Subscribe: MedWorm: Diphtheria
http://www.medworm.com/rss/medicalfeeds/conditions/Diphtheria.xml
Added By: Feedage Forager Feedage Grade B rated
Language: English
Tags:
diphtheria  health  medworm message  medworm  new  news  pertussis  reuters health  reuters  source  tetanus diphtheria  tetanus  vaccine 
Rate this Feed
Rate this feedRate this feedRate this feedRate this feedRate this feed
Rate this feed 1 starRate this feed 2 starRate this feed 3 starRate this feed 4 starRate this feed 5 star

Comments (0)

Feed Details and Statistics Feed Statistics
Preview: MedWorm: Diphtheria

MedWorm: Diphtheria News



MedWorm.com provides a medical RSS filtering service. Thousands of medical RSS feeds are combined and output via different filters. This feed contains the latest news in Diphtheria



Last Build Date: Thu, 22 Feb 2018 02:41:50 +0100

 



Diphtheria: Clinical Management of Respiratory Diphtheria

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 00:47:14 +0100

World Health Organization. 12/2017 This course is for clinicians who will be or are caring for patients with respiratory diphtheria during outbreaks in vulnerable settings, such as in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh. It is also applicable to clinicians working in settings that share similar challenges due to limited laboratory capacity, limited availability of treatment facilities, limited number of trained staff, and limitations in medications, medical supplies, and supportive care. It discusses how to recognize patients with respiratory diphtheria, and give antitoxin and antibiotics safely to appropriate patients. (Video or Multimedia) Site requires free registration. (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)

MedWorm Message: Have you tried our new medical search engine? More powerful than before. Log on with your social media account. 100% free.




Measles vaccine increases child survival beyond protecting against measles

Mon, 12 Feb 2018 05:00:00 +0100

(Frontiers) Analysis of more than 38,000 children in Ghana shows that all-cause mortality is significantly lower in children who received the measles vaccine after the third diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis (DTP) vaccination. The study adds to growing evidence that, when administered in the WHO recommended sequence, measles vaccination provides non-specific benefits to child survival. The findings have implications for achieving the Millennium Development Goal 4 of reducing child mortality. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)



Rohingya Refugees in Bangladesh: “We Should Not Be Seeing Cases of Diphtheria”

Mon, 29 Jan 2018 19:11:01 +0100

Voice from the FieldRohingya Refugees in Bangladesh: “We Should Not Be Seeing Cases of Diphtheria”January 29, 2018A diphtheria outbreak is raging in the refugee camps in the Cox ’s Bazar area of Bangladesh, where nearly 700,000 Rohingya people have settled after fleeing violence and persecution across the border in Myanmar. Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) doctor Rosie Burton recently returned from Bangladesh, where she spent one month working in a diphtheria treatment center run by the organization. Here, she describes the situation. (Source: MSF News)



Panacea Biotec partners Serum Institute for hexavalent vaccine

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 07:36:26 +0100

The vaccine is a combination of six antigens to protect against six dreaded diseases - Diphtheria, Tetanus, Pertussis, Hepatitis B, Haemophilus influenza type B and Polio. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)



Vaccination Ramps Up in Diphtheria-hit Rohingya Refugee Camps Vaccination Ramps Up in Diphtheria-hit Rohingya Refugee Camps

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 16:14:05 +0100

Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)

MedWorm Message: If you are looking to buy something in the January Sales please visit TheJanuarySales.com for a directory of all the best sales in the UK. Any income gained via affiliate links keeps MedWorm running.




U.N. hopes imports will help stave off famine in Yemen as diphtheria spreads

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 14:15:28 +0100

GENEVA (Reuters) - United Nations aid agencies called on Tuesday for the Yemeni port of Hodeidah to remain open beyond Friday, the date set by a Saudi-led military coalition, to permit continued delivery of life-saving goods. (Source: Reuters: Health)



U.N. hopes imports will help 'stave off famine' in Yemen as diphtheria spreads

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 11:06:05 +0100

GENEVA (Reuters) - The Saudi-led coalition in Yemen has authorized four U.S.-funded cranes to operate at Hodeidah port until Friday, United Nations aid agencies said on Tuesday, calling for the date to be extended to permit continued offloading of life-saving goods. (Source: Reuters: Health)



UK sends medics to halt Rohingya diphtheria outbreak

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 15:52:49 +0100

There have been 4,000 suspected cases of diphtheria in the overcrowded refugee camps and at least 31 deaths. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)



Bangladesh: UN agencies working to vaccinate half a million children against diphtheria

Sun, 14 Jan 2018 05:00:00 +0100

As part of an intensified response to the current diphtheria outbreak, United Nations agencies are working to vaccinate more than 475,000 children in Rohingya refugee camps, temporary settlements and surrounding areas in Bangladesh's Cox's Bazar. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)



Diphtheria in Bangladesh: A Disease of the Past Poses a New Threat

Fri, 05 Jan 2018 18:11:26 +0100

MSF doctor Nina Goldman writes from Bangladesh, where an outbreak of diphtheria has struck the makeshift camps that are now home to hundreds of thousands of Rohingya refugees.Language English (Source: MSF News)

MedWorm Message: Have you tried our new medical search engine? More powerful than before. Log on with your social media account. 100% free.




