(CIDRAP News) – A long investigative article in BMJ says that the retracted 1998 Lancet report linking autism with the measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) vaccine was an elaborate fraud designed to support a lawsuit against the vaccine's manufacturer.
(CIDRAP News) In the face of localized shortages of seasonal influenza vaccine and rising cases and deaths, British health officials told doctors today that they can use stockpiled monovalent 2009 H1N1 vaccine to immunize high-risk patients, according to media reports.
(CIDRAP News) US health officials today gave a mixed report on influenza activity for last week, saying overall activity decreased slightly but more states reported widespread flu than the week before.
In Europe, meanwhile, flu activity increased in several countries, and the United Kingdom and Denmark reported high flu circulation, according to the World Health Organization's (WHO's) European Regional Office.
(CIDRAP News) Officials from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) today praised the performance of Haiti's public health ministry in the wake of two catastrophic health events in 2010, the earthquake and the cholera epidemic.
(CIDRAP News) In the largest study of its kind so far to assess how well 2009 H1N1 vaccines performed in the pandemic setting, new findings from seven European countries showed they provided good protection, a result that mirrors early clinical studies.
(CIDRAP News) Given the potential for a bitter diplomatic battle at the World Health Assembly (WHA) in May, an expert on smallpox-related policy is recommending that the United States agree to the destruction of the remaining stocks of smallpox virusor at least be prepared to destroy all but a remnant of them.