World TB Day: Tuberculosis vaccine development a priority for the NIH

The National Institute of Health reasserted its commitment to tuberculosis research on Monday at a World TB Day event. Read More »

World TB Day: Tuberculosis awareness crucial for elimination efforts

Dr. Kenneth Castro of the Center for Disease Control warned this week that public awareness of tuberculosis has waned in recent years. Read More »

Governments may be under-reporting cholera outbreaks, expert warns

According to a study reported in the Bulletin of the World Health Organization, researchers from the International Vaccine Institute found that many governments may be under-reporting cholera outbreaks. Read More »

Australian researchers warn of new whooping cough strain

New research in Australia suggests that an increase in whooping cough cases may have resulted from a new strain of the bacteria that is resistant to the vaccines that are currently in use. Read More »

British measles outbreak grows

The U.K. Health Protection Agency recently announced that more cases of the measles have been identified in the county of Merseyside. Read More »

Inexpensive paper sensor detects malaria, HIV

Scientists are currently developing an inexpensive paper sensor based on the Japanese art of origami that is capable of detecting HIV and malaria. Read More »

World TB Day: Twelve new tuberculosis vaccines in clinical testing phase

Leaders in the global fight against tuberculosis reported historic progress at a Wednesday Senate briefing on TB. Read More »

World TB Day: Family centered contact tracing critical in preventing TB outbreaks

In comments made at the congressional briefing for World Tuberculosis Day, the importance of contact tracing was stressed by Dr. Jeffrey Starke, a leading childhood TB expert. Read More »

Zanzibar lowers malaria infections to one percent

According to an official with the Zanzibar Malaria Control Program, the Zanzibar government has successfully reduced malaria infections down to one to two cases per week. Read More »

TB researchers, advocates must work together for effective vaccine, experts say

According to representatives of Aeras, a Rockville, Maryland-based non-profit dedicated to developing new vaccines for tuberculosis, TB researchers and advocates must work together to support a common goal of a more effective vaccine. Read More »

Aedes aegypti mosquitoes found on Oahu

A mosquito species capable of carrying dengue fever was recently discovered near the Honolulu airport. Read More »

Advanced TB vaccine clinical trials set for early 2013 completion date

The results of advanced clinical trials for a tuberculosis vaccine are scheduled to be completed in South Africa by early 2013. Read More »

Ban Ki-Moon urges nations to increase TB prevention efforts

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon urged countries on Thursday to increase their efforts to prevent tuberculosis by improving the quality of health services and raising access to treatments to stop the deadly disease. Read More »

U.S. TB cases dropped by 6.4 percent in 2011

U.S. health officials recently announced that cases of tuberculosis in the country dropped 6.4 percent in 2011. Read More »

Australian sees sharp rise in whooping cough cases

A new strain of pertussis, or whooping cough, is believed to be responsible for a sharp rise in cases found in Australia. Read More »

Emergent BioSolutions, Inc., receives multi-year grant for TB vaccine candidate

Emergent BioSolutions, Inc., announced on Friday that it has received a multi-year grant to advance the development of the tuberculosis vaccine candidate MVA85A. Read More »

World TB Day: Voices of TB

The U.S. Agency for International Development hosted a panel of former tuberculosis patients at an event tiled "voices of TB" at the National Press Club on Thursday. Read More »

U.S. reaffirms commitment to eradicating TB in the Philippines

On World Tuberculosis Day on Saturday, the United States reaffirmed a commitment to eradicate tuberculosis in the Philippines, which is currently ninth in the world in number of cases of the infectious disease. Read More »

Drug-resistant malaria establishes itself in western Thailand

According to the World Health Organization, a drug-resistant form of falciparum malaria may have become resistant to another frontline therapy and established itself in western Thailand. Read More »

Pakistani health officials warn that TB spreading 29 percent faster in jails

Health officials in Lahore, Pakistan, recently said that tuberculosis is spreading up to 29 percent faster in jails because of overcrowding. Read More »