FDA says vaccines containing pig virus are safe for use

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration says two vaccines created to combat rotavirus are safe to use despite the presence of a pig virus found in each. Read More »

Xcellerex announces successful production of swine flu H1 Hemagglutinin

Xcellerex officials announced this week that they have successfully produced swine flu H1 Hemagglutinin, California strain. Read More »

Drug resistant child staph infection cases on the rise

Drug resistant child staph infection cases are on the rise according to a study involving 25 children Read More »

Bavarian Nordic begins Imvamune deliveries

Danish biopharmaceuticals group Bavarian Nordic began deliveries of its Imvamune smallpox vaccine to the U.S. Strategic National Stockpile on Monday, the 30 year anniversary of the eradication of smallpox. Read More »

South Africa takes flu precautions prior to World Cup

Extra precautions are being put in place in South Africa to prevent a potential flu outbreak during next month's World Cup, FT.com reports. Read More »

Vaccine body supports WHO action on pneumonia

The Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunization hopes a resolution to increase efforts to combat pneumonia will be approved when they appear later this week before the World Health Organization, according to an Associated Press wire report. Read More »

Smallpox vaccine may have slowed spread of AIDS

The discontinuation of the smallpox vaccine may have been a factor in the spread of AIDS , according to the results of a study recently published in BMC Immunology. Read More »

Tajikistan polio outbreak expected to stall

The Eurasia Review reports that Tajikistan is expected to see a sharp decrease in polio cases thanks to a nationwide immunization effort. Read More »

Gender can affect immune system response

A new study reports that gender can play a role in how an immune system responds to certain vaccines and their side effects. Read More »

Tuberculosis most deadly of neglected diseases

Greater than nine out of ten cases of tuberculosis could be avoided by 2050 through better testing, medicine and vaccines, according to a recently published review in the medical journal The Lancet. Read More »

Newborns vulnerable to measles as early as two months

A U.S. News & World Report article states that babies can become vulnerable to measles as early as two to three months after they are born. Read More »

Clinical trial for dengue fever vaccine to begin

The Fort Collins Coloradoan reports that a biotech company located in Fort Collins, Colo., is beginning its first clinical trials of a vaccine for dengue fever. Read More »

Group calls for independent vaccine safety agency

The Coalition for Vaccine Safety has called for creation of an independent vaccine safety agency according to a news report by the Biloxi Sun Herald. Read More »

Encouraging data on brain tumor vaccine announced

Officials with the vaccine company Antigenics announced on May 20 that data from a clinical trial for its product Oncophage was encouraging. Read More »

H1N1 vaccine skippers didn't think fu was dangerous

While the reasons varied, the overall consensus was the same Read More »

More mumps cases reported in Iowa

The Associated press reports that more mumps cases have been confirmed in Iowa this week. Read More »

New plan to fight polio revealed

Scientists and researchers gathered in Geneva this week at the World Health Organization's annual meeting of health ministers discussed a new strategy to rid the world of polio, The Associated Press reports. Read More »

Experimental vaccine shields monkeys against Ebola

Researchers recently announced that they have designed a vaccine that protects monkeys from at least three different strains of the Ebola virus. Read More »

As many as nine exposed to Hendra virus in Australia

A girl that attended a dying horse may have been exposed to the lethal Hendra virus on Queensland Read More »

Inhalable measles vaccine and lozenge delivery system under development

Children may not be able to avoid the trip to the doctor, but they may soon be able to avoid getting a measles shot if a new vaccine makes it through human trials successfully. Read More »