Suspected diphtheria cases in Yemen near 500: WHO

Thu, 04 Jan 2018 12:30:46 +0100

GENEVA (Reuters) - At least 471 people in Yemen are believed to have been infected with diphtheria, killing one in 10 of them since the outbreak began in mid-August, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Thursday. (Source: Reuters: Health)



Bangladesh: Diphtheria Outbreak Threatens Rohingya Refugees

Sat, 30 Dec 2017 15:49:33 +0100

December 22, 2017Diphtheria is re-emerging inBangladesh, where more than 655,000 Rohingya have sought refuge since August 25, fleeing a campaign of targeted violence inMyanmar. As of December 21, Doctors Without Borders/M édecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has seen more than 2,000 suspected cases in its health facilities and the number is rising daily. The majority of patients are between five and 14 years old.  (Source: MSF News)

MedWorm Message: If you are looking to buy something in the January Sales please visit TheJanuarySales.com for a directory of all the best sales in the UK. Any income gained via affiliate links keeps MedWorm running.




Rohingya at Risk of Diphtheria Face Medic, Antitoxin Shortage Rohingya at Risk of Diphtheria Face Medic, Antitoxin Shortage

Fri, 29 Dec 2017 16:43:01 +0100

Health workers in Rohingya refugee camps in Bangladesh are struggling with a shortage of medics able to administer antitoxins to patients infected with diphtheria that has killed nearly two dozen people, aid officials said.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)



Special Report: In a hospital ward in Yemen, the collapse of a nation

Fri, 29 Dec 2017 09:22:05 +0100

ADEN (Reuters) - Nahla Arishi, chief pediatrician at the al-Sadaqa hospital in this Yemeni port city, had not seen diphtheria in her 20-year career. Then, late last month, a three-year-old girl with high fever was rushed to Arishi's ward. Her neck was swollen, and she gasped for air through a lump of tissue in her throat. Eight days later, she died. (Source: Reuters: Health)



Rohingya at risk of deadly diphtheria face shortage of medics, antitoxins

Thu, 28 Dec 2017 14:01:25 +0100

(Reuters) - Health workers in Rohingya refugee camps in Bangladesh are struggling with a shortage of medics able to administer antitoxins to patients infected with diphtheria that has killed nearly two dozen people, aid officials said. (Source: Reuters: Health)



Myanmar Rohingya crisis: UK medics to help tackle diphtheria

Thu, 28 Dec 2017 08:27:44 +0100

British medical staff are travelling to Bangladesh where diphtheria is affecting refugee camps. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)

MedWorm Message: Have you tried our new medical search engine? More powerful than before. Log on with your social media account. 100% free.




Diphtheria – Yemen

Fri, 22 Dec 2017 01:00:00 +0100

Disease outbreak news for diphtheria in yemen (Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks)



UNICEF airlifts six million doses of vaccines to children in Yemen

Thu, 21 Dec 2017 17:06:18 +0100

A plane charted by the United Nations Children ’ s Fund (UNICEF) landed in Sana ’ a, Yemen, on Thursday, delivering nearly 6 million doses of essential vaccines to protect millions of children at risk of preventable diseases, including the current diphtheria outbreak that has reportedly infected over 300 people and killed 35. (Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population)



Rohingyas: Lurching from Crisis to Crisis

Sat, 16 Dec 2017 15:00:33 +0100

Newly arrived Rohingya people wait at an army camp in Sabrang in Teknaf on Nov. 29, 2017 before being shifted to a camp in Cox's Bazar. Credit: Farid Ahmed/IPSBy Farid AhmedCOX'S BAZAR, Bangladesh, Dec 16 2017 (IPS)Ferdous Begum was cleaning her child after he had defecated in the open, using leaves she collected from a nearby tree at Bangladesh’s Teknaf Nature Park. The settlement is packed with Rohingya refugees who fled military persecution in Myanmar since August.“Access to water is terrible here,” Begum said. “We’ve only a couple of hand-dug shallow wells and we don’t get enough water from the wells for so many people living in the camp.”“Initially we received patients with bullet, burn and stab injuries. Now we’re getting more patients with waterborne and cold-relat...






Diphtheria – Cox’s Bazar in Bangladesh

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 01:00:00 +0100

Disease Outbreak News for Diphtheria in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh (Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks)

MedWorm Message: If you are looking to buy something in the January Sales please visit TheJanuarySales.com for a directory of all the best sales in the UK. Any income gained via affiliate links keeps MedWorm running.




Yemen: Diphtheria Spreads as War and Blockade Leave Health System in Tatters

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 21:31:21 +0100

Over 300 suspected cases  of diphtheria and 28 deaths have been reported since mid-August; the last reported case was in 1992.  Language English (Source: MSF News)



Indonesia Races to Contain Diphtheria Outbreak Ahead of 2018 Asian Games Indonesia Races to Contain Diphtheria Outbreak Ahead of 2018 Asian Games

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 20:18:59 +0100

Health authorities in Jakarta kicked off a special immunization program on Monday to rein in an"extraordinary" outbreak of diphtheria that has sparked concerns about the Indonesian capital ’ s readiness to host the Asian Games next June.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)



Yemen: Diphtheria Spreads as War and Blockade Leave Health System in Tatters

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 18:35:09 +0100

Press releaseYemen: Diphtheria Spreads as War and Blockade Leave Health System in TattersDecember 12, 2017Hundreds of suspected cases of the disease not seen in Yemen in decades  SANA'A, YEMEN/NEW YORK, DECEMBER 12, 2017—Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is responding to a suspected outbreak of diphtheria inYemen, where the disease has reemerged as the country's health system is weakened by ongoing war and a blockade on essential goods. (Source: MSF News)



