DR ELLIE CANNON: Do I need any jabs before I meet my new grandchild?
New parents are not expected to have any other vaccinations to protect their newborns and therefore it's safe to assume that relatives don't need to either, writes DR ELLIE CANNON. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 15, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

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

Africa: Newly Licensed Vaccine, 'Milestone in the Fight' Against Ebola in Africa, UN Health Agency
[UN News] Four countries in Africa have licensed an Ebola vaccine to "cement hard-fought progress" in keeping their people safe from the deadly disease, the UN health agency said on Friday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 15, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Africa: Four Countries in the African Region License Vaccine in Milestone for Ebola Prevention
[WHO] The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Burundi, Ghana and Zambia have licensed an Ebola vaccine, just 90 days after World Health Organization (WHO) prequalification. Registration of the vaccine is expected in additional countries in the coming weeks. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 15, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Novel coronavirus: The hunt for a virus killer
Some vaccine candidates for China virus are already at trial stage. But path to pharmacy is strewn with hurdles. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - February 15, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Flu Severity In Massachusetts Increased To Very High
BOSTON (CBS) — Flu severity in Massachusetts increased to very high this week, the Department of Public Health announced Friday. The percentage of flu-related doctor visits has continued to increase, and remains higher than it was for this week the previous two years. The department said all regions of the state are reporting high activity. The percentage of flu-related hospitalizations has also continued to increase in recent weeks. This year, more influenza B than influenza A has been reported by healthcare professionals in the state, the department said, though all strains that have been found so far this season a...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - February 14, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Syndicated CBSN Boston Syndicated Local Flu Health News Massachusetts News New Hampshire News Source Type: news

Newly licensed vaccine, ‘milestone in the fight’ against Ebola in Africa, UN health agency
Four countries in Africa have licensed an Ebola vaccine to “cement hard-fought progress” in keeping their people safe from the deadly disease, the UN health agency said on Friday. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - February 14, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Coronavirus/vaccines: the jab tab
Big Pharma may have reason to hold back on making coronavirus drug (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - February 14, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Inside a lab where scientists are working urgently to fight the coronavirus outbreak
Scientific work in laboratories across the United States could lead the way to a therapy or vaccine that could help save lives and fight the coronavirus outbreak — or the next one. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - February 14, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Carolyn Y. Johnson Source Type: news

Coronavirus vaccine - does one exist? Public health officials give latest update
CORONAVIRUS cases rise to more than 64,000 globally, as respective governments try to clamp down on the crisis. The most pressing question remains to be answered: how far away is a vaccine? Public health officials give their update. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 14, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Coronavirus vaccine: Scientist reveals vaccine has been developed - when can you get it?
CORONAVIRUS cases in the UK have risen this week with a ninth person confirmed to be infected. While experts have warned the virus will spread further, a scientist has revealed vaccine to help prevent catching the virus could be soon on the way. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 14, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

DARPA Aims To Have Coronavirus Vaccine Shortly After Outbreak's Start
The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency supports a pandemic preparedness program that is designed to respond rapidly to an emerging threat such as the coronavirus. (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - February 14, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Joe Palca Source Type: news

Audenz ((Influenza A (H5N1) Monovalent Vaccine, Adjuvanted) Injection) - updated on RxList
(Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs)
Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs - February 14, 2020 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Mumps cases hit decade high in England
People are urged to get two doses of the MMR vaccine to maximise protection against the viral illness. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - February 14, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Seattle biotech leads work on coronavirus vaccine candidate
A Seattle-based biotech and partners are developing a vaccine for the coronavirus using RNA-based technology and hope to bring it into human trials this year. The coronavirus began late last year in Wuhan, China, and was first confirmed in the United States in January. So far, there are more than 400 possible cases across 41 states, according to the Centers for Disease Control. Seattle-based HDT BioCorp, which is working with various partners to advan ce a vaccine to human trials this year, is… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - February 14, 2020 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Megan Campbell Source Type: news

Seattle biotech leads work on coronavirus vaccine candidate
A Seattle-based biotech and partners are developing a vaccine for the coronavirus using RNA-based technology and hope to bring it into human trials this year. The coronavirus began late last year in Wuhan, China, and was first confirmed in the United States in January. So far, there are more than 400 possible cases across 41 states, according to the Centers for Disease Control. Seattle-based HDT BioCorp, which is working with various partners to advan ce a vaccine to human trials this year, is… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - February 14, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Megan Campbell Source Type: news

