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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.
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.
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.
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 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.
LOS ANGELES, Feb.
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.
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.
NEW YORK, Feb.
Experts say that children will be better protected against pneumonia and other infections caused by the pneumococcus bacterium with this year's updated immunization schedule.
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...
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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