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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...

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2010-10-13 09:55:00

The U.S. Supreme Court began hearing arguments on Tuesday as they prepare to determine whether or not vaccine makers can be sued for alleged side effects caused by their products. At the heart of the case is the National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act of 1986, which was passed in order to protect vaccine makers from liability and to encourage them to remain in the industry, producing the much-needed drugs to protect kids from dangerous illnesses. The law is being challenged by the family of...

2010-10-01 15:00:00

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. and SWIFTWATER, Pa., Oct. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Jeff Gordon, NASCAR Champion and spokesperson for the Sounds of Pertussis Campaign, is shifting the fight against pertussis into high gear and asking adults to go online and vote for their favorite entry in the Sound Off About Pertussis(TM) song contest at www.SoundsofPertussis.com/songcontest. With cases of pertussis on the rise in the United States and some states reporting epidemic rates, Gordon is encouraging everyone,...

2010-09-29 08:00:00

PHILADELPHIA, Sept. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Soccer superstar, gold medalist and mom of twins, Mia Hamm, is kicking off a national effort with GlaxoSmithKline to remind adults about the importance of vaccinations in a well-rounded plan for healthy living. The public health campaign, "Give Your Health A Shot," emphasizes the need for adults to work with their healthcare providers to ensure that vaccinations are part of their overall health and wellness goals. To view the multimedia assets...


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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Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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