The COVID-19 Pandemic Has Erased Decades of Progress on Childhood Vaccination
While the world waits for a COVID-19 vaccine, children across the globe are going without shots already known to be life-saving. With the world in disarray due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the number of children vaccinated this year against infections like diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, measles and pneumococcal disease has fallen to levels not seen since the 1990s, according to a new report from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. “In other words,” the report reads, “we’ve been set back about 25 years in about 25 weeks.” That stark figure comes from the Gates Foundation’s annual Goalkee...
Source: TIME: Health - September 15, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

Nigeria: Covid-19 - Millions of Children At Risk of Measles, Polio, Due to Vaccination Disruptions
[Daily Trust] Millions of children in Nigeria are at the risk of measles, polio, diphtheria and other diseases due to disruptions of routine immunisation and other vaccination programmes as a result of the lockdown to contain the spread of COVID-19. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - September 7, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

One Dose Of Coronavirus Vaccine Likely Won ’ t Be Enough; ‘ We ’ re Looking At Double Shots ’
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Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - August 31, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Syndicated CBSN Boston CNN Coronavirus Coronavirus Vaccine Source Type: news

UN Warns of Dangerous Drop in Vaccinations During COVID Pandemic UN Warns of Dangerous Drop in Vaccinations During COVID Pandemic
Levels of childhood immunizations against dangerous diseases such as measles, tetanus, and diphtheria have dropped alarmingly during the COVID-19 pandemic, putting millions of children at risk.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - July 16, 2020 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Clinical guidance for healthcare professionals on maintaining immunisation programmes during COVID-19, NHS England (updated 29th June 2020)
The national immunisation programme is highly successful in reducing the incidence of serious and sometimes life-threatening diseases such as pneumococcal and meningococcal infections, whooping cough, diphtheria and measles. It remains important to maintain the best possible vaccine uptake to prevent a resurgence of these infections. This will also prevent increasing further the numbers of patients requiring health services, as well as outbreaks of vaccine-preventable diseases, and allow us to provide important protection to children and other vulnerable groups. Where possible, the routine immunisation programmes should be...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - June 29, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What Causes Bradycardia?
Discussion Bradycardia is a heart rate below what the lowest value that is normal for age. Infants and children have higher heart rates that slowly decrease with age to adult levels. It is usually noted as an incidental finding because of increased vagal tone. Reasons for cardiology referral include associated heart murmur, syncope especially if associated with exercise or unusual triggers, other signs such as chest pain or palpitations, family history of sudden cardiac death, congenital heart disease or familial heart disease, bradycardic medication use, or unusual symptoms associated with the concern. Severe bradycardia ...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - June 22, 2020 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

World leaders must fund a Covid-19 vaccine plan before it's too late for millions | Gro Harlem Brundtland and Elizabeth Cousens
This week ’s Global Vaccine Summit comes at a crucial point in history. Governments must not miss their chance to save livesCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageGro Harlem Brundtland is former director-general of the World Health OrganizationElizabeth Cousens is president of the UN FoundationGoogle any list of the most successful public health interventions of this century or the last, and vaccines will be at the very top. Infectious diseases such as smallpox, measles, diphtheria and pertussis (whooping cough) were once prevalent and killed indiscriminately. Smallpox is now eradicated, po...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - June 4, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Gro Harlem Brundtland and Elizabeth Cousens Tags: Vaccines and immunisation Coronavirus outbreak Infectious diseases Medical research Science World Health Organization Polio World news Source Type: news

