Thousands of patients risking their health by ‘shunning’ flu jab, say family doctors

Thousands of patients in England could be risking their health by not having the seasonal flu vaccine, according to figures released by the Royal College of General Practitioners.
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We reported a 28-year-old healthy woman presented with subacute onset ascending muscle weakness 2 weeks after an annual influenza vaccination. Cerebral Spinal Fluid study showed normal cell counts with elevated protein and nerve conduction study showed reduced diffuse compound muscle action potential amplitudes suggesting a diagnosis of Guillain–Barré syndrome. Despite treatment using intravenous immunoglobulin, her condition continued to get worse with new bulbar and respiratory muscle weakness. Eventually, the diagnosis of anti–single recognition particle–mediated necrotizing myopathy was made ba...
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Publication date: Available online 25 May 2018 Source:Biochimica et Biophysica Acta (BBA) - Proteins and Proteomics Author(s): Gaurav Garg, Kuljit Singh, Vahab AliDr Leishmaniasis, a parasitic protozoan disease, is still a worldwide concern due to persistent issues with chemotherapy, rapid emerging drug resistance; and non- availability of approved vaccine for the control of disease. Therefore, the search of parasite specific proteins to identify new anti-leishmanial drug targets and vaccine candidates is an urgent priority. In this context, proteins that are secreted, in vitro during parasite growth under defined conditi...
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World Bank. 05/18/2018 This 75-page report from the International Vaccines Task Force (IVTF) proposes ways in which national governments and development partners can finance investments in clinical research capacity, and strengthen low- and middle-income countries'capacity to conduct and participate in a late-stage vaccine trial during an outbreak. It discusses how in the last five years, the world has been tested with serious challenges from two viral diseases: the Ebola outbreak between 2014 and 2016 in West Africa, and the Zika Virus outbreak that began in early 2016. (PDF)
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A new, stabilized single-injection inactivated polio vaccine elicits neutralizing immune responses in rats, researchers report.Reuters Health Information
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The purpose of this quality improvement study was to explore the impact of audit and feedback on the pneumococcal immunization rate for at-risk adults in ambulatory settings. Study findings support the hypothesis that timely, individualized audit and feedback can have a positive impact on immunization rate; generalized feedback that did not provide actionable information did not have the same impact. The difference between the interventions was significant, χ2 (1, N = 1993) = 124.7, P
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Immunization rates for children and adults are rising, but coverage levels have not reached optimal goals. As a result, vaccine-preventable diseases still occur. In an era of increasing complexity of immunization schedules, rising expectations about the performance of primary care, and large demands on primary care providers, it is important to understand and promote interventions that work in primary care settings to increase immunization coverage. One common theme across immunization programs in many nations involves the challenge of implementing a population-based approach and identifying all eligible recipients, for ex...
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[ANGOP] Lubango -Angola needs at least four million dosages of animal vaccines to cover the animal immunization campaign against contagious peripneumonia, nodular dermatitis, hematic and symptomatic carbuncles initially scheduled for the end of the month of May.
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