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Menomune (Meningococcal Polysaccharide Vaccine) - updated on RxList
(Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs)
Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs - November 9, 2017 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Trumenba (Meningococcal Group B Vaccine) - updated on RxList
(Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs)
Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs - November 6, 2017 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

The end of pneumonia? New vaccine offers hope
(University at Buffalo) A new vaccine under development provoked an immune response to 72 forms of the bacteria that's responsible for pneumonia, sepsis and meningitis. That's up from the 23 forms of bacteria covered by current immunizations. The new vaccine, which represents the 'most comprehensive' coverage of pneumococcal disease to date, could greatly reduce the number of deaths from the disease. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - October 20, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Doctors Without Borders Challenges Pfizer's Unmerited Patent for Pneumonia Vaccine in Delhi High Court
Press releaseDoctors Without Borders Challenges Pfizer's Unmerited Patent for Pneumonia Vaccine in Delhi High CourtOctober 13, 2017NEW YORK/NEW DELHI, OCTOBER 13, 2017—The international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières(MSF) filed a petition before the High Court of Delhi today to overturn a patent granted to Pfizer pharmaceutical corporation on the pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV). (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - October 18, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Brienne Prusak Source Type: news

MSF drags govt to Delhi HC over Pfizer's pneumonia vaccine patent
The Indian patent office granted Pfizer a patent for its vaccine PCV13 (13-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine), sold here under the brand ‘Prevenar13’ for over 10 years. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - October 13, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Adults With Asthma Not Getting Pneumonia Vaccine As Recommended
BOSTON (CBS) – At about this time, we start talking about flu shots but many adults are missing out on another key vaccine. The pneumonia vaccine is recommended for all adults with asthma, but a new study finds that only 42% of people ages 18 to 64 who have asthma getting it. Also known as the pneumococcal vaccine, it protects against a type of bacteria that commonly causes pneumonia. A version of the vaccine is given to kids in early childhood, older adults, and people with chronic illnesses, including asthma. So why aren’t more than half of adults with asthma getting the shot? Perhaps they have never heard o...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - September 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health Local News Syndicated Local Dr. Mallika Marshall Flu Shot pneumonia vaccine Source Type: news

Pneumococcal Vaccine Not Reaching Majority of Adults with Asthma (FREE)
By Kelly Young Edited by Susan Sadoughi, MD, and Richard Saitz, MD, MPH, FACP, DFASAM Many adults with asthma still aren't receiving the pneumococcal vaccine as recommended … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - September 28, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Pneumococcal Vaccine for Only Half With Work - Related Asthma
54 percent of adults with work - related asthma, 35 percent with non - work - related asthma vaccinated (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - September 28, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Infections, Internal Medicine, Allergy, Nursing, Pathology, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Many With Work - Related Asthma Not Getting Key Vaccine
Recommended pneumococcal shot taken by little more than half, CDC report shows (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - September 27, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Infections, Pulmonology, Asthma, Preventive Medicine, News, Source Type: news

Many with Work-Related Asthma Not Getting Key Vaccine
Recommended pneumococcal shot taken by little more than half, CDC report shows Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Asthma, Immunization, Occupational Health (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - September 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Many With Work-Related Asthma Not Getting Key Vaccine
WEDNESDAY, Sept. 27, 2017 -- Only half of American adults with work-related asthma get the recommended vaccination against pneumococcal disease, a new study finds. Adults with asthma are at increased risk for pneumococcal disease, and the U.S.... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 27, 2017 Category: General Medicine 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

What Causes Microcephaly?
Patient Presentation A 5-month-old male came to clinic for his health supervision visit and followup from his neonatal intensive care stay. He was born prematurely at 28 weeks gestation and his stay was complicated by a right sided Grade III intraventricular hemorrhage, a left-sided Grade IV intraventricular hemorrhage, neonatal seizures, respiratory distress and bronchopulmonary dysplasia, retinopathy of prematurity, acute kidney injury that had resolved, possible necrotizing enterocolitis incidents x 2, and herpes simplex encephalitis. He was on home oxygen, a nasogastric feeding tube because of aspiration risk and mult...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - September 25, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Meningitis symptoms warning: New DEADLY strain of condition on the rise
MENINGITIS is a deadly infection that causes symptoms including a rash, headache and vomiting. Students are being urged to get vaccinated in time for the start of university. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mental health problems for first year college students rising
94% of universities see growing demand for counselling services Related items fromOnMedica Eight-year-olds to get 'happiness lessons' Help offered to medical students in crisis Call to boost students ’ uptake of meningitis vaccination Keeping our focus on suicide prevention Child mental health funding not reaching CCGs (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - September 5, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

