China passed a law on Saturday tightening the supervision and management of how vaccines enter the market, requiring stricter management of their production, research and distribution, after a series of safety scandals.
Pakistan’s polio eradication campaign has hit serious problems with an alarming spike in reported cases that has raised doubts over the quality of vaccination reporting and prompted
The GAVI global vaccines alliance on Friday called on donors for $7.4 billion to help immunise 300 million children against life-threatening diseases between 2021 and 2025,
Misinformation about vaccination has spread far on social media in many countries in recent years — including during major vaccination campaigns to prevent polio in Pakistan and to immunise against yellow fever in South America.
Preventable measures include covering the mouth when sneezing or coughing to reduce the spread of flu viruses, regular hand washing with water and soap, and sanitation, as well as cleaning and disinfecting surfaces and objects that may be contaminated with germs that cause flu.
Scientists said they are closing in on a new game-changing vaccine for tuberculosis, the world's deadliest infectious disease that claimed some 1.5 million lives last year.
The flu season got off to an unusually early start with sporadic cases emerging in August. The flu season, which usually ramps up in October and peaks between December and February, is now severe and widespread.
It is that time of the year again when the uncomfortable heat gradually drops low and so the much-needed inoculation against influenza or flu.
The medication can help lessen symptoms and shorten the amount of time of the illness. It is especially important for those who are at high risk of developing complications from the flu virus.