THURSDAY, DECEMBER 8, 2016

Florida warns of measles danger

Public health officials in Florida are urging residents to get vaccinated against the measles after seeing the number of confirmed cases in the state rise to their highest total in nearly 15 years. Read More »

New study shows malaria capable of growth and replication in spleen

New research that shows that the malaria parasite can survive within certain types of white blood cells located within the spleen has the potential to have major effects on the development of new malaria vaccines and treatments. Read More »

Experts say public policy must adapt to vaccine innovations

On Wednesday, the American Enterprise Institute held a panel in Washington, D.C., entitled Read More »

Information drive on hepatitis B aimed at Asian-Americans

The Obama administration has started an intensive information drive to discuss the risks, treatment and prevention of Hepatitis B among Asian-Americans and Pacific Islanders. Read More »

FDA warns CSL that it may suspend flu vaccine distribution license

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration sent a warning letter to pharmaceutical giant CSL threatening to suspend its license to distribute flu vaccine in the U.S. if the company does not make changes in its manufacturing practices Read More »

Diabetes vaccine fails second step of trial process

An experimental vaccine based on the enzyme glutamic acid decarboxylase failed to prevent progression of Type 1 diabetes during the second step of a three phase trial process. Read More »

Measles outbreak confirmed in Indiana

Officials from the Indiana State Department of Health have confirmed an outbreak of the measles in the northeastern portion of the state. Read More »

FDA alleges Swiss co. making false statements about its meningitis vaccine

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration recently alleged that the Swiss biopharmaceutical company Novartis AG falsely implied that its Menveo meningitis vaccine was approved according to guidelines from a major U.S. advisory group. Read More »

WHO recommends malaria diagnosis prior to treatment

A new Cochrane Systematic Review of the accuracy of Rapid Diagnostic Tests for malaria has prompted the World Health Organization to strongly recommend confirming a malaria diagnosis prior to treatment with artemisinin combination therapies. Read More »

New Zealand measles outbreak climbs to 50

A measles outbreak in Auckland, New Zealand, has infected 50 people, with the number of confirmed cases expected to rise. Read More »

New technique could make hepatitis B, TB vaccines safer

A group of researchers directed by Dr. Roy Curtiss has developed a technique to make recombinant attenuated salmonella vaccines safer and more effective against diseases like hepatitis B and tuberculosis. Read More »

Child care workers should be vaccinated, report says

In a study of Seattle babies infected with whooping cough, researchers found that nearly half the people who lived and worked with the babies were eligible to receive a vaccine. Read More »

Satellites can predict cholera outbreaks

By measuring changes in the sea, such as chlorophyll, sea surface height, and sea surface temperatures, satellites can predict impending cholera outbreaks. Read More »

Roundworm medication may be able to fight malaria

Researchers at Colorado State University have discovered that a cheap and common medication used to fight roundworm and other parasites could be used in the fight against malaria. Read More »

Study confirms safety of the seasonal influenza and H1N1 influenza vaccines

A new study has confirmed the safety of the seasonal influenza and H1N1 influenza vaccines. Read More »

Shorter course of antibiotics may aid in preventing full-blown TB

A simpler and shorter course of antibiotics could help to prevent full-blown tuberculosis in those infected with the bacterium that causes TB, especially in those concurrently infected with HIV. Read More »

CDC has growing concern over global measles outbreaks

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is concerned by the growing number of measles outbreaks in Europe, Asia and Africa in recent months. Read More »

Phone device may be used to detect malaria

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation recently awarded a $100,000 grant to the University of Glasgow in order to develop a device that uses mobile-phone derived technology in order to detect and separate red blood cells infected with the malaria parasite. Read More »

Puerto Rico reports cholera case

Health officials in Puerto Rico have reported the island Read More »

Natural antibody found to prevent broad variety of influenza viruses

A new report by scientists at The Scripps Research Institute and Dutch biopharmaceutical company Crucell describes a natural antibody that can prevent or cure infections from a broad variety of influenza viruses in animal tests. Read More »