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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 ...
October 11, 2019
WHO anti-cholera vaccination campaign begins in Sudan
The World Health Organization has launched a vaccination campaign in two southeastern provinces in Sudan to contain a cholera ...
October 09, 2019
Measles outbreak kills more than 4,000 in Congo this year
More than 4,000 people have died in Congo this year in the world's largest measles outbreak, the United Nations children's ...
September 26, 2019
Health officials: It's time to give flu vaccine another shot
The flu forecast is cloudy and it's too soon to know if the U.S. is in for a third miserable season in a row, but health ...
September 23, 2019
2nd Ebola vaccine to be used in Congo, as UN efforts slammed
The World Health Organization on Monday announced Congo will start using a second experimental Ebola vaccine, as efforts to ...
September 20, 2019
Philippines confirms 2nd polio case after declaring outbreak
Philippine health officials on Friday confirmed a second case of polio in a 5-year-old child a day after declaring the ...
September 19, 2019
Philippines declares new polio outbreak after 19 years
Philippine health officials declared a polio outbreak in the country on Thursday, nearly two decades after the World Health ...
September 17, 2019
Correction: Measles Outbreak story
In a story Sept. 16 about measles, The Associated Press reported erroneously how long it had been since the Centers for ...
September 13, 2019
Kenya becomes 3rd country to roll out malaria vaccine
Health authorities in Kenya on Friday started administering doses of the world's only licensed malaria vaccine to young ...
September 10, 2019
California governor signs vaccine bills he demanded
California Gov. Gavin Newsom signed bills Monday to crack down on doctors who write fraudulent medical exemptions for school ...
September 05, 2019
Newsom's California vaccine bill changes surprise backers
Medical groups and a lawmaker behind California legislation to crack down on vaccine exemptions said Wednesday they were ...
September 04, 2019
California advances crackdown on bogus vaccine exemptions
California's state Assembly approved legislation Tuesday designed to crack down on doctors who sell fraudulent medical ...
September 01, 2019
Clock is ticking on NY deadline for student vaccinations
When New York lawmakers revoked a religious exemption for mandatory school vaccinations, the change sent thousands of the ...
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