Is a ‘polyepidemic’ humanity’s next big threat? Childhood vaccine crusader shares concerns for future
By the start of 2011, the year epidemiologist Seth Berkley became CEO of Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, the ambitious nonprofit had over its 11-year history supported the immunization of 288 million children in poor countries. But it also had a $3.7 billion funding gap between its plans and donor financial pledges. Making matters worse, an internal battle raged about how much it should invest in strengthening health systems versus more technological solutions, such as new or improved vaccines, favored by its main funder, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. “It was a crisis,” Berkley says. Berkley plans to step ...
Source: ScienceNOW - July 20, 2023 Category: Science Source Type: news

Respiratory Bacteria in Children Younger Than 6 Months Respiratory Bacteria in Children Younger Than 6 Months
We found two significant risk factors in the first 6 months of life for detection of nasopharyngeal colonization of pneumococcus, H influenzae, and M catarrhalis.MDedge (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - June 16, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics Commentary Source Type: news

Detroit school closed due to high levels of flu-like symptoms reports two cases of bacterial illness
After a spate of student illnesses prompted the temporary closure of a Detroit school, the district says two students were diagnosed with the bacterial illness Haemophilus influenzae. (Source: - Health)
Source: - Health - May 6, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Secondary Cases of Invasive Disease Caused by Encapsulated and Nontypeable Haemophilus influenzae - 10 U.S. Jurisdictions, 2011-2018
This report describes eight instances of secondary transmission of non-type b Haemophilus influenzae among patients with underlying conditions. (Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - April 13, 2023 Category: American Health Tags: Haemophilus influenzae Serotype b (Hib) Vaccination MMWR Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report 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

Community-acquired bacterial meningitis
Progress has been made in the prevention and treatment of community-acquired bacterial meningitis during the past three decades but the burden of the disease remains high globally. Conjugate vaccines against the three most common causative pathogens (Streptococcus pneumoniae, Neisseria meningitidis, and Haemophilus influenzae) have reduced the incidence of disease, but with the replacement by non-vaccine pneumococcal serotypes and the emergence of bacterial strains with reduced susceptibility to antimicrobial treatment, meningitis continues to pose a major health challenge worldwide. In patients presenting with bacterial m...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - July 28, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What Types of New Therapies are Available for Cystic Fibrosis?
Discussion Cystic fibrosis (CF) was identified in 1938 by Dr. Dorothy Andersen who described 49 patients with pancreatic insufficiency. Since that time significant achievements in the knowledge about the disease and treatments for patients have changed the mortality from a few months to patients living into middle adulthood or even later. Quality of life for patients and their families and friends has also markedly improved. CF is the classic Mendelian autosomal recessive genetic disorder which is a worldwide disorder but affects people of north European ancestry more often where the main mutation is more common. There are...
Source: - June 28, 2021 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Dacrocystitis in a Teenager?
Discussion Tears are produced in the lacrimal gland which resides in the upper outer quadrant of the eye. The tears flow across the eye medially and are collected in the superior and inferior puncta which drain into their respective canaliculi, and these drain into a common canaliculus. Tears then pass through the valve of Rosenmuler into the lacrimal sac where they are collected. Tears then pass through the nasolacrimal duct, through the distal valve of Hasner and into the nasal cavity. Vascular connections are extensive in this anatomic area and veins do not have valves. Therefore infections can spread easily through dir...
Source: - June 14, 2021 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Study shows how meningitis-causing bacteria may sense fever to avoid immune killing
(Karolinska Institutet) Researchers at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden have discovered a mechanism through which meningitis-causing bacteria can evade our immune system. In laboratory tests, they found that Streptococcus pneumoniae and Haemophilus influenzae respond to increasing temperatures by producing safeguards that keep them from getting killed. This may prime their defenses against our immune system and increase their chances of survival, the researchers say. The findings are published in the journal PLoS Pathogens. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - April 29, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases 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

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

Bharat Biotech keen to revive Rs 600 crore TN vaccine complex
With a planned annual capacity of 585 million, the project proposed to make pentavalent, or five-in-one, combination vaccine, BCG vaccine, and vaccines to prevent measles, hepatitis B, human rabies, Hib (haemophilus influenzae type b) and Japanese encephalitis (JE) in the first phase, which was to be commissioned by 2010. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - January 2, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Unique H. Influenzae Infection Emerges in Atlanta's HIV Population Unique H. Influenzae Infection Emerges in Atlanta's HIV Population
There was a significant increase in cases of invasive nontypeable Haemophilus influenzae (NTHi) infection among the HIV population in Atlanta from 2017 to 2018, a surveillance study has found.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - December 26, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: HIV/AIDS News Source Type: news

Dr. John Robbins, Developer of a Meningitis Vaccine, Dies at 86
His method of boosting immune protection in babies helped save seven million lives. But he never profited from it. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - December 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Donald G. McNeil Jr. Tags: John B. Robbins Deaths (Obituaries) Vaccination and Immunization Inventions and Patents Children and Childhood Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib) Food and Drug Administration National Institutes of Health Meningitis Source Type: news

Drop in Childhood Pneumococcal, Hib Deaths From 2000 to 2015
THURSDAY, July 12, 2018 -- Streptococcus pneumoniae and Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib) deaths in children decreased between 2000 and 2015, following introduction of the pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV) and Hib vaccine, according to a study... (Source: - Pharma News)
Source: - Pharma News - July 12, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news