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February 20, 2020
In rough US flu season for kids, vaccine working OK so far
It may end up being a bad flu season for kids, but early signs suggest the vaccine is working OK. The vaccine has been more ...
December 05, 2019
Vaccine group announces creation of Ebola vaccine stockpile
The vaccine alliance GAVI announced Thursday it would invest $178 million to create a global stockpile of about 500,000 Ebola ...
November 25, 2019
More polio cases now caused by vaccine than by wild virus
Four African countries have reported new cases of polio linked to the oral vaccine, as global health numbers show there are ...
November 14, 2019
German lawmakers approve compulsory measles vaccine plan
Germany's parliament has passed a law requiring that children who attend school or daycare must be vaccinated for measles.
October 31, 2019
Measles saps kids' ability to fight other germs
Measles has a stealth side effect: New research shows it erases much of the immune system's memory of how to fight other ...
October 23, 2019
UN says 1st local polio case found in Zambia since 1995
The World Health Organization says Zambia has reported its first local case of polio since 1995, in a 2-year-old boy ...
October 18, 2019
UN says Ebola in Congo still qualifies as global emergency
The World Health Organization says the ongoing Ebola outbreak in Congo still warrants being classified as a global emergency, ...
October 15, 2019
3 economists who study poverty win Nobel Prize
Two researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a third from Harvard University won the 2019 Nobel Prize ...
September 23, 2019
2nd Ebola vaccine to be used in Congo, as UN efforts slammed
The World Health Organization on Monday announced Congo will start using a second experimental Ebola vaccine, as efforts to ...
August 29, 2019
'Dramatic resurgence' of measles seen in Europe, WHO reports
The World Health Organization says there has been a "dramatic resurgence" of measles in Europe, in part fueled by vaccine ...
August 23, 2019
UN: Possible to eradicate malaria, but probably not soon
The World Health Organization says it's theoretically possible to wipe out malaria, but probably not with the imperfect ...
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