Sierra Leone kicks off polio vaccination drive

Hundreds of health workers visited hamlets and far-off villages in Sierra Leone on Friday to start a four day campaign to vaccinate over one million children under age five against polio. Read More »

FDA approves shingles vaccine for those between 50 and 59

The Food and Drug Administration has announced the approval for the use of Merck & Co. Inc. Read More »

NIAID awards grant for software focused on TB drug discovery

The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases has awarded a grant to support the first year of development for a software platform focused on tuberculosis drug discovery efforts. Read More »

Twelfth case of measles reported in Minnesota

Minnesota Department of Health officials have reported another case of measles in the state, bringing the current outbreak Read More »

North Carolina project raises immunization rates by 26 percent

A recent pilot project conducted among 18 health centers in North Carolina raised adolescent immunization rates by 26 percent in one month, according to a new report. Read More »

Minnesota sees another measles case confirmed

There has been another case of measles confirmed in Hennepin County, Minnesota, bringing the total number of cases in the current outbreak to 13. Read More »

WHO director-general says report exonerates WHO

On Monday, Margaret Chan, the director general of the World Health Organization, welcomed the first results of a probe into how well the organization handled the swine flu pandemic in 2009-2010, claiming exoneration on two counts. Read More »

H1N1 cases in Venezuela double

Health officials in Venezuela say that the confirmed number of swine flu cases in the country has risen to over 400, more than doubling the number of cases reported by the country on Friday. Read More »

Researchers develop method to track cholera changes

A new technique recently developed by researchers at the University of Florida is capable of tracking the molecular changes that occur in cholera strains during an epidemic. Read More »

Measles outbreak in the Congo kills 106 children

Congolese health officials have announced that a recent outbreak of the measles has left 106 children dead. Read More »

Minnesota's measles outbreak continues to grow

The Minnesota Department of Health has confirmed a new case of measles, bringing the total number of cases to fourteen. Read More »

Paraguay reports 13,000 dengue fever cases this year

Paraguay 's Deputy Health Minister Edgar Gimenez announced this week that all elective surgeries have been suspended as a result of a dengue fever outbreak that infected 13,000 patients this year. Read More »