Medications

Anthrax vaccine approval expanded

(HealthDay)—U.S. Food and Drug Administration approval for the BioThrax anthrax vaccine has been expanded to include adults aged 18 to 65 with known or suspected exposure, the agency said in a media release.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Emerging form of poliovirus threatens hopes for eradication

Polio is about to be eradicated. By 2018, if all goes according to the World Health Organization's plans, the last diagnosis of paralytic polio would mark the end of the devastating, potentially fatal illness.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Injected vaccine could help eradicate polio

Re-introducing a type of polio vaccine that fell out of favour in the 1960s could hasten eradication of the disease, according to new research.

Medications

Intranasal vaccine protects mice against West Nile infection

Researchers from Duke University have developed a nasal vaccine formulation that provides protective immunity against West Nile virus (WNV) infection in mice after only 2 doses. They present their findings at the 2014 American ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Study shows H1N1 microneedle vaccine protects better than injection

(Medical Xpress) -- A vaccine delivered to the skin using a microneedle patch gives better protection against the H1N1 influenza virus than a vaccine delivered through subcutaneous or intramuscular injection, researchers ...

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