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Opinion Pieces Address Issues Around Ebola Vaccine Development

Opinion pieces discuss challenges and issues around developing an Ebola vaccine. The Atlantic: An Ebola Vaccine Is Not the Answer Olga Khazan, staff writer for the Atlantic “… [E]ven if a vaccine [for Ebola] works, it would be a stretch to say we could confidently use it to prevent another…

Ebola Vaccine, Drug Under Investigation

News outlets discuss a potential vaccine and treatment for Ebola. ABC News: How an Ebola Vaccine Could Change the Next Deadly Outbreak “As Ebola ravages West Africa … officials are desperate for a way to stop the spread of the disease. One possible way to curb the infections is the…

New Dengue Vaccine Available By July 2015, Researchers Say

SciDev.Net: Dengue vaccine is just a year away, researchers say “A new vaccine that can halve the number of dengue cases provides a welcome shot to fight a deadly disease that infects around 390 million people every year in the tropics. Sanofi Pasteur, the pharmaceutical company that sponsored the development…

Health Workers Vaccinate Children In Pakistan, Despite Death Threats

NPR: Helping Children, Despite Death Threats: A Vaccinator Explains “…Being a front-line health worker usually isn’t controversial. But in Pakistan, it can get you killed. The Taliban went on an offensive against polio immunization in 2012 after it became clear that the CIA used a fake hepatitis vaccination campaign to…

Media Reports Cover Different Aspects Of Ebola Outbreak

News outlets report on varying aspects of the West African Ebola outbreak. Agence France-Presse: Ebola discoverer says would sit next to victim on train “The scientist who helped discover the Ebola virus said the outbreak in west Africa was unlikely to trigger a major epidemic outside the region, adding he…

AVAC Director Discusses Myths, Challenges Surrounding Vaccine Delivery

Deutsche Welle: Whether it’s polio, HPV or HIV, ‘crazy myths’ about vaccines run wild on social media “Scientists often think the health benefits of vaccines are obvious. But they are not. Disease prevention advocate, Mitchell Warren, says social media will help — if we can harness it…” (Abbany, 7/30).

Efforts To Develop Ebola Vaccine Underway But Lack Funding

News outlets report on efforts to develop vaccines and other treatments for Ebola virus, which continues to spread in West Africa. The Atlantic: Where Does Ebola Come From? “The worst Ebola virus outbreak ever is ravaging Liberia, Sierra Leone, and Guinea. So far, the disease has killed 670 people and…

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