China to test its Ebola vaccine on humans

China on Thursday said it has developed a vaccine to combat the spread of deadly Ebola virus that has killed more than 7,000 people in three West African countries, and the test of the drug on humans would begin this month.

Here's how malaria parasites evade immune system

While living in human red blood cells, malaria parasites use new genetic tricks every 48 hours to evade the human immune system, a sequencing of the Plasmodium falciparum parasite has revealed.

Flu vaccines boost immunity against many strains

Researchers have found that seasonal flu vaccines protect individuals not only against the strains of flu they contain but also against many additional types.

Personalized cancer vaccines come one step closer to reality

A new study has brought personalized cancer vaccine approach one step closer to reality.

Alleged flu vaccine-related deaths spark fears in Italy

At least nine people were reported to have died in Italy for reasons allegedly linked to a flu vaccine which has been suspended by the Italian competent authority for drugs AIFA, media reported Friday.

Powdered measles vaccine found safe in early trials

Countries dabbling with conventional injectable vaccine against the measles virus may soon have an alternative as researchers have found a measles vaccine made of fine dry powder safe in early human testing.

Deadly diarrhoea bacteria spread mapped for first time

A team of Swedish researchers has mapped the spread of the strains of a deadly diarrhoea bacteria that is being considered a major step towards the development of a new vaccine.

Sanofi launches Shan5 paediatric pentavalent vaccine

Sanofi Pasteur Monday announced the launch of its paediatric pentavalent vaccine Shan5, developed and manufactured by its affiliate Shantha here.

US approves first vaccine against dangerous meningitis strain

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the first vaccine against meningitis B following outbreaks in several college campuses over the past year.

Rajasthan to start new vaccine to reduce IMR

To reduce infant mortality rate (IMR), Rajasthan will introduce a new vaccine "Pentavalent" for children below the age of one year, a health official said Wednesday.

Number of Ebola cases nears 10,000: WHO

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

New polio case reported in Pakistan

A new polio case has been reported in Pakistan's Khyber Agency, bringing the total number of cases detected this year to 200.

Three infants die after measles vaccination in UP

Three infants were killed and few others taken ill allegedly after being administered measles vaccine during a drive in Muttaur village here, police said today.

Why H7N9 flu vaccine adjuvant is essential for effective immune response

A new study has revealed that H7N9 flu vaccine adjuvant, a component that boosts the body's immune response and enhances the effectiveness of inactivated influenza vaccines, is essential for effective immune response.

Ebola vaccine will not be ready until March: WHO

Two vaccines that give preliminary indications of providing effective and reliable immunization against the deadly Ebola virus ravaging West Africa will not be ready for testing until next March, the World Health Organization (WHO) said.

Experimental Ebola vaccine doses ready by 2015: WHO

Thousands of experimental Ebola vaccine doses from British GSK and US NewLink should be ready for use by early 2015 in countries affected by the epidemic, the World Health Organisation said today.

New vaccines can change India's health battles: Melinda Gates

Introduction of four new vaccines in India's national immunisation programme by the new government can bring immense change in the country's major health battles and reduce the child mortality rate, Melinda Gates said Thursday.

New Zealand, Australia join forces to battle rheumatic fever

Scientists on both sides of the Tasman Sea are working together to create a vaccine against the global scourge of rheumatic fever, a disease that disproportionately affects indigenous peoples of the Pacific.

New Ebola vaccine protected monkeys for 10 months

One shot of an experimental Ebola vaccine when combined with an additional vaccine was found to be effective in protecting monkeys against the deadly virus for 10 months.

Ebola vaccine from GSK to begin US clinical trials within weeks: Sources

U.S. health officials will announce on Thursday that a human study of an Ebola vaccine made by GlaxoSmithKline will begin within a couple of weeks and not later this year as the company estimated originally, according to people familiar with the plans.