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An article from Medical Xpress
September 16, 2013 - Many of us are infected with a virus we'll never clear. While we're healthy, it's nothing to worry about, but when our immune system is suppressed it could kill. To catch the herpes virus human cytomegalovirus (HCMV) you must...
An article from FierceVaccines
September 16, 2013 - The Texas whooping cough outbreak has increased awareness of suspected limitations of the current vaccine and the risks of refusing to get immunized. Yet outright refusal of all vaccines is relatively rare, with more parents...
An article from the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA)
September 16, 2013 - Dao* writhes in pain as his worried family waits for doctors in an overcrowded hospital in Vientiane, the capital of Lao PDR. Dao is suffering from dengue, a tropical disease which is spread by the bite of the Aedes aegypti...
An article from the Hindustan Times (India)
September 16, 2013 - At least 114 children were hospitalised in Hooghly district after they were mistakenly given Hepatitis B vaccine orally instead of pulse polio drops. Six persons were suspended for the the lapse that triggered protests with...
An article from the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB)
September 16, 2013 - The Dominican Republic’s Ministry of Public Health and Social Assistance will receive a loan for $146 million from the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) to fund a program to strengthen health services management. The...
An article from USA Today
September 16, 2013 - Ten years ago, the nation's only licensed anthrax vaccine looked to be on the way out, plagued by concerns over its side effects, cost and a dosing schedule some thought too long to be effective in a bioterror attack. Military...
An article from The Guardian (UK)
September 14, 2013 - Since April 2012, 108 cases of a new virus have been reported in humans, resulting in 50 deaths. Middle East respiratory syndrome (Mers) is in the same family as Sars (severe acute respiratory syndrome) and the common cold (...
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...
A report from the US CDC's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR)
September 13, 2013 - Measles is a highly contagious, acute viral illness that can lead to complications and death. Although measles elimination (i.e., interruption of continuous transmission lasting ≥12 months) was declared in the United States in...
An article from CNN Health
September 13, 2013 - This year is on track to be the worst for measles in more than a decade, according to new numbers released Thursday by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. And people who refuse to vaccinate their children are...
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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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...

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