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Daily News 2012-05-07


VaxNewsGreat news: Girls, parents not buying into HPV vaccine – Science Codex - by The Refusers

Birnam Wood Comes to Autism Land by Dan E. Burns with thanks to John Stone - Age of Autism

S199 Defeated in Vermont Preserving Healthcare Choice Rights - by John Gilmore - Age of Autism

The Thinking Moms' Declaration of Independence from Medical Tyranny
- Age of Autism

Penn Prof. Paul Offit to GW Grad Student: “Get the f*ck out of here! Piece of sh*t!” by Jake Crosby - Age of Autism

More Pre-Teens Get Vaccines When Schools Require Them

Olympic Vaccination Frenzy As Athletes Urged To Get Their Shots by Christina England - Vactruth

Study confirms early elevated HIV infection risk in some Step Study participants - A long-term follow-up analysis of participants in the Step Study, an international HIV-vaccine trial, has confirmed that certain subgroups of male study participants were at higher risk of becoming infected after receiving the experimental vaccine compared to those who received a placebo. The vaccine used in the study did not contain the HIV virus, but it did contain HIV genes which were delivered to cells using a vector that employed a type of cold virus known as adenovirus serotype 5 (Ad5).

Washington Sen. Maria Cantwell asks CDC for help controlling whooping cough 'epidemic'

10 whooping cough cases reported in Thurston; state making vaccines available

SGS-Clinical-Influenza Clinical Trials…

NovaDigm Therapeutics Presents Positive Safety and Immunogenicity Data in a Second Phase 1 Study for NDV-3 Vaccine - NDV-3 is the First "Cross-Kingdom" Vaccine Being Developed for Candida and Staph Infections

Thimerosal Studies list on mothering

Canadian doctor zeroes in on vaccine for Ebola virus

Scientists testing first black-fever vaccine

Autism cases: for the tribunal of Rimini, "it is the fault of the vaccine"

Italy – Court Holds MMR Vaccine Causes Autism by ChildHealthSafety

Hundreds of children still without vaccines

Vermont debates vaccinations for children

‘Fake vaccination documents for Haj against Shariah

New commercials help parents deal with crying baby

Title:  Recombinant gelatins (patent) "Cell culture systems of animal cells, in particular mammalian cells (including human cells), is important for the production of many important (genetically engineered) biological materials such as vaccines, enzymes, hormones and antibodies. The majority of animal cells are anchorage-dependent and require attachment to a surface or cell culture support for their survival and growth."

Re: Guidance offers little in the way of ethics or transparency -  BMJ Rapid Responses by Bill Welsh

Guidance offers little in the way of ethics or transparency - One man's co-operation is another man's cosy relationship - BMJ Rapid Responses by John Stone


Immunogenic Peptides (Vaccines) for the Treatment of Prostate and Breast Cancer

Antidote For Cocaine Overdose Shows Promise (audio)

Diagnostic H5N1 Avian Influenza Virus Peptides

Judge Rotenberg Educational Center: Please Stop Painful Electric Shocks on Your Students (video)

The State Council recognizes the vaccine Pentacoq responsible for a 95% disability in a baby of 5 months, and ordered the state to more than 3 million euros in compensation

Meningococcal B vaccine trial deemed success - Researchers have completed successful trials of a vaccine against a common strain of meningococcal disease.

Improving Teen Vaccination Levels

John Laird: Banishing Boldt, distrusting drones and pushing peace

Encouraging results for meningococcal vaccine

Autism causes elusive; rate in children continues to rise (video)

AIDSOrigins

Victim of bacterial meningitis at VA lab IDed; lab worked with several strains

Amish farm kids remarkably immune to allergies: study

Final Rule: Disqualification of a Clinical Investigator

Study: Chemicals In Great-Grandma’s Life May Promote Disease In You (audio)

Bangladesh's commendable advances in healthcare

The fertility rate has seen commendable reduction and high levels of immunisation coverage have been achieved; which in turn, has led to unprecedented reductions in maternal and child mortality. All these are indicators of the revolutionary change that ...
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HAAD to make free vaccines available for elderly, chronically ill and ...

