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.

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