UN stepping up support to diphtheria vaccination campaign for Rohingya children in Bangladesh

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 05:00:00 +0100

A United Nations-backed campaign to immunize Rohingya children against diphtheria began on Tuesday in Bangladesh, following an outbreak that has resulted in nine deaths in the camps and makeshift settlements hosting these refugees from Myanmar. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)



Indonesia races to contain diphtheria outbreak ahead of 2018 Asian Games

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 10:45:24 +0100

JAKARTA (Reuters) - Health authorities in Jakarta kicked off a special immunization program on Monday to rein in an "extraordinary" outbreak of diphtheria that has sparked concerns about the Indonesian capital ’s readiness to host the Asian Games next June. Diphtheria cases have spiked 42 percent since last year, health officials say, with at least 32 deaths and more than 590 cases recorded across the archipelago, the bulk of them in densely populated Jakarta and neighboring provinces. (Source: Reuters: Health)



Diphtheria deaths in Indonesia spark immunization campaign

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 08:12:28 +0100

Indonesia has begun a campaign to immunize 8 million children and teenagers against diphtheria after the disease killed 38 people, mostly children, since January (Source: ABC News: Health)



Indonesia fights 'extraordinary' diphtheria outbreak that has killed 32

Thu, 07 Dec 2017 10:15:45 +0100

JAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesian health authorities will launch an immunization drive next week to contain a sharp rise in cases of diphtheria, which has killed at least 32 people, including many children, in the world's fourth most populous country this year. (Source: Reuters: Health)



Diphtheria is spreading fast in Cox ’s Bazar, Bangladesh

Wed, 06 Dec 2017 17:30:00 +0100

Diphtheria is spreading fast in Cox ’s Bazar (Source: WHO news)

MedWorm Message: If you are looking to buy something in the January Sales please visit TheJanuarySales.com for a directory of all the best sales in the UK. Any income gained via affiliate links keeps MedWorm running.




WHO Fears Deadly Diphtheria Outbreak Among Rohingya Refugees WHO Fears Deadly Diphtheria Outbreak Among Rohingya Refugees

Wed, 29 Nov 2017 19:47:54 +0100

Hundreds of thousands of Rohingya refugees who fled from Myanmar into Bangladesh are at risk from a possible outbreak of diphtheria, the World Health Organization said in a report published on Tuesday.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)



WHO fears deadly diphtheria outbreak among Rohingya refugees

Tue, 28 Nov 2017 16:43:55 +0100

GENEVA (Reuters) - Hundreds of thousands of Rohingya refugees who fled from Myanmar into Bangladesh are at risk from a possible outbreak of diphtheria, the World Health Organization said in a report published on Tuesday. (Source: Reuters: Health)



WHO delivers medicines as diphtheria spreads in Yemen

Mon, 27 Nov 2017 22:00:00 +0100

(Source: WHO news)



Diphtheria

Mon, 27 Nov 2017 10:45:00 +0100

 is an infection caused by the bacterium Corynebacterium Diphtheriae. Signs and symptoms usually start 2 – 5 days after exposure and range from mild to severe. Symptoms often come on gradually, beginning with a sore throat and fever. In severe cases, the bacteria produces a poison (toxin) that causes a thick grey or white patch at the back of throat. This can block the airway making it hard to b reathe or swallow and also create a barking cough. The neck may swell in part due to enlarged lymph nodes. The poison may also get into the blood stream causing  complications that may include inflammation and damage of the heart muscle, inflammation of nerves, kidney problems, and bleeding problems due to low blood platelets. The damaged heart muscles may result in an abnormal...



Global Routine Vaccination Coverage, 2016

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 14:36:45 +0100

Global coverage with the third dose of diphtheria and tetanus toxoids and pertussis-containing vaccine, the third dose of polio vaccine, and first dose of measles. Among new or underused vaccines, global coverage increased during 2010-2016 for completed vaccine series against rotavirus (8% to 25%), Streptococcus pneumoniae (11% to 42%), rubella (35% to 47%), Haemophilus influenzae type B (42% to 70%) and hepatitis B vaccine (74% to 84%). containing vaccine coverage has remained unchanged at 84%-86% since 2010. (Source: PHPartners.org)

MedWorm Message: Have you tried our new medical search engine? More powerful than before. Log on with your social media account. 100% free.




Tdap Vaccine During Pregnancy Reduces Newborn Pertussis

Tue, 10 Oct 2017 17:23:00 +0100

A CDC study estimated that vaccinating pregnant women with the tetanus, diphtheria and acellular pertussis vaccine during their third trimester was nearly 78 percent effective in preventing pertussis in their infants younger than 2 months. (Source: AAFP News)



‘What Gets Remembered’: How Visiting a Cemetery Can Teach You About History

Tue, 03 Oct 2017 14:00:36 +0100

When planning vacation itineraries, graveyard visits may not be top of mind. But Loren Rhoads, author of the new book 199 Cemeteries to See Before You Die, makes the case for going out of your way to see burial grounds. “I think it adds a depth to travel that you can’t find anywhere else,” Rhoads tells TIME. “I see cemeteries as kind of open air museums full of art and history and stories and nature and wildlife, gardening… When you go to a graveyard, you see what’s important to a society, what gets remembered.” Rhoads’ book features cemeteries large (like Père Lachaise in Paris, the final resting place of notable names like Molière and Jim Morrison) to small (like George Washington’s tomb in Mount Vernon, Va.), and ancien...



