New influenza vaccine shows multiple protections

A new vaccine that combines specific virus-like particles to inactivated virus offered protection against H3N2, H1N1 and H5N1 strains of influenza A in mice according to a report in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Read More »

Malaria cases on the rise in Sri Lanka

The number of malaria cases in Sri Lanka rose 25 percent from 2009 to 2010, increasing to 580, which has health experts worried about the possibility of eradication of the disease in the country. Read More »

Sri Lanka seeks H1N1 vaccine

The government of Sri Lanka has recently called for 500,000 units of the influenza A/H1N1 vaccine from the World Health Organization. Read More »

Canadian report calls for improved flu surveillance

Two new reports suggest that Canada Read More »

West Virginia hit by hepatitis A outbreak

According to officials in the Cabell-Huntington County Health Department in West Virginia, there are currently 11 confirmed cases of vaccine-preventable hepatitis A virus in the state, which includes both children and adults. Read More »

Polio epidemic coming to an end in Tajikistan

A polio epidemic in Tajikistan that began last summer, leading Russia to temporarily ban Tajik children under the age of six from entering the country, is nearly over, according to Azam Mirzoev, the deputy health minister of Tajikistan. Read More »

Immunitor releases findings of V5 immunomodulator against TB

Immunitor has released the findings of the first half of a study aimed at assessing the value of its V5 immunomodulator against tuberculosis, including drug resistant forms of the disease. Read More »

Influenza death toll in U.K. rises to 39

Twelve more people have died from influenza this week in the United Kingdom, bringing the total to 39 since the beginning of October, according to the latest figures. Read More »

Five states report widespread influenza

According to the weekly Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report, five states had widespread cases of influenza last week, which is up from zero states with widespread cases two weeks ago. Read More »

U.N. calls for massive aid to fight Haiti cholera

Humanitarian officials for the United Nations are calling for "massive mobilization activities" to promote early treatment and prevention of the cholera epidemic in Haiti. Read More »