Louis Pasteur was a pioneer in chemistry, microbiology, immunology and vaccinology.
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On World Rabies Day – which is also the anniversary of French microbiologist Louis Pasteur’s death – a virologist reflects on the achievements of this visionary scientist.
Vaccinating at-risk groups is just one of the public health strategies many countries are using.
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Public health measures have played a big role in curbing the current outbreak.
It is safe to get the newly formulated COVID-19 booster shot and the flu shot at the same time.
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When COVID-19 and the flu co-infect, it’s ‘flurona.’ But such cases are rare, and there are effective ways to protect yourself from both viruses.
Routine immunisation has resulted in diseases like measles being drastically reduced.
The pandemic has disrupted national immunisation programmes. As a result, the African continent is seeing more outbreaks of vaccine preventable diseases.
In 1956, during the height of the polio epidemic in the U.S., health officials in Chicago offer polio shots at a public school.
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With poliovirus circulating in New York, health authorities worry that pockets of the county with low polio vaccination rates could give the virus a foothold.
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A malaria vaccine called R21 has shown up to 80% efficacy following a booster dose in young children.
Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, director general of the World Trade Organisation.
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Creating employment and fighting corruption are two of the subjects discussed in the wide ranging discussion.
Critical-care patients in the emergency polio ward at Haynes Memorial Hospital in Boston in August 1955.
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Health officials say the new case of polio in New York state and the presence of poliovirus in the municipal wastewater suggests that hundreds more could already be infected with the disease.
New boosters protect against the original COVID strain as well as Omicron. In future, we might see variant-proof vaccines or those delivered in the nose or mouth.
A dose of Imvanex vaccine used to protect against Monkeypox virus.
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Countries have to weigh up the cost of vaccinating everybody versus the cost of treating the disease.
The smallpox vaccine is currently being used to protect against monkeypox.
Chronic weaknesses in our global vaccine manufacturing and distribution systems may broadly be to blame.
The goal of the public health emergency declaration is to prevent the monkeypox virus from becoming a widespread threat to public health.
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Declaring monkeypox a national health emergency will allow the U.S. government to direct resources and funds where needed to help slow the spread of the virus.
The Jynneos monkeypox vaccine provides strong protection against infection but is in short supply.
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There are two approved monkeypox vaccines in the US. Both use a related poxvirus called vaccinia to produce an immune response that protects against smallpox and monkeypox.
An image of a mock gallows on the grounds of the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, is shown as the House select committee holds hearings in June 2022 into the attack.
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It’s easy to consider the erosion of democratic norms in the U.S. as purely political, but it poses serious risks to the country’s economic order. Is democracy in the gallows?
Monkeypox is from the same virus family as smallpox.
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How it spreads and how to protect yourself.
A health-care provider administers monkeypox vaccine at an outdoor walk-in clinic in Montréal, on July 23, 2022. It is crucial that people who have been exposed to monkeypox get vaccinated if they do not yet have symptoms, or isolate if they do have symptoms.
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To control monkeypox, there is a short window — weeks, not months — in which to vaccinate the most susceptible and to encourage and support self-isolation for those who have symptoms.
Polio is endemic only in Afghanistan and Pakistan in 2022.
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The oral polio vaccine – which is no longer given in the US – relies on a live but weakened virus that can actually be passed from person to person.
It’s natural to have questions about the risks and benefits of COVID vaccines in young children. Here’s what you need to know ahead of Australia’s rollout.
Only 15.8% of the population in low-income countries is double-dosed. Vaccine hoarding by high income countries is to blame.
Health Minister Mark Butler warns COVID wave will worsen
Michelle Grattan speaks with Health Minister Mark Butler about Australia's new COVID crisis and striking a new response