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Daily News 2012-10-08


Consumer group seeks Apprehended Violence Orders against bmembers of the Australian Skeptics - Past president of the Australian Skeptics, Peter Bowditch, is to appear in court in early November to answer an application for an Apprehended Violence Order (AVO) lodged against him by the head of a consumer watchdog group.

The Know Your Rights Hour by Know Your Rights Hour in Health

Vaccines and Autoimmune Diseases of the Adult – Discovery Medicine by The Refusers

UConn's Seth Kalichman Funded By Gates Foundation To Surveil So Called Anti-Vaccine Citizens - Age of Autism


UK says Sanofi, Merck recall some typhoid vaccine batches - Sanofi Pasteur MSD, the vaccine joint venture of Sanofi and Merck & Co, has recalled some batches of its typhoid vaccine because of concerns about effectiveness, Britain's drug regulator said on Monday.

SEC Probes Pfizer Domestic & Overseas Reporting by Ed Silverman - Pharmalot

The Courage to Protect by Cathy Jameson - Age of Autism

Brian Deer at the University of WI La Crosse: “An Elaborate Fraud” by Anne Dachel - Age of Autism

From Theresa Cedillo - Age of Autism

Secret Papers Reveal Funding Refused to Researchers Looking Into Link Between Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Vaccinations  by Christina England Vactruth

Why was the autism debate not allowed on Univ. of Wisconsin La Crosse campus?

Professor John Walker-Smith recalls fight to clear his name in High Court over MMR controversy

Appeal for vaccination against measles

The Decision To Vaccinate Is for Parents Not Government to Make

Vaccinated Students Contract Whooping Cough


State DOH Urges Gay Men In NYC To Get Vaccinated For Meningitis

Mercer Circuit Court: Student objecting to mandatory vaccination has right to be home schooled

Dr. Joseph Mercola Interviews Dr. Lawrence Palevsky About Vaccination and Health (video)

HPV Vaccine Concerns: New Study Reveals Dangers (video)

OMG status update

Bivalent HPV vaccine has cross-protective effect, but could wane over time

State’s new immunization law reverses troubling opt-out trend - Washington state used to be dead last among states when it came to immunizing children against deadly childhood diseases. A new state law is reversing that unhealthy trend.

Health care workers should not be mandated to get the flu vaccine – Dr. David Brownstein by The Refusers

Using the lie that shaken baby syndrome is a misdiagnosis for vaccine injury to try to exonerate another accused child abuser (one last word)

Strike on influenza begins with vaccines and upcoming clinics

High-dose flu vaccines ready for seniors

Rogers County Health Department schedules flu vaccine clinics

Nigeria: FG Releases 28 Million Oral Polio Vaccines for Immunisation Exercise

Typhoid vaccine failure warning

Vaccine Court Judgements for Flu Shot Injuries

No need for needles; some kids can now get their flu vaccine in nasal spray

HealthCare Professionals for Vaccine Choice

Doctor questions claims of E. coli vaccine

Gloucestershire GPs run out of flu vaccine

Drill gets a shot in the arm - Vaccinations double as crisis preparedness

Schools Should Have the Right to Ban Non-Vaccinated Kids From Attending

Elsevier Opens Registration for 2nd Middle East Vaccine Congress

Novavax Initiates Phase 2 Clinical Trial of RSV Vaccine Candidate

Clinical Notes: Calif. Vax Rules Tightened

Valley fever vaccine a hostage to cash

Flu vaccine 'withheld for safety' - Millions of people in at risk groups are urged to get vaccinated

Japanese firm buys Montana pharmaceutical company

Sanofi is worth taking a look at

Bio-safety experts warn genetically modified vaccines may cause harm - SaneVax


Large study proves Gardasil safe? Where is the control group?
- SaneVax

Gardasil Report: Changing the definition of Adverse Event? - SaneVax

Immature CD4+CD8+ Thymocytes Are Preferentially Infected by Measles Virus in Human Thymic Organ Cultures

