How to deal with suspected whooping cough cases
GP Dr Toni Hazell explains the background to the current wave of whooping cough and how this this serious infection should be managed in general practice Unfortunately some of the most impactful public health gains of the past century are currently going into reverse – as we have seen in particular with falls in vaccination... Read moreThe post How to deal with suspected whooping cough cases appeared first on Nursing in Practice. (Source: Nursing in Practice)
Source: Nursing in Practice - February 15, 2024 Category: Nursing Authors: Caroline Price Tags: Paediatrics Vaccinations and infections whooping cough Source Type: news

Whooping cough: my suitably Dickensian Christmas present
Prolonged coughing fits, aching muscles and howling like a water buffalo: welcome to a gloriously retro disease that we assumed had been vaccinated out of existence a century ago (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 14, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Whooping cough: my suitably Dickensian Christmas present
Prolonged coughing fits, aching muscles and howling like a water buffalo: welcome to a gloriously retro disease that we assumed had been vaccinated out of existence a century ago (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - January 12, 2024 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

What to know about rising cases of the'100-day cough' in the UK
Cases of the highly contagious disease have more than tripled in the UK, with experts urging pregnant women and children to get vaccinated. If you’ve had a cough that you just can’t seem to shake, you’re not alone. Cases of whooping cough - sometimes called the "100-day cough" - are on the rise in…#wales #ukhsa #nhs #hernia #oxfordvaccinegroup #universityofoxford #gayatriamirthalingam (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 31, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Africa: Alliance Introduces New Vaccine Programmes to Save More Lives and Support Child Health
[GAVI] Geneva -- Countries can now submit plans to introduce diphtheria, tetanus and pertussis (DTP)-containing vaccine boosters (DTP boosters) and the six-in-one hexavalent vaccine Gavi and partners are also working towards expanding the portfolio of offerings in 2024, including the hepatitis B birth dose and rabies vaccines Thabani Maphosa, Managing Director of Country Programmes Delivery, Gavi: "By continually expanding our vaccine portfolio, and targeting the children and communities most frequently left behind, we (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 5, 2023 Category: African Health Tags: Africa Children and Youth External Relations Health and Medicine International Organizations and Africa NGOs and Civil Society Source Type: news

Certain Scientists, Journals Pose'Potential Threats To Vaccine Confidence': CDC
Certain Scientists, Journals Pose 'Potential Threats To Vaccine Confidence': CDC Authored by Zachary Stieber via The Epoch Times (emphasis ours), Scientists and journals that conduct and publish certain research pose a problem for the federal government's vaccination campaigns that should be…#cdc #zacharystieber #epochtimes #atlanta #colinbernatzky #vladimiruversky #florida #modernacovid19 #malaria #pertussis (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 4, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Routine Vaccination Coverage - Worldwide, 2022
From 2021 to 2022, global coverage with the first dose of diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis-containing vaccine increased from 86% to 89%, and with the first dose of measles-containing vaccine from 81% to 84%, but neither returned to 2019 prepandemic coverage levels of 90% and 86%, respectively. (Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - October 26, 2023 Category: American Health Tags: MMWR Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report Source Type: news

Maternal Pertussis Vaccination Linked to Lower Infection Risk in Infants
TUESDAY, Oct. 10, 2023 -- Maternal pertussis vaccination is associated with a reduced risk for infection among infants through 8 months of age, according to a study published online Oct. 9 in Pediatrics. Annette K. Regan, Ph.D., from Curtin... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - October 10, 2023 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

How Many Diphtheria Vaccines are Currently Licensed in the US?
Discussion Diphtheria is caused by the toxin produced by Corynebacterium diphtheriae. Two other Corynebacterium species (C. ulcerans and C. pseudotuberculosis) may produce diphtheria toxin; both species are zoonotic. Diphtheria is spread by respiratory droplets and also contact with open ulcers or sores. Incubation period is 1-10 days with a usual period of 2-5 days. The bacteria attacks the respiratory tract mucosa causing cellular death which in turn causes a “pseudomembrane” of tissue to build up causing respiratory distress and possible death due to airway obstruction (5-10% for general population but up to...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - September 25, 2023 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Africa: Vaccine Hesitancy 'Widens Immunity Gaps, Increases Risk of Outbreaks'
[allAfrica] In 1999, Grade 5 brought for me a revelation like no other - vaccines! The idea that weak disease-causing organisms could transform our bodies into warriors against killer diseases was nothing short of miraculous. From the top of my head I remember that some of the killer diseases were polio, diptheria, measles, whooping cough, tetanus and tuberculosis. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 29, 2023 Category: African Health Tags: Africa Health and Medicine Science and Biotechnology Sustainable Development Source Type: news

FDA Approves the First RSV Vaccine for Pregnant Women
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today (Aug. 21) approved the first vaccine for respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) for pregnant women, which is designed to protect newborns from the infection. The shot becomes the second RSV vaccine, and third new intervention against the disease this year. In May, the FDA approved the Abrysvo vaccine for preventing RSV in people 60 years and older. The same vaccine is now approved for pregnant people in their third trimester. And in July, the agency approved nirsevimab, an antibody-based injection that protects babies immediately after birth from RSV. [time-brightcove not-tgx=&...
Source: TIME: Health - August 21, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized Vaccines Source Type: news

Africa: Rwanda Among Countries With Best Vaccine Coverage - New Research
[New Times] Rwanda is one of the African countries with the best coverage for the Diphtheria, Tetanus, and Pertussis vaccine (DPT), new research data shows. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 19, 2023 Category: African Health Tags: Africa Health and Medicine Source Type: news

Rwanda: Why Rwanda Leads Africa in Vaccine Coverage
[New Times] Rwanda is one of the African countries with the best coverage for the Diphtheria, Tetanus, and Pertussis vaccine (DPT) vaccine, a new report by the World Health Organisation and UNICEF showed on Tuesday, July 18. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 19, 2023 Category: African Health Tags: Central Africa East Africa Health and Medicine Rwanda Source Type: news

Whooping cough still spreading as southern Alberta outbreak grows
Dozens more cases of pertussis, also known as whooping cough, have been identified as an outbreak in southern Alberta shows no signs of letting up. And sporadic cases of the highly contagious disease, which can be prevented through vaccination, are popping up elsewhere in the province. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - July 13, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Calgary Source Type: news