New Case of Polio Diagnosed in New York, Poliovirus Found in Wastewater in Two Counties

Experts say it is time ‘to restore our confidence in vaccines’ as many medical laboratories take steps to support testing for the polio virus Clinical laboratories and microbiologists in the state of New York will want to know that, in July, a man in New York was diagnosed with polio and subsequently the virus was detected in the wastewater of two New York counties. The area, Rockland County, N.Y., just north of New York City, was also at the forefront of a measles outbreak that occurred in...

DNA Vaccine for Horses Holds Promise for Better, Safer Human Vaccines

Milestone demonstration validates effectiveness of DNA vaccine technology in large mammals Why is registration of a new equine vaccine for West Nile virus generating excitement among biomedical researchers? It represents a breakthrough in DNA vaccine technology, demonstrating this new class of vaccines is viable for human use. Many pathologists and clinical laboratory professionals will find this news noteworthy for several reasons. First, it is an important milestone in the use of molecular...
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