Five day measles vaccination campaign launched in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

Teams from the Malteser International relief service are in place for a five day vaccination campaign in the Democratic Republic of the Congo to contain a measles epidemic. Read More »

UAE donates $50 million to fight polio

On Wednesday, Kathleen Sebelius, the United States health and human services secretary, praised the United Arab Emirates $50 million donation to fight polio in Pakistan and Afghanistan. Read More »

Mozambique looks to reduce measles deaths by 98 percent

On Sunday, a U.N. Foundation official said that Mozambique plans to vaccinate 3.6 million children against measles during the next five days in an effort to reduce deaths 98 percent by the end of 2012. Read More »

Genome sequencing technology and social network analysis used to solve disease outbreaks

By combining social networking analysis and cutting-edge whole genome sequencing of bacteria, public health officials are now able to get a more detailed picture of disease outbreaks, helping epidemiologists to track and stop them. Read More »

Study finds diabetics have higher risk of tuberculosis infection

A University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston study has found that diabetics have a three to five times higher risk of tuberculosis than non-diabetics. Read More »

Cholera spreads to almost all Dominican provinces

Health officials in the Dominican Republic are reporting that, as the outbreak of cholera spreads throughout most of the country, there are hundreds of new cases of the highly infectious disease. Read More »

Dynavax completes phase 3 study of adult hepatitis B vaccine

Dynavax Technology Corp., a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company reported Wednesday that it had completed a 12-month follow-up on all the subjects enrolled in its large scale Phase 3 study of HEPISLAV. Read More »

Incidence of bacterial meningitis continues to decline in U.S.

According to a report published online in the May 26 New England Journal of Medicine, the number of cases of bacterial meningitis in the United States has decreased in the past decade, especially in children. Read More »

Haitian cholera death toll reaches 5,200

Haitian health authorities recently announced that more than 5,200 people have died from cholera over the last seven months. Read More »

No evidence found that WHO colluded with vaccine makers

There is no evidence to suggest that the World Health Organization colluded with vaccine makers for increased profits during the swine flu epidemic, according to a report accepted by WHO member nations. Read More »

Boston reports four new measles cases

Four new measles cases found in the Boston area since May 12 bring the total number of cases found this month to 10, and 15 total cases for the year. Read More »

Certain cells found to target dengue fever

Duke University researchers recently found that cells playing a role in triggering an immune response to bacteria and pathogens may also target dengue fever, a tropical disease with no known vaccine. Read More »

Health officials urging parents to vaccinate children against measles

With the number of measles cases reported in the United States at its highest since 1996, public health officials have begun to urge parents to vaccinate their children earlier in certain instances. Read More »

Rise in TB cases concerns French officials

French doctors are concerned about the rising number of tuberculosis cases in the country in recent years. Read More »

U.K. reports 330 measles cases so far this year

Data from the Health Protection Agency has shown that more than 330 U.K. cases of measles have been reported in the nation by April Read More »

Genes that allow malaria to attack red blood cells discovered

A study conducted by Sanjay A. Desai from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases has discovered the genes in malaria parasites that allow them to create feeding pores in red blood cells. Read More »

UNICEF begins posting vaccine prices online

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WHO sends two million doses of measles vaccine to Pakistan

A shipment of two million doses of measles vaccine procured by the World Health Organization recently arrived in Pakistan. Read More »

More than 800 exposed to TB at Ga. hospital

An employee infected with tuberculosis at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta, Ga., may have exposed close to 800 people to tuberculosis, including 680 patients. Read More »

New cell movement understanding could impact malaria vaccine development

A research team consisting of researchers from the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research and the University of Chicago has determined that the decades-long understanding of cell movement is flawed. Read More »