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2009-01-24 14:18:50

Health officials in Minnesota say they're checking to see if deadly Hib infections have been reported in children in other states. Minnesota last year recorded five cases of infection from Haemophilus influenzae Type B, including the death of a 7-month-old -- the first child Hib fatality in the state since 1991, The Washington Post reported Saturday. The dangerous bacterium's return may be a consequence of a temporary vaccine shortage and a resistance by some parents to immunize their...

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2008-11-21 07:35:00

On Thursday, U.S. health officials asked doctors to be on alert for cases of meningitis caused by Hib bacteria in the midst of a continuing vaccine shortage. According to Mike Jackson, of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, officials are concerned about meningitis and sepsis, both bloodstream infections caused by Hib.  Children under the age of 5 who contract the infection can be at high risk of serious complications or even death. Before vaccines, Hib was the most common...

2008-11-12 12:00:31

Sanofi Pasteur, the vaccines division of Sanofi-Aventis Group, a French pharmaceutical group, has announced that it is the first international vaccine company to enter the Japanese pediatric vaccine market with ActHIB vaccine. Sanofi Pasteur's ActHIB vaccine (Haemophilus influenzae type b conjugate vaccine) is marketed in Japan by Daiichi-Sankyo Co and will be available starting December 19, 2008. Wayne Pisano, president and CEO of Sanofi Pasteur, said: "Sanofi Pasteur is proud to help...

2008-09-04 12:00:33

At least 90 percent of U.S. children have been vaccinated for all one of the individual vaccines in the recommended series, health officials said. Estimates by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said that more than 77 percent of U.S. children were fully vaccinated with all vaccines in the series of recommended vaccines and there were no differences in coverage among any racial or ethnic group for the complete series. Less than 1 percent of children had received no vaccines...

2008-06-26 09:03:12

SWIFTWATER, Pa., June 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Sanofi Pasteur, the vaccines division of sanofi-aventis Group, announced today that its Pentacel(R), Diphtheria and Tetanus Toxoids and Acellular Pertussis Adsorbed, Inactivated Poliovirus and Haemophilus b Conjugate (Tetanus Toxoid Conjugate) Vaccine will be included in the federal government's Vaccines for Children (VFC) program. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) voted today...

2008-06-24 12:03:09

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has licensed a vaccine against five childhood ailments in a single vaccine, officials at Sanofi Pasteur said. The pediatric combination vaccine -- approved for use in infants and children 6 weeks through 4 years of age -- is indicated for active immunization against diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, poliomyelitis, and invasive disease due to Haemophilus influenza type b (Hib). It contains no thimerosal. Pentacel vaccine is approved for administration...

2008-06-23 06:00:31

SWIFTWATER, Pa. and LYON, France, June 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Sanofi Pasteur, the vaccines division of the sanofi-aventis Group, announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has licensed Pentacel(R), Diphtheria and Tetanus Toxoids and Acellular Pertussis Adsorbed, Inactivated Poliovirus and Haemophilus b Conjugate (Tetanus Toxoid Conjugate) Vaccine. Pentacel(R) vaccine is indicated for active immunization against diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, poliomyelitis, and invasive...

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...

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....


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