MONDAY, AUGUST 21, 2017

Rotavirus vaccination for children dramatically decreases hospitalization rates

In a CDC study, vaccination against rotavirus, a major cause of severe acute gastroenteritis in children, led to a dramatic decrease in hospitalization rates for infection among infants in three U.S. counties. Read More »

West Virginia dodges measles outbreaks

According to a Mid-Ohio Valley Health Department spokesman, despite the high number of measles cases this year in the United States, West Virginia has yet to report a single case. Read More »

European Medicines Agency recommends the approval of malaria vaccine

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Infants of influenza-vaccinated mothers less likely to be infected

New research shows that infants born to mothers vaccinated against influenza during pregnancy are 45 to 48 percent less likely to be hospitalized because of the illness than those born to unvaccinated mothers. Read More »

Global Fund may suspend funding to Nigeria

The Global Fund to Fight Aids, Tuberculosis and Malaria may suspend or terminate its funding to organizations in Nigeria as a result of massive fraud involving millions of dollars. Read More »

Cholera cases continue to rise in Haiti

There have been more than 18,000 cases of cholera recorded in the Haitian capital of Port-au-Prince since the beginning of May, which may be related to the start of the rainy season and flooding. Read More »

Class action lawsuit filed over TB exposure

A class action lawsuit was recently filed in Washington, D.C., by a group of MetroAccess riders who charged that the transit service exposed them to tuberculosis. Read More »

Measles vaccinations on the rise in the U.K.

Ninety-percent of children two years of age in the United Kingdom have received their first measles vaccine, the highest level of MMR vaccinations in 13 years a recent report has revealed. Read More »

GAO says federal investment in flu technology is $2.1 billion since 2005

A recent review by the U.S. Government Accountability Office puts the figure for federal investments in new flu vaccine technology at $2.1 billion since fiscal year 2005. Read More »

Global funding for malaria research has increased four-fold in the last 16 years

A new report has found that annual global funding for malaria research and development has increased four-fold in the last 16 years. Read More »

Study supports hepatitis B vaccination for pregnant women

A study by University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center maternal-fetal specialists has confirmed that a potential new protocol for hepatitis B vaccination in pregnant women was both effective and well-tolerated. Read More »

Flu vaccinations for low income areas should be given first, study says

A recent study by Dr. Bruce Lee of the University of Pittsburgh suggests that flu vaccines should be given to low income areas first to best prevent an epidemic in case of a shortage. Read More »

Study supports hepatitis B vaccination for pregnant women

A study by University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center maternal-fetal specialists has confirmed that a potential new protocol for hepatitis B vaccination in pregnant women was both effective and well-tolerated. Read More »

Osteoporosis could hold key to fighting influenza

According to research recently published in the Journal of Experimental Medicine, an osteoporosis drug may be effective in killing a range of influenza viruses, including those like the H5N1 bird flu virus that is dangerous to people. Read More »

Experts gather in Toronto to prepare for future pandemics

A meeting organized by the International Forum of Acute Care Trialists, an international organization of critical care researchers, gathered in Toronto this week to prepare for future pandemics. Read More »

CDC pinpoints source of Haiti cholera

According to the July issue of the CDC's Emerging Infectious Diseases, the cholera epidemic currently sweeping Haiti was brought to the country by the United Nations. Read More »

Mozambique trumpets success of measles vaccination campaign

The Health Ministry of Mozambique is touting the success of its national vaccination campaign to fight measles. Read More »