WEDNESDAY, MARCH 29, 2017

Cholera rates dropping in Haiti

A U.S.-based health group recently announced that it has seen a precipitous drop in the number of people seeking treatment for cholera in Haiti. Read More »

Modified TB bacteria shows protection in mice

A vaccine made up of a genetically modified bacterium that is closely related to the tuberculosis causing Mycobacterium tuberculosis protected mice against TB in a recent study. Read More »

Study finds high efficacy level for malaria vaccine

According to a recent study, an experimental malaria vaccine tested on children in Burkina Faso has shown a high level of efficacy in protecting against the disease. Read More »

Measles epidemic hits Somalia

The famine in Somalia has brought with it a deadly measles epidemic that is taxing an already beleaguered healthcare system. Read More »

MRSA might be gaining antimicrobial resistance, study shows

According to a new study, the overuse of over-the-counter anti-bacterial skin treatments in the United States might be leading to the development of a new antimicrobial resistant strain of MRSA, a contagious staph bacteria. Read More »

Calif. man charged over anthrax hoax letters

A California man was recently charged with two felonies for sending letters filled with a white powder to the city halls in San Carlos and South San Francisco over the summer. Read More »

Malaria vaccine's failure shows glimmer of hope

A new blood-stage malaria vaccine may have recently failed to prevent clinical infection in a randomized trial, but investigators hope that the product could be helpful in the creation of a multicomponent vaccine. Read More »

AIDS, TB rates decline on NYC

New York City has seen a significant decline in the number of cases HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and sexually transmitted diseases thanks to improved medical care. Read More »

Measles case investigated in New Mexico

The New Mexico Department of Health is investigating its third measles case this year, a baby boy from Lincoln County, N.M. Read More »

Non-vaccinated school children barred from Calif. schools

A state-imposed deadline requiring that all seventh through 12th graders receive whooping cough booster shots or signed exemptions has forced Calif. schools to send thousands of students home and group others in campus gyms. Read More »

Dengue fever grips Pakistan

An outbreak of dengue fever in Lahore, Pakistan, has killed 25 people and sickened approximately 6,000 more over the past two months. Read More »

Review calls for new safeguars for the Global Fund

A review recently found that a $22 billion fund established to fight disease around the world lacks sufficient safeguards to prevent fraud and must reform if it is to remain effective. Read More »

Malaria rates drop in East Africa

According to new research published in PLoS ONE, incidents of malaria in the East African highlands have dropped dramatically in the past decade after a huge surge associated with climate change. Read More »

Third measles case confirmed in Wis.

Health officials in Milwaukee County, Wis., have confirmed a third case of measles as a girl under the age of one has contracted the viral disease. Read More »

Whooping cough efficacy declines after three years, study shows

According to the preliminary results of a new U.S. study, the vaccine for whooping cough commonly administered to young children begins to lose its effectiveness after three years. Read More »

Britain hit by measles

According to the Health Protection Agency, there have been 777 laboratory-confirmed cases of measles in Britain in the first seven months of 2011, compared with 374 for all of 2010. Read More »

Students exposed to TB at Texas school

Approximately 80 students, teachers and staff members at Ennis High School in Ennis, Texas, were recently found to have been exposed to tuberculosis. Read More »

Peptidases could hold key to anti-malarial breakthrough

Researchers recently evaluated two enzymes that the malaria parasite uses to chew up hemoglobin as potential targets for anti-malarial drugs. Read More »

Peptidases could hold key to anti-malarial breakthrough

Researchers recently evaluated two enzymes that the malaria parasite uses to chew up hemoglobin as potential targets for anti-malarial drugs. Read More »

Potential breakthrough made in search for AIDS vaccine

Researchers at John's Hopkins University and several European universities may have found a way to disarm the AIDS virus in research that could lead to a vaccine. Read More »