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Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Vaccine Success Holds Hope For End To Deadly Scourge Of Ebola

A recent trial in Guinea found an Ebola vaccine to have been 100 percent effective.

July 31, 2015

Meninigitis Survivor Urges Wider Use Of Lifesaving Vaccine

“People don’t know there’s a vaccine and that they should be vaccinating their kids.”

June 23, 2015
Photo: Vials of measles, mumps and rubella vaccine are displayed on a counter at a Walgreens Pharmacy on January 26, 2015 in Mill Valley, California (AFP/Justin Sullivan)

California’s Measles Outbreak Is Over, But Vaccine Fight Continues

Legislation in Sacramento intended to induce more parents to get their children the measles vaccine and other shots stalled this week amid an outcry from anti-immunization forces who said the government should not tell parents what to do.

April 18, 2015

Top 7 Vaccines: Essential For Adults — And Vital To Public Health

If you think immunization shots are just for kids, think again.

December 9, 2014

Galveston Lab Works To Stop Ebola Virus In Its Tracks

By Seema Yasmin, The Dallas Morning News GALVESTON, Texas — In a laboratory on Galveston Island, Tom Geisbert is working overtime. The pressure is on as the biggest Ebola epidemic in history creeps across West Africa, jumping over borders and permeating cells. The virus has killed more than 1,350 people. For Geisbert, three decades of […]

August 22, 2014

Massive Blast Of Measles Vaccine Wipes Out Cancer

By Dan Browning, Star Tribune (Minneapolis) MINNEAPOLIS — Stacy Erholtz was out of conventional treatment options for blood cancer last June when she underwent an experimental trial at the Mayo Clinic that injected her with enough measles vaccine to inoculate 10 million people. The 50-year-old Pequot Lakes mother is now part of medical history. The cancer, […]

May 15, 2014

World Health Organization Seeks Better TB Diagnosis, Treatment

By John Zarocostas, McClatchy Washington Bureau GENEVA — The World Health Organization is calling on the international community to step up its efforts to diagnose and treat tuberculosis, noting that one-third of the 9 million people who fall ill with TB each year receive no treatment. “Reach the 3 million” is the slogan of this […]

March 24, 2014