Thirty-two test positve for TB at Alabama high school

Results from recent tests have confirmed that 26 students and six staff members at Jefferson Davis High School in Birmingham, Alabama, have contracted tuberculosis. Read More »

GAVI Alliance suspends cash handouts for several African nations

The GAVI Alliance, which focuses on supplying vaccines to low-income nations, recently announced that it has suspended cash handouts to several programs in Africa as investigates the potential misuse of funds. Read More »

BARDA signs contract for single-dose flu antiviral

BARDA has announced a contract for Biota Scientific Management Pty., Ltd., of Melbourne, Australia, to develop a long-acting, single-dose influenza antiviral drug in the U.S. Read More »

Researchers find promising target for AIDS vaccine

A section of the protein envelope of the AIDS virus once believed to be an unlikely target for a vaccine may be one of the most promising, researchers revealed this week. Read More »

Study shows were parents get information about vaccines

A new study by researchers from the University of Michigan shows that most parents get their information about vaccines from their child Read More »

U.S. influenza activity continues to decline

Influenza activity in the United States has continued to decline despite the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reporting twice as many flu-related pediatric deaths this week in comparison with last. Read More »

New vaccine developed to treat norovirus

Scientists at Ohio State University have tested an experimental vaccine against the human norovirus, demonstrating that the vaccine generates a strong immune response in mice. Read More »

Connecticut honored for increase in teen immunizations

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention honored Connecticut for having the largest increase in the nation for teen immunization rates for certain vaccinations during a national conference in Washington, D.C., on Monday. Read More »

Use of carbapenems on the rise

The use of carbapenems, a powerful class of antibiotics, has increased dramatically in the United States over the past five years, according to a new study. Read More »

Measles outbreak infects 15 in Minnesota

There are now 15 reported cases of the measles in Minnesota, according to the Minnesota Department of Public Health. Read More »

Death toll from dengue outbreak in Paraguay mounts

The death toll from growing dengue epidemic in Paraguay has increased to 22 as of this weekend, including an 8-year-old girl and a 21-year-old man, and nearly 4,000 people have been infected in total. Read More »

Progress reported on hepatitis C vaccine

Early data presented at the International Liver Congress on the phase I trials of a viral hepatitis C vaccine have shown encouraging results with a good safety profile and high immunogenicity. Read More »

IBM scientists developing nanoparticle to fight drug resistance

Scientists at IBM are developing a new type of nanoparticle that can kill drug-resistant bacteria by poking holes in them. Read More »

Hawaii confirms four cases of dengue fever

Four cases of dengue fever have been confirmed in Hawaii over the past few weeks. Read More »

Dominican Republic launches campaign to fight malaria

The Dominican Republic launched an education campaign on Tuesday to fight an increase in malaria deaths, which have risen from four deaths in all of 2010 to six deaths in 2011 already. Read More »

Texas county records two cases of measles

Public health officials in Tarrant County, Texas, have begun an investigation into two confirmed cases of measles, both of them involving adults, which are the first in the county in 17 years. Read More »

More than 100 in N.Y. exposed to TB

More than 100 people at the Gates, New York-based Generations Child Care Center may have been exposed to tuberculosis, requiring children, elders and staff members to be tested for the contagious disease. Read More »

Doctor who discovered hepatitis B vaccine dies

Dr. Baruch S. Blumberg, the Nobel Prize-winning biochemist and medical anthropologist who discovered the hepatitis B vaccine and then helped to develop a powerful vaccine to fight it, died Tuesday in Moffet Field, Calif. Read More »

Central Florida tourists may have contracted measles

The Orange County Health Department recently announced that it suspects at least five tourists who visited central Florida last month have contracted measles. Read More »

Grad student team creates speedy malaria detector

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