Posts Tagged ‘vaccinations’
The number of measles deaths decreased globally by 71% between 2000 and 2011. Over the same period, the number of new cases dropped by 58%, according to data released by the World Health Organisation (WHO) this week. This data, published in the CDC’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, shows results that are largely thanks to [...]
Scientists in South Korea have developed a laser-based vaccination system that fires compounds and drugs into the skin through microscopic jets. This could put an end to the traditional method of injecting the vaccine into the body through a syringe. This new method would be practically painless as it targets the epidermal layer of skin which [...]
Researchers at the Emory Vaccine Center have developed a method of scanning genes to determine whether someone will develop an immune response to a flu vaccine. The test is administered three days after the vaccination and is 90% accurate. It predicts the body’s response for up to a month after vaccination. “It often takes several [...]
Infants born to mothers who were vaccinated against influenza are half as likely to be hospitalized for flu than those of mothers not vaccinated, found a study by researchers at Wake Forest Baptist College. It was the first laboratory-based study to reach this conclusion. The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) currently recommends influenza vaccination [...]
The World Health Organization (WHO) released its latest Dengue Bulletin, a special issue devoted to 10 studies on the cost of dengue fever and various prevention strategies. In an age where many diseases are on the decline dengue continues to pose a serious health threat all over the world. In Brazil, for example, the number [...]
Recently several European countries have seen an increase in reported measle cases. Expats in these countries should check that their vaccinations are up to date. France has reported nearly 1,000 cases in January 2011 following on from more than 4,500 cases in 2010. Turkey has also reported an outbreak in Istanbul with Denmark, Germany and [...]
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