TB detected at Ohio high school

According to the school board president of Lorain High School in Lorain, Ohio, a student at the school has tested positive for the active form of tuberculosis. Read More »

New test can rapidly detect MRSA

Scientists at Edinburgh University have developed a new test to show whether lesions or wounds have been infected with bacteria, including methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus. Read More »

HIV superinfection may hold clues to vaccine development

U.S. researchers recently showed that women who have been infected by two different strains of HIV from two different sexual partners have a more robust antibody response than those with only one strain. Read More »

Yemeni measles outbreak could worsen

More than 150 Yemeni children under the age of five have died as a result of measles infections since mid-2011. Read More »

Drug candidate prevents growth of malaria parasite

A compound created in the labs at the Yale School of Medicine has shown promise for its ability to neutralize dangerous bacteria and for preventing the growth of the malaria parasite. Read More »

TB cases increasing in Liberia

According to the National Leprosy and Tuberculosis Control Program in Liberia, the number of estimated tuberculosis cases is on the rise to approximately 326 cases per 100,000 people. Read More »

Ireland reports first avian influenza case in 14 years

Health and agriculture officials in Ireland were recently alerted to the country's first case of avian influenza in 14 years. Read More »

London 2012 Olympics puts U.K. at heightened risk for pandemic

New research suggests that England faces an increased risk of a flu pandemic because of the millions of tourists expected to arrive in London for the 2012 Olympics. Read More »

Walgreens presents data on increased immunization access

Walgreens presented new data last week at the 2012 National Immunization Conference, showing evidence of the company's leadership in the expansion of access to immunizations and support of U.S. disease prevention. Read More »

Wash. state declares whooping cough epidemic

The Washington State Health Department has declared its large increase in cases of whooping cough, also known as pertussis, as an epidemic. Read More »

Combination malaria therapy shows success against P. vivax and P. falciparum

Malaria infection in infants could be cut by up to 30 percent with a combination anti-malarial treatment given intermittently over a year-long period. Read More »

Study suggests flu droplets travel farther than previously thought

A new study supports that airborne viruses can play a role in further spreading influenza and that using N95 respirators provide better protection than surgical masks. Read More »

Rapid TB detection may be on the horizon

Deborah Hung, a core faculty member of the Broad Institute, and her colleagues are working on a method to rapidly diagnose patients with tuberculosis and other pathogens to determine antibiotic resistance and susceptibility. Read More »

Reported decline in pneumonia deaths in U.S. may be false

According to a new study, recent reports that demonstrated a major dip in U.S. pneumonia cases and related deaths could be a glitch in how hospitals code for pneumonia and associated illnesses. Read More »

North American countries adopt pandemic coordination plan

A new plan released during the North American Leaders Summit addresses the need for a more coordinated approach to influenza pandemics in the United States, Canada and Mexico. Read More »

Study shows measles vaccine doesn't increase seizure risk in children

A new study shows that children between the ages of four to six are not at a greater risk of febrile seizures if they have taken the measles vaccine that includes protection against chickenpox. Read More »

Officials: Dutch soccer fans should get measles vaccination

Health officials with the Netherlands' Ministry of Public Health have advised Dutch soccer fans planning to travel to the European Championship matches in June and July in Poland and Ukraine to get measles vaccinations. Read More »

Cleveland BioLabs stock drops on BARDA news

Cleveland BioLabs, Inc. dropped $0.57 in the NASDAQ on Wednesday after the company was not invited to submit a funding proposal by the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority. Read More »

Haiti faces rise in cholera cases as rainy season hits

The United Nations humanitarian agency recently warned that the number of cholera cases in Haiti is expected to rise with the onset of the rainy season. Read More »

Drug-resistant malaria spreads in Asia

Researchers recently reported that a small pocket of drug-resistant malaria once confined to a small region in Southwest Asia has spread and worsened. Read More »