Hexavalent Vaccine Included in Vaccines for Children Program
FRIDAY, Feb. 7, 2020 -- The hexavalent combined diphtheria and tetanus toxoids and acellular pertussis (DTaP) adsorbed, inactivated poliovirus (IPV), Haemophilus influenza type b (Hib) conjugate (meningococcal protein conjugate), and hepatitis B... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - February 7, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals 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

Tdap Interchangeable With Td for Most Vaccine Indications Tdap Interchangeable With Td for Most Vaccine Indications
The tetanus toxoid, reduced diphtheria toxoid, and acellular pertussis (Tdap) vaccine can be substituted for the tetanus and diphtheria toxoids (Td) vaccine in situations where only Td vaccine had been recommended previously, according to updated recommendations from the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP).Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - February 4, 2020 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Maternal and neonatal tetanus elimination requires financial investment
(Source: PharmacoEconomics and Outcomes News)
Source: PharmacoEconomics and Outcomes News - February 1, 2020 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Tdap or Td Vaccine May Be Used for Decennial Td Booster Doses
MONDAY, Jan. 27, 2020 -- Either tetanus and diphtheria toxoids (Td) vaccine or tetanus toxoid, reduced diphtheria toxoid, and acellular pertussis (Tdap) vaccine may be used for Td booster doses every 10 years or when indicated for tetanus... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - January 27, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Use of Tetanus Toxoid, Reduced Diphtheria Toxoid, and Acellular Pertussis Vaccines: Updated Recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices --- United States, 2019
New Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices recommendations allow more flexibility for use of either tetanus toxoid, reduced diphtheria toxoid, and acellular pertussis (Tdap) or tetanus and diphtheria toxoids (Td) vaccines in three scenarios where only Td had been previously recommended, most notably for tetanus booster doses recommended every 10 years for all adults. (Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - January 23, 2020 Category: American Health Tags: MMWR Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report Pertussis Vaccination Tetanus Vaccination Source Type: news

New science proves that vaccines SPREAD infectious disease, causing up to 15 times MORE infections among fully vaccinated children
(Natural News) A new peer-reviewed scientific paper published in the journal Tropical Diseases, Travel Medicine and Vaccines has found that the DTaP vaccine for diphtheria, tetanus, and pertussis (whooping cough) is causing children who receive it to become more prone to contracting whooping cough later on in life. According to the study, children who receive... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 9, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Panacea Biotec bags orders worth USD 24 mn from UN agencies
The vaccine protects children against five deadly diseases, including diphtheria, tetanus and hepatitis B. "Panacea Biotec... has received awards worth USD 24.32 million from U N agencies (Unicef and PAHO) for supply of its Easyfive-TT, a fully liquid WHO prequalified wP-based Pentavalent vaccine (DTwPHepB-Hib)," the company said in a filing to BSE. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - December 19, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Tetanus: the green book, chapter 30
Revised chapter includes updates on the epidemiology and management of wounds and immunoglobulins. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - November 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Boostrix (Tetanus Toxoid, Reduced Diphtheria Toxoid and Acellular Pertussis Vaccine, Adsorbed) - updated on RxList
(Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs)
Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs - November 19, 2019 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Cameroon: Neonatal Tetanus - Alert Issued Over Outbreak
[Cameroon Tribune] A severe case of neonatal tetanus is being treated at the Chantal Biya Foundation in Yaounde. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 21, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Vaccination Gaps Leave Pregnant Moms, Infants Unprotected
According to recent research from the CDC, about 65% of mothers surveyed reported they had not received the seasonal influenza and tetanus, diphtheria and acellular pertussis vaccines before or during pregnancy. (Source: AAFP News)
Source: AAFP News - October 16, 2019 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Only Half of Pregnant Women Receive Recommended Vaccines
TUESDAY, Oct. 8, 2019 -- Many pregnant women do not receive the recommended flu and tetanus toxoid, reduced diphtheria toxoid, and acellular pertussis (Tdap) vaccines to protect themselves and their infants, according to a Vital Signs report... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - October 8, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Most Pregnant Women Aren ’ t Getting Flu And Whooping Cough Shots, CDC Warns
(CNN) — Most pregnant women in the United States don’t get flu and whooping cough vaccines even though the shots are safe and recommended as part of routine prenatal care, a report from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Tuesday. The report said the low rates of vaccination during pregnancy could put moms-to-be and newborns at greater risk of infection, hospitalization and death. The two vaccinations pass on antibodies to the fetus that provide protection after birth, when babies are too young to be vaccinated. It added that pregnant women have more than double the risk of hospitalization if...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - October 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News Syndicated CBSN Boston CNN Flu Vaccine Pregnancy Whooping Cough Source Type: news

