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2010-08-26 11:07:00

RICHMOND, Va., Aug. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Many children and teens are enjoying the remaining days of their summer vacation, but are they truly prepared for what lies ahead? With a few simple medical exams, Virginia's school-age children will be armed with the tools they need to enjoy a healthy school year. The exams we are referring to are given in a doctor's and/or dentist's office, and should take place before or shortly after the start of the new school year, and include a routine...

2010-08-25 01:49:10

Although immunity to mumps is high in the United States, mumps vaccine coverage must be maintained and improved to prevent future outbreaks, according to a new study, now available online, in the September 1, 2010 issue of The Journal of Infectious Diseases. Mumps"”a viral illness found in most parts of the world"”can cause serious complications, including deafness, sterility, meningitis, and encephalitis. Since 1977, mumps vaccination has been recommended in the U.S. and is given...

2010-08-17 15:30:00

WOODLAND HILLS, Calif., Aug. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Many children and teens are enjoying the remaining days of their summer vacation, or just heading back to school, but are they truly prepared for what lies ahead? Don't fret, with a few simple medical exams, California's school-age children will be armed with the tools they need to have a more healthy school year. The exams we are referring to are given in a doctor's and/or dentist's office, and should take place before or shortly after the...

2010-08-11 14:47:00

DENVER, Aug. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Many children and teens are enjoying the remaining days of their summer vacation, but are they truly prepared for what lies ahead? Don't fret, with a few simple medical exams, Colorado's school-age children will be armed with the tools they need to have a more healthy school year. The exams we are referring to are given in a doctor's and/or dentist's office, and should take place before or shortly after the start of the new school year, and include a routine...

2010-06-29 02:53:33

Electronic health records study of 459,000 children sparked new CDC recommendations The combination vaccine for measles, mumps, rubella and chickenpox (MMRV) is associated with double the risk of febrile seizures for 1- to 2-year-old children compared with same-day administration of the separate vaccine for MMR (measles, mumps, rubella) and the varicella (V) vaccine for chicken pox, according to a Kaiser Permanente Division of Research study appearing online in the journal Pediatrics. A...

2010-06-27 23:01:00

OAKLAND, Calif., June 28 /PRNewswire/ -- The combination vaccine for measles, mumps, rubella and chickenpox (MMRV) is associated with double the risk of febrile seizures for 1- to 2-year-old children compared with same-day administration of the separate vaccine for MMR (measles, mumps, rubella) and the varicella (V) vaccine for chicken pox, according to a Kaiser Permanente Division of Research study appearing online in the journal Pediatrics. A febrile seizure is a brief, fever-related...

2010-05-13 16:00:00

BEIJING, May 13 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- Sinovac Biotech Ltd. (Nasdaq: SVA), a leading China-based vaccine manufacturer, announced today its unaudited financial results for the three-month period ended March 31, 2010. First Quarter 2010 Financial Highlights (comparisons to First Quarter 2009) -- Sales for the first quarter decreased 32% to $4.4 million -- Operating loss for the first quarter was $865,000, compared to operating income of $646,000 -- Net loss...

2010-05-05 07:00:00

BEIJING, May 5 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- Sinovac Biotech Ltd. (Nasdaq: SVA), a leading China-based vaccine manufacturer, announced today that its 30%-owned joint venture, Sinovac Dalian, has submitted an application to China's State Food and Drug Administration (SFDA) to commence human clinical trials for its mumps vaccine. The proprietary mumps vaccine developed by Sinovac Dalian represents not only the first live attenuated vaccine for which Sinovac has filed a clinical trial application,...

2010-04-27 10:24:00

CHICAGO, April 27 /PRNewswire/ -- The bumps and bruises of childhood can't always be avoided, but there is no reason for children to suffer from any of the infectious diseases that can be prevented by vaccines. Polio, measles, diphtheria, whooping cough (pertussis) and other illnesses are often thought of as diseases of past generations. While young parents of today may not have experienced the devastation caused by these diseases, the germs still exist -- and these diseases can re-emerge...

2010-04-23 10:54:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., April 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pennsylvania parents are strongly urged to protect their children by making certain they are fully immunized against preventable diseases, Secretary of Health Everette James said today to mark the start of National Infant Immunization Week, April 24-May 1. "Vaccines are among the most successful and cost-effective public health tools available for preventing disease," said James. "They not only prevent disease in people who receive...


Latest Mumps Reference Libraries

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2011-02-17 17:26:28

Mumps virus causes mumps which is a common childhood disease characterized by swelling of the parotid glands and other epithelial tissues causing high morbidity in some cases deafness. Infection is currently restricted to humans while the virus is transmitted by direct contact, droplet spread, or via contaminated objects. It is a vaccine preventable disease although significant outbreaks have occurred in recent years in regions with high levels of vaccination. The virus belongs to the genus...

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endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.
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