Experts warn on the rising threat of measles in the U.S.

Measles

Tweet The Global Virus Network announced on Tuesday that with a startling rise of measles cases in the U.S., the measles could be a new threat to the country. The Global Virus Network, which is a coalition of the world’s … Read More »

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Community pushes for free child vaccination in Pennsylvania pharmacies

vaccine

TweetRepresentatives from several veteran benefit organizations joined together on Monday at the Pennsylvania Capitol Rotunda to push for the expedited passage of legislation to allow children to be vaccinated by local pharmacists for free. Rep. Seth Grove (R-Pa.) and Sen. … Read More »

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Second West Nile virus death confirmed in Louisiana

West Nile virus

Tweet The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals announced on Friday that it has confirmed a second West Nile virus death in the state. The second death, reported in Ouachita Parish, follows one in Rapides Parish reported earlier this year. … Read More »

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Massachusetts reports fourth human case of West Nile virus

West Nile virus

Tweet The Massachusetts Department of Public Health announced the confirmation on Thursday of the fourth human case of West Nile virus in the state this year. The case was confirmed in a resident of Essex County who is in his … Read More »

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Leukemia & Lymphoma Society: California must reconsider its insurance standard benefit design

Mark Velleca

Tweet California must reconsider its current insurance standard benefit design because of the potential negative impact on specialty medication users like cancer patients, the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society said on Monday. Mark Velleca, LLS’s chief policy and advocacy officer, said … Read More »

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Dallas County adds more power to West Nile virus anti-mosquito campaign

Tweet The Dallas County Commissioners Court recently approved a $350,000 contract to add to the county’s capacity to fight mosquitoes carrying West Nile virus. The new contract was signed with Vector Disease Control International of Little Rock, Arkansas. The company … Read More »

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House subcommittee discusses flu season with health agency heads

Tweet Officials from both the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration recently gave testimony before the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations. The questioning focused predominantly on the effects … Read More »

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Influenza activity decreases in U.S.

Tweet While influenza activity remained elevated in the United States, activity decreased in most areas in the week ending February 2, according to a recent report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Of 10,132 specimens that were tested … Read More »

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Vermont legislator introduces bill to eliminate pertussis vaccine exemptions

Delaware receives major HHS vaccine grant

Vermont health department provides $45,000 grant for Twin States Network

Flu season peaks in Minnesota

Arizona state health official concerned about vaccine exemptions

U.S. seniors hit hard by hepatitis B

Federal government contends with flu vaccine shortages

Dausey: U.S. not prepared for flu pandemic

Fewer than half of Americans received flu vaccine in the last two years

U.S. experiencing TB medicine shortage

Seniors hit hardest in continuing increase of flu activity

Man caught on U.S. border with drug-resistant TB

Group exposes gaps in flu policy

U.S. hospitals seeing sudden rise in RSV cases

Eighteen children dead from flu complications in the U.S.

Influenza activity up nationwide

Illinois flu outbreak is one of worst in the U.S.

New California immunization law requires parents to make informed decisions

Dengue fever increases by 70 percent in U.S. in 2012

Experts: California due for outbreak of influenza

CDC continues to track compounding pharmacy-related illnesses

Experts disagree over H5N1 as HHS select agent

Two Michigan children die of flu

Flu activity increases in Northern Hemisphere