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Midday Roundup: Renegade flu strain defies this year's vaccine

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 12/09/14, 11:28 am

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Is Kenya's tetanus vaccine a secret sterilization campaign?

by Moses Wasamu
Posted 11/11/14, 03:07 pm

NAIROBI, Kenya—The Catholic Church in Kenya is up in arms about a government campaign to vaccinate women against tetanus, saying it contains a hidden agenda to sterilize women and control population growth.

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U.S. Army on the front lines of Ebola vaccine development

Ebola Virus
by Michael Cochrane
Posted 11/03/14, 10:38 am

Infectious diseases are among the many enemies the U.S. Army has contended with over the years, and its experience in fighting them is being brought to bear in the struggle against Ebola.

Scientists at the U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases (USAMRIID) in Frederick, Md., have helped conduct much of the basic research for the two experimental Ebola vaccines now undergoing safety testing and clinical trials at the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

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