Outbreak of whooping cough continues in Washington

An outbreak of whooping cough, also known as pertussis, has continued to grow in the state of Washington, with 2,092 cases statewide so far in 2012. Read More »

Healthcare reform ruling may boost immunizations

The historic U.S. Supreme Court ruling on Thursday that upheld much of the 2010 healthcare reform law may give a major boost for immunizations and other preventive health services. Read More »

Measles outbreak continues in County Cork, Ireland

Public health authorities in Ireland have reported the number of measles cases confirmed in County Cork has risen to 64. Read More »

Norovirus suspected in Notre Dame summer camp outbreak

Public health investigators in Indiana are trying to discover how a suspected outbreak of norovirus began at a University of Notre Dame sports camps for middle- and high-school students. Read More »

Australian researchers attempt to develop single pneumonia and flu vaccine

Researchers at the University of Adelaide in South Australia will collaborate with the pharmaceutical industry to develop a single vaccine for both pneumonia and influenza. Read More »

Cholera outbreak may have hit Eastern Cuba

An outbreak of cholera in Eastern Cuba killed two people and has hospitalized 50 people, according to an unofficial report from a Miami-based website. Read More »

Maine university conducting research on anti-malarial bacteriophages

A team of scientists from the University of Southern Maine said that it is on track to develop a better anti-malaria vaccine by genetically modifying viruses to attack the malaria parasite. Read More »

Johnson & Johnson seeks approval for MDR-TB medicine

Johnson & Johnson recently announced that it is seeking approval for a new type of medicine to fight tuberculosis. Read More »

Cuba confirms outbreak of cholera

An outbreak of cholera that killed three people and infected 53 more in the southeast part of Cuba has been confirmed by Cuban health officials. Read More »

Drug-resistant TB on the rise in the U.K.

The number of drug-resistant cases of tuberculosis that could not be treated by common methods has jumped to 26 percent of cases in the United Kingdom, according to figures from the Health Protection Agency. Read More »

Polio cases on the rise in Afghanistan, Pakistan

A recent study suggests that the ongoing conflict in Afghanistan and problems with vaccination programs in Pakistan has lead to a rise in cases of the crippling childhood disease polio. Read More »

Immune response to aid in development of Chikungunya vaccine

A natural immune response in the human body could eventually lead to the development of a vaccine for the mosquito-borne Chikungunya virus. Read More »

Congress approves plan to stop drug shortages

Senate and House lawmakers approved a plan at the end of June to mandate early drug maker warnings about potential shortages of necessary medications. Read More »

MRSA infections decline in military personnel

A decline of Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus occurred among the more than nine million active and non-active military personnel between 2005 and 2010, according to a recent study by the Department of Defense. Read More »

Epistem receives CE-IVD certification in Europe

The U.K. biotech company Epistem recently received European CE-in-vitro diagnostic certification for its Genedrive TB assay platform. Read More »

U.N. presses for unity against malaria in Southeast Asia

The United Nations recently asked health ministers from the Association of South East Asian Nations to support efforts to halt the spread of drug-resistant malaria, particularly along the Cambodian-Burmese border. Read More »

TB cases rose among homeless as South Fla. hospital closed

Federal health officials have determined that a serious tuberculosis outbreak occurred among the homeless in northeast Florida just as state officials moved to close a South Florida hospital specializing in the disease. Read More »

Girl dies of bird flu in Indonesia

An eight-year-old girl from Karawang, West Java, Indonesia, has passed away in a Jakarta hospital after contracting deadly H5N1 bird flu, according to Indonesia's Health Ministry. Read More »

Fifteen die of cholera in Cuban outbreak

Cuba's health ministry recently confirmed the island nation is facing its first major cholera outbreak in more than 50 years. Read More »

Synthetic protein found to boost immune system against flu

EP67, a synthetic protein, has been found to boost the immune system and fight off influenza infection. Read More »