Vaccination 'a civic duty' according to new report

This report provides useful information about adult immunisations in the UK as well as useful recommendations for increasing immunisation coverage, particularly among social care workers. However, it does not replace current guidelines for recommended vaccines. Currently recommended vaccines for adults in the UK are described below.    Who produced the report? This report, titled ‘Immune response. Adult immunisation in the UK’ was written by the UK’s International Longevity Centre (ILC-UK). According its website, the ILC-UK is a registered charity and independent think tank dedicated to addressing issues of longevity, ageing and population change. The report itself is based on new research recently published by SAATI (Supporting Active Ageing Through Immunisation). SAATI is a voluntary group of individuals from across Europe who are reported to share a commitment to tackle low public awareness of vaccine-preventable diseases. In November 2013, SAATI published a report on adult vaccination across Europe (Adult vaccination: a key component of healthy ageing. Benefits of life-course immunisation in Europe (PDF, 4.3MB)) which focused on the following seven infectious diseases that can be prevented by vaccination: flu – caused by the influenza viruses; this includes seasonal flu as well as swine flu pneumonia – lung infection, which may be caused by various bacteria, viruses and sometimes other organisms (such as fungi) ...
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Authors: Reis MO, Souza FR, Albuquerque AS, Monteiro F, Oliveira LFDS, Raymundo DL, Wouters F, Wouters ATB, Peconick AP, Varaschin MS Abstract Trypanosomiasis is caused by a pathogenic protozoan of the genus Trypanosoma, being Trypanosoma vivax the most important agent for cattle. The aim of the present study was to demonstrate the expansion of T. vivax infection in different mesoregions of Minas Gerais, Brazil, and describe the clinicopathological findings of trypanosomiasis in cattle. The diagnosis was based on visualization of the parasite in blood smears and DNA detection of T. vivax in the blood of live cows a...
Source: Korean Journal of Parasitology - Category: Parasitology Tags: Korean J Parasitol Source Type: research
This study is registered with ClinicalTrials.gov, number NCT02550873, and with EudraCT, number 2014-004782-24.FindingsOf 116 patients who completed the double-blind treatment period, 111 entered the open-label extension study (74 from the PRM-151 group and 37 from the placebo group). 84 (76%) of 111 patients received concomitant IPF therapy (pirfenidone n=55 or nintedanib n=29). AEs were consistent with long-term IPF sequelae. 31 (28%) patients had serious AEs. Those occurring in two or more patients were pneumonia (six [5%] of 111), IPF exacerbation (four [4%]), IPF progression (four [4%]), and chest pain (two [2%]). 21 (...
Source: The Lancet Respiratory Medicine - Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: research
Publication date: June 2019Source: The Lancet Neurology, Volume 18, Issue 6Author(s): Adam L Boxer, Irfan Qureshi, Michael Ahlijanian, Michael Grundman, Lawrence I Golbe, Irene Litvan, Lawrence S Honig, Paul Tuite, Nikolaus R McFarland, Padraig O'Suilleabhain, Tao Xie, Giridhar S Tirucherai, Clifford Bechtold, Yvette Bordelon, David S Geldmacher, Murray Grossman, Stuart Isaacson, Theresa Zesiewicz, Tina Olsson, Kumar Kandadi MuralidharanSummaryBackgroundProgressive supranuclear palsy is a rare neurodegenerative disease associated with dysfunctional tau protein. BIIB092 is a humanised monoclonal antibody that binds to N-ter...
Source: The Lancet Neurology - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
We report a novel and interesting morphological sign ofCryptococcus neoformansin CSF cytology resembling the logo of Mercedes-Benz. The sign is highly suggestive ofCryptococcus infection and is a strong indicator for more specific tests and timely treatment.Eur Neurol 2019;81:79 –80
Source: European Neurology - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
This study compared neurodevelopmental outcomes of ante-partum and post-partum antiretroviral exposure in HIV-exposed and uninfected children with HIV-unexposed and uninfected children at ages 12, 24, 48, and 60 months.MethodsFor this study, a prospective cohort of HIV-exposed and uninfected children was identified from two research sites in the PROMISE-BF trial (at Blantyre, Malawi, and Kampala, Uganda), in which pregnant HIV-infected mothers were randomly assigned to triple antiretroviral prophylaxis (lopinavir–ritonavir plus either lamivudine and zidovudine or emtricitabine and tenofovir), versus zidovudine alone....
Source: The Lancet HIV - Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 21 May 2019Source: Journal of Hospital InfectionAuthor(s): George Hills, Matthew Kennedy, Osama Ahmed, Julian W. Tang
Source: Journal of Hospital Infection - Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research
AbstractA longitudinal study was performed in three Danish farrow to grower (30 kilos) herds over a 4-month period to investigate the dynamics and clinical impacts of influenza A virus (IAV) infections. In each herd, four batches consisting of four sows each with five ear-tagged piglets were included. Nasal swabs and/or blood were sampled from the sows and/or the piglets prior to farrowing and at weeks 1, 3, and 5 and at the end of the nursery period. Clinical examinations were performed at each sampling time. The sows and piglets were tested for IAV and IAV antibodies in nasal swabs and blood samples, respectively. The re...
Source: Veterinary Research - Category: Veterinary Research Source Type: research
In conclusion, pnPRX1+ cells are present within the continuously regenerating PDL of mouse incisor, and at such location they contribute to post-natal periodontal development and regeneration. Since this study further reports the presence of PRX1 expressing cells within human periodontal ligament, we suggest that studying the mouse periodontal pnPRX1+ cells may provide significant information for the development of novel and more effective periodontal regenerative therapies in humans.
Source: Frontiers in Physiology - Category: Physiology Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 20 May 2019Source: Veterinary ParasitologyAuthor(s): Rodolfo Cordeiro Giunchetti, Patricia Silveira, Lucilene Aparecida Resende, Jaqueline Costa Leite, Otoni Alves de Oliveira Melo-Júnior, Marina Luiza Rodrigues Alves, Laís Moreira Costa, Daniel Ferreira Lair, Vinícius Rossi Chaves, Ingrid dos Santos Soares, Ludmila Zanandreis de Mendonça, Mariana Ferreira Lanna, Helen Silva Ribeiro, Ana Alice Maia Gonçalves, Bruno Mendes Roatt, Rodrigo Dian Oliveira Aguiar-Soares, Juliana Vitoriano-Souza, Nádia das Dores Moreira, Fernando Augusto Siqueira Mathias...
Source: Veterinary Parasitology - Category: Veterinary Research Source Type: research
[WHO] Ministry of Health of the State of Eritrea in collaboration with WHO observed African Vaccination Week from 22 to 28 April 2019 under the theme 'Protected Together: Vaccines Work!'
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - Category: African Health Source Type: news
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