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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

Diphtheria – Yemen
Disease outbreak news for diphtheria in yemen (Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks)
Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks - December 22, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: news Source Type: news

UNICEF airlifts six million doses of vaccines to children in Yemen
A plane charted by the United Nations Children ’ s Fund (UNICEF) landed in Sana ’ a, Yemen, on Thursday, delivering nearly 6 million doses of essential vaccines to protect millions of children at risk of preventable diseases, including the current diphtheria outbreak that has reportedly infected over 300 people and killed 35. (Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population)
Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population - December 21, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Rohingyas: Lurching from Crisis to Crisis
Newly arrived Rohingya people wait at an army camp in Sabrang in Teknaf on Nov. 29, 2017 before being shifted to a camp in Cox's Bazar. Credit: Farid Ahmed/IPSBy Farid AhmedCOX'S BAZAR, Bangladesh, Dec 16 2017 (IPS)Ferdous Begum was cleaning her child after he had defecated in the open, using leaves she collected from a nearby tree at Bangladesh’s Teknaf Nature Park. The settlement is packed with Rohingya refugees who fled military persecution in Myanmar since August.“Access to water is terrible here,” Begum said. “We’ve only a couple of hand-dug shallow wells and we don’t get enough wat...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - December 16, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Farid Ahmed Tags: Aid Asia-Pacific Development & Aid Featured Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse Migration & Refugees Poverty & SDGs Projects Women's Health Bangladesh International Organization Source Type: news

War-torn Yemen Faces New Threat Of Deadly Diphtheria Outbreak, Aid Groups Say War-torn Yemen Faces New Threat Of Deadly Diphtheria Outbreak, Aid Groups Say
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Diphtheria – Cox’s Bazar in Bangladesh
Disease Outbreak News for Diphtheria in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh (Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks)
Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks - December 13, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: news Source Type: news

Yemen: Diphtheria Spreads as War and Blockade Leave Health System in Tatters
Over 300 suspected cases  of diphtheria and 28 deaths have been reported since mid-August; the last reported case was in 1992.  Language English (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - December 12, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Jess Brown Source Type: news

Indonesia Races to Contain Diphtheria Outbreak Ahead of 2018 Asian Games Indonesia Races to Contain Diphtheria Outbreak Ahead of 2018 Asian Games
Health authorities in Jakarta kicked off a special immunization program on Monday to rein in an"extraordinary" outbreak of diphtheria that has sparked concerns about the Indonesian capital ’ s readiness to host the Asian Games next June.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Yemen: Diphtheria Spreads as War and Blockade Leave Health System in Tatters
Press releaseYemen: Diphtheria Spreads as War and Blockade Leave Health System in TattersDecember 12, 2017Hundreds of suspected cases of the disease not seen in Yemen in decades  SANA'A, YEMEN/NEW YORK, DECEMBER 12, 2017—Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is responding to a suspected outbreak of diphtheria inYemen, where the disease has reemerged as the country's health system is weakened by ongoing war and a blockade on essential goods. (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - December 12, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Jess Brown Source Type: news

UN stepping up support to diphtheria vaccination campaign for Rohingya children in Bangladesh
A United Nations-backed campaign to immunize Rohingya children against diphtheria began on Tuesday in Bangladesh, following an outbreak that has resulted in nine deaths in the camps and makeshift settlements hosting these refugees from Myanmar. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - December 12, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Indonesia races to contain diphtheria outbreak ahead of 2018 Asian Games
JAKARTA (Reuters) - Health authorities in Jakarta kicked off a special immunization program on Monday to rein in an "extraordinary" outbreak of diphtheria that has sparked concerns about the Indonesian capital ’s readiness to host the Asian Games next June. Diphtheria cases have spiked 42 percent since last year, health officials say, with at least 32 deaths and more than 590 cases recorded across the archipelago, the bulk of them in densely populated Jakarta and neighboring provinces. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Diphtheria deaths in Indonesia spark immunization campaign
Indonesia has begun a campaign to immunize 8 million children and teenagers against diphtheria after the disease killed 38 people, mostly children, since January (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - December 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Indonesia fights 'extraordinary' diphtheria outbreak that has killed 32
JAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesian health authorities will launch an immunization drive next week to contain a sharp rise in cases of diphtheria, which has killed at least 32 people, including many children, in the world's fourth most populous country this year. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Diphtheria is spreading fast in Cox ’s Bazar, Bangladesh
Diphtheria is spreading fast in Cox ’s Bazar (Source: WHO news)
Source: WHO news - December 6, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: diphtheria [subject], corynebacterium diphtheria, diphtheria [subject], corynebacterium diphtheria, Press release [doctype] Source Type: news

WHO Fears Deadly Diphtheria Outbreak Among Rohingya Refugees WHO Fears Deadly Diphtheria Outbreak Among Rohingya Refugees
Hundreds of thousands of Rohingya refugees who fled from Myanmar into Bangladesh are at risk from a possible outbreak of diphtheria, the World Health Organization said in a report published on Tuesday.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 29, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

WHO fears deadly diphtheria outbreak among Rohingya refugees
GENEVA (Reuters) - Hundreds of thousands of Rohingya refugees who fled from Myanmar into Bangladesh are at risk from a possible outbreak of diphtheria, the World Health Organization said in a report published on Tuesday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

WHO delivers medicines as diphtheria spreads in Yemen
(Source: WHO news)
Source: WHO news - November 27, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: diphtheria [subject], corynebacterium diphtheria, emergencies [subject], emergency preparedness, crises, emergency preparedness, Eastern Mediterranean Region [region], Press release [doctype], Yemen [country] Source Type: news

