Misled Public Stay Away from Polio Immunisation Drive
Already grappling with the oft-impressed canard that the polio vaccine leads to impotency, Uttar Pradesh health officials are now trying hard to dissuade people from// believing an American report claiming that the vaccine could even lead to cancer.
And once again those falling easy prey to i...
Dreadful Polio Outbreak In Namibia – Need Immunisation Campaign
Namibia’s health ministry reports seven died of polio attack.
Since last 10 years this counted //to the first case where the polio virus 1 of Wild Type was been proved to be responsible – preliminary report from a lab in South Africa reveals.
Dr Kalumbi Shangula - permanent secretary sa...
Mother’s Attitude Towards Immunisation Makes it Inaccessible to Childre
A recent study stated that mothers of unimmunised children differ in their attitude with those of partially immunised in a number of ways//.
This is the first large scale study of its kind in the UK, and suggests that different approaches are needed to maximise uptake of immunisation
in these ...
Uttar Pradesh To Prepone The Japanese Encephalitis Immunisation Drive
The Uttar Pradesh government has decided to prepone the Japanese Encephalitis immunisation
drive. This has caused displeasure among the health experts in the centre// as they feel that it might not be he right time and the data may need further analysis.
It has been decided that the immunisat...
More Funds Are Required For Immunisation Drive
As much as US$ 34 billion are required for immunizing the most deprived children in the world until 2015, according to Lob-Levyt of the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunisation
(GAVI).// One third of this amount is required to be spent on vaccines alone. This will serve to reduce the number of...
Nigerian Programme Increases Polio Immunisation
An initiative to increase polio vaccination in Nigeria has been a success, but continued commitment from the government is needed// to help eradicate the virus from northern states, say officials.
The Immunization Plus Days (IPDs) initiative was launched in May 2006 by the National Programme ...
Longer Needles Best for Infant Immunisation
Infants vaccinated with a long needle experience fewer reactions but get the same protection (immunogenicity) as a shorter needle, finds a study published on bmj.com// today.
In the UK, primary care practitioners administer infant immunisations at 2, 3 and 4 months of age. Despite recommendat...
GlaxoSmithKline Travel Health: 55 percent of travellers needlessly put themselves at risk from a potentially fatal virus
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in travellers: poor risk perception and inadequate protection. Travel Med Inf Dis 2008; 6: 315-320
Unmasked and vulnerable
...trial of masks to be conducted internationally. Researchers at UNSW, Sydney's Westmead Hospital, Imperial College (London) and the National Centre for immunisation
Research studied more than 280 adults in 143 families in Sydney during the winter seasons of 2006 and 2007. The adults were randomly allocated masks w...
Parents of new babies should be considered for a whooping cough booster, say experts
...gh for more than two weeks. The mother had received all her childhood immunisations including pertussis, there was no record of the father's pertussis immunisation
The child died within 30 hours despite maximum therapy. The patient's mother subsequently tested positive for pertussis infection.
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Antibody key to treating variant CJD, scientists find
...rP into a form that has a different shape, and eventually leads to a build-up of protein in the brain, causing brain cells to die. It is thought that immunisation
with antibodies that can 'stick' to PrP could treat and even prevent the development of the disease.
To understand the 'connection' between the ant...
Most people believe smallpox not an extinct disease
...d the same result in London or elsewhere in Britain), says Dr Dixon. But smallpox elimination is not just a piece of history. When people today reject immunisation
against other killer diseases such as measles, they are often unaware of the huge impact vaccines have made in protecting us not only against smallpox...
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