Health workers in Liberia at the height of the 2014-2016 Ebola outbreak.
Four new Ebola treatments are being tried out in the DRC.
A health worker prepares to administer the experimental Ebola vaccine in north-western DRC.
The new Ebola vaccine is yet to be licensed but evidence shows that it protects against the strain of the virus.
Farm workers are susceptible to Q fever.
Q fever explained.
Ebola is a dreadful disease and is one of the deadliest infections known to medical science.
Instability in the DRC and Ebola's deadly properties is making it hard to contain the virus.
High magnification view of mosquito pupae and larvae underwater.
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Researchers have tried unsuccessfully for decades to develop a malaria vaccine. Now a new approach, showing promise in mice, suggests it is possible to block mosquitoes from spreading the disease.
Scientists analysing data at the South-South Malaria Research Partnership project laboratory in Kenya.
Progress in malaria control has stalled. Research towards an effective vaccine is underway.
New review finds that over 150 papers strongly support the view that herpes simplex plays a role in Alzheimer’s disease.
Ebola vaccination team member administering Ebola vaccine in Beni, North Kivu, DRC.
UNICEF/MARK NAFTALIN HANDOUT
The Democratic Republic of the Congo has been hit with another Ebola outbreak. This may be the test case for how to deal with future outbreaks.
What will it take to finish polio off in the last three countries where it persists?
AP Photo/B.K. Bangash
Pakistan had only eight new diagnoses of polio in 2017. The virus' days look numbered – but health workers have their work cut out for them to eradicate the devastating disease once and for all.
Could the yearly flu shot become a thing of the past?
AP Photo/Darron Cummings, File
Flu virus mutates so quickly that one year's vaccine won't work on the next year's common strains. But rational design – a new way to create vaccines – might pave the way for more lasting solutions.
Why so-called 'Aussie flu' probably isn't from Australia and other things you need to know about the latest influenza outbreak.
Children aged under two are at increased risk of meningococcal disease.
Meningococcal is a rare but very serious infection that can lead to blood poisoning and brain infection. But no single vaccine protects against all the strains.
‘The Plantation,’ oil on wood, ca. 1825.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Slaves were involved in medical experimentation in the 1700s – both as sources of knowledge and as nonconsenting participants.
People reject science such as that about climate change and vaccines, but readily believe scientists about solar eclipses, like this one reflected on the sunglasses of a man dangerously watching in Nicosia, Cyprus, in a 2015 file photo.
(AP Photo/Petros Karadjias)
People universally believe scientists' solar eclipse calendars, but vaccine warnings or climate predictions are forms of science that strangely do not enjoy equivalent acceptance.
To tackle diseases like meningitis, African governments must find fresh ways to fight for lower cost vaccines.
One Nation senator Pauline Hanson told Insiders: ‘You can have a test on your child first’ before vaccinating.
Speaking on the ABC program Insiders, One Nation leader Pauline Hanson suggested there are tests available to see if children will have an adverse reaction to vaccinations. We asked three experts.
What if it wasn’t back to the drawing board every year for a new flu shot?
Flu virus mutates so quickly that one year's vaccine won't work on the next year's common strains. But a new way to create vaccines, called 'rational design,' might pave the way for more lasting solutions.
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Universal flu vaccines have reached the stage where they are no longer just a 'hopeful hypothesis'.
Easy to transport and store, skin patches could soon replace needles for vaccination.
Postage-stamp sized patches that target vaccines to the immune system are now in clinical trials.
Your child will receive a meningococcus vaccine, but it doesn’t cover all the subtypes.
Stories of meningococcal outbreaks tell us it's that season again. But what is meningococcal, why does it occur in seasons, and why does it strike fear into the hearts of so many?