Canadian Immunization Guide
... The goal of those concerned with immunization is the elimination of vaccinepreventable diseases. Eradication of smallpox has been achieved. Currently,
global efforts are directed at the eradication of polio and the elimination of
measles. Ongoing immunization programs with high vaccine coverage are
Green Book: Full - Department of Health
... are used to boost immunity and to provide longer-term protection. Inactivated
vaccines cannot cause the disease that they are designed to prevent.
Plain polysaccharide antigens do not stimulate the immune system as broadly
as protein antigens such as tetanus, diphtheria or influenza. Therefore, prot ...
IMOGAM Rabies Pasteurized
... contact with a bat where a bite, scratch, or saliva exposure into a wound or
mucous membrane cannot be ruled out. Since it is very difficult to ascertain
whether a bat bite has taken place, post-exposure prophylaxis is generally
C. Circumstances of exposure
Each incident requires fu ...
EUROLINE EBV Profile 2 (IgG/IgM)
... onto a protocol sheet using a flatbed scanner
(EUROBlotScanner) or photographed directly
in the incubation tray using a camera system
(EUROBlotCamera). EUROLineScan recognises the position of the strips, even if they have
been laid inexactly. It then identifies the bands
and measures their intensity ...
The Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS) Results Form
... No other symptoms reported. Member
denied, fever, dyspnea or any other S&S.
Denied any problems with first anthrax
dose. On exam several small bumps that
looked similar to heat rash were on
forearm. Vaccination site slightly pink.
Member first noticed rash after running on
16 May. Member worked in y ...
... new vaccines are approved for use, new vaccine combinations are developed and
additional data are available on the immunogenicity and efficacy of vaccines.
The objective of the Immunization Handbook 2012 is to provide updated clinical
guidelines for health professionals in Sri Lanka on the safest an ...
The Australian Immunisation Handbook 7th Edition
... a. Hepatitis B vaccine should be given to all infants at birth and should not be delayed beyond 7
days after birth. Infants whose mothers are hepatitis B surface antigen positive (HBsAg+ve)
should also be given hepatitis B immunoglobulin (HBIG) within 12 hours of birth.
b. When necessary the two pat ...
slma vaccines stan - The Sri Lanka Medical Association
... uses of scarce health care resources. Today, there are many under-used
and new vaccines available and we will have many newer vaccines in
the years to come. In the short to medium term, it is likely that these
vaccines probably will not cost the few cents per dose the traditional
vaccines do, at lea ...
The Canadian Pandemic Influenza Plan for the Health Sector
... The Canadian Pandemic Influenza Plan for the Health Sector maps out how the health sector can prepare
for and respond to pandemic influenza in Canada. It does so by outlining the actions that should be taken
during each pandemic phase and clarifying the roles and responsibilities of those who would ...
WHO Regional Office for Europe guidance for sentinel influenza
... provide a standard mechanism to monitor underlying risk conditions that are associated
with severe illness;
provide annual data to policy‐makers on the impact or burden of influenza; and
provide laboratory and epidemiological support for pandemic early warning systems
and general preparedness. ...
2013 Alternative vaccine delivery methods
... The stratum malpighii layer comprises the primary component
of the epidermis, and its dividing and growing keratinocytes
serve both a structural function—limiting the passage of water
Alternative vaccine delivery methods
... Other drawbacks of N-S include needlestick injuries to health
care workers,13,14 needle-phobia and discomfort for patients
facing increasingly crowded immunization schedules,15,16 and
the costs and complexity of safe disposal of sharps in the medical
waste stream.17 In the early 21st century, prepar ...
Medicines in Development for Infectious Diseases
... and families from preventable illness.
The prevention of disease has an enormous impact on the
health of individuals and communities overall, as well as a
substantial impact on the economy by reducing health care
costs and avoiding lost productivity. Preventative vaccines
are given to individuals, b ...
