MONDAY, MARCH 27, 2017

More than 2,000 malaria cases reported in UAE in 2011

The number of malaria cases reported in Abu Dhabi, UAE, grew to more than 2,000 in 2011, more than double the number reported in 2010. Read More »

Kansas health department reports six measles cases

The Finney County Health Department and the Kansas Department of Health and Environment are reporting that there have been at least six cases of measles identified in Garden City. Read More »

Lifelens receives $75,000 Imagine Cup grant

Team Lifelens, which took second place in the 2011 Imagine Cup, was recently awarded a $75,000 Imagine Cup grant after creating a phone app that can image malaria cells for fast diagnosis. Read More »

Egypt to launch H5N1 campaign to stop disease's spread

Egypt recently announced plans to initiate a nationwide campaign to stop the spread of H5N1 avian influenza. Read More »

Hepatitis A vaccination rates vary greatly from state to state

A new survey on the hepatitis A vaccine recently released by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows that vaccination rates vary greatly from state to state. Read More »

Delaware reports fifth measles case since 1995

The Division of Public Health in Delaware has identified a laboratory-confirmed case of measles in a six-year-old girl from Clayton, which marks only the fifth case of measles in the state since 1995. Read More »

Jaramillo outlines Global Fund overhaul

Gabriel Jaramillo, the new general manager of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, has released his plan to make a major overhaul of operations after an assessment suggesting improved management. Read More »

Mexico says no cause for alarm in face of rising H1N1 cases

The Mexican government insists that there is no cause for alarm following a rise in cases of H1N1 influenza, or swine flu, despite media reports to the contrary. Read More »

Indian government denies presence of totally drug-resistant TB

The Indian government recently denied the existence of totally drug-resistant tuberculosis in that country and is reportedly pressuring the physicians who identified it to say that they were mistaken. Read More »

Experts question perfluorinated compounds and vaccine effectiveness link

A new study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association asserting that routine child vaccines may not be effective in children with elevated blood levels of perfluorinated compounds is being questioned by experts. Read More »

FDA approves shingles vaccine for people 50 years and older

The United States Food and Drug Administration has approved the shingles vaccine for anyone age 50 and above, but some health departments are sticking with the old guidelines for now. Read More »

Aeras joins with NIAID for TB clinical test

The biopharmaceutical company Aeras recently announced that the U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases will join in support of clinical testing for a new tuberculosis vaccine. Read More »

Johnson-Sirleaf elected president of the Africa Leaders Malaria Alliance

Liberian President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf was recently elected president of the Africa Leaders Malaria Alliance. Read More »

Children's 2012 vaccine schedule released

The 2012 vaccine schedule for children and adolescents has been released, incorporating changes for the use of multiple vaccines that were adopted over the past year. Read More »

Vietnam records second bird flu death this year

According to health officials, a woman in southern Vietnam has died as the result of contracting the bird flu, which represents the country's second human death from the virus in less than a month. Read More »

Polio increases five-fold in Chad

Aid agencies operating in Chad recently said that poor-quality emergency immunization programs and low routine polio immunization coverage led to a five-fold increase in the number of polio cases reported in 2011 compared to 2010. Read More »

Bhutan declares malaria elimination

According to a Bhutanese government report, the small, landlocked kingdom has virtually eliminated the incidence of malaria within its borders over the past 17 years. Read More »

Measles cases down 60 percent in the last decade

According to U.S. health officials, the number of measles cases reported worldwide each year dropped 60 percent from 2000 to 2010, down from 853,480 cases to 339,845 cases. Read More »

Study shows malaria deaths may be twice as high as thought

According to a new report published in the journal Lancet, the number of people dying annually from malaria is approximately double the current estimate because of a major overlooked death toll in adults. Read More »

Pneumonia, meningitis evolving to evade vaccines

A recent study by French researchers has shown how the bacteria that cause childhood pneumonia and meningitis have evolved to evade vaccines by switching portions of their genes with other bacteria. Read More »