Study finds HIV particles trapped more effectively by certain cervicovaginal mucus

Findings of a recent study indicating that HIV particles are more effectively trapped by the cervicovaginal mucus (CVM) in women who harbor the vaginal bacteria species Lactobacillus crispatus were published Tuesday in mBio, the open access journal of the American Society for Microbiology (ASM).  Read More »

Emergency committee updates WHO on West Africa's Ebola outbreak

The International Health Regulations Emergency Committee discussed the Ebola virus disease (EVD) outbreak in West Africa on Oct. 1 at its seventh meeting, which was called by the World Health Organization's (WHO) director-general. Read More »

New research reveals improved TB detection methods in Cambodia

New research from Phnom Penh slums, where tuberculosis (TB) is especially prominent, shows that a more effective method of detecting TB cases may be accomplished with strong local community involvement and novel diagnostic tools. Read More »

Bangkok hosts international vaccine manufacturers meeting

Bangkok recently hosted the Organizing Committee of the 16th Annual General Meeting of the Developing Countries Vaccine Manufacturers Network (DCVMN) from Oct. 5 to 7, 2015. Read More »

Suspected MERS-CoV case shows negative test results

The Center for Health Protection (CHP), a branch of the Department of Health (DH), recently announced that it has received negative test results from a suspected Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) case. Read More »

FDA clears Simplexa for 2015-2016 flu season

The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently cleared the Focus Diagnostics Simplexa Flu A/B & RSV Direct Test to identify a total of 92 influenza as well as respiratory syncytial virus strains. Read More »

El Nino season connected to dengue fever epidemic

New research from an international team at the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health shows that high temperatures in strong El Nino seasons are connected to dengue epidemics. Read More »

Single oral pill could be cure for malaria

A team of researchers at Portland State University (PSU) recently made a discovery that may result in a single oral pill that could cure malaria. Read More »

Malaria, meningitis cases increase in Mali

Health officials in Mali recently announced that there has been a resurgence of malaria with multiple new meningitis cases throughout the region. Read More »

Dengue protein controls human enzyme for replication fuel

Researchers find NS1 protein binds with GAPDH to speed up replication of virus. Read More »

Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 2015 celebrates tropical disease discoveries

The World Health Organization (WHO) has welcomed the most recent Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 2015 recipients, which are being recognized for their discoveries involving drugs for tropical diseases, like malaria. Read More »

Dengue fever cases increase in HCM City

According to the Viet Name News, the total amount of dengue fever cases based in HCM City has seen a sharp increase during the last few weeks. Read More »

Korea supports Gavi for childhood immunization in poorest nations

The Republic of Korea recently signed an agreement that shows its support to Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, in order to improve the nation’s contributions to childhood vaccinations within some of the world’s poorest countries from 2015 to 2017. Read More »

CDC announces medical research center funding

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently announced that it has donated new funding to six new medical research centers to further healthcare innovations by finding new methods of protecting patients from germs. Read More »

WHO, UNAIDS release new adolescent care standards

Standards say adolescents should be considered a unique group and treated with respect. Read More »

WHO says polio no longer endemic in Nigeria

The World Health Organization (WHO) announced Sept. 25 that polio is no longer endemic in Nigeria.This is largely attributable to the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI), a public-private partnership leading the effort to eradicate polio. Read More »

Second Huddle for Global Change set for Oct. 12-23

The online forum is a multi-day conference and interactive experience for those who want to make a global impact. The cost for the program is $77. Read More »

Study: Patients with flu-associated pneumonia less likely to have been vaccinated

A study co-sponsored by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and published online on Monday by the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) indicated that children and adults hospitalized with influenza-associated pneumonia were less likely to have received an influenza vaccination than patients who had contracted pneumonia not associated with flu. Read More »

PAHO leaders plan to increase immunization rates, reduce deaths from tuberculosis, hepatitis

Health leaders who plan to attend the 54th Directing Council of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) have put in place plans and methods to increase immunization rates, reduce deaths and illness from hepatitis, step up the fight against tuberculosis (TB) and update public health laws in the Americas. Read More »

Additional MERS cases confirmed in Saudi Arabia

The World Health Organization (WHO) received confirmation of six additional cases of Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) infection from Sept. 20-26. Read More »