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One In Ten Parents Still Believe Too Many Vaccines Cause Autism
2013-03-29 11:08:57

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Despite all the scientific evidence that indicates vaccines do not cause autism, about 10 percent of parents still skip getting their children immunized for fear that the science is wrong. A growing number of parents are also forgoing vaccinations for their babies because they feel they are getting “too many shots, too soon.” Many of these parents are subscribing to a false belief that not vaccinating their children is...

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...

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...

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...


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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Word of the Day
endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.
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