Dosage Schedule Linked to Rate of PCV Breakthrough Infections Dosage Schedule Linked to Rate of PCV Breakthrough Infections
A dosing schedule that includes three primary doses of pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV) is associated with fewer breakthrough infections in the first year of life than are schedules with two primary doses, according to a new study of surveillance data.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - February 15, 2020 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Blue Water Vaccines to develop strep pneumo vaccine from St. Jude Children's research
(CincyTech) Blue Water Vaccines Inc., a biopharmaceutical company focused on creating transformative vaccines solving global health challenges, has entered into an exclusive worldwide license agreement for the development of a Streptococcus Pneumoniae vaccine with St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - February 11, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Coronavirus live updates: Thailand bars cruise ship as deaths in China pass 1,000 – latest news
Hong Kong ’s Carrie Lam tells people to stay at home as nervous global investors turn to safe havens like gold. Follow updates live‘Come back soon’: coronavirus wreaks havoc on global tourism hotspotsNumber of confirmed UK cases rises from four to eightCould the coronavirus mutate if a vaccine can ’t be found in time?3.49amGMTThere ’s been lots of attention paid to figures of new cases of the virus in China today, and that the cases outside Hubei province are continuing to drop.New confirmed cases of novel#coronavirus pneumonia outside Hubei Province in the Chinese mainland have dropped for se...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 11, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Alison Rourke Tags: Coronavirus outbreak China Hong Kong Asia Pacific Science Infectious diseases World news Source Type: news

Janssen Announces Submission to U.S. FDA for New DARZALEX ® (Daratumumab)-Based Combination Regimen for Patients with Relapsed/Refractory Multiple Myeloma
RARITAN, NJ, February 10, 2020 – The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson announced today the submission of a supplemental Biologics License Application (sBLA) to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) seeking approval of DARZALEX® (daratumumab) in combination with Kyprolis® (carfilzomib) and dexamethasone (DKd) for relapsed/refractory multiple myeloma. The sBLA is supported by results from the Phase 3 CANDOR study, which compared treatment with DKd to carfilzomib and dexamethasone (Kd) in patients with multiple myeloma who relapsed after one to three prior lines of therapy. “W...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - February 10, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Innovation Source Type: news

Cincinnati startup licenses technology invented by renowned children ’s hospital
Blue Water Vaccines Inc., a Norwood startup, has entered into an exclusive worldwide license agreement with St. Jude Children ’s Research Hospital to develop a vaccine for Streptococcus pneumoniae. The bacteria can cause many kinds of diseases, including the lung infection pneumonia. “A major limitation of the currently licensed pneumococcal vaccines is the lack of efficacy against mucosal disease manifestations such as acute otitis media, acute bacterial sinusitis and pneumonia,” Blue Water… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - February 10, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Barrett J. Brunsman Source Type: news

How Our Modern World Creates Outbreaks Like Coronavirus
“Everyone knows that pestilences have a way of recurring in the world,” observes Albert Camus in his novel The Plague. “Yet somehow we find it hard to believe in ones that crash down on our heads from a blue sky. There have been as many plagues as wars in history; yet plagues and wars always take people by surprise.” Camus was imagining a fictional outbreak of plague in 1948 in Oran, a port city in northwest Algeria. But at a time when the world is reeling from a very real microbial emergency sparked by the emergence of a novel coronavirus in Wuhan, central China, his observations are as pertinent a...
Source: TIME: Health - February 7, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Mark Honigsbaum Tags: Uncategorized 2019-nCoV health ideas Source Type: news

Pneumococcal vaccines are effective -- But new strategies needed to reduce meningitis
(Wolters Kluwer Health) Pneumococcal conjugate vaccines (PCVs) have been highly effective in reducing pneumonia and other invasive infections caused by Streptococcus pneumoniae bacteria. But rates of meningitis have shown little change, as pneumococcal strains not targeted by PCVs emerge as more important causes of meningitis, reports a paper in The Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal, the official journal of The European Society for Paediatric Infectious Diseases. The journal is published in the Lippincott portfolio by Wolters Kluwer. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 7, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Global Solidarity, Collaboration and Urgent Action Needed to Defeat the New Coronavirus Outbreak
Once in a very rare while, a single, serious challenge consumes the attention of the entire world. We are living through one such period today as countries and communities come together to end the new coronavirus outbreak. This virus, provisionally known as the “2019-novel coronavirus,” has, as of 3 February 2020, spread to 24 countries, with over 17,000 people being infected to date, 99% of them in China. The limited numbers of cases elsewhere around the world – just 153 so far – show that efforts to contain the virus in China are curbing its global spread, alongside the detection and clinical care...
Source: TIME: Health - February 4, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus Tags: Uncategorized health ideas Source Type: news