Abu Dhabi Residents over the age of 65 in the emirate of Abu Dhabi, as well as those suffering from chronic diseases like diabetes, will soon be able to take advantage of free vaccines that protect against pneumococcal disease and influenza, ...
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gulfnews.com

'Poor big losers if medical research grants lost'

THE father of the Gardasil cervical cancer vaccine, Ian Frazer, is concerned Wayne Swan could slash funding to medical research in its relentless drive for a surplus. Speaking outside the Royal Australasian College of Physicians Congress in Brisbane, ...
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Whooping Cough now in Yellowstone Co.

That's nearly double numbers seen last year. Experts say pertussis is avoidable with a vaccine. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says children should get 5 doses before they are six. Adolescents and adults should get a booster shot every ...
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KULR-TV

Vaccine Designed to Protect Against Stomach Flu Is Being Tested

Rochester, NY- Rochester scientists are looking for volunteers to test a vaccine designed to stop norovirus, the microbe behind most cases of the stomach flu. Usually the symptoms of the norovirus pass after a day or two, but more than 70000 people in ...
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Immunization Programme Protects All

Imagine your child bumping into a wall as he tries to take his first step, having been needlessly robbed of the gift of sight by complications from a rubella infection at birth. Then visualise your daughter being unable to walk properly as a result of ...
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No autoimmune safety signal after vaccination with ... - SaneVax

While results from clinical trials show that Gardasil can reduce the incidence of a subset of abnormal CIN 2/3+ cytologies (i.e., those related to HPV-16/18) in ...
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Vaccination Laws Lead to More Middle School Immunizations

The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices currently recommends pre-teens and teens receive the tetanus-diphtheria-pertussis vaccine, the vaccine against meningitis and the HPV vaccine. Researchers from the Centers for Disease Control and ...
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ABC News

Dad's thank you for help

Chris Copeman is cycling from London to Paris to raise money for meningitis after his son Harry had the illness as a small baby. www.fenlandcitizen.co.uk/buyaphoto A DAD is embarking on a gruelling 300-mile bike ride to say thank you to a meningitis ...
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Fenland Citizen

Vaccination rates higher in states requiring them in middle school

By Thomas H. Maugh II / For the Booster Shots blog States that require vaccination for pertussis, meningitis and tetanus for admission to middle school have a higher vaccination rate than states that do not, but the rate is not nearly as high as one ...
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Researchers say step closer to meningitis B vaccine

By Agence France-PresseSun, May 06 2012 at 7:04 PM EST PARIS — Researchers said on May 7 they were a step closer to developing a vaccine against the type of meningitis that mostly affects Europe and North America and kills hundreds every year.
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Mother Nature Network

Polio fresh case reported

by Asifjaved May 07, 2012 Peshawar : one new polio case has been reported on Monday in the tribal area of Khyber Pakhtoonkhwa. According to the Ministry of Health that fresh Polio case has been reported in Iqra Girl, her age is 10 years and resident of ...
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Rise in polio cases: LHC sends notice to federal government, NIH

ILLUSTRATION: TRIBUNE COMMON LAHORE: The Lahore High Court on Monday sent notices to the federal government and the National Institute of Health (NIH), Islamabad, on a petition seeking action against people responsible for the rise in cases of polio.
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The Express Tribune

Polio Eradication - the Volunteer Community Mobilizers Network Fully ...

Their mission is to reduce the percentage of missed children through targeted house-to-house interventions to generate demand for and acceptance of oral polio vaccine. These volunteers have been trained to work as "change agents" in the community and ...
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Abu Dhabi Launches "Protect Your Health with Vaccination" Programme

The emirate-wide campaign aims to increase public awareness on the importance of vaccination to prevent several infectious diseases such as: TB, hepatitis B, diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, pneumococcal, measles, mumps, polio and chickenpox and will ...
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Will we ever have an HIV vaccine?