80 Million Children at Risk of Measles, Polio as Vaccines Disrupted: WHO, UNICEF 80 Million Children at Risk of Measles, Polio as Vaccines Disrupted: WHO, UNICEF
Some 80 million children worldwide could be at risk of vaccine-preventable diseases like diphtheria, measles and polio due to disruption of routine immunization during the COVID-19 pandemic, UN agencies and the GAVI vaccine alliance said on Friday.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Pediatrics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pediatrics Headlines - May 26, 2020 Category: Pediatrics Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Experts underscore COVID-19 threat to global progress on child immunization
Global experts in health and child welfare have again highlighted how the COVID-19 pandemic is disrupting access to routine immunization services worldwide, putting millions of young lives at risk of killer diseases such as diphtheria, measles and pneumonia. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - May 22, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Child vaccinations down in DR Congo, and COVID-19 is not helping: UNICEF
Fewer children are getting vaccinated in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and the COVID-19 pandemic is almost certainly going to make matters worse, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) says. If the trend continues, it could trigger a resurgence in deadly childhood diseases such as polio, chickenpox, measles, yellow fever, hepatitis B, diphtheria, tetanus, whooping cough and meningitis. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - May 15, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Vaccine Rates Drop Dangerously as Parents Avoid Doctor ’s Visits
Afraid of Covid-19, parents are postponing well-child checkups, including shots, putting millions of children at risk of exposure to preventable deadly diseases. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 23, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jan Hoffman Tags: your-feed-science Vaccination and Immunization Measles Whooping Cough Mumps Diphtheria Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Babies and Infants Preventive Medicine Epidemics Meningitis your-feed-healthcare Source Type: news

No Need for Adult Booster Shot for Tetanus or Diphtheria in Many Countries No Need for Adult Booster Shot for Tetanus or Diphtheria in Many Countries
There is no evidence that adult booster vaccinations for tetanus and diphtheria are beneficial, researchers say.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - March 6, 2020 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Licensure of a New Hexavalent Vaccine for Use in Infants Licensure of a New Hexavalent Vaccine for Use in Infants
A new hexavalent vaccine for use in children aged 6 weeks through 4 years has been approved by the FDA to prevent diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, polio, Haemophilus influenzae type b, and hepatitis B.Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - March 2, 2020 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Public Health & Prevention Journal Article Source Type: news

Adults May Not Need Tetanus, Diphtheria Booster Shots
THURSDAY, Feb. 27, 2020 -- The incidence rates of tetanus and diphtheria are not significantly lower in countries that routinely vaccinate adults for these diseases, according to a study published online Feb. 25 in Clinical Infectious... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - February 27, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Study: No Need for Adult Tetanus, Diphtheria Shots
The new findings mesh with the World Health Organization's recent recommendation to only vaccinate adults for tetanus and diphtheria if they didn't have a full series of shots as children. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - February 26, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study Casts Doubt on Need for Adult Boosters for Tetanus, Diphtheria
WEDNESDAY, Feb. 26, 2020 -- Countering a U.S. government advisory, a new study suggests that adults may not need regular booster shots for tetanus and diphtheria if they received a complete vaccination series as children. Researchers compared data... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - February 26, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Adults don't need tetanus, diphtheria boosters if fully vaccinated as children
(Oregon Health& Science University) Adults do not need tetanus or diphtheria booster shots if they've already completed their childhood vaccination series against these rare, but debilitating diseases, research published in the journal Clinical Infectious Diseases indicates. The study found no significant difference in disease rates between countries that require adults to receive tetanus and diphtheria booster shots and those that don't. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 25, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Adults don't need tetanus, diphtheria boosters if fully vaccinated as children, study says
(Oregon Health& Science University) Adults do not need tetanus or diphtheria booster shots if they've already completed their childhood vaccination series against these rare, but debilitating diseases, research published in the journal Clinical Infectious Diseases indicates. The study found no significant difference in disease rates between countries that require adults to receive tetanus and diphtheria booster shots and those that don't. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - February 25, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Legal Authorities for Isolation and Quarantine
Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Office of Infectious Diseases (CDC OID). Published: 2/24/2020. This resource, updated on February 24, 2020, provides information about legal authorities for isolation and quarantine, which are public health practices used to stop or limit the spread of disease. Federal isolation and quarantine are authorized for these communicable diseases: Cholera, diphtheria, infectious tuberculosis, plague, smallpox, yellow fever, viral hemorrhagic fevers (including Ebola), severe acute respiratory syndromes, and flu that can cause a pandemic. (Text) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Gu...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - February 24, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Hexavalent Vaccine Included in Vaccines for Children Program
FRIDAY, Feb. 7, 2020 -- The hexavalent combined diphtheria and tetanus toxoids and acellular pertussis (DTaP) adsorbed, inactivated poliovirus (IPV), Haemophilus influenza type b (Hib) conjugate (meningococcal protein conjugate), and hepatitis B... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - February 7, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Licensure of a Diphtheria and Tetanus Toxoids and Acellular Pertussis, Inactivated Poliovirus, Haemophilus influenzae Type b Conjugate, and Hepatitis B Vaccine, and Guidance for Use in Infants
A new combination vaccine to prevent diphtheria, tetanus, whooping cough, polio, Haemphilus influenzae type b disease, and hepatitis B has been licensed, but won't be available before 2021. (Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - February 6, 2020 Category: American Health Tags: Diphtheria Vaccination Hepatitis B Vaccination MMWR Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report Pertussis Vaccination Tetanus Vaccination Vaccine-Preventable Diseases and Specific Vaccines Whooping cough Source Type: news

