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Mexico joins Philippines, Brazil with dengue vaccine

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DENGUE VACCINE. Sanofi is rolling out the dengue vaccine in the private sector in Mexico while health authorities prepare a public immunization plan. File photo from Sanofi Pasteur

‘We estimate that in Mexico and in other countries that the benefits will outweigh the costs of the (vaccine) intervention,’ says Guillaume Leroy, head of Sanofi’s dengue program

MEXICO CITY, Mexico (Sept. 10, 2016) —  While the world awaits a Zika vaccine, the first ever injection against dengue fever is spreading, with Mexico becoming next week the latest country where people can get the shot.  Continue reading Mexico joins Philippines, Brazil with dengue vaccine

Chile researchers develop vaccine for virus common in children

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According to the Mayo Clinic in the United States, RSV is so common that most children have been infected with it by age two

SANTIAGO, Chile (Jan. 9, 2016) — Researchers in Chile said Friday they have developed the first vaccine against a virus that commonly causes lung and respiratory tract infections in children.

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