Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Game over for Zika? Researchers develop promising vaccine

Scientists at the KU Leuven Rega Institute in Belgium have developed a new vaccine against the Zika virus. This vaccine should prevent the virus from causing microcephaly and other serious conditions in unborn babies.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Measles cases rise 30 percent worldwide: UN

Measles cases worldwide jumped more than 30 percent last year compared to 2016, with increases recorded in wealthy European countries like Germany where vaccination coverage has historically been high, the UN said Thursday.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Measles cases surge amid Venezuela's crisis

Venezuela, devastated by economic and political crises, accounted for 85 percent of cases of measles reported across Latin America and the Caribbean over the past year, the Pan-American Health Organization reports.

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