MONDAY, AUGUST 21, 2017

Three people in N.Y. recovering from cholera

According to health officials, three travelers who had contracted cholera at a wedding in the Dominican Republic before their return to New York have recovered and there is a low risk of them infecting anyone else. Read More »

New mosquito species found to be preferred by malaria parasite

A new mosquito species of the subgroup Anopheles gambiae discovered in Burkina Faso in Africa has been found to be a preferred host by the parasite that is the leading cause of malaria in Africa. Read More »

Polio cases in Nigeria drop by 95 percent since 2009

The number of polio cases in Nigeria has dropped by 95 percent since 2009. Read More »

Tailored antibiotic courses could better treat TB, researcher says

Tawanda Gumbo, a University of Texas Southwestern Medical School physician and researcher, aims to change the damage done by tuberculosis by tailoring antibiotic courses to individual patients. Read More »

Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria takes steps to fight corruption

The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, which holds approximately $21.7 billion, and the United Nation Read More »

Peru hit by dengue fever outbreak

Peruvian health officials have declared a red alert for Peru Read More »

Medicago set for Phase I influenza vaccine trial

Medicago, Inc., recently announced that it has received approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for Phase I clinical trials of its virus-like particle influenza vaccine candidate for the H1N1 strain. Read More »

Financial burden of dengue fever revealed

Dengue fever, the most common mosquito-borne viral disease in the entire world, has spread from its origins in Southeast Asia and has resurged in countries like Chile, Argentina and the continental United States, causing a major economic burden. Read More »

Indiana reports largest whooping cough outbreak in 50 years

Both federal and Indiana state health officials are warning about the spread of highly contagious and potentially deadly whooping cough, also known as pertussis, which has begun to make a comeback throughout the United States. Read More »

Nanoparticles could be used to detect cholera

In a new research report published in the American Chemical Society Read More »

Gates Foundation grants funds for new malaria test

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation recently granted the University of South Florida nearly $5.5 million to find a new way of testing and treating malaria. Read More »

Confirmed cholera cases rise to 278 in Venezuela

There are currently 278 cases of cholera in Venezuela and as many as one hundred or more who have yet to be treated that are all related to food served at a wedding in the Dominican Republic. Read More »

Brazil donates to stop Haitian cholera

The health ministry of Brazil recently announced that it has donated $7 million to buy vaccines and other relief supplies for Haiti. Read More »

Dengue Vaccine Initiative launches

The Dengue Vaccine Initiative, an international consortium dedicated to ending the threat posed by dengue fever, was recently launched by the International Vaccine Institute and its other partners. Read More »

TB treatments should be individualized, study says

Research by the UT Southwestern Medical Center indicates that the dosage and type of medications used to treat children with tuberculosis should be individualized for each young patient in order to increase effectiveness. Read More »

Group calls for end to malaria treatment taxes and tariffs

Campaigners from the Malaria Taxes and Tariffs Advocacy Projects have urged governments to drop tariffs and taxes on mosquito nets, medicines and any other anti-malaria tools to reduce the cost of life-saving products and to expedite their delivery. Read More »

TB treatments should be individualized, study says

Research by the UT Southwestern Medical Center indicates that the dosage and type of medications used to treat children with tuberculosis should be individualized for each young patient in order to increase effectiveness. Read More »

Flu activity in the U.S. rises for fourth week

The United States Read More »

Vaccine from 2004 may fight current bird flu strain

Researchers have found that a stockpiled vaccine designed to fight the avian flu in 2004 can be combined with a vaccine that matches the current bird flu strain in order to protect against a potential pandemic. Read More »

Thirty-four N.J. hospital employees test positive for TB exposure

Thirty-four employees have tested positive for exposure to tuberculosis at the HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital in Toms River, New Jersey, though no one has contracted the airborne disease. Read More »