vaccines

Risk of global pandemic grows

The chances of a global pandemic are growing -- and we are all dangerously under prepared, according to the World Health Organization (WHO).

Study looks at anti-vaxers and Facebook

In the ongoing -- and sometimes vicious -- vaccination debates online, pediatricians who are vocal vaccine advocates have become frequent targets of anti-vaxers.

China fines faulty vaccine maker over $1 billion

A Chinese vaccine manufacturer that released hundreds of thousands of batches of faulty vaccines, including a number intended for use on children, has been fined $1.32 billion by the government.

80,000 deaths caused by flu last season, CDC says

An estimated 80,000 Americans died of flu and its complications last winter, according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. This means it was the deadliest season in more than four decades -- since 1976, the date of the first published paper reporting total seasonal flu deaths, said CDC Spokeswoman Kristen Nordlund.