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Successfully treating rabies can be a race against the clock. Those who suffer a bite from a rabid animal have a brief window of time to seek medical help before the virus takes root in the central nervous...

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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Bexsero, a vaccine to prevent invasive meningococcal disease caused by Neisseria meningitidis serogroup B in individuals 10 through 25 years of age. Bexsero...

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GSK has announced that the first batch of its candidate Ebola vaccine is being shipped to west Africa and is expected to arrive in Liberia later today Friday 23 January. The shipment, containing an initial...

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Researchers used spatial analysis software and electronic medical records to identify clusters of underimmunization and vaccine refusal among Kaiser Permanente members in Northern California, according...

On the Sunday, Jan. 18 airing of the talk radio program dedicated to infectious diseases, Outbreak News This Week, host Robert Herriman spent the lion’s share of the hour talking to Paul A. Offit,...

The United States Congress designated January as Cervical Health Awareness Month. Of all cancers that affect women, cervical cancer is one of the most preventable. The human papillomavirus (HPV) causes...

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Just days after a joint committee in Kenya said the mass vaccination of tetanus is a safe program and should go on, the Kenya Conference of Catholic Bishops (KCCB) released a lengthy statement that concluded...

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Johnson & Johnson (NYSE: JNJ) is pleased to announce the formation of consortia with leading global research institutions and non-government organizations to work in conjunction with Janssen Pharmaceutical...

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A report published in the January 16 Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) estimates that getting a flu vaccine this season reduced a person’s risk of having to go to the doctor because of flu...

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Researchers at the University of Rochester Medical Center are testing a new oral vaccine to prevent infection with HIV, the virus that causes AIDS. The vaccine is unique because it is given as a pill,...