Nigeria's Boko Haram extremists hamper polio eradication

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — Islamic extremists made Imana Alhaji Gana's village in northeastern Nigeria too dangerous for health workers to vaccinate against polio. Now that she and her family have fled...

Brazil yellow fever vaccination campaign far short of goal

SAO PAULO (AP) — Brazil's Health Ministry says its yellow fever vaccination campaign is significantly short of its goal and that 10 million people still need to be immunized. In Janu...

Public urged to heighten vigilance for rubella, seek immediate medical attention when symptoms develop

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)--The Taiwan Centers for Disease Control (Taiwan CDC) said Wednesday that the agency has traced the contacts of a confirmed rubella case and found none of them had developed any su...

Psych! Colleges teach phishing lesson by targeting their own

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Thousands of university students and employees targeted by email phishing schemes this year have taken the bait. Fortunately, they were duped not by real scammers, but by their o...

Pakistan launches new polio vaccination drive

ISLAMABAD (AP) — A Pakistani official says authorities have launched a new polio vaccination drive, aiming to reach 38.7 million children under the age of 5. Pakistan is one of few c...

Measles-infected flight attendants traveled around Taiwan, Macau, Japan before diagnosis 

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taiwan Centers for Disease Control (CDC) confirmed yesterday evening that two more cases of measles in Taiwan have been contracted by flight attendants,...

Taiwan CDC urges travelers to areas affected by measles epidemic to determine need for vaccination

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)--The Taiwan Centers for Disease Control (Taiwan CDC) on March 29 urged adult travelers planning to visit areas affected by measles epidemic to visit the outpatient trave...

Brazil yellow fever cases rise to 1,131; 338 dead

SAO PAULO (AP) — Brazil's Health Ministry says 1,131 people have been infected with yellow fever in the largest outbreak the Latin American country has seen in decades. The ministry ...

Polish firm sued over tricking homeless into vaccine test

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Prosecutors in Poland are suing a private firm accused of tricking homeless people into unwitting participation in bird flu vaccine tests in 2007. Prosecution s...

Police: Woman mauled by coyote, left 'drenched in blood'

BROOKVILLE, Pa. (AP) — Authorities are on the hunt for a possibly rabid coyote that mauled a Pennsylvania woman, leaving her badly wounded and "drenched in blood." Brookville borough...

Taiwan CDC urges public to pay attention to hand hygiene after 1 meningococcal meningitis death

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)—The Taiwan Centers for Disease Control (Taiwan CDC) on Friday (March 16) urged the public to pay attention to hand hygiene and maintain proper indoor ventilation following t...

WHO says diphtheria infected over 1,300 people in Yemen

CAIRO (AP) — The World Health Organization says a diphtheria outbreak in war-torn Yemen has spread rapidly nationwide and infected more than 1,300 people. WHO said in a statement tha...

Rumors, mistrust hinder Brazil yellow fever vaccine campaign

SAO PAULO (AP) — Elisangela Santos doesn't understand why everyone in her neighborhood on the outskirts of Sao Paulo is being told to get vaccinated for yellow fever this year. Yellow fever has long b...

Brazil yellow fever outbreak largest in decades; 846 cases

SAO PAULO (AP) — Brazil's yellow fever outbreak has now infected more people than the previous one, which had been the largest in decades. The Health Ministry said Wednesday that off...

Science Says: Why Europe still has so many measles outbreaks

LONDON (AP) — While parts of the world have all but banished measles, Europe is still getting hit with large outbreaks where some people don't get vaccinated. Measles is still a bigg...