On 8 May 1980, after a global vaccination campaign, the WHO declared that smallpox had been eradicated. Wiping out this viral disease, which has claimed the lives of hundreds of millions of people throughout history, should be considered one of humanity’s greatest achievements. 927 more words
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A joint effort between researchers in Germany, Brazil, Senegal, and the United Kingdom has developed a “point of care” test for Zika virus (ZIKV) infection. Currently, Zika continues to be a major problem in the Americas, as well as certain regions of Africa. 396 more words
Created by: Dr. Susan Nasif (Author/Artist), Joaquin E. Pereyra (Colourist), Adam Wollet (Letterer). Edited by Dr. Lina Fadel.
52 Pages | Hardcover | Cover Price $14.99 | Published 2015 | ISBN 978-9090288829 | 702 more words
When pathogenic viruses pass from their animal reservoir into humans – known as ‘spillover events’ – the consequences can be severe. For example, it is thought that the West African Ebola outbreak began with an 18-month-old child in Guinea contracting the virus from a wild animal. 114 more words
The first available dengue vaccine, CYD-TDV (Dengvaxia), is estimated to reduce the burden of dengue and be potentially cost effective in settings where infections with dengue are common. 214 more words