Two Americans who contracted Ebola in West Africa have been given a clean bill of health. It's one positive story that has come out of the West African Ebola outbreak, but what role did the experimental drug ZMapp, whose availability has sparked controversy, have on their recovery?
The death of Liberian American traveler Patrick Sawyer stoked fears that the Ebola virus could cross the Atlantic. But despite the wide spread of the disease in West Africa, it has almost no chance of breaking out the United States thanks to the deep medical infrastructure here.
Researchers in the United States and Australia have some good news for the fight against the potential pandemic of H1N1. Turns out that the vaccine will protect adults with only one dose, allowing more people to be inoculated against the flu.
The U.S. government is seeking thousands of volunteers for the first clinical trials of an H1N1 flu vaccine. The Takeaway talks to Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, which will oversee the trials.
The swine flu has been out of the headlines lately, but the H1N1 virus has already infected over one million people in the United States. Federal health officials are very concerned about a pandemic when flu season ramps up in the fall.
Swine flu is continuing it's spread around the globe, and there's one word on everyone's lips: vaccine. Can researchers create a vaccine that will stop the virus with one quick jab of a needle? How quickly can a vaccine be created?
The Avian Influenza has taken its toll on poultry populations over the years, but just how likely is a human pandemic? We get an update from the Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases.
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