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Immunization campaign guarantees childhood vaccinations in Timor-Leste

An immunization campaign in Timor-Leste targets children living in remote areas who have not received their vaccinations by increasing the coverage rate and the capacity of various national health institutions. Read More »

Hong Kong releases dengue fever update

The Center for Health Protection (CHP), a branch of the Department of Health (DH), recently released the latest update about the number of dengue fever cases in Hong Kong. Read More »

New partnership provides South Africa with vaccines

A new partnership between Cipla Medpro (Pty) Ltd, a worldwide pharmaceutical company with cutting edge innovation and technology to meet patients' needs, and Serum Institute India (SII), the world’s biggest vaccine manufacturer, will provide South Africa with vaccines. Read More »

GSK, Pfizer finalize meningitis assets transaction

GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) and Pfizer recently announced that they have successfully finalized their transaction of Nimenrix and Mencevax, both of which are meningitis assets. Read More »

Influenza vaccination coverage expanded to elderly and intellectually disabled

Dr. Leung Ting-hung, Controller of the Center for Health Protection (CHP) of the Hong Kong Department of Health (DH), recently announced that free influenza vaccination coverage has been expanded to include all people 65 years old or older as well as persons with intellectual disabilities (PIDs). Read More »

Vaxart to present influenza tablet vaccine data

Vaxart Inc., a privately held clinical-stage biotechnology company that creates oral recombinant vaccines in the form of tablets instead of injections, recently announced that its representatives will present data from its phase 1 study. Read More »

U. of Nottingham studies crucial to large flu drug report

A large new national report about the use of neuraminidase inhibitors, or antiviral drugs, to prevent and treat influenza has used studies from The University of Nottingham to establish its facts. Read More »

PPD receives pharmaceutical product development research contracts

Pharmaceutical Product Development LLC (PPD) recently announced that it has accepted two different U.S. government contracts from the U.S. Army and from BARDA to further research and develop pharmaceutical products. Read More »

U.S. Department of Health funds novel methods of improving influenza vaccines

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR) recently provided sponsorship of two novel approaches to improving influenza vaccines. Read More »

Study finds HIV particles trapped more effectively by certain cervicovaginal mucus

Findings of a recent study indicating that HIV particles are more effectively trapped by the cervicovaginal mucus (CVM) in women who harbor the vaginal bacteria species Lactobacillus crispatus were published Tuesday in mBio, the open access journal of the American Society for Microbiology (ASM).  Read More »

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