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2008-08-01 15:00:53

By Michelle Reese, The Tribune, Mesa, Ariz. Aug. 1--A Chandler health care clinic saw a big jump in patients at its immunization events this summer as parents scrambled to meet a new vaccine requirement before school started. Sixth-graders who are at least 11 years old are required to have the TDaP (tetanus/ diphtheria and pertussis) and meningococcal immunizations for the 2008-09 school year. The requirement created a few busy afternoons at the Chandler CARE Center, formerly known as...

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2008-07-16 12:00:00

Parents can expect fewer tears and needle pokes the next time their baby needs routine immunizations. Sanofi Pasteur's Pentacel is the first five-in-one vaccine that protects against diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, polio and "Haemophilus influenzae" type b, or HiB. The combination vaccine reduces by seven the number of shots babies need during the first two years of life, said Dr. Jason Terk, a pediatrician in the Cook Children's Health Care Network in Texas. "Anytime we can prevent these...

2008-07-10 09:01:29

Vacci-Test Corporation ("Vacci-Test") is pleased to announce that its French subsidiary, Vacci-Test Europe ("VTE"), has launched its first human diagnostic test, VACCI-TEST(TM) -Tetanus in France and Germany. The product is being distributed by Groupe ServioBio, one of Europe's largest distributors of point-of-care diagnostic tests to hospitals and emergency clinics. VACCI-TEST(TM) -Tetanus is a rapid, sensitive, lateral flow diagnostic assay that determines the immune status of an...

2008-06-28 00:00:11

ATLANTA - A federal advisory panel on Thursday endorsed two new combination vaccines designed to reduce the number of needle sticks that young children must endure to get the recommended immunizations. The panel gave its nod to a four-in-one shot made by GlaxoSmithKline. It offers protection against diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis and polio and costs $45. It's given once to preschool- aged children. Also getting approval was Sanofi Pasteur's five-in-one shot for diphtheria, tetanus,...

2008-06-26 12:03:21

ATLANTA and PHILADELPHIA, June 26 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Highlights Include: -- GSK's ROTARIX(R) [Rotavirus Vaccine, Live, Oral] recommended for routine vaccination of infants to protect against rotavirus gastroenteritis (RGE) -- ROTARIX, approved by the FDA on April 3, 2008, is the only rotavirus vaccine that offers completion of rotavirus immunization by four months of age in just two oral doses -- GSK's KINRIX(TM) [Diphtheria and Tetanus Toxoids and Acellular Pertussis Adsorbed...

2008-06-26 09:03:12

SWIFTWATER, Pa., June 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Sanofi Pasteur, the vaccines division of sanofi-aventis Group, announced today that its Pentacel(R), Diphtheria and Tetanus Toxoids and Acellular Pertussis Adsorbed, Inactivated Poliovirus and Haemophilus b Conjugate (Tetanus Toxoid Conjugate) Vaccine will be included in the federal government's Vaccines for Children (VFC) program. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) voted today...

2008-06-26 06:00:00

The FDA has approved Kinrix and Pentacel, two new combination products for the prevention of diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis and polio. Although the new combinations will reduce the number of shots and increase the convenience for vaccinees, their introduction may cause financial challenges for physicians, potentially limiting their uptake. Sanofi Pasteur's Pentacel is a 5-valent combination vaccine, protecting against diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis (DTP), polio and infections with...

2008-06-25 12:03:12

GlaxoSmithKline has announced that the FDA has approved Kinrix, the first combination vaccine to offer protection against diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis and polio diseases in one shot. Kinrix (diphtheria and tetanus toxoids and acellular pertussis adsorbed and inactivated poliovirus vaccine], manufactured by GlaxoSmithKline, is said to be the latest combination vaccine. Clinical studies of Kinrix have demonstrated that this new combination vaccine offers similar protection to the separately...

2008-06-24 21:02:34

PHILADELPHIA, June 24 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- GlaxoSmithKline announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved KINRIX(TM) [Diphtheria and Tetanus Toxoids and Acellular Pertussis Adsorbed and Inactivated Poliovirus Vaccine], the first combination vaccine to offer protection against diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis and polio diseases in one shot. "Children 4 to 6 years-old can receive five or more vaccinations in a single visit, which can be stressful for...

2008-06-24 09:03:24

Sanofi Pasteur, the vaccines division of the Sanofi-Aventis Group, has announced that the FDA has licensed Pentacel, diphtheria and tetanus toxoids and acellular pertussis adsorbed, inactivated poliovirus and haemophilus b conjugate vaccine. Pentacel vaccine is indicated for active immunization against diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, poliomyelitis and invasive disease due to Haemophilus influenzae type b. Pentacel vaccine is approved for use in infants and children six weeks through four...


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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