A New Yellow Fever Vaccine is in Early Trials
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A New Yellow Fever Vaccine is in Early Trials

The National Institute of Health on 27 July, 2016 announced trials for a new yellow fever vaccine. There is one currently available, but pregnant women, those over 60, infants, and the immunocompromised should not take it due to increased health risks. Yellow fever caused 84000-170000 severe cases and approximately 50000 deaths in 2013 according to … Continue reading

Latin American Countries That Provide Zika Virus Alerts Experience Increase in Abortion Requests
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Latin American Countries That Provide Zika Virus Alerts Experience Increase in Abortion Requests

A study co-authored by Princeton University and released on 22 June, 2016 stated that countries providing Zika alerts were experiencing increased abortion requests. Women were tracked statistically on a web site where they can request abortion pills and advise. This service is illegal in many countries and raises concerns about women’s health, the pursuit of … Continue reading