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Oct 18, 2013

Oct 18, 2013
Shanchol cholera vaccine

Cholera vaccine yields 5-year protection, finds acceptance

Study shows 65% efficacy against severe disease for 5 years, and another shows good acceptance.

Sep 11, 2013

Sep 11, 2013

News Scan for Sep 11, 2013

Cholera vaccination campaign
LA County flu rise
H1N1 vaccine uptake in poor

May 02, 2013

May 02, 2013

Study: Lab-made H5N1-H1N1 viruses spread in guinea pigs

(CIDRAP News) – Chinese scientists report that lab-generated hybrid viruses combining genes from avian H5N1 and pandemic 2009 H1N1 (pH1N1) influenza viruses can achieve airborne spread between guinea pigs, a finding that seems likely to renew the debate about the risks of creating novel viruses that might be able to spark a human pandemic.

Jan 16, 2013

Jan 16, 2013

WHO sees major progress in battling neglected tropical diseases

(CIDRAP News) – The world has made "unprecedented" progress in the last few years in the battle against neglected tropical diseases (NTDs), with two maladies targeted for eradication within the next 7 years, the World Health Organization (WHO) said in a report released today.

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