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2010-11-05 10:30:00

FORT WORTH, Texas, Nov. 5, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- NASCAR Champion, Jeff Gordon, and the Sounds of Pertussis Campaign announced Maria Bennett from Florida, as the grand prize winner of the Sound Off About Pertussis song contest, today at the Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, Texas. To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please click: http://multivu.prnewswire.com/mnr/soundsofpertussis/46679/ With cases of pertussis, commonly known as whooping cough, increasing...

2010-10-01 15:00:00

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. and SWIFTWATER, Pa., Oct. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Jeff Gordon, NASCAR Champion and spokesperson for the Sounds of Pertussis Campaign, is shifting the fight against pertussis into high gear and asking adults to go online and vote for their favorite entry in the Sound Off About Pertussis(TM) song contest at www.SoundsofPertussis.com/songcontest. With cases of pertussis on the rise in the United States and some states reporting epidemic rates, Gordon is encouraging everyone,...

2010-09-02 16:58:00

S. PORTLAND, Maine, Sept. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- As many children head back to school this fall, are they truly prepared for what lies ahead? With a few simple medical exams; Maine's school-age children will be armed with the tools they need to have a healthier school year. The exams we are referring to are given in a doctor's and/or dentist's office, and should take place before or shortly after the start of the new school year, and include a routine doctor's exam to confirm that all...

2010-08-27 16:06:00

MANCHESTER, N.H., Aug. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- With the back to school shopping season in full swing, it is also important to arm area children and teens with other tools they need to have a good school year- like medical exams. These are critical to good health and should take place before or shortly after the start of the new school year, and include a routine doctor's exam to confirm that all immunizations are up-to-date, a dental check-up, and a vision exam. Richard Lafleur, medical...

2010-08-19 15:04:00

NEW YORK, Aug. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Ingrid Vandebosch, wife of NASCAR champion Jeff Gordon, is modeling perfect new mother behavior by getting her Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria, acellular pertussis) booster vaccine to help protect herself against pertussis (whooping cough) and reduce her risk of transmitting the disease to her newborn son. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100819/NY52936 ) (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100819/NY52936 ) Vandebosch and Gordon, who got...

2010-08-11 14:47:00

DENVER, Aug. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Many children and teens are enjoying the remaining days of their summer vacation, but are they truly prepared for what lies ahead? Don't fret, with a few simple medical exams, Colorado's school-age children will be armed with the tools they need to have a more healthy school year. The exams we are referring to are given in a doctor's and/or dentist's office, and should take place before or shortly after the start of the new school year, and include a routine...

2010-08-11 14:32:00

LAS VEGAS, Aug. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Many children and teens are enjoying the remaining days of their summer vacation, but are they truly prepared for what lies ahead? Don't fret, with a few simple medical exams, Nevada's school-age children will be armed with the tools they need to have a more healthy school year. The exams we are referring to are given in a doctor's and/or dentist's office, and should take place before or shortly after the start of the new school year, and include a routine...

2010-08-05 08:03:00

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., and SWIFTWATER, Pa., Aug. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- The Sounds of Pertussis Campaign moves into action with the second annual Pertussis Awareness Day in New York City featuring a range of educational activities, including the launch of the Sound Off About Pertussis song contest and a new public service announcement (PSA) featuring four-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion Jeff Gordon. The national public awareness campaign encourages parents to help protect themselves and...

2010-06-29 07:20:00

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. and SWIFTWATER, Pa., June 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Hearing the roar of an engine just before a big race may be music to four-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion Jeff Gordon's ears, but the sound of a child with whooping cough is one sound he hopes never to hear. Gordon and his wife, model Ingrid Vandebosch, are working with the March of Dimes and Sanofi Pasteur to raise awareness about pertussis, commonly known as whooping cough, as part of the Sounds of Pertussis national...

2010-04-20 11:50:48

Obstetrician/gynecologist offices may be the ideal venue for boosting vaccination rates among women, say researchers at Duke University Medical Center. They reported today on a successful pilot program focused on providing HPV (human papillomavirus) and Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis) vaccines to non-pregnant and post-partum women. The researchers say the program, funded by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control, could be a model for ob/gyn clinics across the country to increase...


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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