Ebola

WHO and Partners agree on a common approach to strengthen Ebola preparedness in unaffected countries

The World Health Organization (WHO) and partner organizations meeting in Brazzaville have agreed on a range of core actions to support countries unaffected by Ebola in strengthening their preparedness in the event of an outbreak.

Yellow fever vaccination booster not needed
17 May 2013 -- The yellow fever booster vaccination given ten years after the initial vaccination is not necessary. WHOs Strategic Advisory Group of Experts on immunization (SAGE) has reviewed the latest evidence and concluded that a single dose of vaccination is sufficient to confer life-long immunity against yellow fever disease. This information is crucial for countries where yellow fever is endemic, because it will allow them to reconsider their vaccine scheduling. It is also important for travellers.
FDA alerts health care providers of adverse reactions associated with steroid injections from Main Street Family Pharmacy in Tennessee
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is working closely with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Tennessee Board of Pharmacy to investigate reports of seven adverse events associated with steroid injections compounded by Main Street Family Pharmacy, LLC (Main Street) of Newbern, Tenn.
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