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Waning Protection from Vaccination Explains Rise in Mumps Cases
Catherine Offord | Mar 22, 2018
A study finds that the vaccine’s effects wear off as a person ages, suggesting a need for booster shots.
Recipients of Experimental Herpes Vaccine File Lawsuit
Catherine Offord | Mar 15, 2018
The suit claims that Rational Vaccines, the company of recently deceased researcher William Halford, violated US and international laws when it carried out the procedure.
Typhoid Outbreak in Pakistan Linked to Extensively Drug-Resistant Bacteria
Jim Daley | Feb 21, 2018
In January, health officials began an aggressive vaccination campaign to counter the spreading disease.
Flu and Whooping Cough Vaccines Don’t Harm Babies: Study
Kerry Grens | Feb 21, 2018
Infants whose moms received the shots when they were pregnant were no more at risk of dying or being hospitalized than other babies.
European Measles Cases Quadrupled in 2017
Shawna Williams | Feb 20, 2018
The increase is attributed to a drop in immunization rates.
CDC: Flu Vaccine 36 Percent Effective So Far
Catherine Offord | Feb 16, 2018
The vaccine shows better-than-expected effectiveness against the most common and most virulent strain of influenza in children under 9 years old.
Investigation Questions Transparency for Failed TB Vax
Jef Akst | Jan 11, 2018
inquiry finds that researchers presented only select results from animal experiments when applying for funding and approval for human trials.
Immunized Cows Produce Anti-HIV Antibodies
Jef Akst | Jul 20, 2017
Cows injected with a protein that mimics HIV’s envelope make broadly neutralizing antibodies that inhibit multiple strains of the virus.
Pathway to Polio Virulence Revealed
Ashley P. Taylor | Mar 23, 2017
Using epidemiological and laboratory data, scientists have mapped out a sequence of mutations through which the attenuated oral polio vaccine reverts to a virulent virus.
Researchers Call for Retraction of Paper that Questions HPV Vaccine
Jef Akst | Dec 23, 2016
Oncologists have raised concerns about a mouse study that suggests the vaccine for human papillomavirus could cause brain damage.