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WHO welcomes Facebook pledge to curb anti-vaccine misinformation

WHO welcomes Facebook pledge to curb anti-vaccine misinformation

The World Health Organization said on Thursday it welcomed a commitment by Facebook that it would direct users seeking vaccine information on its Instagram, Facebook Search, Groups and other forums towards facts ...

Teen who defied parents to get vaccinated heads to US Congress

Teen who defied parents to get vaccinated heads to US Congress

A US high school student who had himself vaccinated despite his parents' objections is set to testify Tuesday before the US Congress about a surge in outbreaks of preventable diseases.

Vaccine confidence low in Europe, raising disease outbreak risk

Vaccine confidence low in Europe, raising disease outbreak risk

Low levels of public confidence in vaccines in the European Union are pushing immunisation rates down and the number of disease outbreaks up, according to an expert report on Tuesday.

India bans vaccine imports from tainted China company

India bans vaccine imports from tainted China company

India has banned the import of a rabies vaccine from a Chinese manufacturer embroiled in a safety scandal, the head of India's drug regulator told a newspaper in comments published Wednesday.

China widens vaccine scandal probe, vows tough penalties

China widens vaccine scandal probe, vows tough penalties

China's drug watchdog published details on Tuesday of an investigation into a second firm found to have made inferior vaccines, after cabinet vowed tough penalties and fines over a vaccine safety scandal ...

In Romania, distrust of vaccines kills 40 children

In Romania, distrust of vaccines kills 40 children

Measles still claims young lives in Romania, where nearly 40 children have died in an outbreak that many blame on parents being misled by scare stories that vaccinating them is dangerous.

Philippines orders probe into dengue vaccine programme

Philippines orders probe into dengue vaccine programme

The programme was suspended after the French vaccine-maker Sanofi Pasteur revealed that children who were given the vaccine but had not previously been infected by dengue might be at risk of contracting a more dangerous strain.

Hopes for HIV vaccine buoyed by start of second big trial

Hopes for HIV vaccine buoyed by start of second big trial

Scientists announced the launch of another large HIV vaccine efficacy study on Thursday, fuelling hopes for a protective shot against the virus that causes AIDS, despite past disappointments.

Oxford team to test universal flu vaccine in world first

Oxford team to test universal flu vaccine in world first

A seasonal flu vaccine that would be the first in the world to fight all types of the virus is to be tested in a two-year clinical trial involving more than 2,000 patients by researchers in Oxford.

Vaccine created to protect Ebola-ravaged chimps

Vaccine created to protect Ebola-ravaged chimps

Scientists announced Thursday that they have developed a vaccine to shield endangered chimpanzees and gorillas against Ebola, which has wiped out tens of thousands of the wild apes in three decades.

Mers-COV vaccine, treatment likely by next year

Mers-COV vaccine, treatment likely by next year

A vaccine against Middle East Respiratory Syndrome - Corona Virus (Mers-CoV) is likely to be developed in 2017, a senior official of the Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) has disclosed.

Antibodies found which 'neutralise' Zika virus: study

Antibodies found which 'neutralise' Zika virus: study

European scientists announced Thursday they had discovered antibodies which attack Zika, a step they hope will pave the way for a protective vaccine against the brain-damaging virus.