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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...

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...

2012-07-19 12:18:11

Because whooping cough (pertussis) is almost as contagious as measles (affecting ~12-17 individuals with each case), clinicians are required to report cases of this bacterial respiratory tract infection to the state's department of public health. In 2010, California had the highest number of cases of whooping cough in 60 years. A new study scheduled for publication in The Journal of Pediatrics describes the 2010 whooping cough epidemic and details strategies to decrease the incidence of this...

2012-07-18 23:03:37

New emergency tech gives medical professionals 4-day edge against unexpected power failures. (PRWEB) July 18, 2012 Backup-power.ca announces the BFRV84 vaccine refrigerator, the solution to protecting essential vaccines for the public in lieu of unexpected power failures at less than half the cost while lasting more than twice as long. By recognizing the inability to warn medical professionals of these sporadic outages, the product sets out to prepare medical institutions of all types with...

2012-05-07 19:48:26

Timely reminders at schools highly effective New research from the University of Colorado School of Medicine shows that school-based health centers are highly effective in delivering comprehensive care, especially vaccines to adolescents. The study, published today in the journal Pediatrics, highlights the value of a `captive audience' in a school setting where students can be easily reminded to get recommended vaccinations. "School-based health centers can provide comprehensive care...


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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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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