Whooping Cough Shot Works, but Many Moms-to-Be Skip It: CDC

Thu, 28 Sep 2017 20:00:00 +0100

Timely vaccination can prevent three-quarters of cases in newborns Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Infections and Pregnancy, Tetanus, Diphtheria, and Pertussis Vaccines, Whooping Cough (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)






Diphtheria and Tetanus Toxoids Adsorbed

Mon, 28 Aug 2017 18:10:00 +0100

(Source: What's New at CBER)

MedWorm Message: If you are looking to buy something in the January Sales please visit TheJanuarySales.com for a directory of all the best sales in the UK. Any income gained via affiliate links keeps MedWorm running.




Immunization Resources in Multiple Languages

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 15:46:12 +0100

From the NLM Outreach and Special Populations Branch: August is National Immunization Awareness Month, and public health professionals often need resources to educate individuals who may have limited English proficiency about the importance of receiving vaccinations for themselves and their children. Check MedlinePlus for resources on immunizations and childhood immunizations in both English and Spanish. Also check HealthReach for patient handouts in multiple languages about vaccinations, including: Vaccine Information Statements on specific vaccines, like the chickenpox vaccine (24 languages), diphtheria, tetanus, and pertussis (DTaP) vaccine (27 languages),  measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) vaccine (25 languages), and more. Immunizations for Babies: A Guide for Parents (9 language...



South Africa: Diphtheria Kills One, Infects Three

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 07:41:56 +0100

[News24Wire] A ten-year-old girl has died and three family members infected by the highly contagious bacterial disease diphtheria, the Western Cape Health department said on Monday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)



Hexavalent 6-in-1 vaccine to be made available to newborn babies

Wed, 02 Aug 2017 00:00:00 +0100

All babies born on or after 1 August 2017 will be offered protection against hepatitis B as part of our universal childhood immunisation programme, Public Health England has announced. This is in addition to continued protection against diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, polio and Hib. (Source: NHS Networks)



Suspected diphtheria cases up in crisis-stricken Venezuela, data suggests

Sat, 29 Jul 2017 20:09:03 +0100

CARACAS (Reuters) - Diphtheria, a serious bacterial infection that is fatal in 5 to 10 percent of cases, appears to still be spreading in Venezuela amid unsanitary living conditions and shortages of basic medicines, rarely available data suggested this week. (Source: Reuters: Health)



Hepatitis B jab to be added to immunisations of babies born in UK

Sun, 09 Jul 2017 15:24:03 +0100

Babies born from the 1 August will be offered new “hexavalent” jab in effort to clamp down on infections that cause cirrhosis and liver cancerAll babies born in the UK will receive the hepatitis B jab as part of their routine immunisations from the autumn in an effort to drive down viral infections that cause cirrhosis and liver cancer.The hepatitis B vaccine is to be added to the 5-in-1 jab that is already given to babies across the UK to protect them from diphtheria, tetanus, whooping cough, polio and bacterial infections known as Hib, or haemophilus influenzae type b, health officials said.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)

MedWorm Message: Have you tried our new medical search engine? More powerful than before. Log on with your social media account. 100% free.







Infanrix (Diphtheria and Tetanus Toxoids and Acellular Pertussis) - updated on RxList

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 07:00:00 +0100

(Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs)






Decavac (Tetanus and Diphtheria Toxoids Adsorbed) - updated on RxList

Tue, 13 Jun 2017 07:00:00 +0100

(Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs)



Tenivac (Tetanus and Diphtheria Toxoids Adsorbed) - updated on RxList

Tue, 30 May 2017 07:00:00 +0100

(Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs)

MedWorm Message: If you are looking to buy something in the January Sales please visit TheJanuarySales.com for a directory of all the best sales in the UK. Any income gained via affiliate links keeps MedWorm running.




SAGE (Strategic Advisory Group of Experts on Immunizations) Meeting of April 2017

Tue, 02 May 2017 23:09:53 +0100

World Health Organization. 04/2017 This Web page provides presentations from the April 2017 meeting of the Strategic Advisory Group of Experts on Immunizations (SAGE), including reports from other advisory committees. Session topics included the use of oral cholera vaccines, an update with the development of Ebola vaccines and implications to inform future policy recommendations, and a review of recent diphtheria outbreaks. (Text) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)



Shortage of essential diphtheria treatment drugs needs international action, experts warn

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 04:00:00 +0100

(University of Exeter) International action is needed to tackle a global shortage of medicine in Western nations which could hinder the ability of doctors to treat diphtheria, experts have warned. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)



The ‘Stealth Move’ That Improved Michigan's Vaccine Rates

Wed, 12 Apr 2017 21:11:51 +0100

Just three years ago, Michigan had the fourth-highest rate of unvaccinated kindergartners in the nation. But when a charter school in northwestern Traverse City reported nearly two dozen cases of whooping cough and several cases of measles that November, state officials were jolted to action. Without much fanfare — or time for opponents to respond — they abandoned the state’s relatively loose rules for getting an exemption and issued a regulation requiring families to consult personally with local public health departments before obtaining an immunization waiver. The new rule sidestepped potential ideological firefights in the state Legislature, which have plagued lawmakers in other states trying to crack down on vaccination waivers. The regulation had a dramatic effect. ...



