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A vaccine that could block mosquitoes from transmitting malaria

Is it possible to eradicate malaria?   It is a question with which many researchers have grappled, and many ideas have been proposed. The reason malaria has garnered so much attention is that it is one of the deadliest diseases, infecting 200 million people and killing more than 500,000 annually, with infants in Africa suffering the majority of fatalities.
  • Published in Health

CONGO | DRC may provide model for containing future Ebola outbreaks

When the Ebola virus struck West Africa in 2014, it resisted early attempts at control. It took more than two years to overcome, claiming more than 11,000 lives. Volunteers from the West who were infected were flown home and treated with experimental therapies, while those on the ground in Sierra Leone, Liberia and Guinea were treated in camps set up to deal with the disease.
  • Published in Health

Novel tool to may lead to Zika vaccines

Scientists have developed a way to replicate the Zika virus, stripping it of the genes that make the virus infectious, an advance that may lower the safety risk involved in working with it and pave the way for vaccine development.
  • Published in Health

Vaccines move to Ebola frontline

Two promising Ebola vaccines will soon be tried on the frontline of the epidemic in West Africa, the World Health Organization has announced.
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Human Trial for Ebola Vaccine to Begin

Against the background of some 1500 dead and 26-hundred persons infected by the deadly Ebola virus in West Africa, the first human trial for an investigational Ebola vaccine is set to begin this week.
  • Published in Health
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