A doctor's suicide note prompted an investigation into how he handled children's vaccinations
A Chicago-area pediatrician's suicide note has prompted an investigation into his vaccination practices and record keeping, according to the Cook County Sheriff's Office. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - February 14, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pediatrician's Suicide Note Reveals Regret Over Fake Vaccinations Pediatrician's Suicide Note Reveals Regret Over Fake Vaccinations
Van Koinis, MD, an Illinois physician who died by self-inflicted gunshot wound, penned a suicide note indicating that he had been falsifying vaccination records for children in his practice.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 14, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Coronavirus vaccine: Will someone develop a vaccine? Why not?
CORONAVIRUS cases spiked dramatically when the definition of the illness was broadened to diagnose people in the Chinese province of Hubei. As cases continue to increase, will someone develop a vaccine? Why not? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 13, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Experts Worry Quarantine Procedures May Actually Increase Infection Risk on Cruise Ship Docked in Japan with COVID-19
As the number of confirmed COVID-19 coronavirus cases continues to increase on a quarantined cruise ship in Japan, public health experts are worried about the more than 3,400 passengers and crew members still on board the ship in what they say is an unprecedented situation. Some experts believe that the current quarantine procedures may be increasing the risk of infection among healthy passengers who have not been infected with the new coronavirus. Some passengers will be allowed to leave the ship but the majority will remain on board. Japanese authorities said that people aged 80 and above or those with pre-existing condi...
Source: TIME: Health - February 13, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Sanya Mansoor Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 onetime public health Source Type: news

Experts Worry Quarantine Procedures May Actually Increase Infection Risk on Cruise Ship Docked in Japan with COVID-19
As the number of confirmed COVID-19 coronavirus cases continues to increase on a quarantined cruise ship in Japan, public health experts are worried about the more than 3,400 passengers and crew members still on board the ship in what they say is an unprecedented situation. Some experts believe that the current quarantine procedures may be increasing the risk of infection among healthy passengers who have not been infected with the new coronavirus. Some passengers will be allowed to leave the ship but the majority will remain on board. Japanese authorities said that people aged 80 and above or those with pre-existing condi...
Source: TIME: Health - February 13, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Sanya Mansoor Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 onetime public health Source Type: news

How soon can scientists find a coronavirus vaccine?
Drug companies and labs worldwide are scrambling to come up with a vaccine to stop the deadly new virus. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - February 13, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Coronavirus protection: Four things you need to do to avoid catching and spreading virus
THE CORONAVIRUS death toll continues to climb in China as new cases are confirmed in the UK. With no vaccine currently available, people understandably feel helpless, but there are steps one can take to avoid catching or spreading germs. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 13, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Religious Leaders Can Help Build Vaccine Confidence
Religion may be getting used as a justification for anti-vaxx beliefs, not necessarily as the source of them (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - February 13, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Christine Ro, Contributor Source Type: news

Shingles Vaccine Bonus: Reduced Risk of Stroke?
Title: Shingles Vaccine Bonus: Reduced Risk of Stroke?Category: Health NewsCreated: 2/12/2020 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 2/13/2020 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Heart General)
Source: MedicineNet Heart General - February 13, 2020 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

WikiHow now "weaponizing" children against their own parents to obey the very same vaccine industry that's killing children
(Natural News) More than $4 billion has been paid out from the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program to families of injured or dead children who were poisoned by vaccines. But according to WikiHow, this is all just a wild “conspiracy theory” because vaccines have apparently never harmed anyone, according to the site. As we recently... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 13, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

HPV Vaccine for Adults: Who Needs It? Who Doesn't? HPV Vaccine for Adults: Who Needs It? Who Doesn't?
Find out which adults should be offered the HPV vaccine and who might want to skip it.Medscape Internal Medicine (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - February 13, 2020 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Internal Medicine Commentary Source Type: news

