Google creating early-warning system for dengue outbreaks

Internet giant Google recently announced plans to use search data to create an early-warning system for dengue fever outbreaks. Read More »

PATH begins Phase III malaria vaccine clinical trial

GlaxoSmithKline and the PATH Malaria Vaccine Initiative recently began Phase III clinical trials on a developmental malaria vaccine. Read More »

Rain, temperature may predict cholera months in advance

A study performed by scientists from the International Vaccine Institute in Seoul, Korea, has discovered that rain and temperature fluctuations in at-risk areas may predict epidemics of cholera months in advance. Read More »

U.N. warns H5N1 may take a decade to eliminate

According to a report from the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization, eliminating highly pathogenic H5N1 avian influenza from poultry in the six countries where the virus is endemic will take a decade or longer. Read More »

Scientists discover means of confusing malaria mosquitoes

In a recent breakthrough in malaria research, scientists have identified odor molecules that can baffle mosquitoes searching for human blood. Read More »

Department of Defense pursuing dengue fever vaccine

U.S. Department of Defense health officials are concerned that a resurgence of dengue fever in tropical regions could threaten mission readiness and may pose a public health threat to the United States. Read More »

TB expert joins Oxford Immunotec

Oxford Immunotec, a T-cell measurement company, announced on Wednesday that it has appointed Michael D. Iseman as its senior scientific advisor. Read More »

Utah reports new measles case

Health officials in Cache County, Utah, have confirmed their first measles case of the year, two weeks after Salt Lake County officials declared their measles outbreak over. Read More »

CDC details human-to-human H3N2 transmission

On Thursday, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released an initial assessment of the 2010-11 flu season, giving details of swine-origin novel H3N2 infections, including probable human-to-human transmission. Read More »

Merlin urges British government, GAVI to aid fragile states with vaccines

The British charity Medical Emergency Relief International, known as Merlin, recently urged the British government and the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunization to do more to help fragile states. Read More »

Red Cross opens Haitian cholera treatment center

The Red Cross has reopened a cholera treatment center near Port-au-Prince, the capital of Haiti, in an effort to combat a resurgence of a disease that killed more than 5,000 people in late 2010. Read More »

Washington has highest vaccine opt out rate

A national study released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Thursday shows parents in the state of Washington are choosing not to vaccine their kindergartners at a higher rate than anywhere else in the nation. Read More »

Fraunhofer announces success in Phase 1 H1N1 vaccine tests

The Fraunhofer Center for Biotechnology in Newark, Delaware, recently announced success in a Phase I human safety and immunogenicity trial of its H1N1 influenza vaccine. Read More »

GlaxoSmithKline to cut rotavirus price by 95 percent for poorest countries

British pharmaceutical giant GlaxoSmithKline recently announced plans to cut the price of a rotavirus vaccine by 95 percent for the world Read More »

U.S. on track for record number of measles cases this year

With 118 measles infections reported in the United States as of May 20, with most reported cases originating from other countries, the number of cases is on track to be a record year in 2011. Read More »

Chinese singer tabbed by WHO to fight TB and HIV/AIDS

Peng Liyuan, an acclaimed Chinese vocal artist, has been appointed as a goodwill ambassador for tuberculosis and HIV/AIDS by World Health Organization Read More »

Texas Senate bill would require immunizations for hospital employees

A wide-ranging health care bill approved last Friday by the Texas Senate would require that hospitals develop policies that require immunizations for employees who have contact with patients. Read More »

Drug-resistant strain of MRSA identified

A new strain of the drug-resistant MRSA Read More »

London TB plan aims to fight dramatic rise in infections

The U.K. National Health Service Read More »

Stop TB 2011-2015 plans to save more than one million lives

According to the Global Plan to Stop TB 2011-2015, as set out by the Stop TB Partnership and UNAIDS, by scaling up already available methods, the organizations could save a million people Read More »