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

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.

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

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.

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

Scientists from the University of Texas-Austin 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.

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

According to new research, immunizing adults with Tdap vaccine to prevent whooping cough is as safe as immunizing them with the tetanus and diphtheria (Td) vaccine.

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.


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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