It took 47 years to create a vaccine for polio after the microbe behind it was identified. The measles vaccine took 42 years. The hepatitis B vaccine was a positive sprint at 16 years. “Twenty-eight years isn't an inordinate amount of time,” says ...
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Discover Magazine (blog)

Middle School Vaccine Coverage Improves With State Mandates

In addition, the 3 practices that were successful also had higher current vaccination rates for hepatitis A and varicella and a higher completion rate for the HPV series. "Our study shows that R/R is as effective in increasing immunization rates among ...
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Study shows school-based health centers boost vaccination rates

Immunizations recommended for adolescents include the meningococcal conjugate vaccine; tetanus-diptheria-acellular pertussis vaccine and the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine. "While new vaccines targeted for adolescents certainly hold great promise, ...
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Study Shows School-Based Health Centers Boost Vaccination Rates

... funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, studied vaccination outcomes among sixth graders at four school-based health centers at Denver area schools. They did a demonstration study of 265 females needing at least one vaccine.
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Vaccinating on time is critical for disease prevention

"The recommended immunization schedule is designed to offer protection early in life," said Dr. Anne Schuchat, Assistant Surgeon General and Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) National Center for Immunization and ...
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Comparison of Efficacy CervarixAS04 adjuvanted and GardasilAlum ...

Prelicensure Safety Data. GARDASIL. Human Papillomavirus QuadrivalentTypes 6 11 16 and 18 Vaccine Recombinant. Pediatric Advisory Committee Meeting ...
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Whooping Cough Cases Centered in Eastern Iowa

Also known as pertussis, whooping cough tends to be cyclical in Iowa – with increased activity every three to five years – so health officials said the high numbers are not unexpected. No pertussis-related deaths have been reported this year.
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KCRG

Texts prime parents to get kids a flu shot: study

by Andrew M. Seaman, Last updated April 24, 2012 NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Research in New York City suggests that sending parents educational text messages about the flu vaccine and where to get it could increase the number of kids and teens ...
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Vaccine Aims to Give the Heaves the Heave-Ho

Rochester scientists are looking for 20 people willing to roll up their sleeves to test a vaccine designed to stop norovirus, the microbe behind most cases of what people commonly call stomach flu. More than 20 million Americans each year are affected ...
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University of Rochester Newsroom

Pneumococcal disease: More cases but fewer deaths

The vaccine given to children to immunise against serious pneumococcal disease does not offer full protection, reveals research from the Sahlgrenska Academy at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden, finding that the number of cases diagnosed has tripled ...
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More Meningitis Protection on the Way

Anyone who had already had meningitis or a vaccine for it were excluded as well as anyone who had had a previous adverse reaction to a vaccine or had a health condition that would make it possibly unsafe to vaccinate them, such as taking ...
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Dollars and Sense, Baby and Bathwater: The Case for CAM Research

The May 2 issue of JAMA includes an editorial by Dr. Paul Offit of the University of Pennsylvania suggesting that the budget of the National Center for ...

LFCHD Investigating Pertussis Cases

The Lexington-Fayette County Health Department is investigating reports of pertussis, or whooping cough, in Fayette County. To date, there have been two confirmed cases, with seven cases showing symptoms with lab results pending. Pertussis is a highly ...
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Health department investigates whooping cough reports

School-age children are required to have a pertussis vaccine, called Tdap. The vaccine is also recommended for new parents and pregnant women. The federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that adults receive a booster every 10 ...
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Partnership for Public Service names 33 medal finalists

Lance Rodewald, director, Immunization Services Division, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta: Enhanced the nation's publicly funded vaccine programs to protect greater numbers of children against life-threatening diseases by adding new ...
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Study: More Pre-Teens Get Vaccines When Middle Schools Require Them

Current vaccine guidelines from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommend that boys and girls aged 11 to 12 receive three immunizations or boosters: tetanus/diphtheria/pertussis (TdaP); meningococcal conjugate; and three doses of the ...
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Meningitis B vaccine 'a step closer'

Now R248.95 Paris - Researchers said on Monday they were a step closer to developing a vaccine against the type of meningitis that mostly affects Europe and North America and kills hundreds every year. A trial in adolescents in Australia, ...
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'We Will Ensure That Sokoto is Polio Free'

By Abdulfatai Abdulsalami, 7 May 2012 Sokoto — The Sokoto State government has reiterated its commitment towards the eradication of polio from the state. The state's Commissioner for Health, Alhaji Ahmad Aliyu Sokoto, who spoke at a workshop for ...
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WHO: Measles deaths have plummeted over a decade

