SATURDAY, OCTOBER 1, 2016

University of Georgia, Sanofi Pasteur researchers design new H1N1 influenza vaccine

Scientists at the University of Georgia and Sanofi Pasteur, which is the vaccines division of Sanofi, recently developed a new vaccine to protect people from H1N1 influenza. Read More »

CDC adds eight countries to Zika virus travel guidelines

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently added new countries to its travel guidelines concerning the Zika virus, warning people who travel to these regions that the virus is at large. Read More »

CDC ranks flu vaccine as 60 percent effective

Officials from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently stated that preliminary overall influenza vaccine effectiveness amounts to 59 percent for this influenza season. Read More »

US announces initiative to combat multidrug-resistant TB

The White House announced the creation of The National Action Plan to Combat Multidrug-Resistant Tuberculosis, an initiative to target the strain of TB that has proved resistant to common courses of drug therapy and affects countries worldwide. With this initiative, attention is given to particular types of TB in a time when it has become treatable and is in decline. Read More »

Sierra Leone reaches milestone in Ebola designation

Sierra Leone, once a hotspot of Ebola outbreaks, was removed on Tuesday from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) list of nations and ports subject to enhanced screening for health conditions and diseases. Read More »

HIV death rate higher in southern US

Statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) show that the death rates for HIV patients in the southern U.S. are three times higher than the death rates for HIV patients in other regions of the U.S. Read More »

CDC reports many physicians unaware of PrEP benefits

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that up to one-third of health care providers don't know about pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), which when taken as a daily pill reduces the risk of HIV infection by more than 90 percent in sexually active patients. Read More »

Uveitis among Ebola symptoms in convalescent phase

A case of an Ebola survivor shows that immune activation, uveitis, and nonspecific rises in antibody titers are symptoms of the convalescent phase of the Ebola virus. Read More »

Researchers review Ebola's epidemiology in Guinea

Researchers have conducted epidemiological studies of the Ebola virus disease throughout Conakry and its nearby prefectures in Guinea. Read More »

Researchers track HPAI transmission from birds to humans

Scientists have conducted research to determine the risk of transmission for people who are exposed to birds infected with highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) A H5 within the U.S. Read More »

Mosquitoes' resistance to DDT studied in western Kenya

Researchers recently conducted a test in western Kenya to evaluate the standard insecticide susceptibility of the Anopheles gambiae mosquito. Read More »

Study reviews stability of RNA within Ebola virus

Emerging Infectious Disease Journal recently featured a series of articles about Ebola and studies related to it, including a look at the stability of RNA within the Ebola virus using urine samples and EDTA blood samples taken from people infected with the virus. Read More »

South Korea provides update on MERS-CoV

Health professionals in South Korea have reported that there have not been any evolutionary rate changes in Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) throughout the 2015 MERS outbreak. Read More »

Vitamin D deficiency inhibits immune recovery for HIV patients

University of Georgia researchers have discovered that a deficiency of vitamin D may inhibit the efficacy of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) treatments in adults who are HIV positive. Read More »

Majority of first-time moms intend to accept vaccine schedule

A recent study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the University of Georgia shows that 75 percent of first-time mothers plan to accept the recommended vaccine schedule. Read More »

Veterinary researchers discover important piece of antiviral defense

University of Georgia scientists recently discovered an important signaling protein involved in the immune response that protects bodies from influenza infections. Read More »

Exanthematous illness outbreak linked to diseases in Brazil

Health professionals recently announced that the outbreak of exanthematous illness in Salvador, Brazil, is connected to the Chikungunya, dengue and zika viruses that have grown to be significant public health threats around the world. Read More »

MERS outbreak spreads through facilities in Saudi Arabia

Health investigators have been tracing the origins of a MERS outbreak that spread throughout several health care facilities in Taif, Saudi Arabia. Read More »

Ring vaccination could help limit spread of Ebola

British study finds vaccination technique won't contain virus, but will limit transmission. Read More »

CDC begins weekly activity reports for 2015-16 flu season

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently began to release its weekly flu activity reports for the upcoming 2015-2016 flu season in the U.S. Read More »