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2008-12-11 10:32:00

NEW YORK, Dec. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Many adults may be familiar with the tetanus and diphtheria booster shot they get from their healthcare providers. Here's more about a booster shot that protects adolescents and adults from whooping cough, in addition to those diseases. Listen to this report from GlaxoSmithKline at: http://media.medialink.com/WebNR.aspx?story=36059 Registered journalists can access video, audio, text, graphics and photos for free and unrestricted use at...

2008-10-14 03:00:09

By Tom Corwin More than a fourth of teen girls in the United States received a shot to protect them against a sexually transmitted disease that can cause cervical cancer, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported Thursday. A Medical College of Georgia researcher who conducts clinical trials on the shot said he is disappointed it isn't more. It is the first time the CDC has been able to report on coverage rates for the shot that protects against human papillomavirus, or...

2008-10-09 15:00:37

U.S. preteen and teen immunization rates have increased for routinely recommended vaccines, but most teens don't have all immunizations, health officials say. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly report estimates for 2007 vaccine coverage levels for three or more doses of hepatitis B vaccine and two or more doses of measles, mumps and rubella vaccine were more than 80 percent. Coverage with one dose of varicella vaccine was high at 75.7 percent....

2008-10-08 00:00:35

A free immunization clinic will provide vaccinations required for children attending school. The clinic, at the Allegheny County Health Department's Oakland office at 3441 Forbes Ave., will be held from 1 to 7 p.m. Oct. 15 for students from kindergarten through 12th grade. Free parking will be available in the lot at 3333 Forbes Ave. after 5 p.m. The clinic will help provisionally enrolled children who still need required vaccines, which include meningitis and tetanus/...

2008-10-07 00:00:34

By Allison M Heinrichs A free immunization clinic next week will catch children up with vaccinations required for school, the Allegheny County Health Department said today. The clinic, at the Health Department's Oakland office at 3441 Forbes Ave., will be held from 1 to 7 p.m. on Oct. 15 for students from kindergarten through 12th grade. Free parking will be available in the lot at 3333 Forbes Ave. after 5 p.m. "This is a great opportunity for provisionally enrolled children who have not...

2008-10-04 00:00:27

GENEVA (AP) - Hollywood mom Salma Hayek is lending her star power to a UNICEF campaign to eradicate tetanus in mothers and babies around the world within four years.Hayek, a paid spokeswoman for Pampers' tetanus vaccine program, recounted her experiences during a recent trip to Sierra Leone, where she met with tetanus victims. "One of the things that was very moving about the trip was to see 15- year-old girls, really young, taking responsibility for their lives and their children before...

2008-09-30 15:00:00

DEAR DR. DONOHUE: Please talk about lockjaw. I grew up on a farm, and it was something I heard about all the time. You were supposed to be careful when you were in a barn to spot any rusty nails you might step on. Is that so? I don't hear much about it anymore. Why? - L.S. ANSWER: I heard the rusty nail/lockjaw story as a kid too, and I didn't grow up on a farm. Frankly it's a seldom-seen illness since routine immunization against it has been in effect for many years. The real name of...

2008-09-10 09:00:48

COLUMBIA, S.C., Sept. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- MinuteClinic (http://www.minuteclinic.com/), the pioneer and largest provider of retail- based health care in the United States, today opened its first clinics in South Carolina. The health care centers will serve patients inside three CVS/pharmacy stores in the Columbia metropolitan area and a fourth CVS location in Simpsonville, in Greenville County. MinuteClinic health care centers are staffed by masters-prepared, board- certified nurse...

2008-09-04 12:00:33

At least 90 percent of U.S. children have been vaccinated for all one of the individual vaccines in the recommended series, health officials said. Estimates by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said that more than 77 percent of U.S. children were fully vaccinated with all vaccines in the series of recommended vaccines and there were no differences in coverage among any racial or ethnic group for the complete series. Less than 1 percent of children had received no vaccines...

2008-08-14 00:00:44

The Guilford County Department of Public Health is holding back- to-school immunization clinics for children and college students. The first clinic was Tuesday. Additional clinics will be from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Aug. 12, 19 and 26 at two locations: 1100 E. Wendover Ave. in Greensboro and 501 E. Green Drive in High Point. Call 641-5563 in Greensboro or 845-7699 in High Point to schedule an appointment. The health department requires a birth certificate, social security card and current...


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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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