THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2017

AVAC releases strategic AIDS vaccine plan

AIDS Vaccine Advocacy Coalition officials have welcomed the release of the Council of the Global HIV Vaccine Enterprise Read More »

FTC opens door for Emergent BioSolutions, Inc.'s Trubion acquisition

The U.S. Department of Justice and Federal Trade Commission has granted an early termination of the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976 waiting period for Emergent BioSolutions, Inc.'s planned acquisition of Trubion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Read More »

Tennessee reports rise in whooping cough cases

Doctors in Tennessee have begun reporting an increase in whooping cough as the disease continues to make its comeback nationwide. Read More »

Researcher calls for greater pediatric vaccine collaboration

A University of Illinois researcher announced that vaccine manufacturers and health officials need to collaborate more closely in order to reduce the likelihood of supply shortages for pediatric vaccines. Read More »

UNICEF and Rotary extend partnership to fight polio

Officials with UNICEF Read More »

West Nile virus infects 14 in New York

West Nile Virus cases in Queens, New York have increased this summer, with the total number of infected persons now standing at 14. Read More »

Western Iowa sees whooping cough numbers increase

An increase in the number of whooping cough cases has been reported in Western Iowa as part of the diseases comeback nationwide. Read More »

New HIV vaccine trial to begin

A new study by the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center is seeking to find candidates for a clinical trial that is investigating whether or not a combination of two potential vaccines will stimulate an immune response to the virus that causes A Read More »

Thimerosal does not cause autism, study concludes

Thimerosal, a mercury-based preservative used in vaccines, does not increase the likelihood that a child will be diagnosed with autism, according to a new study. Read More »

Breakthrough could lead to meningitis B vaccine

Health officials in the United Kingdom say that a recent successful medical trial could lead the to the development of a vaccination for children against meningitis B. Read More »

China's measles vaccination plan met with public outrage

Plans to vaccinate 100 million children in China against measles have been met with public outrage, illustrating a growing public distrust of the government Read More »

Illinois reports 445 whooping cough cases in 2010

Over 445 whooping cough cases have been reported in Illinois in 2010, with almost 65 percent of those reported since May. Read More »

Inovio reports postive results for cervical cancer vaccine tests

Inovio Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a developer of DNA vaccines, reported on September 13 that it has received best-in-class immune responses in its Phase I dose escalation study of its cervical cancer vaccine. Read More »

Vietnam to vaccinate 7.5 million children against measles

Vietnam's Ministry of Health has launched a new campaign to vaccinate 7.5 million children between the ages of nine and 18 months against measles. Read More »

Whooping cough outbreak in West Virginia

West Virginia's Ohio County has reported three cases of whooping cough, labeling the cases as an outbreak because the county normally only sees one case a year. Read More »

France reports first mainland case of dengue fever

France announced its first reported case of dengue fever on its mainland on September 13 in the southern city of Nice. Read More »

Three reported cases of drug resistant bacteria in U.S.

In the United States, people in three states have fallen ill from bacteria that contain a drug resistant gene originating in India that confers protection from nearly all known forms of antibiotics. Read More »

Ninth infant dies from whooping cough in California

Health officials in California have reported that a ninth infant has died from whooping cough. Read More »

No link found between Pandemrix and nacrolepsy

A preliminary investigation by Sweden Read More »

Vermont reports rise in whooping cough cases

State officials in Vermont say that nine cases of whooping cough have been confirmed, with five of the cases found in the past two weeks alone. Read More »