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2009-09-22 10:33:00

NEW YORK, Sept. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue. Vaccines 2009: World Market Analysis, Key Players, and Critical Trends in a Fast-Changing Industry http://www.reportlinker.com/p0120962/Vaccines-2009-World-Market-Analysis-Key-Players-and-Critical-Trends-in-a-Fast-Changing-Industry.html The global market for human vaccines has experienced strong growth through 2008 and this is expected to continue through the...

2009-09-11 14:03:42

Prevention and treatment of pneumonia are critical to reducing child mortality, reaching Millennium Development Goal 4 New World Health Organization data to be published in this week's edition of the Lancet will shed new light on two leading causes of pneumonia, the world's leading killer of children under age 5, both globally and within specific countries. The results, which are the first ever available at the country level, are expected to serve as a clarion call to developing country...

2009-08-20 09:42:58

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration says it has approved the influenza vaccine Hiberix as a booster dose for children ages 15 months through 4 years. The action involving Hiberix, a Haemophilus influenzae Type b vaccine, came following a nationwide shortage of Hib vaccines due to the recall and production suspension of two of four vaccines licensed in the United States for primary and booster Hib immunization. Although current vaccine supply is sufficient to begin catch-up vaccinations, the...

2009-08-19 19:13:00

PHILADELPHIA, Aug. 19 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- In response to a U.S. shortage of a vaccine to protect infants from Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib), GlaxoSmithKline (NYSE: GSK) has received accelerated approval from the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) for Hiberix((R)) [Haemophilus b Conjugate Vaccine (Tetanus Toxoid Conjugate)] as a booster dose in children 15 months through four years of age.( )Hib is an often severe and potentially deadly bacterial infection that can cause...

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2009-08-06 06:30:00

It is uncertain if giving infants a combined vaccine for diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis, hepatitis B, and Haemophilus influenzae type B helps them as much as individual DTP-HBV and HIB vaccines, a new study says. After combing the results of 18 studies, "We could not conclude that the immune responses elicited by the combined vaccine were different from, or equivalent to, the separate vaccines," the researchers said in The Cochrane Library. The World Health Organization advises that scheduled...

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2009-07-23 10:17:40

Studies of a typhoid vaccine in Kolkata, India have shown promising results in protecting children from the disease, researchers reported on Thursday. The non-profit International Vaccine Institute (IVI) conducted the study alongside the National Institute of Cholera and Enteric Diseases (NICED) in Kolkata. Writing in the July 23 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine, researchers found that the Vi polysaccharide vaccine may provide adequate protection against typhoid fever among...

2009-06-25 13:08:00

- The CDC Reinstates Booster Dose of Hib Vaccine - SWIFTWATER, Pa., June 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Sanofi Pasteur, the vaccines division of the sanofi-aventis Group (EURONEXT: SAN and NYSE: SNY), announced today that the company has been able to increase the supply of its Hib-containing vaccines to enable the return to a full series of vaccinations for U.S. children. Based on the increased supply, on July 1, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will reinstate its...

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2009-06-25 15:47:57

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said Thursday that it would reinstate booster shoots of the HiB (Haemophilus influenza type b) vaccine, which protects children against bacterial meningitis. In a statement, the agency said it believes manufacturers now have an adequate supply of the vaccine such that booster shots can resume for babies aged 12 to 15 months. The agency plans to resume the booster shots on July 1. Health authorities had dropped guidelines for...

2009-05-05 08:39:40

Infants who receive the pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV) following the combination vaccine for diphtheria, polio, tetanus, pertussis and Haemophilus influenzae type b (DPTaP-Hib vaccine) appear to experience less pain than those who are immunized in the opposite order, according to a report in the May issue of Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine, a theme issue on vaccines. Injections are the most painful common medical procedure conducted in childhood, according to background...

2009-02-16 10:34:39

A rising number of U.S. parents not vaccinating their infants are placing children at risk for Hib infections, health officials say. Although Hib infection, or Haemophilis influenzae type B, was thought to be wiped out through widespread vaccination, five cases of the infection, one of them fatal, were reported in Minnesota last year, USA Today said Monday. Three of the infected children, including a 7-month-old who died, had not been immunized against Hib. Some parents wonder if these...


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