Why This Week Could Be Critical for Understanding How Bad the Coronavirus Outbreak Will Get
It has been less than two months since authorities in the central Chinese city of Wuhan announced they were investigating a mysterious pneumonia-like viral infection. In that time, the pathogen—later identified at novel coronavirus 2019-nCov—has spread around China with abandon—from a few dozen suspected cases to more than 20,000 confirmed infections, causing and more than 420 deaths. But this week could prove crucial for understanding how much farther the outbreak is likely to spread and whether the dramatic efforts of Chinese authorities to contain the coronavirus have been effective. Officials in Chi...
Source: TIME: Health - February 4, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Amy Gunia Tags: Uncategorized 2019-nCoV China Infectious Disease onetime overnight Source Type: news

Deadly bacterial infections 'could be HALVED by giving more specific vaccines'
Researchers from the University of Oslo said making Streptococcus pneumoniae vaccines which are specific to the bacteria found where someone lives could make them work better. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 3, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Doctors in China Are Starting Human Trials for a Coronavirus Treatment
China has kick-started a clinical trial to speedily test a drug for the novel coronavirus infection as the nation rushes therapies for those afflicted and scours for vaccines to protect the rest. Remdesivir, a new antiviral drug by Gilead Sciences Inc. aimed at infectious diseases such Ebola and SARS, will be tested by a medical team from Beijing-based China-Japan Friendship Hospital for efficacy in treating the deadly new strain of coronavirus, a hospital spokeswoman told Bloomberg News Monday. Trial for the drug will be conducted in the central Chinese city of Wuhan — ground zero of the viral outbreak that has so f...
Source: TIME: Health - February 3, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Bloomberg Tags: Uncategorized 2019-nCoV Bloomberg onetime overnight Source Type: news

Tailor-made vaccines could almost halve rates of serious bacterial disease
(Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute) New research has found that rates of disease caused by the bacterium Streptococcus pneumoniae could be substantially reduced by changing our approach to vaccination. Researchers from the Wellcome Sanger Institute, Simon Fraser University in Canada and Imperial College London combined genomic data, models of bacterial evolution and predictive modelling to identify how vaccines could be optimised for specific age groups, geographic regions and communities of bacteria. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - February 3, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Inside the Company That ’s Hot Wiring Vaccine Research in the Race to Combat the Coronavirus
Three months. That’s as long as Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases at the National Institutes of Health, is willing to wait to get a vaccine candidate against the latest coronavirus that he can start testing in people. Since the virus was identified for the first time in people who fell ill with pneumonia-like symptoms in Wuhan, China, last December, the World Health Organization has declared this coronavirus outbreak, named 2019n-CoV, a public health emergency of international concern. In just over a month, more 11,000 people have tested positive for the virus in...
Source: TIME: Health - February 1, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized 2019-nCoV coronavirus Infectious Disease Source Type: news

Inside the Company That ’s Hot-wiring Vaccine Research in the Race to Combat the Coronavirus
Three months. That’s as long as Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases at the National Institutes of Health, is willing to wait to get a vaccine candidate against the latest coronavirus that he can start testing in people. Since the virus was identified for the first time in people who fell ill with pneumonia-like symptoms in Wuhan, China, last December, the World Health Organization has declared this coronavirus outbreak, named 2019n-CoV, a public health emergency of international concern. In just over a month, more 11,000 people have tested positive for the virus in...
Source: TIME: Health - February 1, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized 2019-nCoV coronavirus Infectious Disease Source Type: news

