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Refusing immunizations puts children at increased risk of pertussis infection

... to look for immunization refusal and possible pertussis infections, making it the most definitive on the ... could have been prevented by immunization." pertussis more commonly known as whooping cough is a ... 1976 there were just over 1,000 reported cases of pertussis in the United States; by 2004, it climbed to ...

Refusing Immunizations Puts Children at Increased Risk of Pertussis Infection, Kaiser Permanente Study Finds

... to look for immunization refusal and possible pertussis infections, making it the most definitive on the ... could have been prevented by immunization." pertussis - more commonly known as whooping cough - is a ... 1976 there were just over 1,000 reported cases of pertussis in the United States; by 2004, it climbed to ...

Video: Jennifer Lopez Joins the Fight Against Pertussis in New PSAs

... "When I learned that many babies who get pertussis catch it from their parents, and how easy it is ... have so many things to worry about. Getting pertussis themselves, or possibly spreading the disease to ... important it is that they get vaccinated against pertussis to protect themselves and to help keep their ...

Parents of new babies should be considered for a whooping cough booster, say experts

... But evidence is growing that the incidence of pertussis is rising in adolescents and adults. ... in Edinburgh report two fatal cases of invasive pertussis in unvaccinated young infants. In the first ... vaccination status but the mother received a pertussis booster in 1986. The child was transferred to ...

Pennsylvania State Health Department Conducts Pertussis Immunization Clinic in Mercer County

... 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In response to a pertussis outbreak in the West Middlesex Area School ... parents, students, and staff after an outbreak of pertussis sickened 32 people at the elementary school. ... Adults and older children can also receive a pertussis vaccination booster that could reduce the ...

Pennsylvania Health Department Reminds Parents to Immunize Their Children Against Pertussis

... -- Responding to an increase in pertussis cases in Pennsylvania and nationwide, the ... spread of the disease. Adults can also receive a pertussis vaccination that could reduce the likelihood of ... immunized, contact your family physician. pertussis begins with cold symptoms including coughing that ...

Earlier Vaccination Could Cut Whooping Cough Deaths

... 3 (HealthDay News) -- Giving infants a routine pertussis (whooping cough) vaccine two weeks earlier than ... be life-threatening to infants, are increasing. pertussis vaccine has been highly effective in defending ... that a two-month-old infant is completely without pertussis vaccine protection by 25 percent. ...

Minor shift in vaccine schedule has potential to reduce infant illness, death

... hospitalizations and seven deaths attributable to pertussis each year in the United States, said Timothy R. ... infants in the United States, the incidence of pertussis peaks at 1 month of age and progressively ... five doses of the diphtheria-tetanus-acellular pertussis (DTaP) vaccine at 2, 4 and 6 months of age, with ...

Federal Advisory Committee Votes to Include Newly Licensed Pentacel(R) Vaccine in Vaccines for Children Program

... and Tetanus Toxoids and Acellular pertussis Adsorbed, Inactivated Poliovirus and Haemophilus ... only four-dose diphtheria, tetanus and acellular pertussis (DTaP)-based combination vaccine licensed in the ... Diphtheria and Tetanus Toxoids and Acellular pertussis Vaccine Adsorbed. (b) The true name for IPOL ...

FDA Approves KINRIX(TM) - New Combination Vaccine for Children

... offer protection against diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis and polio diseases in one shot. "Children 4 to ... Diphtheria and Tetanus Toxoids and Acellular pertussis (DTaP) and Inactivated Poliovirus (IPV) vaccines, ... and Tetanus Toxoids and Acellular pertussis (DTaP) vaccinations have been with PEDIARIX(R) ...

US FDA licenses Sanofi Pasteur's new pediatric combination vaccine, pentacel

... Diphtheria and Tetanus Toxoids and Acellular pertussis Adsorbed, Inactivated Poliovirus and Haemophilus ... only four-dose diphtheria, tetanus, and acellular pertussis (DTaP)-based combination vaccine for use in ... U.S. to contain sanofi pasteur's five acellular pertussis antigens, which are also used in its DTaP vaccine ...

U.S. FDA Licenses Sanofi Pasteur's New Pediatric Combination Vaccine, Pentacel(R)

... and Tetanus Toxoids and Acellular pertussis Adsorbed, Inactivated Poliovirus and Haemophilus ... only four-dose diphtheria, tetanus, and acellular pertussis (DTaP)-based combination vaccine for use in ... U.S. to contain sanofi pasteur's five acellular pertussis antigens, which are also used in its DTaP vaccine ...

