Latest News

VIDEO: New vaccines target global infections


 

AT SDEF LAS VEGAS DERMATOLOGY SEMINAR

 

LAS VEGAS– There are now vaccines for two infectious diseases that “are not purely dermatologic, but have a great impact on many patients around the world,” Kenneth J. Tomecki, MD, said in a video interview at Skin Disease Education Foundation’s annual Las Vegas Dermatology Seminar.

The recent development of a vaccine to protect against malaria, with an efficacy around 40%, “is something we should all be proud of,” said Dr. Tomecki of the Cleveland Clinic. Another advance is that there is now also a vaccine for Ebola that is so effective, it is being stockpiled in African countries in preparation for future Ebola outbreaks, he added.

Dr. Tomecki had no financial conflicts to disclose.

SDEF and this news organization are owned by the same parent company.

 

 

 

   Comments ()

Recommended for You

News & Commentary

Quizzes from MD-IQ

Research Summaries from ClinicalEdge

Next Article: