TUESDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2017

Three more measles cases confirmed in Hawaii

The Hawaii State Department of Health in Honolulu confirms one measles case on Maui and two cases on Kauai. Read More »

Study finds mosquito gut bacterium could help prevent malaria, dengue fever

A study published in PLOS Pathogens on Thursday found that the Chromobacterium sp. (Csp_P) bacterium from the gut of an Aedes mosquito has the ability to reduce malaria and dengue infection in other mosquitoes. Read More »

France confirms four cases of chikungunya in Montpellier

Four cases of the chikungunya recently were confirmed in Montpellier, France, marking the first time locally transmitted cases of the disease has been found in the country since 2010. Read More »

Novartis sells flu vaccine business to CSL Limited for $275M

Drug manufacturer Novartis recently sold its flu vaccine business to CSL Limited for $275 million, pending regulatory approvals. Read More »

Blood from Ebola survivors examined for potential treatment options

An international research consortium next month will begin examining the use of antibodies from the blood of Ebola survivors to help infected Ebola patients ward off the disease. Read More »

Discovery could lead to better HIV treatment options

The recent discovery of the new protein Ssu72 by researchers at the Salk Institute could lead to advancements in how the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is treated. Read More »

Pregnant women may benefit from RSV vaccine

Results of a study shared at the 8th Vaccine & ISV Congress in Philadelphia on Sunday showed that pregnant women may benefit from Novavax Inc.'s RSV F-Protein Nanoparticle vaccine Read More »

99 percent decrease in polio rates shows total eradication is near

In the past 26 years, polio has been reduced by 99 percent thanks to polio eradication efforts reaching a global scale. Read More »

Discovery aids herpes research; two drugs recommended for patients

In light of new research showing a protective layer covering herpes viruses, the Center for the Biology of Chronic Disease (CBCD) has publicized two natural remedy recommendations. Read More »

Two influenza strains in Iowa

Even though Iowa’s flu cases are currently few in number, the Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) and Iowa Influenza Surveillance Network warn that two influenza strains are circulating in the state. Read More »

QuantuMDx Group joins FIND effort to improve tuberculosis-detection techniques

QuantuMDx Group joins the Foundation for Innovative New Diagnostics' list of partners (including Cepheid and Rutgers New Jersey Medical School) in an effort to develop a single solution for both detecting tuberculosis and discovering the cause of the disease. Read More »

Positive results emerging from HIV vaccine clinical trial in South Africa

An investigational HIV vaccine that showed promise in a 2009 clinical trial in Thailand also has shown robust immune responses when recently given to 100 healthy adults in South Africa. Read More »

New TB guidelines put in place by the World Health Organization

As part of its Post-2015 Global Tuberculosis Strategy (End TB), the World Health Organization announced new guidelines on Tuesday for the treatment of TB. Read More »

Worldwide tuberculosis cases declining

Although a new report by the World Health Organization (WHO) showed that multidrug-resistant tubercolosis (MDR TB) had infected 480,000 people worldwide in 2013, the overall number of TB cases is slowly declining. Read More »

Novavax’s H7N9 vaccine fast-tracked by U.S. FDA

The latest avian influenza vaccine, developed by Novavax, is being fast-tracked by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Read More »

Positive data released on GeoVax’s HIV vaccine

GeoVax Labs, Inc. (a biotechnology company specializing in human vaccines with its patent DNA/NVA data) recently presented information about a new HIV vaccine. Read More »

St. Louis researchers sequence enterovirus D68 genome

Scientists and researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have sequenced this week the genome of enterovirus D68 taken from patients treated recently at St. Louis Children's Hospital. Read More »

Egg-free Flublok flu vaccine now available to all adults

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Pfizer's new meningitis vaccine approved by FDA

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Afghanistan continues to succeed in fight against Polio, while Pakistan struggles

When Afghanistan began a national polio vaccination campaign this past week, they targeted 8.9 million children. Read More »