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Refusing Shots Puts Kids at Higher Risk for Whooping Cough

... -- Compared to children who are immunized against whooping cough, those who aren't vaccinated are 23 times ... 1996 and 2007, and identified 156 cases of whooping cough (pertussis). "This study helps dispel ... our analysis, we found that one in 10 additional whooping cough infections could have been prevented by ...

Refusing immunizations puts children at increased risk of pertussis infection

... refuse vaccines are 23 times more likely to get whooping cough compared to fully immunized children, ... our analysis, we found that one in 10 additional whooping cough infections could have been prevented by immunization." Pertussis more commonly known as whooping cough is a highly contagious bacterial disease ...

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

... to get infected with pertussis, commonly known as whooping cough, than those who are immunized Go here ... refuse vaccines are 23 times more likely to get whooping cough compared to fully immunized children, ... our analysis, we found that one in 10 additional whooping cough infections could have been prevented by ...

Combination vaccines okay for infants, study shows

... vaccines that guard against diphtheria, tetanus, whooping cough, hepatitis B and poliovirus, and Prevnar, ... a suboptimal immune response was produced against whooping cough, and more uncomfortable reactions, such as ... vaccines: DTaP, (for diphtheria, tetanus and whooping cough), HepB (for hepatitis B), IPV (for ...

Growing Number of U.S. Kids Not Getting Needed Vaccinations

... Pisani and Bocchini said. Some diseases like whooping cough that are vaccine-preventable already are ... vaccinations include a booster shot for whooping cough, in an attempt to counter the disease's ... pneumonia, meningitis, diphtheria, tetanus and whooping cough. Missing any one of these vaccinations ...

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

... teams up with the March of Dimes and sanofi pasteur to launch national whooping cough education campaign WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. and SWIFTWATER, Pa., ... to hear - the sound of their baby with pertussis, more commonly known as whooping cough. Ms. Lopez has joined the March of Dimes and sanofi pasteur, the ...

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

... Teens are at risk for meningococcal disease, influenza, and whooping cough, which can spread from person to person during everyday activities. ... diseases. Additionally, immunity from some childhood vaccines, such as whooping cough, may lessen over time, so teens who don't receive a booster vaccine ...

Independent Audit of Global Child Immunizations Urged

... 7 million fewer children are immunized against diphtheria, tetanus and whooping cough (pertussis) than individual nations and World Health ... The researchers, comparing data on the three-dose diphtheria, tetanus and whooping cough vaccine (DPT3) being given from 1986 to 2006 with surveys of ...

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

... members may be the most effective way of preventing the fatal form of whooping cough in young infants, say a group of paediatric intensive care doctors on bmj.com today. whooping cough (pertussis) is a distressing infectious disease which affects ...

Pennsylvania State Health Department Conducts Pertussis Immunization Clinic in Mercer County

... at the elementary school. Pertussis, more commonly known as whooping cough, is spread through the air when an infected person sneezes or ... usually include a long series of coughs (coughing fits) followed by a whooping noise, vomiting, or breathing problems. The cough is usually worse at ...

Pennsylvania Health Department Reminds Parents to Immunize Their Children Against Pertussis

... contagious and preventable disease. Pertussis, more commonly known as whooping cough, is spread through the air when an infected person sneezes or ... usually include a long series of coughs which may be followed by a whooping noise, vomiting or breathing problems. The cough is often worse at night. ...

AUDIO from Medialink and GlaxoSmithKline: Give Kids A Boost For Their Health!

... parents may not realize that their preteens and teens could be at risk for whooping cough, a serious disease that spreads easily. whooping cough can cause coughing that may last for up to 100 days or more, and may ...

Is it Exam Time for Georgia's School Children Already?

... to 18 years, as well as to those who have frequent contact with households that have infants and children up to four years and 11 months old. The whooping cough (pertussis) vaccine is commonly given to young children, but immunity fades over time. Therefore, the best protection for teens and pre-teens ...

Jarrow Formulas' Coconut Oil Customer Celebrates 100th Birthday!

... Betty Jackson's story is a purely American one. Born in rural Texas, Betty picked cotton on her family's farm as a youth. She survived influenza, whooping cough, and pneumonia all before the age of 10. As a young woman, she went to teacher's college and spent the next 45 years of her life inspiring and ...

Smallpox -- the death of a disease

... New methods for mass smallpox vaccination were so successful that he sought to expand the program of smallpox immunization to include polio, measles, whooping cough, diphtheria, and tetanus vaccines. That program now reaches more than four out of five children in the world and is eradicating poliomyelitis. ...

More Low-Income Kids Are Getting Vaccinated

... The bad news is that there's still a wide disparity between low- and high-income children when it comes to protection against diphtheria, tetanus and whooping cough (pertussis), via the combo DTaP vaccine, the researchers say. In a study published in the May issue of the Archives of Pediatric & ...

Pennsylvania Secretary of Health Reminds All Parents to 'Be Wise, Immunize Your Children'

... parents to fully immunize their children against preventable diseases. "We've recently seen an increase in vaccine preventable diseases such as whooping cough, meningitis and measles -- all of which can cause severe illness in children and can spread rapidly to others," Secretary James said while ...

Federal Court Declares Vaccines Do Not Cause Autism

... to rest and that we can once again concentrate on protecting children from the resurgence of deadly vaccine-preventable diseases such as measles and whooping cough." "What is most important about these decisions is that the three cases were decided based on the overwhelming body of science," said ...

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

... from pertussis. Most deaths occur among unvaccinated children or infants too young to be vaccinated. While there is no lifelong protection against whooping cough, immunization is the best preventative measure. Current recommendations suggest five doses of the diphtheria-tetanus-acellular pertussis (DTaP) ...

