Roll up your sleeves everybody, it’s vaccination time. Don’t like needles? Who does? It’s estimated that at least 10% of US adults are trypanophobic – they have an “excessive or irrational fear of injections or needles”. Despite this, millions of people around the world receive periodic vaccine injections for a range of diseases. The World Health Organisation … Continue reading History of ideas: vaccines and immunisation
Wild-type and vaccine-borne variants of the disease still pose threats, US authorities say. Paul Biegler reports.
As a major South African HIV vaccination trial gets underway a new study suggests its benefits could be undercut by vaccine-resistant strains. Paul Biegler reports.
The mosquito-borne virus will only become a bigger problem as the world warms. Can specially engineered particles help immunise populations at risk? Angus Bezzina reports.