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February 07, 2020
Experts scramble, but new virus vaccine may not come in time
The flu-like virus that exploded from China has researchers worldwide once again scrambling to find a vaccine against a ...
February 03, 2020
Study is halted as HIV vaccine fails test in South Africa
The latest attempt at an HIV vaccine has failed, as researchers announced Monday they have stopped giving the experimental ...
January 31, 2020
Klobuchar proposes plan to prevent, address global outbreaks
Democratic presidential hopeful Amy Klobuchar released a plan Thursday to prevent and respond to global outbreaks like the ...
January 30, 2020
How well new China virus spreads is focus of control efforts
Scientists are starting to fill in some key gaps in what's known about the new virus from China. New research suggests it ...
January 28, 2020
Warren offers infectious-disease plan amid China outbreak
Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren has announced a plan to prevent, contain and treat infectious diseases as ...
January 25, 2020
Too soon to tell if new virus as dangerous as SARS cousin
The new virus from China has the world on edge because it’s a close cousin to viruses that killed hundreds in separate ...
January 16, 2020
1st malaria vaccine tried out in babies in 3 African nations
A pinch in the leg, a squeal and a trickle of tears. One baby after another in Malawi is getting the first and only vaccine ...
January 07, 2020
WHO: Death toll from measles outbreak in Congo hits 6,000
The death toll from a measles epidemic in Congo has surpassed 6,000, the World Health Organization said Tuesday as it warned ...
January 01, 2020
Century-old TB vaccine may work better if given in a new way
Scientists think they’ve figured out how to make a century-old tuberculosis vaccine far more protective: Simply give the shot ...
December 29, 2019
California takes lead on laws affecting gig economy, privacy
California’s long tradition of advancing nation-leading legislation continues into the new year, with laws reining in the gig ...
December 12, 2019
Doctors end protest to demand flu vaccines for migrants
A group of doctors on Wednesday ended a three-day protest against the U.S. government's refusal to allow the flu vaccine be ...
December 09, 2019
Malaysia vaccinating for polio after first case in 27 years
Malaysia began a vaccination campaign in a rural town on Borneo island after a 3-month-old boy was confirmed to have polio ...
December 05, 2019
Samoa’s capital deserted as teams battle measles epidemic
Samoa’s main streets were eerily quiet on Thursday as the government stepped up efforts to curb a measles epidemic that has ...
December 02, 2019
50 children killed by measles in Samoa as outbreak worsens
Samoa’s government said Monday that another five children had died within the past day from a measles outbreak, bringing the ...
November 25, 2019
Samoa measles epidemic worsens with 24 children now dead
Authorities said Monday that a measles epidemic sweeping through Samoa continues to worsen with the death toll rising to 25, ...
November 14, 2019
German lawmakers approve compulsory measles vaccine plan
Germany's parliament has passed a law requiring that children who attend school or daycare must be vaccinated for measles.
October 29, 2019
Vaccine shows promise for preventing active TB disease
An experimental vaccine proved 50% effective at preventing latent tuberculosis infection from turning into active disease in ...
October 23, 2019
UN says 1st local polio case found in Zambia since 1995
The World Health Organization says Zambia has reported its first local case of polio since 1995, in a 2-year-old boy ...
October 18, 2019
UN says Ebola in Congo still qualifies as global emergency
The World Health Organization says the ongoing Ebola outbreak in Congo still warrants being classified as a global emergency, ...
October 18, 2019
European Medicines Agency recommends licensing Ebola vaccine
The European Medicines Agency has recommended that the world's first Ebola vaccine be approved, after it was administered to ...
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