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Sanofi Suffers Setback With Dengue Vaccine by Ed Silverman - Pharmalot

Hay fever vaccine: New method could be 'cheaper and better'

MU has a case of the mumps

Flu vaccination rates vary widely by ethnicity in Canada

Vaccination and the 1%

Kids’ Vaccine Exemptions Too Easy to Obtain: Study

Vail Health & Wellness: The vaccination debate - Separating fact from fiction when it comes to immunizations

‘SHOT’ DOWN - Pickens student barred from school after refusing mandatory vaccine

Free vaccinations offered in 48 Mississippi counties

More Vaccines Come Without Copays, Unless You're On Medicare

Flu shots urged for most kids

Students without vaccinations turned away

Free vaccinations limited to those without insurance

Q-C schools are on a mission vaccinate 10,000 students

Shingles Vaccinations Not Covered For Some Medicare Beneficiaries

Counties offer flu vaccinations

OHSU Research Helps Explain Why an AIDS Vaccine Has Been So Difficult to Develop

Second study from Quebec raises questions about timing of measles vaccine

Novartis Chair: Winning Friends & Influencing Courts? by Ed Silverman - Pharmalot

FDA to fast track Atox Bio's flesh-eating bacteria treatment - Israeli biotechnology firm Atox Bio said the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has granted fast track designation to AB103, its product in development for the treatment of necrotizing soft tissue infections (NSTI), also known as flesh-eating bacteria.

Strict US laws and high legal costs: parents battle odds to regain baby

Ferret study underlines persistent threat of swine flu viruses

Adjuvanted Influenza Vaccine Safe in Kidney Transplant Recipients

Debunking vaccine myths

Study finds white, black Canadians get fewer flu shots

A New Tack for HIV Vaccines, and Why This Problem Is So Hard to Solve

First dengue vaccine clinical trial finds low efficacy

NIH researchers restore children's immune systems with refinements in gene therapy

Protect Patients Against Preventable Harm from Improper Use of Single–Dose/Single–Use Vials

AIDS Vaccine Sleuths Find New Clues as 30-Year Hunt Continues

Foster Parents Being Turned Away (video) - Vaccines standing between children and a caring foster home.

Protect Yourself and Your Family from the Current West Nile Virus Outbreak

West Nile Virus and Preventing Mosquito Bites - A single mosquito bite can make you sick. Why take a chance? Use repellent on yourself, your friends and your family.

How safe are those silver-colored mercury fillings in your mouth?

Home News National Shaheed BB's polio eradication mission will be completed ...

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EU health agency laments lack of girls administered anti-cancer vaccine

A total of 19 out of 29 countries in the EU and the European Economic Area (Norway and Iceland but not Liechtenstein) have implemented a routine HPV vaccination programme and 10 countries have introduced catch-up programmes. Cyprus, Estonia ...
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30 stunning facts they don't want you to know about Gardasil and HPV

30 stunning facts they don't want you to know about Gardasil and HPV vaccines. ... One fairly recent, major medical controversy that seemed, strangely, to have no trending epidemic, is the HPV vaccine for cervical cancer. The blatant ...
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30 stunning facts they don't want you to know about Gardasil and HPV

One fairly recent, major medical controversy that seemed, strangely, to have no trending epidemic, is the HPV vaccine for cervical cancer. The blatant profit-mongering behind the development of the premiere vaccine, Gardasil, was transparent ...
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Healer's Corner: Flu immunization helps protect all

With these caveats noted, now comes today's consideration. Will the 2012-2013 flu immunization keep us from catching influenza? I believe it probably will. There are many considerations. Each year, about midwinter, epidemiologist and public health ...
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MTSU Student Dies Of Meningitis

The hospital said that they are treating this as a possible case of meningitis and instructing everyone who may have come in direct, close contact with Nunley from September 2 to September 10 to contact a medical care professional. Nunley was a member ...
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MTSU acts to stop possible spread of bacterial meningitis after student's death

Dr. Eric Clark, Medical Director at MTSU Student Health, instructs students about the ciprofloxacin antibiotic tablets that the university was giving out to students who had direct contact with MTSU freshman Jacob Nunley. Nunley died early Monday ...
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Texas Health Department Issues Pertussis Advisory

Pertussis, or Whooping Cough, is a very contagious bacterial illness usually spread by coughing or sneezing and often starts with cold-like symptoms and a mild cough, health officials said. The state has seen six deaths and more than 1,000 confirmed ...
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Hundreds turn up for measles vaccination

THE measles vaccination campaign in Kitwe has kicked off on a high note, with mothers flocking to the nearest health centres. Above, nurse at Chimwemwe clinic administering the vaccine to a baby yesterday.- Picture by NKOMBO KACHEMBA. he officially ...
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Zambia Daily Mail

Residents inoculated after measles case emerges

Shanghai disease control authorities have taken emergency measures to vaccinate 400 residents of the Changqiao residential community in Xuhui district after a visitor from Anhui Province was diagnosed with measles, local media reported Tuesday.
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Ndola measles campaign logistics in place

By MARTIN NYIRENDA -. ACTING Ndola District Health officer Lilian Nyendwa has disclosed that all necessary logistics to successfully manage the measles campaign which started yesterday in the district have been mobilised. Dr Nyendwa confirmed that ...
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Times of Zambia

Health Partners Team Up to Offer Vaccination Clinics in Williston ...

To meet this pressing need, a coalition of health-care partners will be teaming up to offer easy, affordable immunizations to any school-aged children or ...

Experimental Dengue Vaccine Shows Some Success

“Nearly half a million people are thought to be hospitalized with dengue every year, the majority of which are children, so the development of a safe and effective vaccine has the potential to make a hugely positive impact,” study co-author Dr. Derek ...
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More Vaccines Come Without Copays, Unless You're On Medicare

That's the case under Medicare Part B, which covers the flu, pneumonia and hepatitis B vaccines, and under Part D drug plans, which cover all other recommended vaccines. Out-of-pocket costs deter seniors from getting the shots they need, according to a ...
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Parents urged to get children vaccinted following outbreak of rubella

Although the infection can easily be prevented by youngsters receiving their measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) jabs, if caught it can be dangerous, particularly to pregnant women, causing rubella-associated miscarriages and birth defects. Rubella is a ...
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Schools closed as Chicken Pox outbreak is reported in Southern Malawi

Blantyre, Malawi, Sept. 11 (Newstime Africa) – Health authorities have closed schools in the southern Malawi district of Neno following the confirmation of an outbreak of chicken pox. So far health officials say at least 400 cases of skin disease have ...
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Newstime Africa

Three high-risk UCs left out as anti-polio drive begins

Sources privy to the immunisation activities in the city said the administration of oral polio vaccine (OPV) to children up to the age of five years could not be carried out in three of the 59 high-risk union councils because of security concerns. A ...
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Bakare: To eradicate poliomyelitis

POLIOMYELITIS, Polio or infantile paralysis is a term derived from the Greek word “Polios” meaning grey, referring to the grey matter in the spinal cord and it is a suffix which denotes inflammation. It is an acute infection caused by the Polio virus ...
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Polio Resurfaces in Taraba, Five Years After

Jalingo — A new case of wild polio virus has been recorded in Wuru village of Gassol Local Government Area of Taraba State, five years after the state was declared polio free. This was disclosed by Ms Edele Thebaud, Chief of UNICEF D-Field Office ...
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Shaheed BB's polio eradication mission will be completed:Aseefa

KARACHI: The polio eradication programme launched by former prime minister Shaheed Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto will be completed at its logical end, said Miss Aseefa Bhutto Zardari on Tuesday. Ambassador on Polio Eradication Programme in Pakistan, ...
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MTSU student dies from bacterial meningitis

