California measles infections hit 10 year high

According to the California Department of Public Health, the number of Californians contracting measles is higher than any time in the last decade, with 28 reported cases of the disease in 2011. Read More »

CDC says U.S. has ample influenza vaccine stockpiles

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently announced that the United States currently has an ample supply of influenza vaccine for the upcoming flu season. Read More »

China polio outbreak came from strain found in Pakistan

The World Health Organization has confirmed that the first cases of polio seen in China since 1999 were caused by a strain that spread from Pakistan. Read More »

Rotavirus inoculations led to 65,000 fewer U.S. children hospitalizations

According to new research from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the introduction of routine inoculations against rotavirus has led to 65,000 fewer child hospitalizations in the United States. Read More »

Seven hundred measles cases reported in Quebec this year

More than 700 cases of measles have been reported in Quebec this year, with the majority of people being infected between April and July, though new infections are still being reported. Read More »

ResistanceMap will track global spread of antibiotic-resistant superbugs

A means to track the global spread of antibiotic-resistant superbugs was recently launched online. Read More »

U.S. officials begin campaign for flu shots

Public health officials in the United States recently began a campaign recommending flu shots for all Americans above the age of six months. Read More »

New malaria treatment expected to cut mortality rates

A new treatment for complex malaria that is expected to significant cut the mortality rate of the illness is being developed in Bangladesh. Read More »

Majority of adults plan for flu vaccine

A large majority of adults in the United States say they intend to be vaccinated against influenza this season. Read More »

Source of Milwaukee measles outbreak determined

According to a report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the recent measles alert in Milwaukee began when an unvaccinated 23-month-old refugee from Myanmar flew to the U.S. from Malaysia. Read More »

More positive TB tests at Ennis, Texas, high school

The Texas Health Department has reported 27 additional positive tuberculosis tests at Ennis High School in Ennis, Texas, in addition to the four students who have already tested positive. Read More »

Cholera outbreak in Nigeria kills six people

According to health officials, a fresh cholera outbreak in northern Nigeria has killed six people, raising the overall death toll in the country to over 200 people in recent months. Read More »

Upper airway infections the source of narcolepsy, not H1N1 vaccinations

Contrary to reports that narcolepsy resulted following H1N1 vaccinations in northern Europe and other areas, the onset of narcolepsy was highly correlated with seasonal and annual patterns of upper airway infections. Read More »

Discovery could improve efficacy of pneumonia vaccines

Scientists recently discovered how a novel type of antibody fights pneumococcal bacteria, a finding that could improve the efficacy of vaccines against pneumonia. Read More »

New guidelines announced for pertussis and polio vaccines

The largest professional group of pediatricians in the United States recently announced new guidelines for the administration of the pertussis booster and polio vaccines. Read More »

Ennis, Texas, high school records more positive TB skin tests

According to the Texas Department of State Health Services, 119 out of 373 completed skin tests have tested positive for the potential of tuberculosis at Ennis High School in Ennis, Texas. Read More »

Few states addressing pandemic flu ethical issues, report says

According to a study published in the American Journal of Public Health, few U.S. states have addressed ethical issues surrounding pandemic flu preparedness in recent years. Read More »

GAVI alliance distributes vaccines to 37 countries

The GAVI Alliance, a group of aid agencies, foundations and vaccine manufacturers, recently announced that vaccines against major childhood diseases are to be distributed in 37 more countries, 24 of which are located in Africa. Read More »

Record number of unvaccinated children attended school in California in 2010

State health officials in California are concerned because a record number of kindergartners began school without proper immunizations last year. Read More »

Measles vaccine uptake rises in England

According to a new report by the NHS Information Center, the proportion of children in England who receive the vaccine against measles, mumps and rubella continues to rise. Read More »