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Trump signs order aimed at development of better flu vaccines

U.S. President Donald Trump signed an executive order aimed at spurring the development of better vaccines to protect against seasonal influenza as well as a potential pandemic flu outbreak.

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U.S. cases of vaping-related illness rise to 530

U.S. health officials said there are 530 confirmed and probable cases and seven deaths from severe lung-related illnesses tied to vaping, and there are no signs that the outbreak is easing.

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GSK ends development of Ebola vaccine, hands work to U.S. institute

GlaxoSmithKline transferred the company’s work on developing three potential vaccines against the Ebola and Marburg viruses.

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Philippines weighs re-use of controversial dengue vaccine

The Philippines is considering re-introducing a dengue vaccine whose use was halted because of links to the deaths of several children, as authorities battle to contain a dengue outbreak that has killed more than 450 people in 2019.

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Two Experimental Drugs Show Promise in Inhibiting Ebola Virus

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) published research in the journal Lancet Infectious Diseases outlining the results from two experimental Ebola drugs, Gilead Sciences’ remdesivir and Mapp Biopharmaceutical’s ZMapp.

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Eroding trust in vaccines leaves populations vulnerable, global study finds

Trust in vaccines – one of the world’s most effective and widely used medical products – is highest in poorer countries but weaker in wealthier ones where skepticism has allowed outbreaks of diseases such as measles to persist, a global study found.

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U.S. health officials report 41 new cases of measles last week

The United States recorded 41 new measles cases last week, bringing 2019’s total number of cases to 981 in the worst outbreak of the disease since 1992, federal health officials said.

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U.S. measles outbreak spreads to Maine, 25th state to report case

Maine became the 25th U.S. state to confirm a case of measles amid the country’s worst outbreak of the disease in a quarter century.

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U.S. reports 60 new measles cases in worst outbreak since 1994

The most widespread U.S. measles outbreak in a quarter-century has infected 60 new patients in the last week, raising the total number of confirmed cases to 764, federal health officials said.

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As measles returns, U.S. states look to cut vaccine exemptions

Maine could soon prohibit parents from citing religious or personal beliefs to avoid vaccinating their children, making the U.S. state one of a half dozen cracking down during the nations’ largest measles outbreak in 25 years.

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