How Some Vaccines Protect Against More than Their Targets
How Some Vaccines Protect Against More than Their Targets
As researchers test existing vaccines for nonspecific protection against COVID-19, immunologists are working to understand how some inoculations protect against pathogens they weren’t designed to fend off.
How Some Vaccines Protect Against More than Their Targets
How Some Vaccines Protect Against More than Their Targets

As researchers test existing vaccines for nonspecific protection against COVID-19, immunologists are working to understand how some inoculations protect against pathogens they weren’t designed to fend off.

As researchers test existing vaccines for nonspecific protection against COVID-19, immunologists are working to understand how some inoculations protect against pathogens they weren’t designed to fend off.

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The Science News that Shaped 2019
The Science News that Shaped 2019
Kerry Grens | Dec 20, 2019
A T cell discovery, “hachimoji” DNA, a new species of human, and mounting fears of espionage rounded off the list this year.
50 Children Dead from Measles Outbreak in Samoa 
50 Children Dead from Measles Outbreak in Samoa 
Emily Makowski | Dec 2, 2019
The public health emergency has spurred a mass vaccination campaign.
Measles Leaves the Immune System Vulnerable to Other Diseases
Measles Leaves the Immune System Vulnerable to Other Diseases
Ruth Williams | Oct 31, 2019
Two studies present biological evidence that measles infections in unvaccinated children wipe out immune memories of other pathogens, putting the kids at risk of other deadly diseases.
Europe Had 90,000 Measles Cases in First Half of 2019
Europe Had 90,000 Measles Cases in First Half of 2019
Chia-Yi Hou | Aug 30, 2019
The number of measles cases this year is already more than all of the cases reported in 2018.
Vaccine Exemptions May Allow for Large Measles Outbreaks
Vaccine Exemptions May Allow for Large Measles Outbreaks
Abby Olena | Aug 21, 2019
Mathematical models reveal that current vaccination rates in Texas schools could pave the way for the virus to spread to hundreds of people.
Measles to Hit Chicago, Los Angeles, and Miami Next, Study Predicts
Measles to Hit Chicago, Los Angeles, and Miami Next, Study Predicts
Ashley P. Taylor | May 13, 2019
The forecast for upcoming outbreaks failed to foresee the cluster of infections currently affecting Brooklyn.
Two Los Angeles Universities Establish Measles Quarantine
Two Los Angeles Universities Establish Measles Quarantine
Ashley Yeager | Apr 26, 2019
Health officials have asked students and staff potentially exposed to the virus and who either have not been vaccinated or cannot verify immunity to stay home.
US Measles Cases Break Record Since Returning to Country
US Measles Cases Break Record Since Returning to Country
Catherine Offord | Apr 25, 2019
There are now more cases of measles in America than in any year since the disease was eradicated nearly 20 years ago.
US Measles Cases Continue to Climb Toward Record High
US Measles Cases Continue to Climb Toward Record High
Ashley Yeager | Apr 9, 2019
So far this year, 465 infections have been reported, with numbers approaching their highest since measles returned to the country.
In Three Months, US Measles Cases Surpass 2018 Numbers
In Three Months, US Measles Cases Surpass 2018 Numbers
Carolyn Wilke | Apr 2, 2019
Most people who contracted the disease were unvaccinated and some state legislatures are now considering whether to curtail nonmedical vaccine exemptions.
Measles Cases Rise in Outbreaks in Ukraine, Philippines
Measles Cases Rise in Outbreaks in Ukraine, Philippines
Kerry Grens | Feb 14, 2019
The World Health Organization reports that a number of countries are experiencing “sizeable” numbers of the infection due to a failure to vaccinate.
Measles Epidemic Rocks Madagascar
Measles Epidemic Rocks Madagascar
Jef Akst | Feb 7, 2019
The outbreak has infected 50,000 people and killed 300, most of them children, since cases began to crop up in October 2018.
Measles Outbreak Worsens in Washington State
Measles Outbreak Worsens in Washington State
Catherine Offord | Jan 28, 2019
Most of the 34 patients are under 10 years old, and almost all have been confirmed as unvaccinated against the virus.
New York Faces Worst Measles Outbreak in Decades
New York Faces Worst Measles Outbreak in Decades
Catherine Offord | Jan 10, 2019
In one county alone, more than 100 cases have been confirmed since October.
A Record Year for Measles Cases in Europe
A Record Year for Measles Cases in Europe
Shawna Williams | Aug 21, 2018
The WHO reports more than 41,000 cases in the region in the first half of 2018.
Measles Cases On the Rise in England
Measles Cases On the Rise in England
Jim Daley | May 11, 2018
The increase is associated with travel to Europe, where large outbreaks are occurring.
European Measles Cases Quadrupled in 2017
European Measles Cases Quadrupled in 2017
Shawna Williams | Feb 20, 2018
The increase is attributed to a drop in immunization rates.
Americas Declared Measles-Free
Americas Declared Measles-Free
Ben Andrew Henry | Sep 30, 2016
Health officials announce that measles is no longer endemic to any region in the Americas, thanks to widespread vaccination.
Driven to Extinction
Driven to Extinction
Jef Akst | Jul 1, 2015
The eradication of smallpox set the standard for the global elimination of a devastating infectious disease. Will the ongoing polio and guinea worm campaigns be as successful?