August 27, 2013 |
A man travels to Indonesia and contracts the measles. He then visits a church in Texas, sickening 21 people -- at least so far. Who should feel responsible? The unvaccinated man who contracted the disease or the ministers at the church who've questioned the practice of vaccination and instead advocate for faith-healing? NBC News health correspondent JoNel Aleccia reports : “ Sixteen people -- nine children and seven adults -- ranging in age from 4 months to 44 years had come down with the highly contagious virus in Tarrant County, Texas, as of Monday.
September 9, 2013 |
Those watching Jenny McCarthy's debut on ABC's "The View" this morning should keep in mind one thing: She's not qualified in the least to give you advice on vaccinating your children. McCarthy, the model and TV personality who moonlights as the anti-vaccine movement's most influential (read: dangerous) voice, sells plenty of books , speaks passionately about parenting and cracks off-color jokes. She also peddles the discredited , poisonous claims that the way we vaccinate our children against the diseases that were once regular killers of children places our young ones at greater risk of developing autism -- the kind of conspiracy theorizing that will draw only more eyeballs.
March 3, 2007 |
The U.S. Army has carried out a promising early test of the first vaccine against hepatitis E, a form of the liver-attacking disease that sickens many Asians and can spread to soldiers or other Western visitors. The vaccine was 96% effective for Nepalese army soldiers who took all three doses, according to the New England Journal of Medicine.
February 4, 2006 |
Initial human tests indicate that an experimental vaccine for ricin works and is safe, raising the possibility that the vaccine might one day offer protection from the toxin, which authorities fear could be used as a terrorist weapon.
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February 29, 1988 |
The vaccine committee of the American Academy of Pediatrics has lowered the recommended age at which children should be vaccinated against Haemophilus influenzae type B, a bacteria that can cause meningitis, pneumonia, earaches and sore throats. The academy advised that 18-month-olds, especially those at high risk for infection because they are in day-care centers, now receive the so-called HiB vaccine. Previously, the pediatricians had only been recommending the vaccine for
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May 8, 1987 |
One million doses of yellow fever vaccine arrived Thursday in Lagos to help combat an outbreak of the disease in western Nigeria that has claimed 140 lives, an aid official said.
July 18, 2008 |
Plans for a large-scale trial of a potential AIDS vaccine are being dropped in favor of a smaller, more focused study, the National Institutes of Health said. The trial of the vaccine, developed by the Vaccine Research Center at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease, had been planned to include 2,400 men in the United States. However, the agency said it decided that the vaccine did not warrant a trial of that size and scope. The agency will plan a smaller, more focused clinical trial to test the vaccine's effectiveness.
January 15, 1999 |
A vaccine that attacks HIV at a vulnerable moment of the deadly virus' infection cycle has been shown to be effective in laboratory tests, researchers say. In studies at the University of Montana, researchers developed antibodies in mice that attacked HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, just as the virus was in the process of fusing with target cells. A report on the study is being published today in the journal Science.
March 25, 1999 |
Researchers said Wednesday that they have used DNA from the parasite that causes malaria to produce a vaccine that they hope will prevent the disease. The new vaccine uses bits of the DNA to stop the parasite's growth in the bloodstream and should stop transmission of the infection, the researchers at the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health in Baltimore said. They wrote about their discovery in the April issue of the journal Infection and Immunity.
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December 11, 2002 |
Los Angeles County health officials have pared their request to the federal government for smallpox vaccine after refining their preparations for possible bioterrorism. The county Department of Health Services this week asked for 9,190 doses of the vaccine, primarily for hospital emergency room workers. Just one week ago, county health officials had said they would seek up to 20,000 doses from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Dr.