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2013-09-12 12:29:27

PHILADELPHIA, Sept. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The incidence of pertussis among U.S. adults 50 and older may be greatly under-reported and under-recognized, according to findings from a study conducted by GlaxoSmithKline (NYSE: GSK; LSE: GSK) researchers who analyzed approximately 48 million cases of cough-related illness in the U.S. between 2006 and 2010. The findings were released today at the 2013 Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy (ICAAC). Two GSK...

2013-09-11 16:25:27

Children undervaccinated for three or four pertussis vaccine doses are 18 to 28 times more likely to contract the infection, commonly known as whooping cough DENVER, Sept. 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Undervaccination - not receiving all recommended vaccinations or not being vaccinated according to the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices schedule - results in an increased risk for whooping cough in children 3 to 36 months of age, according to a new Kaiser Permanente study. The...

2013-09-04 23:02:49

“Get a Shot, Give a Shot” vaccine initiative extends Walgreens commitment to improving immunization rates and wellness beyond the U.S. DEERFIELD, Ill. (PRWEB) September 04, 2013 Building upon its efforts to provide greater access to vaccines and other health care services for populations in need, Walgreens is partnering with the United Nations Foundation this flu season, to help provide up to 3 million life-saving vaccines to children in developing countries through a donation to the...

2013-08-22 16:24:09

August is National Immunization Awareness Month HARRISBURG, Pa., Aug. 22, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As the school year starts across Pennsylvania, the Department of Health is reminding parents of the importance of ensuring their children are up-to-date on immunizations. "Parents should remember to include immunizations as part of the back-to-school checklist for their children," Wolf said. In 2012 there were 1,627 confirmed cases of pertussis, or whooping cough, reported to...

2013-08-19 23:24:17

“The danger of not having vaccinations up to date is that it puts your child at risk, as well as all the other children in a class or school. Fortunately, most of the traditional childhood diseases have been contained through vaccinations, but there continue to be children contracting diseases that have not been vaccinated." Deerfield, Illinois (PRWEB) August 19, 2013 Back to School means sending parents back to their child’s personal health files to ensure that they have had the...

2013-08-19 23:20:13

Living Green with Baby introduces a comprehensive parent’s guide providing important facts to consider when deciding on whether or not to vaccinate a child. New York, New York (PRWEB) August 19, 2013 When researching the latest news about vaccinating children, parents will undoubtedly find a lot of conflicting information, especially within the “green” community. One argument states that we are better off vaccinating our kids. The other side claims that childhood immunization is...

2013-08-15 08:29:42

Sam's Club Pharmacists to Administer 10 Important Immunizations Nationwide BENTONVILLE, Ark., Aug. 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Sam's Club announced today it will offer year-round adult immunizations at every Sam's Club location with a pharmacy. Starting in August, licensed pharmacists at more than 560 U.S. Sam's Club Pharmacy locations will administer flu shots and nine immunizations recommended to help protect against diseases such as pneumonia, shingles and whooping cough. All Sam's Club...

2013-08-14 12:27:13

"The Power to Protect" Focuses on Education and Disease Prevention YORK, Pa., Aug. 14, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- August is National Immunization Awareness Month (NIAM) - furnishing both an annual as well as timely opportunity to highlight the need for improving national immunization coverage levels. In Pennsylvania, The Center for Disease Control (CDC), Pennsylvania Department of Health (DOH) and the Pennsylvania Immunization Coalition (PAIC) join with other state and local public...

2013-08-14 08:29:05

-- Progress Cited On Three Infectious Disease Programs, Including Two Programs in Collaboration with Intrexon Corporation; C. difficile Prophylactic is Lead Anti-Infective Candidate -- ROCKVILLE, Md., Aug. 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Synthetic Biologics, Inc. (NYSE MKT: SYN), a developer of biologics focused on the prevention and treatment of serious infectious diseases, today reported financial results for the three and six months ended June 30, 2013 and provided an operational update. The...

2013-08-11 23:02:30

National Immunization Awareness Month is a reminder that we all need vaccines throughout our lives. Beaumont, TX (PRWEB) August 11, 2013 The parents of teens are gearing up for the school year with dental check-ups and eye exams. But did you know that you’d also need to take your preteens and teens to get shots? As they get older, kids are at increased risk for some infections. Plus the protection provided by some of the childhood vaccines begins to wear off, so kids need a booster...


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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