BOMBSHELL: These teenage girls DIED of meningitis even after getting vaccinated... total media blackout
(Natural News) It’s not hard to find stories in the news urging people to get vaccinated against meningitis, particularly as kids prepare to go back to school. Plenty of headlines warn parents that their teens should get the jab before heading off to college, but hardly any of them discuss the fact that some people... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 30, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Immunization Update: Making It Happen
Multiple immunizations are recommended for older adults, as are annual flu vaccines. Specifically, these include two pneumonia vaccines: PPSV23, the 23-valent vaccine containing pneumococcal capsular polysaccharide, and pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV13) that protects older adults against 13 types of pneumococcal bacteria. PPSV23 is estimated to be approximately 50% effective in preventing pneumonia, and this increases when PCV13 is added. Based on probabilistic modeling, use of PCV13 added to the current PPSV23 prevents an estimated 12,000 cases of community-acquired pneumonia over the lifetime of a single cohort of i...
Source: Caring for the Ages - August 30, 2017 Category: Health Management Authors: Barbara Resnick Tags: The Board Room Source Type: news

New Guidance Clarifies Use of Pneumococcal, Influenza Vaccines in Older Adults
If the federal government ’s Healthy People 2020 goals are met, at least 90% of patients and residents in post-acute and long-term care facilities will be immunized against influenza and pneumococcal infection. (Source: Caring for the Ages)
Source: Caring for the Ages - August 30, 2017 Category: Health Management Authors: Christine Kilgore Source Type: news

The National Meningitis Association is a front for the vaccine industry
(Natural News) As is the case with many other highly charged issues in the United States today, there is a widening chasm between those who staunchly support and push for vaccinations, and those who have become skeptical of the merits of the CDC’s vaccination schedule. The sheer volume of anecdotal evidence from parents whose children’s... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical Police State: Pro-vaccine freaks want police to kick down doors and forcibly vaccinate children at gunpoint
(Natural News) The National Meningitis Association (NMA) convened (again) on May 8th of 2017 in New York City to “Advance Vaccine Impact” and spread their fake science propaganda through several industry shills and pharma “panel” mouthpieces, including their insidious leader and vaccine sales puppet Paul Offit. The pernicious and perverted huckster gathering was moderated by... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mothers urge parents to give kids meningitis B vaccination
Kimberly Coffey of New York (left) and Emily Stillman of Michigan (right) both died because they contracted meningitis B, a rare strand of the fatal disease, for which a vaccination is available. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Students must get meningitis vaccination before university
Public Health England (PHE) said cases of meningitis caused by the meningococcal W strain are still rising in the UK - as the disease spreads across the world (stock image). (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Indian Patent Office Delivers Major Blow to Affordable Pneumonia Vaccine Hopes
Press releaseIndian Patent Office Delivers Major Blow to Affordable Pneumonia Vaccine HopesAugust 22, 2017Hopes for improved access to an affordable pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV) that protects both children and adults from pneumonia was dealt a major blow after the Indian patent office granted a patent to the U.S. pharmaceutical corporation Pfizer. (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - August 22, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Brienne Prusak Source Type: news

Gardasil or Meningococcal Vaccine: Which Would Spock Choose?
The topic of HPV vaccination can be a loaded one for parents. Click here for some rational data to help then face facts. (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - August 21, 2017 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Terry Brenneman, MD Tags: Special Report Vaccines Source Type: news

Penicillin Resistance Before and After PCV13 Introduction Penicillin Resistance Before and After PCV13 Introduction
How has the introduction of 13-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine impacted the prevalence of penicillin resistance?Emerging Infectious Diseases (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - August 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases Journal Article Source Type: news

Call to boost students ’ uptake of meningitis vaccination
Only a third of students got MenACWY vaccine last year Related items fromOnMedica Vaccine programme halves MenB cases GPs urged to step up meningitis vaccination programme Hepatitis B vaccine to be added to childhood immunisation schedule Restrictions imposed on Hep B vaccine Childhood immunisation (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - August 17, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Time is running out to vaccinate school leavers
Nurses are calling for an urgent social media campaign to encourage school leavers to get the meningitis vaccination. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - August 17, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Arthritis warning: Going without THIS vaccine puts you at risk of joint damage
ARTHRITIS is a complication of meningitis - a serious condition that can also lead to recurrent seizures, loss of limbs or even death. However, many are not having the free meningitis ACWY vaccine which can give immunity from the disease. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - August 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

RCN warns too few students having meningitis vaccine
Two thirds of school leavers remain unvaccinated against meningitis, despite the national catch-up programme and a rising number of “W strain” fatalities, the Royal College of Nursing has warned. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - August 16, 2017 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Decline in Kids' Ear Infections Linked to Pneumococcal Vaccine
The shots are effective in killing the main bacterial cause, but other germs are growing, researchers find Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Childhood Immunization, Ear Infections, Pneumococcal Infections (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - August 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Decline in Kids' Ear Infections Linked to Pneumococcal Vaccine
MONDAY, Aug. 7, 2017 -- American kids'ear infections dropped threefold over 10 years, compared to the 1980s, largely due to pneumococcal vaccines that protect against one type of bacteria that causes them, a new study suggests. However, the study,... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - August 7, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Decline in Kids' Ear Infections Linked to Pneumococcal Vaccine
Title: Decline in Kids' Ear Infections Linked to Pneumococcal VaccineCategory: Health NewsCreated: 8/7/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 8/7/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General)
Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General - August 7, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news

