Navigation Links
Outbreaks of Whooping Cough Contributed by Vaccine Exemptions

Outbreaks of whooping cough may be contributed by state laws which allow parents to exempt their child from vaccine due to personal beliefs according to researchers reported// Tuesday.

Investigators found higher rates of whooping cough in such states to the tune of around 50 percent higher than in states which only allowed exemptions for medical reasons and religious beliefs. The researchers have reported their findings in the Journal of the American Medical Association.

Study authors, led by Saad B. Omer of Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore found that in states such as California, parents can take a personal-belief exemption by simply signing a school immunization form. Still other states, like Maryland, officially allow only religious exemptions; but here too parents have only to sign a form, which makes it likely that many take the exemption for personal reasons.

Omer said that the elevated rates of whooping cough in these states point to the "very real consequences" of relaxing vaccination requirements.

Whooping cough, also known as pertusis is a highly contagious bacterial infection of the respiratory system which causes fits of severe coughing and breathing difficulties -- often with a distinctive "whoop" sound on inhalation. Although a person can become infected at any age it is especially dangerous, and potentially fatal, to babies and young children.

Although childhood vaccination with the combined diphtheria, tetanus and pertussis or the DPT vaccine can prevent whooping cough, the rate of infection in the U.S. has been steadily rising in recent years.

According to Dr. Daniel A. Salmon, an associate professor of epidemiology at the University of Florida College of Medicine and the study's senior author this trend is one reason why the current study was undertaken.

All U.S. states require children entering school to have proof they've received standard vaccinations, though all a
'"/>




Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Grapes, Melons Implicated in Outbreaks
2. Needle-Free Injection System Ideal for Pandemic Outbreaks
3. Lack of Funds in Sudan-Pathway to Epidemic Outbreaks
4. Angola Warned of Recurrent Cholera Outbreaks
5. Early Warning System To Predict Zoonotic Outbreaks
6. Prime Minister Calls For Early Warning System On Epidemic Outbreaks
7. Expect More Outbreaks in Europe, Bird Flu Expert Warns
8. PAHO Urges Readiness for Dengue Outbreaks in 2007
9. Mathematical Model Predicts Cholera Outbreaks
10. AMA Calls For Calm Approach To Aged Care Illness Outbreaks
11. Rising Rates of Whooping Cough in Idaho
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
TAG: Outbreaks Whooping Cough Contributed Vaccine Exemptions

