Malaria control program reduces infections by 50 percent

According to the World Health Organization, a malaria control program instituted since 2008 has reduced infections by over 50 percent in 11 African countries and in two-thirds of 56 other malaria-endemic countries. Read More »

Scientist creates new TB detection test

Nick Fisk, a scientist at Colorado State University, has begun engineering a molecular assembly that works as well as more complex devices to cheaply and quickly detect tuberculosis, which may have uses in the developing world. Read More »

African rats used to increase TB detection rates

A new study has revealed that giant African rats were capable of increasing the positive detection rates of tuberculosis by 44 percent more than microscopy , the standard means of detection. Read More »

Dominican Republic cholera cases continue to increase

Public health experts in the Dominican Republic have recently diagnosed an additional four cases of cholera, pushing the number of reported cases of the water borne illness to 32 in the Caribbean country bordering Haiti. Read More »

Vaccine refrigerator keeps vaccines viable for 10 days without electricity

The True Energy Company of the United Kingdom has created a new vaccine refrigerator that can withstand temperatures up to 109.4 degrees Fahrenheit and preserve life-saving vaccines for up to 10 days without an electricity supply. Read More »

Merck, NYU Langone Medical Center to develop malaria vaccine

Merck, the NYU Langone Medical Center and the PATH Malaria Vaccine Initiative have announced a new collaboration to develop a new malaria vaccine. Read More »

Study shows benefits of flu vaccine for pregnant women

A study by the Yale School of Medicine found that vaccinating pregnant women against influenza is over 90 percent effective in preventing newborns from being hospitalized by the illness in the first six months of life. Read More »

New polio vaccine tricks the body's immune system into fighting the disease

A new polio vaccine that can trick the body Read More »

London leads Western Europe in TB infections

A new report recently revealed that London has become the tuberculosis capital of Europe. Read More »

School closings not effective means of stopping mild outbreaks

According to a recent investigation, school closings made to stop mild outbreaks of disease are not cost effective. Read More »

U.N. plans independent investigation of Haitian cholera

The United Nations plans to call for an independent commission to examine whether U.N. peacekeepers were the cause of a cholera outbreak in Haiti. Read More »

Flu death toll in United Kingdom continues to rise

The death toll from the flu in the United Kingdom has risen to 17 people this winter, including six children. Read More »

Australia to destroy $100 million of swine flu vaccine

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Cholera vaccinations in Haiti could begin in April

The Pan American Health Organization hopes that with the right funding, it can begin a cholera vaccination program in Haiti by April. Read More »

CDC recalls hundreds of thousands of H1N1 vaccine shots

The Center for Disease Control has issued a voluntary recall of hundreds of thousands of pediatric H1N1 swine flu shots for Read More »

South Dakota lead the nation in flu shots in 2009

According to a recently released survey by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, South Dakota had the highest flu vaccination rates for both H1N1 and seasonal flu in 2009. Read More »

TB trial demonstrates the role of Critical Path for TB Drug Development

An ongoing trial involving the use of three new drugs for tuberculosis demonstrates the role of the Critical Path for TB Drug Development in studies combining more than one investigational drug. Read More »

Google donates $4 million to fight polio

Google recently announced that it would donate $4 million to the U.S. Fund for UNICEF, which seeks to raise a total of $14 million to fund its oral polio vaccine pipeline. Read More »

U.K. swine flu death toll rises

Three deaths in the last week in the United Kingdom have increased this season Read More »

Study shows advantage of adjuvanted split-virus H1N1 vaccine

A study published in The Lancet last week revealed that an adjuvanted split-virus pandemic influenza A H1N1 vaccine provided a stronger and more rapid immune response against the disease than a whole-virion vaccine. Read More »