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2012-09-13 17:47:22

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online In the early years of life, children are given immunization shots against all types of potential dangerous illness, including whooping cough, or acellular pertussis. According to a new study, however, children older than 6 and even some teenagers could benefit from an extra round of booster shots. “We found that the effectiveness of the vaccine wanes 42% on average each year during the five years after the fifth dose,"...

2012-09-12 10:25:44

OAKLAND, Calif., Sept. 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Protection against whooping cough (also called pertussis) waned during the five years after the fifth dose of the combined diphtheria, tetanus, acellular pertussis (DTaP) vaccine, according to researchers from the Kaiser Permanente Vaccine Study Center. The fifth dose of DTaP is routinely given to 4- to 6-year-old children prior to starting kindergarten. The study appears in the current online issue of the New England Journal of Medicine....

2012-08-20 10:23:35

ATLANTA, Aug. 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- During the month of August, parents are busy enrolling children in school, older students are entering college and adults and the health care community are preparing for the upcoming flu season. Recognizing August as National Immunization Awareness Month is a great time for the community to focus on the value of vaccinations and remind them to stay up-to-date. "Most of us remember to get vaccinated for diseases such as influenza, measles or chicken...

Back-to-School Health Basics
2012-08-19 06:29:23

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online As summer is coming to a close, it´s time to think about getting ready for the start of school. For parents and guardians, it´s especially important to understand the back-to-school health basics. Luckily, the CDC has provided a number of tips for families and educators. To begin, one of the most important facets of back-to-school preparation is vaccines. The CDC recommends that school age children, ranging from...

2012-07-30 10:23:39

GREENWICH, Conn., July 30, 2012 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Good-bye Germ Theory is a must read for all those who love children. It is especially written for parent's education. You will learn pertinent facts about an ever growing and oppressive medical system (the Medical Cartel), that has been attempting to control the lives of each American for over 100 years. What do they want? Consistent patterns of disease throughout all populations, not health, and total dependency on their drugs,...

2012-07-30 06:25:47

SWIFTWATER, Pa., July 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Sanofi Pasteur, the vaccines division of Sanofi (EURONEXT: SAN and NYSE: SNY), announced today it will transition six more products of its pediatric vaccine portfolio to two-dimensional (2D) barcoding technology by the beginning of 2013. Below is the schedule for the roll out of the vaccines that will feature the 2D barcode: Q3, 2012: Adacel(®) (Tetanus Toxoid, Reduced Diphtheria Toxoid and Acellular Pertussis Vaccine Adsorbed)...

2012-07-28 23:03:18

As children get ready to return to school, it is important to protect them against highly infectious viruses with the recommended vaccinations. Omaha, NE (PRWEB) July 28, 2012 Boys Town today announced strategies to protect children from communicable diseases and keep up with immunizations. The national child and healthcare organization, started over 90 years ago, is a leader in parenting advice. As children get ready to return to school, it is important for to protect them against highly...

2012-07-26 06:22:15

WOONSOCKET, R.I., July 26, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- It's the time of year when parents are looking to see what tasks they can check off the back to school to-do list. MinuteClinic, the walk-in medical clinics inside CVS/pharmacy stores in 25 states and the District of Columbia, makes it easy for parents by offering a convenient one-stop location where students can get their required vaccinations, sports and college physicals. "MinuteClinic practitioners are a great resource for parents who may...

2012-07-25 06:25:14

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., July 25, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The March of Dimes issued the following statement today: "Pertussis (whooping cough) cases could reach its highest level in the United States in more than 50 years, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The March of Dimes, which works for stronger, healthier babies, is very concerned about this epidemic because whooping cough, a vaccine-preventable disease, is extremely dangerous to newborns who are not...

Reported Cases of Whooping Cough Highest in 50 Years
2012-07-20 05:49:17

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Feelings of congestion saddled with a cough. An uncontrollable fever and runny nose. These are just a few symptoms of pertussis, otherwise known as the whooping cough. According the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the U.S. will have the highest number of cases of whooping cough in more than five decades. Experts believe that the increase in cases signals that the current vaccine is not entirely effective. So...


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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