THURSDAY, OCTOBER 19, 2017

WHO vaccinates more than 75 million in 22 countries

More than 75 million people from 22 countries in Africa were vaccinated against polio and other vaccine-preventable diseases in a first ever campaign of its type supported by the World Health Organization. Read More »

Gates Foundation provides $23.4 million grant for HIV/AIDS vaccine

An association led by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has granted $23.4 million to the University of Maryland School of Medicine for research on an HIV/AIDS vaccine. Read More »

Gates Foundation provides $23.4 million grant for HIV/AIDS vaccine

An association led by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has granted $23.4 million to the University of Maryland School of Medicine for research on an HIV/AIDS vaccine. Read More »

Progress reported in celiac disease vaccine search

Australian scientists recently reported successes in the search for a cure to celiac disease. Read More »

Heavy rains could cause cholera to return in Haiti

After days of pouring rains in Haiti, the Haitian Health Ministry has urged Haitians to take preventative measures against cholera, especially among the people living in refugee camps. Read More »

Spring Bank Pharmaceuticals developing hepatitis b vaccine

Spring Bank Pharmaceuticals, an IND-stage drug discovery company, has been awarded an RO1 grant from the National Institute of Health, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease to develop a novel hepatitis B virus treatment. Read More »

Urine-based TB detection tool demonstrated

Biomagnetics Diagnostics Corp., a diagnostics systems and technology developer, recently demonstrated the world Read More »

Pneumonia vaccine found safe for those over 50

In two clinical trials by pharmaceutical company Pfizer, Prevnar 13, its pneumonia vaccine, was found to be effective for patients ages 50 and up. Read More »

Study bolsters theory on Haitian cholera outbreak's origin

A French epidemiological study conducted at the beginning of Haiti Read More »

FDA approves rapid MRSA test

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration recently cleared the first Staphylococcus aureus test capable of rapidly identifying whether an infection is methicillin resistant or methicillin susceptible. Read More »

Five more measles cases reported in Boston

Five new cases of the measles were recently announced in Boston by the Boston Health Commission. Read More »

Two-drug combination treatment cures extensively drug-resistant TB

A young girl with extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis, the most deadly form of the disease, was recently cured in Belgium through the use of a novel two-drug combination treatment. Read More »

Flu vaccine uptake rises nine percent

According to a US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention survey, flu vaccine uptake in the United States rose nine percentage points from the first look in November to 42.3 percent. Read More »

Liberia making strides in eliminating malaria

On April 25, Liberia celebrated World Malaria Day by reflecting on the progress made against the disease that just five years ago was estimated to annually kill an estimated one million people worldwide. Read More »

Record influenza vaccine production expected in the U.S.

The production of influenza vaccines for the United States market is likely to move into record territory again this year, as manufacturers Read More »

Number of people bringing dengue fever into the U.K. doubles

According to the British Health Protection Agency, the number of people entering the U.K. with dengue fever contracted in tropical countries has doubled. Read More »

FDA reports nine cases of cholera

The United States Food and Drug Administration has reported that nine people have become ill from cholera after consuming raw or lightly steamed oysters harvested from Area 1642 of Apalachicola Bay, Fla. Read More »

Sixth Mass. measles cases this month confirmed

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health recently confirmed another case of measles, bringing the total number of confirmed cases for the year to 11, including six confirmed this month alone. Read More »

Large U.S. cities found to carry significant TB burden

There is a significant tuberculosis burden in large U.S. cities, according to a new report. Read More »

Equatorial Guinea makes strides in malaria fight

The prevalence of malaria in children in the Republic of Equatorial Guinea has decreased by 57 percent in the last four years, according to a study by Roll Back Malaria. Read More »