Tdap Vaccination During Pregnancy Protects Infants from Pertussis (FREE)

Mon, 03 Apr 2017 00:00:00 +0100

By the Editors Receipt of the tetanus toxoid, reduced diphtheria toxoid, and acellular pertussis (Tdap) vaccine during pregnancy is associated with reduced risk for pertussis … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)

MedWorm Message: Have you tried our new medical search engine? More powerful than before. Log on with your social media account. 100% free.




Ontario teacher faces discipline for allegedly telling students they 'could die' from vaccination

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 21:11:45 +0100

A southern Ontario high school teacher allegedly tried to scare his students into not getting vaccinated for polio, diphtheria and other diseases, a discipline panel of the Ontario College of Teachers heard on Tuesday. (Source: CBC | Health)



“Did I Hear You Correctly? The Organism Identified Was Corynebacterium diphtheriae?”

Sat, 18 Feb 2017 10:23:44 +0100

Diphtheria is a bacterial infection caused by Corynebacterium diphtheriae and is primarily transmitted from person to person through close physical and respiratory contact; disease can involve almost any mucous membrane and is classified depending on the anatomic site of infection. Diphtheria is an acute, toxin-mediated disease whose occurrence is characterized by periodicity and epidemic waves, with a high incidence and mortality. Once one of the leading causes of childhood death, global diphtheria incidence declined approximately 70% through implementation of widespread vaccination programs. (Source: Clinical Microbiology Newsletter)



Adacel (Tetanus Toxoid, Reduced Diphtheria Toxoid and Acellular Pertussis Vaccine Adsorbed) - updated on RxList

Tue, 14 Feb 2017 07:00:00 +0100

(Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs)



Venezuelan Girl's Diphtheria Death Highlights Country's Health Crisis Venezuelan Girl's Diphtheria Death Highlights Country's Health Crisis

Mon, 13 Feb 2017 22:29:05 +0100

Eliannys Vivas, 9, started to get a sore throat on a Friday last month in this languid Venezuelan town where papaya trees shade poor cinder-block homes.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)



Venezuelan girl's diphtheria death highlights country's health crisis

Fri, 10 Feb 2017 15:36:49 +0100

PARIAGUAN, Venezuela (Reuters) - Eliannys Vivas, 9, started to get a sore throat on a Friday last month in this languid Venezuelan town where papaya trees shade poor cinder-block homes. (Source: Reuters: Health)

MedWorm Message: If you are looking to buy something in the January Sales please visit TheJanuarySales.com for a directory of all the best sales in the UK. Any income gained via affiliate links keeps MedWorm running.




Why Skipping Vaccines Is A Public, Not Personal, Health Choice

Wed, 08 Feb 2017 17:22:56 +0100

(Reuters Health) - Too many U.S. adults are not getting vaccinated, putting themselves and others at risk, immunization experts say. According to the latest available data, about 44 percent of adults over age 19 had a flu shot; 20 percent had a TDAP vaccine, which protects against tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis; and 20 percent of 19-to-64-year-olds at risk of pneumonia had that vaccine (compared to 60 percent of those over 65). Just 27 percent of those over age 60 were vaccinated against herpes zoster, which cuts the risk of shingles in half, according to new guidelines from the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) published in Annals of Internal Medicine. “Vaccinations not only protect you. They also protect those around you,” ACIP liaison Dr. Sandra Fry...



Vaccine fraud – The undeniable truth exposed

Wed, 01 Feb 2017 23:21:08 +0100

(Natural News) In 2015, 91.5 percent of all children in the United States between the ages of 19 and 35 months received the MMR vaccine, while 84.2 percent were immunized for diphtheria, tetanus and pertussis. Meanwhile, many natural health experts continue to sound the alarm on the dangers of vaccines and their toxic additives –... (Source: NaturalNews.com)



Government document confirms vaccine link to microcephaly

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 22:31:34 +0100

(NaturalNews) The adverse event-deniers who insist that vaccines are 100 percent safe and never cause any problems in children clearly missed a little-known 1991 study published by the United States Government. This paper reveals a clear link between the popular Tdap vaccine for tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis (whooping cough), and microcephaly, a neurological birth defect... (Source: NaturalNews.com)






[In Depth] Life-saving diphtheria drug is running out

Thu, 12 Jan 2017 23:00:00 +0100

Two children have died in Europe in the past 2 years because they suffered from diphtheria and did not get an antiserum that neutralizes the deadly toxin produced by Corynebacterium diphtheriae in time. The antitoxin, produced in horses, is in short supply worldwide; the market is too small to make production profitable. The European Center for Disease Control and Prevention is planning to highlight the shortage in a report expected early in 2017 that will also address Europe's diagnostic capacity for diphtheria. Meanwhile, researchers are trying to make the antitoxin in cell culture, which could help shore up production and improve quality. Author: Kai Kupferschmidt (Source: ScienceNOW)

MedWorm Message: Have you tried our new medical search engine? More powerful than before. Log on with your social media account. 100% free.




