SUNDAY, AUGUST 20, 2017

As many as 1,300 exposed to TB in San Diego

The San Diego County Health and Human Services Agency notified approximately 1,300 people on Thursday that they had possibly been exposed to tuberculosis at the downtown San Diego American Indian Health Center. Read More »

Sixth measles case reported in Salt Lake City

A sixth Granite School District student has tested positive for the measles in Salt Lake City, Utah, the Salt Lake Valley Health Department has announced. Read More »

Number of measles cases in Minnesota outbreak rises

According to the Minnesota state health department, three additional cases of measles have been reported this week, raising the number of confirmed cases to 20. Read More »

The Philippines takes action against cholera outbreak

The national government of the Philippines has sent health workers to a remote municipality in the western tip of the county after reports that the area has suffered dozens of deaths from a cholera outbreak. Read More »

Study shows HPV vaccine can be delayed with minimal loss of effectiveness

A recent study conducted by Kathleen M. Neuzil has found that delaying doses of the vaccine against human papilloma virus until months later than recommended does not make the vaccine less safe or effective. Read More »

Stars come out to fight malaria

Celebrities from the screen, stage and television banded together Saturday night in Los Angeles to help raise money for the global fight against malaria. Read More »

CDC reports influenza continuing to slow

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention announced on Friday that the flu activity spanning the United States has continued to show signs of slowing. Read More »

Congress allocates $1.05 billion to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria

Congress passed a federal budget bill on Thursday that will allocate $1.05 billion to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria during the 2011 fiscal year. Read More »

American Academy of Pediatrics calls for anti-vaccine billboard to be taken down

The American Academy of Pediatrics is has called for an anti-vaccine billboard in New York's Times Square to be removed. Read More »

Measles alert issued in New Jersey

Two young adults from France were treated at St. Claire Read More »

Novavax names new CEO

Stanley C. Erck, the former executive chairman of Novavax, Inc., has been appointed as the company's new president and chief executive officer. Read More »

Utah measles outbreak rises to nine

Since the measles outbreak started nearly two weeks ago, health officials in Salt Lake City, Utah, announced on Tuesday that there are now nine confirmed cases of measles. Read More »

Medecins Sans Frontieres says more expensive malaria drug would save more lives

Medecins Sans Frontieres announced on Tuesday that up to 200,000 deaths from severe malaria could be averted each year if countries were to switch to a more expensive but more effective drug. Read More »

Study shows children getting influenza vaccinations earlier in the season

Children have been getting more influenza vaccinations and earlier in the season in recent years, but parents have not responded to the efforts to extend vaccination season into January and February, a new study has revealed. Read More »

Adjuvant and vaccine approach may protect newborns

Children's Hospital Boston has developed a new approach to infectious diseases using an adjuvant with a vaccine to protect newborns whose immune systems respond poorly to most vaccines. Read More »

More than 6,500 meales cases reported in Europe this year

The World Health Organization reported on Wednesday that at least 6,500 cases of measles have been confirmed in 12 European countries so far this year. Read More »

Global Fund suspects $2.3 million in malaria medication stolen

The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria suspects that malaria medication valued at almost $2.3 million may have been stolen from government-run distributions centers in Africa and several other locations. Read More »

Chest x-rays for immigrants in the U.K. might be missing TB

According to research by an Imperial College London team, the current practice of performing chest X-rays on immigrants to the United Kingdom for incidence of tuberculosis may be causing doctors to miss many cases. Read More »

Scientists propose adaptive clinical trials to find HIV vaccine

Scientists working at and funded by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases have proposed using adaptive clinical trial designs to accelerate development of an HIV vaccine after a decade of large-scale efficacy trials. Read More »

Haitian president-elect vows to fight cholera

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