Mayo Clinic Minute: The ABCs of the DTaP vaccine
Giving children the diptheria, tetanus and acellular (DTaP) vaccine is one of the most important parts of keeping them healthy and protecting them from illness throughout their lives. Dr. Nipunie Rajapakse, a Mayo Clinic pediatric infectious diseases specialist, says the consequences of not following the DTaP vaccine schedule can be devastating. Watch: The Mayo Clinic [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - April 11, 2019 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Lancet seminar: tetanus
This article reviews the epidemiology, pathophysiology, diagnosis, management and prognosis of tetanus. In addition, the Lancet Commission on tuberculosis recommends five priority investments to achieve a tuberculosis-free world within a generation. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - April 5, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Childhood vaccines: Tough questions, straight answers
Do vaccines cause autism? Is it OK to skip certain vaccines? Get the facts on these and other common questions. Childhood vaccines protect children from a variety of serious or potentially fatal diseases, including diphtheria, measles, mumps, rubella, polio, tetanus, whooping cough (pertussis) and others. If these diseases seem uncommon -- or even unheard of [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - April 3, 2019 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Protect Yourself Against Tetanus: Bacterial Infection Attacks Muscles
The bottom line Tetanus is a serious bacterial infection. Commonly known as “lockjaw,” tetanus causes painful muscle spasms in the jaw, neck, and stomach area, as well as other serious symptoms. (Source: TMA News Room)
Source: TMA News Room - April 1, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Tetanus in an Unvaccinated Child -- Oregon, 2017 Tetanus in an Unvaccinated Child -- Oregon, 2017
This report documents the first pediatric tetanus case in Oregon in over 30 years--and the extremely high cost associated with treatment.Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - March 29, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics Journal Article Source Type: news

Infectious Diseases A-Z: Understanding tetanus
Tetanus?is a serious infection that can be life-threatening and easily prevented with vaccination. It is caused by a toxin produced by spores of the bacteria,?Clostridium tetani. These bacteria live?in the environment, including in soil, dust and animal feces.?"Any time someone gets a wound that may become contaminated with soil or environmental contents, they're at risk [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - March 25, 2019 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Unvaccinated Boy Becomes Oregon's 1st Tetanus Case in Years
  PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) -- A 6-year-old Oregon boy contracted tetanus in 2017 -- the state's first pediatric case in over 30 years. The information was outlined in a new CDC report released on Friday. According to the report, the boy had never received any vaccines. (Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News)
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - March 12, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: KOIN 6 News Tags: News News Videos Patient Care Source Type: news

Unvaccinated Boy Becomes Oregon's 1st Tetanus Case in Years
  PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) -- A 6-year-old Oregon boy contracted tetanus in 2017 -- the state's first pediatric case in over 30 years. The information was outlined in a new CDC report released on Friday. According to the report, the boy had never received any vaccines. (Source: JEMS Patient Care)
Source: JEMS Patient Care - March 12, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: KOIN 6 News Tags: News News Videos Patient Care Source Type: news

An Unvaccinated Boy Got Tetanus. His Oregon Hospital Stay: 57 Days and $800,000.
The boy ’ s harrowing experience with the disease in 2017 was the first pediatric case of tetanus in Oregon in more than 30 years, according to a new C.D.C. report. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - March 10, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: SARAH MERVOSH Tags: Tetanus Vaccination and Immunization Oregon Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report Source Type: news

Unvaccinated boy almost dies of tetanus
The child's care - not including the air ambulance and inpatient rehabilitation - cost nearly $1 million, about 72 times the mean for a pediatric hospitalization in the U.S., the CDC said (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - March 9, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

CDC: Unvaccinated Oregon boy almost dies of tetanus
An unvaccinated 6-year-old boy in Oregon was hospitalized for eight weeks and almost died of tetanus after getting cut while playing on a farm (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - March 9, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

The Latest: Unvaccinated Oregon boy had 'severe' tetanus
An unvaccinated 6-year-old boy in Oregon was hospitalized for eight weeks and almost died of tetanus after getting cut while playing on a farm (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - March 9, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

