Hepatitis C and the Dwindling of Research Funding
Hepatitis C virus is the world’s most prevalent blood-borne viral infection for which a vaccine does not exist. To eliminate HCV infection on a global scale, experts argue that vaccine development needs to become a public health priority.
The Reasons Individuals Refuse Vaccines May Surprise You
More education on the illnesses individuals are risking by refusing vaccines may help to address the issue.
Is it Time for a Global Vaccine Injury Compensation System?
In order to ensure that vaccines reach those who need them the most, experts are proposing a global vaccine injury compensation system that would ensure their safety in the event of adverse reactions from vaccines developed on shortened timelines.
Superspreaders: The Fuel Behind the Ebola Epidemic
A new study reports that a substantial proportion of secondary cases in the 2014 to 2015 Ebola epidemic descended from a small number of superspreaders.
Real-Time Patient-Centered Research Needed to Improve Outbreak Response
A new report finds that real-time patient-centered research is possible during an outbreak, and indeed, necessary to strengthen systems, improve surveillance and response, and create better diagnostics, therapeutics and vaccines.
Experts Explore CDC’s “Winnable Battles” in Infectious Disease with Contagion
Seeking to improve the nation’s health and safety, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has been targeting several high-burden issues in which it could make the greatest impact, and three such issues are infectious diseases.
Exploring CDC's New Outpatient Antibiotic Stewardship Program
In mid-November, the CDC released the “Core Elements of Outpatient Antibiotic Stewardship.”
Despite Past Setbacks, Worldwide Polio Eradication Within Reach
Rotary International teamed up with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to hold a briefing on the eradication of polo despite past setbacks.
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