THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2017

University of Rochester testing new oral HIV vaccine

If successful, tablet would eliminate risk of accidental infection from contaminated needles. Read More »

First measles vaccine batch arrives in Sudan amid outbreak

Sudan received the first batch of 2 million measles vaccine doses on Monday to help stem the outbreak that has impacted 23 different states in recent months. The doses, ordered by the Federal Ministry of Health, UNICEF and World Health Organization (WHO), arrived at  Khartoum International Airport. Read More »

California West Nile virus activity breaks records in 2014

A report from the California Department of Public Health (CDPH), released on Wednesday, said the state saw record highs for West Nile virus (WNV) activity last year. This is the first time that California has experienced such high WNV rates since WNV first entered the state in 2003. Read More »

Liquidia showcases PRINT vaccine technology at conference

Liquidia Technologies showcased the diverse abilities of its PRINT (Particle Replication In Non-Wetting Templates) technology in vaccine development at the 15th World Vaccines Congress this week in Washington, D.C. PRINT technology involves particle engineering and enables Liquidia to accurately tailor a specific particle’s shape, size, hydrophobicity, charge and composition. Read More »

HIV vaccine from GeoVax Labs advances in clinical trials

GeoVax Labs' vaccine candidate for HIV has advanced to the next stage of clinical trials, the laboratory announced on Tuesday. Read More »

NIH to fund antimicrobial resistance projects

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) announced on Thursday that its National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) will fund nine diagnostic projects relating to antimicrobial resistance. Read More »

VBI announces progress on synthetic vaccine development

VBI Vaccines announced the latest progress on its cytomegalovirus (CMV) vaccine development at the World Vaccine Congress 2015, held in Washington, D.C., on April 9. Read More »

Kineta's adjuvants enhance efficiency of flu vaccine

Kineta Inc., a biotechnology company focused on the development of immune modulating drugs for infectious diseases, released new data on Thursday that shows its vaccine adjuvants are increasing the defense of influenza vaccines in animal models. Read More »

Severe flu season on decline in Wyoming

A recent report from the Wyoming Department of Health (WDH) states that the severe flu season has started to decline throughout the state. Read More »

International health committee discusses Ebola outbreak in West Africa

Advisers and members of the International Health Regulations Emergency Committee recently held their fifth meeting to discuss the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. Read More »

Kineta vaccine adjuvants improve vaccine protection

Representatives from Kineta, Inc., a biotechnology company that creates immune modulating drugs to treat infectious diseases, recently released data that proves Kineta’s vaccine adjuvants improve the level of protection provided by the vaccine. Read More »

World Bank financially supports eliminating polio in Nigeria

The World Bank Group's Board of Executive Directors recently approved $200 million from the International Development Association to financially support eliminating polio and sustaining routine vaccinations in Nigeria for children under 5 years old and women of childbearing age. Read More »

Pregnant women to receive free whooping cough vaccinations

NSW Health recently announced that it will begin to provide free whooping cough (pertussis) vaccinations for women during their third trimester of pregnancy. Read More »

USDA temporarily bans avian imports from Ontario, Canada

The U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) has temporarily banned the importation of commercial birds, poultry, research and performing birds, avian hatching eggs and ratites from Ontario, Canada, in an effort to prevent highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) from spreading through America’s commercial poultry industry, the agency said on Saturday. Read More »

Czerepak becomes new CFO of Vaxin

Vaxin, Inc., a company that creates vaccines for biodefense and public health needs, recently named Elizabeth Adkins Czerepak its chief financial officer (CFO). Read More »

Vaccination campaign strives to keep Iraq polio-free

Health professionals recently launched a nationwide, five-day vaccination campaign in order to keep Iraq polio free. Read More »

Diamyd performs immunological marker evaluation of diabetes vaccine

Diamyd Medical recently released data about the evaluation of immunological markers after six months in the DIABGAD clinical combination study of a diabetes vaccine. Read More »

Quintiles receives Best Clinical Research Organization award

Quintiles recently received the Best Clinical Research Organization (CRO) award in recognition of the company’s 2015 achievements. Read More »

Ebola vaccine trial launches in Sierra Leone

Health professionals recently launched a trial for an Ebola vaccine in Sierra Leone, where approximately 6,000 health care workers and other Ebola responders will receive the vaccine. Read More »

Former African leaders unite to create AIDS-free generation in Africa

The Champions for an AIDS-Free Generation, a renowned group of former leaders in Africa who are committed to making an AIDS-free generation in Africa, recently announced that the group will implement new efforts to reach the goal of an AIDS-free generation in Africa. Read More »