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2011-04-14 07:00:00

SWIFTWATER, Pa. and WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., April 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Four-time NASCAR Cup Series champion Jeff Gordon and his wife, model Ingrid Vandebosch, announced today the launch of the Race to Blanket America(SM), a new initiative from the Sounds of Pertussis Campaign. To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please click: http://multivu.prnewswire.com/mnr/soundsofpertussis/48628/ (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110414/MM71364 ) The goal of...

2011-03-22 08:00:00

DALLAS, March 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Dallas Mavericks forward Shawn Marion and Basketball Hall of Famer Bob Lanier teamed up with NBA Cares and the Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine (SAHM) today to bring Vaccines for Teens to the Dallas community. Vaccines for Teens is a national awareness campaign designed to educate teens and their parents about the importance of vaccination against serious and potentially life-threatening diseases. To tip off the campaign locally, Lanier...

2011-03-08 09:00:00

MINNEAPOLIS/ST. PAUL, March 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Minnesota has long been known as a leader in the area of childhood vaccination rates, but a new report released today from Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota shows the state's vaccination rates are backsliding. According to the 2009 National Immunization Survey (NIS), Minnesota has dropped 13 spots in two years - from seventh place in 2007 to 20th place in 2009 - for vaccination coverage rates for the primary series of...

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2011-03-08 07:35:59

Two widely-used vaccines made by Pfizer and Sanofi-Aventis have been suspended for use in Japan, as the health ministry investigates whether they are linked to the recent deaths of four infants. The vaccines, which are used to prevent meningitis and pneumonia, are Prevenar by New York-based Pfizer and ActHIB by Sanofi Pasteur, a subsidiary of Paris-based Sanofi-Aventis. The infants died shortly after receiving the vaccines. While it is not yet clear if there is a link between the deaths and...

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2011-02-24 07:30:00

More than 21,000 people got whooping cough last year, the highest number of cases since 2005 and among the worst years in more than half a century, according to US health officials Wednesday. The sharp upturn in the number of cases, mostly seen in children and teenagers, puzzles health officials, since the vaccine against whooping cough has been highly effective in children, and vaccination rates for children has been good. California appeared to be the hardest-hit state last year, with...

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2011-02-22 12:30:00

The Supreme Court decided on Tuesday that federal law shields vaccine makers from product-liability lawsuits in state court seeking damages for a child's injuries or death from a vaccine's side effects. The court ruled for Wyeth in a lawsuit brought by the parents of Hannah Bruesewitz, who suffered seizures as an infant after her third dose of a diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis (DTP) vaccine in 1992. Pfizer and other vaccine makers argued that a Supreme Court ruling for the plaintiffs could...

2011-02-17 10:00:00

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- As part of the NBA Cares All-Star Community Caravan, WNBA Legend Lisa Leslie, Basketball Hall of Famer Bob Lanier and Clippers Forward Brian Cook teamed up with NBA Cares and the Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine (SAHM) today to bring Vaccines for Teens to the Los Angeles community. Vaccines for Teens is a national awareness campaign designed to educate teens and their parents about the importance of vaccination against serious and...

2011-02-09 07:00:00

MIAMI, Feb. 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Miami HEAT forward Juwan Howard and Basketball Hall of Famer Bob Lanier teamed up with NBA Cares and the Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine (SAHM) today to bring Vaccines for Teens to the Miami community. Vaccines for Teens is a national awareness campaign designed to educate teens and their parents about the importance of vaccination against serious and potentially life-threatening diseases. To tip off the campaign locally, Lanier and Howard...

2011-02-09 01:29:57

In a study that included infants from South Africa, those who were exposed to human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) at birth but did not become infected had lower levels of antibodies to diseases such as pertussis, tetanus and pneumococcus, compared to infants of non-HIV infected mothers, according to a study in the February 9 issue of JAMA. Infectious diseases account for nearly 6 million deaths worldwide annually in children younger than 5 years. Immunization against vaccine-preventable...

2011-02-03 08:00:00

NEW YORK, Feb. 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Five-time NBA All-Star Chauncey Billups is teaming up with NBA Cares, the Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine (SAHM), and Sanofi Pasteur (the vaccines division of the sanofi-aventis Group) as a spokesman for Vaccines for Teens, a national multimedia campaign designed to educate preteens, teens and their parents about the importance of vaccination against serious, potentially life-threatening diseases. As Vaccines for Teens ambassador, Billups...


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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