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Research shows gut microbes could affect malaria's severity

Researchers from the University of Tennessee and the University of Louisville recently co-authored a study that shows how the gut’s microorganisms may change the level of malaria severity. Read More »

TB cases among immigrants declines in U.S.

Rates of tuberculosis (TB) cases among foreign-born entrants living inside the U.S. declined approximately 20 percent between 2007 and 2011, which experts have attributed to efforts within the entrants’ original home country. Read More »

School-age vaccine waivers drop 39 percent in Michigan

Recent preliminary data suggests that there has been a 39 percent decline in school-age vaccine waivers in the state, which experts attribute to a non-medical vaccination waiver rule change from January 2015. Read More »

Michigan reports flu season's first pediatric death

Officials with the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) recently reported the first pediatric death related to influenza for the 2015-2016 season. Read More »

Mexico welcomes first recombinant influenza vaccine

Mexico recently received the registry for the world’s first recombinant vaccine for seasonal influenza from the Commission for the Protection against Sanitary Risk. Read More »

FIND releases summary from malaria diagnostics meeting

FIND officials recently released a summary about a meeting held in Philadelphia last fall where they discussed creating new diagnostic solutions for Plasmodium vivax malaria. Read More »

WHO renews commitment to eliminating polio.

The World Health Organization (WHO) recently renewed its commitment and reviewed its process in eliminating polio throughout last year. Read More »

Michigan study ties prison sentences to fewer sexually transmitted infections

University of Michigan researchers recently created a computer model that demonstrates that decreasing incarcerations within a community may also decrease how many sexual partners people have, preventing sexual transmitted infections from spreading. Read More »

Collaborative HIV and TB activities in Myanmar under review

UNAIDS and the World Health Organization (WHO) recently conducted a detailed review of HIV and tuberculosis (TB) and their current statuses and collaborative activities in Myanmar. Read More »

Antiretroviral therapy decreases HIV infections in female reproductive tract

Scientists recently evaluated for the first time exactly how antiretroviral therapy (ART) changes HIV dissemination and infection within the reproductive tracts of women. Read More »

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