Pitt receives CDC approval to bring coronavirus to Pittsburgh to help develop a vaccine
The University of Pittsburgh ’s Center for Vaccine Research could have a specimen from the deadly SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus within the week in an effort by the world-renowned research institution to help create a vaccine. Pitt, where Dr. Jonas Salk created the polio vaccine, is one of the country’s leading biomedical research centers. The Center for Vaccine Research on the Pitt campus is designed to safely and efficiently handle some of the world’s most dangerous infectious diseases. It’s the… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - February 12, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Paul J. Gough Source Type: news

Pitt receives CDC approval to bring coronavirus to Pittsburgh to help develop a vaccine
The University of Pittsburgh ’s Center for Vaccine Research could have a specimen from the deadly SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus within the week in an effort by the world-renowned research institution to help create a vaccine. Pitt, where Dr. Jonas Salk created the polio vaccine, is one of the country’s leading biomedical research centers. The Center for Vaccine Research on the Pitt campus is designed to safely and efficiently handle some of the world’s most dangerous infectious diseases. It’s the… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - February 12, 2020 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Paul J. Gough Source Type: news

Shingles Vaccine Bonus: Reduced Risk of Stroke?
Overall stroke risk dropped 20% among patients under age 80 who got the shingles vaccine. In patients 80 and older, risk was cut by about 10%, said researchers. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - February 12, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What is coronavirus, what are its symptoms and how worried should we be?
What symptoms are related to the Covid-19 virus from Wuhan in China, how is it spread and when should you call a doctor?Nine schools in East Sussex testing staff or pupils for coronavirusHow to protect yourself from coronavirus infectionExplainer: could the coronavirus mutate if a vaccine can ’t be found in time?Latest updatesIt is a member of the coronavirus family that has never been encountered before. Like other coronaviruses, it has come from animals. Many of those initially infected either worked or frequently shopped in the Huanan seafood wholesale market in the centre of the Chinese city, which also sold live...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 12, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Sarah Boseley, Hannah Devlin and Martin Belam Tags: Coronavirus outbreak Medical research Science Microbiology World news China Asia Pacific Infectious diseases Source Type: news

Pregnant Women With Medicaid Less Likely to Get Recommended Vaccines Pregnant Women With Medicaid Less Likely to Get Recommended Vaccines
Pregnant women who rely on state-administered Medicaid health insurance programs are far less likely to receive recommended vaccines that could protect them and their babies, compared to those with private coverage, a study from Florida suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - February 12, 2020 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

Uptake of shingles vaccination is more likely if proactively offered in primary care
The shingles vaccination programme is intended for people aged between 70 and 80 years, but uptake in this group has been low. This survey found that people were more likely to have had the vaccine if it was proactively offered by a GP or nurse. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - February 12, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Updated Recommendations on Use of Td and Tdap Vaccines Updated Recommendations on Use of Td and Tdap Vaccines
New guidance allows for either Tdap or Td to be used in situations where Td was previously recommended, including for the 10-year booster and tetanus prophylaxis for wound management.Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - February 12, 2020 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Public Health & Prevention Journal Article Source Type: news

Timetable For A Vaccine Against The New Coronavirus? Maybe This Fall
Recent advances in biotech make scientists optimistic that they might have a vaccine that has passed basic tests of human safety and efficacy ready to go to clinics as soon as this fall.(Image credit: Tolga Akmen/AFP via Getty Images) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - February 12, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Joe Palca Source Type: news

Shingles Vaccine Bonus: Reduced Risk of Stroke?
WEDNESDAY, Feb. 12, 2020 -- Seniors who get the shingles vaccine may gain stroke protection as well, a new study suggests. Shingles is a viral infection tied to heightened risk of stroke. But overall stroke risk dropped 20% among patients under age... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - February 12, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

