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Survey Finds More Children Receiving Vaccines
2011-09-02 05:27:57

A Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report indicates that a higher percentage of children are receiving needed vaccines, despite fears that vaccines may cause autism or other health problems.

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2011-08-25 13:07:44

A report on over 1,000 research articles has found that few health problems are caused by or clearly associated with vaccines.

2011-08-18 00:00:42

Shots available for influenza, pneumonia and whooping cough Boulder, CO (PRWEB) August 17, 2011 Pharmaca Integrative Pharmacy, the nation’s first and largest chain of integrative pharmacies, announced that it is now offering immunizations for influenza, pneumonia and whooping cough on a walk-in basis.

2011-08-11 07:00:00

SWIFTWATER, Pa. and WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., Aug.

2011-07-08 19:37:00

In the news release, Video from GlaxoSmithKline and Synaptic Digital: GlaxoSmithKline Receives FDA Approval for BOOSTRIX® to Help Prevent Whooping Cough in Adults 65 Years and Older, issued 08-Jul-2011 by Synaptic Digital over PR Newswire, we are advised by the company that the headline should now read, "GlaxoSmithKline Receives FDA approval for BOOSTRIX® to Help Prevent Whooping Cough in Adults 65 Years and Older." Also, in the second paragraph, the word "video" should be "content."...


Latest Pertussis Reference Libraries

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2011-04-14 15:37:44

Bordetella pertussis is a Gram-negative, aerobic coccobacillus of the genus Bordetella. It is the causative agent of pertussis or whooping cough and it is non-motile. There is no zoonotic reservoir thus humans are the only hosts. Bacterium is spread by coughing and by nasal dripping after an incubation period of 7 to 14 days. Pertussis is an infection of the respiratory system and characterized by a "whooping" sound when the person breathes in. Before the vaccine was developed there were...

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2011-04-14 15:28:20

Bordetella bronchiseptica is a small, gram-negative, rod-shaped bacterium of the genus Bordetella. It can cause bronchitis although it rarely infects humans. It is closely related to pertussis which causes whooping cough and B. bronchiseptica can persist in the environment for extended periods. Humans are not natural carriers of B. bronchiseptica, which normally infects the respiratory tracts of smaller mammals. It does not express pertussis toxin although it has the genes to do so which...

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