Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Hopes Samoa measles epidemic close to peaking

The death toll from a measles epidemic in Samoa edged up to 33 Wednesday, as experts expressed hope the outbreak in the Pacific island nation was close to "burning itself out".

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Over 3,000 killed by measles in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

Ebola outbreaks, such as the current one in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), which has claimed 2,074 people's lives, are widely covered in the media. But another virus is ravaging the DRC with minimal publicity. ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

DR Congo Ebola death toll passes 500: health ministry

More than 500 people have died from the latest outbreak of Ebola in DR Congo, but a vaccination programme has prevented thousands more deaths, the country's health minister told AFP.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Link between vaccines and allergies dismissed

Researchers at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden, having compared the development of allergies in children with and without the recommended vaccinations, find no support for the claim that childhood vaccination can increase ...