Tick-borne diseases, including Lyme disease, are rising in North America, with almost 40,000 annual reported cases annually. New vaccination efforts could stem them.
Phone surveys implemented in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) have highlighted the adverse social and economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.
As a new COVID variant is discovered, here’s how scientists track down new strains as the COVID virus mutates, with potentially higher risks to health.
Vaccinated people carry a viral load in their body that is overall lower than that of unvaccinated people, so the virus cannot be transmitted as effectively.
The example of South Korea highlights how action on tariffs, trade facilitation, and regulatory harmonization can streamline the global response to health crises such as COVID-19.
Both 'efficacy' and 'effectiveness' represent the percentage of reduction in symptomatic infection among people who are vaccinated, in terms of COVID-19, but there's a difference.
An innovative new device, inspired by microneedles and barbecue lights, could simplify the delivery of vaccines. It can also be mass-produced at low cost.
As babies develop, their immune systems also mature, so it's important for scientists to study the immune response to vaccines in different age groups.
Since late 2020, the Delta variant overtook the original COVID-19 as the most widespread strain in the pandemic. This is how they differ.
A study has found that women vaccinated in their teens against HPV with GSK's 'Cervarix' have up to an 87% lower risk of developing cervical cancer.
Global access to polio vaccines has been hindered by economic and health crises. To eradicate it we need to push for continued inactivated polio vaccines.
Just 2.5% of the 6.4 billion vaccine doses administered globally, have been in given Africa, despite the continent making up 17% of the world’s population.
Diversifying vaccine production, addressing transport logistics and training healthcare workers are just some of the challenges to vaccinating those in poorer countries.
The World Health Organization has recommended the widespread use of a vaccine against malaria. Here's the impact it could have.
The World Health Organization has approved a malaria vaccine for use in children. Dr Pedro Alonso explains what this vaccine breakthrough means.