Africa

DRC: Measles vaccinations suspended over latest Ebola outbreak

Ebola outbreak in the DRC is affecting urgent medical care for other diseases.

Fault Lines

The Viral Threat: Measles and Misinformation

We examine how misinformation about vaccines has led to the return of measles as the US battles to contain outbreaks.

US & Canada

US measles outbreak: Disease at highest level in decades

Measles has made a comeback in the US as vaccination rates fall and the infection spreads through travel.

Health

WHO raises alarm over 300 percent rise in measles cases

Severity of outbreaks could be worse since only about one in 10 actual measles cases is reported, UN body says.

WHO raises alarm over 300 percent rise in measles cases

United States

New York City orders mandatory measles vaccines for some

Some 285 measles cases have been confirmed in the city since the beginning of an outbreak last September.

New York City orders mandatory measles vaccines for some

Vaccination

Why are there still anti-vaxxers?

Many people continue to resist vaccinating their kids despite small chance of adverse reactions.

Asia Pacific

Papua New Guinea to launch nationwide polio vaccination campaign

A six-year-old boy in Port Moresby is the country's 10th person diagnosed with the disease since its reappearance.

Papua New Guinea to launch nationwide polio vaccination campaign

Angola

WHO to hold emergency meet over yellow fever outbreak

Health experts to meet on August 31 to discuss counter-measures following a yellow fever outbreak in the DRC and Angola.

WHO to hold emergency meeting to advise on yellow fever

Health

WHO hopes for Ebola vaccinations this year

UN agency says it is testing two candidate vaccines, and predicts they could be rolled out to West Africa by December.

WHO hopes for Ebola vaccinations this year

Health

Pakistan polio cases at all-time high

Two-hundred-and-two new cases already reported this year, beating previous record of 199 in 2001.

Pakistan polio cases at all-time high

AJ IMPACT

Drug companies accused of ignoring Ebola

Analysts say lack of financial incentive is holding back pharmaceutical firms from researching cure for deadly disease.

Lifelines

The Last Drops

Will health workers in Pakistan overcome political and religious tensions to vaccinate children against polio?

Lifelines

Polio Vaccinator: 'I will not lose courage'

Polio vaccinators in Pakistan risk their lives ensuring children under five are saved from a preventable disease.

Polio Vaccinator: 'I will not lose courage'

Lifelines

Vaccination workers under fire

Anti-Western sentiment threatens to reverse progress made in polio vaccination roll-outs in Karachi.

Vaccination workers under fire