Tag Archives: Vaccine

Merck’s Ebola vaccine helps combat deadly outbreak in the Congo as the virus spreads

Health workers help an unconfirmed Ebola patient into her bed inside a MSF (Doctors Without Borders) supported Ebola Treatment Centre (ETC) on November 3, 2018 in Butembo, Democratic Republic of the Congo. John Wessels | AFP | Getty Images The Ebola virus is once again wreaking havoc in the war-torn North Kivu and Ituri provinces… Read More »

Whooping Cough Vaccine Effectiveness Fades With Time: Study

MONDAY, June 10, 2019 — The waning effectiveness of a flawed whooping cough vaccine is the main culprit in recent outbreaks of the highly contagious bacterial infection, a new study reports. More than four out of five confirmed whooping cough (pertussis) cases strike children who are fully vaccinated, the study authors said. That’s because the… Read More »