Tuesday, October 03, 2023

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— William Wilberforce

CDC May Bring Back Oral Polio Vaccine in U.S.

giving polio vaccine orally to baby

In response to the first confirmed case of polio in the United States since 2013 this past September and the subsequent detection of the polio virus in New York City wastewater, officials at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are now considering recommending a return to use of the live attenuated oral […]

WHO to Rename Monkeypox Virus to Prevent Stigma Associated with the Virus

monkeypox

On June 14, 2022, the World Health Organization (WHO) announced that it would rename the monkeypox virus after a group of scientists expressed the opinion that the name “monkeypox” is stigmatizing.1 Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, the director general of the WHO, said that the United Nations organization is working with partners and the scientific community around […]

Merck Plans to Up Production of Experimental Ebola Vaccine

culture in petri dish

In response to the current outbreak of Ebola in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) which began in August 2018, the World Health Organization (WHO) has declared the outbreak a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC). There have been about 2,500 confirmed cases of Ebola in the DRC and at least 1,737 people have […]

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