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Study: 1 in 7 Children of Zika-Infected Moms have Problems (AP News)

Post Date: 08/10/2018

One out of every seven babies born to U.S. mothers who were infected with Zika during pregnancy developed some kind… [Read More]

Alarming Polio Outbreak Spreads in Congo, Threatening Global Eradication Efforts (Science Magazine)

Post Date: 07/11/2018

The recent high numbers of polio among children in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is highlighting the urgency to… [Read More]

Gone or Forgotten? The Rise and Fall of Zika Virus (The Lancet Public Health)

Post Date: 03/20/2018

Although the decline in reported cases of disease and congenital defects is a welcome sign, it should not be a… [Read More]

Diphtheria: What Exactly Is It… And Why Is It Back? (NPR)

Post Date: 12/16/2017

While diphtheria is widely forgotten due to the effectiveness of vaccinations, it is spreading quickly in places like Bangladesh and… [Read More]

Anti-Diphtheria Vaccination Drive Launched to Save Rohingya Children (Dhaka Tribune)

Post Date: 12/16/2017

A joint vaccination campaign against diphtheria and other preventable diseases has been launched in Cox’s Bazar for young Rohingya children… [Read More]

To Find an Effective Zika Vaccine, We Must Include Pregnant Women in the Trials (The Hill)

Post Date: 11/14/2017

It has long been the practice to exclude pregnant women from drug development and vaccine trials due to the nature… [Read More]

Typhoid Vaccine Set to have ‘Huge Impact’ (BBC News)

Post Date: 10/28/2017

With typhoid antibiotics resistance on the rise, a new vaccine could prevent up to 9-in-10 cases of typhoid fever, having… [Read More]

100 Women: Is Child Vaccination Boosted by Educating Mothers? (BBC News)

Post Date: 10/12/2017

In developing countries, research shows a strong link between the education of mothers and immunization of children against preventable diseases… [Read More]

Region of the Americas Eliminates Maternal and Neonatal Tetanus (UNICEF)

Post Date: 09/27/2017

The Region of the Americas has eliminated maternal and neonatal tetanus (MNT), a disease that used to be responsible for… [Read More]

Sierra Leone to Begin Cholera Vaccination Drive in Disaster-Affected Areas (WHO)

Post Date: 09/07/2017

In the wake of severe flooding and landslides in Sierra Leone, more than 1 million doses of cholera vaccines will… [Read More]