“Mouth and nose fluids in close contact are a vehicle for bacterial meningitis to spread,” said Tom Talbot, chief hospital epidemiologist at Vanderbilt Medical Center. Talbot said there is no indication that alcohol consumption can make the disease ...
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MU has a case of the mumps

An isolated case of the mumps has been confirmed in a single student who lives off campus by the Milwaukee Health Department, despite the university's requirement that students be vaccinated with the measles, mumps, rubella (MMR) vaccine before ...
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Measles A Major Threat To Children In Zambia, Says Minister

LUSAKA, Sept 11 (BERNAMA-NNN-ZNBC) -- The Zambian government is concerned that measles has become a major threat to the health of children in the country, says the Minister of Community Development, Mother and Child Health, Joseph Katema, ...
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Zambia Measles Fight in 3 Million Pounds UK Boost

THE British government will this month spend 3.1 million pounds to support a large-scale measles immunisation campaign in Zambia. And Government says measles has become a major threat to child health and survival in Zambia with incidences of the ...
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Measles Vax Less Effective at Earlier Age

SAN FRANCISCO -- Children and teens in Quebec who had their first dose of measles vaccine later than recommended were less likely to fall victim to last year's measles outbreak, a researcher reported here. Compared with those who received their first ...
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Experimental Dengue Vaccine Shows Some Success

11 (HealthDay News) -- An experimental vaccine may offer protection from dengue fever, a potentially fatal mosquito-borne illness, according to a new study. The vaccine was ... The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has more about dengue.
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Recommendations for Prevention and Control of ... - Pediatrics

From the American Academy of Pediatrics ... recommendations for routine use of trivalent seasonal influenza vaccine and antiviral medications for the prevention ...
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Minn. schools will report chickenpox cases

Since chickenpox outbreaks can last several weeks to a couple of months, some schools have expressed concern about the exclusion recommendation, said the Health Department's Claudia Miller. "It could be an extensive amount of time. And that's probably ...
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WHO Grants Expansion to the Prequalification For Prevenar 13 to ...

Pfizer Inc. announced today that the World Health Organization (WHO) has granted an expansion to the prequalification of Pfizer's pneumococcal conjugate ...

Kaduna records 10 cases of wild polio

Kaduna State Government said on Tuesday that 10 cases of wild polio virus were recorded in Birnin Gwari, Ikara, Igabi, Kubau and Zaria local government areas in the last eight months. The Permanent Secretary in the state Ministry of Health, Dr. Manya ...
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Health officials promote public vaccines for pertussis

“The lack of adult immunizations, and particularly for pertussis, is a huge problem across the nation,” said Ruth Lucas, public-health nurse for the Clinton County Health Department. “We (the health-care industry) are not doing a good job with ...
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MTSU warning students after apparent meningitis death

Middle Tennessee State University officials are warning students who came into close contact with Jacob Nunley, 18, a freshman from Dyersburg, Tenn., to get checked for meningitis. Doctors think the highly contagious disease killed Nunley this morning ...
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MTSU mourns one student, seeks to protect others after apparent meningitis death

Those with concerns about contracting bacterial meningitis should immediately contact MTSU Student Health Services at 615-898-2988, the Rutherford County Health Department at 615-898-7880 or their own doctor. More. MURFREESBORO — As Middle ...
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Pertussis cases up to six in county

The number of pertussis cases in Wichita County has risen 100 percent since the end of July, a public health official said Friday. Teressa Stephenson, preventive health services supervisor for the Wichita Falls-Wichita County Public Health District ...
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Quebec study questions timing of measles shot for children

TORONTO -- A second study from Quebec is calling into question the timing at which young children are vaccinated against measles. The new research shows that teenagers who received the recommended two doses of measles vaccine but who got the first ...
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CDC Preparing for New Swine Flu – Should You?

