WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 22, 2017

Cholera outbreak kills 10 in Democratic Republic of Congo

Ten people have died in the Democratic Republic of Congo due to a cholera epidemic, according to local authorities. Read More »

WHO: Ugandan Ebola outbreak controlled

An Ebola virus outbreak in Uganda is now under control, according to an official from the World Health Organization. Read More »

Variant H3N2 influenza on the rise in Ohio, Indiana

An additional 14 cases of variant swine-origin H3N2 influenza have been reported in the past week in Ohio and Indiana, bringing the U.S. total to 30 in recent weeks. Read More »

Hong Kong reports imported cholera case

Health officials in Hong Kong have confirmed cholera in a man who recently came back from Bangladesh with symptoms of vomiting and diarrhea. Read More »

Swine flu cases jump to 113 in Indiana

Indiana health officials said on Wednesday that they have confirmed 113 H3N2 swine flu cases that have infected people from 18 counties throughout the state. Read More »

Cepheid partners with aid organizations to deliver TB diagnostic

Cepheid, Inc., recently announced that it has signed a deal with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and three other aid organizations to offer its tuberculosis diagnostic kit to developing countries at a reduced price. Read More »

British website required to stop autism-MMR claims

A British vaccine-related website was recently ordered to remove a claim that the MMR vaccine is related to cases of autism. Read More »

Initial TB tests negative for 77 Scarborough Hospital infants

Tuberculosis tests came back negative in the initial round of testing for babies that were potentially exposed to the disease at Toronto's Scarborough Hospital. Read More »

Mosquito samples in D.C. reveal West Nile virus

Health authorities in Washington found the West Nile Virus in several mosquito samples in the area and suggest that residents should eliminate possible breeding sites for mosquitoes. Read More »

Cholera outbreak continues in Guinea

An outbreak of cholera in Guinea that has killed 60 people since February shows no signs of easing. Read More »

Number of H3N2v cases in U.S. rising

The number of cases of swine-origin variant H3N2 influenza cases in the U.S. recently reached 152. Read More »

TB vaccine may help diabetes patients produce insulin

Harvard University researchers are raising money to conduct an experiment on whether a long-used tuberculosis vaccine may also help reverse Type 1 diabetes and eliminate the life-long need for insulin injections. Read More »

New approach detects resistant tuberculosis faster

Scientists of the Antwerp Institute of Tropical Medicine are using a forgotten technique in order to detect resistant tuberculosis in circumstances where it was otherwise not feasible. Read More »

Six families sue West Virginia over new vaccine rule

Six families in the state of West Virginia are suing the state's Department of Health and Human Resources, claiming the agency cannot force new vaccine requirements upon schoolchildren. Read More »

Scientists isolate antibodies that protect against various flu viruses

A team of researchers led by the Scripps Research Institute in La Jolla, California and the Crucell Vaccine Institute in the Netherlands has identified three broadly neutralizing human antibodies that protect against influenza B virus strains. Read More »

West Nile outbreak leads to state of emergency in Dallas County

Nine people have died from a West Nile virus outbreak that infected 175 people in Dallas County, Texas, prompting officials to declare a state of emergency. Read More »

Study shows children, middle-aged most susceptible to H3N2

Children and middle-aged adults have little or no immunity to swine-origin variant H3N2 influenza virus, according to a new study. Read More »

Sussex County confirms additional measles cases

Sussex County, United Kingdom, confirmed additional measles cases on Monday, with 10 more cases since July 28, bringing the confirmed total to 314. Read More »

Delhi experiences five year malaria high

City health officials in Delhi, India, announced on Tuesday that malaria cases are at a five year high as a result of recent rains and staffing issues. Read More »

Man dies of avian flu in Indonesia

The recent death of a man in Indonesia brings the country's death toll from bird flu to nine this year. Read More »