THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2017

ExxonMobil Foundation makes $1 million grant to fight malaria

The ExxonMobil Foundation has made a $1 million grant to Malaria No More to aid the organization in expanding its malaria advocacy and education programs in Cameroon and Chad. Read More »

Study shows safety of rotavirus vaccine

A new study led by Irene Shui from Harvard Medical School, has found that the rotavirus vaccine does not increase the risk of blocked bowels in infants. Read More »

Cold weather in Vietnam causing increase in avian flu cases

A prolonged period of cold weather in Vietnam is contributing to a rise in the number of reported avian flu cases. Read More »

"Goldilocks" gene may increase effectiveness of TB treatments

A gene the body uses to produce the inflammatory response to infection may also help physicians to predict the effectiveness of certain drug treatments for a deadly form of tuberculosis. Read More »

India reports no polio cases in 2011

India reported no new cases of polio in 2011, a first for the second most populous country in the world. Read More »

Vermont mulls ban on philosophical vaccine exemptions

Legislation that would remove the ability for Vermont parents to opt out of vaccinations for their children on philosophical grounds has begun to lose support. Read More »

Denver-area high school to test students for TB

Students and teachers at a Denver-area high school will be tested for tuberculosis after one student fell ill from an infection. Read More »

Shoklo Malaria Research study shows effect of malaria on birth weight

A study conducted by researchers at the Shoklo Malaria Research Unit on the border of Myanmar and Thailand has shown that malaria infection may lead to low birth weight. Read More »

Purdue University calls for measles vaccine proof

Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana, has warned 972 students that they must show proof that they have received measles shots by March 12. Read More »

Alaska reporting an increase in TB cases

Alaskan public health officials recently announced they are seeing an increase in suspected and confirmed cases of tuberculosis among those living in the Yukon-Kuskokwim region in the western portion of the state. Read More »

New recommendations approved it increase flu vaccinations for healthcare workers

A U.S. Department of Health and Human Services committee recently approved a new set of recommendations designed to increase influenza vaccine use among healthcare workers. Read More »

H5N1 fatality rate questioned

The current controversy over publishing data concerning transmissible strains of the H5N1 avian flu has revived a debate over how lethal the virus is. Read More »

Bangladesh vaccinates 22 million children against polio

Bangladesh vaccinated an estimated 22 million children under the age of five during its 20th immunization drive against polio. Read More »

Florida seeks to approve pharmacists to give shingles, pneumonia vaccines

Bills in the Florida Senate and House, if approved, would authorize trained pharmacists to vaccinate adults over the age of 60 for shingles and over the age of 65 for pneumonia. Read More »

University of South Florida students exposed to TB

Approximately 150 University of South Florida students, faculty, staff and community members are to be tested for tuberculosis after a possible case of the infection was identified. Read More »

Wallpaper-like liner may reduce malaria cases

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has awarded a grant to Donald S. Shepard to develop a wallpaper-like liner that may help to reduce malaria cases in a cost-effective way. Read More »

Wisconsin school district facing whooping cough, TB

Health officials have confirmed 69 cases of pertussis, or whooping cough, in the Appleton, Wisconsin, school district, with more suspected cases still being tested. Read More »

Gates Foundation to fund TB diagnosis programs in low-resource areas

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation recently announced that it will spend $7.7 million to fund 10 new grants aimed at identifying biomarkers for diagnosing tuberculosis in low-resource areas. Read More »

U.S. influenza activity passes key threshold

Seasonal influenza activity in the United States recently passed a key threshold, while several cities in Europe also reported a similar rise in the spread of the illness. Read More »

Salmonella vaccine "one step closer," research team says

According to a research team led by a University of California - Davis immunologist, science may be one step closer to creating a vaccine against salmonella. Read More »