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Polio Outbreak In Middle East Imperils Europe

By | Thu, 11/07/2013 - 18:30

A public health official in Germany warns that the recent outbreak of polio in Syria (and detection of polio in Israeli sewers) places Europe in danger.

Somali boy receives a polio vaccination

Pakistan Polio Outbreak: 11 New Cases Reported

By | Fri, 10/18/2013 - 10:53

A Pakistan polio outbreak includes 11 new cases reported this past week. Health officials point to the Taliban vaccination ban.


Blast Against Polio Vaccination Workers Kills 2 And Wounds 12 in Pakistan

By | Wed, 10/09/2013 - 17:55

Health workers fighting polio on the front lines have recently become targets of attack in Pakistan.

Measles Vaccine Rate Rises In UK

MMR Vaccination Rate Rises In UK

By | Sat, 09/28/2013 - 15:11

The rate of MMR vaccine administration in the United Kingdom rose to the highest levels since its introduction, but still lags behind the 95 percent goal set by the World Health Organization.

Sequestration Forces U.S. Air Force To Cut Civilian Flu Shots

U.S. Air Force Cuts Civilian Flu Shots As Sequestration Squeezes Health Budget

By | Sat, 09/14/2013 - 17:53

The U.S. Air Force says it won't offer free flu vaccinations to its civilian workforce this year, as the service shifts budgetary priorities due to sequestration cuts.


Nanopatch For Immunization: Stamp-Sized Square To Replace Syringes For Pain-Free Vaccines [VIDEO]

By | Thu, 06/13/2013 - 11:24

By using new nanotechnology to develop a modern vaccine delivery method, the nanopatch seems like it will be the future, leaving syringes behind.

More Kids are Getting Whooping Cough as Their Parents Forgo Vaccines

More Kids Get Whooping Cough As Parents Forgo Vaccines

By | Tue, 06/04/2013 - 23:26

As more New York parents claimed religious exemptions from vaccinating their kids, more kids have contracted whooping cough.

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Measles Case In Rockland Related To Brooklyn Outbreak

By | Sat, 05/25/2013 - 11:50

The Rockland County Health Department warns people who may have been in the same grocery store as the infected individual that they may be at risk.

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New Lyme Disease Vaccine Promising In Clinical Trial

By | Fri, 05/10/2013 - 12:22

After GlaxoSmithKline removed its vaccine from the market in 2002, researchers are working hard on creating one that will protect against all strains of the bacteria.

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Cervical Cancer Vaccine Price Slashed For Developing Countries, Is It Enough?

By | Thu, 05/09/2013 - 11:45

A public-private partnership alliance has brokered a historic price reduction for HPV vaccines in poor countries.


Smallpox Vaccine Virus Sexually Transmitted by San Diego Men

By | Thu, 02/28/2013 - 20:37

San Diego men came down with the smallpox-related vaccinia virus after having sex with someone who received a government vaccine.

Vaccine Group Suspends Sierra Leone Support After Funds Misused

By | Sat, 12/22/2012 - 11:08

A vaccination provider set up with money from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has put on hold some $6 million earmarked for Sierra Leone after an audit showed misuse of previous funds.

A health worker marks the finger of a child after administering a polio vaccine at a polio booth in the northern Indian city of Chandigarh January 10, 2010.

UN Pulls Health Workers After Gunmen Kill 8 Over Polio Vaccinations in Pakistan

By | Wed, 12/19/2012 - 15:17

In an unprecedented string of attacks, eight female health workers have been killed by gunmen on motorcycles within 48 hours in Pakistan.

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Banning Thimerosal in Vaccines Will Hurt Public Health Efforts

By | Mon, 12/17/2012 - 11:32

A group of physicians and public health advocates argue that banning thimerosal, a mercury derivative, in vaccines could be a huge blow for vaccination efforts in low- and middle-income countries.


Everyone Should Get Their Flu Shot, Officials Urge

By | Fri, 09/28/2012 - 09:58

Officials on Thursday urged people to get their flu shot this year. Last year's flu was mild but experts say that flu is unpredictable and everybody needs to get their flu shot.