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WHO: 10 more MERS cases reported in Saudi Arabia, Jordan

The Centre for Health Protection (CHP) recently provided an update on the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) situation in Saudi Arabia and Jordan. As of Friday, 10 additional cases of MERS have been reported to the World Health Organization (WHO), with six of those patients being in stable condition, two remaining asymptomatic and two dying from the viral respiratory illness. Read More »

WHO issues treat-all recommendation for HIV

The World Health Organization (WHO) released a treat-all recommendation on Wednesday for those affected by the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) that eliminates all limitations on the use of, and eligibility for, antiretroviral therapy.  Read More »

TB vaccine candidate trial begins in South Africa

The Infectious Disease Research Institute (IDRI) and Wellcome Trust announced that they have started the Phase 2a trial of a tuberculosis (TB) vaccine candidate in South Africa. Read More »

UK continues to lead the world in meningitis vaccinations

The world’s first infant vaccine for meningococcal B (MenB) meningitis became part of routine vaccinations  in the United Kingdom Sept. 1.  Read More »

Scientists explore body's natural defense to HIV

An international team of scientists, some of whom are from Michigan State University (MSU), recently discovered that the body has a natural defense that fights against HIV. Read More »

Worldwide malaria target achieved

Since 2000, malaria death rates have decreased by 60 percent, meeting the target set for global malaria elimination, but there are still countless people who need protection against the serious illness. Read More »

Polio eradication advances in Nigeria

Nigeria recently announced that it has been removed from the polio-endemic list, further advancing worldwide polio eradication. Read More »

Doctors Without Borders tries to ward off measles outbreak in Congo

The measles epidemic in Congo's Katanga province must be halted in fewer than 60 days to prevent a major health crisis, according to Doctors Without Borders.  Read More »

Study hints at new pathway for MRSA vaccine

NYU Langone Medical Center announced Wednesday that its research recently found a possible new pathway to developing a vaccine for Staphylococcus aureus, commonly called HA-MRSA. Read More »

UCSD School of Medicine researchers report on drug-resistant TB testing

Scientists from the University of California San Diego School of Medicine recently documented three new tests and their accuracy in rapidly diagnosing drug-resistant strains of tuberculosis (TB). Read More »

Novavax releases data from Phase 2 of maternal vaccination clinical trial
Published on Saturday, Oct 3, 2015 @ 10:04pm by Vaccine News Reports
Study: Locus-specific DNA variants provide protection against malaria
Published on Friday, Oct 2, 2015 @ 7:29pm by Vaccine News Reports
DART protein molecule shows promise against HIV
Published on Friday, Oct 2, 2015 @ 7:16pm by Vaccine News Reports
Translucent fish larvae allow scientists to view progression of meningitis infection
Published on Friday, Oct 2, 2015 @ 7:05pm by Vaccine News Reports
HHS unit sponsoring development of drug for severe flu cases
Published on Friday, Oct 2, 2015 @ 6:49pm by Vaccine News Reports
NewLink Genetics awarded federal contract to work on Ebola test vaccine
Published on Friday, Oct 2, 2015 @ 6:35pm by Vaccine News Reports
Hong Kong agency advises tourist vigilance in MERS-affected Mideast nations
Published on Friday, Oct 2, 2015 @ 6:21pm by Vaccine News Reports
PRA Health, Alliance for Multispecialty Research team up on vaccines
Published on Friday, Oct 2, 2015 @ 6:01pm by Vaccine News Reports
Alere redoubles efforts with Organization of African First Ladies Against HIV/AIDS
Published on Friday, Oct 2, 2015 @ 4:14pm by Vaccine News Reports
Despite high TB rates in Africa, residents often excluded from drug trials
Published on Friday, Oct 2, 2015 @ 3:59pm by Vaccine News Reports
Doctors Without Borders praises WHO for new HIV antiretroviral 'treat all' stance
Published on Friday, Oct 2, 2015 @ 3:40pm by Vaccine News Reports
WHO's new HIV guidelines call for antiretroviral therapy for all patients
Published on Friday, Oct 2, 2015 @ 3:29pm by Vaccine News Reports
Researchers identify protein vulnerability in HIV virus
Published on Friday, Oct 2, 2015 @ 3:01pm by Vaccine News Reports
New drug may present alternative malaria treatment for pregnant women
Published on Friday, Oct 2, 2015 @ 2:27pm by Vaccine News Reports
WHO reports six additional MERS cases in Saudi Arabia
Published on Thursday, Oct 1, 2015 @ 2:50pm by Vaccine News Reports
Wales reports more children than ever receiving MMR vaccine
Published on Thursday, Oct 1, 2015 @ 1:10pm by Vaccine News Reports
University of Tokyo develops statistical method for estimating death risks during disease outbreaks
Published on Thursday, Oct 1, 2015 @ 1:08pm by Vaccine News Reports
Generex signs letter of intent with Hema Diagnostic Systems
Published on Thursday, Oct 1, 2015 @ 12:39pm by Vaccine News Reports
Researchers develop test to detect virtually any virus
Published on Thursday, Oct 1, 2015 @ 11:47am by Vaccine News Reports
Researchers seeking H7N9 influenza vaccine uncover immune system camouflage
Published on Sunday, Sep 27, 2015 @ 8:58pm by Vaccine News Reports

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