A vaccine to fight the deadly Ebola virus has been shown to be 100 percent successful in a trial conducted in Guinea. Experts say the drug is likely to put an end to the West African epidemic.
After 28 years of development, European regulators have given the green light to the world’s first malaria vaccine. The disease killed an estimated 584,000 people in 2013, most of them in sub-Saharan Africa.
The new law will require one of the strictest vaccination regimes in the country, and California is now one of only three states that does not permit nonmedical exemptions.
The state of California has approved one of the toughest vaccination laws in the United States.
A major study published in one of the world’s leading medical journals has concluded that there is no link between the MMR (measles, mumps and rubella) vaccination and autism in children.
As the number of confirmed cases of measles in the U.S. rises above 100, "Democracy Now!" speaks to a doctor, a law professor, and a legal scholar who believes her child developed autism as a result of vaccination.
As scores of Americans contracted measles in the first weeks of 2015, many readers discovered a 1988 open letter from British author Roald Dahl about his 7-year-old daughter's death from the disease a quarter-century before.
Spurred by their shared concern that vaccinating their children will do more harm than good, parents in Los Angeles who have taken an anti-vaccination stance -- "anti-vaxxers," as those among their ranks are called -- could be putting more than their own kids' health at risk.
The increase of polio in Pakistan is being linked to a secret CIA effort to hunt Osama bin Laden, in which the agency set up fake vaccination clinics in the city of Abbottabad in order to get DNA from the bin Laden family. The Taliban subsequently banned immunization efforts and carried out deadly attacks on medical workers.
The World Health Organization warned Monday that polio has re-emerged as a public health emergency, after new cases of the crippling disease began surfacing and spreading across borders from countries such as Syria and Pakistan.