SUNDAY, AUGUST 20, 2017

Burundi commits to halting new HIV infections among children

A high-ranking government official in Burundi said on Wednesday the government is committed to stopping new HIV infections from occurring among children, according to the United Nations. Read More »

Biogenics Research Chamber expands San Antonio allergy research facility

Biogenics Research Chamber, the only large, permanent pollen exposure chamber in the U.S., broke ground on an extension on Thursday to expand the unique San Antonio-based allergy testing facility. Read More »

Solar power harnessed in Haiti to preserve vaccines

UNICEF reported on May 3 that new solar powered refrigerators in Haiti have helped keep vaccines from going bad. Read More »

Global Vaccine Action Plan faces criticism

The Global Vaccine Action Plan faces criticism from developing countries, which recently said not enough is being done to decrease vaccine prices or offer non-refrigerated options to those living remotely. Read More »

U.N. helps South Sudan fight meningitis outbreak

The United Nations World Health Organization and the nation of South Sudan announced on Thursday that they will collaborate on a vaccination campaign to battle a meningitis outbreak in the Upper Nile state. Read More »

NIH scientists develop tool to identify HIV antibodies

A team of scientists with the U.S. National Institutes of Health recently developed a new tool to identify powerful HIV antibodies that could prevent infection by the majority of HIV strains found worldwide. Read More »

Scientists discover new malaria control strategy

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ECDC assesses avian flu risk

The European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control published a second update on Wednesday to its risk assessment of avian influenza A in Europe, reporting the risk is not high for the region. Read More »

GSK announces partnership with Save the Children to save one million children

GlaxoSmithKline, a research-based pharmaceutical company, announced a partnership on Thursday with the U.K.-based organization Save the Children to accelerate the availability of children's medicines in Sub-Saharan Africa. Read More »

CDC: We are getting closer to polio eradication

The world is closer than ever to polio eradication and health agencies and international organizations must take advantage of the opportunity, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Friday. Read More »

Whooping cough cases decrease in England

Figures released by Public Health England on Friday show that the number of whooping cough cases in England has continued to decrease in 2013. Read More »

Global Fund launches largest malaria prevention campaign of 2013

The Global Fund to Fight Aids, Tuberculosis and Malaria announced Friday that it will supply over 15.5 million long-lasting, insecticide-treated nets to Uganda in the largest malaria prevention initiative this year. Read More »

CDC collaborates with NanoPass Technologies on Phase III polio vaccine study

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Vaccine against Lyme disease shows promise

Researchers found promising results from a Lyme disease vaccine in Phase I and Phase II trials conducted in Europe, according to a recent study published in The Lancet Infectious Diseases. Read More »

Canada vows continued support to fight disease

Julian Fantino, Canada's Minister of International Cooperation, announced on Monday Canada's continuing support to fight tuberculosis, HIV and malaria. Read More »

Affordable HPV vaccine will be made available to developing countries

Merck's human papillomavirus vaccine, Gardasil, will be made available to developing countries through a UNICEF initiative to bring the vaccine to 28 marginalized countries by 2017. Read More »

WHO issues statement on novel coronavirus

The novel coronavirus that infected multiple people in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia comes with many question marks, according to a statement issued on Sunday by the World Health Organization. Read More »

New findings could improve future whooping cough vaccine

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Anti-cocaine vaccine shows promise during clinical trials

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Florida follows CDC recommentations to fight tuberculosis

The Florida Department of Health recently collaborated with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to decrease tuberculosis in the 2012 cluster in Duval County. Read More »