vaccination and immunization

Report: More than 140,000 died from measles last year

As the number of measles cases continued to soar, more than 140,000 people across the globe died from measles last year, according to a new report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the World Health Organization.

Chickenpox vaccine caused meningitis

Doctors described what they believe are the first known cases of meningitis due to reactivation of chickenpox vaccine in two 14-year-old boys who received both recommended doses, according to a paper published Wednesday in the journal Pediatrics.

Two people just got the plague in China

Two people in China are being treated for plague, authorities said Tuesday. It's the second time the disease, the same one that caused the Black Death, one of the deadliest pandemics in human history, has been detected in the region -- in May, a Mongolian couple died from bubonic plague after eating the raw kidney of a