THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2017

Leaders honored at Malaria Champions Breakfast in D.C.

Three awards were handed out at the Malaria Champions Breakfast on Thursday morning in Washington D.C. to honor the winners' distinguished service in the battle against malaria. Read More »

Thailand begins trial on avian influenza nasal spray vaccine

Thailand recently became one of the first countries to test a needle-free nasal spray vaccine against H5N1 avian influenza. Read More »

One in 10 TB cases in China resistant to standard drugs

A new study based on a national survey has determined that one in 10 cases of tuberculosis in China is drug-resistant. Read More »

UT researchers develop pandemic toolkit

Researchers at the University of Texas at Austin have developed a web-based toolkit to simulate the spread of disease through the state of Texas that will forecast the number of flu hospitalizations. Read More »

Researchers release findings of MDR-TB studies in China

Two tuberculosis research groups released findings on Thursday from studies on drug-resistant TB at the national level in China and the new antibiotic delamanid and its use on multi-drug resistant TB. Read More »

Second measles case confirmed in Brisbane

Public health authorities in Australia confirmed a second case of measles in Brisbane and are warning commuters to be aware of symptoms. Read More »

CDC confirms flu season mild in comparison to recent years

U.S. health officials recently announced that this season's flu season started later than most and was one of the mildest on record. Read More »

Connecticut pediatricians oppose vaccine purchase bill

The Connecticut Academy of Family Physicians and the Connecticut State Medical Society have opposed a proposed bill that would require all Connecticut physicians to buy most required childhood vaccines through the state. Read More »

Antiviral dispensing reflects CDC guidelines

Antiviral prescriptions by clinicians have met guidelines set forth by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention over the last decade, according to two new studies on antiviral dispensing. Read More »

Biochip could allow for fast pathogen identification

Scientists are currently testing a type of biochip that could one day potentially identify different strains of influenza, HIV or tuberculosis. Read More »

Model predicts malaria outbreaks

Norwegian and Ethiopian scientists recently developed a mathematical model to identify conditions that increase the likelihood of a malaria outbreak occurring up to two months ahead of time. Read More »

VaxInnate begins H5N1 avian flu Phase I clinical trial

VaxInnate, a Cranbury, New Jersey-based biotechnology company, announced on Tuesday that enrollment has commenced for its phase I clinical trial to evaluate an H5N1 vaccine candidate for pandemic avian flu. Read More »

UNICEF and WHO launch Congo cholera initiatives

The World Health Organization and UNICEF have used the United Nations Central Emergency Response Fund to launch multiple initiatives to combat, treat and prevent cholera in the Republic of the Congo. Read More »

Scientists develop malaria-free mosquito

Scientists at the University of California - Irvine recently announced that they have developed a mosquito that is incapable of transmitting malaria. Read More »

mHealth report values smartphones in TB fight

The mHealth Alliance and Stop TB Partnership have joined together in a program to prevent tuberculosis and improve care for those with the illness by utilizing mobile devices and software. Read More »

Ban calls on U.N. Member States for bigger push towards AIDS-free world

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More than 300 confirmed measles cases in Merseyside

The number of confirmed measles cases in Merseyside, England, has surpassed 300, making it the biggest measles outbreak in the area since 1988. Read More »

Kansas reports whooping cough outbreak

An outbreak of whooping cough, also known as pertussis, in Johnson County, Kansas, has physicians in the state encouraging people to get vaccinations against the disease. Read More »

Legionnaires' outbreak in Scotland slowing

More than 80 suspected and confirmed cases of Legionnaires' disease have been reported in Edinburgh, Scotland. Read More »

Scientists develop method to trace malaria evolution

An international research team recently announced that it has developed a way to track the evolution of the malaria parasite in order to potentially trace and monitor the rise in resistance to anti-malarial drugs. Read More »