WHO Declares Coronavirus a Public Health Emergency, Highlights Need to Support Countries ‘Weaker Health Systems’
Colorised scanning electron micrograph of MERS virus particles (yellow) both budding and attached to the surface of infected VERO E6 cells (blue). Credit: NIAIDBy Samira SadequeUNITED NATIONS, Jan 31 2020 (IPS) Weeks into widespread panic about the “Coronavirus” that has so far killed at least 170 people in China, the World Health Organisation (WHO) on Thursday declared it a public health emergency. As of Friday, the disease had spread to all the regions in Mainland China, with more than 7,500 cases in the country alone, according to the BBC.  In a statement, WHO Director-General Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebrey...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - January 31, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Samira Sadeque Tags: Asia-Pacific Featured Global Headlines Health IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse Regional Categories TerraViva United Nations Coronavirus World Health Organization (WHO) Source Type: news

Updated Pneumococcal Vaccine Recommendations for Older Adults Updated Pneumococcal Vaccine Recommendations for Older Adults
What do the new PCV13 recommendations mean, and how do you implement them in your practice? Here's what you need to know.CDC Expert Commentary (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - January 31, 2020 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Infectious Diseases Commentary Source Type: news

Viral Outbreaks Are Here to Stay. This is How Humans Will Fight Back
The year of the rat is off to an ominous start. “We just stay home and don’t go out,” says Mr. Dong. The 33-year-old researcher, who provided only one name, has no other options. He, his wife and their 3-month-old daughter live in Wuhan, the epicenter of an unfolding global health crisis. They’re treating the forced time at home as a holiday, though he says, “this is different than any of them before.” Families like his huddle in their homes, fearful that if they venture out, they will get sick. Since the first cases of a previously unknown pneumonia-like illness emerged in December, Wuh...
Source: TIME: Health - January 30, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park and Charlie Campbell Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

PNEUMOSIL ® , the new pneumococcal vaccine, achieves WHO...
Leaders from PNEUMOSIL® collaborators—the Serum Institute of India and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation—to speak at the first-ever Global Forum on Childhood Pneumonia on January 29-31,...(PRWeb January 28, 2020)Read the full story at https://www.prweb.com/releases/pneumosil_the_new_pneumococcal_vaccine_achieves_who_prequalification_a_key_step_toward_improving_access_and_affordability/prweb16866771.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - January 28, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Wuhan Coronavirus Infections Have Now Surpassed the Official Number of SARS Cases in China
Chinese officials confirmed Wednesday that the number of people infected by a new form of coronavirus in the country has reached 5,974, a total that surpasses the official cases tallied on the mainland during an outbreak of severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) in 2002 and 2003. SARS infected 5,237 people in mainland China, and killed almost 800 people across the world. The new SARS-like form of coronavirus has killed 132 people in China. The disease, which is believed to have originated in a seafood market in the Chinese central city of Wuhan, has also spread to other countries, including the U.S., where five cases hav...
Source: TIME: Health - January 28, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Sanya Mansoor and Amy Gunia Tags: Uncategorized China Infectious Disease onetime overnight Source Type: news

Coronavirus Death Toll Rises to 80 as U.S. Prepares to Evacuate Americans From Wuhan
(BEIJING) — A new viral illness being watched with a wary eye around the globe accelerated its spread in China with 80 deaths so far, while the U.S. Consulate in the city at the epicenter announced it will evacuate its personnel and some other Americans aboard a charter flight. China’s health minister said the country was entering a “crucial stage” as “it seems like the ability of the virus to spread is getting stronger.” Ma Xiaowei declined to estimate how long it would take to bring the situation under control, but said travel restrictions and other strict measures should bring results...
Source: TIME: Health - January 27, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Ken Moritsugu / AP Tags: Uncategorized China Infectious Disease onetime overnight Source Type: news

How To Protect Yourself Against The Deadly Coronavirus
(CNN) — What started as a mystery virus last month in Wuhan, China, has now killed more than two dozen people and infected hundreds more around the world. In the U.S., the first cases of Wuhan coronavirus were confirmed this week — a man in his 30s who is under observation in Washington state and a Chicago woman in her 60s — stoking fears of an outbreak in this country, though health officials say the risk for Massachusetts residents getting the virus is low. So what are officials doing in the U.S., and how can you minimize your risk? What airports are doing Passengers from Wuhan to the United States &mda...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - January 25, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health CNN Coronavirus Source Type: news