ASA: Herpes Zoster Vaccine May Reduce Risk for Stroke
WEDNESDAY, Feb. 12, 2020 -- Vaccination with zoster vaccine live (ZVL) is associated with a reduced risk for stroke among older adults, according to a study to be presented at the American Stroke Association International Stroke Conference, held... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - February 12, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Measles vaccine still effective if given to infants under nine months old
This NIHR Signal pooled data from 56 studies and found that the vaccine is around 58% effective when administered before nine months compared with 83% after nine months.With measles on the rise in Europe and the UK, it is helpful to know that in the event of a measles outbreak, it could be used safely in younger infants as an additional measure. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - February 12, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Falling Vaccination Rates: The Case of the MMR Jab
This House of Lords Library Briefing focuses on the measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) jab. It looks at social media's role in the spread of misinformation, what the UK Government and social media companies have pledged to do about it, and what other countries are doing to solve declining rates of MMR vaccination. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - February 12, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Audenz ((Influenza A (H5N1) Monovalent Vaccine, Adjuvanted) Injection) - new on RxList
(Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs)
Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs - February 12, 2020 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Angola: Angola Receives 140,000 Doses of Rabies Vaccine
[ANGOP] Luanda -The Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry received today a donation of 140,000 doses of vaccines to combat animal rabies in the country, in an initiative of the World Organization for Animal Health (OIA). (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 12, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Using Any HPV Vaccination May Reduce Burden of Disease
Researchers suggested that the receipt of 1, 2, or 3 doses of an HPV vaccine by females aged 15 to 19 years was associated with a lower incidence of preinvasive cervical disease when compared to unvaccinated females. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - February 12, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Hannah Slater Source Type: news

Novel Vaccine May Help Prevent CMV-Related Complications in Transplant Patients Novel Vaccine May Help Prevent CMV-Related Complications in Transplant Patients
Patients who underwent an allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplant (HCT) experienced fewer cytomegalovirus (CMV)-related complications after Triplex vaccine injections in a phase-2, randomized, placebo-controlled trial.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - February 12, 2020 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Transplantation News Source Type: news

How disease sleuths used sequencing to link mumps outbreaks in Massachusetts
(Reuters Health) - U.S. scientists used gene sequencing technology to tie together what appeared to be unrelated outbreaks of mumps in the Boston area, helping to rule out the possibility that the virus had mutated to evade vaccine protection, a new report says. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 12, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Dr Reddy's buys Wockhardt ’s India formulations business for Rs 1,850 crore
​The business comprises of a portfolio of 62 brands in multiple therapy areas such as Respiratory, Neurology, VMS,Dermatology, Pain and Vaccines, which would transfer to Dr Reddy's along with related sales and marketing teams and the manufacturing plant located in Baddi, Himachal Pradesh with all plant employees. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - February 12, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Further healthcare worker infected with coronavirus in UK
Believed to be an A&E doctor working at Worthing Hospital in West Sussex Related items fromOnMedica WHO to help in fight against a global flu pandemic Going Viral Parent support vital on flu jabs Holidaymakers urged to check their MMR vaccine status Social Prescribing Link Workers AKA ‘The Glue in Health and Social Care’ (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - February 12, 2020 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Dr Reddy ’s buys Wockhardt’s India business for Rs 1850 crore
​The business comprises of a portfolio of 62 brands in multiple therapy areas such as Respiratory, Neurology, VMS,Dermatology, Pain and Vaccines, which would transfer to Dr Reddy's along with related sales and marketing teams and the manufacturing plant located in Baddi, Himachal Pradesh with all plant employees. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - February 12, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Biotech department set to work on vaccines for coronavirus
The Department of Biotechnology (DBT) under the India chapter of the Coalition of Epidemic Preparedness and Innovations (CEPI) will support Indian companies aligned to the development of vaccines against the Covid-19 and other emerging infectious diseases. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - February 12, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Johnson & Johnson partners with U.S. agency to develop coronavirus vaccine
Johnson& Johnson said on Tuesday it was working with the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA) to speed up development of a coronavirus vaccine. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 11, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

It ’s Not Too Late to Prepare for COVID-19
By Dr. Lisa Stone, Epidemiology Adviser ; Robert Salerno, Director, Global Health Security Publio Gonzalez, a biologist with the Gorgas Institute, holds a bat in Meteti, Panama, June 6, 2018, as part an Emerging Infectious Diseases Training Event (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Dustin Mullen).February 11, 2020A disease spillover event, when a virus moves from animal to human hosts, can cause significant human illness. The coronavirus (COVID-19) seems to have spilled over sometime in late 2019, at a wildlife market in Wuhan, China, leading to more than 40,000 confirmed cases and at least 910 reported deaths&nbs...
Source: IntraHealth International - February 11, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: kseaton Tags: Infectious Diseases Global Health Security Source Type: news