Emergency vaccinations for pregnant women as whooping cough cases triple

Fungal meningitis cases soar; death toll reaches 8

Preventive behaviors during H1N1 pandemic varied worldwide

Suboptimal response to H1N1 vaccine reported in Down syndrome

Immunisation programmes reviewed - Latest scientific progresses discussed by authorities

CDC looking into baby's death after flu shot

CDC says vaccines safe after infant dies

Public shots for insured kids cut

Flu vaccine covers new strains

Incidence of needlestick injuries appears to be lower among employees at retail pharmacy chain

Current Vaccine Shortages & Delays

CDC targets holdout health workers on flu shots - Federal health officials want physicians to top the 86% vaccination rate they achieved during the previous flu season.

Europe Fears New Epidemics, Cost Of Vaccines

Map of Healthcare Facilities which Received Three Lots* of Methylprednisolone Acetate (PF) Recalled from New England Compounding Center on September 26, 2012

Interim Treatment Guidance for Central Nervous System and/or Parameningeal Infections Associated with Injection of Potentially Contaminated Steroid Products

UPDATE 3-Deadly U.S. meningitis outbreak increases to 91 cases

Multistate Meningitis Outbreak Investigation

Multi-State Meningitis Outbreak - Current Case Count

Trial participants are medical heroes not test monkeys says ACRO - ACRO says media portrayal of clinical trial participants as ‘guinea pigs’ or ‘test monkeys’ has a negative impact on drug research.

Health Canada tight-lipped on Champix suicides

Experts brace for wave of autistic adults

Doctor calls for more regulation amid meningitis outbreak

(CBS News) Dr. William Schaffner, chairman of Preventive Medicine at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, has called for more government regulation amid the outbreak of are fungal meningitis that has spread to nine states. Seven patients have died out ...
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Another meningitis death reported in TN

(WMC-TV) – The Tennessee Department of Health will hold a news conference Monday afternoon to update residents on the meningitis outbreak caused by epidural steroid injections. The news conference willMore >>. Health officials say the number of ...
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Meningitis Cases Rise Amid Hunt for Victims

Investigators from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and state officials are probing the Framingham, Mass., facility where the New England Compounding Center made the 17,676 potentially tainted steroid injections, which were then shipped to 75 ...
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No meningitis cases reported in Alaska

The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner (http://is.gd/IcDEGO) says state epidemiologist Dr. Joe McLaughlin says Alaska has had no reported meningitis cases associated with the implicated product. Meningitis is an infection of the membranes covering the brain ...
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Meningitis death at University of Michigan Hospital one of two in Michigan

The patient died in late September from the illness, said spokesman Pete Barkey. The death is the only confirmed case of fungal meningitis associated with the current outbreak, which has been linked to a batch of injectable steroids contaminated with a ...
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Family says Howell Township woman died of meningitis

Family members said a Howell Township woman was one of two Michigan residents who died as a result of being treated with injections of steroids, now recalled, that are believed to be linked to a multistate outbreak of fungal meningitis. Lillian Cary ...
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Fungal meningitis outbreak worries Minn. patient

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A Minnesota woman injected with a steroid linked to an outbreak of fungal meningitis say she's worried that her frequent head and neck pain mean she has the disease. Melissa Stevens of Maple Grove was being tested Monday for the ...
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Steroid-related meningitis cases rise to 105

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention updated the count on Monday. The list of nine states with reported cases stayed the same. Tennessee, Michigan, Virginia, Indiana, Florida, Maryland, Minnesota, North Carolina and Ohio previously reported ...
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Number of students infected with mumps climbs to 583

The number of mumps cases in schools across Egypt reached 583 on Monday. Education Ministry media advisor Mohamed al-Sorogy stated that no schools have yet been closed due to the outbreak, however. Sorogy claimed that, according to doctors, the ...
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WHY? - Mumps, etc

s founder and focal point describes his various ailments both physical and emotional in forensic and, at times, unsettling detail through the Californian act's fifth album, the perfectly titled 'Mumps, etc' 'Mumps, etc' is very much a confessional ...
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This Is Fake DIY

