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2014-04-23 08:31:11

ROCKVILLE, Md., April 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Synthetic Biologics, Inc. (NYSE MKT: SYN), a developer of novel anti-infective biologic and drug candidates targeting specific pathogens that cause serious infections and diseases, announced today positive preclinical research findings for SYN-005, the Company's proprietary monoclonal antibody (mAb) combination therapy for treating Pertussis (whooping cough), in two non-human primate studies (n=15). In the second pertussis study in...

2011-08-11 07:00:00

SWIFTWATER, Pa. and WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., Aug. 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Sounds of Pertussis(R) Campaign motors into New York City today to rev up the third annual Pertussis Awareness Day with an array of educational and interactive activities, including the chance to join thousands of others across the country in the Race to Blanket America(SM) by designing a quilt square for the growing Sounds of Pertussis Protection Quilt. The Campaign encourages parents, grandparents, caregivers...

2010-11-05 10:30:00

FORT WORTH, Texas, Nov. 5, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- NASCAR Champion, Jeff Gordon, and the Sounds of Pertussis Campaign announced Maria Bennett from Florida, as the grand prize winner of the Sound Off About Pertussis song contest, today at the Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, Texas. To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please click: http://multivu.prnewswire.com/mnr/soundsofpertussis/46679/ With cases of pertussis, commonly known as whooping cough, increasing...

2010-10-01 15:00:00

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. and SWIFTWATER, Pa., Oct. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Jeff Gordon, NASCAR Champion and spokesperson for the Sounds of Pertussis Campaign, is shifting the fight against pertussis into high gear and asking adults to go online and vote for their favorite entry in the Sound Off About Pertussis(TM) song contest at www.SoundsofPertussis.com/songcontest. With cases of pertussis on the rise in the United States and some states reporting epidemic rates, Gordon is encouraging everyone,...

2010-08-19 15:04:00

NEW YORK, Aug. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Ingrid Vandebosch, wife of NASCAR champion Jeff Gordon, is modeling perfect new mother behavior by getting her Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria, acellular pertussis) booster vaccine to help protect herself against pertussis (whooping cough) and reduce her risk of transmitting the disease to her newborn son. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100819/NY52936 ) (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100819/NY52936 ) Vandebosch and Gordon, who got...

2010-08-05 08:03:00

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., and SWIFTWATER, Pa., Aug. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- The Sounds of Pertussis Campaign moves into action with the second annual Pertussis Awareness Day in New York City featuring a range of educational activities, including the launch of the Sound Off About Pertussis song contest and a new public service announcement (PSA) featuring four-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion Jeff Gordon. The national public awareness campaign encourages parents to help protect themselves and...

2010-06-23 13:45:24

Press release from PLoS Medicine Analyses of serological and social contact data from five European countries by Mirjam Kretzschmar and colleagues show that childhood vaccination against Bordetella pertussis (whooping cough) has shifted the burden of infection from children to adolescents and adults. Adolescents and adults rarely develop severe pertussis. Two new statistical methods were used to estimate the incidence and basic reproduction number of pertussis. The authors used...

2009-08-20 12:31:00

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. and SWIFTWATER, Pa., Aug. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- August is National Immunization Awareness Month, and while many people may associate vaccinations with babies, adults need immunizations, too. The "Sounds of Pertussis", a campaign from the March of Dimes and Sanofi Pasteur, the vaccines division of the sanofi-aventis Group, is educating adults about pertussis prevention, so that they can keep themselves healthy and reduce the risk of transmitting the disease to the infants in...

2005-06-30 17:43:35

By Maggie Fox, Health and Science Correspondent WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. teens should get a booster shotof the whooping cough vaccine to protect them from waningimmunity and to battle a resurgence of the sometimes deadlydisease, vaccine advisers recommended on Thursday. The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices, whichmakes recommendations to the Centers for Disease Control andPrevention, said the booster shot should be added to thescheduled extra dose of tetanus and diphtheria...


Latest Bordetella 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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