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2010-05-05 14:34:01

Kaiser Permanente used electronic health records to study 84,000 men The pneumococcal pneumonia vaccination is not associated with a reduced risk of heart attacks or strokes, according to a Kaiser Permanente study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association that followed 84,170 men aged 45 to 69. The five-year prospective cohort study provides new insights about the association between pneumococcal vaccination and heart attacks and strokes. While previous studies have shown...

2010-05-04 09:46:00

MILWAUKEE, May 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Basketball Hall of Famer and former Milwaukee Bucks player Bob Lanier along with current Milwaukee Bucks player and Vaccines for Teens spokesperson Jerry Stackhouse teamed up with NBA Cares and the Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine (SAHM) to bring Vaccines for Teens to the Milwaukee community. Vaccines for Teens is a national awareness campaign designed to educate teens and their parents about the importance of vaccination against serious and...

2010-04-27 10:24:00

CHICAGO, April 27 /PRNewswire/ -- The bumps and bruises of childhood can't always be avoided, but there is no reason for children to suffer from any of the infectious diseases that can be prevented by vaccines. Polio, measles, diphtheria, whooping cough (pertussis) and other illnesses are often thought of as diseases of past generations. While young parents of today may not have experienced the devastation caused by these diseases, the germs still exist -- and these diseases can re-emerge...

2010-04-23 10:54:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., April 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pennsylvania parents are strongly urged to protect their children by making certain they are fully immunized against preventable diseases, Secretary of Health Everette James said today to mark the start of National Infant Immunization Week, April 24-May 1. "Vaccines are among the most successful and cost-effective public health tools available for preventing disease," said James. "They not only prevent disease in people who receive...

2010-04-20 11:50:48

Obstetrician/gynecologist offices may be the ideal venue for boosting vaccination rates among women, say researchers at Duke University Medical Center. They reported today on a successful pilot program focused on providing HPV (human papillomavirus) and Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis) vaccines to non-pregnant and post-partum women. The researchers say the program, funded by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control, could be a model for ob/gyn clinics across the country to increase...

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2010-03-27 09:37:36

The Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunizations (GAVI) said Friday that it needs 4.3 billion dollars to save more than 4 million lives by 2015, asking donors to foot the bill. The alliance provides vaccines for poor children and claims that they have prevented over 5.4 millions deaths through their efforts. "There is a potential for saving 4.2 million children until 2015 if we have funding," said Graca Machel, a patron of the GAVI. She said the alliance needed an additional 2.6 billion...

2010-03-25 08:00:00

PHOENIX, March 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Seven-time NBA All-Star Grant Hill of the Phoenix Suns teamed up with NBA Cares and the Society for Adolescent Medicine (SAM) today to bring Vaccines for Teens to the Phoenix community. Vaccines for Teens is a national multimedia 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, Mr. Hill appeared at the David Crockett...

2010-03-16 08:00:00

ORLANDO, March 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Basketball Hall of Famer Bob Lanier and Orlando Magic Legend Nick Anderson teamed up with NBA Cares and the Society for Adolescent Medicine (SAM) today to bring Vaccines for Teens to the Orlando community. Vaccines for Teens is a national multimedia 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 Anderson...

2010-02-11 08:00:00

FORT WORTH, Texas, Feb. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- As part of the NBA Cares All-Star Community Caravan, WNBA Legend and Vaccines for Teens spokesperson Lisa Leslie, NBA Cares, and WNBA Cares teamed up with the Society for Adolescent Medicine (SAM) today to bring Vaccines for Teens to the Dallas/Fort Worth community. Vaccines for Teens is a national multimedia campaign designed to educate teens and their parents about the importance of vaccination against serious and potentially life-threatening...

2010-02-04 22:24:03

Finds Low Adult Vaccination Rates in U.S. A new report, Adult Immunization: Shots to Save Lives, released today by the Trust for America's Health (TFAH), the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA), and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) found that more than 30 percent of adults ages 65 and older had not been immunized against pneumonia in 36 states as of 2008.  The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and other experts recommend that all seniors should be...


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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