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Researchers reveal change in Australian pertussis strains


Researchers at the University of New South Wales (UNSW) said on Tuesday that Bordetella pertussis, the virus that causes whooping cough, has changed in Australia, which may reduce the effect of vaccines. Strains of the virus from across Australia were … Read More »

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Hong Kong DoH maintains surveillance on new cases of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome


The Hong Kong Department of Health (DH) said on Wednesday that it is monitoring 10 cases of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV) in the United Arab Emirates. The WHO reported that the cases were healthcare workers in Abu Dhabi … Read More »

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The Global Fund alters funding model to create bigger impact with existing national programs

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The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria said on Wednesday that several partners discussed how a new funding model will support efforts to control AIDS and build sustainable health systems. The Global Fund said many countries have their … Read More »

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DEP awards approximately $2.1 million in West Nile Virus grants to 26 counties

West Nile virus

The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) announced on Tuesday that 26 Pennsylvania counties will receive a portion of approximately $2.1 million to fund programs that will control West Nile Virus. “These county grants ensure that mosquito populations stay in check … Read More »

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NIH scientists study affect of influenza immunization on human immune system


National Institutes of Health scientists released study results on April 10 that show a new approach to predicting how the human immune system will respond to an influenza vaccine. The models of prediction are based on the state of the … Read More »

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Novartis Vaccines names John Porter as medical affairs director


Novartis Vaccines announced on Monday that John Porter will be the new medical affairs director for North Europe. Previously, Porter was the United Kingdom Medical Team Lead at Pfizer UK, where he supported therapeutic programs including vaccination. “We are delighted … Read More »

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WHO reports two new human cases of avian influenza A (H7N9) in China


The World Health Organization said on Tuesday that two new cases of avian influenza A (H7N9) have been confirmed in China. The cases were confirmed by the Centre for Health Protection and the National Health and Family Planning Commission of … Read More »

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Columbus public health officials provide update on mumps outbreak

Mumps virus

Columbus Public Health and Franklin County Public Health said on Tuesday that they are continuing to investigate an outbreak of mumps in Ohio, and encouraged everyone to make sure they were vaccinated. Franklin and Delaware counties reported 224 cases of … Read More »

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Influenza A virus protein revealed as a possible target for antiviral drugs

National Technical Commission for Biosecurity approves Oxitec mosquito for use in Brazil

UNICEF joins forces with Ministries of Health to combat Ebola in West and Central Africa

WHO provides update on avian influenza A (H7N9) in China

Genetic defect may provide avenue to combat certain viral infections

Research reveals targeting mosquito sperm storage could help combat malaria

MRSA genome sequencing leads to better understanding of disease severity

GAVI Alliance names Anuradha Gupta deputy CEO

Centers of Excellence for Influenza Research and Surveillance receive funding from NIAID

WHO provides Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus update

Meningitis Research Foundations begins new study and model

Oregon alters school vaccination exemption requirement to include nonmedical exemptions

Hong Kong CHP confirms and monitors new case of avian influenza A

WHO reveals first treatment guide for hepatitis C

PeptiDream reveals new anti-influenza macrocyclic peptide therapeutic

Anti-polio efforts rekindled in Middle East by U.N. and partners

Novartis partners with Malaria No More to provide treatment in Zambia

Bristol-Myers Squibb announces new drug applications for hepatitis C treatments

Risk of dengue fever spreading to Europe increases with climate change

3-D structure reveals malaria genome, may contribute to new anti-malaria strategy

Global Virus Network gathers leading virologists to tackle chikungunya fever

WHO provides update on Ebola virus in West Africa

WHO Director-General Chan encourages focus on vector-borne disease during World Health Day

Bexsero receives Breakthrough Therapy designation from FDA