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Measles and Immunity

Measles and Immunity

Measles is a highly contagious viral illness, currently targeted for eradication given the favorable biologic characteristic that humans are the only reservoir. However, due to social and political factors, as well as high transmissibility, elimination has been achieved in very few areas of the world. It remains a significant cause of death worldwide, despite the availability of a safe and effective vaccine. The attack rate in a susceptible individual exposed to measles is 90%. Transmission i... Continue Reading

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Universal Influenza Vaccine Begins Phase I Clinical Trials

Universal Influenza Vaccine Begins Phase I Clinical Trials

The National Institutes of Health have begun the first clinical trial of an innovative universal influenza vaccine candidate. A Phase I trial will examine th... Continue Reading

Filed under: Allergy/Immunology, Health Policy and Trends, Public Health

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