Report reveals means of H1N1's cellular attack

The H1N1 influenza virus uses a unique and never before seen means of hijacking host cells and amplifying its infection in humans, a new study reports. Read More »

Outbreaks of H3N2 in Iowa, 11 other states

Two small outbreaks of influenza A/H3N2 in Iowa and cases of H3N2 in 11 other states have caused the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to urge healthcare providers to be vigilant. Read More »

Meningitis vaccine breakthrough

Medical researchers in London and Singapore say they might have discovered a breakthrough in finding a vaccine for one of the most fatal strains of meningitis. Read More »

CDC investigating two salmonella outbreaks

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has begun investigating two salmonella outbreaks that have been ongoing since April. Read More »

Scientists advancing work on therapeutic Parkinson's vaccine

Protein chemists from the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston are working towards the development of a therapeutic vaccine for the Parkinson Read More »

Sen. Kerry calls for national hepatitis strategy

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Experts fear antibiotics not being advanced fast enough

Fewer and fewer antibiotics are being restocked, leading some doctors to fear that this practice could have a devastating overall impact. Read More »

H1N1 vaccines to expire sooner than thought

Approximately 16 million remaining doses of monovalent 2009 H1N1 vaccine made by Sanofi Pasteur and packaged in multidose vials will expire sooner than expected. Read More »

Cameroon facing largest cholera outbreak in a decade

A cholera outbreak in Cameroon has killed more than 150 people since May, with public health officials calling it the worst outbreak in a decade. Read More »

Human clinical trials begin on dengue virus vaccine

Human clinical trials have begun on a tetravalent vaccine candidate to protect against the mosquito-borne dengue virus. Read More »

Siberian research co. reports HIV vaccine candidate

Officials with the Siberia-based State Research Center for Virology and Biotechnology, Vector, reported that they have successfully accomplished development of a candidate HIV vaccine. Read More »

WHO declares swine flu pandemic over

Margaret Chan, director general for the World Health Organization, announced August 10 that the swine flu pandemic was officially at an end. Read More »

Invasive MRSA may be in decline

Invasive MRSA may be in decline according to a recent Journal of the American Medical Association study. Read More »

New superbug invades United Kingdom

Health officials warn that a new superbug that is resistant to even the strongest antibiotics has entered into United Kingdom hospitals. Read More »

Emergent BioSolutions, Inc., to develop Avian flu vaccine

Officials with Emergent BioSolutions, Inc., and Temasek Life Science Ventures recently announced a joint agreement to develop a vaccine to protect humans from strains of H5 influenza, or Avian flu. Read More »

New York reports new whooping cough cases

The Tioga County Health Department in New York state has reported five new cases of pertussis, or whooping cough, this week. Read More »

Emergent BioSolutions, Inc., to acquire Trubion Pharmaceuticals

Emergent BioSolutions, Inc., of Rockville, Maryland, has announced it will acquire the Seattle-based Trubion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Read More »

ALMA calls for increase in malaria fight

Members of the African Leaders Malaria Alliance met recently to discuss the continent Read More »

Grant awarded to study immune response to vaccines

Officials with the NIH and the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases have awarded $15.5 million grant to the Emory Vaccine Center to study human immune responses to vaccination. Read More »

Dengue fever reported in Broward County, Florida

Florida health officials this week confirmed the first case of dengue fever has been reported in Broward County. Read More »