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  • Shortage of hepatitis A and B-containing vaccines

    Shortage of hepatitis A and B-containing vaccines

    NOV 01, 2017
    There is currently a global shortage of Hepatitis A and Hepatitis B, and combination vaccines containing these components. This is due to a manufacturing issue and more stocks are anticipated for the New Year.
  • Pneumonic plague in Madagascar

    Pneumonic plague in Madagascar

    NOV 01, 2017
    In the News recently is the ongoing outbreak of plague in Madagascar, which has so far claimed 102 lives. Since December 2016, there have been 1,297 reported cases, of which 846 (65%) have been of the pneumonic type (Source: UN Children’s Fund, 22/10/2017). The outbreak is yet to peak.
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