Three more cases of whooping cough confirmed at Souderton Area High School

Two students and one staff member at Souderton Area High School have been diagnosed with laboratory-confirmed pertussis, according to information released Monday morning by district officials. Pertussis, also known as whooping cough, is a highly ...
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Europe Fears New Epidemics, Cost Of Vaccines

Measles viruses could be prevented from circulating if 95% of the population were inoculated, she said. But vaccination rates fall far short in the 53 countries of the WHO European region to stamp out this extremely contagious disease. Recent studies ...
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Drop in measles cases in Narok

MEASLES cases in Narok North District have drastically reduced, according to district medical officer of health Dr David Kuria. Addressing reporters in his office yesterday, Kuria said 346 cases of measles have been reported since January. He ...
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7305 children vaccinated with anti-measles vaccine in Rajkot

RAJKOT: On Monday, 7305 school children were given anti-measles vaccination in Rajkot by health department of the Rajkot Municipal Corporation (RMC)/ RMC has launched a vaccination drive against measles in city from Monday. The anti-measles drive ...
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Flu vaccine covers new strains

It is important to receive this year's vaccine to be protected against the flu. According to Muñoz, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommendations indicate that everyone 6 months of age and older should get vaccinated against influenza.
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High-dose flu vaccines ready for seniors

... said Amy Szydlowski, executive director of the Pennsylvania Department of Health, Northeast District. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the safety profile of the high-dose vaccination is similar to that of the ...
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Dr. Jeff Hersh: It's flu season, time for a vaccination

Since it takes nine months to manufacture a sufficient supply of vaccines, the predicted flu strains for the annual vaccine is based on worldwide monitoring and tracking by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the World Health Organization.
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Military testing malaria vaccine

... Institute of Research, using GenVec adenovector technology coupled with DNA plasmid priming, indicated the vaccine "was safe and well-tolerated with minimal local or systemic reactions and no serious vaccine-related adverse reactions," GenVec said.
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CDC says vaccines safe after infant dies

There were six reports of adverse reactions to the vaccines, with five children exhibiting localized swelling and tiredness directly after their vaccinations, but they all recovered soon after, he said. The other report was the female baby, Chou said ...
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Floods threaten polio campaign in Nigeria

THE efforts of the Federal Government to stop the transmission of the Wild Polio Virus (WPV) by 2013 through the ongoing Immunisation Plus Days (IPDs) in 11 high risk states is being threatened by the raging floods that have affected most parts of the ...
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5 Meningitis Facts You Need to Know

Meningitis is a swelling or inflammation of the membranes that cover the brain and spinal cord (which are called the meninges). A number of things can cause meningitis. Usually the swelling is caused by an infection with a virus or bacteria, but it can ...
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Meningitis spreads, 91 now infected (Video)

Top news coming in today to a cooling San Francisco, right after the news about the 7.1 magnitude Colombia earthquake (See that article here: Photos: Colombia hit by 7.1 earthquake (Video)), is about the spread of meningitis. Now 91 people have been ...
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Meningitis outbreak kills 2 in Michigan

Two Michiganders have died as a result of an eight-state outbreak of fungal meningitis that was likely caused by a contaminated steroid medicine used to treat back pain, state and federal health officials say. The toll of cases nationwide soared Sunday ...
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Anybody done titers for pertussis?

