Whooping cough has turned up in North America after decades of near absence. Caused by the Bordetella pertussis bacterium, whooping cough is emerging from the shadows in response to a fateful switch of vaccines embraced in the 1990s, just when it seemed the disease was licked. 968 more words
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Following a segment of her daily show Katie that called the HPV vaccine “controversial,” Katie Couric, journalist and host, defended — and acknowledged problems with — her coverage. 299 more words
A recently-approved meningitis vaccine became available at Princeton University on Monday, as officials sought to contain the meningitis outbreak on the New Jersey campus.
Students can receive meningitis B vaccine Bexsero beginning Monday, Novartis spokeswoman Liz Power said. 110 more words
Federal health officials have approved a meningitis vaccine previously unavailable in the United States to contain an outbreak at Princeton University.
Bexsero, a vaccine approved in Australia and Europe, fights off strain B of the disease. 94 more words