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Centers of Excellence for Influenza Research and Surveillance receive funding from NIAID

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The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases said on Wednesday that it will provide funding for five Centers of Excellence for Influenza Research and Surveillance to further influenza pandemic preparedness. The CEIRS locations will study influenza to understand the … Read More »

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WHO provides Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus update

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The World Health Organization said on Thursday that the Ministries of Health of Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates confirmed new human cases of Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus. In Saudi Arabia, four cases laboratory-confirmed cases were reported to … Read More »

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Meningitis Research Foundations begins new study and model

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The Meningitis Research Foundation said on Wednesday that it will begin research on how to assess potential Group B Streptococcal vaccines against meningitis and the impact of introducing vaccines to pregnant women. The study will be led by Caroline Trotter … Read More »

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Oregon alters school vaccination exemption requirement to include nonmedical exemptions

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The Oregon Public Health Division provided more information on Tuesday regarding the state’s new nonmedical exemption law for vaccination and how it relates to vaccination requirements in schools. The law renamed the “religious exemption” the “nonmedical exemption” to make allowances … Read More »

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Hong Kong CHP confirms and monitors new case of avian influenza A

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The Hong Kong Department of Health’s Centre for Health Protection said on Wednesday that a new human case of avian influenza was reported in Anhui and it is closely monitoring the patient. The patient is a 69-year-old man who is … Read More »

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WHO reveals first treatment guide for hepatitis C

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The World Health Organization issued on Wednesday its first treatment guide for hepatitis C, which affects between 130 million and 150 million people worldwide and causes at least 350,000 deaths every year. “The WHO recommendations are based on a thorough … Read More »

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PeptiDream reveals new anti-influenza macrocyclic peptide therapeutic

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PeptiDream, Inc., said on Tuesday that a collaboration with the Tokyo Metropolitan Institute of Medical Science led to the development of a new macrocyclic peptide inhibitor to treat multiple influenza strains. The institute was formed in 2008 and is funded … Read More »

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Anti-polio efforts rekindled in Middle East by U.N. and partners

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The United Nations and its partners launched on Tuesday a polio vaccination campaign in Syria, Iraq and Egypt in an effort to vaccinate 22 million children in response to a new case in Iraq. “The recent detection of a polio … Read More »

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Meningitis Research Foundation Ireland hopeful meningococcal vaccine will be approved

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WHO delegates meet to share concerns, pledge assistance to immunize Europe

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WHO focuses on vector-borne diseases for World Health Day 2014

Hong Kong Centre for Health Protection investigates two imported cases of dengue fever

Global Fund looks to China for pharmaceutical expertise

U.N. official urges donor community to increase cholera support in Haiti

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NIH study finds HIV-infected men at increased risk for heart disease

Study creates new model to identify good bacteria that protect women from HIV

GSK announces $216 million investment to support and improve African healthcare

California Department of Public Health reports increase in measles cases

New Hampshire Immunization Program 2014 recognizes medical practices, highlights adult immunization