Cambridge ’ s Moderna Therapeutics Ramps Up Search For Coronavirus Vaccine
BOSTON (CBS) – The coronavirus has killed more than two dozen people in China and the race to create a vaccine is on at Cambridge-based biotech company Moderna Therapeutics. A team of scientists in their Norwood lab are working with the National Institutes of Health to research coronavirus. However, to distribute a vaccine around the world, Moderna President Dr. Steven Hoge said they need federal help. “There are going to be a continuing stream of public health threats, viruses that jump into humans from other species and the longer we wait to respond, the bigger that threat becomes,” Dr. Hoge told CBS Ne...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - January 25, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Business Health Syndicated CBSN Boston Syndicated Local Coronavirus Dr. Steven Hoge Moderna Therapeutics Source Type: news

Why Coronavirus Is Dangerous
BOSTON (CBS) – The Centers for Disease Control has raised its travel notice for Wuhan, China to the highest level because of an outbreak of the coronavirus. The virus has already killed at least 17 people in China and more than 600 people are sick. Dr. Mallika Marshall says there are other coronaviruses, but this one is dangerous because it is new. Health officials are trying to figure out how contagious it is, and are trying to develop a vaccine against it, but it takes time. Symptoms are similar to a respiratory infection and include fever, runny nose and cough. It can progress quickly to a severe pneumonia-like ...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - January 23, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Syndicated Local Coronavirus Dr. Mallika Marshall Source Type: news

The Wuhan Coronavirus Is Spreading Fast. Will Doctors Be Able to Find a Treatment Before the Outbreak Ends?
Cases of a novel pneumonia-like illness that originated in Wuhan, China in December have now been confirmed in South Korea, Thailand, Japan, Taiwan, Macau—and, as of Jan. 21, the U.S. The virus’ geographic reach, as well as its newly discovered ability to spread via person-to-person contact, has health officials worried about the prospect of globals spread. As health officials scramble to learn more about the virus and is origins, researchers are simultaneously turning to the question of how to develop a vaccine or therapy that could help contain transmission worldwide—a feat that experts say is technical...
Source: TIME: Health - January 22, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized Infectious Disease Source Type: news

Logan Airport Not Currently Screening Passengers For Coronavirus
BOSTON (CBS/CNN) – A new Chinese coronavirus, a cousin of the SARS virus, has infected more than 200 people since the outbreak began in Wuhan, China, in December. Boston’s Logan Airport is not currently screening passengers for the illness, a spokesman for Customs and Border Protection told WBZ-TV. That’s because there are no direct flights to Boston from that region. Additional health screening for coronavirus is in place at JFK Airport in New York, San Francisco International Airport and Los Angeles International Airport. The agency said the CDC has determined that coronavirus presents a low risk to the...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - January 21, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Syndicated CBSN Boston Coronavirus Logan Airport Source Type: news

Africa: Gavi Must Work to Ensure More Children Get New, More Affordable Pneumonia Vaccine
[MSF] As Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, starts to commemorate its 20th year and launches a new fundraising appeal, M édecins Sans Frontières (MSF) stressed that more must be done to make sure the 55 million children who do not have access to the pneumonia vaccine are protected against this worst global childhood killer, now that a new, more affordable vaccine is at long last available. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 21, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Cases of new China virus spike over the weekend
Coronavirus spreads outside of Wuhan city Related items fromOnMedica Rapid rise in flu consultations putting strain on GPs NHS staff, patients and parents urged to get flu vaccine Adjuvanted trivalent flu vaccine best option for over-65s Should we have compulsory measles vaccination at school entry? Pneumonia guidelines might raise death rate (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - January 20, 2020 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Outbreaks of severe pneumococcal disease in closed settings in the conjugate vaccines era, 20102018: A systematic review to inform national guidance in the UK.
Pneumococcal outbreaks are rare but they still occur, particularly in closed settings usually involving vulnerable groups. The authors undertook a systematic review to identify strategies for controlling pneumococcal outbreaks since the licensure of higher-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccines (PCVs). (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - January 16, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Erratum: Vol. 68, No. 46
In the report " Use of 13-Valent Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine and 23-Valent Pneumococcal Polysaccharide Vaccine Among Adults Aged ≥65 Years: Updated Recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices, " on page 1074... (Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - January 2, 2020 Category: American Health Tags: MMWR Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report Source Type: news

