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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...

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...

2013-08-19 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...


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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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