SUNDAY, APRIL 30, 2017

CDC reports polio outbreak in Somalia and Kenya

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported two recent polio outbreaks on Friday in Somalia and Kenya and is recommending that international travelers complete polio vaccination prior to travel. Read More »

UNAIDS welcomes new study on antiretrovirals

The Joint U.N. Programme on HIV/AIDS welcomed a new study on Thursday that found a daily retroviral can reduce the risk of HIV infection in HIV-negative individuals who inject drugs. Read More »

Japan deals with rubella outbreak

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Indiana pharmacists approved to administer a breadth of vaccines

The Indiana Pharmacists Alliance announced on Wednesday that pharmacists in Indiana will be able to administer a breadth of vaccines with a physician's approval beginning July 1. Read More »

GAVI board requests analysis for future vaccine decisions

The board of the GAVI Alliance asked on Wednesday for analysis that will inform the organization's decisions on its vaccines portfolio and a long-term strategy for supporting the introduction of inactivated polio vaccine. Read More »

Inovio's H7N9 vaccine generates protective antibody responses

Inovio Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a Blue Bell, Pennsylvania-based pharmaceutical company, announced positive results on Friday in a preclinical study of its H7N9 influenza DNA vaccine. Read More »

Paid sick leave reduces spread of flu

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NVAC advises HHS on stockpiling of H7N9

The National Vaccine Advisory Committee met this week with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to advise it on whether or not to stockpile vaccines against the H7N9 influenza strain. Read More »

KSU researcher receives NIH fellowship to battle malaria

A Kansas State University researcher recently received a prestigious fellowship from the U.S. National Institutes of Health to support mosquito and malaria research. Read More »

DRC launches emergency vaccination campaign against yellow fever

The Ministry of Health of the Democratic Republic of Congo will launch an emergency mass vaccination campaign on Thursday against yellow fever, according to the World Health Organization. Read More »

Polio outbreak confirmed in Somalia and Kenya

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New geographic information system developed to track TB

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Walgreens donates 35,000 flu vaccine doses to PAHO

Walgreens announced on Monday that it provided 35,000 doses of flu vaccine to the Pan American Health Organization for use in at-risk populations in Nicaragua and Laos. Read More »

Emergent's EVP of corporate affairs appointed to board of MdBio

Emergent BioSolutions, Inc., a specialty pharmaceutical company, announced on Monday that Allen Shofe, the company's executive vice president of corporate affairs, will serve on the board of directors for the MdBio Foundation. Read More »

Medicago granted patent for influenza vaccine research aid

Medicago, Inc., was granted a patent by the European Patent Office on Monday for proprietary influenza virus-like particles in plants. Read More »

Indonesia's BPOM holds workshop on quality vaccine management

Indonesia's Agency for Food and Drug Control (BPOM) held a workshop on Sunday on quality management for vaccine manufacturing with member states of the Organization of Islamic Conference. Read More »

IAVI praises work of CDC and partners on antiretroviral HIV study

The International AIDS Vaccine Initiative praised the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Wednesday for its work on a study demonstrating the use of antiretrovirals in the prevention of HIV infection. Read More »

MSF responds to malaria emergency in DRC

A malaria outbreak in Lulingu, Democratic Republic of Congo has infected more than 1,000 people since May 4, prompting an emergency response from Médecins Sans Frontières, the organization reported on Monday. Read More »

Whooping cough on the rise in U.S.

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New TB vaccine shows potential to combat TB meningitis

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