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...

The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) called for rapidly increasing vaccination coverage to stop the spread of measles in Latin America and the Caribbean, since endemic transmission of the virus...

Influenza viruses typically circulate in the United States annually, most commonly from late fall through early spring. Most persons who contract influenza will recover without sequelae. However, influenza...

An estimated 700,110 children under 5 years old will be vaccinated against polio in nine provinces of Papua New Guinea in August 2018. The National Department of Health (NDOH) is mobilizing 4,964 polio...

The Minister of Health, Rodolfo Rocabado, said that everything is ready to develop the Vaccination Campaign against rabies this August 25 and 26 in the departments of Cochabamba and Beni. “This...

A universal flu vaccine that protects people against most influenza strains is one step closer to reality, with a study from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. The candidate...

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...