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Daily News 2012-08-17


HPV Vaccine Adverse Events Reported to VAERS as of July 13, 2012

Genocea begins phase I/II a study with lead vaccine candidate, GEN-003

Sanitize yourself, destroy your heart and muscle function – Infection Control Today by The Refusers

Ineptitude and Anti-Environmental Bias at Autism Panel

Son Burn
by Nancy Hokkanen - Age of Autism

More Doubts About Vaccines

My, My What a Difference a Month Makes by Anne Dachel
- Age of Autism

Delaying vaccines can ruin first day of school

News: Shots! Immunizations keep Marines medically ready

2011-2012 Influenza Season Week 32 ending August 11, 2012

Information on Influenza A (H3N2) Variant Viruses (“H3N2v”)

More H3N2v Cases Reported, Still Linked to Pig Exposure -H3N2v Outbreaks Update

Prevention and Control of Influenza with Vaccines: Recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) — United States, 2012–13 Influenza Season

Influenza Outlook: Strategies and Plans for the 2012-13 Flu

Supplemental Interim Guidance for School Administrators Associated with Possible Outbreaks of H3N2 Variant Influenza Virus ("H3N2v")

State’s first confirmed cases of seasonal influenza reported, officials urge vaccinations

Popularity of Retail Clinics Keeps Growing

Pharma To CMS: Where’s That Sunshine Rule? by Ed Silverman - by Ed Silverman - Pharmalot

Alternative medicine as religion, one more time

Announcing Release of the final IACC/OARC Autism Spectrum Disorder Research Publications Analysis Report: The Global Landscape of Autism Research

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Public health officials respond to critique of BioWatch
      
Variant H3N2 spreads to three more states

FLU NEWS SCAN: WHO global update, pandemic-related sick leave

NEWS SCAN: Aerial spraying in Dallas, Ebola in DR Congo, varicella surveillance

Whistleblower Suit Alleges Genentech Sped Up Trials, Violated Laws at Patients’ Expense

IBM, Public Health Agencies Work on Disease Reporting Standards

IBM Research, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the Public Health Data Standards Consortium (PHDSC) are working on a template to standardize the exchange of data on illnesses, so public health officials will be able to respond more ...
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Mahaska Health Partnership Encourages Pertussis Immunizations

“It's important for adults to get vaccinated because they can spread this disease to infants who are not fully immunized,” explained MHP Public Health Coordinator Patty Malloy, RN, “Pertussis can be very serious and even deadly for infants.” Pertussis ...
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Local doctor weighs in on Whooping Cough and vaccinations

Nearing 18000 cases of pertussis (whooping cough) have been reported to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) this year – a national epidemic not seen in more than 50 years. “There is a natural cyclical nature to whooping cough outbreaks ...
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Whooping cough cases confirmed in Dodge County

The Three Rivers District Health Department is reporting several confirmed cases of whooping cough — medically known as pertussis — in its three-county region that includes Dodge, Washington and Saunders counties. “We've had around 10 in the last ...
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Whooping cough cases climb over 25000

As of August 11, the latest reporting date, there have been at least 25442 pertussis cases reported in the United States. Based upon data from the Centers for Disease Control and select states, the number of cases increased by 1653, or 7 percent, in ...
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Examiner.com

Chickenpox cases drop 80 percent in last decade

Between 2000 and 2010, the incidence of chickenpox declined nearly 80 percent, from 43 cases per 100000 people, to nine cases per 100000 people, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The report included ...
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Aust gives $5m aid for Burma mums, kids

Senator Carr says the money will fund a program of immunisations, paediatric and emergency pre-natal care for more than 320000 mothers and newborns in the Asian nation. He says Burma is one of the poorest nations in Asia, with an infant death rate 10 ...
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Sky News Australia

Back To School Immunizations In San Francisco Shows Racial ...

The State Department of Public Health and the San Francisco Immunization Coalition held an event in the city's Western Addition neighborhood to remind ...
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NJ SC dismisses suit against makers of polio vaccine

TRENTON, N.J. (Legal Newsline) - The New Jersey Supreme Court, in a ruling Wednesday, dismissed a lawsuit filed by a man who claims a polio vaccine -- given to him when he was a young child -- lead to his cancerous brain tumor. Plaintiff Jamie Gannon ...
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Legal News Line

More parents reject vaccines in Coconino County as kids head back to school

Seventeen-year-old Jazmyn Trillo gets a shot at the Coconino County public health office during a back-to-school immunization fair earlier this month. With school starting this month, nurses in Flagstaff have been busy giving students their shots. But ...
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Son Burn AGE OF AUTISM

By Nancy Hokkanen Ten years ago my son received the diagnosis of autism. At age four his future was uncertain, so for years I felt that I needed to be his ...
www.ageofautism.com/2012/08/son-burn.html

The Ministry of Health's efforts to provide immunisation services to children ...