A Young Boy Spent 47 Days In an ICU and Racked Up $800,000 in Medical Costs Because He Wasn ’t Vaccinated Against Tetanus
A young boy in Oregon spent 47 days in an intensive care unit (ICU), resulting in more than $800,000 in medical costs, because he was not vaccinated against tetanus, according to a case study published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Case study co-author Dr. Carl Eriksson, an assistant professor of pediatric critical care at Oregon Health & Science University, who was involved in the boy’s treatment, wrote in an email to TIME that severe tetanus cases are very rare in the U.S., where vaccination effectively prevents such conditions. The boy’s illness was Oregon’s first pediat...
Source: TIME: Health - March 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized Infectious Disease onetime Source Type: news

Unvaccinated Boy's Tetanus Treatment Cost $800K
A 6-year-old boy suffered episodes of crying, jaw clenching, and involuntary upper extremity muscle spasms, followed by arching of the neck and back and a 105-degree fever when he got tetanus. On Day 44 after admission to the hospital he could breathe on his own again. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - March 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

An Unvaccinated Oregon Boy Got Tetanus And Spent 57 Days In The Hospital, Costing Over $800K
This was the first reported case of a child getting tetanus in Oregon in over 30 years. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - March 8, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Bruce Y. Lee, Contributor Source Type: news

An unvaccinated child contracted tetanus. It took two months and more than $800K to save him.
It was Oregon's first case of tetanus in a child in more than three decades, a CDC report said. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - March 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Amy B Wang Source Type: news

An unvaccinated child contracted tetanus. It took two months and more than $800,000 to save him.
It was Oregon's first case of tetanus in a child in more than three decades, a CDC report said. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - March 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Amy B Wang Source Type: news

After Painful Ordeal and $800K Medical Bill, Unvaccinated Boy Survives Tetanus
FRIDAY, March 8, 2019 -- Amid outbreaks of preventable childhood illnesses, one unvaccinated Oregon boy's nightmarish encounter with tetanus should serve as a cautionary tale for " anti-vaxxer " parents, doctors say. A team led by Dr. Judith... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 8, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Mayo Clinic Minute: Why and when your children should be vaccinated
Ensuring your child gets a flu shot is important to prevent the flu. It's also important to make sure your child is up to date on?immunizations?with all of the recommended childhood vaccines which prevent serious diseases, such as measles, mumps, rubella, varicella, diptheria, tetanus and acellular pertussis. Watch: The Mayo Clinic Minute https://youtu.be/ReIcJedkViY Journalists: Broadcast-quality [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - March 8, 2019 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Tetanus Remains a Threat to Unvaccinated Tetanus Remains a Threat to Unvaccinated
A recent case of tetanus in an unvaccinated child shows that this condition still poses a danger to people who are not vaccinated.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Pediatrics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pediatrics Headlines - March 7, 2019 Category: Pediatrics Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Vaxelis (Diphtheria and Tetanus Toxoids and Acellular Pertussis Adsorbed, Inactivated Poliovirus, Haemophilus b Conjugate [Meningococcal Protein Conjugate] and Hepatitis B [Recombinant] Vaccine) - new on RxList
(Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs)
Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs - January 16, 2019 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

FDA Approves Expanded Use of Adacel (Tdap) Vaccine for Repeat Vaccination
BRIDGEWATER, N.J., Jan. 14, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved the expanded use of Adacel® (Tetanus Toxoid, Reduced Diphtheria Toxoid and Acellular Pertussis (Tdap) Vaccine Adsorbed) to include repeat... (Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Approvals)
Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Approvals - January 14, 2019 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

FDA Approves Vaxelis Pediatric Hexavalent Combination Vaccine
BRIDGEWATER, N.J. and KENILWORTH, N.J.– December 26, 2018–The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved Vaxelis™ (Diphtheria and Tetanus Toxoids and Acellular Pertussis Adsorbed, Inactivated Poliovirus, Haemophilus b... (Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Approvals)
Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Approvals - December 27, 2018 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Pregnant Women Commonly Refuse Vaccines
FRIDAY, Dec. 7, 2018 -- Pregnant women commonly refuse vaccines, including influenza vaccine and tetanus toxoid, reduced diphtheria toxoid, and acellular pertussis (Tdap) vaccine, according to research published online Dec. 4 in Obstetrics&... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - December 7, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What are the side effects of the tetanus shot?
The tetanus shot protects people from the tetanus infection. It is an important vaccination to have. Most people will not have side effects, but potential ones may include redness and swelling, pain at the injection site, and headaches. Learn more about the side effects of the tetanus shot here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Immune System / Vaccines Source Type: news

