Latest Vaccine Stories
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.
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.
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 a little real-world science into it, a zombie virus looks a little less far-fetched, and perhaps a little more realistic.
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.
Three young patients from South Sudan in East-Central Africa who had been previously immunized with oral polio vaccine have been found to have suspected cases of wild poliovirus type 1.
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.
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.
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...
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...
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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