Communicable Diseases

WHO gets approval to use Ebola vaccine in Democratic Republic of Congo

WHO gets approval to use Ebola vaccine in Democratic Republic of Congo

Published 14/05/2018

GENEVA (Reuters) - The World Health Organization has been given the go-ahead by officials in the Democratic Republic of Congo to import and use an [more…]

WHO says 19 dead, 39 infected so far in Congo Ebola outbreak

WHO says 19 dead, 39 infected so far in Congo Ebola outbreak

Published 14/05/2018

GENEVA (Reuters) - Democratic Republic of Congo reported 39 suspected, probable or confirmed cases of Ebola between April 4 and May 13, including 19 deaths, [more…]

Discovery of malaria parasite survival genes offers new targets

Discovery of malaria parasite survival genes offers new targets

Published 03/05/2018

LONDON (Reuters) - Scientists have identified the core genes that are essential for the deadliest malaria parasite to survive, revealing new targets for drugs or [more…]

Pets in nursing homes bring both benefits and risks

Pets in nursing homes bring both benefits and risks

Published 12/04/2018

(Reuters Health) - Pets that visit nursing homes or live there with a resident can be a benefit to all, but administrators also need to [more…]

HPV vaccine coverage on the rise, but still far from 2020 goal

HPV vaccine coverage on the rise, but still far from 2020 goal

Published 30/03/2018

(Reuters Health) - The proportion of boys and young men in the U.S. receiving the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine has more than tripled since 2011, [more…]

U.S. flu outbreak worsens- hospitalizations highest in nearly a decade

U.S. flu outbreak worsens- hospitalizations highest in nearly a decade

Published 03/02/2018

Emergency room nurse Christine Bauer treats Joshua Lagade of Vista, California, for the flu as his girlfriend Mayra Mora looks on in the emergency room [more…]

Zambia relaxes restrictions as cholera outbreak slows

Zambia relaxes restrictions as cholera outbreak slows

Published 14/01/2018

LUSAKA (Reuters) - Zambia on Sunday relaxed rules imposed to curb the spread of cholera as the number of new cases being reported has halved, [more…]

Global measles deaths fall, but elimination goals far off

Global measles deaths fall, but elimination goals far off

Published 26/10/2017

Annual deaths from measles dropped below 100,000 worldwide last year for the first time, to 90,000, the World Health Organization (WHO) and other international agencies said on Thursday. [more…]

Trial data suggest new typhoid shot could halve infection rate

Trial data suggest new typhoid shot could halve infection rate

Published 28/09/2017

A new typhoid vaccine developed by privately-held Bharat Biotech proved safe and highly immunogenic in a study and could be used to prevent millions of infections if it succeeds in final-stage clinical trials, researchers said on Friday. [more…]

HIV-prevention pill can be taken as needed

HIV-prevention pill can be taken as needed

Published 31/07/2017

By Andrew M. SeamanReuters Health - Men can safely take a pill that protects against the virus that causes AIDS when they need it, instead of every

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