The Ministry of Health's efforts to provide immunisation services to children in every nook and cranny of the island, has been strengthened with the handing over of two refrigerators by the Kiwanis Club of Constant Spring. The appliances, valued at ...
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Vaccine-preventable diseases 18 hours away

... president-elect of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society, said 16 diseases can be prevented by childhood vaccines: Chickenpox, diphtheria, influenza, Hib, hepatitis A, hepatitis B, human papillomavirus, measles, meningococcal, mumps ...
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INDONESIA: Growing concern over hepatitis

Indonesian Health Minister Nafsiah Mboi said without vaccination, millions of lives are in danger. “I'm restless because [of] this anti-vaccine movement… With immunization, we can save millions of children in Indonesia from being infected with ...
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Chickenpox cases drop 80 percent in last decade

Since the vaccine against chickenpox became available in the United States, the country is seeing a lot less of the disease. Between 2000 and 2010, the incidence of chickenpox declined nearly 80 percent, from 43 cases per 100000 people, to nine cases ...
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Deadline set for free pneumococcal vaccination

People vaccinated against the bacteria before July 1 last year are reminded that the vaccine has since been improved. The Mayor of the Wellington Shire ...

Students and parents warned over meningitis risk

National charity Meningitis UK says the close confines of the classroom provide the perfect breeding ground for germs and meningitis kills more under-fives than any other infectious disease. Older children and young people are also more vulnerable and ...
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Sunderland Echo

UK switches from one useless/poisonous HPV vaccine to another ...

The HPV vaccine, which is given in three doses, will continue to be offered to girls in their second year of secondary school, when they are about 13 years old.
theunhivedmind.com/wordpress2/?p=2573

Whooping cough on rise despite immunizations

Bordatella pertussis, the bacteria that cause whooping cough, is cultured in a petri dish in a lab at UCLA. Chris Maue/KPBS. Wisconsin has the nation's highest rate of reported whooping cough cases in 2012. Through July 5, according to the CDC, ...
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WisconsinWatch.org

Whooping cough making a comeback in Md., US

More than 20000 cases of the respiratory disease were reported in the first seven months of the year in the United States, almost 21/2 times the number in all of last year, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The agency ...
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Baltimore Sun

Preparing for the flu season

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends anyone over six months receive an annual flu vaccine. “The flu vaccine is made up of three different strains to prevent you from what we believe will be the most likely common strains that will ...
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Legal action looms in Calgary Catholic school HPV vaccine standoff

After discussing the matter behind closed doors with officials for more than a year, HPV Calgary took their concerns public in late June, pleading with the Calgary Catholic School District (CCSD) to put the matter to a public debate and vote. HPV ...
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Government report links thimerosal laden vaccines to neurological ...

The article isn't even really about thimerosal. In the years 1871-2, there was no thimerosal. Hello. The first successful vaccine for diphtheria was developed in ...
www.topix.com/forum/health/TLNJ14OE0V6D9JOBV

Parents' plea after teen lost to meningitis

Letitia (Tesh) Gallagher was a beautiful 18-year-old woman from Levin with all the promise of youth, when meningitis C tore her from her family, friends and boyfriend last month. Photos on her Facebook page show a vivacious brunette with deep brown ...
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Stuff.co.nz

Back-to-School vaccines offered

Vaccines such as Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis), chicken pox, meningitis and MMR (mumps, measles, and rubella) will be available so that school-aged children, 18 years of age and under, can be up-to-date with their shots for the start of school.
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Scottish Government Plans Gardasil ... - What Really Happened

According to the BBC, the Scottish government says it will begin implementing the vaccinations to “protect thousands of Scottish women” during the new school ...
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Merck's Gardasil the HPV vax of choice in Scotland - FierceVaccines

The Scottish government will ditch GlaxoSmithKline's Cervarix in favor of Merck's Gardasil when it comes to vaccinating girls against HPV.
www.fiercevaccines.com/story/mercks-gardasil.../2012-08-13

National whooping cough epidemic hits Wisconsin hardest

Dr. Patrick Remington, a professor with the UW School of Medicine and Public Health, said the current pertussis vaccine is "one of the least effective vaccines out there," meaning the percentage of people who should be vaccinated to protect against an ...
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UK Legal Newswire - Heavyweight Battle: Buyer-Versus-Supplier Showdown in ...

Consequently, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommended that all 11 and 12-year-olds receive a meningococcal vaccine, which has created a stable market for vaccine manufacturers. Sanofi was the only provider of meningococcal ...
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Use of Oral Vaccine can Complement Cholera Elimination Efforts on the Island ...

Reaching the long-term goal will be greatly aided with complementary short-term actions such as the expanded use of oral cholera vaccine, the group further noted during a meeting held on August 14, 2012 at PAHO's Washington, D.C, Headquarters ...
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Resurgence of pertussis makes vaccination important for people of all ages

These epidemics are not as severe as was seen in the pre-vaccine era, but they still affect a lot of people. Currently, there are large ... In a typical year, 5000 to 10000 cases are reported, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and ...
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Back-to-School Bash at LR's Clinton Center Saturday

If you were born after 1957 and have never had measles, mumps or rubella vaccine, you are at risk of infection. Side effects from these diseases are often more severe for adults than for children. By getting the vaccine, you can avoid doctor bills and ...
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Inside Medicine: Why do we look afar to fight diseases?

The problem is that with an infectious disease such as polio, holding the current course is hugely expensive – any slight decrease in funding or public health vigilance risks huge failure, leading to the possibility of paralysis of hundreds of ...
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Docs advise caution on cancer vaccine

KOLKATA: Is it safe to administer the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) vaccine that prevents cervical cancer? The question has been doing the rounds ever since a few private hospitals in Kolkata launched lodgeda campaign to promote it, despite the fact that ...
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Researchers uncover how poxviruses such as smallpox evolve rapidly - despite ...

While smallpox was considered officially eradicated by the World Health Organization in 1980, concerns about its use as a bioterrorism agent – and the finding that other poxviruses, such as monkeypox, can be transmitted from animals to humans – have ...
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Meningitis - every parent's nightmare

When Anna and Simon Woolley's 18-month old daughter was rushed to Christchurch Hospital and diagnosed with meningitis last week, all they could do was remain positive. Instead of thinking about the worst case scenario, the Allenton couple focused on ...
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Protect Against Whooping Cough by Getting Vaccinated

As students head back to school in August and September, California Department of Public Health (CDPH) Director Dr. Ron Chapman and Alameda County Health Officer Dr. Muntu Davis are reminding parents to make sure their 11‐ and 12‐year‐old children have ...
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Jabs protect against measles, mumps and rubella

AT A recent visit to my GP, my eye was drawn to the schedule on the surgery wall, outlining the vaccinations for children. My daughter was born in 1996 and therefore scheduled for the MMR vaccination when a controversial research paper was published.
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State requiring vaccine against whooping cough

Those students are now required to show proof of receiving the Tdap vaccine, a combination immunization against tetanus, diptheria and pertussis, commonly known as the whooping cough. If the shot has not been received by the start of the school year, ...
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State's First Confirmed Cases of Seasonal Flu Reported

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices recommends flu vaccine for all individuals more than 6 months of age. People who should especially receive the flu vaccine because they may be at ...
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West Nile virus spreading quickly in the U.S.

Marc Fischer, a specialist in mosquito-borne diseases with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said that states are reporting more cases than usual, according to USA Today. “There's been a lot of mosquito activity in most states” this year ...
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Vaccine News Daily (blog)

The Who, What, Where, When and Why of the Flu Vaccine

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the American Academy of Pediatrics recommend — among other things — that all children over 6 months old receive an annual flu shot; it's proven to be the best way to prevent the flu each year. Here ...
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Babble (blog)

Chickenpox Cases Fall 80% Over Decade: CDC

THURSDAY, Aug. 16 (HealthDay News) -- Chickenpox cases in the United States dropped almost 80 percent between 2000 and 2010 in 31 states following routine use of the varicella vaccine, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports.
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Landowners wanted to back anti-cull group

“Unfortunately one of the main barriers to immunisation is the EU. Because there is not yet an effective test to show which animals show a positive reaction to a TB test because of bTB or because of immunisation immunised cattle are movement restricted ...
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Health Minister Urges Parents to make sure Children are Immunised

With the new academic year set to begin on September 3, parents are being urged to ensure that their children are fully immunised. This call was made by Minister of Health, Hon. Dr. Fenton Ferguson, during a handing over ceremony at the Ministry's ...
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Government of Jamaica, Jamaica Information Service

Baby-boomers urged to get tested for hepatitis C virus

Currently there is not a vaccine for Hepatitis C but new therapies can cure up to 75 percent of infections, according to the CDC. Untreated, the virus can lead to illnesses such as cirrhosis and liver cancer. Previously the CDC only recommended testing ...
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