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2011-01-13 17:00:00

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Mariano Trujillo, a defender for professional soccer team Chivas USA, joined nationally recognized health expert Dr. Aliza Lifshitz today to strongly urge all local Hispanic families to vaccinate adolescent children against serious and potentially life-threatening diseases, such as meningococcal meningitis and whooping cough. Trujillo and Dr. Aliza headlined a special event in Los Angeles as part of the Vacune a Sus Hijos Adolescentes (Get Your...

2011-01-07 10:00:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., Jan. 7, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Health will offer free flu and Tdap vaccines on weekdays during the 2011 Pennsylvania Farm Show in Harrisburg. The vaccines will be available to the public beginning Monday, Jan. 10 through Friday, Jan. 14, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day. The Tdap (Tetanus, Diphtheria and Pertussis) vaccine is recommended as a one-time substitute for a Td booster, which is needed every 10 years. The flu vaccine is recommended...

2010-12-16 09:00:00

OKLAHOMA CITY, Dec. 16, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Oklahoma City Thunder point guard Russell Westbrook 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 Oklahoma City 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...

2010-11-19 09:03:00

BOSTON and GRAFTON, Mass., Nov 19, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Researchers have developed a promising new approach to vaccination for rotavirus, a common cause of severe diarrheal disease that is responsible for approximately 500,000 deaths among children in the developing world every year. In a study published in the November issue of Clinical and Vaccine Immunology, a vaccine delivered as nasal drops effectively induced an immune response in mice and protected them from rotavirus...

2010-11-17 12:10:00

WASHINGTON, Nov. 17, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- New data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) show that adults remain largely unvaccinated against preventable infectious illnesses. At a news conference convened today by the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases (NFID), experts in public health, infectious disease, oncology and other medical specialties discussed the data and the health consequences for adults who skip vaccines. They collectively called on all adults...

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2010-11-16 10:56:20

Researchers have developed a promising new approach to vaccination for rotavirus, a common cause of severe diarrheal disease that is responsible for approximately 500,000 deaths among children in the developing world every year. In a study published in the November issue of Clinical and Vaccine Immunology, a vaccine delivered as nasal drops effectively induced an immune response in mice and protected them from rotavirus infection. The new vaccine delivery system has also been tested...

2010-11-12 12:32:53

Urgent action needed in the 15 countries responsible for three-quarters of child pneumonia deaths A Pneumonia Report Card released today by the International Vaccine Access Center (IVAC) on behalf of the Global Coalition against Child Pneumonia reveals where urgent efforts are needed to reach target levels of coverage for the life-saving interventions that can prevent, protect against and treat pneumonia in children. Pneumonia is the world's leading infectious killer of young children, taking...

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2010-11-12 06:05:00

A new study on whooping cough outbreaks and how social patterns affect transmission suggests that blanket vaccination campaigns that target teens and adults could be a waste of time, as children largely spread the disease among themselves. The findings contradict the common idea that infected adults are behind outbreaks of whooping cough, a contagious disease caused by the bacterium Bordetella pertussis. A US advisory panel last month recommended that adults over 65 get a booster vaccine...

2010-11-05 10:30:00

FORT WORTH, Texas, Nov. 5, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- NASCAR Champion, Jeff Gordon, and the Sounds of Pertussis Campaign announced Maria Bennett from Florida, as the grand prize winner of the Sound Off About Pertussis song contest, today at the Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, Texas. To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please click: http://multivu.prnewswire.com/mnr/soundsofpertussis/46679/ With cases of pertussis, commonly known as whooping cough, increasing...

2010-11-05 07:24:00

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 5, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- On Friday, November 5th, MediaPlanet published one of the largest Vaccines and Immunizations reports distributed to millions. By teaming up with Amanda Peet, actress and spokesperson for baby vaccinations, this report creates awareness of and action for the need to immunize. 1.4 million deaths among children under the age of 5 were due to diseases that could have been prevented by routine vaccinations, and the lack of re-vaccination is the number...


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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