China approves home-grown vaccines, offering alternative to global drugmakers' products
China has approved a pneumonia vaccine developed by Chinese drugmaker Walvax Biotechnology's unit, its National Medical Products Administration said in a notice on Tuesday, offering an alternative to one of Pfizer's best-selling products Prevnar 13. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 31, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Immunizations in Long-Term Care: Are We Where We Should Be?
Vaccination is considered one of the most important public health achievements to decrease morbidity and mortality across the life span. Older adults have age-related changes, including age-associated impairment of cell-mediated immunity, that put them at particular risk for preventable diseases such as flu and pneumonia. Further, many older adults live in communal facilities such as assisted living or nursing homes where communicable diseases are easily spread. (Source: Caring for the Ages)
Source: Caring for the Ages - December 25, 2019 Category: Health Management Authors: Barbara Resnick Source Type: news

It takes “2 weeks to build up immunity” to the flu after the vaccine is administered, claims the industry that has paid out over $2 billion for flu shot injuries
(Natural News) Nurses and doctors across America will beg and plead with you to get your flu shot “early” so you can build up immunity to the known mass serial killer called influenza. Yet, most people who die from the flu didn’t really. They died from pneumonia, MRSA superbugs and a crippled immune system caused... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Kids With Asthma at Greater Risk for Pneumococcal Disease Kids With Asthma at Greater Risk for Pneumococcal Disease
Children with asthma were at increased risk for pneumococcal disease, even those who had been vaccinated, a study found.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

CDC Estimates 1,300 Flu Deaths In US This Season; Widespread Activity In Massachusetts
(CNN/CBS) — At least 1,300 people have died from the flu so far this season, according to a preliminary estimate released Friday by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. There have been at least 2.6 million flu illnesses and 23,000 flu-related hospitalizations, according to the analysis. So far this season, the CDC has received reports of 10 children who have died from the flu, four more than the week before. Experts have warned that flu is hitting the United States early this year, and there are concerns that this early season could mean a particularly severe season overall. Flu spread significantly in ...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - December 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Flu Source Type: news

Pneumococcal 13-valent polysaccharide vaccination (PCV13) response in patients with pulmonary aspergillosis
Conference abstracts (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - December 12, 2019 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: MeganB Source Type: news

New Recommendations for Pneumococcal Vaccine in Older Adults New Recommendations for Pneumococcal Vaccine in Older Adults
Review recent changes in ACIP's recommendations for pneumococcal conjugate vaccine use in older adults.Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - December 11, 2019 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Public Health & Prevention Journal Article Source Type: news

Africa: Gavi Must Stop Giving Millions in Subsidies to Pfizer and Gsk for Pneumonia Vaccine
[MSF] New Delhi/New York -Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance should immediately stop giving millions of dollars in financial incentives to pharmaceutical companies Pfizer and GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) for the pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV), said the international humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/M édecins Sans Frontières (MSF) ahead of the group's board meeting in New Delhi, India on December 4 and 5. Instead, Gavi should use the remaining US $262 million of the US $1.5 billion subsidy fund to support the ro (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 4, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

CDC: PCV13 No Longer Routinely Recommended for Adults & #8805;65
THURSDAY, Nov. 21, 2019 -- The 13-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV13) is no longer recommended for routine use among adults aged ≥65 years, according to research published in the Nov. 22 issue of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - November 21, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Use of 13-Valent Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine and 23-Valent Pneumococcal Polysaccharide Vaccine Among Adults Aged ≥65 Years: Updated Recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices
Pneumococcal conjugate vaccine use in children has led to sharp declines in pneumococcal disease among adults and children. (Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - November 21, 2019 Category: American Health Tags: Immunization Immunization Schedules Malaria MMWR Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report Outbreaks Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine for children Salmonella Source Type: news

