Breakthrough announced in search for malaria vaccine

European researchers, in what is being touted as a major breakthrough for malaria treatment, have shown that infected mice that are administered antibiotics develop immunity against becoming infected again. Read More »

FDA aproves new flu test

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has cleared the ProFast+ assay for use as a simultaneous test for the seasonal A/H1, seasonal A/H3 and 2009 H1N1 strains of influenza. Read More »

Dengure fever in Caribbean raises fears of U.S. outbreak

An epidemic of dengue fever that has hit Latin America and the Caribbean has increased the risk of a similar outbreak occurring in South Florida, an expert on the disease has told Reuters. Read More »

Seventh infant death in California whooping cough outbreak

A seventh infant has died as a result of California's whooping cough epidemic, which officials have said could be the worst outbreak in 50 years. Read More »

Poilio eradicated in Sudan, Ethiopia, Kenya and Uganda

The Global Polio Eradication Initiative's new strategy to stop polio in Africa has reached a major objective, announcing that Sudan, Ethiopia, Kenya and Uganda have reported no wild poliovirus cases for more than a year. Read More »

CDC adopts advisory board call for universal flu vaccine

As public health groups begin to shift gears from focusing on the pandemic H1N1 influenza vaccine to the new seasonal vaccine, the Centers for Disease Control has adopted its advisory board Read More »

FDA cites Sanofi Pasteur vaccine manufacturing facility

The Food and Drug Administration recently cited several major problems it found during an inspection at a Sanofi Pasteur vaccine manufacturing facility in Marcy l Read More »