Meningitis progress lags substantially behind that of other preventable diseases
(Meningitis Research Foundation) The global disease burden of meningitis remains unacceptably high, and progress lags substantially behind that of other vaccine-preventable diseases. The Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) Global Burden of Disease study showed that meningitis deaths reduced by just 21 percent globally between 1990-2016, whereas other preventable diseases such as measles, tetanus, and diarrhea due to rotavirus saw declines of 93 percent, 90.7 percent, and 57.9 percent, respectively, suggesting that progress in meningitis could have been substantially faster. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious ...
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - November 13, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Infant Ab Levels Highest With Tdap Vax in Early 3rd Trimester
THURSDAY, Nov. 1, 2018 -- Tetanus, diphtheria, and acellular pertussis (Tdap) vaccines given to pregnant women early in the third trimester may offer the most protection against infant pertussis, according to a study published in the Oct. 9 issue of... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - November 1, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Frostbite After Cryotherapy?
Discussion Veruccae plantaris or plantar warts are caused by Human Papillomavirus which causes benign epidermal tumors that often have a cauliflower pattern on the foot that may be elevated or flush with the surrounding skin. Lesions may resemble calluses but the normal footprint pattern is disrupted. The lesions often have pinpoint hemorrhages that appear as black dots. In an immunocompetent individual, the lesions usually have spontaneous resolution within 2 years but the infection may spread to create additional lesions. The lesions may also cause pain or discomfort because of their size or location. There are numerous...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - October 29, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Tetanus vaccines exposed for sterilizing 500,000 women and children – watch at REAL.video
(Natural News) A major pharmaceutical company has been outed for lacing tetanus vaccines with chemicals verified to have sterilized hundreds of thousands of innocent women and children throughout Africa. In a new video published to REAL.video, Joe Joseph from The Daily Sheeple explains how Kenyan President Railia Odinga put forth test results to show that... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ask Well: How Long Do I Retain Immunity?
Antibody half-life varies tremendously, from about 11 years for tetanus to over 200 years for measles and mumps. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - September 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: RICHARD KLASCO, M.D. Tags: Mumps Measles Tetanus Smallpox Viruses Vaccination and Immunization Diphtheria Infections Source Type: news

Nigeria:Why Preventable Neonatal Tetanus Continues to Kill Newborns in Nigeria
[Premium Times] When Mama Adekunle, as she is fondly called, heard the news of the birth of a child to her son, she did what most new grandmothers in Nigeria do - she rushed over to perform her traditional duty of taking care of the new mother and child. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 17, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Study illustrates challenges of lowering tetanus mortality
(PLOS) The overall mortality in patients suffering non-neonatal tetanus is high. Efforts to reduce mortality in one sub-Saharan African intensive care unit (ICU) by implementing a standard tetanus protocol did little to change mortality rates, although they shifted causes of deaths, researchers have now reported in PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - August 30, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

More Teenagers Than Ever Are Getting the HPV Vaccine, CDC Says
More teenagers than ever before are getting vaccinated against human papillomavirus (HPV), according to new data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Federal guidelines now say that all children should start two-dose HPV vaccination at age 11 or 12 to protect against HPV-associated cervical, vaginal, penile, anal and throat cancers. Despite that recommendation, however, HPV vaccination rates have traditionally lagged far below their targets. That’s still true — but the new report does suggest that rates are rising. Between 2016 and 2017, the CDC says, the percentage of teenagers who report...
Source: TIME: Health - August 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized healthytime onetime public health Source Type: news

China's vaccine scandal explodes as one million doses now found to be maiming Chinese children... total cover-up by the media
(Natural News) The Chinese government has admitted that hundreds of thousands more doses of children’s vaccines are faulty, bringing the total number of vaccines known to be defective there to nearly one million. The State Council of China announced that another batch of vaccines for diphtheria, pertussis and tetanus (DPT) that were produced by the... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Tripedia (Diphtheria and Tetanus Toxoids and Acellular Pertussis Vaccine) - updated on RxList
(Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs)
Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs - August 15, 2018 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Prenatal Tdap Vaccination Not Linked to Autism Risk
MONDAY, Aug. 13, 2018 -- Prenatal tetanus, diphtheria, acellular pertussis (Tdap) vaccination is not associated with increased risk of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in offspring, according to a study published online Aug. 13 in Pediatrics. Tracy A.... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - August 13, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Prenatal Tdap Vaccine Not Linked to Autism, Study Finds Prenatal Tdap Vaccine Not Linked to Autism, Study Finds
Prenatal tetanus, diphtheria, and acellular pertussis vaccination did not increase the risk of having a child with autism, according to a study.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

