We may never have to get more than one flu shot again.
- Scientists have discovered immune cells that can fight all different kinds of the flu virus.
- Depending on a patient's immune system, one shot could cover someone for 10 years or potentially life.
- This breakthrough could save thousands worldwide.
Nigeria, which accounted for more than half of all polio cases in 2012, reported zero new cases of the infectious disease in 2017.
The Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons issued a statement to remind its members of their fundamental obligation to science-based medicine and animal welfare.
But if the campaign isn’t successful, this scourge could return with a vengeance.
Polio (poliomyelitis) has plagued humankind throughout history. Ancient Egyptian records speak of its ravages as far back as 1403 BCE. Outbreaks struck many societies, leaving victims disabled or worse. One particularly bad epidemic in the US in 1916 took 6,000 lives. As the last century progressed, outbreaks burst onto the scene periodically.
Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson releases an emotional video on the state of science in America.