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vaccine

Infections
March 23, 2016

The flu vaccine – yes or no?

Don't waste your sick days on the flu - get the flu jab! We know, we know - just the thought of getting an injection may be giving you the shivers. But if you want to avoid getting actual shivers because of fever and flu, the injection is your best solution! (more…)
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Child HealthParenting
February 5, 2016

This shot will save your child’s life!

Joanne Hart for HelloDoctor.com The measles vaccine doesn’t just stop measles! Why do child death-rates drop when children get vaccinated for measles? A team of researchers did some detecting. (more…)
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polio
Infections
October 24, 2014

Why polio vaccines still matter

Polio - didn’t that disease die out with snail-mail and telex machines? Today is World Polio Day and, no – polio is still happening out there. In March of 2014 the World Health Organisation (WHO) raised the risk assessment of international spread of polio from central Africa - particularly Cameroon - to very high. (more…)
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Infections
September 10, 2014

Are we close to finding a vaccine for Ebola?

The Ebola outbreak that is slowly creeping its way across Africa is beginning to spread panic amongst its citizens. Here in South Africa we’ve had our own share of concern after hearing rumours of Ebola cases throughout our country. Fortunately those rumours were proven to be false, but the threat of Ebola remains. Scientists are working round the clock to develop a serum or vaccine that could stop the disease in its tracks, and according to reports it seems they may be on to something. (more…)
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