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Ebola vaccine proves fully effective in Guinea trial

The world is for the first time on the verge of being able to protect humans against Ebola, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Friday, as data from a trial in Guinea showed a vaccine was 100 per cent effective. Initial re

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Malaria vaccine gets go-ahead from EU regulators

The world's first malaria vaccine got a green light on Friday from European drugs regulators who recommended it should be licensed for use in babies in Africa at risk of the mosquito-borne disease. The shot, called RTS,S or Mo

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Cholera outbreaks ‘can be controlled with oral vaccines’

The use of oral vaccines is proving to be an effective tool to control outbreaks of cholera, the United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) said. The deadly water-borne disease is a major public health concern from Tanzania to

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Measles vaccine thwarts other infectious diseases: study

The measles vaccine provides benefits beyond merely protecting against that highly contagious viral respiratory disease that remains a leading childhood killer in parts of the world, scientists said. By blocking the measles infect

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World's first malaria vaccine moves closer to use in Africa

The world's first malaria vaccine, made by GlaxoSmithKline, could be approved by international regulators for use in Africa from October after final trial data showed it offered partial protection for up to four years. The sho

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Decision on Ebola mass vaccination in August: WHO

An independent advisory body will decide in August at the earliest on whether to recommend widespread introduction of an Ebola vaccine, depending on results of clinical trials and the epidemic's course, the World Health Organization said.

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Ebola vaccine trial halted temporarily after joint pains

A clinical trial of an Ebola vaccine developed by Merck and NewLink has been halted temporarily as a precautionary measure after four patients complained of joint pains, the University of Geneva Hospital said. "They are all f

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Vaccine fund sukuk ushers new Islamic finance era

The latest entrant into Islamic finance is leading the industry in the new direction of socially responsible investment - which could even include the fight against Ebola. Last week an immunisation programme secured a $500 million

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Vaccine fund sukuk ushers new Islamic finance era

The latest entrant into Islamic finance is leading the industry in the new direction of socially responsible investment - which could even include the fight against Ebola. Last week an immunisation programme secured a $500 million

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Fixing ‘Ebolanomics’ in pursuit of vaccines and drugs

As researchers from Africa to China to America race to develop vaccines and treatments to fight Ebola, health experts are grappling with the economics of a disease that until this year had been off the drug industry's radar. W

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