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2014-09-30 12:29:39

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Sept. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Passport Health, one of the largest immunizers in North America, has launched FluFree.com, a website designed to promote, educate about, and provide access to flu vaccinations. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140929/149111 For 20 years, Passport Health has provided its clients with protection against vaccine-preventable diseases, including the flu. The launch of FluFree.com is designed to address the growing gap...

2014-09-29 20:23:14

SEOUL, Republic Of Korea, Sept. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The International Vaccine Institute (IVI), a Seoul-based non-profit international organization devoted to research in vaccine development and delivery for the developing world, announced the appointment of Jerome H. Kim, M.D., as the organization's Director General, effective early 2015. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140929/148946 "Jerome's scientific knowledge, technical expertise, and organizational and leadership...

2014-09-29 12:29:02

MERIDEN, Conn., Sept. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Protein Sciences Corporation, manufacturer of the revolutionary Flublok influenza vaccine, announced today that doses of the vaccine have been released and are now available for shipment. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140617/118909 Flublok is triple the strength of traditional flu vaccines and is the only flu vaccine made without eggs, antibiotics and influenza virus. Flublok is highly pure and does not contain thimerosal...

2014-09-29 08:31:20

DUBLIN, Sept. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Global Hepatitis B Vaccines Market 2014-2018" report to their offering. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130307/600769 Hepatitis B is an inflammatory condition that occurs due to infection by hepatitis B virus. Hepatitis B virus is an enveloped virus that belongs to the family of hepadnavirus. It contains a circular genome with partially double-stranded DNA. The virus interferes with the...

2014-09-26 23:02:38

World Rabies Day serves as a reminder to pet owners that vaccinating against rabies is the most effective way to prevent this deadly viral disease. Austin, Texas (PRWEB) September 26, 2014 Sunday, September 28 is World Rabies Day, a timely reminder that rabies, a fatal viral disease, is entirely preventable. Rabies, which can infect both humans and pets, is most commonly transmitted via the saliva of a bite from a rabid animal. While rabies continues to kill thousands around the world,...

2014-09-25 12:30:18

DUBLIN, Sept. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Vaccines 2014: World Market Analysis, Key Players, Trends, Pediatric and Adult Segments (Influenza, Cervical Cancer, Combinations, Hepatitis, Pneumococcal, MMR, Varicella, Poliovirus , HIB, Others)" report to their offering. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130307/600769 The global market for human vaccines experienced strong growth through 2013 with the introduction of new vaccines. These new...

2014-09-25 08:28:30

SAN DIEGO, Sept. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- MabVax Therapeutics Holdings, Inc. (OTCQB: TELKD), a clinical stage oncology drug development company, announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted orphan drug designation to the Company's vaccine intended for the treatment of the childhood cancer neuroblastoma. In the U.S., the designation carries significant incentives for the development of drugs to treat rare and difficult diseases. The Company is...

2014-09-24 12:29:19

Spreading the word about rabies vaccination through GARC's "Me and My Dog - Together Against Rabies" campaign LYON, France, Sept. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Merial, the animal health division of Sanofi, is joining the Global Alliance for Rabies Control (GARC) and millions of animal lovers around the world on September 28, 2014 to observe World Rabies Day (WRD), the primary awareness campaign for the elimination of rabies. Merial is encouraging everyone to participate in GARC's "Me and...

2014-09-24 08:27:26

PLYMOUTH MEETING, Pa., Sept. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Inovio Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: INO) announced it will advance its DNA vaccine for Ebola into a phase I clinical trial in a collaboration with GeneOne Life Science Inc. (KSE: 011000), an international DNA vaccine manufacturer in which Inovio holds a minority interest. In the collaboration Inovio and GeneOne will co-develop Inovio's DNA-based Ebola vaccine through a phase I clinical trial. The companies are currently...

2014-09-23 23:13:29

In a newly released article, Community Health Center of Snohomish County discusses the importance of preventive immunizations for families. Everett, WA (PRWEB) September 23, 2014 There’s no question that immunizations have been able to save thousands, if not millions of lives over the course of the 19th and 20th centuries. Medical research has developed to such an extent that physicians are able to vaccinate not only against such diseases as polio, but even flu viruses. In the recent...


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2011-01-11 14:17:29

The Cowpox virus causes a skin disease known as cowpox. It is related to the vaccinia virus and gained its name because it spread by dairymaids touching the udders of infected cows. It manifests as red blisters. It is similar to smallpox although much milder and was actually the basis of the first smallpox vaccine. A person who recovers from cowpox is immune to smallpox. In 1980 the World Health Organization announced that smallpox was the first disease to be eradicated world wide by a...

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Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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