Wistar Wire: Vaccines

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Today, September 28, is World Rabies Day. According to the Centers for Disease Control, rabies causes 55,000 deaths annually around the world.
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A decade ago, if someone told me that we might willingly sacrifice our collective immunity to pertussis—whooping cough—I would likely have considered that person to possess a dark view of humanity. Sadly, I would have been wrong to do so.
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The Wistar community has lost a respected colleague in H Fred Clark, D.V.M, Ph.D., who died this past weekend after a long illness. Fred was one of a mighty triumvirate of researchers, including Stanley Plotkin, M.D., and Paul Offit, M.D., who are chiefly responsible for the rotavirus vaccine Rotateq, which has made a tremendous difference in the health of children here in the US and around the world.
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Wistar's Scott Hensley shares his thoughts with the Philadelphia Inquirer on the possible reasons behind this year's abnormally mild flu season, which the Inquirer calls "the kindest flu season in 29 years."
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