SATURDAY, DECEMBER 3, 2016

Health professionals heighten awareness against measles

In an editorial from the New England Journal of Medicine, experts from Emory Vaccine Center urged health professionals to focus more on measles outbreaks. Read More »

India plans to add 5-in-1 vaccine in every state

Two Indian states will add a new pentavalent vaccine into their routine immunization schedules this week. Read More »

DoD awards Profectus Biosciences $9.5M to create Ebola/Marburg vaccine

The U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) will provide $9.5 million in funding to Profectus BioSciences Inc., for the manufacture and preclinical testing of the Profectus trivalent Ebola/Marburg vaccine. Read More »

Study: Google searches can provide accurate flu forecasts

Internet search terms really do provide a more accurate real-time forecast of current flu infections, researchers at the University of Warwick recently found. Read More »

Doctors Without Borders claims TB spread due to archaic treatment methods, policies

The medical humanitarian group Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) said in a recent report that the tuberculosis crisis is due to outdated policies and treatment methods. Read More »

FDA approves new prescribing information for Fluzone High-Dose flu vaccine

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration recently approved Sanofi Pasteur’s request to include data in the prescribing information for its Fluzone High-Dose flu vaccine that shows it is more effective in protecting older patients. Read More »

Gates Foundation donates $156 million for research into malaria prevention, eradication

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has donated $156 million to PATH to create and manufacture a malaria vaccine. Read More »

Kan. confirms first influenza case of the season

Kansas' first influenza case of the season was confirmed by the state's Department of Health and Environment on Monday. Read More »

Study finds new HIV drug lessens side effects vs. current treatment

Merck scientists recently released data from their latest study on their new HIV therapy, Doravirine (MK 1439). Read More »

Positive results from study of dengue fever vaccine

The data from the final phase III of a dengue fever vaccine developed by Sanofi Pasteur has been released. Read More »

Authorities confirm 12 new MERS-CoV cases in Saudi Arabia

As of October 26, health authorities confirmed 12 more cases of Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) and 5 deaths due to the sickness. Read More »

New breathable vaccine could help Ebola outbreak in West Africa

An inhaled Ebola vaccine has shown promise in early studies involving non-human primates. Read More »

Genocea finds new biomarker of malaria

Genocea Biosciences Inc. has discovered a series of antigens that could be a biomarker of malaria. Read More »

Study on mosquitoes' preferred gender to feed on may help limit disease transmission

In a recent online article published in Royal Society Open Science, it has been determined by University of Florida research that mosquitoes bite male birds nearly twice as often as they bite female birds. Read More »

Aethlon's Hemopurifier therapy reportedly cures Ebola patient

Aethlon Medical, a main developer of targeted therapeutic devices for infectious diseases and cancer, diagnosed and cured an Ebola patient using Hemopurifier therapy, a newspaper has reported. Read More »

UK researchers call for approval of MenB vaccine

The Meningitis Research Foundation (MRF) recently asked the United Kingdom's Secretary of State for Health to help make a new vaccine for meningococcal group B disease (MenB) available sooner for young adults and children. Read More »

Ebola vaccine may be tested on public as early as January

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) said on Thursday that preliminary trials of an Ebola vaccine may be expanded for public use in West Africa as early as January 2015. Read More »

Political crisis in South Sudan hinders access to antimalarial drugs

The malaria epidemic in South Sudan is getting worse due to the political unrest in the country. Read More »

Rhode Island governor promotes flu vaccine

Governor-elect Gina Raimondo received her flu vaccine on Friday and reminded Rhode Island citizens to receive their vaccines before flu season hits. Read More »

UNICEF sends more supplies in Ebola fight

On November 7, UNICEF sent another shipment of supplies to Ebola territories in Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone. Read More »