SATURDAY, JUNE 24, 2017

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 »

Inviragen to begin hand, foot and mouth disease vaccine

Infectious disease vaccine developer Inviragen is ready to begin a placebo controlled randomized Phase 1 clinical trial of its experimental vaccine INV21 for hand, foot and mouth disease. Read More »

Inviragen to begin hand, foot and mouth disease vaccine

Infectious disease vaccine developer Inviragen is ready to begin a placebo controlled randomized Phase 1 clinical trial of its experimental vaccine INV21 for hand, foot and mouth disease. Read More »

Utah confirms five new measles cases

Public health officials in northern Utah have confirmed that five measles cases have been identified in Cache County and, in response, are urging people to get vaccinated. Read More »

Armenia to be declared malaria free

Armenia will be declared a malaria free zone by the World Health Organization by the end of 2011. Read More »

Cholera death toll in the Dominican Republic rises

Dominican Republic health authorities have announced that cholera killed two more people over the weekend in Santiago, bringing the death toll to at least 48 people. Read More »

Outbreak of hepatitis B reported in Wales

Health officials are investigating an outbreak of four people with Hepatitis B, an infection that spreads through bodily fluids and can cause permanent liver damage, in Swansea, Wales. Read More »

Cholera death toll in the Dominican Republic rises

Dominican Republic health authorities have announced that cholera killed two more people over the weekend in Santiago, bringing the death toll to at least 48 people. Read More »

Measles outbreak kills 32 in the Republic of Congo

A measles outbreak in the Republic of Congo has reportedly killed 32 people and infected approximately 800 more. Read More »

NanoBio begins Phase Ib testing of intranasal influenza vaccine adjuvant

The NanoBio Corporation recently announced that it has begun Phase Ib testing to further optimize its novel nanoemulsion-based intranasal vaccine adjuvant, to be used in combination with the commercial influenza vaccine Fluzone. Read More »

British Columbia warns of mumps outbreak

The British Columbia Center for Disease Control issued a health alert on Monday asking parents to make sure that their children are immunized with the measles-mumps-rubella vaccine after 77 cases of the mumps were recorded. Read More »

Medicago receives funding from DARPA for flu vaccine plant

Medicago USA, Inc., has received $5.6 million in funding from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency for a Research Triangle Park flu vaccine plant. Read More »

Malaria vaccine trials enter final phase

Major clinical trials of a highly anticipated malaria vaccine have reached their final phase in seven African countries. Read More »

Scarlett fever outbreak hits Hong Kong

Public health officials in Hong Kong have issued a warning about an outbreak of scarlet fever that has infected more than 400 children this year. Read More »

Whooping cough outbreak on Long Island

Health officials on eastern Long Island have reported an outbreak of whooping cough, also known as pertussis, which causes an uncontrollable, violent cough that can last for several weeks or months. Read More »

Study finds TB vaccine less effective when administered as part of routine immunizations

A clinical study of the MVA85A TB vaccine found it to be less effective at stimulating an immune response when administered to infants in combination with the routine immunization schedule. Read More »

CDC recommends whooping cough vaccine for pregnant women

An advisory panel for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has recommended that pregnant women be vaccinated against whooping cough in the late second or third trimester. Read More »

Indiana reports measles outbreak

Health officials were on alert Thursday after the confirmation of five measles cases in Noble County in the northeastern part of Indiana. Read More »

GeoVax Labs opens L.A. site for HIV/AIDS vaccine trials

GeoVax Labs, Inc., recently announced that it has opened a new site in Los Angeles to conduct a trial of a potential HIV/AIDS vaccine. Read More »

Cholera outbreak spreads in the Democratic Republic of Congo

A deadly cholera epidemic in the Democratic Republic of Congo has spread to Kinshasa, its capital and largest city. Read More »