Diphtheria: Migrants with symptoms to be isolated
Decision comes after death of a man at a processing centre may have been caused by the disease. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - November 28, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What IS diphtheria and how does the bug spread?
Diphtheria, a disease once called 'the strangler' for how it ravaged Victorian-era children, could be spreading in the UK again. Here, MailOnline answers all your questions about the disease. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 28, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Diphtheria: Highly Contagious Disease On The Rise Among U.K. Asylum Seekers
Suspected cases of a highy contagious and potentially deadly disease have risen to more than 70 among asylum seekers in England, a national newspaper reports. Many of these had been moved from the Manston detention centre near the south coast to hotels around Britain, the Sunday Times says.…#asylumseekers #highycontagious #asylum #seekers #manston #disease #deadlydisease #health #diphtheria #centre (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 28, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Diphtheria: Highly Contagious Disease On The Rise Among U.K. Asylum Seekers
Suspected cases have risen to more than 70, national reports say. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - November 28, 2022 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Katherine Hignett, Contributor Tags: Healthcare /healthcare Innovation /innovation Source Type: news

Diphtheria spreads among Channel migrants dispersed from Manston
Health officials say there have been 50 cases found in asylum seekers moved around the country by the Home Office (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - November 27, 2022 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Diphtheria: Asylum Seekers To Be Vaccinated As Disease Found At U.K. Processing Center
The disease is on the rise across migrant detention facilities in Europe. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - November 14, 2022 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Katherine Hignett, Contributor Tags: Healthcare /healthcare Innovation /innovation Source Type: news

Diphtheria outbreak confirmed at asylum seeker centre in Kent
‘Very small’ number of cases reported at Manston airfield, where about 3,000 people are staying in tentsThere has been an outbreak of diphtheria at an asylum seeker processing centre at a former MoD site in Kent.The Home Office refused to confirm the number of cases of diphtheria at Manston – an airfield in Ramsgate providing tented accommodation for about 3,000 people who have arrived in the UK on small boats – but said the number was “very small”.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - October 20, 2022 Category: Science Authors: Diane Taylor Tags: Infectious diseases Kent Immigration and asylum Health UK news Source Type: news

Panacea wins contract worth $127 million from WHO, PAHO to supply pentavalent vaccine
The vaccine protects children against five deadly diseases: Diphtheria, Tetanus, Pertussis, Hepatitis B and invasive infections caused by Haemophilus Influenza Type b. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - October 10, 2022 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

FDA OKs Tdap Vaccine for Whooping Cough Protection Before Birth
(MedPage Today) -- The FDA announced approval of the first vaccine to be delivered through a pregnant mother to unborn babies for protection in the first 2 months of life. The tetanus toxoid, reduced diphtheria toxoid, and acellular pertussis... (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - October 8, 2022 Category: American Health Source Type: news

WHO and UDER implement multi-partner project to boost primary health care services in northwest ...
21 August 2022 – WHO, together with the Relief Experts Association UDER as implementing agency, has bolstered the provision of primary health care services in northwest Syria by rendering the facilities in the towns of Sarmada, Tarmanin, Daret Azza and Zarzour fully operational.  Due to the size and scope of the project – which took place between August 2021 and May 2022 – UDER had struck agreements with several other organizations on the ground. Thanks to immense efforts requiring daily coordination, the Mentor Initiative offered leishmaniasis treatment services; Physicians Across Continents delivered mal...
Source: WHO EMRO News - August 21, 2022 Category: Middle East Health Source Type: news

Why You ’ ll Need to Get COVID-19 Boosters Again and Again
Several highly effective vaccines were developed at an unprecedented speed to combat the COVID-19 pandemic. During the phase 3 clinical trials, mRNA vaccines had vaccine efficacy of 94–95% in preventing symptomatic infections. After the rollout, real-world evidence showed that the mRNA vaccines provided ~90% effectiveness against infection. Then came the variants. The wave after wave of new variants, with ever-increasing transmissibility and capacity to escape existing immunity, challenge the ability of vaccines to prevent infection and transmission. The effectiveness of a primary series of mRNA vaccines (two doses) ...
Source: TIME: Health - July 19, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Akiko Iwasaki and Albert Ko Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 freelance Source Type: news

Sharp Drop in Childhood Vaccinations Threatens Millions of Lives
Pandemic lockdowns, misinformation campaigns, conflicts, climate crises and other problems diverted resources and contributed to the largest backslide in routine immunization in 30 years. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - July 15, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Stephanie Nolen Tags: Vaccination and Immunization Children and Childhood Measles Whooping Cough Tetanus Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Diphtheria Medicine and Health Third World and Developing Countries United Nations Children ' s Fund Brazil Ethiopia Ind Source Type: news

COVID-19 Pandemic Fuels Worst Decline in Childhood Vaccinations in 30 Years
Global childhood vaccination rates experienced the largest decline in about three decades amid Covid disruptions, putting growing number of children at risk from devastating but preventable diseases. The percentage of children who received three doses of the vaccine against diphtheria, tetanus and pertussis (DTP3) was set back to its lowest level since 2008, falling to 81% in 2021, according to official data published by the World Health Organization and United Nations Children’s Fund on Friday. The decline means 25 million children missed out on at least one dose of DTP through routine services in 2021 alone, two mi...
Source: TIME: Health - July 15, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jinshan Hong / Bloomberg Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 overnight wire Source Type: news

Sharp Drop in Childhood Vaccinations Threatens Lives of Millions of Children
Pandemic lockdowns, misinformation campaigns, conflicts, climate crises and other problems diverted resources and contributed to the largest backslide in routine immunization in 30 years. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - July 15, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Stephanie Nolen Tags: Vaccination and Immunization Children and Childhood Measles Whooping Cough Tetanus Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Diphtheria Medicine and Health Third World and Developing Countries United Nations Children ' s Fund Brazil Ethiopia Ind Source Type: news

‘Red alert’ on global child health issued after drop in vaccinations
WHO and Unicef warn of fall in immunisations for diseases such as diphtheria, polio and measles (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - July 14, 2022 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news