Three years ago, health officials phasied out a problematic component of the polio vaccine used in developing countries, and introduced a version that they hoped would put the world on a better footing to eradicate the disease. Now, some health officials are weighing whether “the switch,” as the process was known, needs to be reversed because they fear the new vaccine heightens the risk of the disease spreading indevelopin nations.
The 10-day campaign in parts of Ebonyi, Benue , and Cross River States, seeks to vaccinate 1.6 million people to contain a yellow fever outbreak.
The US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued contract supports the continued supply of ACAM2000 (Smallpox (Vaccinia) Vaccine, Live) into the US Strategic National Stockpile.
The GEO-LM01 vaccine discussed in this paper provides two sources of viral antigens that mimic a natural viral infection promoting predominantly a balanced T cell response, which is critical for protection against Lassa virus infection.
Scientists have genetically manipulated a harmless form of E. coli to create a vaccine that protects against a hypervirulent form of Klebsiella pneumoniae in mice.
When current Ebola otbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) began a year ago, the global stockpile of a new, promising vaccine was 300,000 doses. But as the virus continues to spread geographically, the supply of the new vaccine is dwindling, and is expected to run out before the outbreak ends.
This report updates the 2010 recommendations from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) regarding prevention of Japanese encephalitis among US travelers and laboratory workers. The report summarizes the epidemiology of Japanese encephalitis, describes the US approved Japanese encephalitis vaccine, and provides recommendations for its use.
A mass vaccination of cattle is underway after an anthrax outbreak left one person dead in Kisumu, Kenya. County health officials are educating the public on the dangers of eating contaminated meat.
A new study conducted by the US Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) finds that Baloxavir showed broad spectrum in-vitro replication inhibition of four types of influenza viruses.
A team led by Case Western University School of Medicine demonstrated in mouse models that a “mechanism-based approach” to combination chemotherapy shows potential for treating multidrug-resistant Pseudomonas aeruginosa.