Tag: "rubella" at biology news
Fragile US vaccine system needs improvement despite dramatic gains in health over past century
...sles, mumps, pertussis, polio, rubella, congenital rubella
syndrome, tetanus, and H. influenzae, type b (in children less than 5 years old), new vaccines in the past 10 years for varicella (chickenpox), hepatitis A, and pneumococcal disease have led to significant reductions in disease in young children, inc...
Birth defects: 8 million annually worldwide
...l syndrome, iodine deficiency disorder, congenital rubella
syndrome, and congenital syphilis were not generat...t to prevent severe congenital hypothyroidism; and rubella
immunization to prevent congenital rubella
syndrome. Recommendations in the report with both imme...
New Rotavirus vaccine joins routine infant immunization schedule
...accines, including the vaccine that has eradicated rubella
(German measles) in the United States. "This vaccine against a major childhood killer will impact the lives of children around the world," said Steven M. Altschuler, M.D., president and chief executive officer of The Children's Hospital of Philadelp...
Congenital rubella syndrome nearly eradicated in the US
syndrome, a birth defect caused by the rubella
virus (also known as German measles), has practically been eliminated in the U.S., according to a st...
Innovative method for creating a human cytomegalovirus vaccine outlined
... the Institute between 1960 and 1991 developed the rubella
vaccine that eradicated the disease in the U.S. an...or weaken, human CMV, as he had done to create the rubella
vaccine. In contrast, the rotavirus vaccine was developed using co-infection techniques to incorpora...
When nerve cells can't make contact
...dely held in the 1990s that the measles, mumps and rubella
vaccine could cause autism in small children has no scientific basis at all. Today, it is clear that genetic factors are the major cause of the illness. Studies of identical twins have been particularly convincing in demonstrating this fact - the pro...