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Getting A Flu Shot: No Guarantee It Will Work

Getting A Flu Shot: No Guarantee It Will Work

Like a lot of people, in January when I suddenly developed a high fever (101 F), body aches, fatigue, nasal congestion and cough, I thought for sure it was influenza, which I had not experienced for decades. Turns out, according to a recently released CDC report, in the 2016-2017 flu season the odds are only about one in 10 that flu like illness…

Study: DTP Vaccine Associated With 212% Increased Infant Mortality Risk

Study: DTP Vaccine Associated With 212% Increased Infant Mortality Risk

An observational study from the West African country Guinea-Bissau titled, “The Introduction of Diphtheria-Tetanus-Pertussis and Among Young Infants in an Urban African Community: A Natural Experiment,” examined the introduction of diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis (DTP) and oral polio vaccine (OPV) in an urban community in Guinea-Bissau in the early 1980s. The World Health Organization introduced the Expanded Program on Immunization (EPI) in low-income countries in the 1970s with the goal of universal immunization for all children.

NIH to Test Mosquito Saliva Protein Vaccine Against Mosquito-Borne Diseases Like Zika

NIH to Test Mosquito Saliva Protein Vaccine Against Mosquito-Borne Diseases Like Zika

The U.S. National Institutes of Health’s (NIH) National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) is recruiting 60 men and women for a Phase I clinical trial who will volunteer to be injected with an experimental vaccine containing synthetic proteins from mosquito saliva, then bitten by mosquitoes. The trial design is supposed to evaluate the safety and effectiveness of the new…

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