Tdap Interchangeable With Td for Most Vaccine Indications Tdap Interchangeable With Td for Most Vaccine Indications
The tetanus toxoid, reduced diphtheria toxoid, and acellular pertussis (Tdap) vaccine can be substituted for the tetanus and diphtheria toxoids (Td) vaccine in situations where only Td vaccine had been recommended previously, according to updated recommendations from the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP).Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - February 4, 2020 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Tdap or Td Vaccine May Be Used for Decennial Td Booster Doses
MONDAY, Jan. 27, 2020 -- Either tetanus and diphtheria toxoids (Td) vaccine or tetanus toxoid, reduced diphtheria toxoid, and acellular pertussis (Tdap) vaccine may be used for Td booster doses every 10 years or when indicated for tetanus... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - January 27, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Use of Tetanus Toxoid, Reduced Diphtheria Toxoid, and Acellular Pertussis Vaccines: Updated Recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices --- United States, 2019
New Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices recommendations allow more flexibility for use of either tetanus toxoid, reduced diphtheria toxoid, and acellular pertussis (Tdap) or tetanus and diphtheria toxoids (Td) vaccines in three scenarios where only Td had been previously recommended, most notably for tetanus booster doses recommended every 10 years for all adults. (Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - January 23, 2020 Category: American Health Tags: MMWR Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report Pertussis Vaccination Tetanus Vaccination Source Type: news

Some Onion Lake residents say info about diphtheria not coming fast enough after 2 cases confirmed
Albert Jimmy, the health director of the Onion Lake Health Board Inc. said band leadership is working to distribute information about the infections, as fact sheets have been distributed to schools, teachers, healthcare professionals and in the community at large. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - January 23, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Saskatoon Source Type: news

Scientists show we don't need horses to treat diphtheria
(People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA)) A project taking the first steps towards ending the use of horses to treat diphtheria has succeeded. Funded by the PETA International Science Consortium Ltd. and carried out at the Institute of Biochemistry, Biotechnology, and Bioinformatics at the Technische Universit ä t Braunschweig in Germany, the project created human antibodies capable of blocking the poisonous toxin that causes diphtheria. The results were published Friday in Scientific Reports (a Nature research journal). (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - January 21, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

New science proves that vaccines SPREAD infectious disease, causing up to 15 times MORE infections among fully vaccinated children
(Natural News) A new peer-reviewed scientific paper published in the journal Tropical Diseases, Travel Medicine and Vaccines has found that the DTaP vaccine for diphtheria, tetanus, and pertussis (whooping cough) is causing children who receive it to become more prone to contracting whooping cough later on in life. According to the study, children who receive... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 9, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sudan: Diphtheria Spreads in South Darfur
[Radio Dabanga] El Sunta -The residents of El Sunta locality in South Darfur complain of the spread of diseases, especially diphtheria. They lament the lack of health services and medical personnel. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 31, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

An Apocryphal Christmas Miracle
An old tale about a children ’s ward in 1891 may be a myth, but the diphtheria antitoxin was a real gift. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - December 23, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Perri Klass, M.D. Tags: Diphtheria Children and Childhood Immune System Antibiotics Vaccination and Immunization Medicine and Health Source Type: news

