• New HIV vaccine to go on trial in SA, scientists say it could be the final nail in the coffin for HIV

    New HIV vaccine to go on trial in SA, scientists say it could be the final nail in the coffin for HIV

    A new HIV vaccine is set to be tested in a trial to be launched in South Africa Wednesday in what many scientists say could be “the final nail in the coffin” for the disease if it is successful.

    The study, called HVTN 702, aims to enroll 5,400 sexually active men and women aged between 18 and 35 at 15 sites across South Africa, and will be the largest and most advanced HIV vaccine clinical trial to take place in South Africa, […]

  • No vaccine for Lassa fever prevention yet – NCDC

    No vaccine for Lassa fever prevention yet – NCDC

    According to reports, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) says that there is no vaccine that is clinically proven to be effective in the prevention of Lassa fever at the moment.

    Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu, the Chief Executive Officer of NCDC told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Tuesday in Abuja that the only medical tool available to combat the disease for now was called Ribavrin.

    According to Ihekweazu, Ribavrin is a medicine if given early to patients who are infected […]