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2006-05-09 00:24:48

By Kate Kelland LONDON (Reuters) - Two million babies each year die on the day they are born in developing countries due to a lack of simple measures such as providing tetanus immunization and skilled midwives, the Save the Children charity said on Tuesday. In a report on "The State of the World's Mothers 2006," the international charity said that of more than 10 million children under the age of five who die each year in the developing world, around one in five die within the first...

2006-01-06 11:33:25

Please read in fifth paragraph, original version incorrectly indicated influenza vaccination recommended for infants younger than 6 months, whereas the recommendation is for infants 6 months of age and older. NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - The 2006 Childhood and Adolescent Immunization Schedule includes new recommendations for immunizing against meningitis, whooping cough (pertussis), influenza, hepatitis A and hepatitis B, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported...

2006-01-05 22:56:28

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - The 2006 Childhood and Adolescent Immunization Schedule includes new recommendations for immunizing against meningitis, whooping cough (pertussis), influenza, hepatitis A and hepatitis B, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported today. These are some key changes: -- With regard to preventing meningitis, the meningococcal conjugate vaccine (MCV4) should be administered to all children between 11 and 12 years old as well as to unvaccinated...

2005-10-26 19:13:35

By Paul Simao ATLANTA (Reuters) - U.S. adults should be vaccinated against whooping cough to stop its spread among infants, who are especially vulnerable to the potentially fatal infection, a federal advisory panel recommended on Wednesday. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's advisory committee on immunization unanimously approved the recommendation amid signs that whooping cough, also known as pertussis, is becoming more common, especially among teenagers. Nearly...

2005-10-24 21:02:48

ST. LOUIS -- In the first study of its kind, researchers at Saint Louis University have demonstrated that immunization with a new vaccine could potentially prevent more than a million cases of pertussis (whooping cough) each year in adolescents and adults. Most children are protected from pertussis by a series of vaccines in early childhood. But the vaccine protection wanes after a decade or so, leaving adolescents and adults susceptible to the bacterial infection. "It's a misconception that...

2005-09-20 15:45:00

Common bacteria that live harmlessly in the gastrointestinal tract and vagina of 25 percent of women can become lethal if a newborn gets exposed to them during birth. Researchers are studying a vaccine that may one day eliminate that risk. "If we could give a vaccine to prevent women from harboring group B streptococcus in the vagina, then babies are not going to get it," says Dr. Daron Ferris, family medicine physician at the Medical College of Georgia and a principal investigator on a...

2005-09-12 17:48:35

In studies with mice, Penn State researchers have shown that a combination of retinoic acid -- a product the body makes naturally from vitamin A -- and PIC, a synthetic immunity booster, significantly elevates the immune system response to a tetanus shot. Dr. A. Catharine Ross, who holds the Dorothy Foehr Huck Chair in Nutrition at Penn State, directed the study. She says, "There aren't very many examples of using nutrition to improve immune response. These results show that a natural...

2005-08-10 14:15:00

CASTLE ROCK, CO "“ August 10, 2005 "“ A new survey supported by the National Association of School Nurses (NASN) reveals that almost 90 percent of polled school nurses are concerned about the recent surge in pertussis (whooping cough) outbreaks among adolescents. In response, NASN today launched "Pertussis Tools for Schools," a campaign designed to educate school nurses, teachers, parents and teens about the signs and symptoms of pertussis. Parents and school nurses are encouraged...

2005-07-25 07:24:40

PARIS (Reuters) - Sanofi-Aventis has launched its whooping cough vaccine Adacel in the United States, the world's third largest drugmaker said on Monday. Adacel, which combines whooping cough vaccine with routine tetanus and diphtheria booster shots, was cleared last month for marketing by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for people aged 11 to 64 years. Whooping cough is a highly contagious bacterial infection marked by severe coughing spells and a "whoop" sound when patients...

2005-06-30 17:43:35

By Maggie Fox, Health and Science Correspondent WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. teens should get a booster shotof the whooping cough vaccine to protect them from waningimmunity and to battle a resurgence of the sometimes deadlydisease, vaccine advisers recommended on Thursday. The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices, whichmakes recommendations to the Centers for Disease Control andPrevention, said the booster shot should be added to thescheduled extra dose of tetanus and diphtheria...


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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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