Pertussis is in the middle school and there's a good chance it will rear its head in the elementary, in which case James (being unvaxed) will be sent home for the duration. This kid LOVES school. I was thinking of bringing him in for a titer, but here ...
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Immunisation programmes reviewed

Dubai: Immunisation guidelines in accordance with the World Health Organisation were discussed by the Immunisation Technical Advisory Committee from the Ministry of Health. Areas discussed included the role of the Ministry and national authorities; the ...
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WOODFORD GREEN: MMR doctor recalls long battle to clear his name

Professor John Walker-Smith, 75, of Monkhams Drive in Woodford Green, had been found guilty of professional misconduct in May 2010 following claims he took part in unapproved research that suggested links between the MMR vaccine, bowel disease and ...
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Meningitis outbreak grows to 91, with seven dead, CDC says

Fungal meningitis has sickened 91 people across nine states, killing seven, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Sunday. The outbreak seems to be growing by the day: The CDC on Saturday had reported 64 sickened. Fungal meningitis ...
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Rare Fungal Meningitis Outbreak: 7 Dead; 91 Cases Reported

Health officials reported 27 new cases of a rare fungal meningitis outbreak today that has killed seven people and sickened a total of 91 across nine states. The outbreak of aspergillus meningitis has been linked to spinal steroid injections, a common ...
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ABC News

Meningitis Outbreak: 91 Cases, Product Recall Expanded

The CDC reports 91 cases in the deadly fungal meningitis outbreak and the New England Compounding Center, maker of a steroid linked to outbreak, recalled all of its products Saturday. The recall is being done "out of an abundance of caution due to the ...
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MedPage Today

Intense pain, confusing diagnosis mark meningitis

Russell's husband, Robert, said his wife's doctor told him early on, "`You can call it meningitis, you can call it anything you want to, but quite frankly, nobody, not anybody in this country, knows what it is at this point because we have never seen ...
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Research and Markets: Bordetella Pertussis Infections - Pipeline Review, H2 2012

DUBLIN — Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/j3lkt2/bordetella) has announced the addition of Global Markets Direct's new report "Bordetella Pertussis Infections - Pipeline Review, H2 2012" to their offering. Global ...
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Cases of pertussis soar in Maricopa County

The number of confirmed cases of whooping cough in Maricopa County so far in 2012 is more than triple last year's tally for the same period. County officials consider 2012 an outbreak year for whooping cough, a highly contagious illness formally known ...
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CDC looking into baby's death after flu shot

Taipei, Oct. 8 (CNA) The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) is looking into the death of an 11-month-old baby girl after she got a flu shot, an official said Monday. The girl, from ... The data indicates that the flu vaccine is "quite safe," he said ...
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CCAAA to Offer Flu Shots

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recommends an influenza (flu) vaccine every year as the first and best way to protect against getting the flu. By two weeks after vaccination, the body develops antibodies to protect against the viruses in the vaccine.
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Europe fears new epidemics, cost of vaccines

SPECIAL REPORT / Measles and rubella are “raging” throughout Europe and public fears fuelled by internet-driven campaigns and lack of funding are worsening the situation, delegates at the Gastein Health Forum were told. “At the moment, for example, ...
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EurActiv

Niger Renews Commitment to Fight Polio

Niger State government has renewed its commitment to make the state polio free and has therefore warned against the refusal of vaccine by any parent for their children. Governor Mu'azu Babangida Aliyu represented by the Deputy Governor, Hon Ahmed ...
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Polio Immunisation - Jigawa Targets 1.2 Million Children

Dutse — Director-General of the Jigawa State Gunduma Primary Health Care Agency, Usman Tahir, at the weekend said they have a target of over 1.2million children for the 5th round of oral polio vaccination. Tahir, who made the statement in Ringim Local ...
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Governor Kwankwaso Fires Polio Officials Over Corruption

Kano — Dozens of officials handling polio immunization in Kano State have been fired because they were using the exercise as a "money-making venture", Governor Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso has said. Speaking on Saturday during the launch of a new phase ...
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[IM] The Autism/Vaccine Link: Andrew Wakefield/Brian ... - YouTube

[IM] The Autism/Vaccine Link: Andrew Wakefield/Brian Deer, UW-L Thursday 4 October ...
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Public shots for insured kids cut

