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Jan 19, 2018

Jan 19, 2018

News Scan for Jan 19, 2018

HHS government shutdown plan
Saudi MERS
Mutated flu virus for vaccine
Yellow fever in Brazil
Polio in Afghanistan

Jul 31, 2013

Jul 31, 2013

News Scan for Jul 31, 2013

MERS questionnaire
Honduras dengue emergency
Polio vaccination killing
Restaurant outbreak guidance
Approval path for antibiotics

May 17, 2011

May 17, 2011

WHA hears push for bold vaccine leadership, innovations

(CIDRAP News) – During the second day of the World Health Assembly (WHA), Microsoft chairman Bill Gates urged delegates to commit their leadership and resources to vaccines, and members heard updates on radiation issues in Japan and plans for World Health Organization (WHO) reforms.

The 64th session of the WHO opened in Geneva yesterday and meets through May 24. The WHA, the WHO's decision-making group, is made up of delegates from 193 countries.

Nov 01, 2007

Nov 01, 2007

THE PANDEMIC VACCINE PUZZLE Part 6: Looking to novel vaccine technologies

Editor's note: This is the sixth in a seven-part series investigating the prospects for development of vaccines to head off the threat of an influenza pandemic posed by the H5N1 avian influenza virus. The series puts promising advances in vaccine technology in perspective by illuminating the formidable barriers to producing large amounts of an effective and widely usable vaccine in a short time.

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