An investigation by the Health Protection Agency (HPA) of cases of hepatitis A from July to December last year revealed the total of seven cases in which sun dried tomatoes were implicated.
Scientists in the United States have developed a vaccine that attacks tumors, a breakthrough they hope will help fight breast, colon, ovarian and pancreatic cancer.
Malaria is spread by the Plasmodium parasite which invades human red blood cells.
So far attempts to develop a vaccine that prevents the organism entering cells have proved unsuccessful.
Scientists have developed a vaccine that could end the need for annual winter flu injections.
The Philippines remains one of the countries that are bird flu free.
Researchers are trying to find new proteins which can be used in a vaccine to trigger an immune response and provide long-term protection against Mycobacterium tuberculosis (MTB).
There are 3 types (A, B and C) of the influenza virus that can cause flu. Each has subtypical strain. H1N1 is a strain of the type A virus. H1N1 is what epidemiologists call a “triple reassortment” virus because it combines genes from different flu viruses, viral strains that normally affect pigs (swine flu), along with birds (avian flu) and human flu strains.
The invention of vaccines is no doubt, one of the greatest thing that had happened in medical science. The medical accomplishment it has done in providing immunity from various illnesses cannot be discounted, the world would have still be struggling to eradicate various deadly diseases if it were not of the medical breakthrough.