(CIDRAP News) In a rare action, federal health authorities have ordered an Atlanta man who has extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis (XDR TB) into isolation and are looking for people who recently flew with him so they can be tested for the disease.
(CIDRAP News) A US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) panel yesterday recommended that the agency approve a smallpox vaccine made by British biotechnology company Acambis plc that is currently being stockpiled for the US government.
(CIDRAP News) At the World Health Assembly meeting today in Geneva, global health officials agreed to postpone for 4 years a decision on when to destroy the world's remaining stores of smallpox virus.
(CIDRAP News) – The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) today released a detailed report about a 2-year-old Indiana boy who is recovering from a severe eczema vaccinatum infection contracted through contact with his father, a soldier who had recently received a smallpox vaccine.
(CIDRAP News) – A woman from Alaska experienced vulvar vaccinia after she was intimate with a US military member who had received his smallpox vaccination 3 days before, according to a report from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).