Fortunately, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) states the virus is still principally limited to swine, and poses a very limited threat as it appears to spread to humans only with great difficulty, and appears to cause only mild ...
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Army Ready with Vaccine for Flu Season

Seasonal influenza can start as early as October and run as late as May, but it generally peaks between January and March, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The CDC cautions that new flu viruses can appear which could ...
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The Age of Autism Book

The kind folks at ReadingRocks have three free downloads of their "Reading Rocks" iPad app. From the website: Announcing the Reading Rocks E-Edition only at ...

Thimerosal the Preservative Found in Childhood Vaccines The ...

Learn about a new study showing that thimerosal, the mercury-containing preservative found in childhood vaccines, is excreted rapidly from the body and ...
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A Sibling Perspective The Autism Doesnt Care AGE OF AUTISM

By Natalie Palumbo One of my mother's friends sent me an article from the Washington Post entitled “Autism Can Have Large Effects, Good And Bad, ...
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It seems Andrew Wakefield has filed his appeal in Texas. What a moron. http:// www.3rdcoa.courts.state.tx.us/opinions/case.asp?FilingID=17395 …
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Malawi: Schools fail to open amid outbreak

Some schools in the southern Malawian district of Neno have not opened for their first term following a chicken pox outbreak that has hit some areas in the district. Classes had not resumed for the new term following the chicken pox outbreak in the area.
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AfricaNews

Ministry plans polio immunisation for nomads

Following reports of new polio cases, the Federal Government says it is set to adopt a "nomadic strategy" that will enable it to reach out to nomads and capture their young ones in the polio immunisation exercise. Speaking on the reason behind the ...
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American Academy of Pediatrics Shifts its Stance o Silobreaker

American Academy of Pediatrics Shifts its Stance on Newborn Male. ... The American Academy of Pediatrics has shifted its stance on infant male circumcision ...
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Kids' Vaccine Exemptions Too Easy to Obtain

MONDAY, Sept. 10, 2012 (HealthDay News) — Medical exemption rates for required vaccinations for kindergarten students are higher in states where such exemptions are easier to get, which compromises group immunity and poses a threat to children and ...
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Should The HPV Vaccine Be Mandatory? | Clutch Magazine

The human papillomavirus (HPV) is the most common sexually transmitted infection in the United States. According to the CDC African-American women are 40.
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Find a Compassionate Doctor to Help You Prevent Vaccine Injuries

... a 1986 law shielding doctors and vaccine manufacturers from vaccine injury lawsuits. Once pediatricians were protected from lawsuits, public health officials and medical trade associations such as the American Academy of Pediatrics, said serious ...
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Flu shots urged for most kids

The American Academy of Pediatrics suggests that most children be vaccinated against the flu. / Michael ... The vaccine can be delivered either via an injection (for children 6 months of age or older) or a nasal spray (for kids aged 2 years or older ...
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AAP Updates Flu Vaccine Recommendations for Children

The American Academy of Pediatrics has updated recommendations for routine use of trivalent seasonal influenza vaccine and antiviral medications for the prevention and treatment of influenza in children, according to a policy statement published online ...
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Whooping cough outbreak not affecting Abilene

A recent outbreak of pertussis in Texas, better known as whooping cough, has not come to Abilene, state health officials said Monday. But local health experts urged precautions all the same, encouraging those with very young children and/or who have ...
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CNN covers AGE OF AUTISM and Lin Wessels's son! ... In an article she wrote for The Age of Autism, she describes the moment when Sam spoke to President ...
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Zambia measles fight in 3m pounds UK boost

And Government says measles has become a major threat to child health and survival in Zambia with incidences of the disease remaining unacceptably high. According to a statement released by the British High Commission yesterday, the support was ...
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Times of Zambia

Recommendations for Prevention and Control of ... - Pediatrics

From the American Academy of Pediatrics. Policy Statement ... update recommendations for routine use of trivalent seasonal influenza vaccine and antiviral ...
pediatrics.aappublications.org/.../09/.../peds.2012-2308.abstrac...

