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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

Epidemiology of Acute Otitis Media Changed From 2006 - 2016
Change in proportion of S. pneumoniae, H. influenzae, M. catarrhalis causing AOM (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - August 7, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Infections, ENT, Pediatrics, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Babies to be protected against deadly hepatitis B
The Hexavalent injection shelters against diptheria, polio, tetanus, whooping cough and Haemophilus influenzae type b as well as offering immunity against hepatitis B, Public Health England said. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 1, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Bakaletz Lab biofilm work published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
(Nationwide Children's Hospital) The laboratory of Lauren Bakaletz, PhD, director, Center for Microbial Pathogenesis and vice president of basic sciences, The Research Institute at Nationwide Children's, studied the biofilm construction capabilities of nontypeable Haemophilus influenzae (NTHI), a bacterium responsible for sinusitis, pneumonia, exacerbations of cystic fibrosis and COPD, bronchitis and ear infections. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 13, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health 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

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

These 3 Superbugs Pose The Greatest Risk To Human Health
The World Health Organization is issuing a warning about a group of deadly bacteria: Recently, the WHO released its first-ever list of “priority pathogens,” a list of antibiotic-resistant bacteria that the organization says pose the greatest threat to human health. The list is divided into three categories: critical-, high- and medium-priority. Three pathogens made it into the critical-priority group. These bacteria are resistant to multiple antibiotics and pose a high risk to people in hospitals and nursing homes, the WHO says. Multidrug-resistant bacteria, sometimes called “superbugs,” are a ...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - March 23, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

H influenzae Type B Invasive Disease in Amish Children H influenzae Type B Invasive Disease in Amish Children
This new report describes the incidence of invasive Hib infection among unimmunized Amish children.Emerging Infectious Diseases (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - March 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics Journal Article Source Type: news

An Unusual case of Burkholderia dolosa Infection in a Cystic Fibrosis Patient but Not His Sister
Irreversible decline in lung function is one of the key contributors to mortality and morbidity in the cystic fibrosis (CF) population [1]. One key determinant of lung health is recurrent respiratory infections with opportunistic pathogens. Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Stenotrophomonas maltophilia, Achromobacter xylosoxidans, Haemophilus influenzae, non-tuberculous mycobacteria, Staphylococcus aureus, Aspergillus fumigatus, and Burkholderia cepacia complex (BCC) are common opportunistic agents of infections or chronic pulmonary colonizers in the CF population [1]. (Source: Clinical Microbiology Newsletter)
Source: Clinical Microbiology Newsletter - November 19, 2016 Category: Microbiology Authors: Grace Y. Lam, Josette Salgado, Jamil Kanji, James E.A. Zlosnik, Neil E. Brown, Winnie M. Leung Tags: Case Report Source Type: news

Hello Syn
By Drs. David Niesel and Norbert Herzog, Medical Discovery News We live in a wondrous time. We can 3D print almost anything including some human tissues. Biotechnology is revolutionizing the energy industry and personalized medicine has the promise of delivering individual treatments for heart disease and other major illnesses. And we can play God and create life! In fact we are up to version 3.0! Scientists have created a living bacterium with genetic information made from only chemicals in a test tube. The focus of this current study was to determine the minimal essential genes for life for a microbial organism. The p...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - October 5, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Identifying Serotype, Serogroup for Hi, Nm Vital, CDC SaysIdentifying Serotype, Serogroup for Hi, Nm Vital, CDC Says
The CDC has issued an advisory of best practices for using PCR to diagnose Haemophilus influenzae and Neisseria meningitides and identify their serotype or serogroup. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - June 21, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pathology & Lab Medicine News Alert Source Type: news

