Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

WHO urges routine meningitis vaccine to avoid resurgence in Africa

Meningitis A has almost been eradicated in Africa but could stage a "catastrophic" comeback if countries fail to include a groundbreaking vaccine in routine immunisation, the World Health Organization (WHO) warned Tuesday.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Number of Ebola cases nears 10,000

The number of people with Ebola is set to hit 10,000 in West Africa, the World Health Organization said, as the scramble to find a cure gathered pace.

Medications

Govt calls for volunteers to test swine flu shots

(AP) -- The race is on: The government and vaccine makers are seeking thousands of volunteers, from babies to the elderly, to roll up their sleeves for the first swine flu shots - to test whether a new vaccine really will ...