FDA Approves New Drug For Hepatitis A And Measles Exposure

GamaSTAN ®, is the only immune globulin product available in the United States to protect against hepatitis A virus (HAV) and measles after exposure, the company said.
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ConclusionsConsiderable vaccination delay should be addressed within the vaccine hesitancy spectrum. Delays may induce susceptibility to vaccine-preventable disease outbreaks; tailored programmes to improve timeliness are required. PMID: 30755293 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Euro Surveill - Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Tags: Euro Surveill Source Type: research
Abstract BACKGROUND: China's immunization program is one of the oldest and largest in the world. Rates of vaccine-preventable diseases (VPD) are comparable to those in high-income countries. The program's evolution has been characterized by ambitious target setting and innovative strategies that have not been widely described. METHODS: We reviewed national and provincial health department archives; analyzed disease surveillance, vaccination coverage, and serosurvey data from 1950 through 2016; and, conducted in-depth interviews with senior Chinese experts involved early VPD control efforts. RESULTS: Wide...
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CONCLUSION: Monitoring the titer of IVIG lots and seroprevalence of donor populations is important for anticipating future changes in virus antibody titers of IVIG lots and can provide useful information of clinical interest. PMID: 30284288 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Transfusion - Category: Hematology Authors: Tags: Transfusion Source Type: research
GamaSTAN (immune globulin [human]) is for prophylaxis following exposure to hepatitis A and prevention of measles in susceptible individuals exposed fewer than 6 days previously.FDA Approvals
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Discussion Vaccines are a mainstay of infectious disease prevention and health promotion. Infants, children and adults benefit from vaccines the most when they are given on the recommended schedules. However there are times when this is not possible as children come to the physician a little early, or a little late, or had unavailable records and so received addition vaccine, etc. There are many questions that arise because of these timing issues such as the one above. Standard vaccine schedules can be reviewed here. Commonly administered vaccines includes: Live-attenuated vaccines Cholera Measles, mumps, rubella (MMR ...
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The development of genomic approaches and nucleic acid based techniques has led to a large number of biological samples, including DNA, RNA, cells, tissues, and environmental samples that require storage. Typically, microbial DNA and RNA samples are stored long-term in laboratory freezers at temperatures ranging from -20 °C to -196°C, the lower ranges utilizing liquid nitrogen. This often requires the use of several freezer boxes that can take up space and become difficult to sort through. Additionally, freezer equipment and cold chain transport measures needed for specimen stability are costly and difficult to ma ...
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CONCLUSIONS: Findings from the present study do not demonstrate an association of vaccines with an increased risk of ADEM and its recurrence among either paediatric (≤18 years) or adult (>18 years) individuals within the 180 days after vaccinations. The finding in children in the 31-60 day risk interval is likely coincidental and was not confirmed in separate self-control analyses. PMID: 29784468 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Vaccine - Category: Allergy & Immunology Authors: Tags: Vaccine Source Type: research
Date: May 7, 2018 Issue #:  1546Summary:  View the Expanded Table: Some Vaccines Recommended for Use in Adults
Source: The Medical Letter - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: Tags: ActHIB Adacel Bexsero Boostrix diphtheria Engerix-B Gardasil9 Haemophilus influenzae Havrix hepatitis a hepatitis b Heplisav-B Hiberix HPV vaccine measles Menactra Meningococcal vaccine Menveo MMR II PCV13 PedvaxHIB Source Type: research
Date: May 7, 2018 Issue #:  1546Summary:  View the Expanded Table: Some Vaccines Recommended for Use in Adults
Source: The Medical Letter - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: Tags: ActHIB Adacel Bexsero Boostrix diphtheria Engerix-B Gardasil9 Haemophilus influenzae Havrix hepatitis a hepatitis b Heplisav-B Hiberix HPV vaccine measles Menactra Meningococcal vaccine Menveo MMR II PCV13 PedvaxHIB Source Type: research
Date: May 7, 2018 Issue #:  1546Summary:  The US Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) recommends routine use of the following vaccines in adults residing in the US: influenza, tetanus/diphtheria alone (Td) and in combination with acellular pertussis (Tdap), measles/mumps/rubella (MMR), varicella (VAR), herpes zoster (RZV; ZVL), human papillomavirus (HPV), and pneumococcal conjugate (PCV13) and polysaccharide (PPSV23) vaccines. For adults with certain medical conditions or occupational, behavioral, or other risk factors, hepatitis A (HepA), hepatitis B (HepB), meningococcal (MenAC...
Source: The Medical Letter - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: Tags: ActHIB Avaxim Bexsero Boostrix Cervarix diphtheria Engerix-B Gardasil Gardasil9 Genital warts Haemophilus infuenzae Havrix hepatitis a hepatitis b Heplisav-B Hiberix HPV vaccine Influenza vaccine measles Menactra Me Source Type: research
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