Yellow fever vaccine shortage puts strain on Brown Medicine as only R.I. supplier

PRELIMINARY SHOT: Gladys Torre, a medical assistant at Brown Medicine, administers the yellow-fever vaccine to Dr. Jacob Babu, an orthopedic surgery resident at Brown Medicine, before he travels to Africa. 
 / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO
PRELIMINARY SHOT: Gladys Torre, a medical assistant at Brown Medicine, administers the yellow-fever vaccine to Dr. Jacob Babu, an orthopedic surgery resident at Brown Medicine, before he travels to Africa. 
 / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO
When the nation’s sole yellow-fever vaccine manufacturer paused production in April during a global outbreak, local travelers had one spot for shots, a recurring theme in what the National Center for Biotechnology Information calls the declining inoculation industry. The yellow-fever virus is transmitted by the Aedes genus of mosquito, which can also carry Zika and…

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