Tag Archives: Vaccine

Bad viruses travel fast: Measles vaccine important for travelers

The United States was declared free from ongoing measles transmission in 2000. But we may be at risk for joining the U.K, Greece, Albania, and the Czech Republic, four countries recently stripped of measles elimination status by the World Health Organization. Since the beginning of 2019, more than 1,234 measles cases have been reported in… Read More »

Pinterest to direct vaccine searches to health sites

Pinterest users searching for vaccine-related information will be directed to results from “public health organisations”. Last year, the social platform stopped showing results for vaccine searches to tackle the spread of misinformation. Social media companies are facing increasing scrutiny over how they moderate content on their sites. In recent months, other firms including Facebook have… Read More »

Can a Vaccine Prevent Chlamydia?

An experimental vaccine to prevent chlamydia, a common sexually transmitted infection (STI), triggered the production of protective antibodies in all participants in its first human study, according to a recent report. A vaccine to prevent chlamydia “would have enormous public health and economic impact,” Taylor Poston, PhD, MPH, and Toni Darvill, MD, of the University… Read More »