A top U.S. health official says long-anticipated clinical trials of a possible Ebola vaccine will start soon in West Africa, as the global response to the outbreak took on added urgency with new cases in Mali and reports that the death toll has surpassed 5,000.
Federal health regulators have approved the first vaccine to block a strain of bacteria that has caused sometimes deadly outbreaks of meningitis in college dormitories.
There are some simple and effective strategies to keep healthy this flu season.
Although concerns are mounting across the nation of Ebola exposure, doctors fear the focus could be diverting attention from another potential threat: the flu.
Forty years of vaccine research in far-flung places helped a University of Maryland professor land an important role in the fight against Ebola.
Measles cases are accelerating, and in the last five months have caused more U.S. illnesses than in any entire year since 1996.
Health officials in northern Virginia have confirmed a second case of measles in the area.
A surge in whooping cough cases may be linked in part to parents’ refusal to vaccinate their children.
More children than ever are being vaccinated for the flu, but adults have a way to go.
Every flu season is different, but it typically begins in early October and November and peaks in December, January or February.