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Infants who received heptavalent pneumococcal conjugate vaccination (PCV-7) at 2, 4, and 11 months were more likely than unvaccinated controls to have nasopharyngeal (in the nasal passages and upper part of the throat behind the nose) acquisition of pneumococcal serotype 19A, a leading cause of respiratory pneumococcal disease.
NEW YORK, Aug.
Kaiser Permanente used electronic health records to study 84,000 men.
A clinical trial of a vaccine against a major cause of pneumonia and meningitis has shown that it can prevent three out of four cases of re-infection in HIV-infected adults in Africa.
The pneumococcal vaccine for infants and children introduced in 2000 caused a precipitous drop in infections until 2005, when serious illnesses began to rise again, especially infections caused by a strain of the pneumococcal bacteria called 19A, said researchers from Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Children's Hospital in a report in the current issue of the journal Pediatrics.
Rituximab treatment reduced patient response to pneumonia vaccine.
On Wednesday US health officials expressed concern over a trend towards increased incidence of bacterial infections in young adults who have contracted the swine flu.
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Oct.
Many people who have died of H1N1 influenza in the United States had other bacterial infections that likely contributed to their deaths, health officials say.
COLLEGEVILLE, Pa., Aug. 11 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Wyeth Pharmaceuticals, a division of Wyeth (NYSE: WYE), announced it received notice that the action date for the U.S.