Nigeria: Plateau Govt, Unicef Fix Date for Neonatal Tetanus Immunisation Campaign
[Premium Times] The Plateau State government in conjunction with UNICEF has fixed September 27 for the commencement of a five-day immunisation campaign against Neonatal Tetanus in women, particularly pregnant women. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 25, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Increasing DTP3 Coverage Tied to Drop in Diphtheria Cases in Under 15s
THURSDAY, Sept. 19, 2019 -- The proportion of diphtheria case-patients younger than 15 years of age decreased as diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis (DTP) 3 coverage increased, according to a study published in the October issue of Emerging Infectious... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - September 19, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Hurricane Dorian Is Gone. But the Bahamas Still Faces a Big Risk From Infectious Disease
Hurricane Dorian’s 185 mph winds and punishingly slow pace smashed entire neighborhoods in the Bahamas, killing at least 50 people. But now, Bahamians are facing a different kind of threat. The lack of access to toilets, clean water and medications puts tens of thousands at risk for disease, public health experts warn. Bahamians in the hardest-hit areas are already suffering from cuts and gashes caused by widespread debris and wreckage. But now aid groups are saying survivors are beginning to show signs of gastrointestinal issues from contaminated water. Those with chronic illnesses are struggling without access to t...
Source: TIME: Health - September 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Sanya Mansoor Tags: Uncategorized Bahamas Infectious Disease onetime weather Source Type: news

Pregnant? Make Sure You ’re Vaccinated to Protect Yourself, Baby From Disease
Vaccinations before and during pregnancy are important to protect both mother and baby. Three vaccinations are recommended: flu, Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria, and acellular pertussis), and MMR (measles, mumps, and rubella). (Source: TMA News Room)
Source: TMA News Room - September 9, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Premature Babies Lag in Vaccinations
Preterm babies were more than 20 percent less likely to have had required shots by 19 months. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - August 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Nicholas Bakalar Tags: Premature Babies Babies and Infants Whooping Cough Tetanus Vaccination and Immunization Hepatitis Mumps Measles Source Type: news

How to care for summer scrapes & bruises
Summertime is not only fun, but a season of common scrapes, bruises and other injuries that come with being highly active outdoors. Here are a few tips on how to prepare. Start with a first-aid kit There are plenty of ready-made first-aid kits in stores, but if you want to make your own, HealthyChildren.org suggests including items like bandages, tape, antibiotic ointment, gauze and itch-relieving spray or cream. If a member of your family has special needs, you'll also want to add things like EpiPens, Benadryl, feminine hygiene products, Dramamine, asthma inhalers and whatever other prescription medicines you consider...
Source: Advanced Tissue - July 30, 2019 Category: Dermatology Authors: AdvancedTissue Tags: Wound Care Wound care products Wound Infection Source Type: news

The Dengue Dance?
Discussion Dengue is an important arboviral infection that affects about 40% of the world population. It is found mainly in topical and subtropical areas of the world mainly in developing countries but it range is spreading including the United States. A review of common arboviruses can be found here. It is a flaviavirus with 4 distinct serotypes named DENV-1 through DENV-4 and is spread by A. aegypti a day biting mosquito. Infection with one serotype confers immunity to that serotype but not the others. It does offer some protection for cross-infection but this only lasts a few months. Incubation period is 3-14 days with ...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - July 29, 2019 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Debunking the myth: Rusty nails won't give you tetanus
(Natural News) Rusty nails can be a danger for many reasons, but not for a kind of infection commonly associated with it. Yes, stepping on a rusty nail can cause a tetanus infection, but the nail itself (no matter how rusty it is) does not give you tetanus. Tetanus is caused by a toxin produced by a ubiquitous... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 27, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

