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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 Xinhua News Agency
July 28, 2013 - [Hepatitis B] Vaccination for newborns in W. Pacific region up 85 pct: WHO   MANILA -- July 28, 2013 -- The Western Pacific Region achieved an 85 percent increase in vaccination against hepatitis B infections for newborns and a 90...
An article from 9 News Sydney
July 28, 2013 - Calls to make Hep B vaccine more available   July 28, 2013 -- When Nafisa Yussuf was overcome with exhaustion and loss of appetite, she thought it was just the stress of doing her final high school exams. It was not until a few...
An article from The Guardian
July 28, 2013 - Getting hepatitis on the policy agenda in Asia   July 28, 2013 -- For health ministries trying to tackle hepatitis, the advice is: know your epidemic, get government on board to find a solution, educate the population and have the...
An article from Vaccine News Daily
July 26, 2013 - New detection method for TB provides faster results   July 26, 2013 -- A new test, Xpert MTB/RIF, was shown to detect nearly two-thirds of tuberculosis cases identified by current culture tests within a 24-hour period, giving...
An article from The Nation
July 26, 2013 - Aregbesola launches [pentavalent] vaccine to save 300,000 children annually   July 26, 2013--The governor of Osun State, Nigeria, said that a newly-introduced pentavalent vaccine would save 300,000 children from vaccine-preventable...
An article from the International Business Times
July 26, 2013 - Saudi Arabia’s Mecca Slashes Allowed Pilgrim Numbers Due to MERS-CoV Virus Threat   July 26, 2013 -- Saudi Arabia's Mecca, the country's holiest city being the home of Mohammed and site of pilgrimage and travel for millions of...
An article from the Sudan Tribune
July 26, 2013 - Vaccination campaign in SPLM-N held areas could go ahead in October: UN July 26, 2013--The UN says it is ready to carry out a polio vaccination campaign in rebel-controlled areas in Sudan’s South Kordofan and Blue Nile states...
An article from Vaccine News Daily
July 26, 2013 - MadgeTech releases new system to monitor vaccine temperature   July 26, 2013 -- MadgeTech, Inc., a Warner, New Hampshire-based data logging solutions company, announced the shipment on Wednesday of its Vaccine Temperature...
An article from the Wall Street Journal
July 25, 2013 - First lots of 2013-2014 seasonal influenza vaccine released for U.S. distribution   July 25, 2013--Sanofi Pasteur today announced that the first lots of its Fluzone® influenza virus vaccine for the 2013-2014 season have been...
An article from the BBC
July 25, 2013 - Plague-infected squirrel shuts Los Angeles park   July 25, 2013--During a routine check of a national forest in California, a squirrel was found to be infected with plauge. This prompted officials to shut down the Angeles National...
An article from Reuters
July 25, 2013 - Israel's SciVac eyes global expansion of 3G hepatitis B vaccine   July 25, 2013--SciVac, an Israeli pharmaceutical company, has applied to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for distribution of its hepatitis B vaccine in the...
An article from The Economic Times
July 25, 2013 - Zydus partners with US-based IDRI for Kala-Azar vaccine   July 25, 2013--Indian drugmaker Zydus Cadila has entered into a partnership with the Infectious Disease Research Institute (IDRI), an American non-profit organization, to...
An article from The Los Angeles Times
July 25, 2013 - HPV vaccination rate stalls. 'We're dropping the ball,' CDC says July 25, 2013--This week the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced a press briefing that they were not reaching enough U.S. teenagers with the three...
An article from The Hindu
July 24, 2013 - IT tool developed to curb dengue, malaria   July 24, 2013--A unique IT tool, which uses a cluster technique in data mining, the Self Oragnizing Map (SOM), has been developed to control and reduce the outbreak of mosquito-borne...
An article from The New York Times
July 24, 2013 - Whooping Cough Vaccine Lags in Efficacy   July 24, 2013--The New York Times reports on a recent study in The BMJ which examined the effectiveness of the Tdap vaccine in California between 2010 and 2011. The results of the study...
An article from The Star
July 24, 2013 - Only half of young men open to getting HPV vaccine: Cost of vaccine, knowledge about shot, and fear of needles contribute to reluctance.   July 24, 2013--The Star reports on the results of new research from a University...
An article from Voice of America
July 24, 2013 - Zambia Launches HPV Vaccination Program   July 24, 2013--Zambia continues a roll out of an HPV vaccination program which began in May at selected primary schools in the country. The intention is to immunize school girls between the...
An article from the Philadelphia Media Network
July 24, 2013 - Vaccines: Not just for children, adults need them, too July 24, 2013--The Vice President of the Institute for Safe Medication Practices (ISMP), Judy Smeltzer, RN, discusses the importance of vaccination for adults as well as...

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