Sinovac vaccine meets goal in late-stage trial

China-based Sinovac Biotech Ltd recently announced the positive results of a late-stage trial for its experimental vaccine for hand, foot and mouth disease in infants between the ages of six months and 35 months. Read More »

Low HPV coverage may be result of poor education, financing programs

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Eleven precent of Nigerian infant deaths attributed to malaria

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San Diego reports infant influenza death

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Gates Foundation awards grant to develop portable vaccine cooler

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation recently awarded a $100,000 grant to True Energy, a Gwynedd, Wales-based refrigerator firm, to develop a portable cooler for the storage of vaccines in areas without reliable power. Read More »

Sequestration could jeopardize malaria vaccine trial

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Natalie Gulbis forced to withdraw from LPGA event with malaria

Professional golfer Natalie Gulbis was forced to withdraw from the LPGA tour's RR Donnelley LPGA Founders Cup in Phoenix because of malaria contracted while she was in Asia. Read More »

HPV vaccine completion rates remain alarmingly low

Completion rates for the HPV vaccine series across both genders have stayed staggeringly low for the almost seven years since its introduction, which experts attribute to a need for better patient education and increased public vaccine financing programs. Read More »

Infectious diseases claim 17,315 lives on Chinese mainland

The Chinese Ministry of Health announced on Friday that infectious diseases killed 17,315 people in total across the Chinese mainland in 2012, an increase from the 15,802 killed in 2011. Read More »

New Jersey reports third suspected case of measles

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Hepatitis B rates on the rise in Vietnam

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Study: HPV vaccinations need to be started at a young age

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More than a dozen suspected mumps cases at Baltimore university

Officials at Loyola University in Baltimore said last week that more than a dozen students came down with mumps or suspected mumps cases. Read More »

Health officials confirm second measles case in Seminole County, Florida

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Flu trends downward in U.S. but lingers in mid-Atlantic states

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Cholera outbreak infects at least 389 in Congo

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Cholera treatment crippled in Haiti by lack of supplies, funds

A lack of funding and supplies is crippling cholera treatment in Haiti, according to a recent press release from medical humanitarian group Doctors Without Borders. Read More »

U.N.: Major funding boost needed to fight TB

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Think tank analyzes U.S.-South African HIV/AIDS partnership

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U.K. publishes results of novel coronavirus investigation

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