Tragedy strikes South Sudan as mishandled measles vaccine kills 15 kids

Tragedy struck South Sudan earlier this month when a measles vaccination campaign went wrong, and 15 children died. The 15 children, all under the age of 5, died of severe sepsis and toxicity due to contaminated measles vaccine, according to a statement by the WHO.  According to the investigation, conducted by the National Adverse Events […]

Another infectious disease bites the dust (mostly)

On November 10th, 2015, the WHO issued a press release stating that five years after the introduction and incorporation of an affordable conjugate meningitis A vaccine in the “meningitis belt” of Africa, that area has controlled and nearly eliminated the deadly meningitis A disease. In 2014, there were only 4 laboratory confirmed cases of meningitis A in […]

If Ebola has been around for so long, why don’t we have a vaccine already?

So in case anyone’s been living under a rock recently or has just been doing their very best to avoid any Ebola news (which is almost impossible here in the US), there has been news coverage stating that leading drug makers across the world have been working together and with the WHO to expedite Ebola vaccine […]