The New Zealand Ministry of Health expresses its condolences to the families of children who recently died in Samoa shortly after the administration of MMR vaccine. Samoan health authorities have launched...

Last month, a vaccine-derived poliovirus type 1 (VDPV1) case was confirmed in a child from Morobe Province. Papua New Guinea has not had a case of wild poliovirus since 1996, and the country was certified...

In a follow-up on the diphtheria situation in Ukraine, the Center for Public Health of the Ministry of Health of Ukraine is reporting new case (computer translated), the fourth case of diphtheria in country,...

Health officials in France have reported the third measles fatality of 2018 in a 17-year-old immunocompromised girl from the region of New Aquitaine. Overall, there has been a decrease in the number of...

Vaxart, Inc. a clinical-stage biotechnology company developing oral recombinant vaccines that are administered by tablet rather than by injection, announced publication of the comprehensive results of...

Indiana state health officials are reporting the state’s first death related to a multi-state outbreak of hepatitis A, a highly contagious disease of the liver. The outbreak has caused nearly 4,000...

The World Health Organization (WHO) and the Nigerian government have launched the first round of a two-phased oral vaccination program against the cholera outbreak in Adamawa State. In a statement released...

The Kenyan government has launched a polio immunization campaign that seeks to reach at least 2,416,750 children under 5 years of age in 11 counties across the country. Lamu County Health Department Chief...

Measles Ukrainian health officials recorded an additional 1,021 measles cases in the past week, bringing the total cases for the year to 25,008. Of this total, 10,085 adults and 14,923 children have...

The current whooping cough vaccine was universally adopted in the US in 1996 to replace the original vaccine based on killed Bordetella pertussis because of a stronger safety profile. The new formulation...