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Ebola now at 'turning point'

The Ebola epidemic in West Africa may have reached a turning point, according to the director of the Wellcome Trust, which is funding an unprecedented series of fast-tracked trials of vaccines and drugs against the disease. Writing in the Guardian, Dr Jeremy Farrar says that although there are  several bleak months ahead, “it is finally becoming possible to see some light. In the past 10 days, the international community has belatedly begun to take the actions necessary to start turning...

India to provide 4 free vaccines, including rotavirus

India to provide 4 free vaccines, including rotavirus

India will provide four new vaccines free of cost to its citizens as part of a programme to reduce child mortality, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said. They include one for rotavirus, which kills thousands of children a year. The disease causes dehydration and severe diarrhoea. It spreads via contaminated hands and surfaces, and...

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