All public providers for Vaccines for Children (VFC), such as the Yuma County Public Health Services District, school programs, public clinics and several fire departments, will no longer be authorized to provide immunizations to insured patients 18 ...
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Pharmacy linked to meningitis outbreak issues recall

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention posted updated figures to its website Sunday showing there are now more than 90 confirmed cases of the rare form of fungal meningitis. The outbreak spans nine states and has killed at least seven people.
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Controversial HPV vaccine deemed safe for kids

(CNN) - A new study found Gardasil, a vaccine against human papiloma virus, to be safe for young girls. HPV is a virus known to cause genital warts and cervical cancer. Concerns over the safety of the Gardasil vaccine emerged soon after the Food and ...
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Cases of pertussis soar in Maricopa County

"Historically, pertussis comes in outbreaks every three to five years. We see increases in pertussis. We're not sure exactly why," said Ron Klein, nursing supervisor at the county Department of Public Health's Office of Community Health Nursing. "This ...
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HPV vaccine deemed safe | WOAI: San Antonio News

SAN ANTONIO- The HPV vaccine Gardasil is safe even for young girls. That's according to a new study from Kaiser Permanente. The makers of Gardasil paid for ...
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HPV Vaccine Concerns: New Study Reveals Dangers | KMVT | Twin ...

Twin Falls, Idaho (KMVT-TV) A new study finds the human papilomavirus vaccine may cause an increased risk of fainting and skin infections.
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Malnutrition stunting growth in Indian children, says report

In terms of immunisation, 62 per cent male children between 12-23 months received full immunisation in 2011. In contrast, 8 per cent children never received any vaccination, the report adds. Even in case on immunisation, mother's education plays a role.
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India Today

High-dose flu vaccines ready for seniors

According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the safety profile of the high-dose vaccination is similar to that of the regular flu vaccine. But adverse reactions, which are usually mild and temporary, occurred more frequently after ...
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Rotary Club Holds Fundraiser to Raise Awareness for Polio

YUMA, AZ - Rotary Club members gathered at the Yuma Art Center this afternoon for a film screening to raise funds and awareness for polio. The Yuma Sunrise Rotary club showed the documentary "The Shot Felt 'Round the World: The Untold Pittsburgh ...
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Vaccination debate pits public health vs. personal liberty

“That may tip the balance to be something we really are concerned about and should be concerned about,” said Marcella Bobinsky, the state immunization program manager at the Division of Public Health Services. “If the exemption rate does rise, that is ...
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Free HPV Vaccine Now Available to More Young Women

The annual school immunization program to offer HPV vaccine to all Grade 8 girls is continuing. HPV is the most common sexually transmitted infection in Canada and is responsible for 70 per cent of cervical cancers and 90 per cent of genital warts.
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Meningitis outbreak sparks call for FDA action

The Connecticut Democrat said Sunday that he will be writing to U.S. Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Margaret Hamburg to ask for stricter scrutiny of such pharmacies. He said the facilities appear to operate in a ''regulatory black hole'' and ...
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Meningitis spurs New England Compounding Center pharmacy to recall all ...

ATLANTA — The pharmacy that distributed a steroid linked to an outbreak of fungal meningitis has issued a voluntary recall of all of its products. The New England Compounding Center said in a news release that the move was taken out of an abundance of ...
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New York Daily News

Deadly meningitis outbreak increases to 91 cases

NASHVILLE, Tennessee (Reuters) - U.S. health officials on Sunday reported an additional 27 cases in a fungal meningitis outbreak linked to steroid injections that has killed seven people and now infected 91 in nine states. The U.S. Centers for Disease ...
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Appeal for vaccination against measles

"People with measles usually feel extremely unwell. Symptoms can include a high fever, tiredness, runny nose, cough and sore eyes before a blotchy red rash appears; with a quarter to a third of people with measles requiring hospitalisation for measles ...
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Cumberland Courier Newspapers

