WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2017

H1N1 may be mutating

Researchers overseas think that the H1N1 influenza virus may be mutating, but say more study will be needed to determine how deadly the new strain is. Read More »

Shingles vaccine reaches prevention milestone

A Merck & Co. vaccine recently met one of its major goals by preventing the onset of the shingles in adults between the ages of 50 and 59, the company has announced. Read More »

Iowa facing rise of whooping cough cases

The number of cases of pertussis, or whooping cough, is rising in Iowa, prompting state health officials to urge people to get vaccinated. Read More »

Cholera outbreak hits Haiti

An outbreak of what is thought to be cholera has spread in northern Haiti, leading to the death of at least 138 people. Read More »

Doctors say pharmacies receive flu vaccine priority

While drug stores across the country are beefing up efforts to launch flu vaccination campaigns, a group of doctors in Michigan are complaining about vaccines being shipped out to pharmacy chains first.. Read More »

Ted Turner donates $1 billion to fight polio

Cable News Network founder and chairman of the United Nation Read More »

More than 250 die of cholera in Haiti

Port-au-Prince, the capital of the island nation of Haiti, is facing a major cholera epidemic, with more than 250 people killed and health officials continuing to detect new cases in the city. Read More »

New meningitis vaccine begins testing

Burkina Faso, Mali and Niger are the testing ground for a new meningitis vaccine that could potentially save lives throughout the world. Read More »

Chicago sees drug-resistant bacteria spreading

An effort to mobilize a response has been formed in reaction to a dangerous drug-resistant bacterium that appears to be spreading through Chicago hospitals and nursing homes. Read More »

Ninety-nine cholera cases confirmed in Pakistan

From across the flood-ravaged areas of Pakistan, the World Health Organization has recently confirmed 99 cases of the intestinal infection cholera. Read More »

Ohio sees new strain of MRSA

Health officials in Ohio say they have encountered a particularly stubborn strain of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, or MRSA, which is a common bacterial infection that is usually acquired in hospitals. Read More »

Meningtis vaccine shows protection in infants

A late-stage study has shown that Novartis' meningitis vaccine Menveo provides increased levels of protective antibodies in infants. Read More »

Mandatory vaccinations at hospitals show rate improvement

A mandatory vaccination rule Read More »

Experts make hepatitis B recommendations for children

An expert panel of pediatric liver specialists was recently called by the Hepatitis B Foundation to formulate the first national recommendations for the treatment of children with chronic hepatitis B virus infections. Read More »

Nearly 300 cholera deaths reported in Haiti

There have now been nearly 300 reported deaths from the cholera outbreak that has gripped Haiti in recent weeks. Read More »

New polio vaccine eradicates two wild strains

Officials with the World Health Organization in Switzerland say a new oral polio vaccine may hold the ability too eradicate two wild strains of the deadly disease. Read More »

WHO warns Haiti cholera outbreak will get worse

The head of the World Health Organization Read More »

California reports 6,257 total whooping cough cases

According to California health officials, there are now 6,257 confirmed, probable or suspected cases of pertussis, or whooping cough, in the state and the number is continuing to rise. Read More »

Meningitis vaccine recommended for teens

A health advisory committee advised this week that teens should receive meningitis booster vaccines. Read More »

FDA approves new drug to treat hepatitis B

Bristol-Myers Squibb announced this week that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved a supplemental New Drug Application for Baraclude,to treat chronic hepatitis B in adults with liver disease. Read More »