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Nigeria’s medical community is mourning the death of public health physician and university administrator, Emeritus Professor Umaru Shehu.
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Millions of high-risk older Australians aren’t getting recommended vaccinations against COVID, the flu, pneumococcal disease and shingles.
Currently we see more than 600,000 deaths from this mosquito-borne disease each year. This new vaccine – the second approved to treat malaria – could change things.
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In this episode of The Conversation Weekly, we hear from the scientists behind a new malaria vaccine developed by the University of Oxford.
Chlamydia is devastating for koalas, but the vaccine to prevent infection requires a booster shot. Recapturing the animals for their booster shot is costly and stresses them, but there’s a solution.
Cholera, Le Petite Journal (1912).
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No matter how much we believe our knowledge and our technological capabilities have evolved, pandemics prove we are still at the mercy of the natural world.
As COVID finds its equilibrium, infection rates will rise and fall, influenced by seasons, school holidays and new subvariants. Managing the risk is complex and needs to be cost effective.
Getting vaccinated is the best way to protect against diphtheria.
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Seven children at a nursery in Stoke-on-Trent have caught measles. But other parts of the UK are at risk too.
Projections from the UKHSA suggest London could see a measles outbreak totalling 40,000 to 160,000 cases at current vaccination levels.
Extensive evidence shows COVID-19 vaccinations in pregnancy are safe, when given at any time during the pregnancy.
COVID-19 vaccination has been shown to be safe in pregnancy, and protects both the mother and infant from severe disease. It’s now also clear that infants’ antibody protection continues after birth.
A member of the Syria Immunization Team holding cholera vaccinations.
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The aim of vaccination is to prevent infection. In addition, vaccination is intended to reduce the risk of severe illness.
Widespread vaccination of children would likely avert thousands of cases of long COVID in the UK.
A person wearing a protective face mask looks at a street mural during the COVID-19 pandemic in Edmonton Alta, in April 2020.
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The only way an Alberta COVID-19 committee can meaningfully determine how public policy should be made is if it tackles head-on the question of how to measure the psychological impacts of policy.
Cases of the flu and COVID are set to rise over winter, with many people looking to get vaccinated against both viruses.
More than 70 per cent of the world’s population has received at least one COVID-19 vaccination.
New analysis answers questions about the ongoing effectiveness of COVID vaccines: How well they protect against infection, hospitalization and death months after initial doses or after a booster shot.
Vaccines help protect farm animals from various diseases.
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While mRNA vaccines are designed to last longer in the body than mRNA molecules typically would, they are also tested to ensure they are eliminated from livestock long before milking or slaughter.
Involving young patients and their parents or caregivers can help bring new research evidence into clinics.
Three factors that can speed up adoption of clinical research discoveries are context, tailoring resources and efficient knowledge sharing.
As people flock back to offices and pack public transport, we’re seeing more cases of the flu than in recent years. The flu shot isn’t perfect but it cuts your chance of being hospitalised.
The long-awaited vaccine is a necessary tool in the fight against the most common respiratory viruses.
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The newly approved RSV vaccine could be rolled out by fall 2023, in time for the typical winter surge in RSV infections.