Food and Drug Administration Approval for Use of Hiberix as a 3-Dose Primary Haemophilus influenzae Type b (Hib) Vaccination Series
(Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - April 28, 2016 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Omega 3 Fatty Acids May Reduce Bacterial Lung Infections Associated with COPD
Compounds derived from omega-3 fatty acids – like those found in salmon – might be the key to helping the body combat lung infections, according to researchers at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. The omega-3 derivatives were effective at clearing a type of bacteria called Nontypeable Haemophilus influenzae (NTHi), which often plagues people with inflammatory diseases like chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). (Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases)
Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases - March 16, 2016 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

No Hib booster needed by vaccinated infants in Kenya
Children living in Kenya are well protected from life-threatening infections -- such as meningitis, sepsis and pneumonia -- caused by the bacteria Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib), by the existing three-dose vaccine regime. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - February 5, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

No Hib booster needed by vaccinated infants in Kenya
(Wellcome Trust) Children living in Kenya are well protected from life-threatening infections -- such as meningitis, sepsis and pneumonia -- caused by the bacteria Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib), by the existing three-dose vaccine regime. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - February 4, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Infanrix Hexa (Combined Diphtheria, Tetanus Toxoids, Acellular Pertussis, Hepatitis B, Inactivated Poliomyelitis, Adsorbed Conjugated Haemophilus Influenzae ) - updated on RxList
(Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs)
Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs - October 22, 2015 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Closing the gap on developing a vaccine for middle ear infections
Researchers have made a discovery with the potential to impact the treatment of middle ear infections and other illnesses. They found that the bacterial pathogen Haemophilus influenzae, which causes illnesses such as pneumonia, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and otitis media, contains a system that randomly changes gene expression causing the bacteria to switch between two different cell types. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - July 29, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Early childhood vaccine reduces leukemia risk
Stephen FellerSAN FRANCISCO, May 21 (UPI) -- A vaccine given to infants before age 15 months, Haemophilus influenzae Type b, or Hib, helps prevent leukemia, the most common type of childhood cancer. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - May 21, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How early childhood vaccination reduces leukemia risk
A team of researchers has discovered how a commonly administered vaccine protects against acute lymphoblastic leukemia, the most common type of childhood cancer. The Haemophilus influenzae Type b (Hib) vaccine not only prevents ear infections and meningitis caused by the Hib bacterium, but also protects against ALL, which accounts for approximately 25 percent of cancer diagnoses among children younger than 15 years. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - May 18, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

All teens should be vaccinated against rare strain of meningitis
"A vaccination for meningitis is to be offered to all 14-18 year-olds in England and Wales, after a spike in a rare strain of the disease," The Guardian reports. The strain – meningitis W (MenW) – is described as rare, but life-threatening. There has been a year-on-year increase in the number of meningitis cases caused by MenW since 2009, and infection has been associated with particularly severe disease and high fatality rates in teenagers and young adults. The increasing trend looks set to continue unless action is taken, so the government’s Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation...
Source: NHS News Feed - March 16, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: QA articles Medication Pregnancy/child Source Type: news

MMR jab unlikely to harm young babies
A young couple's baby was given the MMR jab by mistake "potentially putting her life at risk", The Daily Telegraph website reports misleadingly. Giving a baby the wrong vaccine is a serious mistake; fortunately, the error was quickly noticed and the baby appears not to have been seriously harmed. Unfortunately, the Telegraph has taken a sensationalist approach by quoting the most extreme possible reaction – anaphylaxis – without stating that this is extremely rare and treatable. The Telegraph's coverage says, “Newborns under six months must not be given the vaccine ...
Source: NHS News Feed - June 20, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: QA articles Pregnancy/child Source Type: news

This Day in Science History - April 5 - Hattie Alexander
April 5th celebrates the birth of Dr. Hattie Alexander. If you suffered from infant meningitis caused by Haemophilus influenzae, she more than likely saved your life. She developed the serum ...Read Full Post (Source: About.com Chemistry)
Source: About.com Chemistry - April 4, 2014 Category: Chemistry Source Type: news

