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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

...1 11.   Lin KW, Kircher JT. Hepatitis B. Am Fam Physician 2004; 69 (1): 75-82 12.   Zuckerman JN, Hoet B. Hepatitis B immunisation in travellers: poor risk perception and inadequate protection. Travel Med Inf Dis 2008; 6: 315-320 Enquiries: Virgo HEALTH Sarah Matthews&nb...

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 status. The child died within 30 hours despite maximum therapy. The patient's mother subsequently tested positive for pertussis infection. This ...

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Immunisation in Medical Technology

Progress Against Malaria and Other Infectious Diseases Among Highlights at Annual Vaccine Conference

...nments, public health officials and philanthropic organizations." In a keynote address at 8:30 a.m. on Monday, David Salisbury, MBBS, Director of immunisation for the UK Department of Health in London, discussed accelerated efforts to deliver these and other vaccines to the world's poorest people. Under a th...

Wyeth Applauds Six Countries Across Europe, and the Middle East, That Recently Announced the Inclusion of the 7-Valent Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine (PCV7) in Their Immunization Schedules

... includes accelerating the introduction of the vaccine in those countries that have announced their decision to incorporate Prevenar in their National immunisation Programmes but have yet to introduce the vaccine as part of their immunization schedule." This is important news as pneumococcal disease results in ...

Costs of Eradicating Poliomyelitis Now Are Much Lower Than Trying to Control It Later

...dynamic modelling technique based on current wild poliovirus endemic areas of India. The results show the importance of maintaining and increasing the immunisation intensity to complete eradication. They find that even small decreases in this intensity could lead to large outbreaks—and state that more sho...

Apollo develops needle-free topical vaccine

...f the technology later this year. "The early tests show great promise for immunisation without needles. Trials show a better antibody (immune) response from our n...g the risk and incidence of needle-stick injuries; * Reducing the cost of immunisation as the vaccines could be delivered conveniently and easily without medical ...

New Flu Vaccine From PepTcell Could Provide Immunity Against All Strains of Influenza Virus

... used to immunise eight transgenic mice. At the same time a group of eight control mice were immunised with a set of non-related peptides. Following immunisation with FLU-v the mice launched a specific T-cell immune response of the CD8+ subtype against the peptides. T-cells are part of the immune system, helpin...

New Flu Vaccine from PepTcell Could Provide Immunity Against All Strains of Influenza Virus

... used to immunise eight transgenic mice. At the same time a group of eight control mice were immunised with a set of non-related peptides. Following immunisation with FLU-v the mice launched a specific T-cell immune response of the CD8+ subtype against the peptides. T-cells are part of the immune system, helpin...
Immunisation in Biological News

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...
Immunisation in Biological Technology

Cyprus and Ireland Add Wyeth's 7-Valent Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine (PCV7) to Their National Immunisation Schedules

MAIDENHEAD, England, September 4 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- - Prevenar Vaccine to Help Protect Children Against the Leading Vaccine-Preventable Cause of Death in Young Children Worldwide Wyeth today announced that Cyprus and the Republic of Ireland have initiated national immunisation progr...

Leading Overseas Scientists Establish High-Tech Bio-Pharmaceutical Enterprise in Changzhou

...sed that they do not support its use because of its safety and questionable immunisation effects (especially as the source of the toxin used for manufacturing the attenuated living vaccine is showing signs of Atavism. The immunisation effect is also poor.) Therefore, there are serious hidden safety problems i...
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