New Immunization Alliance Issues National Call to Action

... the possible consequences--safety, medical, personal, and economic issues--of having a population that is not adequately protected against measles, whooping cough, meningitis, and many other diseases." Dr. Jenkins stressed that our current vaccines, and those that may be developed in the future, provide ...

Most vaccine-allergic children can still be safely vaccinated, Hopkins experts say

... even children with known allergies can be safely vaccinated." Given recent outbreaks of vaccine-preventable infections like measles, mumps and whooping cough in the United States, and measles and polio overseas, it is essential to safely vaccinate as many children as possible, investigators say. ...

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

... and acellular pertussis (Tdap) vaccine for adults and adolescents (Adacel®[b] vaccine, licensed in 2005). Pertussis is commonly known as whooping cough because of the sound some patientsespecially childrenmake while gasping for air during coughing spells. The FDA licensure of Pentacel® ...

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

... and acellular pertussis (Tdap) vaccine for adults and adolescents (Adacel(R)(b) vaccine, licensed in 2005). Pertussis is commonly known as whooping cough because of the sound some patients -- especially children -- make while gasping for air during coughing spells. The FDA licensure of ...

Report: NIH and Global Health Research are a Major Boon to All State Economies

... -- The National Institutes of Health has a legacy of great medical accomplishments, including victories over diseases like measles, rubella, and whooping cough. Now a report from a national health care advocacy organization reveals how NIH funding to states creates jobs, helps develop communities that ...

AAP Encourages Parents to Immunize Their Children

... or rubella, these diseases still circulate in the world and would return to the U.S. if immunization rates were to fall. Outbreaks of measles and whooping cough in the U.S. in recent years show how quickly and easily these diseases can spread among unvaccinated populations. "Immunizing their child ...

Childhood Vaccines Save Lives, March Of Dimes Says

... are safe and effective in protecting unborn babies, newborns, children, and adults against very serious, life-threatening infections such as polio, whooping cough, and rubella (German measles). Before the development of vaccines, thousands of babies and children died or were seriously disabled every year ...

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

... people in the United States developed the disease each year, and 3,000 died. Today, there have been no reported cases or deaths in the country. whooping cough, which also peaked in the 1930s, used to affect more than 200,000 people every year and killed as many as 7,500 people. Today, about 15,000 ...

NIAID strengthens and expands Vaccine and Treatment Evaluation Units

... a national resource for vaccine development. VTEU investigators have tested and advanced vaccines for many diseases, including influenza, pneumonia, whooping cough, Haemophilus influenzae infection, cytomegalovirus infection, malaria, smallpox, anthrax and tularemia. Childhood vaccines and combination ...

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

... 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 dangerous for babies, pertussis can strike at any age. Helping ...

Independence Blue Cross Makes Music for Members' Ears

... 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 Human Papilloma Virus. The ...

Immunizations Part of Back to School Preparations

... papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine is recommended for girls ages 11-12 years. The HPV vaccine is a 3-dose series administered over a six month period. whooping cough (pertussis) is a vaccine given to young children, but immunity fades over time. The best protection for teens and pre-teens is a booster shot ...

Outbreaks of Whooping Cough Contributed by Vaccine Exemptions

... Outbreaks of whooping cough may be contributed by state laws which ... Tuesday. Investigators found higher rates of whooping cough in such states to the tune of around 50 ... Omer said that the elevated rates of whooping cough in these states point to the "very real ...

Remarkable Progress In Development Of Vaccines

... to vaccine-preventable diseases, such as whooping cough, hepatitis, or meningitis and influenza. ... intended for tackling the continued spread of whooping cough and influenza. Cooper said, The ... every 10 years, for preventing pertussis, or whooping cough, which has been on the rise since the 1980s ...

Researchers Warn That Whooping Cough Is Still Very Prevalent

... study that involved 172 children, has showed, whooping cough to still be very widespread among young ... Bordatella Pertussis, a bacterium causes whooping cough, which is also known as ‘Pertussis’. This ... that the GP’s should consider the diagnosis of whooping cough even in fully immunised children. ...

Most Parents in U.S. Not in Favor of HPV Vaccine Mandates

... prevent the spread of infectious diseases such as mumps, measles, polio, whooping cough and chicken pox, they have become increasingly controversial and ... get the new booster vaccine that protects against tetanus, diphtheria and whooping cough, or Tdap, before entering ninth grade. The survey found ...

Whooping Cough Spreads from a Massachusetts Hospital

... a search in the US for those who might have been exposed to pertussis or whooping cough. After a staff member at the Cape Cod Hospital in Hyannis ... stressed they were being extremely cautious about the possible spread of whooping cough. Pertussis is transmitted by coughing during the first two weeks of ...

Family Members Most Often Source of Whooping Cough in Infants

... Infants with whooping cough were most likely infected by the people they live with, according to ... study found that parents were the source of pertussis, commonly known as whooping cough, in 55 percent of infants. In all, household members including ...

Specialists Mystified by Coughing Cases

... The mystery began Sept. 18, when a Child was treated with symptoms of whooping cough, typically heralded by a runny// nose, sneezing, slight fever, and ... struck workers and one other patient at Children's Hospital were caused by whooping cough, also known as pertussis. Additional testing, using approaches ...

Pertusis scare at a maternity hospital

... staff member at a Sydney maternity hospital was diagnosed with deadly whooping cough. As a result, around 50 families may have to be given antibiotics// ... The bacterium, Bordetella pertusis, is the causative agent of whooping cough or pertusis. It infects the lung, throat and nose. The severe form ...
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