Protect Your Child Against Hib Disease
(Source: eMedicineHealth.com)
Source: eMedicineHealth.com - March 19, 2014 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

Specific bacterial infection linked to poor pregnancy outcomes
New research published in JAMA has found that pregnant women are more susceptible to infection with the bacterium Haemophilus influenzae, which may put them at increased risk of fetal loss, preterm birth and stillbirth.H. influenzae is a bacterium that can cause a number of serious illnesses, such as pneumonia, meningitis and septic arthritis.According to the research team, led by Sarah Collins of Public Health England in the UK, past studies have suggested that women may have an increased risk of invasive H. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - March 19, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pregnancy / Obstetrics Source Type: news

H. influenzae Risk Elevated in Pregnancy, Linked to Adverse Outcomes (FREE)
By Amy Orciari Herman Invasive Haemophilus influenzae infection is more common in pregnant than nonpregnant women and is associated with high risks for fetal loss and premature delivery, according to a JAMA study.Researchers studied … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - March 19, 2014 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Pregnant Women May Be More Vulnerable to Potentially Dangerous Infection: Study
Screening for H. influenzae not recommended for now, expert saysSource: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Haemophilus Infections, Infections and Pregnancy (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - March 18, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pregnancy associated with greater risk of certain bacterial infection; may worsen outcomes
(The JAMA Network Journals) In a surveillance study of infection with the bacterium Haemophilus influenzae among women of reproductive age in England and Wales from 2009-2012, pregnancy was associated with a greater risk of this infection, which was associated with poor pregnancy outcomes such as premature birth and stillbirth, according to a study in the March 19 issue of JAMA. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - March 18, 2014 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Richard A. Insel, M.D.
Chief Scientific OfficerRichard A. Insel, M.D., oversees the research strategy of JDRF, the world’s largest funder of type 1 diabetes (T1D) research. Prior to joining JDRF in 2003, Dr. Insel was the founding director of the Center for Human Genetics and Molecular Pediatric Disease and professor of pediatrics and microbiology and immunology at the University of Rochester Medical Center. During his 26-year affiliation with the university’s medical center, he served as the acting chair of pediatrics, director of the Strong Children’s Research Center, and chief of the division of pediatric immunology, allergy...
Source: PHRMA - March 12, 2014 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Julie Source Type: news

RECOMMENDATIONS AND REPORTS: Prevention and Control of Haemophilus influenzae Type b Disease: Recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP)
(Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - February 27, 2014 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Sticking to Vaccination Schedules Cuts Infection Risk (FREE)
By Amy Orciari Herman Following the recommended vaccination schedules for diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, polio, and Haemophilus influenzae type b (DTaP-IPV-Hib) and measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) is associated with a reduction in hospitalizations … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - February 26, 2014 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Richard A. Insel, M.D.
JDRF Chief Scientific OfficerRichard A. Insel, M.D., oversees the research strategy of JDRF, the world’s largest funder of type 1 diabetes (T1D) research. Prior to joining JDRF in 2003, Dr. Insel was the founding director of the Center for Human Genetics and Molecular Pediatric Disease and professor of pediatrics and microbiology and immunology at the University of Rochester Medical Center. During his 26-year affiliation with the university’s medical center, he served as the acting chair of pediatrics, director of the Strong Children’s Research Center, and chief of the division of pediatric immunology, al...
Source: PHRMA - February 14, 2014 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Julie Source Type: news

ACIP Releases 2014 Adult Immunization Schedule (FREE)
By Kelly Young The CDC's Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) has released its 2014 immunization schedule for adults.Among the changes for this year: Haemophilus influenzae … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - February 4, 2014 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

