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2014-04-18 13:37:12

One of the most popular vaccine brands for children may not be the most cost-effective choice. And doctors may be overlooking some cost factors when choosing vaccines, driving the market toward what is actually a more expensive option, according to a new study by University of Illinois researchers. “The choice of vaccines to administer can be driven by numerous factors,” says Sheldon H. Jacobson, a co-author of the study and a professor of computer science and of mathematics at the U....

2014-04-07 23:04:43

Although pertussis, commonly known as whooping cough, is considered by many to be an illness of the past, the CDC has established new guidelines advising expecting moms, family members, and caregivers to get vaccinated before baby arrives, even if they’ve had it before. Abington, PA (PRWEB) April 07, 2014 So why the change in the recommendation? “Several factors have contributed to the increase in the incidence of whooping cough in communities,” said Dr. Steven Shapiro, chair of...

2014-04-01 08:30:35

Approval reinforces the safety profile of Adacel as an active booster immunization for the prevention of tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis SWIFTWATER, Pa., April 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sanofi Pasteur, the vaccines division of Sanofi (EURONEXT: SAN and NYSE: SNY), announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has expanded the approved age indication of Adacel(®) (Tetanus Toxoid, Reduced Diphtheria Toxoid and Acellular Pertussis Vaccine Adsorbed; Tdap) for active booster...

2014-03-12 12:27:29

ROCKVILLE, Md., March 12, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Association of Immunization Managers (AIM) representing the 64 federally funded state, territorial and large urban area immunization programs, announces the winners of its annual Bull's-Eye Awards. The AIM Bull's-Eye Award for Innovation and Excellence in Immunization recognizes three immunization strategies that hit their mark and increase the awareness of successful immunization initiatives by encouraging replication in...

2014-02-06 16:27:13

Tens of Thousands Die Annually from Vaccine-preventable Diseases WASHINGTON, Feb. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released new adult immunization rates for six vaccines recommended for American adults, finding rates fall far below national goals. While some rates improved slightly from 2011 to 2012, rates continued to be as low as: (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100204/TFAHLOGO) -- Only 14 percent of...

2013-10-21 23:02:01

Representatives of 10 grantee programs participating in a two-year initiative, “Improving Understanding of Adolescent Vaccination through Innovative Local Public Health Demonstration Projects,” gathered at the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center last week to discuss strategies and tactics for increasing adolescent immunization rates for a range of vaccines important for teens and young adults, including human papillomavirus, meningococcal, influenza, and Tdap (tetanus,...

Whooping Cough Outbreak The Result Of Refusal To Vaccinate
2013-10-01 05:04:10

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Parents’ refusal to have their children vaccinated against whooping cough may have contributed to the 2010 pertussis outbreak in California, according to research published in the October issue of the journal Pediatrics. According to Dr. Saad Omer of the Emory University School of Public Health and his colleagues, vaccine refusal was one of the factors that led to the state’s largest whooping cough outbreak since 1947. Over...


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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siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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