By MARILYNN MARCHIONE (AP Medical Writer)
From Associated Press
October 15, 2009 7:08 PM EDT
Giving babies Tylenol to prevent fever when they get childhood vaccinations may backfire and make the shots a little less effective, surprising new research suggests.

It is the first major study to tie reduced immunity to the use of fever-lowering medicines. Although the effect was small and the vast majority of kids still got enough protection from vaccines, the results make “a compelling case” against routinely giving Tylenol right after vaccination, say doctors from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

They wrote an editorial accompanying the study, published in Friday’s issue of the British medical journal, Lancet.

The study only looked at preventive use of Tylenol – not whether it is OK to use after a fever develops.

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Canada
•  Manitobans can track school absenteeism on the web (Link)

Japan
•  8000+ new cases last week  (Link)

Mexico
•  Tamaulipas confirms 12 deaths from H1N1 to date (Link)

Nepal
•  Chitwan, Nepal – Three deaths, due to virus  (Link)
•  Swine flu appears among masses (Link)
•  5 killed, 5,000 suffering from viral fever in central Nepal  (Link)

Russia
•  Swine flu vaccine tests on Russian children delayed (Link)

Spain
•  Spain reports H7N1 in Domestic Poultry (Link) and (Link)

Taiwan
•  Baby girl caught H1N1 from her siblings, youngest hospitalized so far (Link)

Turkey
•  capital Ankara sees rise in H1N1 cases to 15  (Link)

United Kingdom
•  Scotland: Pregnant teen with swine flu dies (Link)
•  HPA weekly update  (Link)
•  Deaths reach 106, as another pregnant woman, 17, perishes  (Link)
•  2 more deaths in the West Midlands this past week  (Link)
•  Pregnant mom who survived ECMO treatment in Sweden has new healthy baby boy  (Link)

United States
•  Ice-T loses friend to swine flu (Link)
•  AZ: Arizona school has high absenteeism, H1N1 suspected  (Link)
•  AZ: County to sick workers: Stay home or risk firing  (Link)
•  CA: Swine flu spreading rapidly in California, health officials say  (Link)
•  CA: California deaths from confirmed H1N1 now totals 219, up 29  (Link)
•  CO: Annual “Stand Down” Helps More Than 130 Vets (Link)
•  DC Police Worried Over Swine Flu Shots (were they double dosed?) (Link)
•  GA: South Georgian dies of H1N1  (Link)
•  GA: Irwin man makes 32 H1N1 deaths in GA  (Link)
•  IL: H1N1 rumors in Adams County (Link)
•  IN: Spike in School Absences in South Adams schools (Link)
•  IN: woman, 40, died from H1N1 in Tippecanoe County (Link)
•  IN: state’s hospitals see increased absenteeism among HCWs, staffs  (Link)
•  MN: Flu Outbreaks in Minn. Schools Surge (Link)
•  MO: Missouri teen dies from likely H1N1 (Link)
•  NM: schools ‘definitely’ in upward trend for H1N1 & ILI in New Mexico  (Link)
•  OH:  The flu bug has bitten LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers (Link)
•  OH: H1N1 Pandemic Getting Worse in Ohio  (Link)
•  OR: Oregon Hospitalizations Spike to 128 from 48 in one week  (Link)
•  SC: local private school closed this week as 33% absent  (Link)
•  SD: Heading Off An Outbreak At Children’s Care  (Link)
•  TN: Three Adult Deaths from Flu in Hamilton County Since September 1st (Link)
•  UT: Utah reports 4th death since Sept (Link)
•  WA: 3 die of likely swine flu in Spokane  (Link)
•  WA: Seattle area- King County man, 20s, died Weds. from H1N1 (Link)
•  WA: Spokane announces 4 deaths, 1 more (Link)
•  WI: 1 Year Old Dies of Swine Flu (Wisconsin) (Link)
•  WI: State says H1N1 in 52 counties of Wisconsin now  (Link)

General
•  Medical Imaging Identifies Severe Case Of H1N1 And May Help Researchers Understand The Pathogenesis Of The Virus (Link)
•  New flu still raises questions among experts  (Link)

 

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