NewsDesk @bactiman63 In a recent dispatch in the CDC’s publication, Emerging Infectious Diseases, researchers from the Washington State Department of Health, the CDC and others describe a case of Baylisascaris...

By NewsDesk  @bactiman63 Maternal vitamin D deficiency during pregnancy was associated with 44% increased risk of ASD in the offspring when compared to mothers who had sufficient levels of vitamin D...

By NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews A new study looking across a large body of research finds further evidence for the safety of vaccines that are Food and Drug Administration-approved and routinely...

Two recent studies were unable to rule out that H1N1 (“swine flu”) vaccination (“Pandemrix”) and seasonal influenza vaccination given to pregnant women might be associated with...

Measles, mumps, rubella and varicella (also known as chickenpox) are infectious diseases caused by viruses. They are most common in children and young adults, and can lead to potentially fatal illnesses,...

Researchers examined factors that help predict language development in speech-delayed children with autism Fine motor skills – used for eating, writing and buttoning clothing – may be a strong predictor...

In 2000, measles was declared to be eliminated in the United States, when no sustained transmission of the virus was seen in this country for more than 12 months. Today, however, the United States and...

Here is a look at some interesting infectious disease and health news, opinion and research reported across the globe: Unsticking malaria One feature of the most virulent species of malaria parasite, Plasmodium...

Ethan Lindenberger, the 18-year-old high school student from Norwalk, Ohio, who gained notoriety in November by asking about how to get vaccinated despite the opposition of his mother on Reddit, testified...

Here are the top five posts on Outbreak News Today for the week of Mar. 2 through Mar. 8: 5. Chikungunya outbreak tops 2,000 in Thailand Thailand’s chikungunya outbreak, particularly in the south,...