TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 2017

Indiana confirms 15th measles case

Public health officials in Indiana recently confirmed a 15th case of the measles in the central portion of the state. Read More »

New pneumococcal vaccine version may prevent spread of the disease

A newly released study has shown that replacing the current pneumococcal vaccine with a new version may prevent the spread of the disease while remaining economically feasible. Read More »

Federal panel recommends whooping cough vaccination for all adults

A federal advisory panel voted on Wednesday to expand its recommendation of who should get the whooping cough vaccine to include a wider range of adults, recommending that all adults in the United States get vaccinated. Read More »

Lack of infection control cited in Conn. TB exposure

Connecticut state officials investigating a tuberculosis case at the Charter Oak Health Center in Hartford reported on Wednesday that the community health center has no medical director and no organized program for infection control. Read More »

Mothers may not pass on high malaria immunity levels

New research suggests that mothers who have received treatment for malaria may pass on lower levels of immunity to their children than might otherwise be expected. Read More »

Republic of Congo reports 340 cholera cases

Health authorities in the Republic of Congo have reported approximately 340 confirmed cases of cholera since June in the northern district of Likouala. Read More »

Breakthrough by Vancouver scientists could lead to HIV vaccine

Vancouver scientists have made a discovery that breaks through HIV's cloaking device, which allows the virus to go undetected by the immune system, in a development that could result in a vaccine. Read More »

WHO releases next season's influenza vaccine recommendations

The World Health Organization recommended on Thursday that two of the three strains in next season's influenza vaccine be changed for the Northern Hemisphere. Read More »

British authorities fear measles outbreak in Sussex

British health authorities recently expressed concern that an outbreak of measles in Sussex could develop into a minor epidemic. Read More »

InDevR announces plans for flu diagnosinv device

The Boulder-based InDevR, LLC, recently announced plans to hire several new scientists as it begins work on a device capable of diagnosing influenza and other infectious diseases at the point of care. Read More »

Malaria cases on the rise in troops in Afghanistan

According to a report by the Armed Forces Health Surveillance Center, cases of malaria among U.S. troops in Afghanistan are at their highest rate in nine years. Read More »

India sets goals of eliminating measles and neo-natal tetanus

After finding success in the fight against polio, the government of India has decided to eliminate deaths from measles and neo-natal tetanus by strengthening immunization activities. Read More »

CDC offers explanations for mild flu season

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently offered several explanations for this year's mild influenza season in the United States. Read More »

TB levels in London as high as those in some African countries

A new survey by Britain's National Health Service shows that tuberculosis infection rates in some London neighborhoods match those in found in African countries where the disease is endemic. Read More »

Osteoporosis drug may help fight malaria

According to a study by researchers at the University of Illinois, a chemically modified drug used to fight osteoporosis may be helpful in the battle against malaria. Read More »

WHO takes India off of the polio-endemic countries list

The World Health Organization has taken India off of the list of polio-endemic countries, which suggests that the wild polio virus has been completely eliminated from the environment. Read More »

Indonesia reports fourth avian influenza death

Indonesian health officials recently reported the country's fourth human death this year caused by the avian influenza virus. Read More »

Flu season has latest start in 27 years

U.S. hospitals marked a slight increase in influenza activity during the first week in February, marking the beginning of the flu season. Read More »

Forty-two percent of Nigerian children infected with malaria

According to a survey conducted by the National Malaria Control Program, 42 percent of Nigerian children are infected with the malaria parasite. Read More »

Global Health Technologies Coalition warns of U.S. budget cuts' damage to disease fight

The Global Health Technologies Coalition, which is made up of 40 health-related groups, has warned that if the U.S. makes deep cuts in its federal budget, the progress made on many diseases could be reversed. Read More »