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Sep 04, 2012

Sep 04, 2012

WHO takes aim at dengue in strategy document

(CIDRAP News) – Saying dengue virus infections and deaths have mushroomed in recent years, the World Health Organization (WHO) recently released a strategy report that sets a goal of cutting deaths in half and reducing cases by 25% over the next 8 years.

Sep 11, 2012

Sep 11, 2012

First dengue vaccine clinical trial finds low efficacy

(CIDRAP News) – A closely watched first clinical trial of a dengue vaccine showed disappointing efficacy results overall, researchers reported yesterday, but higher efficacy against certain strains.

Nov 09, 2012

Nov 09, 2012

Study shows modest benefits for malaria vaccine in infants

(CIDRAP News) – The latest trial of the world's first malaria vaccine showed it was only modestly beneficial in African infants, a somewhat disappointing finding after an earlier part of the study showed that it halved cases in older babies.

Nov 12, 2012

Nov 12, 2012

Yellow fever in Sudan's capital sparks concern

(CIDRAP News) – Sudan's health ministry recently announced that a yellow fever case has been detected in Khartoum, the first one reported in the country's capital in the wake of an outbreak in several regions of Darfur state, according to a media report yesterday.

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