The World Health Organization (WHO) their report this week, Recommended composition of influenza virus vaccines for use in the 2019 southern hemisphere influenza season  and here is a summary of the...

Following a particularly severe 2017-2018 influenza (flu) season with a record-breaking estimated 900,000 hospitalizations and more than 80,000 deaths in the U.S., the National Foundation for Infectious...

After the confirmation of a yellow fever case last month, the Republic of Congo, in collaboration with the World Health Organization (WHO) and partners started today a vaccination campaign to control the...

Every year, millions of people have vacations and business trips ruined when they succumb to “traveler’s diarrhea” during their journeys. A major cause of traveler’s diarrhea is...

An early-stage clinical trial testing the safety and immune-stimulating ability of an experimental nasal influenza vaccine in healthy 9- to 17-year-old children and teens has begun enrolling participants...

On 11 September, two additional polio cases were reported from Eastern Highlands Province in Papua New Guinea, bringing the outbreak total to 12. The distribution of confirmed cases is as follows:  four...

In a follow-up on the measles and polio vaccination campaign in Brazil, more than 10 million children from one to less than five years old were vaccinated with 20.8 million doses of polio and measles. However,...

A small number of people who are infected with HIV-1 produce very special antibodies. These antibodies do not just fight one virus strain, but neutralize almost all known virus strains. Research into developing...

The Ugandan government has launched a nationwide Oral Cholera Vaccination (OCV) preventative campaign targeting over 1.6 million children from age one year and above in the 11 defined cholera-endemic districts...

A Phase 1 clinical trial examining whether a topical cream can enhance the immune response conferred by a “pre-pandemic” influenza vaccine is underway at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston. Investigators...