BYU engineers develop more efficient vaccine-production method

Chemical engineers from Brigham Young University have found a way to accelerate the development and production process for creating vaccines designed to protect people from new viruses. Read More »

Suspected MERS patient test results confirmed as negative

The test results from a patient suspected of having Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS-CoV) were recently confirmed to be negative. Read More »

Alabama individual's Ebola test comes back negative

The Alabama Department of Health recently confirmed that it has received negative results from its Ebola test of a single individual. Read More »

Data shows low HPV vaccination rates among Alabama teens

The Alabama Department of Public Health recently received data that shows that there are significantly low rates of HPV vaccinations among teens living in Alabama. Read More »

West Nile virus activity reported in Utah

Public health officials from the State of Utah recently announced that West Nile virus has been detected in Utah. Read More »

Antibiotic shortages could be deadly, study reports

Antibiotic shortages could result in the death of some patients, according to a study published yesterday in the journal Clinical Infectious Diseases. Read More »

Park City, Utah sees whooping cough outbreak

Summit County Health Department reports 62 to 63 cases in children Read More »

Themis Bioscience publishes chikungunya vaccine study results

Themis Bioscence GmbH (a biotechnology company that produces vaccines for tropical diseases) and the Institut Pasteur (a Paris-based biomedical research center) recently published the results of their phase 1 trial of their chikungunya vaccine. The double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled, first-in-man, active-comparator study tested the safety, immunogenicity, and tolerability of the vaccine. Read More »