Vaccine-Preventable Deaths Reach New Low in U.S.

... for 13 vaccine-preventable deaths: diphtheria; pertussis (whooping cough); tetanus; polio; measles; mumps; ... Today, about 15,000 people are infected with pertussis annually, and less than 30 people die each year. (An additional pertussis booster vaccination has been recommended for ...

NBA and WNBA Help Teens Take Their Best Shot at Health With New Vaccines for Teens Educational Campaign

... flu vaccination. Pertussis, Commonly Called "Whooping Cough" pertussis is one of the most common respiratory diseases in American teens and ... The CDC recommends a single dose of tetanus, diphtheria, and acellular pertussis (Tdap) vaccine for people 11 through 64 years of age. About the ...

MultiVu Video Feed: Parents of Kids With Infectious Diseases Sounds Alarm About the Dangers of Pertussis With "Silence the Sounds of Pertussis" Campaign

... "Silence the Sounds of Pertussis" to sound the alarm about the dangers of pertussis and help parents learn how to best protect their children from this deadly disease. Commonly known as whooping cough, pertussis is a highly contagious and potentially deadly infection. Particularly ...

U.S. Teens Fall Short on Vaccine Coverage

... that protect against 10 diseases. The diseases are diphtheria; tetanus; pertussis (whooping cough); polio; measles; mumps; rubella (German measles); ... be met. This is especially true for the vaccines for diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis and chicken pox. In 2006, teen vaccination coverage was about 80 ...

Corrected: Secretary of Health Urges Pennsylvanians to Get Immunized

... these diseases still pose threats. In the past year, increases have been reported in the number of cases of Hib, and outbreaks of measles and pertussis (whooping cough) affecting people who were either unvaccinated or partially vaccinated. Vaccines not only prevent disease in people who ...

Pennsylvania Secretary of Health Urges Pennsylvanians to Get Immunized

... these diseases still pose threats. In the past year, increases have been reported in the number of cases of Hib, and outbreaks of measles and pertussis (whooping cough) affecting people who were either unvaccinated or partially vaccinated. Vaccines not only prevent disease in people who ...

Young Adults Unaware of Threat of Infectious Disease and the Availability of Preventive Vaccines

... a host of other infectious diseases that can be prevented with vaccines. In addition to pneumococcal disease, these include shingles, hepatitis B, pertussis and HPV, which causes cervical cancer. Although young adults were more likely than older adults to be very familiar with HPV and ...

Parents of internationally adopted children advised to verify children's immunization levels

... in the study and the results found that the immunization levels did not consistently match those of their written records. The tests for diphtheria, pertussis (whooping cough), tetanus, polio, measles, and hepatitis B immunity rates ranged from 58.3 percent to 94.6 percent. The results indicated written ...

More Low-Income Kids Are Getting Vaccinated

... The Canadian researchers found that pain was reduced when the pneumococcal-conjugate vaccine (PCV) was given after the diphtheria, polio, tetanus, pertussis and Haemophilus-influenzae type b (DPTaP-Hib) vaccine. More information Learn more about childhood vaccines from the U.S. Food and Drug ...

U.S. Adults 'Needlessly Vulnerable' to Vaccine-Preventable Diseases, According to New Report

... kills an average of 36,000 people annually and is associated with over $10 billion in costs with a moderately severe seasonal outbreak. pertussis , with an estimated one to three million cases each year, can lead to pneumonia and exposure of infants, who are at greatest risk of death from ...

San Francisco Health Plan is U.S. Leader in Childhood Immunizations

... immunizations have been received results in a $50 gift card for the parent. Required immunizations consist of four diphtheria, tetanus and acellular pertussis (DTaP), three polio (IPV), one measles, mumps and rubella (MMR), three H influenza type B (HiB), three hepatitis B, one chicken pox (VZV) and four ...

Mayo Clinic study finds increased risk of pneumococcal disease in asthma patients

... determining whether the connection between asthma and this particular bacterial infection also exists with other bacterial infections, such as pertussis (whooping cough), and the connection between asthma and other non-infectious diseases, such as inflammatory bowel disease, juvenile diabetes, and ...

Malaria Vaccine Effective in Latest Trials

... In one study, 340 Tanzanian infants under 1 year old received the RTS,S/ASO2 vaccine along with other vaccines for diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis and heamophilus influenzae B. "There was a 65 percent reduction in first infection from malaria in those infants who received three doses of the ...