Panacea Biotec bags orders worth USD 24 mn from UN agencies
The vaccine protects children against five deadly diseases, including diphtheria, tetanus and hepatitis B. "Panacea Biotec... has received awards worth USD 24.32 million from U N agencies (Unicef and PAHO) for supply of its Easyfive-TT, a fully liquid WHO prequalified wP-based Pentavalent vaccine (DTwPHepB-Hib)," the company said in a filing to BSE. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - December 19, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Sudan: Malaria Breached Epidemic Threshold in 2019
[Radio Dabanga] Khartoum -More than 1.8 million cases of malaria were reported from across Sudan so far in 2019, a sharp increase compared to previous years, the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) reported on Thursday. Cases of diphtheria, dengue fever, rift valley fever, chikungunya, and cholera continue to be recorded across the country, according to the Sudanese Ministry of Health. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 16, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Boostrix (Tetanus Toxoid, Reduced Diphtheria Toxoid and Acellular Pertussis Vaccine, Adsorbed) - updated on RxList
(Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs)
Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs - November 19, 2019 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Two cases of deadly diphtheria detected in Lothian area
NHS Lothian has confirmed two related cases of the disease and say infection protocols are in place. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - November 9, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Global Epidemiology of Diphtheria, 2000-2017 Global Epidemiology of Diphtheria, 2000-2017
This report describes the global epidemiologic trends of diphtheria in recent years. What have we learned?Emerging Infectious Diseases (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 30, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics Journal Article Source Type: news

Experts warn that parents who don't vaccinate have forgotten the devastating impact of diseases 
EXCLUSIVE Illnesses such as measles, polio and diphtheria have been wiped out in the UK. But they still circulate abroad and could return amid falling uptake of childhood immunisations. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Vaccination Gaps Leave Pregnant Moms, Infants Unprotected
According to recent research from the CDC, about 65% of mothers surveyed reported they had not received the seasonal influenza and tetanus, diphtheria and acellular pertussis vaccines before or during pregnancy. (Source: AAFP News)
Source: AAFP News - October 16, 2019 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Only Half of Pregnant Women Receive Recommended Vaccines
TUESDAY, Oct. 8, 2019 -- Many pregnant women do not receive the recommended flu and tetanus toxoid, reduced diphtheria toxoid, and acellular pertussis (Tdap) vaccines to protect themselves and their infants, according to a Vital Signs report... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - October 8, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Most Pregnant Women Aren ’ t Getting Flu And Whooping Cough Shots, CDC Warns
(CNN) — Most pregnant women in the United States don’t get flu and whooping cough vaccines even though the shots are safe and recommended as part of routine prenatal care, a report from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Tuesday. The report said the low rates of vaccination during pregnancy could put moms-to-be and newborns at greater risk of infection, hospitalization and death. The two vaccinations pass on antibodies to the fetus that provide protection after birth, when babies are too young to be vaccinated. It added that pregnant women have more than double the risk of hospitalization if...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - October 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News Syndicated CBSN Boston CNN Flu Vaccine Pregnancy Whooping Cough Source Type: news

Increasing DTP3 Coverage Tied to Drop in Diphtheria Cases in Under 15s
THURSDAY, Sept. 19, 2019 -- The proportion of diphtheria case-patients younger than 15 years of age decreased as diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis (DTP) 3 coverage increased, according to a study published in the October issue of Emerging Infectious... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - September 19, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Pregnant? Make Sure You ’re Vaccinated to Protect Yourself, Baby From Disease
Vaccinations before and during pregnancy are important to protect both mother and baby. Three vaccinations are recommended: flu, Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria, and acellular pertussis), and MMR (measles, mumps, and rubella). (Source: TMA News Room)
Source: TMA News Room - September 9, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

