B.C. seniors face up to 2-month wait for more effective flu vaccine

The Fluzone High-Dose vaccine isn't expected to land on shelves in B.C. until the end of November or early December, the B.C. Pharmacy Association said Tuesday.
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Flu vaccination prevents millions of flu-related illnesses and deaths annually, but vaccination rates are low for many reasons. During the 2018-2019 flu season, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported that about 45% of U.S. adults received the flu vaccine. While this is an increase of 8% from 2017-2018, it falls way below the […]Find jobs at  Careers by KevinMD.com.  Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now.  Learn more.
Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog - Category: General Medicine Authors: Tags: Conditions Infectious Disease Primary Care Source Type: blogs
Publication date: December 2019Source: Molecular Immunology, Volume 116Author(s): Mokhtar Nosrati, Abbas Hajizade, Shahram Nazarian, Jafar Amani, Amir Namvar Vansofla, Yousof TarverdizadehAbstractShigellosis is a severe diarrheal disease with high mortality and morbidity rate. Until now, there is no approved vaccine against the disease. Therefore, the present study was planned to design a novel multi-epitope vaccine against Shigella spp., the causative agents of the disease based on the immunoinformatic tools. For this end, firstly seven conserved antigens of the bacteria, including IpaA, IpaB, IpaC, IpaD, OmpC, OmpF and V...
Source: Molecular Immunology - Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 18 October 2019Source: Preventive Veterinary MedicineAuthor(s): Naomi S. Prosser, Kevin J. Purdy, Laura E. GreenAbstractSince 2006, farmers in England have received new recommendations on best practice to manage lameness in sheep through a range of knowledge exchange activities. The adoption of each recommendation varied, but in 2013 approximately 50% of farmers reported treating all lame sheep within 3 days of onset of lameness (prompt treatment), 41% did not practice routine foot trimming, 50% culled sheep that had been lame and 14% vaccinated against footrot; all recommended best pract...
Source: Preventive Veterinary Medicine - Category: Veterinary Research Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 18 October 2019Source: Journal of Microbiology, Immunology and InfectionAuthor(s): Yu-Chin Huang, Chin-Fu Lin, Pei-Ju Ting, Tzu Han Tang, Fang-Liang Huang, Huei-Jen Chao, Chun-Lung Wang, Po-Yen ChenAbstractBackground/PurposeAntimicrobial resistance in Taiwan has been on the rise for two decades. The implementation of pneumococcal conjugate vaccination (PCV13) and enhanced antimicrobial control (2013-2015) by the government may have changed the antibiotic resistance.MethodsFour respiratory pathogens (Streptococcus pneumoniae, Haemophilus influenzae, Streptococcus pyogenes, and Moraxella ca...
Source: Journal of Microbiology, Immunology and Infection - Category: Microbiology Source Type: research
In this study, chimeric VLP were investigated displaying the 195 N-terminal amino acids derived from the glycoprotein E2 of the bovine viral diarrhea virus (BVDV) on their surface. Isolation of the VLP from methylotrophic yeast Hansenula polymorpha was allowed upon co-expression of wild-type dS and a fusion protein composed of the BVDV-derived antigen N-terminally fused to the dS. It was shown the VLP could be purified by a process adapted from the production of a recombinant hepatitis B VLP vaccine. However, the process essentially depended on costly ultracentrifugation which is critical for low cost production. In novel ...
Source: Journal of Biotechnology - Category: Biotechnology Source Type: research
Publication date: December 2019Source: Fish &Shellfish Immunology, Volume 95Author(s): Jianlin Chen, Wenji Wang, Suying Hou, Weixuan Fu, Jia Cai, Liqun Xia, Yishan LuAbstractFish nocardiosis is a chronic granulomatous bacterial disease mainly caused by three pathogenic bacteria, including Nocardia seriolae, N. asteroids and N. salmonicida. Molecular chaperone DnaK and GroEL were identified to be the common antigens of the three pathogenic Nocardia species in our previous studies. To evaluate the immune protective effect of two DNA vaccines encoding DnaK or GroEL against fish nocardiosis, hybrid snakehead were vaccinate...
Source: Fish and Shellfish Immunology - Category: Biology Source Type: research
[WHO] Mombasa, 18 October 2019 - With President Uhuru Kenyatta leading the way, Kenya today joins an increasing number of African countries taking a vital step against a common cause of death among women - in the country and the region - by introducing the human papilloma virus (HPV) vaccine against cervical cancer into its routine immunization schedule.
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Conclusions: Norovirus is a major pathogen causing diarrhea in Shanghainese children. GII.Pe/GII.4-Sydney/2012 strains remained the predominant genotype. The emergence of GII.P17/GII.17 and GII.P16/GII.2 strains in sporadic diarrhea was consistent with norovirus-associated outbreaks attributable to these 2 novel variants in China. Continuous monitoring norovirus genotypes circulating in pediatric population is needed for current vaccine development.
Source: The Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal - Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Original Studies Source Type: research
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Source: The Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal - Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Current Abstracts Source Type: research
Conclusions: PCV13 administered as a 3- or 2-dose infant series followed by a toddler dose was immunogenic and well tolerated in healthy Chinese infants and likely protective against PCV13 serotypes; immune responses with a 2-dose schedule were lower for some serotypes.
Source: The Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal - Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Vaccine Reports Source Type: research
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