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Parents Skip HPV Vaccination In Teenage Daughters Due To Safety, Side Effect Concerns
2013-03-18 07:30:18

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Concerns about safety and side effects of receiving the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine have left many parents guarded about offering the option to their teenage daughters, even with increased recommendations by health experts. Paul Darden, MD, of the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, and colleagues have found that more than 40 percent of parents reported in 2010 that they did not plan to vaccinate their teen...

2013-03-08 16:22:15

Poll Shows 87 Percent of Texans Agree Pharmacists Should Be Allowed To Give Immunization Shots to Children AUSTIN, Texas, March 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Major Texas pharmacy groups today announced their support for vital legislation filed by Senator Larry Taylor (R-Friendswood), Representative Jodie Laubenberg (R-Parker) and Representative Gene Wu (D-Houston) - Senate Bill 1013, House Bill 2938 and House Bill 2222 - that would increase access to critical and cost-effective...

2013-01-25 08:23:11

NEW YORK, Jan. 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Vaccination Scheduler, a new iPhone app, is helping parents protect their children by sending them reminders for when their children's vaccinations are due. By vaccinating according to the recommended schedule parents greatly reduce the chance of their children becoming infected. Whooping cough is on track to become the most severe preventable epidemic in over a half century with 18 deaths and around 41,000 cases reported by The Center of Disease...

Better Vaccines Through Designer Bacteria
2013-01-16 04:49:54

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Scientists from the University of Texas-Austin (UTA) recently revealed that they have been able to develop 61 new strains of genetically engineered bacteria that could boost the effectiveness of vaccines for diseases such as cholera, HPV, the flu, and pertussis. The findings on these strains of E. coli were featured in a recent edition of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. These strains of E. coli are part of a...

2012-12-20 16:25:13

ROCKVILLE, Md. and SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Synthetic Biologics, Inc. (NYSE MKT: SYN), a developer of synthetic biologics and innovative medicines for serious infections and diseases, and Intrexon Corporation, a leading synthetic biology company that utilizes its proprietary technologies to provide control over cellular function, announced today that they have initiated development of a monoclonal antibody (mAb) therapy for the treatment of pertussis, more commonly known...

Whooping Cough Vaccines Proven Safe For Adults
2012-11-29 17:03:29

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online According to research published in the journal Clinical Infectious Diseases, immunizing adults with tetanus-diphtheria-acellular-pertussis (Tdap) vaccine to prevent whooping cough is as safe as immunizing them with the tetanus and diphtheria (Td) vaccine. The researchers of the study looked at electronic health records of nearly 120,000 people ages 65 and older at seven U.S. health systems between January 1, 2006 and...

2012-11-29 12:55:34

A new study of the safety of the tetanus-diphtheria-acellular pertussis (Tdap) vaccine supports the recommendation that those 65 and older get the vaccine to protect themselves and others, particularly young babies, from pertussis. Published online in Clinical Infectious Diseases, the findings come as reported U.S. cases of the bacterial infection, also known as whopping cough, are at the highest level since the 1950s. An extremely contagious respiratory illness, pertussis puts...

2012-11-29 00:20:42

PASADENA, Calif., Nov. 29, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Immunizing older adults with the tetanus-diphtheria-acellular-pertussis vaccine (Tdap) to prevent pertussis (more commonly referred to as whooping cough) was found to be as safe as immunizing them with the tetanus and diphtheria (Td) vaccine, according to a study by Kaiser Permanente published in the journal Clinical Infectious Diseases. Researchers examined the electronic health records of nearly 120,000 people ages 65 and older at seven U.S....

2012-11-28 13:10:05

In an examination of cases of childhood pertussis in California, researchers found that children with pertussis had lower odds of having received all 5 doses of the diphtheria, tetanus, and acellular pertussis vaccine (DTaP) vaccine series; however the odds increased as the time since last DTaP dose lengthened, which is consistent with a progressive decrease in estimated vaccine effectiveness each year after the final dose of DTaP vaccine, according to a study in the November 28 issue of...

2012-09-27 06:29:03

Services may include immunizations, over-the-counter medication counseling and advice on good health practices WASHINGTON, Sept. 27, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With flu season upon us, and reports of increases in illnesses like pertussis (whooping cough) in the news, the American Pharmacists Association (APhA) would like to remind the public that normal prevention methods and communication with health care providers, such as pharmacists and physicians, can help you and your family...


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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