Diphtheria
 is an infection caused by the bacterium Corynebacterium Diphtheriae. Signs and symptoms usually start 2 – 5 days after exposure and range from mild to severe. Symptoms often come on gradually, beginning with a sore throat and fever. In severe cases, the bacteria produces a poison (toxin) that causes a thick grey or white patch at the back of throat. This can block the airway making it hard to b reathe or swallow and also create a barking cough. The neck may swell in part due to enlarged lymph nodes. The poison may also get into the blood stream causing &nb...
Source: WHO Feature Stories - November 27, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: diphtheria [subject], corynebacterium diphtheria, Q & A [doctype] Source Type: news

Global Routine Vaccination Coverage, 2016
Global coverage with the third dose of diphtheria and tetanus toxoids and pertussis-containing vaccine, the third dose of polio vaccine, and first dose of measles. Among new or underused vaccines, global coverage increased during 2010-2016 for completed vaccine series against rotavirus (8% to 25%), Streptococcus pneumoniae (11% to 42%), rubella (35% to 47%), Haemophilus influenzae type B (42% to 70%) and hepatitis B vaccine (74% to 84%). containing vaccine coverage has remained unchanged at 84%-86% since 2010. (Source: PHPartners.org)
Source: PHPartners.org - November 16, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Tdap Vaccine During Pregnancy Reduces Newborn Pertussis
A CDC study estimated that vaccinating pregnant women with the tetanus, diphtheria and acellular pertussis vaccine during their third trimester was nearly 78 percent effective in preventing pertussis in their infants younger than 2 months. (Source: AAFP News)
Source: AAFP News - October 10, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

‘What Gets Remembered’: How Visiting a Cemetery Can Teach You About History
When planning vacation itineraries, graveyard visits may not be top of mind. But Loren Rhoads, author of the new book 199 Cemeteries to See Before You Die, makes the case for going out of your way to see burial grounds. “I think it adds a depth to travel that you can’t find anywhere else,” Rhoads tells TIME. “I see cemeteries as kind of open air museums full of art and history and stories and nature and wildlife, gardening… When you go to a graveyard, you see what’s important to a society, what gets remembered.” Rhoads’ book features cemeteries large (like Père Lachai...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - October 3, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Sarah Begley Tags: Uncategorized Books Source Type: news

Whooping Cough Shot Works, but Many Moms-to-Be Skip It: CDC
Timely vaccination can prevent three-quarters of cases in newborns Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Infections and Pregnancy, Tetanus, Diphtheria, and Pertussis Vaccines, Whooping Cough (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - September 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Prevnar 13 (Pneumococcal 13-valent Conjugate Vaccine [Diphtheria CRM197 Protein] Suspension for Intramuscular Injection) - updated on RxList
(Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs)
Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs - September 25, 2017 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Diphtheria and Tetanus Toxoids Adsorbed
(Source: What's New at CBER)
Source: What's New at CBER - August 28, 2017 Category: Biomedical Science Source Type: news

Immunization Resources in Multiple Languages
From the NLM Outreach and Special Populations Branch: August is National Immunization Awareness Month, and public health professionals often need resources to educate individuals who may have limited English proficiency about the importance of receiving vaccinations for themselves and their children. Check MedlinePlus for resources on immunizations and childhood immunizations in both English and Spanish. Also check HealthReach for patient handouts in multiple languages about vaccinations, including: Vaccine Information Statements on specific vaccines, like the chickenpox vaccine (24 languages), diphtheria, tetan...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - August 22, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Hannah Sinemus Tags: Consumer Health Education Health Professionals Outreach Source Type: news

South Africa: Diphtheria Kills One, Infects Three
[News24Wire] A ten-year-old girl has died and three family members infected by the highly contagious bacterial disease diphtheria, the Western Cape Health department said on Monday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 15, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Hexavalent 6-in-1 vaccine to be made available to newborn babies
All babies born on or after 1 August 2017 will be offered protection against hepatitis B as part of our universal childhood immunisation programme, Public Health England has announced. This is in addition to continued protection against diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, polio and Hib. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - August 2, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Suspected diphtheria cases up in crisis-stricken Venezuela, data suggests
CARACAS (Reuters) - Diphtheria, a serious bacterial infection that is fatal in 5 to 10 percent of cases, appears to still be spreading in Venezuela amid unsanitary living conditions and shortages of basic medicines, rarely available data suggested this week. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 29, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Hepatitis B jab to be added to immunisations of babies born in UK
Babies born from the 1 August will be offered new “hexavalent” jab in effort to clamp down on infections that cause cirrhosis and liver cancerAll babies born in the UK will receive the hepatitis B jab as part of their routine immunisations from the autumn in an effort to drive down viral infections that cause cirrhosis and liver cancer.The hepatitis B vaccine is to be added to the 5-in-1 jab that is already given to babies across the UK to protect them from diphtheria, tetanus, whooping cough, polio and bacterial infections known as Hib, or haemophilus influenzae type b, health officials said.Continue reading.....
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - July 9, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Ian Sample Science editor Tags: Hepatitis B Science Society Children UK news Source Type: news

Quadracel (Diphtheria and Tetanus Toxoids and Acellular Pertussis Adsorbed and Inactivated Poliovirus Vaccine) - updated on RxList
(Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs)
Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs - July 3, 2017 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Infanrix (Diphtheria and Tetanus Toxoids and Acellular Pertussis) - updated on RxList
(Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs)
Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs - June 23, 2017 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Infanrix Hexa (Combined Diphtheria, Tetanus Toxoids, Acellular Pertussis, Hepatitis B, Inactivated Poliomyelitis, Adsorbed Conjugated < i > Haemophilus Influenzae < /i > ) - updated on RxList
(Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs)
Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs - June 23, 2017 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news