Apr 14, 2015

Australia targets anti-vaccers in 'no jab, no pay' move

The Australian government has ramped up pressure on parents who oppose vaccination by threatening to withhold child care and other payments from families that fail to immunize their children. The government announced this week that families could lose up to 15,000 Australian dollars ($11,400) ...

WHO calls for vaccinations against European measles epidemic

Feb 26, 2015

WHO calls for vaccinations against European measles epidemic

The World Health Organization on called on European nations Wednesday to step up vaccinations against the highly contagious measles virus after an outbreak of over 22,000 cases across the continent since 2014. “We must collectively respond, without further delay, to close immunisation gaps,” said ...

Dec 5, 2014

Prepare for severe flu season: U.S. health chiefs

This year’s flu season could be especially severe, U.S. health authorities warned Thursday, adding that genetic mutations mean the vaccine won’t be as effective against some of the most prevalent flu strains. So far this season, most flu patients in the United States have ...

Apr 10, 2013

Rubella on the rise

Rubella, aka German measles, which can give rise to birth defects if it infects pregnant women, has become rampant in the Tokyo and Kansai regions.