Prenatal Tdap Vaccine Not Linked to Autism, Study Finds Prenatal Tdap Vaccine Not Linked to Autism, Study Finds
Prenatal tetanus, diphtheria, and acellular pertussis vaccination did not increase the risk of having a child with autism, according to a study.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

No Link Between Tdap Vaccine, Autism: Study
MONDAY, Aug. 13, 2018 -- Children born to women who got the Tdap vaccine during pregnancy have no greater risk of autism than other kids, a new study finds. The Tdap vaccine protects against tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis, which is better known... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - August 13, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Study finds Tdap vaccination for pregnant women does not increase risk of autism
(Kaiser Permanente) A Kaiser Permanente study of more than 80,000 children born over a 4-year period showed that the prenatal Tdap vaccination (tetanus, diphtheria, acellular pertussis) was not associated with increased risk of autism spectrum disorder in children. The study was published today in Pediatrics. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 13, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Try These Techniques to Boost Adolescent Immunizations
Residency programs that won AAFP Foundation Adolescent Immunization Awards share techniques that helped them boost vaccination rates for the following vaccine-preventable diseases: influenza; tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis; HPV infection; and meningitis. (Source: AAFP News)
Source: AAFP News - August 3, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Pediarix (Diphtheria, Tetanus Toxoids and Acellular Pertussis Adsorbed, Hepatitis B and Inactivated Poliovirus Vaccine) - updated on RxList
(Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs)
Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs - August 1, 2018 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

China orders its state-run media to delete all articles and images about an exploding vaccine scandal... sound familiar?
(Natural News) A Chinese vaccine maker has been fabricating records and pumping out defective vaccines. All production has been halted at Changchun Changsheng Biotechnology, China’s second largest rabies vaccine maker. After an inspection, regulators found fabricated safety records for a series of rabies vaccines. The vaccine maker has also halted production of vaccines for diphtheria,... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nigeria:123 Million Infants Received Vaccine in 2017, WHO, Unicef Say
[Premium Times] UN agencies said a record-breaking of about 123 million, or nine out of 10, infants, received at least one dose of diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis vaccine in 2017 globally. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 17, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Africa:Cracking the Cold Chain Challenge Is Key to Making Vaccines Ubiquitous
[The Conversation Africa] Over the years vaccines have prevented countless cases of disease and saved millions of lives. Infectious diseases like polio, measles, diphtheria, pertussis (whooping cough), rubella (German measles), smallpox, mumps, tetanus and rotavirus used to be common around the world. Today vaccines can prevent them. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 17, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Record 123 million infants received at least one vaccine in 2017, says UN
A record-breaking total of around 123 million,  or nine out of 10, infants, received at least one dose of diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis vaccine in 2017, protecting them from deadly infectious diseases, according to United Nations figures released on Monday. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - July 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

What is the Interval For Non-simultaneous Administration of Live Virus Vaccines?
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 ...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - July 9, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

U.S. government statistics reveal that the flu vaccine is the most dangerous vaccine in America
(Natural News) Even the bestselling flu vaccine is only the fifth most popular vaccine in the United States. Prevnar, the vaccine used to prevent infection caused by pneumococcal bacteria; Gardasil, which supposedly prevents cervical cancer; PENTAct-HIB, given to tiny infants to stave off diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, hepatitis B, poliomyelitis, and Haemophilus influenzae type b; and... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - June 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Post-licensure Studies Affirm Safety of DTaP Vaccines, Pinpoint Vaccination Errors Post-licensure Studies Affirm Safety of DTaP Vaccines, Pinpoint Vaccination Errors
No new or unexpected adverse events have been detected for diphtheria-tetanus-acellular pertussis (DTaP) vaccines licensed in the U.S., according to a review of close to 20 years of VAERS data, although vaccination errors may have increased.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - June 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Corynebacterium diphtheriae Infection: Two Case Reports and Literature Review
In this report, we describe two cases of C. diphtheriae infection. The first is a case of cutaneous diphtheria in a Malaysian woman caused by a toxigenic strain of C. diphtheriae. In the second case, a nontoxigenic C. diphtheriae strain was isolated from the blood of a fully vaccinated pediatric patient with underlying congenital heart disease. (Source: Clinical Microbiology Newsletter)
Source: Clinical Microbiology Newsletter - June 7, 2018 Category: Microbiology Authors: Zeti Norfidiyati Salmuna, Wan Amani Wan Abdul Azim, Murnihayati Hassan, Azian Harun, Siti Asma' Hasan, Alwi Muhd Besari, Mohd Rizal Mohd Zain Tags: Case Report Source Type: news

