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An article from Vaccine News Daily
September 13, 2013 - Undervaccination with the diphtheria, tetanus toxoids and acellular pertussis vaccine seems to be connected with a rise in pertussis risk in children, according to a recent study conducted by Kaiser Permanente. Jason Glanz, a...
An article from UNICEF's Newsline
September 13, 2013 - For a country that once made headlines for famine, poverty and war, Ethiopia is gaining a reputation as a development leader on the African continent. In just over 10 years, the country has slashed child mortality rates by...
An article from The Independent (UK)
September 12, 2013 - A vaccine designed to tackle SIV, the monkey equivalent of HIV, may have successfully cleared the virus from infected animals, paving the way for research into a HIV vaccine for humans.  It was previously thought that both the...
An article from Al Jazeera America
September 12, 2013 - Marty Baum, 59, dragged his feverish, achy bones out of bed on a hot, humid day in early September, lathered himself with mosquito repellent and attended a clean-water rally in central Florida. Most days, he prefers to be...
An article from IRINnews.org
September 12, 2013 - A new meningitis vaccine being rolled out in Chad has resulted in an astonishing 94 percent drop in the incidence of all types of the disease, according to a study being published this week in the Lancet. The study’s author,...
An article from Leadership (Nigeria)
September 12, 2013 - Kano State government, in collaboration with Journalist Against Polio (JAP) and the support from WHO, UNICEF and BMG Foundation, has pledged to work toward meeting the stipulated goal of interrupting polio in the state by...
An article from the Independent Online
September 12, 2013 - Thousands of babies and young children in the Western Cape are at risk of contracting serious contagious diseases as the provincial Department of Health ran out of some vaccines as far back as five months ago. Department...
An article from Science News
September 11, 2013 - A lethal parasite appears susceptible to an experimental vaccine that seizes upon the scourge’s apparatus for invading cells. Researchers prompted animals’ immune systems to destroy Leishmania protozoa by inducing mass-...
An article from SpyGhana.com
September 11, 2013 - Ghana’s ambition of attaining zero new Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) infections, discrimination, and Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS)-related deaths by 2015 is attainable. Dr Angela El-Adas, Director General of...
An article from FierceVaccines
September 11, 2013 - Pfizer ($PFE) is an unusual player in the vaccine space. It is the fourth biggest vaccine company by revenue, yet almost wholly reliant on one product--Prevnar 13. At a media event in New York this week, the company's top...
An article from Vaccine News Daily
September 11, 2013 - The Immunisation Advisory Centre announced on Monday that New Zealand, while closing equity gaps in immunization coverage, is falling behind other equivalent countries in new vaccine usage. The report comes as IMAC begins its...
An article from Medical Xpress
September 11, 2013 - A recently published paper by the Department of Immunodermatology at the Medical University of Vienna has unveiled a second-generation prophylactic HPV vaccine. In future, this will not only protect against the majority of...
An article from The Irrawaddy (Myanmar)
September 10, 2013 - Several months ago, health authorities warned that Burma could be facing a dengue fever epidemic. As the rainy season begins to wind down, officials say the number of dengue cases and related deaths have been lower than...
An article from The Hindu (India)
September 10, 2013 - WHO on Tuesday lauded India’s efforts in eradicating polio and said the country has not reported a single case of polio in the last 30 months. “You did it. For 30 months you have not got a single case of polio,” WHO Director...
An article from Forbes Magazine
September 10, 2013 - From North Texas back to Northern Europe: A measles outbreak that began at the end of May 2013 in the Netherlands continues, having hit 1,266 people and resulting in 90 cases of pneumonia, one case of encephalitis, and 82...
An article from Agence France-Presse
September 9, 2013 - South Africa's government has published a draft intellectual property policy with potential far-reaching effects for pharmaceutical patents, which rights groups hailed Monday as a move towards lower medicine costs. If accepted...
An article from Scientific American
September 9, 2013 - When I was pregnant with my daughter in 2007/2008, the anti-vaccine movement was strong and hadn’t been fully debunked. My daily – hourly – thoughts revolved around the fear of a C-section. I was also consumed with doubts as to...
An article from the journal Formulary
September 9, 2013 - In an effort to help facilitate accurate and uniform records of US vaccine usage, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and immunization community stakeholders are exploring the potential of 2-dimensional (2D)...
An article from Vaccine News Daily
September 9, 2013 - The Texas Department of State Health Services urged Texans to get vaccinated against pertussis on Tuesday after projections showed the number of cases could reach the state’s highest level in more than 50 years. The DSHS...
An article from The Independent (UK)
September 9, 2013 - Rabail Mehar was at work when she got the news. Four women, polio vaccination workers like her, had been shot dead at three locations in Karachi within the space of 20 minutes. A fifth female worker had been killed in Peshawar...

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