SATURDAY, JUNE 24, 2017

U.S. to provide $450 billion to GAVI for vaccines

Dr. Rajiv Shah, administrator for the U.S. Agency for International Development, has announced that the United States will contribute $450 million to the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunizations over the next three years. Read More »

North Dakota reports first measles case since 1987

The North Dakota Department of Health recently reported the state Read More »

Bill Gates, international donors to give $4.3 billion to purchase vaccines

Microsoft cofounder and philanthropist Bill Gates and several international donors recently pledged $4.3 billion dollars towards the purchase of vaccines for children living in the world Read More »

University of Texas at San Antonio given grant to study the genetic structure of infectious diseases

The University of Texas at San Antonio was recently given a five year, $4.6 million grant to open an institute that studies the genetic structure of infectious diseases. Read More »

Auckland, New Zealand, hit by second outbreak of measles

Seventeen people in Auckland, New Zealand, have recently been confirmed as having the measles in what appears to be the second large outbreak in the city this year. Read More »

Study calls for influenza vaccinations for all Americans

A study conducted by OptumInsight Life Sciences and Chancellor Health Economics, Ltd., recommends that all Americans receive vaccinations against influenza to dramatically reduce healthcare costs and seasonal influenza infections. Read More »

Scientists identify six influenza A viruses related to H1N1 pandemic

Using new mathematical and computational techniques, scientists have identified six influenza A viruses with close genetic relationships to the H1N1 swine flu virus that created a pandemic in the U.S. in the spring of 2009. Read More »

Marine molecule may be major development in TB treatment

A molecule extracted from a marine microorganism of the coast of Rameshwaram, India, may become a major development in the treatment of TB and HIV. Read More »

CDC discussing recommending meningitis vaccine for children

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently held a meeting with parents to discuss whether to recommend that children be vaccinated against the rare, but often deadly, bacterial meningitis. Read More »

Monovalent rotavirus vaccine prevents larger number of deaths

The use of the new monovalent rotavirus vaccine is associated with a short-term risk of intussusception in vaccinated infants but prevents a much larger number of hospitalizations and deaths from diarrhea, according to a recent study. Read More »

U.S. facing obstacles from declining vaccination rates

The United States is currently seeing twice the number of measles cases that occur in a typical year, marking the largest outbreak of the disease in 15 years. Read More »

Heavy rain and flooding could exacerbate Haiti's cholera epidemic

Days of heavy rain and flooding have contributed to a resurgence of cholera in Haiti recently. Read More »

Researchers develop new method to fight malaria

Researchers in Seattle have developed a new strategy to fight malaria that has been described as an effective next-generation vaccination approach against the disease. Read More »

New meningitis vaccine found to provide better protection than older vaccines

A vaccine developed by the Serum Institute of India, Ltd., was found to be better at protecting people from a strain of meningitis in sub-Saharan Africa than older products from companies including GlaxoSmithKline. Read More »

BiondVax Pharmaceuticals announces successful Phase II trial of influenza vaccine

BiondVax Pharmaceuticals, Ltd., announced Thursday that they met their primary and secondary endpoints with the Multimeric-001 Universal Influenza Vaccine during its first Phase II clinical trial. Read More »

Uganda stops spread of Ebola

Uganda has successfully stopped the spread of the rare and deadly Ebola virus more than a month after a 12-year-old girl bled to death from the disease, Ugandan public health officials have announced. Read More »

Uganda stops spread of Ebola

Uganda has successfully stopped the spread of the rare and deadly Ebola virus more than a month after a 12-year-old girl bled to death from the disease, Ugandan public health officials have announced. Read More »

CDC director warns of effects of major budget cuts

The director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently said he believes morale at the agency to be high despite major budget cuts. Read More »

CDC director warns of effects of major budget cuts

The director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently said he believes morale at the agency to be high despite major budget cuts. Read More »

Unvaccinated clusters of students may increase outbreak chances

Clusters of unvaccinated children in approximately 200 Illinois schools may be raising the chances of school-based outbreaks of serious preventable diseases like whooping cough and measles. Read More »