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Government-Industry Partnerships Vital To Vaccine Development, Sanofi Senior Executive Writes In Response To Bernie Sanders’ Op-Ed

New York Times: Letter to the Editor: Developing a Zika Vaccine Elias Zerhouni, president of global research and development for Sanofi “Re ‘Trump Should Avoid a Bad Zika Deal’ (Op-Ed, March 11): Bernie Sanders, in our view, doesn’t seem to recognize the importance of government-industry partnerships in protecting the public…

CDC Testing Fractional Dose Vaccination For Yellow Fever

CDC’s “Our Global Voices”: Yellow Fever Vaccination Response Kimberley Fox, immunizations systems branch chief, and Jennie Harris, epidemiologist, both with CDC’s Global Immunization Division, discuss the agency’s evaluation of fractional dose vaccinations for yellow fever in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). The authors note, “If the fractional dose is…

Polio Eradication Efforts Hampered By Conspiracy Theories, Terrorism

Motherboard: Conspiracy Theories Are the Reason We Still Have Polio “…The last countries with polio have some important commonalities: They are rankled by terrorism that threatens health workers and makes it difficult to disseminate vaccines. But the root of this is often based in something else entirely: conspiracy theories that…

Brazil’s Yellow Fever Outbreak Infects More Than 400, Kills 137

Associated Press: Brazil yellow fever cases pass 400; more than 130 dead “Brazil’s Health Ministry says 424 people have been infected with yellow fever in the largest outbreak the country has seen in years. Of those, 137 have died. An update published Thursday said that more than 900 other cases…

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