Infectious diseases warning: The three vaccinations YOU should have by your 70s
INFECTIOUS diseases are responsible for a significant number of hospital admissions and deaths in the elderly. For this reason, there are particular vaccines recommended for people 65 and over - pneumococcal vaccine, flu vaccine and shingles vaccine. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - August 4, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

School nurses to take on all meningitis vaccination in Hants
The meningitis ACWY vaccine is to be offered in all Hampshire secondary schools from September in a bid to boost take-up. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - August 4, 2017 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

All Hampshire schools to offer Men ACWY meningitis vaccine
NHS England says it hopes to improve meningitis vaccination rates in southern areas of Hampshire. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - August 4, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mass vaccination plan to combat meningitis
All schools in Hampshire targeted to beat ‘new and deadly’ strain Related items fromOnMedica Childhood immunisation Meningitis GPs launch new MenW vaccination campaign GPs urged to step up meningitis vaccination programme Men B jab won ’t be extended to children under two in the UK (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - August 4, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Meningitis Outbreak Caused by Vaccine-Preventable Bacterial Pathogens — Northern Ghana, 2016
(Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - August 3, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Pneumococcal Vaccination in Adults Aged 65 Years or Older Pneumococcal Vaccination in Adults Aged 65 Years or Older
Have the 2014 revisions in ACIP's recommendations for pneumococcal vaccination in adults 65 and older led to an increase in vaccination coverage?Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - August 2, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Public Health & Prevention Journal Article Source Type: news

Heads Up: Vaccine Required for College-Bound Students
As recent high-school graduates prepare to move into a college dorm, Texas physicians remind them to make sure their vaccinations are up to date, particularly one that is required for college admission. Texas law requires almost all new and transfer college students under age 22 to be vaccinated against meningococcal disease caused by the most common types of bacteria — or “serogroups” A,C,W, and Y — at least 10 days before classes begin. (Source: TMA News Room)
Source: TMA News Room - July 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Africa: Trump's Proposed Health Research Cuts Putting Millions at Risk
[Global Health Techonologies Coalition] In just eight years, $14 billion in public spending returned $33 billion to US economy, delivering malaria and meningitis breakthroughs, and advancing AIDS vaccine research (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 20, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Bacteremia and the Pneumococcal Vaccines Bacteremia and the Pneumococcal Vaccines
How has the introduction of the pneumococcal conjugate vaccines influenced bacteremia rates in young children?Medscape Pediatrics (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - July 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics Viewpoint Source Type: news

How Common Are STIs?
Discussion Of the 30 different microbes which can be transmitted by sexual contact, 8 have the greatest incidence of transmitting disease. Four are curable (Chlamydia, Gonorrhea, Syphilis and Trichomoniasis) and 4 are incurable at present (Hepatitis B, Herpes simplex virus (HSV), Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and Human papillomavirus (HPV)). Sexually transmitted infections (STIs) are important as they can cause: Increased rates of acquisition of other STIs (ie HSV and syphilis increase the rate of HIV infection acquisition) Pelvic inflammatory disease and infertility Stillbirth and neonatal death Neonatal morbidity i...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - July 17, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Uptake of PCV13 Low Among Seniors (FREE)
By Kelly Young Edited by Andr é Sofair, MD, MPH, and William E. Chavey, MD, MS Two years after the CDC began recommending that seniors get the 13-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - July 14, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Pneumococcal Vaccination Among Medicare Beneficiaries Occurring After the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices Recommendation for Routine Use Of 13-Valent Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine and 23-Valent Pneumococcal Polysaccharide Vaccine for Adults Aged ≥65 Years
(Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - July 13, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

High Risk for Invasive Meningococcal Disease Among Patients Receiving Eculizumab (Soliris) Despite Receipt of Meningococcal Vaccine
(Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - July 13, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Old meningitis B vaccine 'may also protect against gonorrhoea'
Conclusion This large study found an association between having the MeNZB vaccine and a reduced likelihood of being diagnosed with gonorrhoea. But it's difficult to form any firm conclusions because of the nature of the case and control groups. For example, given that both groups were sexually active, we don't know why the majority of people with gonorrhoea didn't also have a chlamydia infection, and how this may have affected the results. It could just be down to pure chance and have nothing to do with the vaccine. So before we celebrate the alleged "cure of gonorrhoea", there are many things to consider: T...
Source: NHS News Feed - July 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medication Source Type: news

New hope in search for vaccine against gonorrhea
New research shows that a routine meningitis shot may offer at least some protection (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - July 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news