No Link Between Tdap Vaccine, Autism: Study
MONDAY, Aug. 13, 2018 -- Children born to women who got the Tdap vaccine during pregnancy have no greater risk of autism than other kids, a new study finds. The Tdap vaccine protects against tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis, which is better known... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - August 13, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Study finds Tdap vaccination for pregnant women does not increase risk of autism
(Kaiser Permanente) A Kaiser Permanente study of more than 80,000 children born over a 4-year period showed that the prenatal Tdap vaccination (tetanus, diphtheria, acellular pertussis) was not associated with increased risk of autism spectrum disorder in children. The study was published today in Pediatrics. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 13, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Italy relaxes its laws on mandatory childhood vaccinations
Italian politicians have amended a law that required all children to have 10 vaccinations against common viral and bacterial diseases, including measles, tetanus and polio. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Try These Techniques to Boost Adolescent Immunizations
Residency programs that won AAFP Foundation Adolescent Immunization Awards share techniques that helped them boost vaccination rates for the following vaccine-preventable diseases: influenza; tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis; HPV infection; and meningitis. (Source: AAFP News)
Source: AAFP News - August 3, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Pediarix (Diphtheria, Tetanus Toxoids and Acellular Pertussis Adsorbed, Hepatitis B and Inactivated Poliovirus Vaccine) - updated on RxList
(Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs)
Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs - August 1, 2018 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Nigeria:123 Million Infants Received Vaccine in 2017, WHO, Unicef Say
[Premium Times] UN agencies said a record-breaking of about 123 million, or nine out of 10, infants, received at least one dose of diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis vaccine in 2017 globally. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 17, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Africa:Cracking the Cold Chain Challenge Is Key to Making Vaccines Ubiquitous
[The Conversation Africa] Over the years vaccines have prevented countless cases of disease and saved millions of lives. Infectious diseases like polio, measles, diphtheria, pertussis (whooping cough), rubella (German measles), smallpox, mumps, tetanus and rotavirus used to be common around the world. Today vaccines can prevent them. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 17, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Record 123 million infants received at least one vaccine in 2017, says UN
A record-breaking total of around 123 million,  or nine out of 10, infants, received at least one dose of diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis vaccine in 2017, protecting them from deadly infectious diseases, according to United Nations figures released on Monday. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - July 17, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

What is the Interval For Non-simultaneous Administration of Live Virus Vaccines?
Discussion Vaccines are a mainstay of infectious disease prevention and health promotion. Infants, children and adults benefit from vaccines the most when they are given on the recommended schedules. However there are times when this is not possible as children come to the physician a little early, or a little late, or had unavailable records and so received addition vaccine, etc. There are many questions that arise because of these timing issues such as the one above. Standard vaccine schedules can be reviewed here. Commonly administered vaccines includes: Live-attenuated vaccines Cholera Measles, mumps, rubella (MMR ...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - July 9, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

U.S. government statistics reveal that the flu vaccine is the most dangerous vaccine in America
(Natural News) Even the bestselling flu vaccine is only the fifth most popular vaccine in the United States. Prevnar, the vaccine used to prevent infection caused by pneumococcal bacteria; Gardasil, which supposedly prevents cervical cancer; PENTAct-HIB, given to tiny infants to stave off diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, hepatitis B, poliomyelitis, and Haemophilus influenzae type b; and... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - June 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Post-licensure Studies Affirm Safety of DTaP Vaccines, Pinpoint Vaccination Errors Post-licensure Studies Affirm Safety of DTaP Vaccines, Pinpoint Vaccination Errors
No new or unexpected adverse events have been detected for diphtheria-tetanus-acellular pertussis (DTaP) vaccines licensed in the U.S., according to a review of close to 20 years of VAERS data, although vaccination errors may have increased.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - June 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

No New Adverse Events Reported for DTaP Vaccination
MONDAY, June 4, 2018 -- No new or unexpected safety issues have been identified in association with diphtheria-tetanus-acellular pertussis (DTaP) vaccines in the United States, according to a study published online June 4 in Pediatrics. Pedro L.... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - June 4, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Prevention of Pertussis, Tetanus, and Diphtheria with Vaccines in the United States: Recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP)
This report compiles and summarizes all recommendations from CDC's Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) regarding prevention and control of tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis in the United States. (Source: PHPartners.org)
Source: PHPartners.org - April 27, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news