Australia to destroy $100 million of swine flu vaccine

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Cholera vaccinations in Haiti could begin in April

The Pan American Health Organization hopes that with the right funding, it can begin a cholera vaccination program in Haiti by April. Read More »

CDC recalls hundreds of thousands of H1N1 vaccine shots

The Center for Disease Control has issued a voluntary recall of hundreds of thousands of pediatric H1N1 swine flu shots for Read More »

South Dakota lead the nation in flu shots in 2009

According to a recently released survey by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, South Dakota had the highest flu vaccination rates for both H1N1 and seasonal flu in 2009. Read More »

TB trial demonstrates the role of Critical Path for TB Drug Development

An ongoing trial involving the use of three new drugs for tuberculosis demonstrates the role of the Critical Path for TB Drug Development in studies combining more than one investigational drug. Read More »

Google donates $4 million to fight polio

Google recently announced that it would donate $4 million to the U.S. Fund for UNICEF, which seeks to raise a total of $14 million to fund its oral polio vaccine pipeline. Read More »

U.K. swine flu death toll rises

Three deaths in the last week in the United Kingdom have increased this season Read More »

Study shows advantage of adjuvanted split-virus H1N1 vaccine

A study published in The Lancet last week revealed that an adjuvanted split-virus pandemic influenza A H1N1 vaccine provided a stronger and more rapid immune response against the disease than a whole-virion vaccine. Read More »

HHS teams with Walgreens to fight flu

The United States Department of Health and Human Services has announced that Walgreens will donate $10 million worth of vouchers for free flu shots. Read More »

French researchers use algae to fight malaria

Researchers from laboratories in northern France have protected and vaccinated mice against malaria using a starch created from green algae that was genetically modified to contain vaccine proteins. Read More »

Expert blames current U.K. flu outbreak on lack of awareness

Professor Steve Field has speculated that a lack of a public awareness campaign in the United Kingdom has contributed to a rise in H1N1 swine flu cases, which have doubled in the last week. Read More »

Pakistani polio victims traced to weakened vaccine

According to health authorities in Pakistan, over 78 percent of the confirmed polio cases in the country have been in children who were given polio drops. Read More »

Prison TB spreading the disease in the general population

According to researchers in Italy and Britain, the high incidence and spread of tuberculosis in prisons leads to a higher number of tuberculosis cases in the general population. Read More »

Medicago completes Phase II H5N1 vaccine trial

Canadian biotechnology company Medicago, Inc. has announced the completion of the first part of its Phase II human clinical trial for an H5N1 avian influenza vaccine. Read More »

Nurses feel prepared for potential flu epidemic

A survey of 525 nurses from leading hospitals in the United States found that 93 percent of nurses feel confident that hospitals are Read More »

Panama braces for cholera

The government of Panama issued a sanitary alert, promoting hygiene and awareness in an effort to prevent the spread of cholera, which has been spreading throughout Haiti since October. Read More »

Flu activity low so far this season

Flu activity in the U.S. has been low so far this fall, but the Centers for Disease Control predicts it will rise in the weeks and months to come. Read More »

Speedier new method of vaccine development created

A group of British researchers has developed a new screening process that can study possible deadly disease-causing bacteria that will lead to speedier development of vaccines. Read More »

Researchers create faster vaccine methodology

University of Rochester researchers have developed a new methodology for creating vaccines that uses genetically-altered bacteria to create an influenza vaccine. Read More »

Britain facing flu epidemic

Influenza levels in Britain are higher and are rising more sharply than they did at this point in 1999, when the country was on its way to a flu epidemic. Read More »