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2014-07-02 12:28:44

Protect your child, your family, your school, and your community HARRISBURG, Pa., July 2, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- It has become a ritual for Pennsylvania parents preparing their children for the first day of kindergarten - school-required immunizations. Thanks to these required vaccinations, certain diseases have become very rare. "Parents play a significant role in the long-term health of their children by making sure they are vaccinated," said Bruce A. MacLeod, MD, 2014...

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 Vaccines Proven Safe For Adults
2012-11-29 17:03:29

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online According to research published in the journal Clinical Infectious Diseases, immunizing adults with tetanus-diphtheria-acellular-pertussis (Tdap) vaccine to prevent whooping cough is as safe as immunizing them with the tetanus and diphtheria (Td) vaccine. The researchers of the study looked at electronic health records of nearly 120,000 people ages 65 and older at seven U.S. health systems between January 1, 2006 and...

2012-01-25 04:47:41

Elevated exposures in children to perfluorinated compounds, which are widely used in manufacturing and food packaging, were associated with lower antibody responses to routine childhood immunizations, according to a study in the January 25 issue of JAMA. "Fluorine-substituted organic compounds have thousands of important industrial and manufacturing applications and occur widely in surfactants and repellants in food packaging and textile impregnation. The perfluorinated compounds (PFCs)...

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...


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2011-04-15 14:19:47

Corynebacterium diphtheriae is a pathogenic bacterium that causes diphtheria. It was discovered in 1884. There are four subspecies C. diphtheriae mitis, C. diphtheriae intermedius, C. diphtheriae gravis, and C. diphtheriae belfanti. They all are a little bit different in their colonial morphology and biochemical properties such as the ability to metabolize certain nutrients. The diphtheria toxin gene is encoded by a bacteriophage which is found in toxigenic strain. A gram stain is...

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