Chickenpox is a highly contagious disease caused by a virus. Although the incidence of chickenpox has declined significantly since the development of the chickenpox vaccine, there are still children who...

Each year there are more than three million cases of cholera worldwide, a disease transmitted through contaminated food and water that hits developing countries particularly hard. While the standard regimen...

Following the release of new information about Dengvaxia® by Sanofi Pasteur about an increased risk of severe dengue infection several years after vaccination among people who had not been exposed to...

Health officials in Victoria are reporting a outbreak of invasive meningococcal C disease in men who have sex with men (MSM) and are urging vaccination for high risk people. Between May and November...

Last month we reported on vaccination drives for cholera, measles and polio at Cox’s Bazar for Rohingya children. Today, the World Health Organization (WHO) warned that diphtheria is rapidly spreading...

Missouri state health officials have reported a four-fold increase in influenza, or flu cases to start out the 2017-2018 flu season. As of November 25, 2017, there were 1,545 cases of the flu reported...

Three Phase 1 human clinical trials evaluating an Army-developed Zika purified inactivated virus (ZPIV) vaccine have shown it was safe and well-tolerated in healthy adults and induced a robust immune response....

A measles outbreak investigation can be a very expensive task as was demonstrated in the Minnesota outbreak earlier this year when some 79 mostly children were infected costing the health department $2.3...

Mumps is a contagious viral illness, characterized by fever, headaches, and swollen salivary glands under the jaw (pictured). Meningitis, encephalitis, permanent hearing loss, and other serious complications...

In a follow-up on the diphtheria re-emergence in Yemen, UN health officials say the outbreak of the vaccine-preventable disease has grown to 197 cases, including 22 deaths mostly children and young adults...