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

Decavac (Tetanus and Diphtheria Toxoids Adsorbed) - updated on RxList
(Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs)
Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs - June 13, 2017 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Tenivac (Tetanus and Diphtheria Toxoids Adsorbed) - updated on RxList
(Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs)
Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs - May 30, 2017 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

SAGE (Strategic Advisory Group of Experts on Immunizations) Meeting of April 2017
World Health Organization. 04/2017 This Web page provides presentations from the April 2017 meeting of the Strategic Advisory Group of Experts on Immunizations (SAGE), including reports from other advisory committees. Session topics included the use of oral cholera vaccines, an update with the development of Ebola vaccines and implications to inform future policy recommendations, and a review of recent diphtheria outbreaks. (Text) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - May 2, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Shortage of essential diphtheria treatment drugs needs international action, experts warn
(University of Exeter) International action is needed to tackle a global shortage of medicine in Western nations which could hinder the ability of doctors to treat diphtheria, experts have warned. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - April 27, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

The ‘Stealth Move’ That Improved Michigan's Vaccine Rates
Just three years ago, Michigan had the fourth-highest rate of unvaccinated kindergartners in the nation. But when a charter school in northwestern Traverse City reported nearly two dozen cases of whooping cough and several cases of measles that November, state officials were jolted to action. Without much fanfare — or time for opponents to respond — they abandoned the state’s relatively loose rules for getting an exemption and issued a regulation requiring families to consult personally with local public health departments before obtaining an immunization waiver. The new rule sidestepped potential ideolog...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - April 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The ‘Stealth Move’ That Improved Michigan's Vaccine Rates
Just three years ago, Michigan had the fourth-highest rate of unvaccinated kindergartners in the nation. But when a charter school in northwestern Traverse City reported nearly two dozen cases of whooping cough and several cases of measles that November, state officials were jolted to action. Without much fanfare — or time for opponents to respond — they abandoned the state’s relatively loose rules for getting an exemption and issued a regulation requiring families to consult personally with local public health departments before obtaining an immunization waiver. The new rule sidestepped potential ideolog...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - April 12, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Tdap Vaccination During Pregnancy Protects Infants from Pertussis (FREE)
By the Editors Receipt of the tetanus toxoid, reduced diphtheria toxoid, and acellular pertussis (Tdap) vaccine during pregnancy is associated with reduced risk for pertussis … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - April 3, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Ontario teacher faces discipline for allegedly telling students they 'could die' from vaccination
A southern Ontario high school teacher allegedly tried to scare his students into not getting vaccinated for polio, diphtheria and other diseases, a discipline panel of the Ontario College of Teachers heard on Tuesday. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - February 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Toronto Source Type: news

“Did I Hear You Correctly? The Organism Identified Was Corynebacterium diphtheriae?”
Diphtheria is a bacterial infection caused by Corynebacterium diphtheriae and is primarily transmitted from person to person through close physical and respiratory contact; disease can involve almost any mucous membrane and is classified depending on the anatomic site of infection. Diphtheria is an acute, toxin-mediated disease whose occurrence is characterized by periodicity and epidemic waves, with a high incidence and mortality. Once one of the leading causes of childhood death, global diphtheria incidence declined approximately 70% through implementation of widespread vaccination programs. (Source: Clinical Microbiology Newsletter)
Source: Clinical Microbiology Newsletter - February 18, 2017 Category: Microbiology Authors: Betty A. Forbes Source Type: news

Adacel (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 - February 14, 2017 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Venezuelan Girl's Diphtheria Death Highlights Country's Health Crisis Venezuelan Girl's Diphtheria Death Highlights Country's Health Crisis
Eliannys Vivas, 9, started to get a sore throat on a Friday last month in this languid Venezuelan town where papaya trees shade poor cinder-block homes.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - February 13, 2017 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Venezuelan girl's diphtheria death highlights country's health crisis
PARIAGUAN, Venezuela (Reuters) - Eliannys Vivas, 9, started to get a sore throat on a Friday last month in this languid Venezuelan town where papaya trees shade poor cinder-block homes. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Why Skipping Vaccines Is A Public, Not Personal, Health Choice
(Reuters Health) - Too many U.S. adults are not getting vaccinated, putting themselves and others at risk, immunization experts say. According to the latest available data, about 44 percent of adults over age 19 had a flu shot; 20 percent had a TDAP vaccine, which protects against tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis; and 20 percent of 19-to-64-year-olds at risk of pneumonia had that vaccine (compared to 60 percent of those over 65). Just 27 percent of those over age 60 were vaccinated against herpes zoster, which cuts the risk of shingles in half, according to new guidelines from the Advisory Committee on Immunization P...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - February 8, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Vaccine fraud – The undeniable truth exposed
(Natural News) In 2015, 91.5 percent of all children in the United States between the ages of 19 and 35 months received the MMR vaccine, while 84.2 percent were immunized for diphtheria, tetanus and pertussis. Meanwhile, many natural health experts continue to sound the alarm on the dangers of vaccines and their toxic additives –... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 1, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Government document confirms vaccine link to microcephaly
(NaturalNews) The adverse event-deniers who insist that vaccines are 100 percent safe and never cause any problems in children clearly missed a little-known 1991 study published by the United States Government. This paper reveals a clear link between the popular Tdap vaccine for tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis (whooping cough), and microcephaly, a neurological birth defect... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Coverage with Tetanus, Diphtheria, and Acellular Pertussis Vaccine and Influenza Vaccine Among Pregnant Women — Minnesota, March 2013–December 2014
(Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - January 19, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

[In Depth] Life-saving diphtheria drug is running out
Two children have died in Europe in the past 2 years because they suffered from diphtheria and did not get an antiserum that neutralizes the deadly toxin produced by Corynebacterium diphtheriae in time. The antitoxin, produced in horses, is in short supply worldwide; the market is too small to make production profitable. The European Center for Disease Control and Prevention is planning to highlight the shortage in a report expected early in 2017 that will also address Europe's diagnostic capacity for diphtheria. Meanwhile, researchers are trying to make the antitoxin in cell culture, which could help shore up production a...
Source: ScienceNOW - January 12, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Kai Kupferschmidt Tags: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Menveo (Meningococcal (Groups A, C, Y and W-135) Oligosaccharide Diphtheria CRM197) - updated on RxList
(Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs)
Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs - December 28, 2016 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Menactra (Polysaccharide Diphtheria Toxoid Conjugate Vaccine) - updated on RxList
(Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs)
Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs - December 28, 2016 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Daptacel (Diphtheria and Tetanus Toxoids and Acellular Pertussis Vaccine Adsorbed) - updated on RxList
(Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs)
Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs - December 6, 2016 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

DTP (Diphtheria and Tetanus Toxoids and Pertussis Vaccine Adsorbed USP) - updated on RxList
(Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs)
Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs - December 6, 2016 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Animal-Rights Groups Fund Diphtheria Study to Spare Horses Animal-Rights Groups Fund Diphtheria Study to Spare Horses
A consortium of animal-welfare groups has funded research to develop a product it says could lead to more effective treatment of infectious diphtheria in humans while sparing thousands of horses now being bled to produce antitoxins.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 23, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Animal-rights groups fund diphtheria study to advance medicine, spare horses
(Reuters Health) - - A consortium of animal-welfare groups has funded research to develop a product it says could lead to more effective treatment of infectious diphtheria in humans while sparing thousands of horses now being bled to produce antitoxins. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 22, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news