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West African Leaders, NIH, Gather to Discuss Ebola Outbreak

Thomas Jefferson University’s Ebola vaccine is one of the front runners of those currently in development.

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‘Missouri Medicine’ Turns to SLU for Vaccine Research Insights

Internationally recognized for vaccine research, Saint Louis University faculty wrote about their efforts to protect people from infectious diseases in Missouri Medicine, which is the journal of the Missouri state medical society.

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Virginia Tech Scientists Reveal Cell Secret Potentially Useful for Vaccines

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Researchers open a new page in the immune system's playbook, discovering more chatter goes on among the body's infection fighters than was suspected.

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Mandatory Policy Boosts Flu Vaccination Rates Among Health Care Workers

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Hospitals can greatly improve their flu vaccination rate among health care workers by using a mandatory employee vaccination policy, according to a Henry Ford Health System study. Citing its own data, Henry Ford researchers say the health system achieved employee vaccination rates of 99 percent in the first two years of its mandatory policy, in which annual vaccination compliance is a condition of employment.

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A Vaccine for Ebola?

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To learn more about this outbreak and the creation of new human vaccines, Vermont Medicine, a publication of the University of Vermont College of Medicine, talked to infectious disease experts Beth Kirkpatrick, M.D., UVM Vaccine Testing Center director, and Kristen Pierce, M.D., who have led vaccine studies for such global pathogens as cholera, West Nile virus, dengue, typhoid fever and anthrax.

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Is the HPV Vaccine Necessary?

As the school year starts in full swing many parents wonder if their child should receive the HPV vaccine, which is recommend for girls ages 11-26 and boys 11-21. There are a lot of questions and controversy around this vaccine, but many pediatricians say it comes down to protecting people from a leading cause of death.

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A New Report Examines First Reported Spread of Vaccinia Virus Through Shaving After Contact Transmission

A 30-year-old unvaccinated male security forces student is the first reported case of spreading the smallpox vaccine virus (vaccinia) across his face by shaving after he had inadvertently acquired the virus during combative training at the largest U.S. Air Force training installation, according to a recently released health surveillance report.

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Back-to-School Physicals, the First Exam of the Academic Year

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Between buying new backpacks and pencils, sneakers and jeans, parents should start thinking about getting their children into the pediatrician for a back-to-school medical exam.

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When a Health Risk Is Close to Home, Health Care Professionals Base Their Positions on Vaccines on Their Own Emotions and Personal Experiences

On what health care professionals basing their decision, regarding vaccines?

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New Vaccine Shows Promise as Stronger Weapon Against Both Tuberculosis and Leprosy

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A variant of the century-old vaccine Bacille Calmette-Guerin is superior to BCG in protecting against tuberculosis in animal models, and also cross protects against leprosy. Boosting that variant with a protein found in both TB and leprosy provides considerably stronger protection against leprosy.

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