Author Archives: Paul Tinder

SC Johnson launches initiatives to fight mosquito-borne diseases


Tweet SC Johnson, a pest control product manufacturer, announced the launch on Tuesday of global awareness and education campaigns to fight mosquito-borne illnesses in multiple countries. SC Johnson is using a combination of grassroots education and partnerships with local nongovernmental … Read More »

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Alaska reports cluster of chickenpox cases


Tweet The Alaska Department of Health and Social Services recently reported a cluster of chickenpox cases in the Kenai/Soldotna area with the potential for wider community exposure. Health officials identified three related cases of chickenpox, also known as varicella, in … Read More »

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Flu vaccination rule for day care reduces hospitalization rate

Flu vaccine

Tweet A law requiring influenza vaccination for Connecticut children in licensed day care programs significantly increased vaccine coverage and reduced flu-related hospitalizations, according to a study published on Thursday in Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. In September 2010, Connecticut put … Read More »

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Hong Kong learns of three new avian flu cases in China

Centre for Health Protection CHP

TweetThe Hong Kong Department of Health’s Centre for Health Protection announced on Sunday that it received notification of three new human cases of avian influenza A H7N9 in China. The Health and Family Planning Commission of Guangdong Province informed the … Read More »

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MSF studies demonstrate success of HIV treatment


TweetTwo studies conducted by Médecins Sans Frontières found that the number of new HIV infections has been reduced in areas where HIV treatment significantly expanded, MSF said on Thursday. MSF’s research arm, Epicentre, presented the data on Thursday at the … Read More »

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Officials confirm case of measles in Ottawa


Tweet Ottawa Public Health said on Wednesday that it is investigating a laboratory-confirmed case of measles in an unimmunized child in Ottawa, Canada. The child acquired the illness during travel to the Philippines, which is currently experiencing a widespread and … Read More »

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Researchers explore how Staphylococcus cells adhere to nanostructures

Staphylococcus aureus

Tweet A team of researchers investigated for the first time how individual Staphylococcus aureus cells adhere to metallic nanostructures of various shapes and sizes, according to a study recently published in Biomaterials. Researchers with the University of California at Berkeley … Read More »

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GAVI, GPEI work together to introduce IPV


Tweet The GAVI Alliance and the Global Polio Eradication Initiative are working together to introduce the inactivated polio vaccine in the 73 poorest countries in the world, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation said on Tuesday. While every country in … Read More »

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UNAIDS, IFRC join forces to treat 15 million with HIV by 2015

Rhode Island responds to potential measles exposures

Vitamin A may help body fight TB

Hong Kong tests dengue preparedness

TNO Triskelion introduces new BSL-3 laboratory

Eight new cases of avian flu reported in China

Researchers map elements of deadly immune storm caused by flu

BARDA extends contract with Novavax for pandemic vaccines

Sinovac’s EV71 vaccine effective against HFMD

MMR vaccine connected to lower rate of hospital admissions

NIH expands scope of HIV research funding opportunity

Australia commits $16.3 million to fight against malaria

Scientists discover important protein in malaria reproduction

Five children in California contract polio-like illness

Nine additional avian flu cases reported in China

More than 5,900 cases of Chikungunya in Caribbean, South America

Hong Kong learns of two new human cases of avian flu in China

Meningitis vaccine could reach remote African areas

Hong Kong investigates case of Legionnaires’ disease

Daiichi Sankyo, UMN Pharma to collaborate on norovirus vaccine research

Rotary provides $35.9 million to fight against polio

Bacteria-filled liquid crystals could improve disease detection

Dynavax withdraws marketing application for hepatitis B vaccine

MRF expands meningitis treatment to rural Malawi