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  • Canine influenza virus H3N2 vaccine by Zoetis
    Canine influenza H3N2: to vaccinate or not?
    While the initial H3N2 dog flu virus outbreak scare in King county and surrounding areas in WA seems to have diminished for now, if you take your dog to boarding or daycare centers, you’ll likely still be hearing about it. There have been...
  • H3N2 canine influenza virus
    H3N2 dog flu in King County WA
    If you're reading this you've likely heard about the recent, confirmed, outbreak of the latest strain of canine influenza virus (CIV) called H3N2 in King County. News outlets like King 5 and Kiro 7 have spread the word and spoken with...
  • Flu vaccine
    Considering the flu shot?
    It is now that special time of year when the weather starts changing and the flu starts making its rounds. Everywhere you walk you start to notice an increase in coughing and sneezing. While it typically starts appearing during October and then...
  • Statin warnings
    A cholesterol vaccine may replace statins in the future
    New research just announced suggests that a potential vaccine may lower cholesterol by attacking a molecule that controls levels of low-density lipoprotein (LDL – the “bad” cholesterol). Researchers from the University of New...
  • Study shows vaccines do not cause autism
    Study shows vaccines do not cause autism
    Vaccines for mumps, rubella, and measles and particularly those vaccines that contain the ethyl mercury containing preservative thimerosal have been accused of causing autism and autism spectrum disorders in children that received the vaccinations...
  • Chicken deaths prompt change in flu vaccines
    Chicken deaths prompt change in flu vaccines
    The death of millions of chickens in the Unites States due to avian flu has prompted research into the improvement of flu vaccine technology that develops vaccine in mammalian cells instead of chicken eggs. Yoshihiro Kawaoka, professor of...
  • A no vaccine flu prevention method has been discovered
    A no vaccine flu prevention method has been discovered
    The most serious problem with flu vaccines is that flu viruses mutate every year or more often making it necessary to develop a new vaccine each year. The potential that flu can mutate to a form that is totally resistant to vaccines is a distinct...
  • Ebola symptoms reported in Birmingham patient
    Ebola symptoms reported in Birmingham patient
    University Hospital (UAB) in Birmingham, Ala. has reportedly admitted a patient with infectious symptoms consistent with the deadly Ebola virus, though the infection has not been positively confirmed. Out of an abundance of caution, quarantine and...
  • New Flu Vaccine research
    Universal Flu vaccine may be available soon
    A universal flu vaccine might soon be possible, according to a newly published research study from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. Seasonal Influenza is a devastating illness that sickens millions of American each year,...
  • HPV vaccine is required by fewer states than any other vaccine
    HPV vaccine is required by fewer states than any other vaccine
    The complete series of vaccination against human papillomavirus is required in only two states in the United States. Dr. Jason L. Schwartz of Princeton University in Princeton New Jersey conducted a comparative study of recommended vaccinations...
  • Jim Carrey on vaccine law
    Jim Carrey on vaccine law: Carrey rips Calif. law mandating school vaccinations
    Jim Carrey spouted off a very non-comedic rant on the vaccine law – a controversial California law mandating vaccinations for nearly every school-aged child in the state.Carrey issued a series of tweets, condemning the law that has now...
  • Chicago Public Health warns about meningitis outbreak in Chicago
    Chicago Public Health warns about meningitis outbreak in Chicago
    In light of the Supreme Courts ruling on Friday that same sex couples have a right to marry and that since the beginning of June 2015 there has been six confirmed cases of invasive meningococcal disease, aka “meningitis” in Illinois,...
  • Flu vaccine outsmarted in 2015 by flu mutation
    Flu vaccine outsmarted in 2015 by flu mutation
    The reason that the flu season in 2014 and 2015 was worse than expected is all attributed to a mutation of the H3N2 flu virus. Scott Hensley led a team of researchers from the Wistar Institute in making the discovery and preparing a regimen that...
  • HPV vaccine produces 50 percent decline in lesions that lead to cancer
    HPV vaccine produces 50 percent decline in lesions that lead to cancer
    The human papillomavirus vaccines have been shown to have reduced the detection of high-grade cervical lesions in women between the ages of 18 and 20. The investigation was led by Dr. Susan Hariri of the U. S. Centers for Disease Control and...
  • Diabetes vaccine advanced to human trails by FDA
    Diabetes vaccine advanced to human trails by FDA
    The generic vaccine bacillus Calmette-Guérin developed by Dr. Denise Faustman, director of the Massachusetts General Hospital Immunobiology Laboratory, as a treatment for type 1 diabetes has been approved by the U. S. Food and Drug Administration...
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