Last year’s flu vaccine was much better than we thought

Last winter’s flu vaccine did much better than we first thought at fighting the disease and saving lives. The results were still not great and the overall death rate over the winter among older people in particular was high this year, but vaccination appears to have helped much more than previously estimated.

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World on the verge of an effective Ebola vaccine

Results from an interim analysis of the Guinea Phase III efficacy vaccine trial show that VSV-EBOV (Merck, Sharp & Dohme) is highly effective against Ebola. The independent body of international experts – the Data and Safety Monitoring Board – that conducted the review, advised that the trial should continue. Preliminary results from analyses of these […]

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Malaria vaccine gets ‘green light’

The world’s first malaria vaccine has cleared one of the final hurdles prior to being approved for use in Africa.

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Final trial results of the world’s most advanced malaria vaccine

The first malaria vaccine candidate (RTS,S/AS01) to reach phase 3 clinical testing is partially effective against clinical disease in young African children up to 4 years after vaccination, according to final trial data, published in The Lancet. The results suggest that the vaccine could prevent a substantial number of cases of clinical malaria, especially in […]

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