Menveo (Meningococcal (Groups A, C, Y and W-135) Oligosaccharide Diphtheria CRM197) - updated on RxList

Wed, 28 Dec 2016 07:00:00 +0100

(Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs)



Menactra (Polysaccharide Diphtheria Toxoid Conjugate Vaccine) - updated on RxList

Wed, 28 Dec 2016 07:00:00 +0100

(Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs)



Daptacel (Diphtheria and Tetanus Toxoids and Acellular Pertussis Vaccine Adsorbed) - updated on RxList

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 07:00:00 +0100

(Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs)



DTP (Diphtheria and Tetanus Toxoids and Pertussis Vaccine Adsorbed USP) - updated on RxList

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 07:00:00 +0100

(Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs)



Animal-Rights Groups Fund Diphtheria Study to Spare Horses Animal-Rights Groups Fund Diphtheria Study to Spare Horses

Wed, 23 Nov 2016 21:06:39 +0100

A consortium of animal-welfare groups has funded research to develop a product it says could lead to more effective treatment of infectious diphtheria in humans while sparing thousands of horses now being bled to produce antitoxins.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)

MedWorm Message: If you are looking to buy something in the January Sales please visit TheJanuarySales.com for a directory of all the best sales in the UK. Any income gained via affiliate links keeps MedWorm running.




Animal-rights groups fund diphtheria study to advance medicine, spare horses

Tue, 22 Nov 2016 21:55:11 +0100

(Reuters Health) - - A consortium of animal-welfare groups has funded research to develop a product it says could lead to more effective treatment of infectious diphtheria in humans while sparing thousands of horses now being bled to produce antitoxins. (Source: Reuters: Health)



Sudan: Funding Shortages Cause Closure of Health Units in Sudan

Mon, 21 Nov 2016 08:36:24 +0100

[Radio Dabanga] Khartoum -The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) in Sudan reports in its latest weekly bulletin that a lack of funding is forcing humanitarian organisations to either hand over or close down their health facilities in some parts of Sudan. In Um Keddada in North Darfur, about 140 suspected cases of diphtheria have been recorded. From January to September, 173,973 children suffering from acute malnutrition have been treated across Sudan. About 27,500 Sudanese refugees have returned from Yida (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)



Study Confirms Safety of Tdap Vaccine in Pregnancy, Finds No Microcephaly Risk Study Confirms Safety of Tdap Vaccine in Pregnancy, Finds No Microcephaly Risk

Wed, 02 Nov 2016 19:44:37 +0100

A new analysis supports current recommendations for routine administration of tetanus, diphtheria, and acellular pertussis (Tdap) vaccine during pregnancy and expands on what is currently known about the vaccine's safety in pregnant women, researchers say.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)



Tdap During Pregnancy Not Associated with Microcephaly (FREE)

Tue, 01 Nov 2016 23:00:00 +0100

By Amy Orciari Herman Edited by David G. Fairchild, MD, MPH, and Lorenzo Di Francesco, MD, FACP, FHM Immunization with the tetanus, diphtheria, and acellular pertussis (Tdap) vaccine during pregnancy is not associated with increased risk for structural birth defects, including microcephaly, according to a … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)



Common Tdap vaccine safe for pregnant women

Tue, 01 Nov 2016 17:22:57 +0100

Dennis Thompson, HealthDay News The tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis, or Tdap, vaccine is safe for pregnant women who hope to pass their immunity on to their newborns, a new study shows. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)

MedWorm Message: Have you tried our new medical search engine? More powerful than before. Log on with your social media account. 100% free.




Common Vaccine Safe for Mother, Fetus

Tue, 01 Nov 2016 16:00:00 +0100

Finding should reassure women who get Tdap shot to help protect their infant against whooping cough Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Pregnancy, Tetanus, Diphtheria, and Pertussis Vaccines (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)



Tdap Vaccine Safe for Mother, Fetus

Tue, 01 Nov 2016 12:11:19 +0100

TUESDAY, Nov. 1, 2016 -- The Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis) vaccine is safe for pregnant women who hope to pass their immunity on to their newborns, a new study shows. The vaccine does not appear to cause birth defects or any other major... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)



Venezuela doctors sound alarm on reported return of diphtheria

Thu, 06 Oct 2016 21:36:24 +0100

CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuelan doctors on Thursday warned of a diphtheria outbreak in the crisis-stricken country, calling on the government to boost availability of scarce vaccines and antibiotics to stem the disease which local media and the opposition report has killed some two dozen people. (Source: Reuters: Health)



Many Guilford students still need vaccines

Tue, 13 Sep 2016 12:00:50 +0100

Nearly half of Guilford County seventh-graders still need vaccines to attend school, according to an article in the Greensboro News and Record. The students have two more weeks to receive the shots. If they don't, the students will not be able to attend school. Parents of seventh-graders who haven't gotten the required immunizations for infections such as tetanus and diphtheria will get a letter home this week about the need to visit a d octor soon. The Guilford County Department of Health and… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)



The Number Of Parents Who Refuse To Vaccinate Is On The Rise

Tue, 06 Sep 2016 20:59:45 +0100

A decade ago, the first vaccine against human papilloma virus was administered in Australia to help prevent several deadly cancers, including cervical, anal and throat and tongue cancer. Since then, the HPV vaccine has been introduced in 130 countries, and the number of new cervical cancer cases has been cut in half worldwide. “In Australia there’s already been a 90 percent reduction in infections in the 10 years the program has been running,” Ian Frazer, chief executive of the Translational Research Institute, told the BBC. Cervical cancer in Australia is also dropping, according to the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare.  Despite the clear public good done by this and other vaccines, a new study reveals that in the United States, a separate p...

