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Rwanda:Mass Non-Surgical Circumcision 'Prepex' Curbing HIV Transmission in Rwanda
[New Times] Kamanzi Alex is one of thousands of Rwanda men who have finally decided to have the cut - get circumcised. He has come for his second and last immunization jab against tetanus prior the procedure at Rwamagana hospital. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - November 20, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Global Routine Vaccination Coverage, 2016
Global coverage with the third dose of diphtheria and tetanus toxoids and pertussis-containing vaccine, the third dose of polio vaccine, and first dose of measles. Among new or underused vaccines, global coverage increased during 2010-2016 for completed vaccine series against rotavirus (8% to 25%), Streptococcus pneumoniae (11% to 42%), rubella (35% to 47%), Haemophilus influenzae type B (42% to 70%) and hepatitis B vaccine (74% to 84%). containing vaccine coverage has remained unchanged at 84%-86% since 2010. (Source: PHPartners.org)
Source: PHPartners.org - November 16, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

BOMBSHELL science paper documents the depopulation chemical covertly spiked into vaccines
(Natural News) Just days after the release of a jaw-dropping video lecture called the Science Agenda to Exterminate Blacks, a bombshell science paper has emerged that confirms the use of covert sterilization chemicals in World Health Organization vaccines deployed in Africa. Entitled, “HCG Found in WHO Tetanus Vaccine in Kenya Raises Concern in the Developing... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Rwanda:Tetanus - Why You Should Not Ignore That Wound
[New Times] Tetanus can be fatal if not treated in time. A deep cut or wound from a dirty object like a piece of metal shsould be treated as an emergency by visiting a medical facility as soon as possible. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 6, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Ask Well: Should I Get Revaccinated as an Adult?
Certain adults should be vaccinated against measles, mumps and whooping cough, diseases that are making a comeback. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - October 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: KAREN WEINTRAUB Tags: Whooping Cough Vaccination and Immunization Mumps Shingles (Disease) Tetanus Measles Source Type: news

Tdap Vaccine During Pregnancy Reduces Newborn Pertussis
A CDC study estimated that vaccinating pregnant women with the tetanus, diphtheria and acellular pertussis vaccine during their third trimester was nearly 78 percent effective in preventing pertussis in their infants younger than 2 months. (Source: AAFP News)
Source: AAFP News - October 10, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Kenya: Catholic Cleric Slams Odinga Over Tetanus Vaccine
[Nation] The Catholic Health Commission of Kenya has criticised Nasa leader Raila Odinga over a claim that the tetanus vaccine given to women of reproductive age was secretly laced with a hormone said to cause infertility. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 4, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Whooping Cough Shot Works, but Many Moms-to-Be Skip It: CDC
Timely vaccination can prevent three-quarters of cases in newborns Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Infections and Pregnancy, Tetanus, Diphtheria, and Pertussis Vaccines, Whooping Cough (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - September 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Global Health: World Health Officials Describe Progress Against Tetanus, H.I.V. and Malaria
Tetanus in babies has been eliminated from the Americas, experts said. Malaria treatment will be expanded in Africa; new HIV drugs will be available there, too. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - September 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: DONALD G. McNEIL Jr. Tags: Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome Tetanus Malaria Pregnancy and Childbirth Third World and Developing Countries International Relations Source Type: news

