Infographic: Preventing a Swine Pandemic
Infographic: Preventing a Swine Pandemic
With millions of pigs killed due to a major outbreak of African swine fever virus in Asia, researchers have intensified efforts to find a vaccine quickly.
Infographic: Preventing a Swine Pandemic
Infographic: Preventing a Swine Pandemic

With millions of pigs killed due to a major outbreak of African swine fever virus in Asia, researchers have intensified efforts to find a vaccine quickly.

With millions of pigs killed due to a major outbreak of African swine fever virus in Asia, researchers have intensified efforts to find a vaccine quickly.

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Can a Vaccine Save the World’s Pigs from African Swine Fever?
Can a Vaccine Save the World’s Pigs from African Swine Fever?
Katarina Zimmer | Jan 13, 2020
A devastating outbreak of the virus across East Asia has made the long-neglected pathogen a top research priority, but many challenges lie ahead.
New Oral Polio Vaccine to Bypass Key Clinical Trials
New Oral Polio Vaccine to Bypass Key Clinical Trials
Robert Fortner | Dec 17, 2019
Health officials are rushing a genetically engineered product into the field to counter uncontained outbreaks of vaccine-derived polio.
Polio Vaccination Causes More Infections than Wild Virus
Polio Vaccination Causes More Infections than Wild Virus
Jef Akst | Nov 25, 2019
In rare instances, the live virus in oral polio vaccines can mutate and become infectious, causing new outbreaks.
Ebola Vaccine Approved for Use in Europe
Ebola Vaccine Approved for Use in Europe
Jef Akst | Nov 11, 2019
Merck’s Ervebo gets its first regulatory greenlight. A decision from the US Food and Drug Administration is expected in the next few months.
Dengue Vaccine Trial Results Show Promise, with Caveats
Dengue Vaccine Trial Results Show Promise, with Caveats
Shawna Williams | Nov 8, 2019
TAK-003 appears to avoid the safety issues seen with an existing vaccine, but experts say a longer evaluation is needed.
Experimental TB Vaccine Partially Effective: Study
Experimental TB Vaccine Partially Effective: Study
Ashley Yeager | Oct 30, 2019
Tested in patients with the latent form of tuberculosis, the vaccine prevented the development of the active form of infection in 50 percent more individuals compared with unvaccinated patients.
Laskers Go to Immunologists, Developers of Breast Cancer Therapy
Laskers Go to Immunologists, Developers of Breast Cancer Therapy
Jef Akst | Sep 10, 2019
The 2019 Lasker medical and research awards celebrate advances in scientists’ understanding of T and B cells, Herceptin antibodies for treating breast cancer, and vaccine coverage around the globe.
Gut Microbes Boost Flu Vaccine’s Success: Clinical Trial
Gut Microbes Boost Flu Vaccine’s Success: Clinical Trial
Abby Olena | Sep 5, 2019
Antibiotics disrupt the immune response to the influenza vaccine in people who haven’t recently had exposure to the virus or immunization.
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.