SUNDAY, APRIL 30, 2017

Student tests positive for TB in Minnesota

Public health officials in Olmstead County, Minnesota, recently announced that a middle school student has tested positive for tuberculosis. Read More »

Rutgers professor receives NIH grant for TB prediction software

A Rutgers University - Camden professor has received a National Institutes of Health contract for his work with a software platform that can make predictions about the behavior of the tuberculosis bacteria. Read More »

Bird flu deaths reported in Vietnam, Cambodia

According to authorities in Vietnam and Cambodia, a Vietnamese duck farmer and a two-year-old Cambodian child died as a result of bird flu this month. Read More »

Katharine McPhee joins anti-malaria campaign

The non-profit organization Malaria No More recently announced that American pop singer Katharine McPhee will join its "Dream Big" campaign to help raise funding for malaria research. Read More »

Measles health alert issued in California city

A recent confirmed case of measles in an unvaccinated child in Riverside County, California, has prompted county public health officials to issue a Measles Health Alert. Read More »

H5N1 death reported in China

According to the Chinese Health Ministry, a man in southern China died on Sunday from the H5N1 bird flu virus, which is the country's second death from the virus in less than a month. Read More »

Mexico identifies 573 H1N1 cases

Health officials in Mexico have identified 573 cases of influenza A H1N1, which is up from 333 instances as of the previous week. Read More »

Malaria Atlas Project unveils global malaria risk maps

The Malaria Atlas Project recently unveiled the results of a two year effort to map the risk and effects of Pasmodium falciparum malaria across the globe. Read More »

Measles case reported in Michigan toddler

A 15-month-old girl was recently diagnosed with the measles in Oakland County, Michigan. Read More »

Kazatchkine steps down as Global Fund head

The head of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria announced an abrupt resignation on Tuesday as part of a major shakeup in the fund's top management due to alleged corruption and misspending. Read More »

Totally drug-resistant TB may just be a misnomer

The reportedly developing "totally drug-resistant" tuberculosis in India may be an advanced stage of drug-resistant TB, which scientists called totally drug-resistant for lack of a better term. Read More »

Ghanian health expert applauds country's malaria control efforts

A Ghanaian health expert recently lauded his country's malarial control efforts, but cautioned that many people in need still lack critical access to its programs. Read More »

More than half of high risk hepatitis B adults not properly vaccinated

A new study suggests that more than half of adults at high risk for hepatitis B infection are not properly vaccinated against the disease. Read More »

Calif. cites vaccination effort for zero whooping cough deaths in 2011

After a whooping cough epidemic in 2010 that led to the deaths of 10 infants, public health officials in California launched a major vaccination effort and public awareness campaign about the disease. Read More »

WHO warns that 40 percent of the world is at risk for dengue fever

The World Health Organization released a warning in a statement on Tuesday about the spread of dengue fever, revealing that more than 40 percent of the world's population is at risk for infection. Read More »

Malaria gene discovery could lead to further genetic discoveries

Researchers have uncovered a gene in Plasmodium falciparum, the malaria parasite, that could spur further genetic discoveries related to the entire organism. Read More »

Indiana to pay for student's MDR-TB treatments

State and local agencies will pay for the treatment of a northeastern Indiana student who was recently diagnosed with a drug-resistant strain of tuberculosis. Read More »

Several students test positive for TB at Colorado high school

According to a Denver Public Health official, several students at Longmont High School in Longmont, Colorado, have tested positive in blood tests for latent tuberculosis. Read More »

Gates contributes $750 million to Global Fund

Bill Gates has contributed $750 million to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria in an effort to encourage other donors after the fund experienced problems with financial monitoring and extensive losses. Read More »

Colorado health officials mulling mandatory vaccinations

Colorado state health officials will soon vote on whether or not mandate influenza vaccinations for all healthcare workers and nursing home employees with no religious or other personal exemptions. Read More »