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“Get a Shot, Give a Shot” vaccine initiative extends Walgreens commitment to improving immunization rates and wellness beyond the U.S. DEERFIELD, Ill.
“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.
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
National Immunization Awareness Month is a reminder that we all need vaccines throughout our lives. Beaumont, TX (PRWEB) August 11, 2013 The parents
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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