Tuesday's Daily Brief: ‘Forgotten’ pneumonia epidemic, experts urge vigilance over Australia wildfires, Ebola vaccine breakthrough 
A recap of Tuesday’s top stories: Pneumonia number one killer of children; Australia’s wildfires rage on; Ebola vaccine gets green light; new child labour and trafficking study; Malnutrition soars in Latin America and Caribbean; Intellectual Property chief encourages innovation. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - November 12, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Vaccine reduces likelihood of severe pneumonia
(Murdoch Childrens Research Institute) A new study has found severe pneumonia decreases by 35 per cent in children who receive a vaccine against a pneumonia-causing bacteria. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 12, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Vaccine update: issue 300, October 2019, bug special edition
Topics covered include the Vaccine Evaluation unit, shortage of pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccine (PPV23), vaccination of individuals with uncertain or incomplete immunisation status, vaccine supply for non-routine programme and vaccine supply for 2019 to 2020 Flu programme. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - November 1, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Measles Makes Your Immune System Forget How to Fight Other Diseases
Not so long ago, coming down with measles was seen almost as a rite of passage. Before measles vaccination began in the U.S. in the early 1960s, millions of Americans, many of them children, contracted the virus each year—forcing them to weather a flu-like illness and telltale skin rash, but also bestowing lifelong immunity. As a result, some Americans still view measles as relatively harmless—which, in addition to a dangerous uprising of anti-vaccine sentiment, has led some parents to decline shots for their children, contributing to a resurgence of preventable illness in the U.S. and overseas. A pair of relat...
Source: TIME: Health - October 31, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized embargoed study Infectious Disease Research Source Type: news

Community Health Workers Are Vital; Governments Should Be Paying Them
Illness is universal, health care is not. Over half of the world’s 7.3 billion people, including 1 billion in rural communities, lack access to health care. Approximately 13 million children still go without a single dose of any vaccine. Nearly 9 million newborns, children and mothers still die each year from preventable or treatable conditions. Compounding this crisis is a massive health-worker shortage, forecast to grow to 18 million by 2030. Training more doctors is necessary, but because doctors are concentrated in cities, they alone are insufficient to close this gap. What if the residents of rural communities&n...
Source: TIME: Health - October 24, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Dr. Raj Panjabi Tags: Uncategorized Healthcare Source Type: news

CHEST: Flu Shots Benefit Patients Hospitalized With Pneumonia
Study shows that in - hospital influenza vaccination may lower costs, risk for readmission or death (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - October 24, 2019 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Infections, Internal Medicine, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Conference News, Source Type: news

CHEST: Flu Shots Benefit Patients Hospitalized With Pneumonia
WEDNESDAY, Oct. 23, 2019 -- Routine, in-hospital influenza vaccinations for all adults hospitalized with pneumonia may save lives and reduce hospitalizations, according to a study presented at CHEST 2019, the annual meeting of the American College... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - October 23, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Risk for Death From Pneumonia Rises Without Flu Vaccine Risk for Death From Pneumonia Rises Without Flu Vaccine
Patients who receive a flu shot during a hospital stay for pneumonia are less likely to be readmitted or to die from complications, according to investigators.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pulmonary Medicine News Source Type: news

AAFP Query Prompts CMS Order on Pneumococcal Vaccine Denial
In response to AAFP concerns that some physicians'Medicare claims for administering pneumococcal vaccinations have been denied, CMS has instructed Medicare contractors to cease local pneumococcal vaccination frequency edits. (Source: AAFP News)
Source: AAFP News - October 16, 2019 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Effect of Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccines on Meningitis Effect of Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccines on Meningitis
Did the introduction of pneumococcal conjugate vaccines help decrease the incidence of pneumococcal meningitis?Emerging Infectious Diseases (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics Journal Article Source Type: news

Pneumococcal serotype trends, surveillance and risk factors in UK adult pneumonia, 201318
Prospective cohort study (n=2,934) found that the incidence of pneumococcal community acquired pneumonia increased from 32.2 to 48.2 per 100 000 population, predominantly due to non-vaccine type serotype and serotype 3. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - October 10, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news