Flu shot may have worsened H1N1 virus during the 2009 pandemic

The seasonal vaccine was ineffective in 2009 because H1N1 was a pandemic virus ... A disinfectant used in the flu vaccine contains trace amounts of mercury, ...

Anti-polio drive launched in 12 high-risk KP districts

The negative propaganda by some religious clerics against polio vaccines and differences between certain foreign donor agencies and their local partners marred the initiative against the disease in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. The government has planned to ...
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Anti-polio campaigns: Political agents warned against negligence

PESHAWAR, Sept 10: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Governor Masood Kausar has directed all political agents to actively participate in anti-polio campaigns and warned them of strict action over negligence. He said this during the inauguration of a polio control ...
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9th Circuit rules against Muellers in parents' rights case

Doctors feared meningitis, a rare but very serious risk to the baby, though the infant turned out just to have a cold. “At best, this case involves a series of nighttime emergency room judgments and decisions made under pressure about which people ...
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Officials warn public of possible meningitis death

MURFREESBORO (AP) - A Middle Tennessee State University freshman who died on Monday is suspected of having meningitis, and health officials want anyone who was in close contact with him to get evaluated. According to a news release from the ...
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MTSU student dies from bacterial meningitis

A Middle Tennessee State University student has died from complications related to what doctors believe is bacterial meningitis. Jacob Nunley, 18, died Monday at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Nunley, a sophomore at MTSU, graduated from ...
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MTSU freshman, Jacob Nunley dies from possible bacterial meningitis

The death of an 18-year-old Middle Tennessee State University (MTSU) student Monday from possible bacterial meningitis has prompted health officials to advise individuals that may have had close contact with him, to get evaluated by Student Health ...
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Examiner.com

Back-to-School Bugs Parents Should Be Aware of

Children should also wear cool, light clothing to sleep. However, there is a vaccine to prevent chickenpox. Contact your healthcare provider to discuss vaccination options. Measles is a highly contagious infection that can be spread by sneezing and ...
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Medical Daily

Measles found

OVER 400 residents in the Changqiao area in Xuhui District received emergency measles shots after a migrant woman from Anhui Province living in the neighborhood was detected with the infectious disease on Monday last week, local news portal ...
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It's time to prepare for flu season

Three different viruses are targeted in this year's vaccine, reports the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. That includes two forms of the H1N1 virus, which caused a large number of illnesses and hospitalizations nationwide during the 2009 flu ...
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Getting children ready for flu season

Over the past few years, the Centers for Disease Control had recommended that children over the age of six months get either a traditional flu shot or a LAIV (live attenuated intranasal vaccine) sprayed in the nose, also known as FluMist. That has not ...
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Gardasil « Spartan of Truth

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I got my first shot of the Gardasil vaccine about a month ago. I haven ...

Can I have protected sex before I get my 3rd shot, or is it not worth the risk? First of all, it's great that you're taking charge of your sexual.
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Free immunisation centre

RESIDENTS in the Springwood area have been given a health boost with the suburbs newest immunisation centre opening last Thursday. Locals can now access potentially life-saving vaccines closer to home at the new immunisation clinic at the Springwood ...
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Inovio - leader in developing fully synthetic vaccines

We currently have three phase two, mid-stage clinical studies, covering leukaemia, cervical cancer as well as [Hepatitis C 0:02:23] infection. As well as multiple phase one studies covering universal influenza, as well as HIV vaccines. Our fully ...
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Proactive Investors UK

Polio campaign suspended: WHO

A World Health Organisation (WHO) representative, Dr Elias Durry, on Monday told The News that the polio eradication campaign in Sindh had been postponed due to rains. “It has not been cancelled. It has only been postponed due to rains,” he said. Asked ...
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Kausar asks administration to cooperate, participate in anti-polio drive

Governor Khyber Pkahtunkhwa, Barrister Masood Kausar said that in spite of difficult pathways and other problems in Fata, polio workers were performing their duties successfully and with great zeal and enthusiasm to cut the roots of polio completely ...
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Woman attacked by polio second time: 'This is our last resort'

