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An article from the Associated Press
July 31, 2013 - Taiwan Orders More Human Vaccine as Rabies Returns   July 31, 2013 -- Taiwan has ordered tens of thousands of vaccine doses to protect people against the island’s first rabies outbreak in more than 50 years. Health officials have...
An article from Angola Press
July 31, 2013 - WHO supports routine vaccination campaign with vaccinators' training   July 31, 2013 -- The World Health Organisation (WHO) has trained until now in  Luanda about 490 health professionals so as to guarantee the routine vaccination...
An article from Al Jazeera
July 31, 2013 - Honduras declares emergency over dengue fever   July 31, 2013 -- The government in Honduras has declared a state of emergency after a dengue fever outbreak that has left 16 people dead. Health Minister Salvador Pineda said on...
An editorial from the Florida Times-Union
July 31, 2013 - Doctors on Call: Vaccines have eliminated diseases -- but our kids still need to be immunized   July 31, 2013 -- Vaccines are victims of their own success. In the 1970s and 1980s, you could not walk into any children’s hospital in...
An article from Vaccine News Daily
July 31, 2013 - WHO updates MERS-CoV status   July 31, 2013 -- The World Health Organization announced on Monday that it has been informed of an additional case of Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus in Saudi Arabia. The additional...
An article from HispanicBusiness.com
July 31, 2013 - Building Vaccine Accountability in Wisconsin Immunization Registry (WIR©™) Systems with VTrckS July 31, 2013 -- In 2010, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) celebrated the new decade by introducing a next-...
An article from Vaccine News Daily
July 31, 2013 - Tick population growth causes problems   July 31, 2013 -- The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Tuesday that Lyme disease and other tick-borne illnesses are increasing due to a rise in the tick population. The...
An article from Foreign Policy
July 30, 2013 - EU Commissioner: Refugee Crisis 'Horrifying' as Public Health Deteriorates July 30, 2013 -- Update: Commissioner Georgieva's comments about cases of polio reappearing in Syria have been refuted by the World Health Organization,...
An article from PharmaTimes
July 30, 2013 - Pfizer splits itself in three   July 30, 2013 -- Pfizer has unveiled plans to internally carve up its business into three different sections, in a move designed maximise the value of its entire portfolio. The drug giant said that...
An article from The Atlantic
July 30, 2013 - The Airborne Infection That Beats Antibiotics: North Korea's Other Crisis   July 30, 2013 -- There's a crisis brewing in North Korea that has nothing to do with nuclear weapons or six-party talks. Tuberculosis has long been...
An article from PharmaTimes
July 30, 2013 - Pfizer fights back over price of vaccine for poor   July 30, 2013 -- Pfizer has responded to criticism over the prices it has agreed to supply its pneumococcal vaccine Prevenar 13 to the Global Alliance for Vaccines and...
An article from BioSpectrum Asia
July 30, 2013 - New Zealand goes all guns blazing on eHealth   July 30, 2013 -- Under New Zealand's proposed ehealth system, an individual’s health information is to be collected, stored and made accessible as and when needed by the health...
An article from Voice of America
July 30, 2013 - Somalia Polio Outbreak Places Ethiopia at Risk   July 30, 2013 -- Somalia’s Ministry of Health confirms there are now 94 cases of polio in south-central Somalia and the outbreak is showing no signs of slowing down. New cases of the...
An article from GMA News Online
July 30, 2013 - Pinoy scientists invent 'pregnancy test' for dengue   July 30, 2013 -- It's like a pregnancy test, only for dengue: just place a few drops of blood into a plastic wand, and see if you’re positive after 15 minutes. Like in your...
A chart from The Economist
July 29, 2013 - The other killer: Hepatitis kills more people than HIV in most countries   July 29, 2013 -- HIV/AIDS may be the world's best-known virus, the subject of marches, concerts and billions of dollars of aid. With good reason: it killed...
An article from Vaccine News Daily
July 29, 2013 - Scientists question origin of MERS-CoV   July 29, 2013 -- Scientists detected a very similar virus to the Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus in the feces of a South African bat pointing to possible African origins for the...
An article from Vaccine News Daily
July 29, 2013 - Hib vaccines shown to have big impact in developing countries   July 29, 2013 -- Researchers released data on Thursday that indicates Haemophilus influenzae type b is having a large impact in developing countries. The research,...
An article from The Miami Herald
July 29, 2013 - Pfizer sells key vaccine cheaply to poor countries   Read more here: http://www.miamiherald.com/2013/07/29/3528692/pfizer-sells-key-vaccinech... TRENTON, N.J. -- Drugmaker Pfizer Inc. has agreed to provide hundreds of millions...
An article from The Hindu
July 29, 2013 - Mumbai child becomes fourth Indian to get polio from vaccine   July 30, 2013 -- A nine-month-old boy from Navi Mumbai has tested positive for Vaccine- Derived Poliovirus (VDPV) type 2 and is now on ventilator at BJ Wadia Hospital...
An editorial from the Washington Post
July 29, 2013 - A setback on polio   July 29, 2013 -- Only A few months ago, there was great optimism that polio was on the verge of eradication. The world saw only 223 cases in 2012, the lowest level in history, and the Global Polio Eradication...

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