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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...

2011-07-07 08:47:00

GENEVA, July 7, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Kiwanis International is mobilizing its Kiwanis members across the globe to provide a much needed push to eliminate maternal and neonatal tetanus (MNT). Tetanus is a painful disease that kills one baby every nine minutes, or 160 newborns each day. Kiwanis International pledges to raise US$110 million by 2015 for the project, the largest single pledge for global MNT elimination efforts. These funds will ultimately protect at least 61 million...

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...

2011-06-09 07:00:00

NEW YORK, June 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Preteens and teens are at risk for certain diseases, including human papillomavirus (HPV), meningococcal disease (meningitis), pertussis (whooping cough) and tetanus. With kids soon out of school, summer is a good time for moms to talk with their child's healthcare provider about ways to help prevent these diseases. To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please click: http://multivu.prnewswire.com/mnr/merck/49150/ A recent...

2011-06-04 13:44:00

SWIFTWATER, Pa., June 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Four-time NASCAR Cup Series champion Jeff Gordon, known as much for his prowess on the track as he is for his philanthropic activities and tireless support of critically ill children, has pledged his support of the Alabama tornado relief effort through the Jeff Gordon Children's Foundation, which is sending diapers, toiletries, shoes and clothing for babies and children affected by the destruction. Sanofi Pasteur announced today that it is...

2011-04-25 10:00:00

LOS ANGELES, April 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Today the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health launched a multimedia public education campaign urging parents and caretakers to get their whole family vaccinated. The campaign, called "Stay Healthy. Vaccinate.," uses print, television and radio spots, and will provide interactive content and information through Facebook and YouTube. The campaign also features its own website: www.vaccinateLA.com. To view the multimedia assets...

2011-04-14 07:00:00

SWIFTWATER, Pa. and WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., April 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Four-time NASCAR Cup Series champion Jeff Gordon and his wife, model Ingrid Vandebosch, announced today the launch of the Race to Blanket America(SM), a new initiative from the Sounds of Pertussis Campaign. To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please click: http://multivu.prnewswire.com/mnr/soundsofpertussis/48628/ (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110414/MM71364 ) The goal of...

2011-02-09 01:29:57

In a study that included infants from South Africa, those who were exposed to human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) at birth but did not become infected had lower levels of antibodies to diseases such as pertussis, tetanus and pneumococcus, compared to infants of non-HIV infected mothers, according to a study in the February 9 issue of JAMA. Infectious diseases account for nearly 6 million deaths worldwide annually in children younger than 5 years. Immunization against vaccine-preventable...

2011-01-07 10:00:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., Jan. 7, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Health will offer free flu and Tdap vaccines on weekdays during the 2011 Pennsylvania Farm Show in Harrisburg. The vaccines will be available to the public beginning Monday, Jan. 10 through Friday, Jan. 14, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day. The Tdap (Tetanus, Diphtheria and Pertussis) vaccine is recommended as a one-time substitute for a Td booster, which is needed every 10 years. The flu vaccine is recommended...


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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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