SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 2017

Genetic clues from Black Death may help scientists fight HIV and hepatitis C

A recent study from the University of Cincinnati suggests that genetic clues from the Black Death may be helpful in developing antiretroviral drug therapy treatments for people with HIV and hepatitis C infections. Read More »

Kansas confirms first four influenza cases for 2015-16 season

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment recently confirmed its first four influenza cases for the 2015-16 influenza season. Read More »

Scripps Research Institute discovers critical life cycle of Ebola

Researchers from The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) recently conducted a study that revealed a critical part of the life cycle of Ebola. Read More »

HIV vaccine uses specially designed proteins

A team of researchers from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) have created a new HIV vaccine, which uses specially shaped proteins that are meant to induce a response from the immune system. Read More »

Vaccines for avian influenza H5N1, H5N9 strains created

Kansas State University researchers use Newcastle disease virus to create both vaccines Read More »

Results in from TB tests at Olathe Northwest High School in Kansas

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) and the Johnson County Department of Health and Environment (JCDHE) recently released the results of the latest tuberculosis (TB) test from Olathe Northwest High School in Kansas. Read More »

Summit highlights advances in avian flu vaccine research

One Health Summit, a yearly BioKansas conference that exchanges knowledge about improving and strengthening public safety, recently released further information about a novel method for developing avian influenza vaccines (AIV). Read More »

Study finds 59,000 people die of rabies annually

Global Alliance for Rabies Control said more preventative vaccines for dogs needed. Read More »

Health professionals release TB test results from Olathe Northwest High School

The Johnson County Department of Health and Environment (JCDHE) and the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) reported four people from Olathe Northwest High School tested positive for tuberculosis (TB) infections. Read More »

TB investigation continues in Kansas high school

State and county health professionals are continuing their investigation of a tuberculosis (TB) case at Olathe Northwest High School in Kansas. Read More »

First patient joins chikungunya and dengue safety risk study

The first patient recently joined the Cerus Corp. study, in collaboration with the American Red Cross, to determine the safety risks of INTERCEPT Blood System platelets to treat chikungunya and dengue virus. Read More »

Health professionals study new virus in Kansas

Recent collaborate research from the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) shows that the new Bourbon virus may be spread by ticks or mosquitos. Read More »

Kan. confirms first influenza case of the season

Kansas' first influenza case of the season was confirmed by the state's Department of Health and Environment on Monday. Read More »