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External link New study indicates smallpox vaccination effective for decades Exit Disclaimer
Vaccination for smallpox can protect a person for almost 90 years, according to a study published in the December issue of The American Journal of Medicine, calming some people’s concerns about the disease being used as a weapon.
External link Biochemist Attack Latent TB Virus
Scientists out of NIH believe they may have found a way to destroy the latent TB virus that can lie dormant in a person’s body. The drug is still in the experimental stages, but has been able to, essentially, blow up the virus.
External link Adults Need Vaccines Too Exit Disclaimer
Organizations are attempting to draw attention to adults need for vaccination from common diseases that have resulted in complications and death.
External link At-risk Adolescents Lagging Behind Exit Disclaimer
According to a study published in the November issue of Pediatrics, adolescents who may be at a higher risk for getting the flu and battling its complications are not receiving the vaccination.
External link Shifting the Vaccine Schedule Exit Disclaimer
A study out of Wake Forest and Vanderbilt universities suggests vaccinating newborns a couple of weeks earlier to prevent the possibility of complications from pertussis or whooping cough.
External link New Antibiotics May Cure Resistant TB Strains Exit Disclaimer
Researchers are working on several new antibiotics that may overtake resistant viruses, like TB strains, hoping to bring the usual six-month treatment down to two weeks.
External link Multi-strain influenza vaccine passes first phase of clinical trials Exit Disclaimer
Researchers from the University of Texas at Galveston are gearing up to present their findings in October at the Conference on Agents and Chemotherapy and the Infectious Disease Society of America. Their work, underwritten by a grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, has led to a multi-strain influenza vaccine that has passed the first phase of clinical trials.

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