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Universal vaccine for the flu may be just around the corner

Influenza vaccines save lives over the years and prevent millions of additional people from getting sick from the flu. The CDC reported on Feb. 15 that the overall estimated effectiveness of the seasonal influenza vaccine was 47 percent, which means the vaccine cuts the...

source: By Lynn Hetzler
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A new drug for treating Alzheimer's disease has successfully passed the first phase of testing in humans. Preclinical studies had already shown that the drug could improve memory and other symptoms of Alzheimer's disease in older mice.

source: Medical News Today

Current vaccination policies may not be sufficient to achieve and maintain measles elimination and prevent future resurgence in Australia, Ireland, Italy, the UK and the U.S., according to a study published in the open access journal...

source: Biomed Central via Infection Control Today

The United Nations has set a goal of ending the global HIV/AIDS epidemic by 2030. The tide is slowly turning in southeastern Africa — which encompasses countries like South Africa, Mozambique, Lesotho and Botswana — and which remains the epicenter of the epidemic...

source: NPR

The next global pandemic is a matter of when, not if. Preparing for this inevitability requires that policy­makers understand not just the science of limiting dis­ease transmission or engineering a drug, but also the practical challenges of expanding a response...

source: Relief Web

After Miami-Dade county, Florida, was plunged into a panic by an outbreak of Zika in 2016, the county’s stepped-up battle against mosquitoes has succeeded in limiting the spread of the deadly virus. But as mosquito...

source: The Miami Herald

With 32 additional confirmed measles cases reported in the Brooklyn/Queens area of New York City, including the first cases reported in Jamaica and Flatbush, New York City health officials put the outbreak total at 498. The neighborhoods of Williamsburg, Borough Park, Sunset...

source: Outbreak News Today


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