What Organisms Cause Acute Epiglottitis in the Post- H. influenza Vaccination Era?
Discussion Epiglottitis is also known as supraglottitis and is caused by inflammation of the supraglottic structures and epiglottis. Usually the cause is infectious but other trauma such as thermal injuries or ingestions can also cause the disease. Before the widespread use of its conjugated immunization, Haemophilus influenza type b was the most common cause and it was usually thought of as a pediatric disease process. In the pre-immunization time period, acute epiglottitis in children was 3.47-6.0 cases per 100,000, and in the post-immunization period has declined to 0.3-0.7 cases per 100,000. However it appears that
Source: PediatricEducation.org - October 7, 2013 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

What Organisms Cause Acute Epiglottitis in the Post- H. influenza Vaccination Era?
Discussion Epiglottitis is also known as supraglottitis and is caused by inflammation of the supraglottic structures and epiglottis. Usually the cause is infectious but other trauma such as thermal injuries or ingestions can also cause the disease. Before the widespread use of its conjugated immunization, Haemophilus influenza type b was the most common cause and it was usually thought of as a pediatric disease process. In the pre-immunization time period, acute epiglottitis in children was 3.47-6.0 cases per 100,000, and in the post-immunization period has declined to 0.3-0.7 cases per 100,000. However it appears that
Source: PediatricEducation.org - October 7, 2013 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Donna M. D'Alessandro, M.D. Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

DTaP Vaccine Supplies Will Be Limited for Summer 2013
For the second consecutive summer, the CDC is issuing guidance on immunizing children during an ongoing shortage of certain combination vaccines. According to a notice on the CDC website, Sanofi Pasteur's diphtheria and tetanus toxoids and acellular pertussis adsorbed, inactivated poliovirus and Haemophilus influenzae (Source: AAFP Health of the Public)
Source: AAFP Health of the Public - May 22, 2013 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Nigeria: Polio Eradication - What Progress So Far?
[Daily Trust]Jos -The 3rd African Vaccination Week (AVW), organized by the African Region of World Health Organization (WHO) April 22 to 28, 2013, came under the theme, 'Save Lives. Prevent disabilities. Vaccinate', and accomplished heightened continent-wide awareness of the place of routine immunization against vaccine-preventable diseases. All 46 member-states of WHO in the African region participated in efforts to strengthen immunization programmes around the continent against diphtheria, haemophilus influenzae serotype (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - April 30, 2013 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Childhood Meningitis Associated With Lower Levels Of Educational Achievement, Financial Self-Sufficiency In Adulthood
In a study that included nearly 3,000 adults from Denmark, a diagnosis of meningococcal, pneumococcal, or Haemophilus influenzae meningitis in childhood was associated with lower educational achievement and economic self-sufficiency in adult life, according to a study in the April 24 issue of JAMA. Bacterial meningitis may lead to brain damage due to several factors, and survivors of childhood bacterial meningitis are at particular risk of hearing loss, seizure disorders, motor deficits, and cognitive impairment. Learning disabilities are well documented as a result of the disease... (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - April 26, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics / Children's Health Source Type: news

EMA recommends approval of 6-in-1 paediatric vaccine
Source: European Medicines Agency Area: News The Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) of the European Medicines Agency (EMA) has recommended approval of a new paediatric vaccine intended for the primary and booster vaccination of infants and toddlers from six weeks to 24 months of age against diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, hepatitis B, poliomyelitis and invasive diseases caused by Haemophilus influenzae type B (Hib). The new vaccine will be commercialised under the brand name Hexyon® in Western European countries and Hexacima® in Eastern European countries.   Please see the links below ...
Source: NeLM - News - February 25, 2013 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

ACIP Issues New Hib Statement
(MedPage Today) -- The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices has approved the first statement on routine Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib) vaccination since 1993. (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - February 21, 2013 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Interleukin-10 levels predict otitis media culprit
Research shows that high serum levels of interleukin-10 indicate that the likely cause of acute otitis media is infection with Streptococcus pneumoniae, as opposed to Haemophilus influenzae or Moraxella catarrhalis. (Source: MedWire News - Infectious Diseases)
Source: MedWire News - Infectious Diseases - February 18, 2013 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news