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2013-10-07 09:29:14

Although they are at higher risk for cervical cancer, girls from low-income families are less likely to receive the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine that prevents it, and the reasons they are not fully vaccinated differ depending on whether their parents are English-speaking or Spanish-speaking, suggests research being presented at IDWeek 2013™. In the study, Spanish-speaking parents whose daughters were not fully vaccinated said their providers either did not encourage the vaccine or...

Norovirus Vaccine Trial Shows Promising Results
2013-10-05 05:27:14

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online An experimental norovirus vaccine has been found to reduce the main symptoms of the gastrointestinal infection by more than half, according to research presented this week at the IDWeek 2013 infectious diseases conference in San Francisco. The investigational vaccine, which reportedly appears to be generally well tolerated and effective against the most common strain of the RNA virus, has been found to reduce vomiting and/or...

Scientists Discuss The Reality Of A Zombie Apocalypse: Exclusive
2013-10-31 11:25:44

[ Watch the Video: Microbiologists Discuss The Chances For A Zombie Apocalypse ] Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Hollywood has amplified the idea of a zombie apocalypse for a long time, and the stories have grown increasingly popular in pop culture, particularly due to TV shows like 'The Walking Dead' and movies like 'World War Z.' However, when you take science fiction out of the equation and add real-world science into it, a zombie virus looks a little less...

2013-10-02 10:52:14

TAU research recommends that pediatricians respect parents' rights to make the case for immunization Controversy about the risks of measles, mumps, and rubella vaccines has been rumbling in the United States for years — and now it's Israel's turn. After finding traces of the polio virus in sewage, Israel's Ministry of Health launched a national vaccination campaign that reached more than half a million children. Surprisingly, dissenting voices flooded social media and the mainstream...

Wild Poliovirus Outbreak in Horn of Africa, Neighboring Countries Continues Grasp
2013-10-02 09:48:51

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Three young patients from South Sudan in East-Central Africa who had been previously immunized with oral polio vaccine (OPV) have been found to have suspected cases of wild poliovirus type 1 (WPV1). The three patients are girls, two of whom are about two years of age and one is eight years old. The girls had developed paralysis sometime between Aug 15 and Aug 24. Genetic sequencing is ongoing to provide a final confirmation of the...

Whooping Cough Outbreak The Result Of Refusal To Vaccinate
2013-10-01 05:04:10

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Parents’ refusal to have their children vaccinated against whooping cough may have contributed to the 2010 pertussis outbreak in California, according to research published in the October issue of the journal Pediatrics. According to Dr. Saad Omer of the Emory University School of Public Health and his colleagues, vaccine refusal was one of the factors that led to the state’s largest whooping cough outbreak since 1947. Over...

2013-09-24 10:47:36

Researchers from the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine and Boston University, in collaboration with the American Academy of Allergy Asthma and Immunology (AAAAI), have found evidence of the H1N1 influenza vaccine's safety during pregnancy. The national study, which was launched shortly after the H1N1 influenza outbreak of 2009, is summarized in two companion papers published online on September 19 in the journal Vaccine. "The overall results of the study were quite...


Latest Vaccine Reference Libraries

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2011-03-04 17:38:30

Yellow fever is an acute viral hemorrhagic disease with a 40 to 50 nm enveloped RNA virus with positive sense of the Flaviviridae family. It is transmitted by the bite of female mosquitoes and is found in tropical and subtropical areas in South America and Africa, but not in Asia. Primates and a few kinds of mosquitoes are the only known hosts. The origin of the disease is most likely Africa. From there it was introduced to South America through the slave trade in the 16th century. There...

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2011-02-23 21:28:34

A virus is a small infectious agent that replicates inside the living cells of organisms. It is a small infectious agent that can replicate only inside the living cells of organisms. Most are too small to be seen by anything but a microscope and they infect all organisms from animals to plants to bacteria. The first one discovered was the tobacco virus in 1898. Since then around 5,000 viruses have been described in detail although there are millions of different types. They are found in...

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2011-01-12 16:40:04

Foot-and-mouth disease, FMD, is sometimes fatal and is highly contagious for cloven-hoofed animals. Along with hooved animals hedgehogs and elephants are susceptible to the disease as well. Llama and alpaca can develop mild symptoms but are resistant to the disease and don't pass it to other species. Mice, rats, and chickens have been infected artificially in a lab but it is not believed they can contract the disease under natural conditions. Humans can spread the disease by carrying the...

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