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The Aedes aegypti mosquito is behind the large outbreaks of Zika virus in Latin America and the Caribbean. Photograph: James Gathany/Centers for Disease Control and Prevention via AP File

Zika virus. This concern may soon be a thing of the past as three novel vaccine approaches have been(...)

Vaccines work by stimulating the “memory formation” in our immune system without causing the disease.

Once upon a time the release of a vaccine was a cause for widespread celebration. Within four years(...)

A Liberian nurse wearing protective clothing during the removal and burial of an Ebola victim in the Virginia community on the outskirts of Monrovia, Liberia. Scientists are hopeful that a new drug can treat the virus after  tests appeared to knock it out completely. Photograph: Ahmed Jallanzo/EPA.

(...). International efforts continue to develop a vaccine against the lethal disease which kills between 50 and 90 per(...)