SATURDAY, JUNE 24, 2017

MDA offers free flu shots to individuals with neuromuscular disease

The Muscular Dystrophy Association, a leading nonprofit health agency for neuromuscular diseases, announced on Thursday that it will help with the cost of influenza vaccines for individuals with neuromuscular disease. Read More »

Pertussis incidence among adults may be underreported

The incidence of pertussis, also known as whooping cough, among adults aged 50 and up may be vastly underreported and under-recognized, according to a study recently conducted by research-based pharmaceutical company GlaxoSmithKline. Read More »

Visterra monoclonal antibody may neutralize H5N1 and H7N9 influenza

Visterra, Inc., presented data on Friday at the 53rd Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy in Denver that demonstrated its VIS410 human monoclonal antibody can neutralize the H5N1 and H7N9 influenza strains. Read More »

Forest Laboratories gains FDA QIDP categorization for drug

Forest Laboratories, Inc., announced on Friday that its investigational drug ceftazidime/avibactam was approved as a qualified infectious disease product by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Read More »

Genetically-engineered parasite could serve as malaria vaccine

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Child deaths down by almost half since 1990

Global child deaths are down by nearly half since 1990, according to a new report released on Friday by multiple U.N. agencies. Read More »

GAVI Alliance helps launch measles-rubella campaign in Ghana

The GAVI Alliance announced on Wednesday that it helped Ghana launch its measles-rubella vaccination campaign. Read More »

Oral vancomycin shows efficacy against CDI in both low and high doses

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Research examines influenza virus in wild birds in Norway

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Nanoly Bioscience and CU-Boulder team up for vaccine stabilization

Nanoly Science of Boulder and the University of Colorado recently signed an option agreement to develop a technique to protect vaccines during delivery to rural and less-developed locations. Read More »

Washington falls behind on child immunization rates

New statistics released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Thursday showed immunization rates for toddlers in Washington state are below state and national goals. Read More »

CDC confirms Naegleria fowleri presence in St. Bernard Parish water system

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Guppy fish could be used to fight dengue fever

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Children's Hospital of Philadelphia launches new mobile vaccine app

A new mobile app could allow parents and doctors to stay up-to-date on reliable information about the safety and science of vaccines, the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia announced on Friday. Read More »

Phase III study for treatment for HIV-1 shows positive results

ViiV Healthcare released findings at the 53rd International Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy in Denver, Colorado that showed positive results for its HIV-1 treatment dolutegravir. Read More »

NIH study reveals information on influenza virus exposure and illness

A National Institutes of Health clinical study revealed information about influenza virus exposure and illness, potentially expanding the basis for the development of the influenza vaccine. Read More »

CDC releases report on drug-resistant health threats

More than two million people in the U.S. get antibiotic-resistant infections annually causing at least 23,000 deaths, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported on Monday. Read More »

U.N. FAO warns of bird flu viruses in upcoming flu season

The U.N. Food and Agriculture Agency issued a warning on Monday that bird flu viruses continue to pose a serious threat to health and could pose a greater risk this flu season. Read More »

Maine mosquito pools test positive for EEE

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CDC reports measles cases escalating in the U.S.

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