Haemophilus influenzae type b

Genomic test can distinguish between bacterial and viral infections

A blood test developed by Duke Medicine researchers was more than 90 percent accurate when distinguishing between viral and bacterial respiratory infections, according to a study published on Wednesday in Science Translational Medicine.

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New iPhone App Helps Parents Get the Right Vaccine Information

When I was pregnant with my daughter in 2007/2008, the anti-vaccine movement was strong and hadn’t been fully debunked. My daily – hourly – thoughts revolved around the fear of a C-section. I was also consumed with doubts as to what we would do once I gave birth and my husband and I were responsible for meeting the baby’s daily needs.

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Vaccine market expands in China

Vaccine market expands in China

 

August 30, 2013 -- The 2012-2015 China Human Vaccine Industry Report was released on Tuesday and details how China’s economic growth and growing disease prevention awareness has given rise to a large vaccine market.

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Indonesia Launches Pentavalent Vaccine

Indonesia Launches Pentavalent Vaccine

 

August 24, 2013 -- In an attempt to reduce the children-under-five mortality rate and expand the coverage of the national vaccination program, the government has launched the pentavalent vaccine, a vaccine that combines five antigens -- Diphtheria (DPT), Pertussis, Tetanus, Hepatitis B (HB), and Haemophilus Influenzae type b (Hib) -- in one single shot for newborn babies.

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India to investigate safety of pentavalent vaccines

India to investigate safety of pentavalent vaccines

 

August 19, 2013 -- Intense scrutiny has accompanied the introduction of pentavalent vaccines throughout Asia. Sri Lanka, Bhutan and Vietnam temporarily suspended their use following adverse events. Now India is running a study to assess the safety of the vaccine.

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Hib vaccines shown to have big impact in developing countries

Hib vaccines shown to have big impact in developing countries

 

July 29, 2013 -- Researchers released data on Thursday that indicates Haemophilus influenzae type b is having a large impact in developing countries.

The research, carried out by 115 researchers in seven different countries over an eight year period, showed that the Hib vaccine is having a large impact on countries in Asia and Eastern Europe.

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