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A vaccine for the Zika virus

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The Unted States government begun an investigation for the development of a vaccine against the Zika virus, but this will not happen overnight. Dr. Anibal J. Valentin Acevedo, Immunology Professor form the University of Puerto Rico - Aguadilla, points out that developing a vaccine that is effective against disease can take years of research.

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Learn about the influenza virus

Hector J. Alonso Quiñones's picture

In 2009 we saw the global hysteria that can take hold after an uncontrolled influenza outbreak.  The disease caused by the H1N1 virus, known as swine flu, infected hundreds of millions of people around the world.  In the United States, recent estimates show that the virus may have infected up to 90 million people and claimed around 12,500 lives.

Are vaccinations our responsibility?

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Aníbal J. Valentín Acevedo

First of two articles about vaccination.

Dr. Aníbal J. Valentín Acevedo explains the science behind vaccination and the importance of vaccinating children. 

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Few vaccinated against human papilloma virus

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Marga Parés Arroyo / mpares@elnuevodia.com

The vaccination against human papilloma virus (HPV) in Puerto Rico has been under the expected levels. The vaccines against HPV is the only vaccine known to help prevent cancer.

 

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Vaccination against papilloma is scarce

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Marga Parés Arroyo / Mpares@elnuevodia.com

Despite its potential to help prevent cervical cancer, the vaccination rates against the human papilloma virus are very low, partly due to lack of access and educaction about this vaccine.

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