Irene now suffers post polio, the dreaded illness is again weakening her muscles and joints, stealing what little strength she had. "We try to do more than normal," Irene Callender said. "I give everything 110 percent." She doesn't like to ask for help ...
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KOMO News

Polio campaign kicks off in 59 UCs

A three-day polio immunisation campaign began on Monday at 59 different union councils (UCs) of Karachi while a similar drive was postponed in other parts of the province due to heavy rainfall, said a senior official of the Expanded Program on ...
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Polio campaign postponed in Sindh

Polio campaign postponed in Sindh. KARACHI: Almost two million children across Sindh province would be affected after Sindh government decided to postpone polio vaccination campaign across the province due to the heavy rainfall, which could affect ...
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Aseefa meets polio workers

KARACHI: Ambassador on Polio Eradication in Pakistan, Aseefa Bhutto Zardari on Monday chaired a meeting with a Social Mobilizers Group; working for eradication of polio that included creating awareness among the parents against polio, here at Bilawal ...
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Riebold Building health clinic reopens Tuesday

Public Health - Dayton & Montgomery County will resume immunization and TB services at the Reibold Building, 117 S. Main St., on Tuesday, from 9 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.. Those services were suspended Monday because of a flooding problem caused by a faulty ...
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Case of the rare and contagious mumps at Marquette University

The viral infection used to be much more common, with more than 200 thousand cases every year in the U.S. But in years following the Measles, Mumps and Rubella (MMR) vaccination, there are typically fewer than one thousand cases of the mumps ...
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SCRMC aids in vaccinating JCJC faculty and staff

“Adults need to be immunized because we're seeing a rise of whooping cough or pertussis, which is part of the TDAP shot. We're also seeing more cases of Hepatitis 'A' and 'B', which are transmitted through blood and body fluids and can be potentially ...
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Campaign strives to stall pertussis spread

Although vaccination conversations cover a variety of conditions, the campaign for battling pertussis, also known as whooping cough, is one of the conditions that has garnered attention. Just last month the CDC counted more than 23,000 cases nationwide ...
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Whooping cough cases rise in United States

Whooping cough, or pertussis, is making a comeback across the United States. Delaware cases are on the rise. Twenty cases were reported from Jan. 1 to July 31, compared to 12 this same time last year. Reported cases represent the tip of the iceberg ...
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Over 22000 babies to be immunized next week

The rotavirus vaccine would be in the form of oral drops at 6 and 14 weeks. Pneumococcal diseases are the most common causes of meningitis and bacterial pneumonia in children in Fiji whilst rotavirus is the most common cause of gastroenteritis in ...
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Shingles Vaccinations Not Covered For Some Medicare Beneficiaries

All Medicare Part D prescription drug plans cover the shingles vaccine, which is recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for people age 60 and older. But Medigap plans, which may cover the deductible and coinsurance amounts for ...
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Chickenpox outbreak hits Malawi's border district of Mwanza

With summer season at its prime, one of Malawi's border districts, Mwanza, has been hit by chickenpox outbreak which according to health officials has already attacked 100 people. Chickenpox, according to various health journals Nyasa Times accessed, ...
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Gondal vows to continue fight against polio

Islamabad—Minister for Capital Administration and Development, Nazar Muhammad Gondal on Monday assured that fight against polio would continue until every child in the country was immunized against the deadly disease. Speaking at the launching ...
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Another setback: 2500 children deprived of polio vaccines in Shabqadar

Villagers demanded that the government should first introduce developmental schemes in their areas and stop prolonged power outages by the Peshawar Electric Supply Company before polio teams are allowed to operate. Officials fear that the life of ...
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The Express Tribune

Vail Health & Wellness: The vaccination debate

Rebecca Larson is an epidemiologist with Eagle County Public Health, which works with the Eagle County school district to administer immunizations to school-aged children and educate the community about vaccine-preventable diseases. “The risks of ...
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