India has avoided 1 million child deaths since 2005, new study concludes
(St. Michael's Hospital) India has avoided about 1 million deaths of children under age five since 2005, driven by significant reductions in mortality from pneumonia, diarrhea, tetanus and measles, according to new research published today. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - September 19, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Tetanus in Areas Affected by a Hurricane: Risk, Prevention, and Management Guidelines for Clinicians
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 09/2017 This resource provides guidance about the increased risk of wounds for emergency responders, cleanup workers, and volunteers during hurricane evacuation and flood cleanup. These workers should make sure they are up to date with tetanus vaccination before starting cleanup activities. Topics include Protection Against Tetanus, Risk of Tetanus After Exposure to Flood Water, and Wound Management for Tetanus Prevention. (Text) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - September 14, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Kenya: CS Mailu Gives Tetanus Vaccine Clean Bill of Health
[Nation] The Health ministry has dismissed claims that a tetanus vaccine given to women of reproductive age was secretly laced with a hormone said to cause infertility. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 13, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: 'Tetanus Vaccine Laced With Infertility-Causing Hormone'
[Nation] The opposition on Monday re-ignited an unresolved controversial topic when its presidential candidate Raila Odinga claimed that the government administered tetanus vaccine secretly laced with a hormone said to cause infertility in women. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 12, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Rapid Risk Assessment: Hurricane Irma: Risk of Communicable Diseases in the Affected Countries
European Union, European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control. 09/08/2017 This six-page document describes how in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma, the most immediate risks in the affected areas of the Caribbean are increased transmission of diarrhoeal diseases related to lack of access to safe drinking water, and acute respiratory infection in children accommodated in overcrowded shelters. The risk of an upsurge in cholera cases in areas with previous transmission and flood-specific risks (e.g., tetanus and leptospirosis) should be given priority when adopting mitigating measures. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - September 12, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Flood Waters, Tetanus, and Politicians
Congressman urges Hurricane Harvey victims to get a tetanus shot. Medical myth or mandatory? (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - September 7, 2017 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Terry Brenneman, MD Tags: Vaccines Source Type: news

Morning Break: Houston Hospitals Bounce Back; Tetanus Floodwater Myth; Healthy Hawaii
(MedPage Today) -- Health news and commentary from around the Web gathered by the MedPage Today staff (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - August 31, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

No Need to Administer Tetanus Shots to Those Exposed to Flood Waters
Michael T. Osterholm, PhD, MPH, an advisor to the U.S. Metropolitan Medical Directors “Eagles” Coalition and an expert in the area of infectious diseases, has advised that there's no need to routinely administer tetanus shots to those exposed to flood waters. Dr. Osterholm notes that it's a long standing myth that there's an increased risk with such contact. The CDC recommendations further calcifies this issue. In watching the news coverage of Hurricane Harvey, Dr. Osterholm has seen and heard healthcare providers, emergency responders and public health officials in the impacted areas repeating the myth about t...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - August 29, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: A.J. Heightman, MPA, EMT P Tags: Major Incidents Patient Care News Source Type: news

No Need to Administer Tetanus Shots to Those Exposed to Flood Waters
Michael T. Osterholm, PhD, MPH, an advisor to the U.S. Metropolitan Medical Directors “Eagles” Coalition and an expert in the area of infectious diseases, has advised that there's no need to routinely administer tetanus shots to those exposed to flood waters. Dr. Osterholm notes that it's a long standing myth that there's an increased risk with such contact. The CDC recommendations further calcifies this issue. In watching the news coverage of Hurricane Harvey, Dr. Osterholm has seen and heard healthcare providers, emergency responders and public health officials in the impacted areas repeating the myth about t...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - August 29, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: A.J. Heightman, MPA, EMT P Tags: Major Incidents Patient Care News Source Type: news

Diphtheria and Tetanus Toxoids Adsorbed
(Source: What's New at CBER)
Source: What's New at CBER - August 28, 2017 Category: Biomedical Science Source Type: news

Immunization Resources in Multiple Languages
From the NLM Outreach and Special Populations Branch: August is National Immunization Awareness Month, and public health professionals often need resources to educate individuals who may have limited English proficiency about the importance of receiving vaccinations for themselves and their children. Check MedlinePlus for resources on immunizations and childhood immunizations in both English and Spanish. Also check HealthReach for patient handouts in multiple languages about vaccinations, including: Vaccine Information Statements on specific vaccines, like the chickenpox vaccine (24 languages), diphtheria, tetan...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - August 22, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Hannah Sinemus Tags: Consumer Health Education Health Professionals Outreach Source Type: news

Hexavalent 6-in-1 vaccine to be made available to newborn babies
All babies born on or after 1 August 2017 will be offered protection against hepatitis B as part of our universal childhood immunisation programme, Public Health England has announced. This is in addition to continued protection against diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, polio and Hib. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - August 2, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Babies to be protected against deadly hepatitis B
The Hexavalent injection shelters against diptheria, polio, tetanus, whooping cough and Haemophilus influenzae type b as well as offering immunity against hepatitis B, Public Health England said. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 1, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News 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

