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New Hampshire immunizes 314 adults against pertussis

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Tweet New Hampshire’s Department of Health and Human Services’ Immunization Program, working in conjunction with the Ammonoosuc Community Health Center and the North Country Health Consortium, recently vaccinated 314 adults against pertussis. Pertussis rates in New Hampshire have been increasing, … Read More »

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Staph infection vaccine trial cut short

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Tweet A promising vaccine meant to protect heart surgery patients from staph infections was recently found to be no better than a placebo. The vaccine – V710 – was studied in approximately 8,000 patients in 26 countries as part of … Read More »

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Norovirus is the leading cause of acute gastroenteritis in children

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Tweet According to a new study published in the New England Journal of Medicine, norovirus is now the leading causes of acute gastroenteritis in children younger than five seeking medical care. Between 2009 and 2010, norovirus was responsible for approximately … Read More »

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New York expands call for meningococcal vaccinations

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TweetThe New York Department of Health has expanded a recommendation from earlier this month calling for an increase in meningococcal vaccinations. The original alert, issued by the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, called for an increase … Read More »

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Fla. confirms measles case

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Tweet Health department officials in Florida confirmed a case of measles on Thursday. A 41-year-old woman is believed to have contracted the disease while traveling abroad, according to the Florida Department of Health in Broward County. Facilities that the woman … Read More »

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Liquid allergy drops could replace allergy shots

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TweetLiquid allergy drops that work like a vaccine to slowly increase the body’s tolerance to an allergen could soon replace weekly allergy shots. Small drops of purified allergens, like dust mites or pollen, are put under a patient’s tongue. The … Read More »

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Takeda Pharmaceutical submits new drug applications for pandemic influenza vaccines

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TweetTakeda Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd., announced on Wednesday that is has submitted new drug applications for cell culture-based pandemic influenza vaccines to Japan’s Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare. Takeda and Baxter International, Inc., entered into a development, license and technology … Read More »

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Welsh health officials warn of measles outbreak

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Tweet Welsh health officials warned on Tuesday measles have been spreading across the country at an “alarming” speed, and an endemic could leave un-vaccinated children brain-damaged or dead. The Swansea-centered outbreak could rival an outbreak that occurred in Dublin more … Read More »

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“Visionary leadership” necessary to combat spread of tuberculosis

New vaccine could be used to treat H5N1, H9 bird flu strains

Boston University researchers identify compounds to combat life-threatening viruses

Bangkok issues warning to residents amid rise in dengue fever cases

Cholera outbreak infects at least 389 in Congo

Study: HPV vaccinations need to be started at a young age

HPV vaccine completion rates remain alarmingly low

San Diego reports infant influenza death

CDC confirms yellow fever outbreak in Sudan

ECDC publishes seasonal influenza epidemic risk assessment

FDA approves distribution of Tamiflu with older package inserts

University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics begins H3N2 variant clinical trial

Identification is key for infants too young to receive pertussis vaccine

West Bengal records second polio-free year

Iowa to require Tdap vaccine for seventh graders

WHO warns Jakarta to monitor for dengue after flooding

Seniors hit hardest in continuing increase of flu activity

Genetically engineered bacteria may improve vaccine efficacy

Red Cross warns of cholera in Sierra Leone

Progress made on new TB drug

Malaria’s ability to share genetic variations determined

Rise in vaccine exemptions reported in Connecticut schools

Maryland reports first death from West Nile

Canada secures new supply of TB vaccine