20 million children miss out on life-saving vaccines, UN warns
Globally, vaccination coverage with three doses of diphtheria, tetanus and pertussis and one dose of the measles vaccine has stalled. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - July 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Stall in vaccination rates putting children at risk, says  Unicef
Agency blames war, inequality and complacency for 20 million children missing immunisationA dangerous stagnation in vaccination rates is putting children at risk of preventable diseases around the world, the UN children ’s agency has warned, blaming conflict, inequality and complacency.One in 10 children, totalling 20 million globally, missed out on basic immunisation against the life-threatening infections of measles, diphtheria and tetanus last year, says Unicef.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - July 15, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Sarah Boseley Health editor Tags: Global health Vaccines and immunisation United Nations MMR Polio Global development Society World news Source Type: news

Africa: 20 Million Children Missing Out on Life-Saving Vaccines - UN
[VOA] Two leading UN agencies report nearly 20 million children worldwide--more than one in 10--were not vaccinated against killer diseases, such as measles, diphtheria and tetanus in 2018. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 15, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

20 million children miss out on life-saving vaccines, U.N. warns
More than one in 10 children - or 20 million worldwide - missed out last year on vaccines against life-threatening diseases such as measles, diphtheria and tetanus, the World Health Organization and the UNICEF children's fund said on Monday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Congo-Kinshasa: How the Ebola Crisis Has Led to Children Dying From Measles
[The Conversation Africa] Forty-five years ago, the World Health Organisation launched the Expanded Programme on Immunisation. It covered six diseases - measles, tuberculosis, polio, diphtheria, pertussis and tetanus. Since then, anti-measles vaccines have been distributed to millions of children across the world, leading to a massive reduction in illness and death. For example, between 2000 and 2017, it was estimated that global deaths from measles had reduced by about 80% due to vaccination. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 11, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Defend Yourself From Diphtheria: Bacterial Infection Can Stop Breathing
Diphtheria is a serious bacterial infection that affects the respiratory system and damages the heart, nerves, and kidneys. It can hinder or stop breathing, and causes fatigue, sore throat, fever, and swollen neck glands. The infection can be deadly without any medical treatment. Several immunizations are available to protect people against this disease. (Source: TMA News Room)
Source: TMA News Room - July 1, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A Smackdown in the Kennedy Clan Summons Up the History of Presidents and Vaccines
Family quarrels are usually private things—unless of course, the family is famous. A public spat among boldface names broke out on May 8, when three members of the Kennedy clan published a piece on Politico declaring that Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.—son of Bobby Kennedy—has been “tragically wrong” in his years-long crusade against vaccines, a crusade that seems especially irresponsible now as the country suffers through its worst measles outbreak since 1994. Kennedy has become a hero of the anti-vax crowd with his persistent claims that vaccines contain deadly ingredients, particularly a mercury-ba...
Source: TIME: Health - May 9, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jeffrey Kluger Tags: Uncategorized History onetime Source Type: news

A Smackdown in the Kennedy Clan Summons Up the History of Presidents and Vaccines
Family quarrels are usually private things—unless of course, the family is famous. A public spat among boldface names broke out on May 8, when three members of the Kennedy clan published a piece on Politico declaring that Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.—son of Bobby Kennedy—has been “tragically wrong” in his years-long crusade against vaccines, a crusade that seems especially irresponsible now as the country suffers through its worst measles outbreak since 1994. Kennedy has become a hero of the anti-vax crowd with his persistent claims that vaccines contain deadly ingredients, particularly a mercury-ba...
Source: TIME: Science - May 9, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Jeffrey Kluger Tags: Uncategorized History onetime Source Type: news

Personal Health: When Travelers Bring Skin Infections Back as Souvenirs
As more people travel abroad, travelers and doctors need to be alert to unusual and often perplexing skin infections. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - May 6, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: JANE E. BRODY Tags: Travel and Vacations Diphtheria Antibiotics Skin Deet (Insect Repellent) Insects Itching Parasites Source Type: news

Imported Toxin-Producing Cutaneous Diphtheria 2015-2018 Imported Toxin-Producing Cutaneous Diphtheria 2015-2018
These unusual cases demonstrate that cutaneous toxin-producing diphtheria should be considered in travelers with wound infections who have returned from countries with endemic disease.Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Public Health & Prevention Journal Article Source Type: news