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Review: The Adventures of the Regatjes Volume 1 - Vaccines

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


Microbe Talk: November 2016

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. 115 more words


Dengue vaccine reduces disease burden where dengue infections are common

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



Back in August I started a discussion about Vaccines, every week I posted a little bit more about this massive topic. I really enjoyed going through this content and sharing it with everyone on the Facebook page but I kept losing it in the thread so I thought I’d load it up here and get everything all in one place with a few tweaks to help the flow. 2,535 more words


On the Horizon: Rift Valley fever

In 1930, a new disease was reported in sheep on a farm near the town of Naivasha, in the central Rift Valley region of Kenya. This disease caused mass spontaneous abortions among pregnant ewes and the death of… 1,021 more words

Clinical And Medical Microbiology

Contravir goes pro in HBV

New York based biotech startup Contravir just stunned the community with interim results from its Phase 2a study on CMX157, a prodrug of tenofovir. Contravir is run by Gilead veteran James Sapirstein how knows the anti-viral space inside out, having helped the pharma giant turning Viread into the blockbuster it is. 297 more words