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Nanoparticle vaccine offers better protection: Particles that deliver vaccines directly to mucosal surfaces could defend against many infectious diseases

Many viruses and bacteria infect humans through mucosal surfaces, such as those in the lungs, gastrointestinal tract and reproductive tract. To help fight these pathogens, scientists are working on vaccines that can establish a front line of defense at mucosal surfaces.

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The sad story of a good vaccine

Lax monitoring, poor public engagement and inadequate training to vaccinators have dealt a serious blow to the crucial pentavalent immunisation programme.

The Pentavalent vaccine, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare’s latest addition to the immunisation programme, has run into a storm. The Supreme Court has sent a notice to the Ministry asking why the vaccine should not be banned in the country.

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Genomic test can distinguish between bacterial and viral infections

A blood test developed by Duke Medicine researchers was more than 90 percent accurate when distinguishing between viral and bacterial respiratory infections, according to a study published on Wednesday in Science Translational Medicine.

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New iPhone App Helps Parents Get the Right Vaccine Information

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 what we would do once I gave birth and my husband and I were responsible for meeting the baby’s daily needs.

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Vaccine market expands in China

Vaccine market expands in China

 

August 30, 2013 -- The 2012-2015 China Human Vaccine Industry Report was released on Tuesday and details how China’s economic growth and growing disease prevention awareness has given rise to a large vaccine market.

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Indonesia Launches Pentavalent Vaccine

Indonesia Launches Pentavalent Vaccine

 

August 24, 2013 -- In an attempt to reduce the children-under-five mortality rate and expand the coverage of the national vaccination program, the government has launched the pentavalent vaccine, a vaccine that combines five antigens -- Diphtheria (DPT), Pertussis, Tetanus, Hepatitis B (HB), and Haemophilus Influenzae type b (Hib) -- in one single shot for newborn babies.

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India to investigate safety of pentavalent vaccines

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 following adverse events. Now India is running a study to assess the safety of the vaccine.

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