New meningitis vaccine may stop outbreaks

The development of a new meningitis vaccine may help prevent epidemics in Africa for the first time. Read More »

H1N1 vaccine enhancer shows promise

Officials with SciClone Pharmaceuticals and its partner. Sigma-Tau S.p.A., recently announced the final results from the clinical trial of ZADAXIN, an H1N1 vaccine enhancer. Read More »

FDA monitoring Australian influenza vaccine producing facility

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration released a copy of a June 28 letter sent to CSL Biotherapies, the operators of an Australian influenza vaccine producing facility, detailing irregularities there. Read More »

Hepatitis B rates down significantly in children

According to the researchers at the Centers for Disease Control, rates of hepatitis B in children and young adults in the U.S. are down significantly. Read More »

Expiration date for 40 million H1N1 doses passes

June 30 marked the expiration date of 40 million doses of H1N1 swine flu vaccine that had been manufactured for the U.S. public. Read More »

China, U.S. open disease study center in Shanghai

American and Chinese health officials have opened en epidemiology center in Shanghai this week that will be used to train professionals in detecting and preventing epidemic diseases. Read More »

Abbott Laboratories mulling sale of vaccine unit

The drug and medical device manufacturer Abbott Laboratories is considering selling its vaccine unit. Read More »

Post-exposure Marburg vaccine shows promise

According to research published online in the July edition of Emerging Infectious Diseases, an experimental post-exposure vaccine for the Marburg haemorrhagic fever virus allowed five of six monkeys to survive infection. Read More »

Scientists developing tularemia vaccine

Scientists from the University of Texas at San Antonio's South Texas Center for Emerging Infectious Diseases have been granted a U.S. patent that covering the development of a process to create a vaccine for tularemia. Read More »

Hepatitis A vaccination rates slowing

The surge in childhood vaccination coverage for hepatitis A that began in 2006 has since fallen off, the July 2 issue of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Read More »

Analysts say WHO communication errors spurred 'false pandemic' charges

Two former World Health Organization consultants have said that communication missteps fueled accusations that the organization exaggerated the H1N1 threat in order to enrich pharmaceutical companies. Read More »

Calif. considers mandatory whooping cough vaccinations

The whooping cough epidemic in California - the worst in 50 years - has given credence to a proposed bill for mandatory whooping cough booster shots. Read More »

Third dengue death in Puerto Rico sparks fears

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Woman contracts smallpox from recently vaccinated man

In the state of Washington, a woman in her 20s has reportedly been infected with smallpox after having sexual relations with her boyfriend in the military who had recently been vaccinated for smallpox. Read More »

U.K. receives high marks for H1N1 response

Health officials in the United Kingdom have received good marks by an independent review committee for their response to the H1N1 pandemic. Read More »

Experts converge on Montreal for HPV conference

Medical experts from across the world are meeting this week in Montreal, Canada, for the 26th annual International Papillomavirus Conference. Read More »

Trial planned for AIDS vaccine

Officials with the AIDS Research Consortium of Atlanta recently called for volunteers to test a DNA-based AIDS vaccine by GeoVax. Read More »

Dynavax awarded grant for universal HPV vaccine

Officials with Dynavax Technologies Corporation announced on July 6 that they were awarded a $600,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health to develop a universal vaccine for human papilloma virus . Read More »

Failure of trial of H5N1 influenza patch revealed

The reason for the failure of a Phase II clinical trial of Intercell AG's Vaccine Enhancement Patch for H5N1 influenza could be a faulty hemagglutinin inhibition assay, a newly released report reveals. Read More »

Pertussis activity spiking nationwide

Following the declaration by the California Department of Public Health of a pertussis epidemic, reports of pertussis activity have spiked nationwide. Read More »