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2011-06-14 05:50:00

Billions have been pledged by international donors, led by Britain and Bill Gates, to buy vaccines that help protect children in poor countries against life-threatening diseases such as pneumonia and diarrhea.

2011-06-09 07:00:00

NEW YORK, June 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Preteens and teens are at risk for certain diseases, including human papillomavirus (HPV), meningococcal disease (meningitis), pertussis (whooping cough) and tetanus.

2011-06-04 13:44:00

SWIFTWATER, Pa., June 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Four-time NASCAR Cup Series champion Jeff Gordon, known as much for his prowess on the track as he is for his philanthropic activities and tireless support of critically ill children, has pledged his support of the Alabama tornado relief effort through the Jeff Gordon Children's Foundation, which is sending diapers, toiletries, shoes and clothing for babies and children affected by the destruction.

2011-06-03 11:00:00

New Regulations to Take Effect in August HARRISBURG, Pa., June 3, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Parents and caregivers are urged to use the summer break to make sure all students' immunizations are up to date before new regulations take effect in August, the Department of Health said today.

2011-05-11 18:00:00

PASADENA, Calif., May 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Administering both the pneumococcal and the herpes zoster vaccines to patients during the same visit is beneficial and does not appear to compromise the protective effect of the zoster vaccine, according to a Kaiser Permanente study published today in the journal Vaccine. The study's findings challenge information in the zoster vaccine manufacturer's package insert.

2011-05-10 08:00:00

WASHINGTON, May 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Washington Mystics forward Monique Currie 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 Washington, D.C. community.

2011-05-04 08:00:00

TULSA, Okla., May 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Tulsa Shock guard Andrea Riley 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 Tulsa community.

2011-04-25 10:00:00

LOS ANGELES, April 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Today the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health launched a multimedia public education campaign urging parents and caretakers to get their whole family vaccinated. The campaign, called "Stay Healthy.

2011-04-25 10:00:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., April 25, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Failing to fully immunize children can unnecessarily jeopardize their health and the health of other children, acting Secretary of Health Dr.


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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