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2012-11-28 13:10:05

In an examination of cases of childhood pertussis in California, researchers found that children with pertussis had lower odds of having received all 5 doses of the diphtheria, tetanus, and acellular pertussis vaccine (DTaP) vaccine series; however the odds increased as the time since last DTaP dose lengthened, which is consistent with a progressive decrease in estimated vaccine effectiveness each year after the final dose of DTaP vaccine, according to a study in the November 28 issue of...

2012-10-23 20:33:07

Lead scientist Professor Simon Cutting, from the School of Biological Sciences at Royal Holloway, has developed the jabs through the use of probiotic spores. He carried out fundamental studies into the biology of the bacterium Bacillus subtilis which attracted the attention of microbiologists due to its ability to form spores that can last millions of years before germinating under the appropriate environmental conditions. Professor Cutting says: "The mechanisms by which this process...

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2012-09-13 17:47:22

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online In the early years of life, children are given immunization shots against all types of potential dangerous illness, including whooping cough, or acellular pertussis. According to a new study, however, children older than 6 and even some teenagers could benefit from an extra round of booster shots. “We found that the effectiveness of the vaccine wanes 42% on average each year during the five years after the fifth dose,"...

2012-07-30 06:25:47

SWIFTWATER, Pa., July 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Sanofi Pasteur, the vaccines division of Sanofi (EURONEXT: SAN and NYSE: SNY), announced today it will transition six more products of its pediatric vaccine portfolio to two-dimensional (2D) barcoding technology by the beginning of 2013. Below is the schedule for the roll out of the vaccines that will feature the 2D barcode: Q3, 2012: Adacel(®) (Tetanus Toxoid, Reduced Diphtheria Toxoid and Acellular Pertussis Vaccine Adsorbed)...

2012-07-25 06:25:14

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., July 25, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The March of Dimes issued the following statement today: "Pertussis (whooping cough) cases could reach its highest level in the United States in more than 50 years, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The March of Dimes, which works for stronger, healthier babies, is very concerned about this epidemic because whooping cough, a vaccine-preventable disease, is extremely dangerous to newborns who are not...

2012-07-19 12:18:11

Because whooping cough (pertussis) is almost as contagious as measles (affecting ~12-17 individuals with each case), clinicians are required to report cases of this bacterial respiratory tract infection to the state's department of public health. In 2010, California had the highest number of cases of whooping cough in 60 years. A new study scheduled for publication in The Journal of Pediatrics describes the 2010 whooping cough epidemic and details strategies to decrease the incidence of this...

2012-06-13 02:27:22

SWIFTWATER, Pa. and WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., June 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- As health departments across the country report record numbers of pertussis cases, the results of a new survey of American adults released today reveal that most parents aren't asking adults close to their infants and young children to get an adult pertussis booster vaccine, yet they do ask them to follow other basic precautions to safeguard their children's health. The survey was conducted online in May 2012 by Harris...

2012-04-27 10:24:12

No Further Extensions will be Granted HARRISBURG, Pa., April 27, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pennsylvania Department of Health is extending the grace period by two weeks for students to comply with new school immunization requirements. The new rules went into effect last August, and if students don't have the required immunizations, they may not be able to attend school. Families were given an eight-month provisional period when the school year began to get students up to date...

2012-01-26 09:15:00

WOONSOCKET, R.I., Jan. 26, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- With at least a dozen states reporting confirmed cases of pertussis (whooping cough) during the first three weeks of January, MinuteClinic, the largest provider of retail medical clinics in the United States, is urging parents and guardians to obtain a DTaP shot (diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis) for unvaccinated children under seven. Booster shots, known as Tdap, are also encouraged for all pre-teens, teens and adults....

Compounds In Product Packaging Lessen Effectiveness Of Some Vaccinations
2012-01-25 13:07:54

Perfluorinated compounds (PFCs), a synthetic class of chemicals which are found in a variety of everyday items, have been found in the human body decades after exposure and are believed to lead to earlier menopause and reduced fertility among women. Some of the products that PFCs are found in include non-stick frying pans, waterproof clothing and fast food wrappers. A new study is bringing to light clues that high exposure to PFCs in the womb or in childhood could also limit the protection...


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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