Two llamas in a field.

Could llama antibodies be the key to a coronavirus treatment?


Researchers discovered that a special type of antibody found in llamas could be vital in fighting the coronavirus infection in humans. The World speaks to professor James Naismith, the director of the Rosalind Franklin Institute in the UK, and lead researcher in a new study on llama antibodies.

a baby with blonde hair and a white dress receives a vaccination in the left thigh

‘Vaccine hesitancy’ is on the WHO’s list of 10 threats to global health in 2019

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Why 21st-century anti-vaxxers have nothing on their 18th-century counterparts

Ten-month old Lauren Durbin receives an injection for measles, mumps and rubella. Typically children do not receive the MMR vaccine until they are 12 months old.

What Sweden can teach America about measles vaccinations

A Syrian refugee girl helps her brother walk

One result of Syria’s war is an outbreak of polio

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After Killings, U.N. Stops Vaccine Work in Pakistan

Following the murders of two additional vaccine workers in Pakistan, the United Nations has announced that they will suspend the program. Declan Walsh has been following the story for The New York Times.