vaccine

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Just the Vax Please: Mumps in the Era of Vaccination
May 8, 2014 | Jane Huston

When we hear the word mumps, we picture a young boy wearing wool trousers and suspenders with comically swollen cheeks, left behind while his family...

Just the Vax, Please: A Dengue Vaccine - This Time It’s Personal
Apr 7, 2014 | Robyn Correll Carlyle

Everything hurt. For the first time in my life, I could feel the tiny muscles behind my eyeballs. And they ached. It all ached. I had dengue fever...

Just the Vax, Please: Vaccines and Hospital Acquired Infections -- Using old techniques to address new issues
Mar 18, 2014 | Jane Huston

Like that sweet boy from 10th grade biology who always carried your books, antibiotics are being taken for granted. For decades, we have asked too...

Measles Reemerges in Vietnam
Feb 28, 2014 | Colleen Nguyen

After three years of relative quiet, measles has reemerged with vengeance in Vietnam. Since January 2014, an outbreak that has spread through twenty-...

H1N1 in Oregon
Jan 14, 2014 | Naomi Nkinsi

As the polar vortex continues to bring frigid temperatures to many parts of the northeast, increasing reports of flu-related hospitalizations in...

Just the Vax, Please: HPV Vaccination - Do the benefits outweigh the risks?
Jan 6, 2014 | Robyn Correll Carlyle

It happens often. I’m at a dinner party or book club meeting, and a new acquaintance asks me what I do. “I work in vaccine education,” I say. And...

Spotlight: Meningitis
Dec 3, 2013 | Lindsay Denny

With two concurrent university-based outbreaks, meningitis is all over the health news. But what exactly is meningitis and why are we so worried...

Just the Vax, Please: Flu shots are for everyone - not just you.
Dec 2, 2013 | Robyn Correll Carlyle

Two out of five. When public health officials make their rounds to encourage everyone six months of age and older to get the flu vaccine this year,...

Update on Meningitis at Princeton University
Nov 27, 2013 | Katharina Schwan

Since March of this year, New Jersey based Princeton University has been dealing with an onslaught of severe bacterial meningitis cases. Last week,...

Possible MERS-CoV Vaccine on the Horizon
Nov 22, 2013 | Jane Huston

On November 20, Inovio Pharmaceuticals, Inc. reported positive results in preclinical trials of the first DNA synthetic vaccine against the Middle...

Japanese Encephalitis Vaccine Prequalified by WHO
Oct 11, 2013 | Sheryl Gordon

In a momentous statement on October 9, the World Health Organization announced that it would add the SA 14-14-2 live, attenuated vaccine for Japanese...

Measles Outbreak in Texas
Sep 3, 2013 | Lindsay Denny

A televangelist Megachurch in Texas has been linked to an outbreak of measles. According to local health authorities, at least 21 cases have been...

New Malaria Vaccine Glitters; Is it Gold?
Aug 26, 2013 | Jason Hayes

According to a recent study published in Science magazine, the Maryland-based biotechnology firm Sanaria might have succeeded where many others have...

National Immunization Awareness Month: Immunizations Are Not Just For Kids
Aug 22, 2013 | Jane Huston

The need for immunizations doesn’t end with childhood. Each year, thousands of adults in the United States suffer serious health problems, are...

Polio Proliferates in Northern Nigerian States Borno and Yobe Despite Declining National Rates
Jun 27, 2013 | Steven Purcell

At least 26 new cases of wild polio virus have been detected in northern Nigeria. This statistic comes from a joint World Health Organization (WHO)...

Ongoing Struggle with Meningitis W135 in Chile
Jun 18, 2013 | Michael Close

On June 13, 2013, the Ministry of Health of Chile confirmed yet another case of Neisseria meningitidis serogroup W135 in a child from the...

A Rotavirus Vaccine for All
May 24, 2013 | Jason Hayes

Last week, Bill Gates, co-founder of both Microsoft and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, told the Washington Post that one of the most...

Measles Cases and Free Vaccines in North Carolina
Apr 25, 2013 | Anna Tomasulo

Los Angeles is not the only county offering free vaccines recently - Randolph County Health Department just announced that it is offering free...

Los Angeles to Give Free Meningitis Vaccines
Apr 19, 2013 | Lauren Edmundson

Officials in Los Angeles County have started offering the meningitis vaccine for free to low-income and uninsured people in response to recent cases...

New Research on HIV Antibodies: Is a Vaccine in Sight?
Apr 9, 2013 | Lauren Edmundson

Researchers are taking a new approach to combat HIV; rather than focus on the virus, scientists are now looking at patients for an answer....

