Allegheny County is experiencing a high number of whooping cough cases with 51 confirmed and probable cases reported so far this year compared to about 47 cases reported in all of 2013.
A state lawmaker is pushing for FDA approval of a meningitis vaccine, after a local college student died of Meningitis B.
Officials are asking people to come forward, after it was discovered that a person rode a Port Authority bus while infected with measles.
As we get older we take less care on preventative vaccines, but the CDC is hoping to inform more adults about vaccines can prevent shingles, pneumonia, and cancer.
The Allegheny County Health Department has issued a warning regarding rabid bats.
Nine students in a western Pennsylvania school district who were told they couldn’t attend their prom because they hadn’t been vaccinated for chickenpox were able to attend after all.
The Norwin School District has reversed its decision and now says they will let 9 students attend the high school prom.
In Pittsburgh, we take special pride in the fact that the vaccine for polio was developed right here by Dr. Jonas Salk, and first used April 12, 1955.
The current flu epidemic raises many questions and concerns, especially with the recent rise of the “super bug.”
Could a vaccine someday prevent cancer? Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh are exploring this possibility for colon cancer.
A new study in the New England Journal of Medicine is raising concerns about that final dose of whooping cough vaccine and just how long it protects children.
Donna Machen of Fox Chapel is leaving for Cuba soon on a mission trip. Among her vaccinations was the flu shot because she had the virus once before.
Hope. That’s what local doctors are giving to some women diagnosed with a deadly cancer. Moments with her family are what 49-year-old Liz Thomasson cherishes most. Especially since just a couple of years ago she was fighting for her life.
Bacterial meningitis can be a devastating illness. Complications can include hearing loss, blindness, brain damage, organ failure and even death. There are vaccines to prevent this disease, but apparently, they wear off pretty quickly. The […]