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    1. When microbiologist Maurice Hilleman was testing his revolutionary mumps vaccine in the 1960s, parents allowed their children to participate in the clinical trial in a simple way: They signed their names on an index card, right below a sentence indicating that they gave permission for their child to receive the experimental inoculation.

      How and when will we get to a Zika vaccine? - WGAL 8 Susquehanna Valley

    2. Whooping Cough Booster Wears Off in Teens

      LiveScience.com via Yahoo! NewsFeb 08 08:10 AM

      A booster vaccine aimed at protecting teens against whooping cough may wear off over time, a new study suggests. In the study, researchers looked at about 1,200 cases of whooping cough (also called pertussis) that occurred among a population of about 280,000 teens in California between January 2006 and March 2015. Despite high vaccination rates against the disease among teens, there were two ...

    3. Sanofi Chief Executive Officer Olivier Brandicourt is pushing for speedy development of a Zika virus vaccine, building on the company’s success in bringing the first inoculation against dengue to market.

    4. New recommendations for childhood and adolescent immunizations are rolling out this year. Dr. Alix Casler, medical director of pediatrics at Physician Associates Orlando Health, explains the updates. What's new with the HPV vaccine recommendations? [The biggest change] is there's an additional...

    5. Hawaii Biotech joins race to develop Zika vaccine

      Reuters via Yahoo! NewsJan 29 06:07 AM

      Privately owned vaccine developer Hawaii Biotech Inc has joined the race to produce a vaccine for the mosquito-borne Zika virus, a fast-spreading infection which has been linked to severe birth defects in babies. The company initiated a formal program to test a Zika vaccine last fall, as the virus began to gain traction in Brazil, said Chief Executive Dr. Elliot Parks. The World Health ...

      Drugmaker Sanofi Pasteur launches effort for Zik... - Associated Press via Yahoo! News

    6. By Rod Nickel WINNIPEG, Manitoba (Reuters) - A vaccine for the Zika virus, which has been linked to severe birth defects in thousands of infants, could be ready for emergency use before year-end, one of its lead developers said on Thursday, a timetable well ahead of estimates by U.S. officials. Canadian scientist Gary Kobinger, part of a consortium working on the vaccine, told Reuters in an ...

    7. Top US researcher says Zika vaccine is years away

      AFP via Yahoo! NewsJan 29 01:37 PM

      The hunt for a vaccine to prevent the Zika virus could take years, a top US health chief said amid a worrying outbreak of the mosquito-borne illness blamed for birth defects. There is no vaccine or treatment for Zika, which the World Health Organization said is "spreading explosively" through the Americas and may lead to as many as four million cases in the region. Zika has been linked to a rise...

      Hawaii Biotech joins race to develop Zika vaccin... - Reuters via Yahoo UK & Ireland News

      Race for Zika vaccine gathers momentum as virus ... - Reuters via Yahoo! Philippines News

      Research begins into possibility of a vaccine fo... - Associated Press via Yahoo! News

    8. Race for Zika vaccine gathers momentum as virus spreads

      Reuters via Yahoo! SportsJan 29 04:38 PM

      (Adds Obama call with Rousseff, paragraphs 17-18) * Vaccine is seen as months, if not years, away * U.S. CDC activates Zika emergency response center * Geneva-based WHO plans emergency meeting Monday By Rod Nickel and Natalie Grover Jan 29 (Reuters) - Companies and scientists are racing to create a Zika vaccine as concern grows over the mosquito-borne virus that has been linked to severe birth ...

    9. Race for Zika vaccine gathers momentum as virus spreads

      Reuters via Yahoo! NewsJan 29 01:47 PM

      Companies and scientists are racing to create a Zika vaccine as concern grows over the mosquito-borne virus that has been linked to severe birth defects and is spreading quickly through the Americas. Zika is now present in 23 countries and territories in the Americas. Brazil, the hardest-hit country, has reported around 3,700 cases of the devastating birth defect called microcephaly that are ...

      Vaccine for Zika virus may take 3-5 years - ANI via Yahoo! India News

    10. Race for Zika vaccine gathers momentum as virus spreads

      Reuters via Yahoo! NewsJan 29 04:43 PM

      Companies and scientists are racing to create a Zika vaccine as concern grows over the mosquito-borne virus that has been linked to severe birth defects and is spreading quickly through the Americas. Zika is now present in 23 countries and territories in the Americas. Brazil, the hardest-hit country, has reported around 3,700 cases of the devastating birth defect called microcephaly that are ...

      VALNEVA Evaluating Development of Zika Vaccine a... - GlobeNewswire via Yahoo! Finance

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