THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2017

New genetic mutation could indicate drug-resistant malaria in Africa

Researchers from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine have discovered a new genetic mutation in Plasmodium falciparum, the parasite that causes malaria, which may mean the beginning of drug-resistant malaria in Africa. Read More »

Avian influenza found on 2nd chicken farm in Ontario

H5 avian influenza has been discovered on a second broiler breeder chicken farm located in Oxford County, Ontario. Read More »

Maple syrup may make antibiotics more effective

McGill University researchers recently discovered that using a concentrated extract of maple syrup may make antibiotics more effective against disease-causing bacteria. Read More »

Malaria cases down, but remain global health concern

The World Health Organization’s (WHO) 2014 World Malaria Report released recently identified approximately 198 million malaria cases around the world and said an additional 3.3 billion people are at risk for malaria infections. Read More »

WHO seeking input on TB plan for Europe

The World Health Organization’s (WHO) European Regional Office recently developed a new draft for the Tuberculosis (TB) Action Plan for the WHO European Region 2016-2020. Read More »

Maple syrup may make antibiotics more effective

Researchers at McGill University have made significant progress in increasing the effectiveness of antibiotics by using an extract from maple syrup. Read More »

CDC experts present public health findings in Atlanta

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is hosting the 64th Annual Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS) conference for CDC disease detectives, featuring the most recent lifesaving and groundbreaking investigations that the CDC’s researchers have accomplished. Read More »

Louisiana Health Department, Walmart partner to promote infant vaccines

Joint effort part of National Infant Immunization Week Read More »

Merck re-commits to innovative infectious disease medicines

At the 25th European Congress of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases in Copenhagen, Denmark, Merck will re-commit itself to creating innovative medicines to treat infectious diseases as health professionals around the world battle infectious illnesses from various pathogens. Read More »

Fake malaria drugs less common than originally estimated

Experts recently analyzed the quality of anti-malarial drugs in Tanzania and Cambodia, finding no evidence of fake medicines in those regions. Read More »

Protection of vaccinators urged to eradicate polio

Experts agree that in order to successfully eradicate polio, vaccinators must be protected as they fulfill their duties, Global Health Council Executive Director Christine Sow said Monday in a blog posting. Read More »

Vical to present Congenital CMV vaccine candidate

Vical Inc. is presenting the latest data from its pre-clinical studies on combining Vaxfection-formulated glycoprotein-B (gB)-encoding DNA vaccines in eliminating antibody responses at the fifth International Congenital CMV Conference in Brisbane, Australia, through Saturday. Read More »

Study reveals no connection between MMR vaccine and autism

A recent study published in the Journal of American Medical Association shows there is no connection between the MMR (measles, mumps, and rubella) vaccine and autism rates. Read More »

Louisiana health official warns of West Nile virus

Officials from the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals (DHH) recently released a statement encouraging Louisiana residents to prepare for West Nile virus as summer approaches. Read More »

Indiana officials update numbers on HIV outbreak

Health officials recently released the latest update concerning the HIV outbreak in southeastern Indiana, confirming 129 of 139 reported cases while six remain in preliminary testing. Read More »

Mymetics Corp. receives over $9 million for virosome-based vaccine research

Researchers led by Mymetics Corp., a leader in researching and developing virosome-based vaccines, received more than $9 million to further develop thermo-stable and cold-chain independent nano-pharmaceutical virosome-based vaccine candidates. Read More »

WHO warns global vaccination targets are inaccurate

World Health Organization (WHO) officialls recently reported worldwide vaccination targets for 2015 are inaccurate, saying 1 out of every 5 children do not receive routine life-saving vaccinations. Read More »

Vical to produce HIV trial vaccines for public-private clinical evaluation

Vical Incorporated recently announced that it has joined the IPPOX Foundation in a contract to create HIV-antigen plasmid DNA for vaccines that will be part of clinical trials as part of a joint public and private initiative. Read More »

Study finds 59,000 people die of rabies annually

Global Alliance for Rabies Control said more preventative vaccines for dogs needed. Read More »

PAML and Axela partner for diseases preventable with vaccines

Pathology Associates Medical Laboratories (PAML) said Monday it is partnering with Axela, Inc. to create multiplex assays that will emphasize the immune status for diseases that are preventable with vaccines. Read More »