No New Adverse Events Reported for DTaP Vaccination
MONDAY, June 4, 2018 -- No new or unexpected safety issues have been identified in association with diphtheria-tetanus-acellular pertussis (DTaP) vaccines in the United States, according to a study published online June 4 in Pediatrics. Pedro L.... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - June 4, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Are We Growing Numb To The Opioid Epidemic?
By Lloyd I. Sederer, MD, author of The Addiction Solution: Treating Our Dependence on Opioids and Other Drugs (out now on Simon & Schuster) It’s clear to me, as a public health doctor and journalist, that there have been fewer news stories on the opioid epidemic in recent months, in print, online, and on the radio and TV. While I don’t have a major survey to point to, my work demands that I pay attention to this epidemic and the stories written about it — and that I encourage others to take it seriously as well. Have we grown numb to the people who are dying every day? To the families thrown into...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - May 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health opioid epidemic Simon & Schuster Source Type: news

Prevention of Pertussis, Tetanus, and Diphtheria with Vaccines in the United States: Recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP)
This report compiles and summarizes all recommendations from CDC's Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) regarding prevention and control of tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis in the United States. (Source: PHPartners.org)
Source: PHPartners.org - April 26, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

RECOMMENDATIONS AND REPORTS: Prevention of Pertussis, Tetanus, and Diphtheria with Vaccines in the United States: Recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP)
(Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - April 26, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

From Declaration to Action: Improving Immunization in Africa
Inviolate Akinyi, a 46-year-old grandmother, got her granddaughter immunized using a mix of private and public clinics. Credit: Veronique Magnin – Habari Kibra VolunteerBy Joyce NgangaNAIROBI, Kenya, Apr 25 2018 (IPS)Inviolate Akinyi, a 46-year-old grandmother, is certain that her grand-daughter needs to get all her vaccines for her to grow up healthy and strong. She uses a mix of private and public clinics in Kibera, one of the largest informal settlement in Nairobi, to get the 15-month-old the shots she needs. Mary Awour, mother to two-year-old Vilance Amondi, also believes immunization is important to protect her ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - April 25, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Joyce Nganga Tags: Africa Aid Featured Global Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Inequity IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse Population Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

World Immunization Week 2018: Protected Together, #VaccinesWork
22 April 2018, Cairo – This year’s World Immunization Week campaign, celebrated from 24 to 30 April, aims to highlight that protecting entire communities with vaccines protects everyone and so the theme of this year’s campaign is “Protected Together, #VaccinesWork”.  Immunization is one of the most successful and cost-effective health interventions. Studies show that every US$ 1 spent on childhood immunization returns US$ 44 in economic and social benefits.  Immunization protects everyone – from infants to senior citizens – against disabling illnesses, disability a...
Source: WHO EMRO News - April 22, 2018 Category: Middle East Health Source Type: news

Mali:Mali - Vaccinating 10,000 Children Over 60,000KM of Desert Roads
[MSF] Being vaccinated against diseases like diphtheria, measles, whooping cough, meningitis, pneumonia, yellow fever, and other potentially fatal illnesses is a commonplace event for many children. But in northern Mali, where a combination of insecurity, isolation, and limited health infrastructure means that many communities cannot access health facilities, it can prove difficult to protect children against these illnesses. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 10, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

People can ’t be educated into vaccinations, but behavioral nudges help, study finds
Vaccines were one of the great inventions of modern history. They helped stop America’s polio epidemic in the 1950s, when it was paralyzing thousands and killing at least 3,000 a year. They have prevented the deaths of millions worldwide from diseases such as diphtheria, smallpox, measles and tetanus. And yet many people are reluctant to get their shots […]Related:In case you missed the ‘condom-snorting challenge’ — and didn’t know it’s a bad ideaAs controversial ‘abortion reversal’ laws increase, researcher says new data shows protocol can workA woman s...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - April 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Yemen High-Level Pledging Event
Excellencies, distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen, As we have heard from many speakers today, three years of war in Yemen have led to the world ’s largest humanitarian crisis and one of its most severe food crises. It has also resulted in the world’s largest cholera epidemic, a major diphtheria outbreak, and the virtual collapse of the nation’s health system. (Source: WHO Director-General speeches)
Source: WHO Director-General speeches - April 3, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: director-general [subject], director-general [subject], director-general [subject], emergencies [subject], emergency preparedness, crises, emergency preparedness, Eastern Mediterranean Region [region], Speech [doctype], Yemen [country] Source Type: news