(Date:12/26/2014)... England (PRWEB) December 26, 2014 The ... take place March 24-28, 2015 in Rome, Italy and ... line-up includes workshops on a wide variety ... as well as peak performance training in athletes. The ... around the world. , Biofeedback monitoring allows clients to ...
(Date:12/26/2014)... Pentec Health, Inc. number fourteen on the ... for 2014. The awards program, created in 2000, is ... in the country. The program is a public/private partnership ... and Economic Development, the Pennsylvania State Council of the ... Business Journal. , Charlie Wilson, Vice President ...
(Date:12/25/2014)... December 26, 2014 This is a ... the global Sterilizers industry with a focus on the ... market status of the Sterilizers manufacturers and is a ... individuals interested in the industry. This report provides a ... and manufacturing technology. In this part, the report presents ...
(Date:12/25/2014)... December 25, 2014 Product liability lawsuits ... hip recall ( http://www.consumerinjurylawyers.com/DePuy/ ) continue to move forward ... an Order issued in the U.S. District Court, Northern ... convene an open conference on January 7, 2015, at ... Courthouse in West Palm Beach, Florida. The Conference is ...
(Date:12/25/2014)... December 25, 2014 The short film “Color ... created in honor of a true 9/11 hero, Welles Remy ... festivals including the 24 hours of Nuremberg International Short Film ... , Actress, screenwriter and director Luciana Lagana ... film together with her husband, Gregory Graham - ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Final Workshop Line-up Announced for 18th Annual Biofeedback Conference in Rome, Italy 2Health News:Pentec Health Ranks Fourteenth on The Best Places to Work in PA for 2014 2Health News:Pentec Health Ranks Fourteenth on The Best Places to Work in PA for 2014 3Health News:Sterilizers Industry Global and Chinese Analysis for 2009-2019 Now Available at ReportsnReports.com 2Health News:Sterilizers Industry Global and Chinese Analysis for 2009-2019 Now Available at ReportsnReports.com 3Health News:Federal Court Overseeing DePuy ASR Hip Lawsuit Set to Convene Conference in January, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports 2Health News:Federal Court Overseeing DePuy ASR Hip Lawsuit Set to Convene Conference in January, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports 3Health News:The True 9/11 Hero Story “Color of Honor” Premieres in Germany and Bangladesh: Luciana Lagana Plays the Mother of the Lead and Co-Produces with Blaise Dolcemaschio. 2Health News:The True 9/11 Hero Story “Color of Honor” Premieres in Germany and Bangladesh: Luciana Lagana Plays the Mother of the Lead and Co-Produces with Blaise Dolcemaschio. 3
... help decrease the risk of breast cancer in postmenopausal women. ... ages 50 and 79 years old. The women were assessed ... on how many hours per week they exercised. The level ... 50 years was also considered. Researchers documented cases of breast ...
... group of cells, called satellite cells, that line the ... // their youthfulness. These cells rescue damaged muscles and ... new cells for future repairs. Previous studies have shown ... is activated by another protein called Delta. ,Researchers ...
... study reports the vessels in the eyes may be ... appears to narrow before blood // pressure exceeds normal ... to photograph the retinas of more than 3,500 people. ... Researchers also measured the blood pressure of the patients ...
... New research shows heart attacks without chest pain are more ... heart attack. Instead of chest pain //, some patients experience ... and vomiting. ,Researchers conducted a study to see how ... treated and how they recover. The study included information on ...
... new research chemotherapy after surgery may not be better ... cancer patients. // However, researchers say, the study looked ... new chemotherapy regimens may be better. ,In 1977, ... after surgery was initiated. More than 1,000 patients with ...
... Researchers have now found a way to genetically engineer the ... leaving healthy ones intact.// They did this by modifying one ... they had to boost the activity of another gene to ... Specialists say, “When the virus infects cells, it takes the ...
Cached Medicine News:
(Date:12/24/2014)... -- The International Trade Commission (ITC) issued its final decision in ... a notice issued on December 23, the ITC ruled in ... humidifier was invalid. BMC President, James Xu ... excited with the ITC,s decision in this case. This victory ... the very beginning on the key patents in the case. ...
(Date:12/24/2014)... FARMINGTON, Conn. , Dec. 24, 2014 ... a biopharmaceutical company developing targeted, receptor-specific peptide therapeutics ... medical need and commercial potential, today announced that ... 2,050,000 shares of its common stock and Series ... common stock.  Funds under the management of QVT ...
(Date:12/24/2014)... 23, 2014 Echo Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: ... focused on skin permeation, continuous glucose monitoring and ... Hollander has been appointed Chief Executive Officer ... than 20 years of experience in the medical ... recently served as Vice President, Business Development, Otsuka ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:ITC Final Decision Goes Against ResMed (RMD) Monumental Win for 3B/BMC 2Palatin Completes $20 Million Equity and $10 Million Debt Financings 2Palatin Completes $20 Million Equity and $10 Million Debt Financings 3Palatin Completes $20 Million Equity and $10 Million Debt Financings 4Echo Therapeutics Announces Scott W. Hollander as President & Chief Executive Officer 2Echo Therapeutics Announces Scott W. Hollander as President & Chief Executive Officer 3
... Matrixx Initiatives, Inc. (Nasdaq: MTXX ), an over-the-counter healthcare company, announced today ... March 31, 2010 , will be released after the market closes on ... following morning on Tuesday, May 11, 2010 at 11:00 AM ... To access the teleconference, ...
... that a new market research report is available in its catalogue: , ... Stakeholder Opinions: Cardiovascular and Metabolic Generics - Generics continue to gain prominence ... http://www.reportlinker.com/p0191948/Stakeholder-Opinions-Cardiovascular-and-Metabolic-Generics----Generics-continue-to-gain-prominence.html , ... , , , ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Matrixx Initiatives, Inc. Sets Time for Discussion of Fourth Quarter and Fiscal 2010 Financial Results 2Reportlinker Adds Stakeholder Opinions: Cardiovascular and Metabolic Generics - Generics continue to gain prominence 2Reportlinker Adds Stakeholder Opinions: Cardiovascular and Metabolic Generics - Generics continue to gain prominence 3Reportlinker Adds Stakeholder Opinions: Cardiovascular and Metabolic Generics - Generics continue to gain prominence 4Reportlinker Adds Stakeholder Opinions: Cardiovascular and Metabolic Generics - Generics continue to gain prominence 5Reportlinker Adds Stakeholder Opinions: Cardiovascular and Metabolic Generics - Generics continue to gain prominence 6Reportlinker Adds Stakeholder Opinions: Cardiovascular and Metabolic Generics - Generics continue to gain prominence 7Reportlinker Adds Stakeholder Opinions: Cardiovascular and Metabolic Generics - Generics continue to gain prominence 8Reportlinker Adds Stakeholder Opinions: Cardiovascular and Metabolic Generics - Generics continue to gain prominence 9
... the equivalent of 7.5 liters out of your ... need two machines for your high-flow patients! , ... Oxygen-Conserving Devices function like standard conservers, because they ... oxygen required to saturate a patient. However, ...
Proven and Efficient Stand-Alone Device. International Model. 50 psi....
Lightweight Pneumatic Conserver., ,NOTE: All models passed the ASTM PS 127-00 regulator ignition safety test....
... ,Offers an average 5:1 increase in usage time ... of a standard cannula. , ,The combination ... ambulatory oxygen patients a superior alternative to liquid ... warranty. , ,NOTE: ...
Medicine Products: