E.g., 06/24/2018
E.g., 06/24/2018
May 4, 2018 - In 2005, the Regional Committee of the WHO Western Pacific Region established a goal for eliminating measles by 2012. Click here to read more.
May 4, 2018 - Over 12 000 people have been infected with measles in Ukraine so far this year. Of those affected, 9158 have required hospitalization and 9 have died, according to information provided by national health authorities as of 27 April...
April 19, 2018 - The World Health Organization says the first-ever vaccine for dengue needs to be dealt with in “a much safer way,” meaning that the shot should mostly be given to people who have previously been infected with the disease. Click...
April 19, 2018 - More than 70 million people will be vaccinated against a variety of dangerous vaccine-preventable diseases during the 16thannual Vaccination Week in the Americas - 10 million more than in 2017. Coordinated by the Pan American...
April 10, 2018 - Nearly one billion people will be vaccinated against yellow fever in 27 high-risk African countries by 2026 with support from WHO, Gavi – the Vaccine Alliance, UNICEF and more than 50 health partners. Click here to read more.
April 10, 2018 - In the coming weeks, more than 2.3 million Haitian children between the ages of 1 and 14 are expected to be vaccinated against diphtheria, a bacterial infection that causes throat inflammation and difficulty breathing and that in...
April 3, 2018 - The World Health Organization (WHO) recommends the introduction of typhoid conjugate vaccine (TCV) for infants and children over six months of age in typhoid-endemic countries. Click here to read more.
March 21, 2018 - Brazil’s health minister says the country is expanding its campaign to vaccinate people against yellow fever to cover the entire country. Click here to read more.
The Telegraph
March 20, 2018 - A vaccine for Lassa fever could be ready for testing on human volunteers by the end of this year, scientists have said. Click here to read more.
Scientific American
March 14, 2018 - When Qaurat al-Ain brought her fever-stricken daughter Mariam to a doctor in this city 90 miles east of Karachi, she assumed the one-year-old had a chest cold. Click here to read more.
February 26, 2018 - Several countries reported new avian flu outbreaks, including two more H5N8 events at commercial poultry farms in Iraq, an H5 outbreak at a poultry farm in the Netherlands, and the first known H5N6 detection of the year in...
World Health Organization
February 22, 2018 - WHO convenes technical consultations in February and September each year to recommend viruses for inclusion in influenza vaccines for the northern and southern hemisphere influenza seasons, respectively. This recommendation...
University of Liverpool
February 21, 2018 - History was made in the fight against typhoid fever today, as the first child in Africa was vaccinated in a clinical trial using a new generation of typhoid vaccines. Click here to read more.  
February 21, 2018 - Infants are much less likely to get influenza or whooping cough when their mothers were vaccinated against these infections during pregnancy, and a new study suggests this doesn’t pose a safety risk for babies. Click here to...
World Health Organization - EURO
February 19, 2018 - Measles has rebounded in the WHO European Region. The disease affected 21,315 people and caused 35 deaths in 2017, following a record low of 5273 cases in 2016. Click here to read more.
An article by FiercePharma
March 7, 2017 - The CDC is preparing a new avian influenza vaccine candidate after an analysis found that a mutated strain from the ongoing outbreak in China isn't vulnerable to existing vaccines.   Through a globally shared database, the CDC...
An article by FiercePharma
February 21, 2017 - One thing that Zika, malaria, West Nile fever and dengue have in common is that they’re all spread by mosquitoes, and now the NIH has launched a phase 1 trial to test a vaccine that aims to fight them all.   The candidate,...
An article by Reuters
February 15, 2017 -   U.S. President Donald Trump's vow to roll back government regulations at least 75 percent is causing anxiety for some pharmaceutical executives that a less robust Food and Drug Administration would make it harder to secure...
an article by the Washington Post
February 13, 2017 - They are called superspreaders, the minority of people who are responsible for infecting many others during epidemics of infectious diseases. Perhaps the most famous superspreader was Typhoid Mary, presumed to have infected 51...
by the Kaiser Family Foundation
February 9, 2017 - The Guardian: Ambitious Chan Zuckerberg Initiative to combat disease is about to be tested “Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s ambitious $3bn aim to ‘cure, prevent, and manage’ all disease in one generation is about to take shape in...