NHS conducts catch-up MMR immunization campaign in U.K.

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NIH study points to vaccine for RSV

A recent study revealed the vulnerable structure of the respiratory syncytial virus, a leading cause of hospitalizations in children under age one, and may give scientists clues to develop a vaccine. Read More »

New six-year plan looks to end polio by 2018

At the Global Vaccine Summit on April 25, the Global Polio Eradication Initiative announced recent pledges in support of a comprehensive six-year plan that hopes to end all types of polio by 2018. Read More »

New case of avian influenza confirmed

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Famine, drug shortage lead to TB problem in North Korea

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Researchers seek vaccine to fight schistosomiasis

Scientists with Cairo University in Egypt are testing combinations of immunizations in mice to determine the most effective vaccine antigen against schistosomiasis, a widespread parasitic disease, according to a recent study. Read More »

MSF report highlights malaria and malnutrition issues in Niger

Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières released a report on April 25 which showed an increase in children with malaria and malnutrition in Niger. Read More »

Rwanda first Sub-Saharan country to introduce measles-rubella vaccine

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Alwaleed Foundation donates $30 million to Gates Foundation for polio eradication

The Alwaleed Bin Talal Foundation-Global announced a memorandum of collaboration on Monday with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to strengthen the Global Polio Eradication Initiative. Read More »

Vaccine for cat allergies receives Phase II FDA approval

PURE Solutions NA, a developer of hypoallergenic technologies and products, announced on Monday that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration recently granted Phase II approval for a vaccine against cat allergies. Read More »

Jordan's Za'atari refugee camp center of UNICEF immunization campaign

A Za'atari refugee camp in Jordan is now hosting a mass immunization campaign led by UNICEF. Read More »

Vaccine derived from microalgal process shows influenza protection

Royal DSM, an international life and materials sciences company, announced Wednesday the results of a proof of concept study, which observed the efficacy of an influenza vaccine developed and produced by commercial microalgal platform systems. Read More »

Haiti introduces rotavirus vaccine into routine immunization program

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Malaria kills more than 1,500 African children per day

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PCAN urges lawmakers to expand access to vaccines

Pharmacy Choice and Access Now, a group of consumers, pharmacists and local businesses, urged Pennsylvania lawmakers on Thursday to expand access to vaccines. Read More »

FDA uses new method to detect counterfeit or sub-standard anti-malarial drugs

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced Wednesday that it will implement use of its Counterfeit Detection Device, called CD-3, against the prevalence of counterfeit or sub-standard anti-malarial drugs. Read More »