UN health agency: Hungarian scientist sickened by Ebola

LONDON (AP) — The World Health Organization says it has coordinated shipment of an experimental Ebola vaccine and drugs to treat a laboratory scientist in Hungary who caught the potentially deadly dis...

UN health agency: Dengue vaccine shouldn't be used widely

LONDON (AP) — The World Health Organization says he first-ever vaccine for dengue needs to be dealt with in "a much safer way," meaning that the shot should mostly be given to people who have previous...

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...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Thursday, April 12, the 102nd day of 2018. There are 263 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On April 1...

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...

Malaria, flu experts almost in shadows of Games village

GOLD COAST, Australia (AP) — The irony is not lost on professor Mark von Itzstein. While the athletes village of the 2018 Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast has been struck down wi...

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...

New Taiwan-made enterovirus vaccine passes animal tests: researcher

Taipei, March 29 (CNA) An enterovirus vaccine developed in Taiwan has proved highly successful in the animal testing stage and is set to proceed to human clinical trials, a researcher at the National ...

CDC director pledges to bring opioid epidemic 'to its knees'

NEW YORK (AP) — The new director of the top U.S. public health agency on Thursday pledged to work to bring the nation's opioid epidemic "to its knees" and said he believes the AIDS epidemic could be e...

Leading AIDS researcher selected as CDC director

NEW YORK (AP) — A leading AIDS researcher was selected Wednesday to run the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the federal government's top public health agency. Dr. Robert ...

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...

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...

FDA did not issue new statement on vaccines and autism

Some health websites have misrepresented the fine print on an old vaccine label to falsely claim that the "FDA announced that vaccines are causing autism." Vaccines do not cause autism and the U.S. Fo...

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...

Nigeria reports record high Lassa fever cases with 317

LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Health authorities say a Lassa fever outbreak in Nigeria has reached a record high and there are suspected cases in neighboring Benin as well. Nigeria has repor...