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The US 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.
WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. and SWIFTWATER, Pa., Oct.
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 outbreak of whooping cough in Texas, California, and other states this year underscores the critical importance of widespread vaccination coverage, both locally as well as around the world, said a leading global health official attending conferences on world affairs and immunization in Fort Worth this week.
LOS ANGELES, Sept. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Eastmont Community Center responded today to alarmingly low whooping cough and meningococcal meningitis immunization rates among Latino adolescents by launching a new adolescent immunization awareness initiative.
Californians are hurrying up to get vaccinated for a whooping cough epidemic that has claimed the lives of several babies.
SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- As California's whooping cough outbreak shows early signs of spreading outside the state, Practice Fusion is arming its medical community with the tools needed to provide an effective response.
The National Hispanic Medical Association applauds "Vaccine-Preventable Disease: The Forgotten Story" for powerful message HOUSTON, Aug.
MANCHESTER, N.H., Aug. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- With the back to school shopping season in full swing, it is also important to arm area children and teens with other tools they need to have a good school year- like medical exams.
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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