SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 2016

Research shows gut microbes could affect malaria's severity

Researchers from the University of Tennessee and the University of Louisville recently co-authored a study that shows how the gut’s microorganisms may change the level of malaria severity. Read More »

TB cases among immigrants declines in U.S.

Rates of tuberculosis (TB) cases among foreign-born entrants living inside the U.S. declined approximately 20 percent between 2007 and 2011, which experts have attributed to efforts within the entrants’ original home country. Read More »

School-age vaccine waivers drop 39 percent in Michigan

Recent preliminary data suggests that there has been a 39 percent decline in school-age vaccine waivers in the state, which experts attribute to a non-medical vaccination waiver rule change from January 2015. Read More »

Michigan reports flu season's first pediatric death

Officials with the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) recently reported the first pediatric death related to influenza for the 2015-2016 season. Read More »

Mexico welcomes first recombinant influenza vaccine

Mexico recently received the registry for the world’s first recombinant vaccine for seasonal influenza from the Commission for the Protection against Sanitary Risk. Read More »

FIND releases summary from malaria diagnostics meeting

FIND officials recently released a summary about a meeting held in Philadelphia last fall where they discussed creating new diagnostic solutions for Plasmodium vivax malaria. Read More »

WHO renews commitment to eliminating polio.

The World Health Organization (WHO) recently renewed its commitment and reviewed its process in eliminating polio throughout last year. Read More »

Michigan study ties prison sentences to fewer sexually transmitted infections

University of Michigan researchers recently created a computer model that demonstrates that decreasing incarcerations within a community may also decrease how many sexual partners people have, preventing sexual transmitted infections from spreading. Read More »

Collaborative HIV and TB activities in Myanmar under review

UNAIDS and the World Health Organization (WHO) recently conducted a detailed review of HIV and tuberculosis (TB) and their current statuses and collaborative activities in Myanmar. Read More »

Antiretroviral therapy decreases HIV infections in female reproductive tract

Scientists recently evaluated for the first time exactly how antiretroviral therapy (ART) changes HIV dissemination and infection within the reproductive tracts of women. Read More »

VBI partners with GSK to improve vaccine stability

VBI Vaccines Inc. and GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) Biologicals recently made a partnership to determine how to best improve vaccine stability with VBI’s LPV Platform. Read More »

Red Cross volunteers prepare Ebola-stricken communities for future emergencies

Tadateru Konoé, the president of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), recently encouraged the nations impacted by Ebola to acknowledge how Red Cross volunteers have improved local communities to prepare for future emergencies. Read More »

Influenza vaccine may decrease atrial fibrillation risks

A new vaccine for influenza may be able to decrease the chances of developing new-onset atrial fibrillation (AF), which is an irregular or rapid heartbeat that can be related to influenza. Read More »

Global Fund provides $30 million to fight TB in South African mining sector

The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria and the Regional Coordinating Mechanism (RCM) comprised of representatives from 10 Southern African countries recently received $30 million to fight tuberculosis (TB). Read More »

GenScript accelerates Zika virus vaccine development

GenScript, a global supplier of gene-synthesis services, is rushing to develop and deliver DNA constructs as part of the response against the recent outbreak of Zika virus. Read More »

Areas with limited resources gain tools for real-time outbreak surveillance

Researchers recently created a genome sequencing laboratory that can be transported in a suitcase, giving areas with limited resources access to real-time outbreak surveillance for diseases in their regions. Read More »

New compound may fight various influenza strains

A recent study shows a new antiviral drug may help protect people from a wide variety of influenza strains, as the compound works independently from the immune system. Read More »

Some London boroughs face significantly high TB rates

A recent report issued from the London Assembly shows there are specific boroughs within London that have significantly high tuberculosis rates, despite the nation’s efforts to eliminate the disease. Read More »

Bavarian Nordic enters partnership to create MRSA vaccine

Bavarian Nordic recently became part of a joint collaboration involving the Technical University of Denmark (DTU) and Evaxion Biotech -- a Danish biotechnology company -- to develop a vaccine for Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). Read More »

GSK seeks approval to administer flu vaccine to children 6 months and older

Officials at GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) recently submitted the paperwork for a supplement Biologics License Application for the Flulaval Quadrivalent influenza vaccine to the Food and Drug Administration. Read More »