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First dengue vaccine shows promise

First dengue vaccine shows promise

Last Updated: Sunday, July 13, 2014, 13:35

A potential new dengue vaccine - the first to reach phase 3 clinical testing - has demonstrated that it provides 56 per cent protection against the disease in Asian children, according to a new research.

Will not use vaccination programmes for spying:CIA

Last Updated: Tuesday, May 20, 2014, 12:08

A top White House official has assured the deans of prominent US public health schools that the CIA will no longer use vaccination programmes as cover for spying operations.

Jenny McCarthy insists she is not `anti-vaccine`

Last Updated: Sunday, April 13, 2014, 15:45

Jenny McCarthy, who was slammed for supposedly not being in favor of vaccinations, has hit back at her critics, insisting she is not `anti-vaccine`.

Pakistan to vaccinate 750,000 children in troubled northwest

Last Updated: Saturday, March 29, 2014, 14:59

Pakistani health teams will Sunday launch a drive to vaccinate some 750,000 children in the troubled northwest, with thousands of police guarding against attacks by militants who claim the polio campaign is a front for spying.

Female polio aid worker killed in NW Pakistan

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 03, 2013, 13:10

A woman polio worker was on Wednesday shot dead by suspected militants in northwest Pakistan during an anti-immunisation drive, the latest in a series of attacks targeting the government`s vaccination campaign.

Pakistan takes lessons from India in combating polio

Last Updated: Sunday, June 02, 2013, 15:04

Pakistan is taking oral vaccination tips from India, which has been polio-free for over two years, and wants to replicate its success story, the head of the neighbouring country`s polio programme says.

Students fall ill after vaccination in Assam

Last Updated: Thursday, April 04, 2013, 19:31

Around 50 students of a school in Assam`s Barpeta district were taken ill after being administered vaccine for Japanese encephalitis today, district administration sources said.

Security fears keep 240,000 Pak children off polio vaccination: UN

Last Updated: Saturday, March 30, 2013, 14:08

Some children in Pakistan have missed UN -sponsored polio vaccinations due to security concerns in the country`s tribal regions, a top WHO official has said.

Two members of polio vaccination team killed in Pakistan

Last Updated: Thursday, January 31, 2013, 13:49

Two members of a polio vaccination team were killed when their motorcycle hit a bomb in the restive Kurram tribal region of Pakistan.

Militants target polio vaccination team in Pak, kills one

Last Updated: Tuesday, January 29, 2013, 21:18

Motorcycle-borne gunmen fired at a polio vaccination team in Pakistan`s restive northwest, killing a policeman who was protecting the vaccinators.

`Terrorists want Pakistanis to be on crutches`

Last Updated: Wednesday, December 19, 2012, 11:32

Terrorists now want to condemn Pakistanis to a life in a wheelchair or on crutches, said a daily Wednesday after five members of polio vaccination teams were murdered.

Female polio workers shot dead in Karachi

Last Updated: Tuesday, December 18, 2012, 15:33

Five females working as a part of polio campaign I were on Tuesday shot dead in Pakistan`s largest city, Karachi.