20 million children miss out on life-saving vaccines, UN warns
Globally, vaccination coverage with three doses of diphtheria, tetanus and pertussis and one dose of the measles vaccine has stalled. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - July 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Stall in vaccination rates putting children at risk, says  Unicef
Agency blames war, inequality and complacency for 20 million children missing immunisationA dangerous stagnation in vaccination rates is putting children at risk of preventable diseases around the world, the UN children ’s agency has warned, blaming conflict, inequality and complacency.One in 10 children, totalling 20 million globally, missed out on basic immunisation against the life-threatening infections of measles, diphtheria and tetanus last year, says Unicef.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - July 15, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Sarah Boseley Health editor Tags: Global health Vaccines and immunisation United Nations MMR Polio Global development Society World news Source Type: news

Africa: 20 Million Children Missing Out on Life-Saving Vaccines - UN
[VOA] Two leading UN agencies report nearly 20 million children worldwide--more than one in 10--were not vaccinated against killer diseases, such as measles, diphtheria and tetanus in 2018. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 15, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

20 million children miss out on life-saving vaccines, U.N. warns
More than one in 10 children - or 20 million worldwide - missed out last year on vaccines against life-threatening diseases such as measles, diphtheria and tetanus, the World Health Organization and the UNICEF children's fund said on Monday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Congo-Kinshasa: How the Ebola Crisis Has Led to Children Dying From Measles
[The Conversation Africa] Forty-five years ago, the World Health Organisation launched the Expanded Programme on Immunisation. It covered six diseases - measles, tuberculosis, polio, diphtheria, pertussis and tetanus. Since then, anti-measles vaccines have been distributed to millions of children across the world, leading to a massive reduction in illness and death. For example, between 2000 and 2017, it was estimated that global deaths from measles had reduced by about 80% due to vaccination. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 11, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Vaccine Injury Claims Are Few and Far Between
Data from a federal program designed to compensate people harmed by vaccines shows how rare it is for someone to claim they were hurt after getting vaccinated. (Source: NYT)
Source: NYT - June 18, 2019 Category: American Health Authors: Pam Belluck and Reed Abelson Tags: Vaccination and Immunization Tetanus Measles Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Autism Medicine and Health Centers for Disease Control and Prevention National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program Health and Human Services Department your-feed-health Source Type: news

How to treat wounds caused by insects and animal bites
  Being outdoors during the warm weather season carries with it the risk of bites of all kinds – insects, animals, ticks and others. Here is some helpful advice for treating bites and itching. Check the symptoms. Most insect bites and stings are mild, causing minor symptoms like itching, redness, stinging or a small degree of swelling around the bite. In some rare cases, stings from hornets, bees, wasps, scorpions or fire ants may lead to more serious reactions, including mosquito-borne West Nile virus. The Mayo Clinic advises moving away from the area where you were stung or bitten to prevent further injur...
Source: Advanced Tissue - June 10, 2019 Category: Dermatology Authors: AdvancedTissue Tags: Wound Care Wound care products wound care treatment Source Type: news

Preventing and Treating Injuries Caused by Water Sports and Activities
Boating, swimming, fishing and other water sports are popular summertime pursuits but can sometimes have the potential for danger. Here are some tips for dealing with injuries from water activities. Swimming problems. According to the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine, most swimming injuries involve the shoulders, back, hips or knees, depending on the individual's stroke. Treatment recommendations from the AOSSM include cutting back on repetitive strokes contributing to overuse, core-strengthening and cross-training exercises, rest periods, alternative training techniques (instead of train...
Source: Advanced Tissue - June 6, 2019 Category: Dermatology Authors: AdvancedTissue Tags: Wound Care Wound Infection Source Type: news

What Causes Facial Nerve Palsy?
Discussion Facial nerve palsy has been known for centuries, but in 1821 unilateral facial nerve paralysis was described by Sir Charles Bell. Bell’s palsy (BP) is a unilateral, acute facial paralysis that is clinically diagnosed after other etiologies have been excluded by appropriate history, physical examination and/or laboratory testing or imaging. Symptoms include abnormal movement of facial nerve. It can be associated with changes in facial sensation, hearing, taste or excessive tearing. The right and left sides are equally affected but bilateral BP is rare (0.3%). Paralysis can be complete or incomplete at prese...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - June 3, 2019 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Quick guide to animal bite treatment
  A playful nip from your pet is one thing, but when animals really sink their teeth into your skin, you need to care for the wound to prevent infection and other serious complications. Dealing with an animal bite sooner rather than later is the key to avoiding potential problems. Here’s your quick guide to understanding animal bite treatment: As much as we love our pets, sometimes they’re the cause of animal bite wounds. Consider the type of animal bite According to the American Society for Surgery of the Hand, dogs are the most common cause of animal bites. However, cats, rodents, rabbits, ferrets, far...
Source: Advanced Tissue - May 22, 2019 Category: Dermatology Authors: AdvancedTissue Tags: Wound Care Source Type: news

A Smackdown in the Kennedy Clan Summons Up the History of Presidents and Vaccines
Family quarrels are usually private things—unless of course, the family is famous. A public spat among boldface names broke out on May 8, when three members of the Kennedy clan published a piece on Politico declaring that Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.—son of Bobby Kennedy—has been “tragically wrong” in his years-long crusade against vaccines, a crusade that seems especially irresponsible now as the country suffers through its worst measles outbreak since 1994. Kennedy has become a hero of the anti-vax crowd with his persistent claims that vaccines contain deadly ingredients, particularly a mercury-ba...
Source: TIME: Health - May 9, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jeffrey Kluger Tags: Uncategorized History onetime Source Type: news

A Smackdown in the Kennedy Clan Summons Up the History of Presidents and Vaccines
Family quarrels are usually private things—unless of course, the family is famous. A public spat among boldface names broke out on May 8, when three members of the Kennedy clan published a piece on Politico declaring that Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.—son of Bobby Kennedy—has been “tragically wrong” in his years-long crusade against vaccines, a crusade that seems especially irresponsible now as the country suffers through its worst measles outbreak since 1994. Kennedy has become a hero of the anti-vax crowd with his persistent claims that vaccines contain deadly ingredients, particularly a mercury-ba...
Source: TIME: Science - May 9, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Jeffrey Kluger Tags: Uncategorized History onetime Source Type: news

Opting In: The Value of Vaccines
A young boy in Pakistan receives an oral polio vaccine (OPV). Over the last 30 years huge progress has been made against polio and it is now only endemic in 2 countries, Afghanistan and Pakistan, with only 33 cases confirmed cases last year. Credit: Ashfaq Yusufzai/IPSBy Tharanga YakupitiyageUNITED NATIONS, May 1 2019 (IPS) Since the introduction of vaccines, diseases such as measles and polio were quickly becoming a thing of the past. However, the world’s progress on immunisation is now being threatened. According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), 85 percent of the world’s children received basic va...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - May 1, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Tharanga Yakupitiyage Tags: Featured Global Headlines Health IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse North America Population Regional Categories TerraViva United Nations diptheria-tetanus-pertussis (DTP) human papillomavirus (HPV) Measles Vaccines World Health Organ Source Type: news

Vaccine shows lasting effects against fentanyl addiction in rats
(Springer) A vaccine that combines a fentanyl antigen with a tetanus toxoid has been shown to reduce fentanyl choices and increase food choices with effects lasting several months in rats. These results suggest that the vaccine may not only decrease dangerous drug-taking behavior, but can also increase behaviors maintained by healthier non-drug alternatives. The findings are presented in the journal Neuropsychopharmacology. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - May 1, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Health Tip: Understanding the Tetanus Shot
-- A tetanus vaccine is important for people of all ages, says the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Though rare, people who get the disease can face serious, and possibly deadly, complications. Tetanus-causing bacteria can be found in... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 19, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

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