Tag archive for ‘yellow fever vaccine’
By The Dispatch On Wednesday, April 26th, 2017

Vaccines: Heat-stable versions saves money, protects more people according to MSF study

Replacing the standard vaccines currently recommended by the World Health Organization (WHO)—most of which require refrigeration—with heat-stable versions would save money and increase protection of women, children More...

By Robert On Thursday, January 9th, 2014

CDC issues yellow fever travel notice for the Sudan

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a travel notice Wednesday for the Sudan due to the current outbreak and the risk of yellow fever to travelers. Aedes aegypti Image/CDC The World Health More...

By Robert On Thursday, October 17th, 2013

What is yellow fever?

Yellow fever is a mosquito borne virus that once caused major epidemics in large cities of this country like Philadelphia and New Orleans. Due to good mosquito control and public health practice, the last epidemic More...

By Robert On Friday, May 31st, 2013
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Yellow fever outbreak prompts emergency mass-vaccination campaign in Ethiopia

There has been six laboratory confirmed yellow fever cases from South Omo, in the Southern Nations, Nationalities and Peoples’ region in Ethiopia as of May 7, prompting the Ministry of Health of Ethiopia More...

By Robert On Friday, May 17th, 2013
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Yellow fever ‘booster’ shot not necessary: WHO

A single dose of yellow fever vaccination is sufficient to confer life-long immunity against yellow fever disease, according to   the World Health Organization’s (WHO) Strategic Advisory Group of Experts More...

By Robert On Saturday, February 16th, 2013

Yellow fever death reported in in Cochabamba, Bolivia

A person from the city of Oruro, contracted and died from yellow fever in the tropical regions of Cochabamba, Bolivia, being the first such fatality from the mosquito borne viral disease, according to a La Razon More...

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