Navigation Links
Spread of Whooping Cough Raises Concern
Date:8/4/2010

artments varies widely, so the CDC's national surveillance data can lag. Local health departments tend to be more attuned to localized outbreaks, Liang said.

"The magnitude of the increase in California is concerning, and that's why we are trying to emphasize the importance of vaccination," Liang said.

Vaccination guidelines call for children to receive doses of pertussis vaccine at 2 months, 4 month, 6 months, between 15 and 18 months and then again at school age, between 4 to 6 years. Children should also receive a booster between the ages of 11 and 12.

Previous recommendations called for women to get vaccinated right before or right after pregnancy to protect infants. But in the wake of the epidemic, California public health officials are now advising pregnant women to get vaccinated.

Since 2005, the CDC has also recommended adolescents and adults up to age 64 receive a one-time booster shot because immunity from childhood pertussis immunization wanes over time, said Christina Chambers, an epidemiologist and a professor of pediatrics at the University of California, San Diego.

The shot itself, called Tdap, typically also includes a tetanus and diphtheria booster.

Yet few adolescents and adults are following expert recommendations, Liang said. A 2008 CDC study found about 40 percent of adolescents aged 11 and 12 had gotten the booster, while only 6 percent of adults had.

Though there little data explicitly looking at whether the vaccine is safe for pregnant women, there is no evidence that getting the vaccine can bring on the disease or carries any other risks. The pertussis vaccine is made up of an inactivated, or "killed," virus, Chambers explained.

"There is no data to suggest [that] giving the pertussis vaccine during pregnancy will cause harm," said Chambers, director of the California Teratogen Information Service (CTIS) Pregnancy Health Information Program, which provides counseling for pregnant women on
'/>"/>

