Helminthic parasites, like hookworm and liver flukes (schistosomiasis), affect an estimated 1 billion people worldwide. Infection from hookworm and schistosomiasis result in a combined loss of as much...

A Kaiser Permanente study of more than 80,000 children born over a 4-year period showed that the prenatal Tdap vaccination (tetanus, diphtheria, acellular pertussis) was not associated with increased...

A major new study has shown that rotavirus vaccination reduced infant diarrhoea deaths by 34% in rural Malawi, a region with high levels of child deaths. The study led by scientists at the University...

The administration of Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf is urging parents and guardians to get their children vaccinated for protection against life-threatening diseases this National Immunization Awareness...

A uniquely designed experimental vaccine against Zika virus has proven powerful in mice, new research has found. A team led by researchers at The Ohio State University has developed and tested a vaccine...

In a follow-up on the measles outbreak in Brazil, the Ministry of Health reports the number of measles cases in the outbreaks in Amazonas and Roraima states now stand at 742 and 280, respectively as...

According to the 12th annual Texas Lyceum Poll released this week, most Texans polled believe the benefits of vaccines outweigh the risks. Seventy-six percent of people polled believe in the benefits...

The Hajj, or pilgrimage to Mecca, Saudi Arabia, is one of the world’s largest mass gatherings. In 2018, Hajj will take place from about August 19 to August 24. Because of the crowds, mass gatherings...

The Kenya Paediatric Association (KPA) says the polio vaccine given to children under 5 years in the past two weeks is safe. The association issued a statement after some parents complained that their...

International medical charity Medicins Sans Frontieres (MSF) says it has vaccinated 213 000 children from the Central African Republic (CAR) against nine common but deadly diseases. In a statement released...