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37 min ago | KTVU Oakland

Martinez family copes with whooping cough despite vaccinations

A Martinez family was shocked to get the news that their two young children tested positive for pertussis, commonly called whooping cough, despite having been vaccinated and receiving booster shots.


Related Topix: Health, Martinez, CA, Contra Costa County, CA, Family, Kids

Thu Apr 24, 2014

Infection Control Today

Scripps Research Institute Scientists Find New Point of Attack on HIV for Vaccine Development

A team led by scientists at the Scripps Research Institute working with the International AIDS Vaccine Initiative has discovered a new vulnerable site on the HIV virus.


Related Topix: HIV/AIDS, Health, Scripps Research Institute, Technical Services, Immunology, Biology, Science


Christian Organization Delivers Life-Saving Vaccines

April 24-30 is World Immunization Week . While it is estimated that vaccinations save the lives of 2.5 million children every year, another 1.5 million children die each year from diseases that can be prevented with vaccines.


Related Topix: Health, World News, Uganda, Africa, Medicine, Influenza


Measles off to a fast start, as cases trend up

Health officials are worried about recent U.S. measles outbreaks that so far have caused more illnesses than at the same point of any year since 1996.


Related Topix: Epidemic, Natural Disasters, Infectious Diseases, Medicine, Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Nursing

A Measles Outbreak In The Philippines Travels To The U.S.

There today, here tomorrow: A mother holds her child for a measles vaccination in Manila, Philippines, in January.


Related Topix: Health, Philippines, World News, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Control Group, Medicine, Infectious Diseases


Cause Celeb: Amanda Peet Wants All Children to Have a Shot at Life by Getting Vaccinated

She had already received two of the three shots necessary to be fully immunized from this potentially fatal respiratory illness, which strikes 10,000 to 40,000 adults and children in the United States each year.


Related Topix: Health, 2012, Amanda Peet, Mumps

Lexington Herald-Leader

Roger Guffey: Bogus study, science illiteracy fuel dangerous fear of vaccines

One of my favorite quotes from Mark Twain succinctly summarizes the gullibility of the masses extremely well: "A lie can travel halfway around the world while the truth is still putting on its shoes."


Related Topix: Health, Mumps, Autism

Jerusalem Post

95% of Israeli children get their recommended vaccinations

To mark World Immunization Week, Health Ministry publishes stats showing country's immunization baskets are among the broadest in world.


Related Topix: Health, Medicine, Influenza, Chickenpox, Hepatitis

Vancouver Sun

B.C. flu season marked first firing of hospital worker for refusing vaccine or mask

The wrecking ball has destroyed many of the city's older homes in recent years, victims of the overheated development and real estate markets.


Related Topix: Health, Medicine, Influenza

Wed Apr 23, 2014


California city sees spike in whooping cough cases

A Southern California city has seen a spike in reported whooping cough cases so far this year, with the number of infections nearly tripling compared to all of last year, possibly due to a less potent vaccine or lower vaccination rates, officials said on Wednesday.


Related Topix: Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

The New Zealand Herald

WHO hits back at anti-vacciners

The World Health Organisation has hit back against vaccine deniers who claim that immunisation is pointless, risky and the body is better off fighting disease unaided.


Related Topix: Health

Alicia Silverstone Parenting Book: No Vaccinations

Hollywood star Alicia Silverstone, most famous for her role in 1995's Clueless , has now released a parenting book , titled The Kind Mama .


Related Topix: Health, Short, Comedy Movies, Clueless, Celebrities, Family, Parenting, Alicia Silverstone, Life, Food, Vegan

The Daily Beast

Colorado's Anti-Anti-Vaxxer BillBy Kent Sepkowitz

With increasing concern over the re-appearance of measles and mumps, a Colorado bill would make it harder for parents to say no to vaccines.


Related Topix: Health, Mumps, Family, Kids

Utah's horse world - Equine illnesses, vaccinations and advice

With springtime upon us, Utah horse owners are more frequently heading to shows and events, races and trail rides.


Medical Daily

Bill Gates Believes In Vaccines, Billionaire's Tweet Supports...

"I couldn't agree more: Vaccines are one of the cheapest ways to save lives," Bill Gates tweeted Tuesday along with a graphic provided by UNICEF .


Related Topix: Bill Gates, Health, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Charitable Organizations

B.C. health care worker fired for refusing vaccination, mask

Health Minister Terry Lake says one health care worker was fired during the flu season for failing to follow new protocols that require staff to either get vaccinated or wear a mask when treating patients.


Related Topix: Health, Medicine, Influenza

CBC News

B.C. health worker fired for not getting flu vaccine

A B.C. provincial government policy requires health care workers in the province to get a flu shot or wear a mask while caring for patients during flu season.


Related Topix: Health, Medicine, Influenza, Canada

Los Angeles Times

More San Diego County kindergartners are missing vaccinations

SAN DIEGO -- The percentage of parents opting for the "personal belief exemption" to avoid vaccinations for their children in kindergarten has tripled in a decade, county health officials said Wednesday.


Related Topix: Health, San Diego County, CA, Chickenpox


New Flu-Vaccination Program Targets School Attendance

A new study out Wednesday shows there were 2.4 million absences from school last year in Central Texas, costing local districts a total of $91 million in lost revenue from the state.


Related Topix: Health, Family, Kids, Education Etc., Medicine, Influenza, Manor, TX, Pflugerville, TX

Science, Industry and Business

Impact of whooping cough vaccination revealed

The most comprehensive study to date of the family of bacteria that causes whooping cough points to more effective vaccine strategies and reveals surprising findings about the bacteria's origin and evolution.


Related Topix: Health, Genetics, Medicine