Vaccines may prevent diarrhoea, malnutrition and stunting in kids

The World Health Organization is in the process of deciding how to prioritize vaccines for kids in low- and middle-income countries. In the middle of the 20th century, an estimated 4.5 million children under the age of five per year perished from diarrhoea. Although oral rehydration therapy saved lives, it does not stop infection. Millions […]

HIV vaccine shows promising outcomes in a clinical trial

A large team of researchers affiliated with a host of institutions across the U.S., working with two colleagues from Sweden, reports promising results in phase I clinical trial aimed at testing the efficacy and safety of an HIV vaccine. Medical researchers have been working for decades on developing an HIV vaccine, but unfortunately, they have […]

The effects of veterinary vaccines on human health

Veterinary vaccines are being used significantly more often to safeguard both the health of animals and the general public. The livestock and poultry sectors have had significant success with first-generation veterinary vaccinations, such as inactivated and live-attenuated vaccines. Animals on farms (livestock), in the wild, and as pets are all protected against deadly diseases by […]

65 years plus older adults need a stronger dose of flu shots

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), research has demonstrated Flublok Quadrivalent the following vaccines are potentially more effective than standard-dose vaccines for people ages 65 and older. Like standard-dose flu vaccines, these new flu shots are designed to protect against four of the more likely flu strains to spread this season. […]

Enterovirus may increase the risk of type 1 diabetes, according to an Australian study

Study adds to the growing body of evidence linking diabetes and enterovirus Enterovirus is a family of viruses that causes many of the upper respiratory symptoms that children face throughout the year. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that each year enteroviruses cause approximately 10 to 15 million infections each year. Enteroviruses circulate throughout communities […]

The universal flu vaccine can protect against variants of both influenza A and B viruses

The findings, published in the journal PLOS Pathogens. Viral variants occur when flu pathogens change their major surface hemagglutinin protein that binds to host receptor molecules. Continuous mutational changes in the flu hemagglutinin proteins cause the emergence of variants that have escaped the host immune system, leading to severe flu disease. Current influenza vaccines are based […]

New Tuberculosis vaccine passes an initial clinical trial

At least 20 million people worldwide suffer from tuberculosis, according to World Health Organization (WHO), with 10 million new cases every year and about 1.5 million deaths annually. No other infectious disease has killed more people than tuberculosis. Currently, only one vaccine is available to prevent severe courses: Bacillus Calmette Guérin (BCG). However, it is […]

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