WXYZ-TV/Channel 7 is 'On Your Side' With Healthy Living For Kids; Free Immunizations for Children on Sunday, August 24 at Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History

... three months and older will be given free immunizations against polio, rubella, measles, mumps, tetanus, varicella (chicken pox), diphtheria, pertussis (whooping cough), Hepatitis B and Hib (Haemophilus influenza type B). In addition, HPV (Human Papillomavirus) a vaccine designed to prevent cervical ...

Parents follow pediatrician advice on administering MMR vaccinations

... intentionally missing MMR vaccinations if they were up to date for other childhood immunizations including hepatitis B, polio, diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis and Haemophilus influenzae, but not MMR. The current study looked at immunization rates through 2004. The decision to immunize children is ...

Independence Blue Cross Makes Music for Members' Ears

... that are recommended to keep their children safe and healthy. The mailing includes information on vaccine-preventable diseases such as meningitis and pertussis (also known as whooping cough), including the latest recommended vaccine to protect girls and young women between 11 and 26 years old against the ...

Whooping Cough Spreads from a Massachusetts Hospital

... the US for those who might have been exposed to pertussis or whooping cough. After a staff member ... were to be registered and given information on pertussis and the antibiotic. Hospital officials ... about the possible spread of whooping cough. pertussis is transmitted by coughing during the first two ...

Family Members Most Often Source of Whooping Cough in Infants

... grandparents were responsible for 75 percent of pertussis cases among infants for whom a source could be ... a highly contagious bacterial infection. Although pertussis vaccination has reduced the number of reported ... what it was in the 1950s, the number of reported pertussis cases in the United States has tripled in the ...

Researchers Warn That Whooping Cough Is Still Very Prevalent

... life-long immunity against the infection with the pertussis vaccine. Researchers explained that GP’s now-a ... records. Blood samples were taken to test for pertussis infection and the parents and children were asked ... 64 (37.2%) of the children had verified a recent pertussis infection, and that 55 (85.9%) of them had been ...

New Immunizations for Adults

... 10 years. But until now, boosters for adolescents and adults lacked the pertussis vaccine, because the traditional vaccine often caused older people to develop fever and other reactions. The new acellular pertussis vaccine, called Tdap, is less likely to cause such problems, says Harvard ...

High Incidence of Whooping cough

... spreads through Toronto. Since November, nearly 167 live cases of pertussis have// been recorded at the city's public health department, called as a ... effective. Parents have been advised to be attentive to symptoms of pertussis which begins with symptoms similar to common cold or flu. But these ...

Routine Hib Vaccination Could Save Innumerable Asian Children

... Bangladesh (ICDDR, B), Dhaka Shishu Hospital and John Hopkins University. The vaccine used in the study replaced the routine diphtheria, tetanus and pertussis (DTP) vaccine with a DTP-Hib combination. The combination vaccine did not call for supplementary injections or visits to benefit from the expanded ...

Hib Vaccination can Prevent Pneumonia

... Bangladesh (ICDDR, B), Dhaka Shishu Hospital and John Hopkins University. The vaccine used in the study replaced the routine diphtheria, tetanus and pertussis (DTP) vaccine with a DTP-Hib combination. The combination vaccine did not require additional injections or visits to benefit from the ...

Paucity of Tetanus Vaccine

... to be used by those who are in need of vaccination. The combination vaccines are used to protect the body from other diseases like diphtheria and pertussis in addition to tetanus. But some children are not in a position to take the combo vaccine due to prevalent health conditions. The Ministry of ...

Nigerian Programme Increases Polio Immunisation

... counter these beliefs and provides supplemental health benefits such as vitamin A, de-worming tablets and vaccinations for measles, DPT (diphtheria, pertussis and tetanus) as well as oral polio vaccine (OPV). "The IPDs have really increased acceptance of immunisation," said Mustapha Mahmud, ...

Specialists Mystified by Coughing Cases

... The 2d tests for pertussis have put the outbreak in doubt. The mystery began Sept. 18, when a Child was treated with symptoms of whooping cough, typically heralded by a ...

Two Children Die After Administering DPT Injection

... Two children died in two Bihar villages soon after being administered DPT (diphtheria, pertussis and tetanus) injection Saturday. About 100 kids were reportedly ill// after the dosage. According to official sources, the deaths took place ...
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