Hepatitis B jab to be added to immunisations of babies born in UK
Babies born from the 1 August will be offered new “hexavalent” jab in effort to clamp down on infections that cause cirrhosis and liver cancerAll babies born in the UK will receive the hepatitis B jab as part of their routine immunisations from the autumn in an effort to drive down viral infections that cause cirrhosis and liver cancer.The hepatitis B vaccine is to be added to the 5-in-1 jab that is already given to babies across the UK to protect them from diphtheria, tetanus, whooping cough, polio and bacterial infections known as Hib, or haemophilus influenzae type b, health officials said.Continue reading.....
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - July 9, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Ian Sample Science editor Tags: Hepatitis B Science Society Children UK news Source Type: news

Quadracel (Diphtheria and Tetanus Toxoids and Acellular Pertussis Adsorbed and Inactivated Poliovirus Vaccine) - updated on RxList
(Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs)
Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs - July 3, 2017 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Tetanus associated with road accidents in the infectious diseases department of Point G University Hospital, Bamako, Mali - Traor é AM, Coulibaly I, Dabo G, Cissé H, Diallo K, Soukho-Kaya A, Diango MD, Cissé T, Dembélé M, Traore HA, Pichard E, Minta DK.
The aim of this study was to describe the epidemiological, clinical, and prognostic aspects of tetanus associated with road accidents and to make recommendations. This observational study collected retrospective clinical data over a 9-year period about adu... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 3, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Gaps Remain in Recommended Vaccines for Older Americans Gaps Remain in Recommended Vaccines for Older Americans
New data suggest room for improvement in influenza, pneumococcal, tetanus, and shingles vaccine coverage among adults aged 65 and older.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - June 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Infanrix Hexa (Combined Diphtheria, Tetanus Toxoids, Acellular Pertussis, Hepatitis B, Inactivated Poliomyelitis, Adsorbed Conjugated < i > Haemophilus Influenzae < /i > ) - updated on RxList
(Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs)
Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs - June 23, 2017 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Infanrix (Diphtheria and Tetanus Toxoids and Acellular Pertussis) - updated on RxList
(Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs)
Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs - June 23, 2017 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Hiberix (Haemophilus B Conjugate Vaccine Tetanus Toxoid Conjugate for Intramuscular Injection) - updated on RxList
(Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs)
Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs - June 21, 2017 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Kinrix (Diptheria and Tetanus Toxoids and Acellular Pertussis Adsorbed and Inactivated Poliovirus Vaccine) - updated on RxList
(Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs)
Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs - June 16, 2017 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Pentacel (Tetanus Toxoid Conjugate) - updated on RxList
(Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs)
Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs - June 16, 2017 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Decavac (Tetanus and Diphtheria Toxoids Adsorbed) - updated on RxList
(Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs)
Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs - June 13, 2017 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Tenivac (Tetanus and Diphtheria Toxoids Adsorbed) - updated on RxList
(Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs)
Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs - May 30, 2017 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Study: Replacing Existing Vaccines with Heat-Stable Versions Saves Money, Protects More Mothers and Children From Deadly Diseases
Press releaseStudy: Replacing Existing Vaccines with Heat-Stable Versions Saves Money, Protects More Mothers and Children From Deadly DiseasesApril 25, 2017NEW YORK, APRIL 26, 2017—Replacing the standard vaccines currently recommended by the World Health Organization (WHO)—most of which require refrigeration—with heat-stable versions would save money and increase protection of women, children and babies from deadly diseases like pneumonia, diarrhea, tetanus, measles and yellow fever, according to a study by Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontiéres (MSF) and the HERMES Logistics Team ...
Source: MSF News - April 25, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Brienne Prusak Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Improved Circumcision Device On Cards
[The Herald] Manufacturers of the only non-surgical male circumcision device, prepex, are working on improving the process to mitigate associated risks like tetanus. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 25, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

World Immunization Week 2017: #VaccinesWork
19 April 2017, Cairo – On the occasion of  World Immunization Week – celebrated annually between 24 and 30 April  – WHO highlights the vital importance of immunization as the most cost-effective preventative intervention in public health. Under the theme “#VaccinesWork”, World Immunization Week in 2017 calls on governments and all stakeholders to ensure strong country commitment for immunization as a priority, demand immunization as a right and responsibility and equitably extend the benefits of immunization to all people. It also highlights the progress achieved over the past years...
Source: WHO EMRO News - April 19, 2017 Category: Middle East Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Does Circumcision Expose Men to Tetanus?
[The Herald] Unimmunised men who undergo circumcision using prepex device (popularly known as Ring), risk tetanus infection through wounds on their organs, it has been learnt. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 17, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

The ‘Stealth Move’ That Improved Michigan's Vaccine Rates
Just three years ago, Michigan had the fourth-highest rate of unvaccinated kindergartners in the nation. But when a charter school in northwestern Traverse City reported nearly two dozen cases of whooping cough and several cases of measles that November, state officials were jolted to action. Without much fanfare — or time for opponents to respond — they abandoned the state’s relatively loose rules for getting an exemption and issued a regulation requiring families to consult personally with local public health departments before obtaining an immunization waiver. The new rule sidestepped potential ideolog...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - April 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The ‘Stealth Move’ That Improved Michigan's Vaccine Rates
Just three years ago, Michigan had the fourth-highest rate of unvaccinated kindergartners in the nation. But when a charter school in northwestern Traverse City reported nearly two dozen cases of whooping cough and several cases of measles that November, state officials were jolted to action. Without much fanfare — or time for opponents to respond — they abandoned the state’s relatively loose rules for getting an exemption and issued a regulation requiring families to consult personally with local public health departments before obtaining an immunization waiver. The new rule sidestepped potential ideolog...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - April 12, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Tdap Vaccination During Pregnancy Protects Infants from Pertussis (FREE)
By the Editors Receipt of the tetanus toxoid, reduced diphtheria toxoid, and acellular pertussis (Tdap) vaccine during pregnancy is associated with reduced risk for pertussis … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - April 3, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Notes from the Field: Obstetric Tetanus in an Unvaccinated Woman After a Home Birth Delivery — Kentucky, 2016
(Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - March 23, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

A descriptive study of hand injuries presenting to the adult emergency department of a tertiary care center in urban India - Ghiya MN, Murty S, Shetty N, D'Cunha R.
BACKGROUND: Despite having a dedicated Plastic Surgery Unit, emergency physicians (EPs) manage many of the acute, traumatic hand injuries. Further very minimal information exists about the extent to which tetanus recommendations as per Advisory Committee o... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 3, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Adacel (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 - February 14, 2017 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Why Skipping Vaccines Is A Public, Not Personal, Health Choice
(Reuters Health) - Too many U.S. adults are not getting vaccinated, putting themselves and others at risk, immunization experts say. According to the latest available data, about 44 percent of adults over age 19 had a flu shot; 20 percent had a TDAP vaccine, which protects against tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis; and 20 percent of 19-to-64-year-olds at risk of pneumonia had that vaccine (compared to 60 percent of those over 65). Just 27 percent of those over age 60 were vaccinated against herpes zoster, which cuts the risk of shingles in half, according to new guidelines from the Advisory Committee on Immunization P...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - February 8, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Vaccine fraud – The undeniable truth exposed
(Natural News) In 2015, 91.5 percent of all children in the United States between the ages of 19 and 35 months received the MMR vaccine, while 84.2 percent were immunized for diphtheria, tetanus and pertussis. Meanwhile, many natural health experts continue to sound the alarm on the dangers of vaccines and their toxic additives –... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 1, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Government document confirms vaccine link to microcephaly
(NaturalNews) The adverse event-deniers who insist that vaccines are 100 percent safe and never cause any problems in children clearly missed a little-known 1991 study published by the United States Government. This paper reveals a clear link between the popular Tdap vaccine for tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis (whooping cough), and microcephaly, a neurological birth defect... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Coverage with Tetanus, Diphtheria, and Acellular Pertussis Vaccine and Influenza Vaccine Among Pregnant Women — Minnesota, March 2013–December 2014
(Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - January 19, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Tanzania: Govt Refutes Tetanus Vaccines Shortage Claims
[Daily News] The government has said that Dar es Salaam Region has enough stock of tetanus vaccines for all its municipal councils, refuting claims that there was a shortage of the same. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 3, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news