New vaccine shows promise in stopping HIV

Researchers in the United States have found that a new vaccine can protect macaques against the monkey equivalent of HIV known as SIV, offering protection to 13 of 24 rhesus macaques treated in the experiment. Read More »

Study finds that shingles, pneumococcal vaccines can be given together

A study conducted by Kaiser Permanente found that administering both the herpes zoster and the pneumococcal vaccines to patients at the same time does not appear to compromise the protective effect of the zoster vaccine. Read More »

Bacteria that stops malaria found

Researchers have identified a bacterium that stops the development of Plasmodium falciparum, the parasite that causes malaria in humans. Read More »

Measles on the rise in California

The number of measles cases in California is rising, according to state health officials who say unimmunized travelers infected elsewhere are behind the numbers. Read More »

Haiti plans to immunize 90 percent of children under the age of one

Haitian health authorities presented a plan to immunize 90 percent of children under the age of one by 2015 to a group of international partners convened by the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization. Read More »

Global Fund will make corruption and mismanagement losses public

The $22 billion Global Fund to Fight Aids, Tuberculosis and Malaria will make public its losses due to corruption and mismanagement, though it will not release other information sought by critics. Read More »

Dominican Republic hit by new cholera cases

A rash of new cholera cases in Santo Domingo, the capital of the Dominican Republic, has recently prompted the Health Ministry to declare a state of alert in 17 of the city Read More »

Shorter TB combination therapy proven effective

Shorter combination therapy has proven to be just as effective as longer monotherapy for preventing progression in patients with latent tuberculosis, according to the results of a new trial. Read More »

Bill Gates calls for increasing vaccination rates

Bill Gates gave the keynote address at the World Health Assembly today in Geneva, sharing the main message that countries need to increase their vaccination rates. Read More »

Two doses of mumps vaccine superior to one

The analysis of a recent Ontario, Canada, mumps outbreak has indicated that two doses of mumps vaccine are more effective than one, showing renewed importance that people be up to date on their mumps vaccinations. Read More »

Uganda fears Ebola outbreak

Ugandan health officials are trying to prevent the spread of the deadly Ebola virus that recently killed a 12-year-old girl. Read More »

Measles cases mounting in Europe

According to a World Health Organization brief, continued outbreaks of the measles across Europe have caused the number of confirmed cases to rise to 7,028 in 38 countries as of May 6. Read More »

Bill Gates says African countries hampering vaccinations

Microsoft founder Bill Gates says some African countries are hampering efforts to deliver life-saving vaccines to children. Read More »

Utah declares measles outbreak over

A measles outbreak in Salt Lake County, Utah, has recently ended, according to local health officials. Read More »

Geographic profiling could be used to combat infectious diseases

Geographic profiling, a technique used to hunt serial killers, can also be used to combat infectious diseases such as malaria, AIDS and tuberculosis. Read More »

New testing system could accelerate vaccine development times

A new testing system for influenza could significantly accelerate the development of new vaccines and drugs. Read More »

Novel method of polio vaccine administration in development

A team of researchers at the University of East Anglia in Norwich, United Kingdom, has received funding from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to develop a novel method of administering polio vaccine. Read More »

Gates says 10 million deaths can be prevented by 2020

During his Tuesday keynote speech at the World Health Organization Read More »

Genetic variant reduces risk of severe malaria

Scientists have identified a human genetic variant responsible for an almost 30 percent reduction in the risk of developing severe malaria. Read More »

Global Fund faces $1 billion budget shortfall

The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria recently announced that it faces a budget shortfall of more than $1 billion dollars. Read More »