Some interesting vaccine research has been published recently, and on Sunday’s airing of the Outbreak News This Week Radio Show, two of those researchers joined me to talk about their work.

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During the first half, Mark K. Slifka, Ph.D., a professor at the Oregon National Primate Research Center at the Oregon Health & Science University discussed his paper in Clinical Infectious Diseases that recommends that the current adult vaccination schedule should be revisited, based on findings about the tetanus and diphtheria levels of immunity.

At the bottom of the hour, Dr Ted Ross, director of UGA’s Center for Vaccines and Immunology and Georgia Research Alliance Eminent Scholar in Infectious Diseases in the College of Veterinary Medicine, joined the show to talk about the development of a vaccine that protects against multiple strains of both seasonal and pandemic H1N1 influenza in mouse models. They published their findings recently in the Journal of Virology.

Listen to the podcast below:

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