The holy grail of malaria prevention, a vaccine effective in preventing this devastating mosquito-borne parasitic disease, is one step closer to reality. The new GSK vaccine, RTS/S now called Mosquirix, provided significant albeit below-ideal levels of protection for infants and toddler, which will save thousands of lives.
The year 2014 saw the highest number of measles cases in the United States in the past two decades. And one of the major reasons for this upswing is the fact that parents are increasingly choosing not to vaccinate their children. Nowhere in the country is this more