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CDC Monitors Shortage of Hib Vaccine

The shot protects against infection that can cause meningitis, pneumonia in young children,,,, THURSDAY, Nov. 20 (HealthDay News) -- U.S. health officials said Thursday that a shortage of vaccine is leading them to monitor Hib infections, one of the most important causes of bacterial i...

Routine Hib Vaccination Could Save Innumerable Asian Children

A new study has shown that regular vaccination of infants against H. influenzae type b (Hib), a bacterium that causes deadly Hib pneumonia and meningitis, could save innumerable children in Asia. The study from Bangladesh, which is published online in The Pediatric Infectious Disease Journ...

Researchers claim That Regular Use Of Hib Vaccine In Africa Could Eliminate H. Influenza totally.

Researchers have explained that the killer disease of H.Influenza could be virtually abolished in Africa by routinely vaccinating the infants Hib vaccine. // Scientists from the Oxford University have shown in their research that the routine vaccination of infants in Kenya against H. influenz...

Supply of Key Children's Vaccine Almost Back to Normal

...shortfalls that limited booster shots nearly over; hib can cause bacterial meningitis THURSDA...instate the on-time booster dose administration of hib vaccine at 12-15 months for all children who compl...e Merck continues to suspend its production of the hib vaccine, another company, Sanofi Pasteur, plans to...

More Low-Income Kids Are Getting Vaccinated

...und that timely immunizations were up for every vaccine type, except for Hib. Levels of immunization in low-income children remained unchanged for the hib vaccine. The gap in vaccinations between kids from low- and high-income families shrank for the measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine, hepatitis B i...

World Meningitis Day in Texas

...eve to stop this deadly debilitating disease we must follow the CDC/ACIP meningococcal recommendation for ages 11-24 for vaccination, pneumococcal and hib for infants and toddlers and continue to develop vaccines which will cover infants for the leading strains of meningococcal meningitis including group...

Sanofi-aventis Delivers 2008 Results Above Guidance

...e basis States basis Countries basis Polio/Pertussis/ hib Vaccines 37 -19.6% 101 +110.4% 81 +65.3% Inf...e basis States basis Countries basis Polio/Pertussis/ hib Vaccines 160 +20.3% 317 +36.6% 291 +9.8% Inf...

CDC Warns of Rise in Childhood Infections Tied to Meningitis Germ

...e CDC officials said. The last recorded death from hib was in 1991. "This is a situation we are quite ... Minnesota who had completed the primary series of hib vaccine, the officials said. Of the five Minnes... a shortage of vaccine was leading them to monitor hib infections, one of the most important causes of ba...

CDC Warns of Spike in Hib-Linked Meningitis Among Children

...e CDC officials said. The last recorded death from hib was in 1991. "This is a situation we are quite ... Minnesota who had completed the primary series of hib vaccine, the officials said. Of the five Minnes... a shortage of vaccine was leading them to monitor hib infections, one of the most important causes of ba...

Pakistan introduces vaccine to prevent top child killer

...ith treatment, an estimated 23,000 children die of hib disease in Pakistan every year. Survivors are ofte...y to date of all developing countries to introduce hib vaccine into their national immunization program," said Dr. Rana Hajjeh, Director of the hib Initiative. "The government's decision to introduc...

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