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Deployment of second Ebola vaccine won’t be quick fix, experts warn

The Johnson & Johnson vaccine had not been proven effective and could confuse people in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo.

Scientists zoom in on bug behind strep throat and scarlet fever

Strep A is one of the world's top 10 causes of death from infectious diseases.

Malawi pilots groundbreaking malaria vaccine

The World Health Organisation believes that the new vaccine brings a key new tool beyond mosquito nets, insecticides and drugs.

Malawi to pilot groundbreaking malaria vaccine

Taking three decades and almost US$1 billion to develop, the malaria vaccine will be rolled out in Malawi's capital Lilongwe this week.

Push to cure hepatitis B, a neglected disease

There is no cure, but antiviral drugs have proven effective in coping with symptoms.

Measles: Nearly wiped-out, on the rise again

In wealthier parts of the world the anti-vaccine movement has seen measles outbreak spike.

2 Muslim medical bodies support compulsory vaccination

They say vaccine rejection by anti-vaccine groups is based on unfounded allegations.

Survivor antibody clears path for new Ebola vaccine

An antibody from an Ebola survivor has been found to target all three human strains of the virus and could eventually lead to an all-purpose vaccine.

Philippine measles epidemic tops 14,000 cases and still rising

The government recorded 14,938 cases and 238 deaths from measles as of Feb 28.

Sanofi’s dengue vaccine banned in Philippines amid setbacks

The vaccine had been pulled off the shelves after being suspended for over a year.

Study: Vaccine could virtually eliminate cervical cancer

Without screening and HPV vaccination, more than 44 million women will likely be diagnosed with the disease over the next 50 years.

‘Killer’ cells raise hope of universal flu vaccine

The cells could potentially be used to develop an all-encompassing flu shot that did not need to be changed annually.

Vanuatu baby vaccinated in world’s first commercial drone delivery

A nurse picked up the vaccines and administered them to 13 children and five pregnant mothers.

World’s first honey bee vaccine seeks to save dying pollinators

University of Helsinki scientists have developed the first edible vaccine against microbial infections, hoping to save at least some bees.

China mulls $720,000 fine for faking vaccine tests after scandal

The fine is part of a proposed law to regulate production, distribution and use of vaccines.

China fines pharma firm US$1.3 billion in vaccine scandal

The massive fine and asset seizure is the latest move by authorities to punish Changchun Changsheng Biotechnology company, based in northeast Jilin province, over the faulty rabies vaccine.

100 years on, Spanish flu holds lessons for next pandemic

Scientists predict that the next influenza pandemic -- most likely to be a strain of bird flu that infects humans and spreads rapidly across the world via air travel -- could kill up to 150 million people.

China’s swine fever outbreak may spread in Asia

African swine fever is not harmful to humans but causes haemorrhagic fever in domesticated pigs and wild boar that almost always ends in death within a few days.

China sacks regional officials as vaccine scandal mounts

The government has said the suspect rabies vaccines did not enter the market but the case provoked unusually strong outrage online from consumers fed up with recurring product-safety scandals.

Company in China’s vaccine scandal violated rules since 2014

Investigators said the company used expired materials for some batches, while some production dates marked on products were false.

Ebola vaccinations in eastern Congo due to begin on Wednesday

As with the previous outbreak, vaccination will focus on health workers and people who have come into contact with confirmed cases of the disease.

China widens vaccine scandal probe, vows tough penalties

The firm was found to have falsified data and sold ineffective vaccines, relating to a rabies vaccine used for infants.

Spanish researchers develop five-strain Ebola vaccine

Spanish researchers are working on a vaccine against all five strains of the killer Ebola virus in what would be a world first, Madrid's October 12 Hospital said Wednesday.

Modified polio vaccine extends lives in US brain cancer study

The vaccine kept 21% of brain cancer patients alive.