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Who to vaccinate when flu season strikes

Immunizing children and the elderly, after the high-risk individuals, will have the greatest overall benefit when there are limited vaccine resources, saving both lives and money, according to a study published in PLOS Computational ...

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There's still time for your flu shot

(HealthDay)—Flu needn't spoil the start of the new year, say U.S. health officials who urge children and adults to get vaccinated.

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NIH launches early-stage yellow fever vaccine trial

The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), has begun an early-stage clinical trial of an investigational vaccine designed to protect against yellow ...

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A yellow fever epidemic: A new global health emergency?

Evidence is mounting that the current outbreak of yellow fever is becoming the latest global health emergency, say two Georgetown University professors who call on the World Health Organization to convene an emergency committee ...

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Computer model helps Benin vaccinate more kids at lower cost

The HERMES Logistics Modeling Team, consisting of researchers from Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center (PSC), the University of Pittsburgh School of Engineering and the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, have used ...

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African immunization systems fall short, experts say

In Africa, issues of vaccine supply, financing, and sustainability require urgent attention if the Millennium Development Goals are to be achieved, according to African experts writing in this week's PLOS Medicine.

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Just how severe is this flu season?

(HealthDay)—If the headlines are any indication, this year's flu season is turning out to be a whopper.

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Yellow fever kills 32 in Sudan's Darfur: ministry

Mosquito-born yellow fever has killed 32 people in Sudan's conflict-plagued Darfur region this month, the health ministry said in a statement obtained by AFP on Wednesday.

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