Wistar Wire: Vaccines

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A report Thursday from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention described how this year’s seasonal flu vaccine has only been nine percent effective in protecting people 65 and older against the strain of influenza currently in circulation. Wistar immunologist Scott Hensley, Ph.D., who studies influenza, offers some insight on the news from the CDC.
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Human papillomavirus (HPV)-induced cervical cancer is on the cusp of turning from one of the deadliest cancers affecting women worldwide into a triumph of public health initiatives.
Cancer, Vaccines
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Today, September 28, is World Rabies Day. According to the Centers for Disease Control, rabies causes 55,000 deaths annually around the world.
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A decade ago, if someone told me that we might willingly sacrifice our collective immunity to pertussis—whooping cough—I would likely have considered that person to possess a dark view of humanity. Sadly, I would have been wrong to do so.
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