GARDASIL®9 Recommended by CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices for Females Aged 9-26 and Males Aged 9-21February 26, 2015 3:33 pm | News | Comments
Merck has announced that the CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) voted to include GARDASIL® 9 (Human Papillomavirus 9-valent Vaccine, Recombinant) in the recommendations for use of HPV vaccines.
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Health officials say the number of U.S. measles cases this year has risen to 141. Eighteen of...
Health officials say the number of measles cases in the nation is up to 121 so far this year....
Federal health officials are facing questioning about why this year's flu vaccine isn't giving good protection against the winter menace. This is a particularly bad flu season, and one reason is that the most common flu strain isn't a good match to this year's vaccine.
Officials with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced that about 198 out of every 100,000 people 65 and older have been hospitalized with flu-related illness this flu season.
Forty-five deaths so far this season after the flu vaccine proves to be only 23% effective.
As predicted, this year's flu vaccine is doing a pretty crummy job. Health officials say a new study shows it's only 23 percent effective. That's one of the worst performances since the government started tracking how well vaccines work a decade ago.
CBS News chief medical correspondent Dr. Jon LaPook and medical contributor Dr. Tara Narula talk about the measles vaccine and how effective vaccines can be years after the drug is administered.
Health officials say a federal laboratory technician who was possibly exposed to the Ebola virus did not get sick. Officials on Tuesday said the employee at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention hasn't shown any symptoms since the incident Dec. 22.
With high levels of flu activity spreading, the CDC urges doctors to increase use of antiviral medicines.
The flu is rampant in most of the country, and health officials say the season could peak soon. Flu was widespread in 43 states and flu activity was intense in most of them during the week of Christmas, according to the latest figures issued Monday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
CDC to issue new report detailing the spread of influenza across the United States.
A laboratory technician at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention was being monitored for possible accidental exposure to the Ebola virus that came during an experiment, officials said. The person working in a secure laboratory in Atlanta may have come into contact with a small amount of a live virus, CDC spokeswoman Barbara Reynolds said in an emailed statement.
The new virus is called Bourbon virus, after Bourbon County, home of the patient who died. The Kansas Department of Health and Environment said the patient's symptoms, including fever and fatigue, were similar to symptoms from other tick-borne diseases.
Caramel apples are most popular around Halloween, and the outbreak started just before then, in mid-October. But the commercially produced variety can have a shelf life of a month or more, and some may still be on store shelves.
For the first time in three decades, the nation's most common sexually transmitted disease is a little less common.
Health officials are telling doctors that the flu vaccine may not be very effective this winter. As flu season begins to ramp up, officials say the vaccine does not protect well against the dominant strain seen most commonly so far this year.
U.S. health officials on Tuesday released a draft of long-awaited federal guidelines on circumcision, saying medical evidence supports having the procedure done and health insurers should pay for it.
WHO said a national task force has been set up to manage the outbreak, with the cost of the project reaching $200,000. The international health organization said it is working with the Red Cross and Madagascan health authorities to control the disease.
The next Ebola or the next SARS. Maybe even the next HIV. Even before the Ebola epidemic in West Africa is brought under control, public health officials are girding for the next health disaster.
U.S. officials acknowledged disagreements over coordinating the international response to the Ebola epidemic in Liberia, but they say most issues are being worked out and the overall fight against the disease there seems to be succeeding.
The government's worst-case scenario forecast for the Ebola epidemic in West Africa won't happen, a U.S. health official said Wednesday. In September, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimated the number of people sickened by the Ebola virus could explode to as many as 1.4 million by mid-January without more help.
The reports estimates that there are nearly 1 million patient visits to doctor's offices, clinics and hospitals for treatment of an infection of the cornea called keratitis. Most cases are mild irritations or redness, but a very small number are severe and can lead to blindness.
Top medical experts studying the spread of Ebola say the public should expect more cases to emerge in the United States by year's end as infected people arrive here from West Africa, including American doctors and nurses returning from the hot zone and people fleeing from the deadly disease.
Fever? Headache? Muscle aches? Forget about Ebola — chances are astronomically higher that you have the flu or some other common bug. That message still hasn't reached many Americans, judging from stories ER doctors and nurses swapped this week at a Chicago medical conference.
The U.S. health care apparatus is so unprepared and short on resources to deal with the deadly Ebola virus that even small clusters of cases could overwhelm parts of the system, according to an Associated Press review of readiness at hospitals and other components of the emergency medical network.
U.S. health officials are recommending that people who are at highest risk for coming down with Ebola avoid commercial travel or attending large public gatherings, even if they have no symptoms. The CDC issued the updated advice to state and local officials on Monday.
For Americans wondering why President Barack Obama hasn't forced all states to follow a single, national rule for isolating potential Ebola patients, the White House has a quick retort: Talk to the Founding Fathers.
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