Latest Haemophilus influenzae Stories

2008-06-14 03:00:00

By Scott, J Anthony G Any reflection on history, even as recent as the past 20 years, invites a humble re-evaluation of the myth of human progress. In public health, progress has been made; certainly the number of children who die each year has declined progressively. However, rereading the work of scientists who investigated the major cause of death in childhood, acute respiratory tract infection (ARI), in the 1980s evokes an uncanny resonance with present-day concerns. At that time, the...

2008-03-10 10:20:00

Nearly 100 percent drop in Hib meningitis as a result of widespread vaccinationHib meningitis has been virtually eliminated in young children in Uganda just five years after the country introduced Haemophilus influenza type b (Hib) vaccine nationwide, according to an independent study.Haemophilus influenza type b is a leading cause of pneumonia and meningitis, an inflammation of the lining covering the brain and spinal cord. Each year, Hib kills approximately 400,000 children under five years...

2007-06-11 12:00:40

Although on the market in various countries, the US launch of Pentacel is proving to be a problematic process for Sanofi-Pasteur. The drug is already likely to be hindered by failing to match US vaccination recommendations, unlike competing products such as GSK's Pediarix. The FDA's decision to delay approval, citing technical reasons, will further limit Pentacel's overall commercial potential. Pentacel, Sanofi-Pasteur's combination vaccine against diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis (DTP),...

2005-08-09 15:45:00

NEW YORK -- The numerous childhood vaccines administered today do not increase the risk of kids being hospitalized with infections that are not covered by the shots, a population-based study suggests. In fact, some evidence indicates that vaccination may have protective effects against non-targeted infections. Anders Hviid and colleagues explain in this week's Journal of the American Medical Association that there has been some concern that the increasing complexity of childhood vaccine...

2005-07-24 01:37:49

Millions of bacteria live within the recesses of our noses and upper respiratory tracts, waiting for a chance to infiltrate and infect. But long before these bacteria break through our immune defenses, they must first compete against other bacterial species to colonize the mucus-lined surfaces of our noses. Competition between two common nose bacteria involves some interesting trickery, according to a new study in PLoS Pathogens. "We're looking at how bacteria use their host, and we've found...

2005-06-27 10:00:01

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Vaccinating infants against five diseases in one shot works just as well as separate injections, with no higher rate of side effects, Italian investigators report. The five-in-one vaccine the team studied combined an existing four-in-one vaccine -- against diphtheria, tetanus, whooping cough and hepatitis B (DTaP-HBV) -- with the Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib) vaccine. Relatively few infants in Italy get three doses of Hib vaccine as they should, Dr. G....

2005-06-20 18:15:00

NEW YORK -- Children who suffer frequent ear infections -- otitis media -- often harbor high numbers of the bacteria that cause the infections, and a low number of organisms that inhibit growth of the disease-causing bugs, a small study indicates. There appears to be no relationship between bacterial colonization in children and whether their parents smoke or not. Exposure to cigarette smoke is associated with carriage of potentially disease-causing bacteria in adults and children, Drs....

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2011-04-28 14:27:08

Streptococcus pneumoniae, or pneumococcus, is Gram-positive, alpha-hemolytic, bile-soluble aerotolerant, anaerobic member of the genus Streptococcus. It was recognized as a major cause of pneumonia in the late 19th century and is thus the subject of many humoral immunity studies. It causes many other types of pneumococcal infections other than pneumonia including acute sinusitis, otitis media, meningitis, bacteremia, sepsis, septic arthritis, peritonitis, cellulites, and brain abscess. It...

2011-04-15 15:26:30

Haemophilus influenzae is a Gram-negative, rod-shaped bacterium first described in 1892 by Richard Pfeiffer during an influenza pandemic. It is generally aerobic but can grow as a facultative anaerobe. H. influenzae was mistakenly considered to be the cause of influenza until 1933 when the flu virology became apparent. It was the first free-living organism to have its entire genome sequenced. The project was completed and published in 1995. Two major categories were defined: the...

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