By MARIA CHENG, AP Medical Writer – 1 minute ago LONDON (AP) — The number of measles deaths worldwide has apparently dropped by about three-quarters over a decade, according to a new study by the World Health Organization and others.
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For boys, HPV vaccine effective but costly

By SHELLEY PAGE May 1, 2012 8:51 PM OTTAWA — A growing number of pediatricians, public health officials and cancer patient advocates say boys should have free access to HPV immunization, as girls now do. But a senior doctor with Public Health Ontario ...
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Middle School Vaccine Requirements May Raise Teen Vaccination Rates

They found that 32 states required either Td or TdaP for middle schoolers, three states required the meningitis vaccine and 10 required that information about the disease and vaccine be disseminated to parents. Additionally, one state required the HPV ...
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Study: More Pre-Teens Get Vaccines When Middle Schools Require Them

Current vaccine guidelines from the US Centers for Disease Control and ... a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics' Committee on Infectious Diseases ...

Preliminary Success in Meningitis Research

It has been recently revealed in a report that there might soon be the development of such an effective cure for the meningitis B disease, and it could be controlled in the time to come. There have been early trials conducted on this mode of treatment ...
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TopNews Arab Emirates

Brave Amy enjoys playtime at last

But until now the two-year-old, who had her left leg amputated after she was struck down with meningitis, has had to stay inside and watch her playmates having fun in the garden without her. However after doctors fitted her with a prosthetic leg on ...
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Blackpool Gazette

Sunovion Announces Upcoming Availability of ZETONNA(TM) (ciclesonide) Nasal ...

Chicken pox and measles, for example, can have a more serious or even fatal course in susceptible children or adults using corticosteroids. If a patient has not had these diseases or been properly immunized, particular care should be taken to avoid ...
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Cantwell, Sec. Selecky Call on CDC Investigators to Help Stem WA Whooping ...

US Senator Maria Cantwell (D-WA) joined Washington State Department of Health (DOH) Secretary Mary Selecky in urging the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to send a team of disease investigators to help contain the state's whooping ...
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Should Scientists Reveal Their Sloppy Methods?

(Consider the discredited British medical researcher Andrew Wakefield, who was so enthusiastic about his theory linking vaccines and autism that he ...

Time running out for immunization compliance

Students have two more weeks to comply with new school immunization requirements or they may not be able to attend school. "Vaccines are among the most successful and cost-effective public health tools available for preventing disease," Dr. Eli N.
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Republican & Herald

Birnam Wood Comes to Autism Land

“In Texas, we have a wave of disabled children on the autism spectrum graduating from high school and headed for the streets. Most of them will need support ...

India initiates probe against drug trials

The Health Ministry is set to initiate punitive action against medical professionals for violations in conducting the clinical trial of the human papilloma virus vaccines (HPV vaccines). The trials were carried out in the states of Andhra Pradesh and ...
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Zee News

Today's Top Medical Stories for May 7, 2012

The vaccinations for tetanus, bacterial meningitis and HPV were only recently recommended for teens. Scientists working on a vaccine to protect against new strains of bacterial meningitis say they're one step closer to success. The vaccine would help ...
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Woman & child hospitals in all districts

Cent per cent immunisation, modernisation of maternal wards and setting up of separate woman and child hospitals across the state are some of the projects that have got the nod. By the end of the 12th plan period ending in 2017, the state Health ...
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Baby death parents call for changes

Lewis Mullins died just over a year ago, nine days after his first birthday, after suffering streptococcal pneumonia which he developed after having chickenpox. He was sent home from an NHS walk-in centre once and Rotherham Hospital twice in the three ...
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How to Avoid Shingles After Age 50

Shingles can affect people who have had chickenpox, which is also caused by the varicella-zoster virus, a type of herpes. For reasons no one understands, the virus never fully clears itself from your body after chickenpox, and can resurface as shingles ...
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Whooping Cough Epidemic Hits Washington State

Since the 1980s, there has been an increase in the number of reported cases of pertussis in the US, especially among 10-19 year olds and infants younger than 6 months of age. In 2010, over 27000 cases of pertussis, also known as whooping cough, ...
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Mandates Boost Vaccine Coverage in 'Tweens

