Cuba to launch clinical trials of anti-dengue fever vaccine

According to the research director of the International Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology, Cuban health authorities anticipate a launch of clinical trials of an anti-dengue fever vaccine later this year. Read More »

GeoVax reports progress on HIV/AIDS vaccine

GeoVax Labs, Inc., a biotechnology company specializing in the development of HIV/AIDS vaccines, announced the results of a study on Wednesday suggesting researchers could create a vaccine that protects against exposure to multiple HIV infections. Read More »

American Idol finalists join malaria fight

Malaria No More, a non-profit organization attempting to end malaria deaths in Africa, announced on Wednesday that it would bring former American Idol finalists to Washington to meet with members of Congress about malaria. Read More »

Indiana reports second TB exposure site

Indiana health officials in Howard County announced on Monday that a second tuberculosis exposure site has been confirmed in Kokomo, Indiana. Read More »

Republicans say NIH funding "insufficient"

Senate Republicans raised concerns on Wednesday that the proposed 2013 funding levels for the National Institute of Health were insufficient. Read More »

Belief in vaccine effectiveness spurs vaccinations in medical workers

According to a study conducted by researchers in the Netherlands, a belief that the seasonal flu vaccine legitimately works is the most effective way to convince healthcare professionals to get vaccinated. Read More »

Texas A&M genetically engineers goat with malaria vaccine in its milk

Researchers at Texas A&M University's Reproductive Sciences Complex have used genetic engineering to breed a goat that has a malaria vaccine in its milk. Read More »

Scientist calls for open sourcing malaria vaccine creation

A scientist from the University of Sydney's School of Chemistry recently led a meeting called the Open Source Drug Discovery for Malaria to discuss applying the open source model to discovering new malaria drugs. Read More »

Fifth H5N1 death of the year reported in Indonesia

A 24-year-old woman on Indonesia's Sumatra island died of the bird flu this week, making her the fifth human death from the deadly influenza strain this year. Read More »

Funding divisions place programs at risk, Republicans warn

Senate Republicans raised concerns on Wednesday about funding issues during an appropriations subcommittee hearing on the 2013 Department of Health and Human Services budget proposal. Read More »

One in four TB cases is a recent transmission, CDC reports

According to a study conducted by researchers from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, approximately one in four cases of tuberculosis in the U.S. is a result of recent transmission. Read More »

Three die from MRSA and influenza infections in Maryland

According to the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, five members of a Lusby, Maryland, family came down with methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus pneumonia along with influenza and three died from the infection. Read More »

Taiwan records first imported measles case of the year

The Taiwanese Centers for Disease Control has confirmed Taiwan's first imported measles case of the year, involving a Taiwanese-American man who traveled from India to Taiwan last month for a family reunion. Read More »

Hep B Philadelphia launches scavenger hunt to fight hepatitis B

Hep B Philadelphia, a community-owned, citywide education campaign sponsored by the Hepatitis B Foundation, will start its "B A Hero" photo scavenger hunt on March 19 in an effort to stop hepatitis B. Read More »

Seven test positive for TB in Indiana

Indiana health officials announced on Monday that seven people in Howard County have tested positive for tuberculosis. Read More »

Lack of adherence to artemisinin-based therapy limiting malaria fight, experts warn

According to a study in Kenya, a lack of adherence to the full course of artemisinin-based combination therapy against malaria is limiting the effectiveness of a drug that is recommended as a first-line treatment. Read More »

Pfizer demonstrates safety of Prevnar 13 for older children

Pfizer Inc., announced the results of a phase three study on Monday demonstrating that Prevnar 13(R) showed immunogenicity and established a safety profile in children ages five through 17. Read More »

Yemen launches measles vaccination campaign after 126 child deaths

The United Nations is backing a major vaccination campaign in Yemen after a new measles outbreak killed at least 126 children under five years of age. Read More »

Cholera vaccine program suspended in Haiti

A project to test vaccinations in the midst of a cholera outbreak in Haiti has been postponed after a Port-au-Prince radio station reported that the impending effort was a medical experiment on Haiti's people. Read More »

Ukraine warns Euro 2012 fans to get measles vaccine

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