SUNDAY, AUGUST 20, 2017

China's Health Ministry warns of rise of drug resistant diseases

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Researchers make strides in stopping malaria's spread

Scientist Angray Kang and his colleagues at Westminster University in London have found promising results in their attempts to genetically engineer a fungus to kill the malaria parasite that is carried by mosquitoes. Read More »

Virginia sees 72 percent increase in whooping cough cases

The Virginia health department has reported a 72 percent increase in reported cases of pertussis, also known as whooping cough. Read More »

Xcellerex announces it is developing yellow fever vaccine

Xcellerex, Inc., has announced that it is one step closer to developing an innovative vaccine for yellow fever. Read More »

Hawaii reports two suspected dengue cases in Maui

Hawaii's state health department and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are investigating two suspected dengue fever cases in East Maui in an attempt to prevent the first dengue fever outbreak there in nine years. Read More »

Pertussis shuts down small Virginia school

Blue Mountain School, a small, private school in Floyd County, Virginia has to temporarily close after half of its students became ill with whooping cough, leading to at least 30 diagnoses in total. Read More »

Red Cross calls for aid in fighting measles outbreak

The American Red Cross, in the wake of the massive measles outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, recently requested the aid of the global health community to quell the spread of the disease. Read More »

Travel warning issued following European measles outbreak

A large measles outbreak in parts of Europe, including France, Italy, Germany and Bulgaria, has caused the Health Protection Agency to send letters to schools warning them to be cautious. Read More »

Suspended donations to Global Fund could endanger ongoing fight

An executive from the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria announced on Monday that the recent decision by donors to suspend $180 million of aid could hinder the ongoing fight against AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria. Read More »

Haitian cholera epidemic could have been halved by sufficient vaccine stockpile

A recent study shows that the cholera epidemic that broke out in Haiti last October could have been cut in half had there been a sufficient stockpile of the oral cholera vaccine. Read More »

Fourth measles case confirmed in Utah

Health officials in Utah's Salt Lake County reported a fourth confirmed case of the measles on on Monday as well as six more suspected cases of the highly contagious and infectious disease. Read More »

Research team finds that humans produce multiple flu strain antibodies

A U.S. research team has added to the evidence that humans can and do produce antibodies for multiple flu strains, though the method for exploiting these findings in vaccines is yet to be found. Read More »

FDA allows marketing of first test to diagnose dengue fever

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has allowed the marketing of the first test to help diagnose people with symptoms of dengue fever or dengue hemorrhagic fever, a major cause of illness in the tropics. Read More »

Emergent BioSolutions, Inc., CEO honored for vaccine work

Fuad El-Hibri, the chairman and chief executive officer of Emergent BioSolutions, Inc., was recently recognized as Biotech CEO of the Year during the Vaccine Industry Excellence Awards at the World Vaccine Congress. Read More »

Increasing frequency of hepatitis B vaccination schedule could be more effective

A recent study shows that increasing the dose or frequency of the standard hepatitis B vaccination schedule may be more effective at producing virological response in HIV patients. Read More »

Four-dose TB drug regimen comparable to higher dose regimens

A study published in the April 13 issue of JAMA reports that newly diagnosed tuberculosis patients who received a four-drug fixed-dose regimen were found to have comparable results to those who had more drugs administered separately. Read More »

Paraguay official says dengue epidemic is more severe than thought

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WHO group on virus sharing hopes to reach agreement this week

The leaders from a World Health Organization working group on virus sharing and vaccine issues related to pandemic preparedness said Tuesday that they hope to reach an agreement by Friday. Read More »

Minnesota measles outbreak reaches 17

Health officials in Minnesota reported three more cases of measles on Wednesday, increasing the total number to 17 since February. Read More »

Clinical trial for TB vaccine set

Scientists at Saint Louis University Read More »