Pertussis

PDI changes Sani-Cloth wipes

PDI changes Sani-Cloth wipes

PDI has announced changes to its Super Sani-Cloth® Germicidal Disposable Wipes Master Label, including EPA acceptance on kill claims for Bordetella pertussis, Enterobacter cloacae (NDM-1 Positive) and Klebsiella pneumoniae (KPC-2 positive, multi-drug and carbapenem resistant).

More effective shots created

More effective shots created

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New strains of genetically engineered bacteria may improve the efficacy of vaccines for diseases that include the flu and pertussis, University of Texas at Austin researchers say.

Take a shot

Take a shot

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I have two major deal-breakers for friends: If you have purchased a pet from a breeder, or if you are anti-vaccination, especially for your child, I am going to seriously re-evaluate the friendship.

With infection rates at 50-year high, whooping cough vaccine recommended for seniors

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Adults ages 65 and older are being urged with renewed emphasis to get the whooping cough (tetanus-diphtheria-acellular pertussis/Tdap) vaccine, according to a new study published Thursday.

FDA approves Boostrix to prevent three diseases in older people

FDA approves Boostrix to prevent three diseases in older people

The Food and Drug Administration has approved the Boostrix vaccine for the treatment of tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis (whooping cough) in people ages 65 and older. Boostrix is the first vaccine approved to prevent all three diseases in older people. "Pertussis is a highly contagious disease and outbreaks have occurred among the elderly in nursing homes and hospitals," said Karen Midthun, M.D., director of FDA's Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research

FDA approves DPT vaccine for seniors; shingles vaccine under-utilized

A new single-dose vaccine that prevents tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis (whooping cough) in those older than 65 has been approved, the Food and Drug Administration announced Friday.