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2008-06-24 02:29:45

By Gina Duwe, The Janesville Gazette, Wis. Jun. 23--JANESVILLE -- Raw sewage, chemicals, bacteria. All kinds of yucky stuff fill the floodwaters of the Rock River, and the public's been warned repeatedly to stay away. As the community begins to clean up the mess those contaminants leave behind, the Rock County Health Department has a few health issues to think about: Tetanus shots The Rock County Health Department has given 250 tetanus shots to people involved with the flood,...

2008-06-23 06:00:31

SWIFTWATER, Pa. and LYON, France, June 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Sanofi Pasteur, the vaccines division of the sanofi-aventis Group, announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has licensed Pentacel(R), Diphtheria and Tetanus Toxoids and Acellular Pertussis Adsorbed, Inactivated Poliovirus and Haemophilus b Conjugate (Tetanus Toxoid Conjugate) Vaccine. Pentacel(R) vaccine is indicated for active immunization against diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, poliomyelitis, and invasive...

2008-06-17 09:01:10

By Cindy Hadish, The Gazette, Cedar Rapids, Iowa Jun. 17--Thousands of Eastern Iowans are flocking to clinics for tetanus shots, even as public health experts say flooding does not pose a particular risk for infection. Urgent-care clinics and other distribution sites in Cedar Rapids were running out of the vaccine Monday but expected to receive more shipments. Linn County Public Health has requested an additional 6,000 shots from the state. St. Luke's Hospital had provided more than...

2008-03-20 15:00:56

Drugstore operator Safeway has announced that it is offering vaccination to prevent against shingles in over 700 pharmacies in the states of Alaska, California, Colorado, Delaware, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Texas, Virginia and Washington administered by Safeway pharmacists. Dave Fong, senior vice president of pharmacy at Safeway, said: "The only way to prevent against contracting this debilitating disease is to get a single shot. By...

2007-08-09 09:02:47

HOUSTON, Aug. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- RediClinic LLC announced today that it is offering convenient back-to-school physicals and immunizations at affordable costs and without appointments. With school opening soon across the country, parents are running out of time to meet school health requirements. Through RediClinic's back-to-school program, students, accompanied by their parents, can receive a health exam and all of the necessary immunizations at RediClinics located in Wal-Mart, H-E-B and...

2007-06-17 03:00:00

By Faux, Cynthia Marshall Padian, Kevin Abstract.- An extreme, dorsally hyperextended posture of the spine (opisthotonus), characterized by the skull and neck recurved over the back, and with strong extension of the tail, is observed in many well-preserved, articulated amniote skeletons (birds and other dinosaurs, pterosaurs, and at least placental mammals). Postmortem water transport may explain some cases of spinal curvature in fossil tetrapods, but we show how these can be distinguished...

2006-08-08 09:01:04

By The Akron Beacon Journal, Ohio Aug. 8--Backpack? Check. Glue stick? Check. Pencils? Check. But what about vaccinations? It's almost back-to-school time -- time for parents to make sure their children's vaccinations are up-to-date. And this year, for the first time, that means that all Ohio children entering kindergarten must be vaccinated against chickenpox. The law requires either proof of chickenpox (varicella) vaccination or documentation that the child has had a case of...

2006-08-01 10:52:12

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Vaccination against tetanus may offer protection against the development of multiple sclerosis (MS), according to a new study from Boston-based researchers. Dr. Miguel A. Hernan and colleagues from Harvard School of Public Health pooled data from nine studies published between 1966 and 2005 that looked at the association between tetanus vaccination and MS risk. Analyses centered on a total of 963 MS cases and 3126 controls. They found that a history of...

2006-06-16 03:13:20

GENEVA (Reuters) - Tetanus has killed at least 18 earthquake survivors in Indonesia among more than 50 known cases of the infection spread through bacteria, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Friday. Indonesian health workers and the United Nations agency have been conducting vaccination campaigns against tetanus and measles after the May 27 quake around Yogyakarta that killed more than 5,700 people and left tens of thousands homeless. "The WHO has identified 53 cases of...

2006-06-07 01:55:00

By Jalil Hamid PLAYEN, Indonesia (Reuters) - Dozens of earthquake survivors, including women with babies in batik slings, lined up on Indonesia's Java island on Wednesday to be vaccinated against tetanus and measles as many complained aid was slow in arriving. Health authorities said they planned to immunize 130,000 children against measles and give tetanus shots to 1.3 million people after the devastating quake that leveled entire villages around the ancient royal capital of Yogyakarta. So...


Latest tetanus Reference Libraries

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2011-04-15 14:14:43

Clostridium tetani is a rod-shaped, anaerobic bacterium of the genus Clostridium. It's a gram-positive and resembles tennis rackets or drumsticks on a gram stain. It can be found as spores in soil and the gastrointestinal tract of animals. It produces a potent biological toxin which is the causative agent of tetanus. Ancient people recognized the relationship between wounds and fatal muscle spasms. Arthur Nicolaier isolated tetanus from soil bacteria. Antonie Carl and Giorgio Rattone...

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