Shingles Is Nasty, And The New Vaccine Works Well. Why Do Adults Avoid Shots?
Beyond annual flu shots, federal health officials say older adults need protection against shingles, pneumonia, tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis. But many grown-ups aren't getting vaccinated.(Image credit: Andrew Brookes/Getty Images/Cultura RF) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - March 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Michelle Andrews Source Type: news

Are vaccines in pregnancy linked to infant mortality and hospitalization? (VIDEO)
For Contemporary Pediatrics, Dr Bobby Lazzara discusses a case control study published in Pediatrics that looked at whether associations existed between mother receiving influenza and/or Tetanus, diphtheria, and acellular pertussis vaccinations during pregnancy and infant hospitalization or death occurring in the first 6 months of life. (Source: Contemporary Pediatrics)
Source: Contemporary Pediatrics - March 19, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news

Tetanus Toxoid, Reduced Diphtheria Toxoid and Acellular Pertussis Vaccine, Adsorbed
(Source: What's New at CBER)
Source: What's New at CBER - March 1, 2018 Category: Biomedical Science Source Type: news

What ’s Behind the Diphtheria Outbreak in Bangladesh?
VideoWhat ’s Behind the Diphtheria Outbreak in Bangladesh?February 26, 2018MSF has now treated more than 4,000 people for diphtheria since December 2017, according to Carla Pla, project medical director for an MSF hospital in Cox's Bazar, inBangladesh. Nearly 700,000 Rohingya refugees are living in camps in this area.    (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - February 26, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Melissa Pracht Source Type: news

Diphtheria: Clinical Management of Respiratory Diphtheria
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 Mult...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - February 22, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Diphtheria and Tetanus Toxoids and Acellular Pertussis Adsorbed, Inactivated Poliovirus and Haemophilus b Conjugate (Tetanus Toxoid Conjugate) Vaccine
(Source: What's New at CBER)
Source: What's New at CBER - February 21, 2018 Category: Biomedical Science Source Type: news

Diphtheria and Tetanus Toxoids and Acellular Pertussis Adsorbed and Inactivated Poliovirus Vaccine
(Source: What's New at CBER)
Source: What's New at CBER - February 21, 2018 Category: Biomedical Science Source Type: news

Measles vaccine increases child survival beyond protecting against measles
(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)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - February 12, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Rohingya Refugees in Bangladesh: “We Should Not Be Seeing Cases of Diphtheria”
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)
Source: MSF News - January 29, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Elias Primoff Source Type: news

Panacea Biotec partners Serum Institute for hexavalent vaccine
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)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - January 18, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Vaccination Ramps Up in Diphtheria-hit Rohingya Refugee Camps Vaccination Ramps Up in Diphtheria-hit Rohingya Refugee Camps
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - January 17, 2018 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

U.N. hopes imports will help stave off famine in Yemen as diphtheria spreads
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)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

U.N. hopes imports will help 'stave off famine' in Yemen as diphtheria spreads
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)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

UK sends medics to halt Rohingya diphtheria outbreak
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)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - January 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Bangladesh: UN agencies working to vaccinate half a million children against diphtheria
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)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - January 14, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Diphtheria in Bangladesh: A Disease of the Past Poses a New Threat
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)
Source: MSF News - January 5, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Elias Primoff Source Type: news

Diphtheria in Bangladesh: A Disease of the Past Poses a New Threat
Voice from the Field Diphtheria in Bangladesh: A Disease of the Past Poses a New ThreatJanuary 05, 2018Doctors Without Borders/M édecins Sans Frontières doctor Nina Goldman is currently inBangladesh, where MSF provides medical care to hundreds of thousands of Rohingya refugees who fled violence in neighboringMyanmar. Here, she describes the diphtheria outbreak that is currently affecting the makeshift camps where refugees have settled. (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - January 5, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Elias Primoff Source Type: news

Suspected diphtheria cases in Yemen near 500: WHO
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)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Bangladesh: Diphtheria Outbreak Threatens Rohingya Refugees
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)
Source: MSF News - December 30, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Kavita Menon Source Type: news

Rohingya at Risk of Diphtheria Face Medic, Antitoxin Shortage Rohingya at Risk of Diphtheria Face Medic, Antitoxin Shortage
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)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 29, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Special Report: In a hospital ward in Yemen, the collapse of a nation
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)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 29, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Rohingya at risk of deadly diphtheria face shortage of medics, antitoxins
(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)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Myanmar Rohingya crisis: UK medics to help tackle diphtheria
British medical staff are travelling to Bangladesh where diphtheria is affecting refugee camps. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - December 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news