India has reached a major milestone in the history of polio eradication – a 12-month period without any case of polio.
Archive - February 2012
Researchers at the University of Texas Medical Branch have developed the first accurate predictive model to differentiate between dengue fever (DF) and its more severe form, dengue hemorrhagic fever (DHF).
The immune system protects from infections by detecting and eliminating invading pathogens. These two strategies form the basis of conventional clinical approaches in the fight against infectious diseases.
A new survey by Britain’s National Health Service shows that tuberculosis infection rates in some London neighborhoods match those in found in African countries where the disease is endemic.
Vancouver scientists have made a discovery that breaks through HIV’s cloaking device, which allows the virus to go undetected by the immune system, in a development that could result in a vaccine.
Global public health and influenza experts at a WHO-convened meeting reached consensus on two urgent issues related to the newly created H5N1 influenza viruses:
The World Health Organization (WHO) is calling on all Afghans to vaccinate their children after a measles outbreak was made worse by severe weather that hampered access to immediate treatment as well as low immunization...
Over 22 million Bangladeshi children up to five years old were given polio vaccine during the second round of the country’s 20th National Immunisation Day in February 2012.