M. Alma Bracho
Professor of the Department of Genetics at the University of Valencia.
VIH

Since the late 1920s, a number of HIV vaccine strategies have been discarded, but research continues with phase I vaccine prototypes.
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Epidemiological surveillance of viruses based on wastewater is a very useful tool for studying diseases, as is the case with the SARS-CoV-2 virus.

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Poliomyelitis cases have increased globally in the last year. The oral polio vaccine is very effective and acts on the first line of defence.
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While it would be unwise to consider SARS-CoV-2 as evolutionarily exhausted, it is beginning to struggle to find new evolutionary improvements.
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We remember June Almeida, the first person to photograph a human coronavirus.
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virus names

The WHO published recommendations on how to name new infectious diseases to avoid stigmatising a country, community, or economic sector.
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Our intelligence may be the only recourse against emerging infectious diseases like SARS-CoV-2.
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Maurice Hilleman

Maurice Hilleman is probably the scientist who has prevented the highest number of deaths and illnesses from infection in the history of medicine. He and his team obtained or improved more than 25 vaccines against viruses and bacteria.
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coronavirus illustration

Let us look at the coronavirus outbreak in China. Dissemination of accurate and well-interpreted information is key in the early stages of an emerging outbreak.
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paediatrics vaccine

High vaccine coverage is encountering an unexpected obstacle. Recent evidence suggests that anti-vaccination attitudes and concerns are infecting some communities' health care workers.
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