Tag Archives: Vaccination

Microbiology Society Marjory Stephenson Prize 2018: Professor Geoffrey Smith

  In April at the Microbiology Society Annual Conference 2018, Professor Geoffrey Smith from the University of Cambridge was awarded the Marjory Stephenson Prize. He gave his talk on ‘Vaccinia Virus: a portrait of a poxvirus’. In this post, Alison … Continue reading

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Vaccines: From the cowshed to the clinic

Vaccines are an essential component of public health, keeping people safe against disease. But how do they work, how are they manufactured and what are the challenges involved? We spoke to Dr Sarah Gilbert from the Jenner Institute to find … Continue reading

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Crimean-Congo Haemorrhagic Fever: A Phantom Menace

Viral haemorrhagic fevers are a poorly understood group of diseases, but they have entered the public consciousness in unprecedented fashion due to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. The viruses that cause these diseases are transmitted by a range of vectors that … Continue reading

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World Polio Day 2014

24 October is World Polio Day, an event that aims to raise awareness of the continuing threat of polio to children in some parts of the world. A global effort to eradicate the disease has been ongoing for 26 years, … Continue reading

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