MedWorm Message: If you are looking to buy something in the January Sales please visit TheJanuarySales.com for a directory of all the best sales in the UK. Any income gained via affiliate links keeps MedWorm running.




More Teens Get Needed Vaccines In Blue States

Wed, 31 Aug 2016 15:27:48 +0100

(Reuters Health) - Parental politics may influence whether teens get recommended vaccinations, according to a U.S. study. Dividing states into red and blue based on how they voted in the 2012 presidential elections, researchers found that in that year, adolescents in blue states were significantly more likely to have received three important vaccines recommended for 11 to 12 year olds. “These associations are important because they demonstrate that there are broader forces associated with political affiliation that may influence acceptance of immunizations for adolescent children,” said senior author Linda M. Niccolai of the Yale School of Public Health in New Haven. “The decision to immunize a child does not occur in vacuum and is not as straightforward as simply accepti...



Diphtheria and Tetanus Toxoids Adsorbed

Fri, 05 Aug 2016 17:29:00 +0100

(Source: What's New at CBER)



FDA grants approval for Pfizer’s Prevnar 13 to prevent pneumococcal pneumonia

Tue, 12 Jul 2016 23:00:00 +0100

American pharmaceutical company Pfizer has received the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval for its Prevnar 13 (pneumococcal 13-valent conjugate vaccine [diphtheria CRM197 protein]) to prevent pneumonia and other invasive diseases. (Source: Pharmaceutical Technology)



Pfizer Receives FDA Approval for Prevnar 13 in Adults Age 18 Through 49

Tue, 12 Jul 2016 03:07:22 +0100

July 12, 2016 - Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE) today announced that Prevnar 13 (Pneumococcal 13-valent Conjugate Vaccine [Diphtheria CRM197 Protein]) received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval for an expanded age indication to include adults... (Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Approvals)



Uganda Rolls Out Compulsory Immunization to Dispel Anti-Vaccine Myths

Wed, 29 Jun 2016 17:49:56 +0100

Women wait to immunize their children at the Kisugu Health Centre in Kampala, Uganda, where free vaccinations take place. The nurse in the foreground is Betty Makakeeto. Credit: Amy Fallon/IPSBy Amy FallonKAMPALA, Jun 29 2016 (IPS)Patience*, a Ugandan maid, planned on taking her three-year-old son for polio immunization during the country’s mass campaigns a year ago, until her landlord’s wife told her a shocking myth.“The medicine they are injecting them with means the boy when he’s an adult won’t be able to reproduce,” Patience, 32, recalled to IPS what she’d been informed. “She said: ‘Don’t even think about immunization’.”Patience said that in her neighborhood, the Kyebando slum in Kampala, many families “lied to medical personnel” because they were “te...

MedWorm Message: Have you tried our new medical search engine? More powerful than before. Log on with your social media account. 100% free.




Small Febrile Seizure Risk Seen After Several Coadministered Vaccines

Sun, 05 Jun 2016 22:00:00 +0100

By Kelly Young Edited by Susan Sadoughi, MD, and André Sofair, MD, MPH Trivalent inactivated influenza vaccine — when coadministered with either a diphtheria-tetanus-acellular-pertussis (DTaP)-containing vaccine or pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV) — carries a small but significantly increased risk for febrile seizure in young … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)



Whooping Cough Shot Safe for Pregnant Women

Mon, 23 May 2016 20:00:00 +0100

It also offers short-term protection to vulnerable newborns, researchers say Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Pregnancy, Tetanus, Diphtheria, and Pertussis Vaccines, Whooping Cough (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)



Pertussis vaccination in pregnancy is safe, study finds

Thu, 12 May 2016 02:18:02 +0100

Tetanus-diphtheria-acellular pertussis (Tdap) vaccine is recommended for all pregnant women in the U.S. as the key medical intervention to protect newborn infants from pertussis (whooping cough). However, the safety of giving the Tdap vaccine to pregnant women has not been fully determined. According to a new study the Tdap vaccine is safe for both mothers and infants. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)



Your NEJM Group Today: The Next Tobacco Fight, Tetanus & Diphtheria Immunity After Vaccination, Boston IM Opportunities (FREE)

Wed, 27 Apr 2016 22:00:00 +0100

By the Editors NEJM Group offers so many valuable resources for practicing clinicians. Here's what we chose for you today:NEJM … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)

MedWorm Message: If you are looking to buy something in the January Sales please visit TheJanuarySales.com for a directory of all the best sales in the UK. Any income gained via affiliate links keeps MedWorm running.




Talking Science: Facts About Vaccines and Herd Immunity

Tue, 26 Apr 2016 20:34:31 +0100

This week is World Immunization Week and what better way to commemorate it than by discussing the facts about vaccines and the importance of herd immunity. But first... What exactly IS a vaccine? A vaccine is a biological agent that stimulates a person's immune system to produce immunity to a specific pathogen, protecting the person from a disease. That's how vaccines work. You get an inactivated, attenuated, or a portion of the version of the pathogen you're hoping to avoid. According to the CDC, routine vaccines given to children in the last two decades will prevent hundreds of millions illnesses, tens of millions hospitalizations, and prevent over 700,000 deaths. And that's just in the U.S. Vaccinations became routine in the late 18th century, when Edward Jenner administered cowp...



