MONDAY, MAY 22, 2017

New Mexico meeting national healthcare-associated infection prevention goals

The New Mexico Department of Health announced on Thursday that the state is meeting several national healthcare-associated infection prevention goals. Read More »

FIND encourages partners to participate in Longitude Prize 2014

The Foundation for Innovative New Diagnostics (FIND) recently called on those who work with the organization to play a part in the Longitude Prize 2014 challenge. Read More »

IDSA, HIVMA call for loosening of rules on HCV treatment prescription

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Researcher develops method to map bat habitats, respond to Ebola outbreak

Lars Skog, a researcher with Sweden's KTH Royal Institute of Technology, recently developed a method for visualizing the geographical distribution of a disease over time. Read More »

Actor James Van Der Beek partners with AstraZeneca on flu awareness campaign

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Researchers find evidence of established North Dakota deer tick population

The Entomological Society of America highlighted a recent report on Thursday that found Ixodes scapularis, also known as blacklegged or deer ticks, were established in North Dakota. Read More »

New York confirms more than a dozen enterovirus cases

The New York State Department of Health (DOH) advised parents on Friday to be aware of the signs and symptoms of enterovirus, a serious respiratory illness confirmed in more than a dozen children across the state. Read More »

Researchers find innate immune defense against RNA viruses

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U.N. Security Council to hold emergency session on Ebola outbreak

The United Nations announced on Monday that the Security Council will hold an emergency meeting on Sept. 18 to discuss the ongoing Ebola virus outbreak in West Africa. Read More »

GHIT Fund awards millions for vaccine and drug development

The Global Health Innovative Technology Fund (GHIT Fund) announced seven grant investments on Monday to develop drugs and vaccines for malaria, dengue fever and Chagas disease. Read More »

Zymo Research releases viral transport solution

Zymo Research Corp. announced on Monday that it released its DNA/RNA Shield, a viral inactivation solution that can help to transport viruses including Ebola and Middle East Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV). Read More »

ECDC provides assessment of accidental polio incident in Belgium

The European Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (ECDC) released an assessment on Monday of the accidental release of more than 11 gallons of concentrated live poliovirus into the environment in Belgium. Read More »

Vermont Department of Health reminds residents to take precautions against hantavirus

The Vermont Department of Health reminded residents on Tuesday to use caution when cleaning rodent-infested areas after a human case of hantavirus pulmonary syndrome was recently reported in the state. Read More »

Researchers discover new drug formulations to fight antibiotic-resistant superbugs

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Rhode Island receives high marks in national vaccination data

The Rhode Island Department of Health highlighted data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Tuesday that showed statewide immunization rates for children and teens as among the highest in the country. Read More »

Vaxxas launches research project to evaluate Nanopatch for polio vaccine delivery

Biotechnology company Vaxxas announced on Tuesday that it began a research project to evaluate its Nanopatch platform for the delivery of polio vaccine. Read More »

Save the Children urges greater international support to fight Ebola outbreak

Children's rights organization Save the Children called on world leaders on Thursday to do more to combat the ongoing Ebola virus outbreak in West Africa. Read More »

Scripps Research Institute scientists develop antibiotic effective against MRSA

Scientists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) announced on Wednesday that its scientists developed a new antibiotic effective against vancomycin-resistant strains of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and other bacteria. Read More »

Nepal becomes first country to introduce IPV with Gavi support

Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance said on Thursday that Nepal became the first country in the world to use its support in introducing inactivated polio vaccine (IPV) in children. Read More »

WHO provides update on enterovirus D68 in U.S.

The World Health Organization said on Wednesday that 12 U.S. states have reported a total of 130 laboratory-confirmed cases of enterovirus D68 (EV-D68). Read More »