CDC recommends two doses of flu vaccine for young children

In response to the pandemic H1N1 virus, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently recommended that unvaccinated children from the ages of six months to nine years of age be administered two doses of next autumn Read More »

West Nile virus reported in Washington

The discovery of the existence of West Nile virus in mosquitoes has been announced in Benton County, Wash. Read More »

Combined MMR vaccine tied to febrile seizures

A higher risk of brief, fever-related seizures has been tied to a combination vaccine for measles, mumps, rubella and chickenpox as compared to giving two separate shots. Read More »

Breakthrough in search for universal flu vaccine

A Seattle biotech company on the trail of a universal flu vaccine has announced the discovery of a common weakness in virtually all strains, past and present, of the flu virus. Read More »

Type 1 diabetes vaccine passes Phase 1 clinical trial

Bacillus Calmette-Guerin, a vaccine that could reverse Type 1 diabetes, has passed a Phase 1 clinical trial. Read More »

Demand for Provenge overwhelming Dendreon production

After the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Provenge, Dendreon's groundbreaking prostate cancer vaccine, in late April, the company announced that it would only be able to supply 2,000 patients over the following 12 months. Read More »

Emergency status of H1N1 tests terminated

Molecular diagnostic tests used during the peak of the H1N1 outbreak in 2009 have officially had their emergency use statuses terminated last week. Read More »

Ohio sees rises in whooping cough cases

While health officials in California have recently declared a whopping cough epidemic, their counterparts in Columbus, Ohio have also noted a significant rise in cases. Read More »

Low immunization rates tied to Calif. whooping cough epidemic

California's low immunization rates might be at the heart of the recent whooping cough epidemic, public health officials have said. Read More »

Progress made on pancreatic cancer vaccine

Progress has been announced on a vaccine to fight pancreatic cancer, which currently kills three-quarters of those diagnosed within a year and 95 percent within five years. Read More »