Copyright©2010 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Family's Fight to Save Child Spreads Hope Around Globe
2. Fans Spread the Love on Target Facebook Page and Help Donate $1 Million to Five Charities
3. UCR researcher identifies mechanism malaria parasite uses to spread in red blood cells
4. Mayo Clinic researchers find oncogene is important in pancreatic cancer growth and spread
5. Freezing breast tumors helps stop cancer’s spread in mice, U-M study finds
6. Proteins May Predict Spread of Colon Cancer
7. H1N1 Flu Spreads Slower Than Seasonal Flu: Study
8. Flexible Floor-Cleaning Routine Helps School Prevent Spread of Infection
9. Widespread Public Defibrillators May Save Lives
10. Beta Blockers May Slow Spread of Breast Cancer
11. Start spreading the news: NYU scientists find therapeutic target to stop cancer metastases
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Spread of Whooping Cough Raises Concern
(Date:7/13/2014)... A decreased ability to identify odors might ... disease, while examinations of the eye could indicate ... Alzheimer,s, in the brain, according to the results ... Alzheimer,s Association International Conference 2014 (AAIC 2014) in ... decreased ability to identify odors was significantly associated ...
(Date:7/13/2014)... A Xarelto lawsuit webpage has been ... consumers with the most current information regarding serious internal ... medication, as well as the growing number of ... country. The law firm is now offering free legal ... internal bleeding and related complications while using Xarelto, including:, ...
(Date:7/13/2014)... Palatine, Illinois (PRWEB) July 13, 2014 Hope ... facilitating a monthly grief support group at the Tamarack Senior ... will be held at 10:30 A.M. on the 3rd Wednesdays ... July 16th, 2014 at the Tamarack Community located at 55 ... to all bereaved individuals and there is no cost for ...
(Date:7/13/2014)... According to the Living With KP book review ... that features a series of tips and advice on ... This guide consists of 14 chapters including:, ...     Chapter 2: What Cause KP? ,     Chapter 3: ...     Chapter 4: Keratosis Pilaris Treatment ,     Chapter ...
(Date:7/12/2014)... Recently, Fadhits.com, a well-known wedding dress manufacturer and ... graduation dresses to its product line. In addition, the ... It wants to bring more benefits for its loyal fans. ... discounted prices, up to 72% off. , As a leader ... Its online shop is a good place for ladies who ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Smell and eye tests show potential to detect Alzheimer's early 2Health News:Smell and eye tests show potential to detect Alzheimer's early 3Health News:Smell and eye tests show potential to detect Alzheimer's early 4Health News:Smell and eye tests show potential to detect Alzheimer's early 5Health News:Smell and eye tests show potential to detect Alzheimer's early 6Health News:Smell and eye tests show potential to detect Alzheimer's early 7Health News:Xeralto Lawsuit Page Launched By Wright & Schulte LLC To Provide Information On Potential For Xarelto Bleeding Side Effects, Growing Litigation 2Health News:Xeralto Lawsuit Page Launched By Wright & Schulte LLC To Provide Information On Potential For Xarelto Bleeding Side Effects, Growing Litigation 3Health News:Xeralto Lawsuit Page Launched By Wright & Schulte LLC To Provide Information On Potential For Xarelto Bleeding Side Effects, Growing Litigation 4Health News:Hope Hospice Announces Grief Support Group at the Tamarack Senior Living Community 2Health News:Living With KP Book Review Exposes Jennifer Richards' Keratosis Pilaris Guide – Vkool.com 2Health News:Living With KP Book Review Exposes Jennifer Richards' Keratosis Pilaris Guide – Vkool.com 3Health News:New Collection of Long Graduation Dresses Revealed by Fadhits.com 2
... in treatment of cancer, are likely to harm normal ... the Journal of Biology.// ,The study observed that ... be long lasting. This study gives a clue to ... that are seen in lots of cancer patients. Cancer ...
... Texas surgeons lead robotically assisted laparoscopic surgeries. A ... places in the body. Laparoscopic surgeons at// UT ... gastric-bypass and colon-resections surgeries. , Laparoscopic ... than one long incision. This usually results in ...
... it proposed to set up a health ombudsman to monitor ... Health and Family Welfare Panabaka Lakshmi told the Lok Sabha ... Ombud" will be part of a bill that government proposes ... the deadly disease. ,The minister said the objective ...
... worried about looking their best for upcoming events and warm-weather ... part of that. According to a survey conducted by the ... 61 percent of female respondents said people look better with ... of women thought that a tan gave them a “healthy” ...
... a lot of other countries, Japan is keen to ... universities, which are currently restricted only to those// who ... of the undergraduate courses like biotechnology and neurosciences to ... prime minister. He is also a professor at the ...
... behavioral abnormalities, if they are habituated to excessive viewing ... study conducted recently at Indiana// University School of Medicine ... less inclined to be self controlled and poised and ... were studied using MRI scanners.They were assigned to watch ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:North Texas Surgeons Lead Robotically Assisted Laparoscopic Surgeries. 2Health News:AAD Warns Against Indoor Tanning for the Holiday Season 2
(Date:1/15/2014)... As health officials across the Midwest warn against the widespread ... Michigan will offer free diagnostic testing for ... to administer tests and, in some cases, fill the matching ... the study. The Grand Rapids, Mich. ...
(Date:1/15/2014)... Texas , Jan. 15, 2014  Novation, the leading ... awarded several new IT value-added reseller (VAR) national contracts ... IT goods and services at lower costs. These include ... services such as initiative assistance and ongoing IT consulting ...
(Date:1/15/2014)... Calif. , Jan. 15, 2014 Massachusetts ... (NASDAQ: AMGN ) announced today that ... discover and validate new therapeutic targets and develop ... chronic disorder that affects millions worldwide. The MGH-Broad-Amgen ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Meijer Pharmacy Offers Free Flu, Strep Testing as Influenza Cases Rise Across the Midwest 2Meijer Pharmacy Offers Free Flu, Strep Testing as Influenza Cases Rise Across the Midwest 3New Novation Information Technology VAR Contracts Offer Significant Savings to Hospitals 2Mass. General, Broad Institute and Amgen Will Work to Discover New Drugs for Inflammatory Bowel Disease 2Mass. General, Broad Institute and Amgen Will Work to Discover New Drugs for Inflammatory Bowel Disease 3Mass. General, Broad Institute and Amgen Will Work to Discover New Drugs for Inflammatory Bowel Disease 4
... GlySure Limited, developer of in-hospital continuous blood glucose ... million Series C financing round. GlySure will use this ... the United States and Europe. The financing ... existing investors Amadeus Capital Partners, Chester Investments and Delta ...
... 9, 2012  Stemline Therapeutics, Inc., a clinical stage biopharmaceutical ... cells (CSCs), today announced that Eric K. Rowinsky, M.D. ... Medical Officer and Head of Research and Development. Dr. ... the Company,s two clinical stage drug candidates, SL-401 and ...
Cached Medicine Technology:GlySure Secures $10.9 Million in Series C Financing Round 2Stemline Therapeutics, Inc. Names Eric K. Rowinsky, M.D. Chief Medical Officer and Head of Research and Development 2Stemline Therapeutics, Inc. Names Eric K. Rowinsky, M.D. Chief Medical Officer and Head of Research and Development 3
... Siremobil Iso-C3D C-Arm imaging system interface sets ... mobile C-arm imaging. Combining mobility and ... the cooperative technologies deliver the most complete ... imaging is the new standard in the ...
... OmniSight image guided surgery system offers ... in design and use. It provides ... to localize critical anatomy and plan ... gives surgeons an easy-to-use, technologically advanced ...
... the next evolution in transforaminal lumbar interbody ... instruments.. The T.L.I.F. SG Instruments feature a ... preparation instruments designed to support the technically ... range of instrument options to meet the ...
The ZEPHIR Anterior Cervical Plate System is the lowest profile plate clinically available....
Medicine Products: