When Thomas Hasek decided to get immunized against shingles a few years back, he had to pay $ 200 for the shot. That struck him as unfair — after all, the childhood chickenpox vaccine addresses the same virus, and it’s publicly funded.
Armed groups, dense populations and mass displacement make Congo’s latest deadly outbreak of the Ebola virus more challenging than ever to manage, the World Health Organization’s chief says.
The World Health Organization said it hopes to know as early as Tuesday whether the strain of Ebola causing the current outbreak is the one for which an experimental vaccine can be used.
Depending on the strain of the virus causing Congo’s current outbreak, the Merck vaccine used to stem the country’s previous one may not be effective.
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Enlarge / Dr. Robert Sears in his Capistrano Beach, CA office on Aug 8, 2014. Among his many books on pediatrics, Sears has written The Vaccine Book, in which he discusses possible side effects from vaccines. (credit: Getty | Don Bartletti) Dr. Robert Sears, a pediatrician infamous for promoting alternative vaccine schedules that allow parents […]
With thousands of doses dispatched to front-line health workers, the world is watching to see if a promising but still experimental vaccine might help stop this terrifying disease faster than traditional measures doctors have tried since Ebola was identified 40 years ago.
The made-in-Canada Ebola vaccine was used for the first time to control an outbreak of the deadly hemorrhagic fever.
The first batch of 4,000 experimental Ebola vaccines arrives in Congo’s capital.
‘All is ready now to really use [the vaccine],’ WHO Director-General says in praising Congo’s response to the outbreak that’s killed 19 people.