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2011-11-07 06:41:15

By: Alicia Rose DelGallo, Ivanhoe Health Correspondent (Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Parents of teenagers aged 13 to 17 years old are not vaccinating their teens against major diseases, even though they understand the importance, a new study shows. A recent online survey, done by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) showed significant differences between the perceived importance and whether parents´ teens were fully vaccinated. The survey, released at the AOA´s OMED 2011...

2011-10-19 19:10:00

New Resource for Parents and Physicians Released at Annual American Academy of Pediatrics Meeting Philadelphia and Boston (PRWEB) October 19, 2011 This week at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Pediatrics, the Vaccine Education Center at The Childrenâs Hospital of Philadelphia (VEC) and the American Medical Association released an updated information guide called Vaccines and Teens for parents and physicians, detailing the most current recommendations and...

Many Parents Do Not Follow Vaccination Schedule
2011-10-03 10:24:36

More than one in ten parents use an “alternative” vaccination schedule for their young children, with many either delaying or skipping vaccinations altogether, putting their kids at serious risk, a new study has found. US government health officials say that, by age 6, children should have vaccinations against 14 diseases, in as many as two dozen separate doses. But researchers worry that more and more parents may be refusing to vaccinate their children, which raises the...

Whooping Cough Vaccine Loses Effectiveness After 3 Years
2011-09-20 11:44:13

   A new study has found that the vaccine for whooping cough loses its effectiveness after three years. The new results released Monday come from a survey of 15,000 children in Marin County, California where an outbreak of the bacterial disease killed 11 infants and infected over 8,000 people in 2010. "When we first started having a pertussis outbreak, we assumed that this would be primarily in the unvaccinated population," Dr David Witt, of Kaiser Permanente Medical Center...


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
sough
  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
According to the OED, from the 16th century, this word is 'almost exclusively Scots and northern dialect until adopted in general literary use in the 19th.'
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