Why 223 Cases of Polio Still Matter
Apr 3, 2013 | Anna Tomasulo

For many Americans, especially young adults, poliovirus not only has no relevance to their lives, they may not even be sure what it is or how it...

Measles Kills 400 People a Day—But Costs Less Than a Buck to Avoid
Apr 3, 2013 | Katharina Schwan

There’s a dangerous virus spreading through Europe, Africa, and North America. This virus can lead to serious complications such as permanent hearing...

New Malaria Drug: A Step Towards Eradication?
Mar 29, 2013 | Lauren Edmundson

Malaria prevention and eradication has long been a goal of health officials around the world. New research shows promise: a compound with the...

Meningitis Outbreak Prompts Change in Vaccine Recommendations
Mar 22, 2013 | Katharina Schwan

In 2012, the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) calculated a troubling statistic: the rate of invasive meningococcal...

U.S. Stockpile of Costly Smallpox Drug Deemed Unnecessary by Experts
Mar 15, 2013 | Lauren Edmundson

The U.S. government received its first shipment of an order of 2 million doses of smallpox medication last week. The government is stockpiling the...

Think This Year's Flu Was Bad? Next Year May Be Worse
Mar 13, 2013 | Anna Tomasulo

If there’s one virus outside of the common cold that most of us have had firsthand experience with, it’s clearly influenza. That alone makes it one...

Rubella Vaccine Campaign Ready to Launch in Rwanda
Mar 1, 2013 | Lauren Edmundson

Donors plan to launch a measles and rubella vaccine campaign in Rwanda after previous successes with the measles vaccine. This will be the first...

First New Tuberculosis Vaccine Trial in Nearly a Century Yields Disappointing Results
Feb 12, 2013 | Steven Purcell

The first major study in nearly a century intended to test a new tuberculosis vaccine in infants was ineffective. The ‘MVA85A’ vaccine had been the...

At Least Nine Polio Workers Killed in Nigeria
Feb 11, 2013 | David Scales

On Friday, Feb. 8, at least nine young women working on a polio vaccination campaign were targeted and killed by gunmen in two separate incidents in...

First Cases of Vaccine-Resistant Whooping Cough Found in United States
Feb 8, 2013 | Lauren Edmundson

In a letter to the editor published in the New England Journal of Medicine, doctors have identified twelve cases of pertussis that do not respond to...

HIV Vaccine Progress
Feb 1, 2013 | Yuki Ara

In a recent study published online by Immunity this January, researchers have been able to successfully isolate four antibodies against human...

A New Vaccine With Boutique-y Bacteria
Jan 25, 2013 | Jason Hayes

An article in this month’s issue of PNAS indicates that scientists successfully engineered a new tool that may change the way we design vaccines....

Poliovirus Found in Cairo, Egypt
Jan 22, 2013 | Anna Tomasulo

According to the WHO Eastern Mediterranean Regional Office, wild poliovirus has been detected from two Cairo sewage samples. The strain detected is...

Flu Widespread in 47 States
Jan 16, 2013 | Lauren Edmundson

According to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, every state except California, Mississippi, and Hawaii, is reporting an outbreak of...

Thimerosal To Return To Vaccines?
Dec 21, 2012 | Anna Tomasulo

In a press release from Dec. 17, the American Academy of Pediatrics endorsed the World Health Organization’s recommendation that thimersol, an...

Flu Season Hits Early This Year
Dec 5, 2012 | Jane Huston

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) revealed this week that the flu season has hit the United States early this year. In fact, it’s...

Prevent Flu This Season with Vaccines and Digital Tools
Oct 10, 2012 | Lauren Edmundson

With the start of October, flu season has arrived, and the CDC has recommended that everyone six months of age and older get a vaccine before...

Over 100 Egyptian Children Face Mumps Outbreak
Oct 1, 2012 | Lauren Edmundson

Over 100 children have been affected by a mumps outbreak in Marashda, Egypt, with 43 cases and 70 infections reported. Officials at the ministry of...

Dengue Vaccine Candidate Falls Short in Clinical Trial
Sep 14, 2012 | Robyn Correll Carlyle

The full results of a clinical trial testing a potential dengue vaccine were published Tuesday in the Lancet, in a study that both disappointed and...

Ethnic Disparities in Flu Vaccine Coverage
Sep 13, 2012 | Katharina Schwan

Vaccine uptake has been a front-page issue over the past year, given the epidemic levels of whooping cough in some U.S. states and the upsurge of...