THURSDAY, DECEMBER 8, 2016

Immunotech completes initial clinical testing for ITV-1 HIV/AIDS treatment

California-based Immunotech Laboratories recently announced the completion of phase one and phase two clinical trials for the company's HIV/AIDS and hepatitis C treatment-ITV-1-in Bulgaria. Read More »

WHO releases roadmap for fighting Ebola

The World Health Organization released a roadmap on Thursday to guide the international effort to combat the ongoing Ebola virus outbreak in West Africa. Read More »

ECDC updates risk assessment for MERS-CoV to low

As a result of a decline in the number of cases of Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV), the risk of human infection and transmission of the virus is low, according to the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC). Read More »

Walgreens, Alaska health department announce pertussis vaccine voucher program

Walgreens announced on Thursday that it will launch a voucher program in collaboration with the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services to help protect residents against pertussis, also known as whooping cough. Read More »

Healthcare facilities in West Africa reach capacity as Ebola continues to spread

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Maryland reports first West Nile virus case of 2014

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Cepheid releases new flu, RSV rapid diagnostic test

California-based diagnostics company Cepheid announced on Tuesday the release of a new test to rapidly confirm and diagnose a respiratory syncytial viral infection and certain types of the flu. Read More »

NIH study finds Ebola outbreak due to single transmission from animal

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) said on Friday that a single animal-to-human transmission was responsible for the ongoing Ebola virus outbreak in West Africa. Read More »

Ebola outbreak in DRC unrelated to West Africa outbreak

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Study shows new TB test is quick, accurate

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Vaccine coverage among young children stabilizes, improves in 2013

New data from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) showed vaccine coverage among children ages 19-35 months remained stable or improved last year. Read More »

New malaria testing method detects parasitic waste

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Meridian signs agreement to provide illumigene testing to Premier health facilities

Meridian Bioscience recently penned an agreement to allow North Carolina-based Premier health facilities to use illumigene rapid tests to screen for C. difficile, whooping cough, mycoplasma pneumonia and group B strep infections. Read More »

CDC Director Frieden calls for stronger international response to Ebola outbreak

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Health authorities launch successful polio vaccination campaign in Iraq

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Researchers devise TB barcode

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Dengue fever vaccine shown to be significantly effective in Latin America clinical studies

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Johnson & Johnson steps up Ebola response

Johnson & Johnson announced on Thursday that it will accelerate the development of its Ebola virus treatment regimen. Read More »

Higher diabetes rates could hinder efforts to combat tuberculosis

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New group seeks to highlight benefits of vaccination

Individuals and organizations recently came together to form a group that highlights the importance of vaccination. Read More »