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2010-04-06 06:46:00

BEIJING, April 6 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- Sinovac Biotech Ltd. (Nasdaq: SVA), a leading China-based vaccine manufacturer, announced today its unaudited financial results for the three-month and preliminary twelve-month periods ended December 31, 2009. Financial Highlights -- Sales for the fourth quarter increased 194% to $36.4 million -- Sales for the twelve-month period grew 81% to $84.2 million -- Operating income for the fourth quarter rose 449% to $17.1 million --...

2010-03-30 14:19:47

Urologists at a leading Irish hospital have reported an alarming increase in the number of teenage boys and young men developing mumps orchitis, in a paper published in the April issue of the urology journal BJUI. They are urging colleagues to offer the MMR vaccine to unvaccinated males in the 15-24 age group and educate them about the condition, which causes one or both testicles to swell and can lead to fertility problems. Mr Niall Davis, a Urology Research Registrar, teamed up with...

2010-02-26 07:54:01

Charles Manski explores the processes of making public policy based on limited information How might policymakers make reasonable decisions when they have limited information? That's the question Northwestern University's Charles F. Manski explores in his new paper, "Vaccination With Partial Knowledge of External Effectiveness." The paper is published online by the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) at http://www.pnas.org/content/early/2010/02/05/0915009107.full.pdf+html....

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2010-02-12 06:40:00

State and federal health officials said on Thursday that an outbreak of mumps, which started in a summer camp last June, has sickened over 1,500 people in New York and New Jersey. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said in a weekly report that the outbreak is the biggest the U.S. has seen since 2006, when over 6,000 people became ill. According to Reuters, school-age children in Orthodox Jewish communities in New York have largely suffered.  Officials say the group had...

2010-01-22 09:20:00

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Jan. 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- ProCon.org, a nonpartisan 501(c)3 nonprofit public charity dedicated to promoting critical thinking, created the new website http://vaccines.procon.org to explore the core question "Should any vaccines be required for children?" Although no federal vaccination laws exist, all 50 states require certain vaccinations for children entering public schools. Depending on the state, children must be vaccinated against some or all of the...

2010-01-20 15:30:00

BEIJING, Jan. 20 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- Sinovac Biotech Ltd. (Nasdaq: SVA) ("Sinovac" or the "Company"), a leading China-based vaccine manufacturer, today announced the following recent developments. Dalian Joint Venture In November 2009, Sinovac, through its wholly owned subsidiary Sinovac Biotech (Hong Kong) Ltd., or Sinovac Hong Kong, entered into an agreement with Dalian Jin Gang Group to establish Sinovac (Dalian) Vaccine Technology Co., Ltd., or Sinovac Dalian. In January...

2009-09-08 14:01:00

WASHINGTON, Sept. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- The COSHAR Foundation - a nonprofit organization dedicated to health education, improvement and empowerment with a focus on minority and disadvantaged populations - will focus attention on the importance of timely childhood immunization at the National Council of Negro Women's (NCNW's) Black Family Reunion Celebration on Saturday, September 12 and Sunday, September 13 on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. The event is recognized as the largest, most...

2009-09-03 12:18:00

MILWAUKEE, Sept. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Although school has just begun, it is already exam time for students throughout Wisconsin. That's because in addition to notebook paper and pens, back-to-school preparations should also include routine health exams to make sure students are healthy and ready to learn. These include: a doctor's exam to confirm that all immunizations are up-to-date, a dental exam and a vision exam. "At Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield, we're committed to improving health...

2009-08-17 16:27:14

Canada and many Western countries lack experience in mass immunization campaigns necessary to fight H1N1 influenza, experts say. Dr. Paul Hebert, editor in chief of the Canadian Medical Association Journal, wrote in an editorial that Canada has been below vaccination target levels in such outbreaks as the resurgence of mumps in young adults in Canada last year. In countries such as Canada that have shared responsibilities between many levels of government, collaboration and clear...

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2009-06-03 16:34:40

Health experts said Wednesday that mumps has made a comeback in parts of Europe in the past year with outbreaks in Britain, the Balkans and Moldova. Health officials said that in England and Wales, cases of the disease have doubled to about 1,700 in the past three months, compared with the last three months of 2008. Kari Johansen, a vaccine expert at the European Center for Disease Control and Prevention, said that several European countries have reported outbreaks in the last year, from 50...


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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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Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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