Enterovirus cases decreasing in California

The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) said 32 patients in the state had enterovirus D68 (EV-D68) as of Friday, which represents about 20 percent of California's reported cases of respiratory disease activity. Read More »

8 El Paso infants test positive for TB

Of the more than 800 babies who may have been exposed to tuberculosis (TB) by a nurse's assistant at El Paso's Providence Memorial Hospital, eight have tested positive for TB, health care officials announced on Sunday. Read More »

Public should not fear Ebola, Wis. official says

Wisconsin officials are prepared in case an Ebola case pops up in the state, but State Health Officer Karen McKeown said she is optimistic that will never happen. Read More »

Reseach shows hope for natural vaccines to control disease

Those infected with the herpes virus have new hope in controlling outbreaks and the research garnering them hope could also help others with other immune diseases, according to the Center for the Biology of Chronic Disease. Read More »

First case of MERS-CoV in 2014 reported in Qatar; Saudi Arabia confirms three new cases

Qatar has reported its first Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) case of 2014 and Saudi Arabia has confirmed three new cases in as many days, all in men, and none of whom are healthcare workers. Read More »

Russia could have Ebola vaccines ready within six months

Russia hasn't confirmed any Ebola cases as of Wednesday, but the country is having success in developing three vaccines for the disease. Read More »

UK puts new health measures in place to identify Ebola victims

Air passengers going through London's Heathrow airport are now participating in a screening process to identify potential Ebola victims, and the screenings will expand by the end of next week to arrivals into Gatwick airport and on Eurostar. Read More »

Vaxart's oral flu vaccine shows promise

Vaxart Inc. released clinical results on Tuesday that showed that its H1N1 tablet vaccine is just as reliable when compared to currently licensed flu vaccines. Read More »

Deadly meningitis making waves in the UK, but vaccines available

Meningitis cases are on the rise in the United Kingdom and the Meningitis Research Foundation has put out a call for action. Read More »

Stronger protocol issued in Ohio for Ebola quarantine

The Ohio Department of Health has recommended new, stronger protocols for local health departments in dealing with suspected or confirmed cases of Ebola in the state. Read More »

Flu hits Iowa early; officials spur vaccination efforts

The flu got an early start in Iowa, according to health officials. Read More »

Soccer partnering with health officials to stop flu this winter

Major League Soccer is joining the effort to kick the spread of influenza this winter. Read More »

UN official wants efforts to move faster to end Ebola outbreak

The Ebola outbreak is not stopping and Anthony Banbury, the head of the UN Mission for Ebola Emergency Response (UNMEER), told the 15-nation Security Council Tuesday that he is “deeply worried” that the steps implemented by the international community are “not nearly enough” to halt the advancing disease. Read More »

CDC to use quicker lab test for EV-D68

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has developed and has started to implement a faster lab test for detecting enterovirus D68 (EV-D68) in people in the United States with respiratory illness. Read More »

Hong Kong monitoring hand, foot and mouth disease outbreak at secondary school

An outbreak of hand, foot, mouth disease (HFMD) at a secondary school in the Eastern District is being investigated by the Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health today after 19 students and one staff member exhibited symptoms. The 13 boys and six girl students and one male staff member have all exhibited signs of HFMD, beginning on Oct. 6. Read More »

New cases of Middle East Respiratory syndrome conavirus reported to WHO

Several new cases of Middle East Respiratory syndrome conavirus (MERS-CoV) reported to the World Health Organization by the National IHR Focal Point of Saudi Arabia (SAU). Read More »

Contract awarded to PositiveID Corp. to expand on leading edge BioThreat detection

While the increased visibility of the Ebola virus continues, PositiveID Corp. (PSID) and their partner ENSCO Inc. have been awarded a SenseNet contract with the goal of building on existing infrastructure to deliver faster, less expensive and leading edge BioThreat detection systems. Under the contract, awarded by the U.S. Read More »

Study shows mortality rates for Ebola, similar diseases much higher in developing countries

A Study by the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology was released showing that the mortality rates are hundreds of times higher in developing countries versus developed countries for diseases with skin manifestations. Read More »

Third case, second death of EEE reported by New Hampshire DHHS

The third case of Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) was reported on Wednesday by the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), representing the second death this season as a result of EEE in the state. Read More »

Gavi runs campaign to vaccinate 21M Tanzanian children against measles-rubella

A nationwide immunization campaign supported by Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance will run over the next seven days in Tanzania and will offer 21 million children between the ages of nine months to 14 a measles and rubella vaccine. Read More »