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An article from FierceVaccines
August 22, 2013 - Sanofi delays return of vaccines after testing 'anomaly'   August 22, 2013 -- Sanofi's vaccine manufacturing plants have had a rocky 18 months, with warning letters, recalls and shortages marring 2012. Next month was supposed...
An article from The New York Times
August 22, 2013 - Africa and Pakistan Face Polio Outbreaks, in Blow to Global Fight   August 22, 2013 -- The global effort to eradicate polio, a disease that has been on the brink of extinction for years, is facing serious setbacks on two...
An article from Vaccine News Daily
August 22, 2013 - Scientists find study method for Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever virus   August 22, 2013 -- Scientists from the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston recently discovered a way to observe ticks that carry the Crimean-...
An interview from Scientific American
August 22, 2013 - Does Israel’s New Polio Outbreak Threaten Global Eradication Efforts?   August 22, 2013 -- Public health advocates have long set their sights on wiping out polio worldwide, but recent resurgences of the pernicious disease raise...
An article from FierceVaccines
August 22, 2013 - GSK-backed study links flu vaccine to lower risk of heart attack   August 22, 2013 -- With flu vaccines arriving in pharmacies and National Immunization Awareness Month well under way, the benefits of vaccines have been well...
An article from the Express Tribune
August 21, 2013 - Polio virus in FATA: 14 suspected cases in a day set alarm bells ringing   August 21, 2013 -- In a serious setback to the government’s efforts to eradicate poliovirus from the country, 14 suspected cases were reported in North...
An article from Vaccine News Daily
August 21, 2013 - China holds meeting of Forum on China-Africa Cooperation health ministers   August 21, 2013 -- China held the first-ever meeting on Friday of the health ministers of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation, an initiative to help...
An article from the Times of India
August 21, 2013 - Alarming 80% rise in dengue cases this year   August 21, 2013 -- Dengue cases have risen alarmingly across the country this year, with data showing an 80% rise in the disease till July 31 as compared to the same period last year...
A post from Impatient Optimists
August 21, 2013 - After 40 Years, a Rotavirus Vaccine for Newborns Is in Sight   August 21, 2013 -- The clinic is buzzing with mothers, babies and small children. The babies are weighed and measured, and given vitamins and vaccinations. Outside...
An article from FierceVaccines
August 21, 2013 - Improved vaccines mean flu immunization can start earlier   The waning efficacy of flu vaccines has traditionally forced people to choose immunization dates carefully. Receive the vaccine too soon and you risk being unprotected...
An article from Vaccine News Daily
August 21, 2013 - Measles alert issued in Texas   August 21, 2013 -- The Texas Department of State Health Services issued a health alert on Friday for the measles. The alert comes after six confirmed cases of measles were discovered in the past...
An article from the New York Times
August 21, 2013 - Mystery Virus That’s Killed 47 Is Tied to Bats in Saudi Arabia   Health officials confirmed Wednesday that bats in Saudi Arabia were the source of the mysterious virus that has sickened 96 people in the Middle East, killing 47 of...
A news release from the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME)
August 21, 2013 - Growing share of HIV/AIDS burden shifts to changing group of regions   August 21, 2013 -- Despite years of strong progress, burden of AIDS growing in the Caribbean and Southeast Asia and still significant in Eastern, Central, and...
An article from Radio Free Europe
August 20, 2013 - Tajik Border With Afghan Province Closed After Cholera Report   August 20, 2013 -- Tajikistan has temporarily closed the border it shares with Afghanistan's province of Badakhshan amid reports of a cholera outbreak there. A...
An article from AllAfrica.com
August 20, 2013 - Kenya On Major Polio Alert   August 20, 2013 -- Kenya has launched polio vaccination campaigns in 22 districts around the country after a young man in the Dadaab refugee camp complex died from the virus last month, Kenya's Daily...
An article from IRINnews.org
August 20, 2013 - More work needed in Myanmar on drug-resistant TB   August 20, 2013 -- Struggling to breathe, Burmese migrant Tun Aung Kyaw sits up slowly in bed for a routine check-up at a Thai tuberculosis (TB) clinic along the 1,800km Thai-...
An article from Vaccine News Daily
August 19, 2013 - Researchers find mechanism viruses use to shut down the body’s defenses   August 19, 2013 -- Researchers from the Salk Institute announced on Wednesday that they have discovered the mechanism viruses like West Nile and dengue use...
An article from Vaccine News Daily
August 19, 2013 - MSF announces end of measles outbreak in Nigeria   August 19, 2013 -- Médecins Sans Frontières announced on Tuesday that a measles outbreak in Nigeria’s Katsina state is over after 28 weeks and more than 36,000 infections. MSF...
An article from FierceVaccines
August 19, 2013 - India to investigate safety of pentavalent vaccines   August 19, 2013 -- Intense scrutiny has accompanied the introduction of pentavalent vaccines throughout Asia. Sri Lanka, Bhutan and Vietnam temporarily suspended their use...
An article from the Times of Russia
August 19, 2013 - Cambodian boy dies from bird flu - WHO   August 19, 2013 -- A nine-year-old boy has died from bird flu in Cambodia, the 10th victim this year, the World Health Organisation said Monday, warning that the kingdom's deadliest...

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