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A new generation of challenges for the traditional yellow fever vaccine

Infectious Disease Advisor, November 28, 2017

The re-emergence of yellow fever, a disease once well controlled via vaccination, has some experts worried about vaccine shortages if the illness becomes more widespread. While the vaccine is effective, whole populations are not considered for vaccination unless there is a prevailing risk and eradication is not possible for a number of reasons. “The only diseases that can be eradicated are those that only infect humans. Any pathogen that has an animal reservoir cannot,” said UTMB’s Alan Barrett.

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