Thimerosal and Autism | Autism360

It says, "With the removal of thimerosal from vaccination sera during 2002-2004, we will have to wait until 2005-07 to see if the increasing incidence of autism ...
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HPV vaccine acceptance grows

The HPV — human papillomavirus — vaccine protects against several types of cancer, most notably cervical cancer in women and against genital warts for men and women. Currently the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommend it for boys and ...
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Avoid the aches: SC health officials urge residents to prep for flu season

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is urging people to get vaccinated before they end up bedridden and regretful. Influenza season ... This year's vaccine is formulated to protect against the H1N1, influenza B and the H3N2 strains of ...
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Where Is Federal Funding for Valley Fever?

The fungus is highly infectious when aerosolized, it reproduces easily in culture and there is no vaccine to prevent illness once exposed, according to Jason McDonald, spokesman for the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Researchers ...
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Dr Doran Offers Perspective on Gardasil - YouTube

GBMC's Chairman of Pediatrics Tim Doran, M.D., spoke with FOX45 Good Day Baltimore on ...
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Cases of measles continue to rise in Sussex

The outbreak has been blamed on the poor uptake of the measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccine, with people either not vaccinated at all or only having one of the necessary two doses. More cases are expected to emerge over the coming weeks as the ...
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Four-day anti-polio drive to start on October 15

The Islamabad Capital Territory (ICT) Administration, in coordination with all concerned departments, including the Capital Development Authority (CDA), has completed all necessary arrangements for launching the four-day polio immunisation campaign on ...
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HPV vaccine found safe in large study

HPV vaccination is recommended for both boys and girls to shield them from the sexually transmitted infection, which may cause various types of cancer. While Gardasil has already been deemed safe and effective by health regulators across the globe ...
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Medics in Kenya raise alarms of a possible measles outbreak

“For the past nine months, a total of thirty two young children have succumbed to complications relating to a new measles outbreak in the country.” This was the announcement made by the Public Health and Sanitization Director Shahnaaz Sharif. It's ...
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Newstime Africa

Why was the autism debate not allowed on Univ. of Wisconsin La Crosse campus?

Mr. Deer claims that Dr. Andrew Wakefield had perpetrated a fraud on the public when he wrote about the possible link between the MMR vaccine, bowel disease and autism in children. He expressed no concern, however, over why autism is now affecting ...
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Smallpox Virus May Help Treat Deadly Form of Breast Cancer

Since smallpox vaccines have been given to billions of people to eradicate smallpox, this new vaccine will likely have a similar level of safety. However, its use as a therapy in patients with triple negative breast cancer would require a clinical ...
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State reports spike of chickenpox cases on Peninsula

State health officials say there's been a spike in chickenpox cases on the Kenai Peninsula. Nine cases were reported this month among unvaccinated or incompletely vaccinated children in Homer and Soldotna. That brings the total number of confirmed or ...
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Chickenpox outbreak in school

BERHAMPUR: The vector-borne disease of chicken pox has been spreading among the inmates of a government-run residential school in Kandhamal district. At least 19 inmates, aged 6 to 12 years, in the residential school at Daberi in Daringibadi block, ...
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2 Cases of Whooping Cough in Lower Merion Schools

Cases of pertussis have increased nationally as well as in our community over recent years. Pertussis, also known as whooping cough, is a highly contagious respiratory disease. It is caused by the bacterium Bordetella pertussis. It can be serious in ...
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Anti-measles drive to kick off today

RAJKOT: The Rajkot Municipal Corporation (RMC) will launch a vaccination drive for measles in the city from Monday. The anti-measles drive will continue till November 17. "RMC has successfully launched a polio eradication campaign in city. After 2002 ...
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Yukon babies to be offered rotavirus vaccine

In the U.S., they had pre-vaccine 50 or 60 deaths a year in the United States from rotavirus, so it's not insignificant,” said Dr. Brendan Hanley, Yukon's Chief Medical Health Officer. Hanley said the medicine is given orally, along with other shots ...
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