Return of vaccine-preventable diseases has implications for hospital care

Tue, 19 Apr 2016 19:54:01 +0100

With the re-emergence of measles, mumps, diphtheria, and other vaccine-preventable diseases (VPDs), many healthcare providers are encountering these diseases—and their potentially serious and even fatal outcomes—for the first time. A new article presents a review and update for hospital-based providers who may encounter VPDs—particularly the operating room and intensive care unit. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)



Immunizations — Stop Sickness Before It Starts

Sun, 17 Apr 2016 22:00:00 +0100

Immunization is one of the best ways you can protect yourself and your children against infectious disease. By stimulating your body's natural resistance to disease — thereby creating immunity — vaccines are your first line of defense against the likes of polio, measles, mumps, rubella, influenza, tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis. “Were it not for the [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)



Adults don't need tetanus shot every decade: Study

Fri, 25 Mar 2016 16:30:17 +0100

HealthDay News Adults can get tetanus and diphtheria vaccine boosters every 30 years instead of the recommended 10 years, a new study suggests. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)

MedWorm Message: Have you tried our new medical search engine? More powerful than before. Log on with your social media account. 100% free.




Adults Don't Need Tetanus Shot Every Decade: Study

Fri, 25 Mar 2016 09:00:16 +0100

FRIDAY, March 25, 2016 -- Adults can get tetanus and diphtheria vaccine boosters every 30 years instead of the recommended 10 years, a new study suggests. "We have always been told to get a tetanus shot every 10 years, but actually, there is very... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)



The inconvenient truth of vaccine refusal

Tue, 22 Mar 2016 13:30:07 +0100

Follow me at @drClaire When I talk to parents who are hesitant about vaccines, what they most want to talk to me about are possible side effects of the vaccine. They worry about everything from fevers and soreness to additives to possible links to autism. They rarely worry about the diseases that vaccines prevent—and that’s what worries me most of all. It is the inconvenient truth of vaccine refusal: when you don’t get vaccinated against an illness, you are more likely to catch it. A study just released in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) makes this very clear. Researchers looked at information about recent measles and pertussis outbreaks. They found that unvaccinated people made up the majority of those who caught measles and a large proportion of those who cau...



OHSU study: Tetanus shots needed every 30 years, not every 10

Tue, 22 Mar 2016 04:00:00 +0100

(Oregon Health & Science University) Researchers at Oregon Health & Science University are challenging the convention that tetanus and diphtheria vaccine boosters need to be administered every 10 years. Their paper in Clinical Infectious Diseases recommends current adult vaccination schedule should be revisited. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)



When Zika Turns Deadlier: How Anti-Vaccination Misinformation Could Exacerbate an International Health Emergency

Mon, 29 Feb 2016 21:47:04 +0100

The world is in a frenzy over the Zika virus. Researchers established a link between its rise in Brazil and cases of congenital microcephaly in babies of infected pregnant women, with infants born with smaller than expected heads and improper brain development. As of November last year, Brazil's northeastern state of Pernambuco recorded 646 babies born with microcephaly. On February 1, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the virus and its suspected link to birth defects an international public health emergency. Though we don't yet understand the exact relationship between Zika and microcephaly, there is clear cause for concern. But even more troubling is a virus brewing beneath the surface: rumors circulating online that this birth abnormality is actually caused by the Tdap vacci...



Zambia: Zambia Vaccinates 86 Percent Children

Fri, 26 Feb 2016 10:37:01 +0100

[Times of Zambia] Addis Ababa -Zambia has immunised 86 per cent of children countrywide against three infectious diseases namely, diphtheria, pertussis (whooping cough) and tetanus, also known as DPT3. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)

MedWorm Message: If you are looking to buy something in the January Sales please visit TheJanuarySales.com for a directory of all the best sales in the UK. Any income gained via affiliate links keeps MedWorm running.




India drug monitoring program struggles to grow fast enough

Mon, 15 Feb 2016 23:11:15 +0100

MUMBAI/NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Within days of being given a diphtheria jab during a school vaccination drive, 5-year-old Meraj Shabbir Khan's leg became so swollen that he was hospitalized. (Source: Reuters: Health)



CDC advises pregnant women to get aluminum- and formaldehyde-filled Tdap vaccine despite lack of safety

Wed, 10 Feb 2016 06:00:00 +0100

(NaturalNews) The official vaccination schedule issued by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) advises all pregnant women to get the Tdap vaccine for tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis (whooping cough), warning them that, if they don't, their children could get... (Source: NaturalNews.com)



Waning Whooping Cough Immunity Blamed in Outbreaks

Fri, 05 Feb 2016 14:00:00 +0100

Teens have very little protection just a few years after vaccination, study finds Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Immunization, Tetanus, Diphtheria, and Pertussis Vaccines, Whooping Cough (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)



Rapid Risk Assessment: Cutaneous Diphtheria Among Recently Arrived Refugees and Asylum Seekers in the EU (European Union)

Sun, 24 Jan 2016 03:37:16 +0100

European Union, European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control. 07/30/2015This eight-page assessment provides information about the potential risks to public health in the European Union (EU) associated with the recent detection of cases of cutaneous diphtheria among refugees and asylum seekers, the shortage of diphtheria antitoxin (DAT) in the EU, and the recent death of an unvaccinated child from respiratory diphtheria caused by toxigenic Corynebacterium diphtheriae in Spain. Notification through the health system is unlikely to be a sensitive mechanism for detecting outbreaks of cutaneous diphtheria among refugees as they may have more limited access to health services than other population groups. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)