Final Program - International Conference on Emerging Infectious
... the emergence of a new severe respiratory disease—Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS),
global increases in antimicrobial resistance, and the continued expansion of infectious diseases
into new geographic areas. While substantial barriers persist, we have also seen remarkable
progress in controll ...
General Recommendations on Immunization
... combined in the same syringe). Simultaneously administering all vaccines for which a person is eligible is critical, including for
simultaneous administration increases the probability that a child will be fully immunized at the appropriate age. A study condu
that approximately one third of measles ...
ACIP Recommendations on Influenza Vaccination
... the use of influenza vaccine for the prevention and control of influenza (CDC. Prevention and control of influenza: recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices [ACIP]. MMWR 2009;58[No. RR-8] and CDC. Use of influenza
A (H1N1) 2009 monovalent vaccine—recommendations of the Adv ...
Rabavert PM - GSK Canada
... Bite: This is defined as any penetration of skin by teeth. Bites inflicted by most animals
are readily apparent. However, bites inflicted by bats to a sleeping person may not be
felt, and may leave no visible bite marks. Hence, when people are sleeping unattended in
a room where a bat is or was pre ...
PDF printable version of 3.3 Groups with special vaccination
... Vaccination of persons with a known egg allergy
A history of anaphylaxis or a serious allergic reaction to eggs has previously been considered an absolute
contraindication to influenza vaccination. However, there have now been a number of studies indicating that the
majority of pe ...
to the Ministry`s Pandemic Influenza Preparedness and
... The Trinidad and Tobago Pandemic Influenza Plan (the Plan) consists of an introduction
and a background section, followed by the preparedness, response and recovery sections,
which are consistent with the general principals of emergency response. Each section
aims to assist and facilitate appropriat ...
Hepatitis B Training for Patient Navigators/Health
... Since hepatitis B is transmitted through blood and body fluids, there are ways to help the prevention of the
hepatitis B infection. These include:
Avoid sharing personal items with people, such as razors, toothbrushes, earrings and nail clippers
Make sure that clean equipment is used for tattoos ...
News coverage on our infectious disease research
... Guinea and Liberia, but there had been no reported cases yet in Sierra Leone.
Around May 23rd, a woman who was having a miscarriage arrived at the hospital.
She tested negative for Lassa, but Khan suspected that she might have Ebola. As it
turned out, she had been at the funeral of a faith healer wh ...
BK Virus BK Virus, quantitative, plasma and urine
... develop BKV infection than those with lower titers, also supporting donor transmission (12,39). Injury is also believed to
contribute to reactivation. In a mouse polyomavirus model,
mechanical or chemical injury allowed for initiation of acute
infection and also reactivation of latent polyomavirus ( ...
Transmission and infection of H5N1
Transmission and infection of H5N1 from infected avian sources to humans has been a concern since the first documented case of human infection in 1997, due to the global spread of H5N1 that constitutes a pandemic threat.Infected birds pass on H5N1 through their saliva, nasal secretions, and feces. Other birds may pick up the virus through direct contact with these excretions or when they have contact with surfaces contaminated with this material. Because migratory birds are among the carriers of the H5N1 virus it may spread to all parts of the world. Past outbreaks of avian flu have often originated in crowded conditions in southeast and east Asia, where humans, pigs, and poultry live in close quarters. In these conditions a virus is more likely to mutate into a form that more easily infects humans. A few isolated cases of suspected human to human transmission exist, with the latest such case in June 2006 (among members of a family in Sumatra). No pandemic strain of H5N1 has yet been found.H5N1 vaccines for chickens exist and are sometimes used, although there are many difficulties, and it's difficult to decide whether it helps more or hurts more. H5N1 pre-pandemic vaccines exist in quantities sufficient to inoculate a few million people and might be useful for priming to ""boost the immune response to a different H5N1 vaccine tailor-made years later to thwart an emerging pandemic"". H5N1 pandemic vaccines and technologies to rapidly create them are in the H5N1 clinical trials stage but can not be verified as useful until after there exists a pandemic strain.