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WHO European Region releases new framework to eliminate measles and rubella

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The World Health Organization European Region released a new framework on Monday that outlined steps to report, document and verify the elimination of measles and rubella, as well as steps to ensure elimination status is maintained. The process was developed … Read More »

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Research shows ginseng can be used to treat and prevent influenza and RSV

Influenza

A researcher at the Georgia State University Institute for Biomedical Sciences said on Monday that ginseng can be used to treat and prevent influenza and respiratory syncytial virus (RSV). Researcher Sang-Moo Kang is working to develop vaccines for viral diseases … Read More »

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European Vaccine Initiative enters two new malaria vaccines into clinical development

Malaria

The European Vaccine Initiative (EVI) said on Tuesday that two of its 16 projects to develop a malaria vaccine received ethical and regulatory approval to begin clinical stages of research. The two candidates, P27A and AMA1-DiCo, are supported technically and … Read More »

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UNICEF and Global Fund recommit to providing care for mothers and children

Mother and Child

UNICEF and the Global Fund announced on Tuesday that they signed a new Memorandum of Understanding to improve the health of mothers and children by working together to eliminate HIV, tuberculosis and malaria. The MOU was signed by Global Fund … Read More »

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Princeton researcher to study effect of meningitis vaccine following outbreak

Meningococcal bacteria

A researcher at Princeton University said on Friday that subjects are needed to study the impact of the meningitis B vaccine that was offered on campus during the recent meningitis outbreak. Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Associate Research Scholar … Read More »

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Study shows antibiotics reduce gut microbe diversity and impact newborn immune system

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Researchers at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) published study results on Sunday that show antibiotics given to nursing mothers may harm the immune response of newborn babies. The study showed gut microbes have a critical role in rapid production … Read More »

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New model predicts flu trends using Internet traffic on Wikipedia articles

Wikipedia

Researchers at Boston Children’s Hospital said on Thursday that they may be able to track influenza-like illness in America by analyzing Internet traffic on influenza-related Wikipedia articles. David McIver and John Brownstein created a model that accurately estimated peak influenza … Read More »

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NIH study shows how immune system protects children from malaria

Malaria

The National Institutes of Health published study results on Thursday that showed children who live where malaria is common can develop an immune response by using malaria parasites. People who live in malaria-endemic regions are able to control the malaria … Read More »

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Flavivirus discovery may lead to new treatments, vaccines

TB drug could be basis for class of broad-spectrum treatments

Measles antiviral could protect infected people from getting sick, prevent spreading

Minnesota reports significant increase in STD rates

Study reveals viral hepatitis more deadly than HIV/AIDS in Europe

Rhode Island Department of Health declares influenza widespread for the second time

U.N. Secretary-General Ban praises GAVI Alliance at international meeting

Pitt CVR and Sanofi Pasteur partner to study dengue vaccine candidate

Researchers reveal change in Australian pertussis strains

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

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

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

NIH scientists study affect of influenza immunization on human immune system

Novartis Vaccines names John Porter as medical affairs director

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

Columbus public health officials provide update on mumps outbreak

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