Brief fever common in kids given influenza, pneumococcal vaccines together

PUBLIC RELEASE DATE: 6-Jan-2014 – Parents should be made aware that their child might develop a fever following simultaneous influenza and pneumococcal vaccinations – children who received simultaneous influenza and pneumococcal vaccines, about a third (37.6 percent) had a fever of 100.4 F (38 C) or higher on the day of or day after vaccination,…

‘We’ve reached the end of antibiotics’: Top CDC expert declares that ‘miracle drugs’ that have saved millions are no match against ‘superbugs’ because people have overmedicated themselves

By  Snejana Farberov PUBLISHED: 00:30 EST, 26  October 2013 |  UPDATED: 01:17 EST, 26 October 2013     Health crisis: Dr Arjun Srinivasan, the associate  director of the CDC, told PBS’ Frontline that misuse and overuse of antibiotics  over the years have rendered them powerless to fight infections   A high-ranking official with the Centers…

Threatwatch: Disease may run amok while the CDC sleeps

  22:41 10 October 2013 by Debora MacKenzie For similar stories, visit the Epidemics and Pandemics and US national issues Topic Guides Threatwatch is your early warning system for global dangers, from nuclear peril to deadly viral outbreaks. Debora MacKenzie highlights the threats to civilisation – and suggests solutions “We are less safe.” So Tom…

Pesticides claim one life and sickens 129 others as people desperate to get rid of bed bugs use the outdoor toxins in their BEDROOMS

By  Daily Mail Reporter PUBLISHED: 20:58 EST, 28 November 2012 |  UPDATED: 20:58 EST, 28 November 2012   No one likes bed bugs. But in recent years as the infestation rate explodes people are increasingly poisoning themselves in an attempt to get rid of the unwelcome house guests. Over a 4 year period, 129 people…

Protection from Pertussis Vaccine, after the fifth dose wanes more than 40 percent each year

Protection Against Whooping Cough Waned During the Five Years After Fifth Dose of DTaP ScienceDaily (Sep. 12, 2012) — Protection against whooping cough (also called pertussis) waned during the five years after the fifth dose of the combined diphtheria, tetanus, acellular pertussis (DTaP) vaccine, according to researchers from the Kaiser Permanente Vaccine Study Center. The…

Pneumococcal disease rates down significantly post-vaccine: But One of the non-vaccine strains, 19A showed an increase of 264%

Contact: Jim Sliwa jsliwa@asmusa.org 202-942-9297 American Society for Microbiology Pneumococcal disease rates down significantly post-vaccine Since the approval of a vaccine against pneumococcal bacteria for young children in 2000, rates of invasive pneumococcal disease (IPD) are down significantly in all age groups, while rates of IPD caused by non-vaccine strains are modestly on the rise. …

Influenza Vaccine Failure among Highly Vaccinated Military Personal, No protection against Pandemic Strains.

Introduction Following the 2009 influenza A/H1N1 (pH1N1) pandemic, both seasonal and pH1N1 viruses circulated in the US during the 2010–2011 influenza season; influenza vaccine effectiveness (VE) may vary between live attenuated (LAIV) and trivalent inactivated (TIV) vaccines as well as by virus subtype. Materials and Methods Vaccine type and virus subtype-specific VE were determined for…