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MERS Risk Assessment Highlights High Rate of Hospital Transmissions
The latest World Health Organization report points to high MERS transmission risk in hospitals.
France to Make Vaccinations For 11 Diseases Mandatory Starting in 2018
After Italy’s parliamentary decision to mandate vaccines, France health officials follow suit, requiring parents to vaccinate their children against 11 common illnesses starting in 2018.
Challenges Remain in HIV Care: Public Health Watch Report
As the IAS Conference on HIV Science wraps up this week, this Public Health Watch report takes a closer look at the challenges that remain when it comes to treating HIV.
Infant Immunization Rates Continue to Fall Short
A recent WHO news release reports that infant immunization rates continue to fall short of the global immunization target of 90%.
Doctors Without Borders Criticizes Countries and Healthcare Agencies for Lack of Focus on Tuberculosis
Doctor Without Borders is criticizing countries and government agencies alike for seemingly downplaying the impact of tuberculosis around the world.
Influenza A Model Receives a Face-Lift
The results of a new study have revealed that that classic “beads on a string” model of the influenza A virus may not be entirely accurate.
Report Finds Many Adults 65 & Over Are Unvaccinated Against Several Infectious Diseases
A new report from the National Center for Health Statistics has found that too many adults aged 65 and older are missing out on important vaccinations.
New Study Addresses Prevalence of Multidrug-resistant Tuberculosis in Children
A new study is the first to examine the epidemiology of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis in children in the United States.
We break down our top HIV news stories of 2017. Did you read them all?