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Diabetes UK urges patients to get vital flu jab this winter

Diabetes UK urges everyone with diabetes - including those who are pregnant - to take up the offer of a free a flu jab to avoid life-threatening diabetes complications winter illnesses can lead to
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New flu vaccine available for those aged 65 and over this winter

Delegates at the Public Health England (PHE) conference heard that a more effective flu vaccine for those aged 65 and over this winter has the potential to prevent deaths and significantly reduce the burden on the NHS

More than half of Brits don’t know which diseases they’re vaccinated against

A survey of 2,000 Brits revealed 91% are certain they have been immunised in the past - but 55% are unsure of the diseases and conditions they are vaccinated against
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Freshers urged to get MenACWY and MMR vaccines

Public Health England is urging students to get MenACWY and MMR vaccines before the start of the new college or university year to ensure they're protected against deadly diseases
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Modernising health policy, building up knowledge and tackling preventable diseases

The work of Vytenis Andriukaitis, European Commissioner for Health & Food Safety, with responsibility for modernising health policy, building up knowledge and tackling preventable diseases
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UK aid helps protect against cholera in Yemen

UK aid helps vaccinate over 450,000 people to prevent the spread of deadly cholera in Yemen
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Global Shortage of hepatitis B vaccine caused by manufacturing process

Health professionals have warned that problems in the manufacturing process has caused a global shortage of the hepatitis B vaccine. Ordering restrictions will remain in place in order to prioritise vaccinations for those who need it most.
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NIAID reveals strategic plan for universal influenza vaccine

Researchers at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases have orchestrated a plan to create a universal influenza vaccine.
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Malaria: aspirations, realities and practicalities

Dr James Tibenderana from Malaria Consortium unveils the facts about the global goal to eliminate malaria In the past decade, the aspiration of malaria elimination has been high on the agenda. Reducing malaria deaths and the number of diagnosed malaria cases by at least 90% and eliminating it in at...
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Vaccination a means of protection against infections in egg-laying hens

Dr David Peebles from the Poultry Science Department explains how Mycoplasma gallisepticum can effect egg-laying hens and available vaccination Mycoplasma gallisepticum (MG) is an economically important respiratory bacterial pathogen in commercial layers. It can colonise systemically, is insidious in nature, and displays resistance to its host’s defence mechanisms. It is,...
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New bovine TB advisory service hopes to protect cattle in the UK

A new advisory scheme will allow UK farmers with at-risk cattle to access expert advice and protect their cows against bovine TB

Hepatitis B vaccine rationed in UK due to global shortage

A temporary limit on who can have a hepatitis B vaccination has been implemented by health officials in the UK

New Foot-and-Mouth Disease virus vaccines

University of St Andrews’ Martin Ryan PhD talks about zoonotic diseases such as Foot-and-Mouth Disease and importance of vaccinations
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The IMI programmes driving access to innovative medicines

By providing the infrastructure to support drug discovery, the IMI is accelerating access to innovative medicines, as the EFPIA highlights here Innovation is the lifeblood of the pharmaceutical industry, providing us with the potential to cross new therapeutic frontiers to bring novel medicines to market that benefit patients and deliver...

HIV-1 vaccine remains the best solution

Professor Tomáš Hanke of the Jenner Institute, University of Oxford discusses why the development of HIV-1 vaccine remains a high global health priority Since the first report of AIDS in 1981, an estimated 60 million people have become infected with HIV-1, of whom some 25 million have died. Over 90%...

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