Editor's note: A correction was made in this story Nov 9 to note that the existing licensed anthrax vaccine contains the natural rather than recombinant form of anthrax protective antigen.
(CIDRAP News) Federal health officials today announced the award of an $877 million contract for 75 million doses of a new anthrax vaccine to protect the public and improve on the existing vaccine used by the military.
(CIDRAP News) Federal researchers report they have succeeded in infecting monkeys with fatal smallpox, creating the first animal model of the disease for use in testing vaccines and treatments for humans.
(CIDRAP News) US Army and private researchers have developed a powdered anthrax vaccine that looks promising in initial animal studies and could eliminate the need for needle injections, according to the American Chemical Society (ACS).
(CIDRAP News) – An experimental plague vaccine completely protected mice that were bitten by fleas carrying the plague pathogen, in a study that reproduced the natural transmission pathway for bubonic plague, according to the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease (NIAID).