THURSDAY, MAY 25, 2017

Human trials for malaria vaccine set to begin

Human trials for a purported breakthrough Australian malaria drug are scheduled to begin in six months. Read More »

Second measles outbreak hits Minnesota

Minnesota state health officials have confirmed that two young children in Dakota County, Minn., are hospitalized, with one in critical condition, in the second outbreak of measles in the state this year. Read More »

H1N1 vaccine safe for kidney patients, study says

In a study, scientists from the Par de Salut Mer in Barcelona, Spain, found that the H1N1 influenza vaccine was safe in kidney patients but that a single dose of the vaccine produced poor results. Read More »

Antibodies found to fight HIV

In a recent study that could lead to a breakthrough in HIV vaccine research, scientists have identified 17 new antibodies with broad activity against the virus. Read More »

West Nile Virus reported in several European countries

Laboratory-confirmed cases of the West Nile virus have recently been reported by the World Health Organization in several European countries. Read More »

Officials optimistic that New Zealand measles outbreak is over

Public health officials in Auckland, New Zealand, are cautiously optimistic that an outbreak of measles in the region has been contained. Read More »

Rubella outbreak hits Fiji

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Healthcare vaccination rates lagging behind goal rates

Data released by the CDC on Monday indicates that influenza vaccination rates for healthcare workers are significantly below the Healthy People 2020 target of 90 percent. Read More »

Children receive the same flu protection regardless of how dose is given

According to a new federal study, children under the age of three receive roughly the same amount of protection from the flu vaccine regardless of what method is used to give the recommended two doses. Read More »

Research shows how FluMist elicits protection

New research from the Trudeau Institute in Saranac Lake, N.Y., may explain why the live attenuated influenza vaccine, also known as FluMist, elicits protection. Read More »

Narcolepsy linked to H1N1, not its vaccine

According to a Stanford University study, infections of the upper airway like the H1N1 virus responsible for the swine flu pandemic may trigger the onset of the sleep disorder narcolepsy. Read More »

Measles alert issued for New England train riders

Virginia state health officials recently issued an alert for anyone who shared a train with a foreign visitor to Northern Virginia who fell ill from the measles. Read More »

Hand, foot and mouth disease kills 81 in Vietnam so far this year

A severe outbreak of hand, foot and mouth disease has killed 81 children in Vietnam since the beginning of 2011, and health officials there say tens of thousands more have been infected. Read More »

Iowa healthcare workers lead the nation in vaccinations

The Iowa Healthcare Collaborative found that 92 percent of hospital staff members statewide received vaccinations in the winter of 2010, well above the national vaccination rate of approximately 50 percent. Read More »

Malaria warning issued for Greece

Six confirmed cases of malaria have been reported in Greece since June, prompting health officials to warn tourists to take precautions against mosquito bites. Read More »

Alaska has the highest TB rates in the nation

Tuberculosis rates in Alaska are reportedly among the highest in the United States, and many there who carry the potentially deadly disease are unaware that they have it. Read More »

Scientists use bacteria to stop dengue virus spread

Researchers in Australia have discovered that injecting the Wolbachia bacteria into mosquitoes can block them from transmitting the dengue virus, a disease that kills 20,000 people annually. Read More »

Iowa healthcare workers lead the nation in vaccinations

The Iowa Healthcare Collaborative found that 92 percent of hospital staff members statewide received vaccinations in the winter of 2010, well above the national vaccination rate of approximately 50 percent. Read More »

Alaska has the highest TB rates in the nation

Tuberculosis rates in Alaska are reportedly among the highest in the United States, and many there who carry the potentially deadly disease are unaware that they have it. Read More »

Alaska has the highest TB rates in the nation

Tuberculosis rates in Alaska are reportedly among the highest in the United States, and many there who carry the potentially deadly disease are unaware that they have it. Read More »