protect Themselves and How to Help Stop the Spread of Pertussis to Infants SWIFTWATER, Pa. and WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., June 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Actress and mother of two Sarah Michelle Gellar is joining March of Dimes and Sanofi Pasteur on the Sounds of Pertussis(® )Campaign to help raise awareness about pertussis, also known as whooping cough, and the importance of adult vaccination. Pertussis is on the rise across the...

2012-12-20 16:25:13

ROCKVILLE, Md. and SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Synthetic Biologics, Inc. (NYSE MKT: SYN), a developer of synthetic biologics and innovative medicines for serious infections and diseases, and Intrexon Corporation, a leading synthetic biology company that utilizes its proprietary technologies to provide control over cellular function, announced today that they have initiated development of a monoclonal antibody (mAb) therapy for the treatment of pertussis, more commonly known...

2012-07-25 06:25:14

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., July 25, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The March of Dimes issued the following statement today: "Pertussis (whooping cough) cases could reach its highest level in the United States in more than 50 years, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The March of Dimes, which works for stronger, healthier babies, is very concerned about this epidemic because whooping cough, a vaccine-preventable disease, is extremely dangerous to newborns who are not...

Reported Cases of Whooping Cough Highest in 50 Years
2012-07-20 05:49:17

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Feelings of congestion saddled with a cough. An uncontrollable fever and runny nose. These are just a few symptoms of pertussis, otherwise known as the whooping cough. According the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the U.S. will have the highest number of cases of whooping cough in more than five decades. Experts believe that the increase in cases signals that the current vaccine is not entirely effective. So...

2012-07-19 12:18:11

Because whooping cough (pertussis) is almost as contagious as measles (affecting ~12-17 individuals with each case), clinicians are required to report cases of this bacterial respiratory tract infection to the state's department of public health. In 2010, California had the highest number of cases of whooping cough in 60 years. A new study scheduled for publication in The Journal of Pediatrics describes the 2010 whooping cough epidemic and details strategies to decrease the incidence of this...


Latest Bordetella pertussis Reference Libraries

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2011-04-14 15:37:44

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...

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2011-04-14 15:28:20

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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