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2011-08-26 08:00:00

INDIANAPOLIS, Aug. 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Indiana Fever forward Tamika Catchings and Basketball Hall of Famer Bob Lanier teamed up with NBA Cares and the Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine (SAHM) today to bring Vaccines for Teens to the Indianapolis community. Vaccines for Teens is a national awareness campaign designed to educate teens and their parents about the importance of vaccination against serious and potentially life-threatening diseases. To tip off the campaign...

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2011-08-25 13:07:44

A report on over 1,000 research articles has found that few health problems are caused by or clearly associated with vaccines. Experts from the Institute of Medicine reviewed the scientific literature on possible adverse effects of vaccines and found convincing evidence of 14 health outcomes caused by certain vaccines.  These outcomes include seizures, inflammation of the brain, and fainting.  The review also found evidence that there are no links between immunization and some...

2011-08-18 00:00:42

Shots available for influenza, pneumonia and whooping cough Boulder, CO (PRWEB) August 17, 2011 Pharmaca Integrative Pharmacy, the nation's first and largest chain of integrative pharmacies, announced that it is now offering immunizations for influenza, pneumonia and whooping cough on a walk-in basis. The majority of Pharmaca's pharmacists are trained to provide the shots to any customer who requests one during open pharmacy hours. In addition, Pharmaca will hold Flu Shot Clinics every...

2011-08-11 07:00:00

SWIFTWATER, Pa. and WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., Aug. 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Sounds of Pertussis(R) Campaign motors into New York City today to rev up the third annual Pertussis Awareness Day with an array of educational and interactive activities, including the chance to join thousands of others across the country in the Race to Blanket America(SM) by designing a quilt square for the growing Sounds of Pertussis Protection Quilt. The Campaign encourages parents, grandparents, caregivers...

2011-07-08 21:16:00

NEW YORK, July 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved BOOSTRIX® [Tetanus Toxoid, Reduced Diphtheria Toxoid, and Acellular Pertussis Vaccine, Adsorbed (Tdap)] for use in adults 65 years of age and older for active booster immunization against tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis (whooping cough). This approval makes BOOSTRIX the first Tdap vaccine approved for use in this age group. With this expanded indication, BOOSTRIX is now...

2011-07-08 19:37:00

In the news release, Video from GlaxoSmithKline and Synaptic Digital: GlaxoSmithKline Receives FDA Approval for BOOSTRIX® to Help Prevent Whooping Cough in Adults 65 Years and Older, issued 08-Jul-2011 by Synaptic Digital over PR Newswire, we are advised by the company that the headline should now read, "GlaxoSmithKline Receives FDA approval for BOOSTRIX® to Help Prevent Whooping Cough in Adults 65 Years and Older." Also, in the second paragraph, the word...

2011-07-08 18:49:00

NEW YORK, July 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved BOOSTRIX® [Tetanus Toxoid, Reduced Diphtheria Toxoid, and Acellular Pertussis Vaccine, Adsorbed (Tdap)] for use in adults 65 years of age and older for active booster immunization against tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis (whooping cough). This approval makes BOOSTRIX the first Tdap vaccine approved for use in this age group. With this expanded indication, BOOSTRIX is now...

2011-07-08 15:37:00

SILVER SPRING, Md., July 8, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Boostrix vaccine to prevent tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis (whooping cough) in people ages 65 and older. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090824/FDALOGO) Currently, there are vaccines approved for the prevention of tetanus and diphtheria that can be used in adults 65 and older. Boostrix, which is given as a single-dose booster shot, is the first vaccine approved...

2011-07-02 00:00:32

The U.S Federal Vaccine Court awarded a $61 million settlement for a child who suffered a severe adverse reaction after an immunization. Vaccine attorneys at the law firm of Maglio Christopher & Toale, P.A., believed that the case was clearly a result of a reaction to the DTaP immunization. Court documents show that only hours after the baby received a routine diphtheria, tetanus and acellular pertussis (DTaP) vaccination, she started to have seizures, abnormal breathing, irregular...

2011-06-22 09:00:00

Strategic Canadian asset puts Ontario at the heart of global vaccine innovation To view the Social Media Release, click here: http://smr.newswire.ca/en/sanofi-pasteur/sanofi-pasteur-opens-100m-rd-centre-in-canada TORONTO, June 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ - Mark Lievonen, President of Sanofi Pasteur Limited, and Premier Dalton McGuinty today opened a $101 million dollar vaccine research and development facility at Sanofi Pasteur's Connaught Campus in north Toronto. This new facility...


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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