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The United States Department of Health and Human Services has offered a contract to Novamax, Inc. for development of vaccines for the flu virus.
Experts released a figure explaining the flu has accounted for nearly 10 percent of adult deaths, officially placing the flu season this year at what could be classified as an epidemic.
While no individual vaccine exists for whooping cough, students are required to have a Tdap shot. The shot includes vaccination of tetanus, diptheria, and whooping cough.
In a recent study in Helsinki, Finland, a group of children between the ages of 4 and 9 years old, have been noted to have narcolepsy after being given the vaccine for swine flu.
A significant donation offered by Bill Gates’ foundation the crown prince of Abu Dhabi may help alleviate disease in Afghanistan and Pakistan.