18% of Vaccinated children with Persistent Cough Have Pertussis

Research published on the 24th of June has added to concerns over the effectiveness of whooping cough vaccinations without an additional booster for school age children. The study from the Oxford University found that from a sample of 279 children, who had visited their doctor with a persistent cough lasting 2-8 weeks, 20% were confirmed as having whooping cough, also …

Dengue Mosquito Population Reduced by 79% in Jacobina, Bahia, Using Oxitec Solution

April 10, 2014 A project taking place in Jacobina, Bahia has again shown the effectiveness of the Oxitec OX513A mosquito in reducing the dengue mosquito population. Led by the social organisation Moscamed, the project showed that releases of the genetically modifiedĀ Aedes aegyptimosquitoes (OX513A) reduced by 79% the wild dengue mosquito population after six months. The results obtained in the neighbourhood …