MONDAY, MAY 22, 2017

CDC holding meetings on meningitis vaccine

Representatives from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are gathered in Seattle to mull over whether young children should be required to have a vaccine for meningitis. Read More »

New insights into historical influenza pandemics published

A special supplement published by Vaccine reveals new insights about historical influenza pandemics, including how the 1889 pandemic affected different age-groups and the strange age distribution in the pandemic of 1918-1920. Read More »

WHO warns of measles in Ethiopia and Kenya

The World Health Organization recently warned that is concerned about the spread of the measles in Ethiopia and Kenya. Read More »

TB blood tests are dangerous, WHO warns

The World Health Organization recently warned that tuberculosis blood tests are dangerous for patients because they are unreliable and often produce the wrong results. Read More »

Measles outbreak in New Zealand grows to 72

The measles outbreak in Auckland, New Zealand, has risen to 72 cases, with health officials warning that the disease is likely to spread. Read More »

VirxSys Corp. announces positive results for HIV vaccine

Researchers at the Maryland-based VirxSys Corporation have announced positive findings for their VRX1273 HIV vaccine at the 6th International AIDS Society Conference on HIV Pathogens, Treatments and Prevention in Rome. Read More »

Breakthroughs made in search for meningococcus B vaccine

New research is bringing scientists closer to the development of a vaccine that is capable of protecting against hundreds of strains of meningococcus B, the most common cause of bacterial meningitis. Read More »

MedImmune files for quadrivalent influenza vaccine approval

MedImmune has filed for approval of a quadrivalent influenza vaccine that contains two influenza B strains. Read More »

Seven measles cases reported in Florida

Florida health officials have reported seven cases of measles in Florida and doctors are recommending that parents make sure to get vaccinations for their unimmunized children. Read More »

Two doses of flu vaccine may enhance immunogenicity in infants

According to a randomized controlled trial reported online July 18 in Pediatrics, the administration of two full trivalent inactivated influenza vaccine doses to infants may enhance immunogenicity without increasing reactogenicity. Read More »

FDA approves flu vaccines from six manufacturers

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved flu vaccines from six manufacturers for the 2011 Read More »

WHO warns of measles in Europe

The World Health Organization recently warned that cases of the measles are on the rise in Europe and urged people to get vaccinated in order to prevent it from spreading. Read More »

Pakistan launches massive polio vaccination campaign

Health officials in Pakistan are in the middle of a three day nationwide polio eradication campaign throughout the country in an effort to administer anti-polio drops to children under the age of five. Read More »

Nigeria sees signs of polio resurgence

Officials from UNICEF said on Tuesday that northern Nigeria has seen signs of a resurgence of polio cases, which threatens to erase gains that had led to the near eradication of the disease in the country. Read More »

NIAID provides grant for AIDS vaccine research in nonhuman primates

The Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center recently received a grant from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases to lead a consortium for AIDS vaccine research in nonhuman primates. Read More »

FDA authorizes clinical trial of intranasal Ampligen

Drug-maker Hemispherx Biopharma, Inc., recently received authorization from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to begin a new clinical trial of intranasal Ampligen when used in conjunction with commercially approved seasonal influenza vaccine. Read More »

Cayman Islands to be declared measles-free

According to the Cayman Islands' Public Health Department, the territory is measles, rubella and congenital rubella syndrome-free and is preparing to get the territory certified as a measles-free zone. Read More »

TB patient in U.K. returns to hospital for court ordered treatment

A Lancashire, United Kingdom man with tuberculosis who failed to attend medical treatment sessions has turned himself in at a Lancashire hospital. Read More »

Polio eradication goal may be unrealistic, experts warn

International experts warned that the goal of eradicating polio completely by 2012 is becoming unrealistic. Read More »

Polio kills more than 250 in the Democratic Republic of Congo

A cholera outbreak present in four provinces across the Democratic Republic of Congo has killed more than 250 people since March. Read More »