Tag: "immunisation" at medical news
Immunisation is not linked to sudden infant death
The UK accelerated immunisation
programme and sudden infant death in infancy: case...S). However, a study in this week's BMJ finds that immunisation
is not linked to sudden unexpected death in infancy and may even protect against it. All sudden unex...
Successful measles vaccination feasible in low-income countries
... disease known to man. Globally, although national immunisation
programmes are estimated to prevent 80 million cas...ination strategies. In addition to routine measles immunisation
at nine months of age, these included nationwide catch-up campaigns among children aged 9 months to ...
Meningococcal C vaccine could increase relapse for children with kidney disease
...ldren under 18 years of age in the UK were offered immunisation
with the newly introduced meningococcal C conjugate vaccine (MCCV). Richard Trompeter from Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Trust, London, UK, and colleagues report how a 30% increase in relapse of nephrotic syndrome occurred after menin...
Call for increase in flu vaccination among young children
...is still much lower than it should be. Second, the immunisation
of infants aged 6-23 months and their close contacts should be encouraged as much as possible because of the substantially increased risk of influenza-related hospitalisations. Third, children with recurrent acute otitis media [middle-ear infection] ...
Hib infections on the rise in adults despite child vaccination programme
...'s BMJ. The Hib vaccine became part of the routine immunisation
programme for babies in 1992, cutting deaths from ... before to fight the infection. Monitoring the Hib immunisation
strategy quickly exposed trends and problems with the programme, say the authors, prompting swift co...
Britain should adopt universal hepatitis B immunisation
...s were considered paramount, a policy of selective immunisation
of high-risk groups, such as health care workers, ...n of hepatitis B an attractive strategy. Universal immunisation
has been adopted by over 150 countries, with evidence of effectiveness lasting more than 10 years in...
Direct payments to households in poor countries could improve maternal & child health
...antenatal care and well-child check-ups. Childhood immunisation
series could therefore be started more opportunely, and the coverage of growth monitoring was markedly increased. The transfer of resources to local health teams could not be implemented properly because of legal complications. Dr Morris comments: "W...
Influenza vaccination programmes for children in USA and Canada based on little evidence
...published in this week's issue of THE LANCET. Most immunisation
campaigns target people aged 65 years or older. The USA and Canada have recently started vaccinating children, including those aged 6 to 24 months, in the hope of reducing disease spread, admissions and visits to hospitals, deaths of elderly relative...