They restricted the analysis to three vaccines licensed by the FDA from 2005 through 2007 – those against meningococcal disease, human papillomavirus (HPV), and tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis. For the 2008-2009 school year, 39 states had at least ...
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MedPage Today

Boys may also get controversial HPV vaccine

Since 2009, the province has provided free access to Gardisil, a three-course vaccine that prevents infection from the sexually transmitted virus, to girls in Grades 5 and 9. Yet, as Alberta's chief medical officer ponders expanding the HPV vaccination ...
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Researchers close to developing meningitis B vaccine

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Bayoubuzz

Researchers closer to meningitis vaccine

Researchers closer to meningitis vaccine Updated: 12:16, Monday May 7, 2012 Australian researchers say they are a step closer to developing a vaccine against the type of meningitis that mostly affects Europe and North America and kills hundreds every ...
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Are flu jabs beneficial?

It is impossible to know how many people died of smallpox, but it would be well into the hundreds of millions. Killed by an infectious disease that vaccines eliminated from the world. In 1918, between 50 million and 100 million people died of the flu.
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Alexander Shunnarah Personal Injury Attorneys Gardasil May ...

Gardasil may cause Bells Palsy. If you have taken Gardasil, contact Attorney Alex Shunnarah at 800-808-9083 or fill out our Free Case Evaluation Form.
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Gardasil and Cervarix: Reasons for Caution Still Exist | SaneVax

[SaneVax: In 2008, Dr. Charlotte Haug urged caution when considering implementation of HPV (human papillomavirus) vaccination programs. Not many people ...
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why gardasil questions on the herpes forum? - Herpes - MedHelp

so you came here to ask about your herpes risk and I start asking you if you had your gardasil shot series yet - why? Obviously if you are here asking about ...
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He's reaching 2.5 million Australians every night and now Joel Madden is calling on those Australians to give their mum measles this Mother's Day. A coach on top-rating television show The Voice and UNICEF Ambassador, Joel Madden is asking Australians ...
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FDA Panel Considers HIV Drug For New Use

"The ultimate is a vaccine." Data from two large clinical trials were submitted by Gilead in support of using Truvada for pre-exposure prophylaxis, or "PrEP." A study funded by the National Institutes of Health, which involved about 2500 gay or ...
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Health directorate being strengthened to eradicate polio

ISLAMABAD: Capital Development Authority (CDA) Chairman Engineer Farkhand Iqbal has announced to strengthen the Directorate of Health Services, involving more human resource to administer polio drops at every doorstep during immunisation campaigns.
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What Works: MetroHealth System

They won a Nobel Prize for developing the polio vaccine and with the rise of industrial accidents in the Flats, the trauma center was born. As the community needs have changed, they phase out of things that aren't needed, and move into things that are ...
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WKYC-TV

S/o lying

Yes, they do, but it's still true to say that if vaccination rates were high enough pertussis would die off. Lots of things were epidemic that are now unheard of thanks to vaccines. Therefore, it is still around because of unvaccinated children.
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California Researcher Dies From Infection He Studied

Headache, fever and chills set in just two hours after the researcher left the lab where he was helping to develop a vaccine for Neisseria meningitidis, a bug that causes life-threatening blood infections and meningitis. "The early symptoms of this ...
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ABC News

Researchers closer to meningitis vaccine

AUSTRALIAN researchers say they are a step closer to developing a vaccine against the type of meningitis that mostly affects Europe and North America and kills hundreds every year. A trial in adolescents in Australia, Poland and Spain showed them ...
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RI doctor honored for immunization advocacy work

Department Director Dr. Michael Fine says Lange's passion for childhood immunization and dedication to the state's children is an inspiration to others who work in pediatrics and public health. Lange serves on the state health department's Vaccine ...
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Is anyone with any type of autoimmune disease allergic to THIMEROSAL??

Just recently found out I'm allergic to THIMEROSAL...and WHEAT! I'm mainly concerned about this METAL (that's used as a preservative) and the damage it is ...
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Doctors 'could have saved' Rotherham baby

A baby who died after contracting chickenpox could have survived had he been given the appropriate treatment, a coroner has said. One-year-old Lewis Mullins from Maltby, Rotherham, died in April 2011 after suffering streptococcal pneumonia.
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