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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...

Recommending Vaccines To Parents
2012-04-24 04:35:28

Connie K. Ho for RedOrbit.com With the school year close to ending, two physicians are preparing for the vaccinations that will take place before students enter the classrooms the next academic year. To educate parents who may be hesitant about vaccinations, there is a guide that will help doctors convince parents to vaccinate their children in this month´s issue of the medical journal Human Immunology. It is written by a Mayo Clinic vaccine expert and a pediatrician who refute three...

2012-04-12 22:19:59

Critical improvements necessary to help scale up vaccine access, save children's lives A study released today by the International Vaccine Access Center (IVAC) at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health has identified the most feasible and impactful solutions for Nigeria's immunization program that could offer the best hope yet for scaling up vaccine access to the nation's most rural areas and taking aim at the country's precipitous number of child deaths. While the nation...

2012-04-06 11:02:48

How to predict ways in which population vaccinating behavior might unfold during a vaccine scare Worries over vaccine risks can allow preventable contagious diseases, such as measles and whooping cough, to make a comeback. A new study, published in PLoS Computational Biology, shows how to predict ways in which population vaccinating behavior might unfold during a vaccine scare. "These findings might help in evaluating and developing global immunization programs and public health...


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
abrosia
  • Wasting away as a result of abstinence from food.
The word 'abrosia' comes from a Greek roots meaning 'not' and 'eating'.