THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2017

Treatment actively counters Ebola just three days after injection

Researchers from The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston and Tekmira Pharmaceuticals Corp. recently created a post-exposure Ebola treatment that goes into effect just three days after the patient receives the injection. Read More »

WHO focuses on treatment gaps on World Malaria Day

On World Malaria Day Saturday, the World Health Organization (WHO) will tell the global health community there is an urgent need to remedy the gaps in preventing, diagnosing and treating malaria around the world. Read More »

Merck announces exceptional hepatitis C therapy study results

Merck recently released the results from its Phase 2 and 3 study of an investigational therapy, grazoprevir/elbasvir, for patients with chronic hepatitis C infections and advanced chronic kidney disease. Read More »

PaxVax to expand typhoid vaccine

PaxVax, Inc said Wednesday it will begin a new set of commercial collaborations and distribution partnerships tol expand its vaccine for typhoid, Vivotif. Read More »

HHS announces Secretary’s Ventures projects for 2015

The United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced funding through the Secretary’s Ventures program for three projects for 2015 that will be lead by entrepreneurial teams within the HHS. Read More »

Ebola-hit countries launch immunization drives

For the first time since the start of the Ebola outbreak, Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone are conducting nationwide immunization campaigns aimed at vaccinating more than 3 million children against preventable but potentially deadly diseases. Read More »

Antibiotic shortages could be deadly, study reports

Antibiotic shortages could result in the death of some patients, according to a study published yesterday in the journal Clinical Infectious Diseases. Read More »

UN, WHO encourage progress against malaria

The United Nations health agency recently called for the international health community to take the fight against malaria to the “next level” to fully eliminate the disease as a worldwide health concern. Read More »

ExxonMobil bestows $10 million in grants to fight malaria

Money will go toward research, education, advocacy and treatment. Read More »

Second measles case confirmed in St. Lucie County

According to a recent announcement from the Florida Department of Health, a second case of measles has been confirmed in St. Lucie County. Read More »

Merck presents results from chronic hepatitis C therapy trial

Merck presented the final results of its investigational chronic hepatitis C therapy clinical trial concerning grazoprevir and elbasvir combinations at the International Liver Congress 2015 in Vienna, Austria, last week. Read More »

Ivory Coast attains universal insecticidal net coverage

Ivory Coast recently achieved improved protection against malaria thanks to nearly universal coverage of the nation’s population with 13 million insecticidal mosquito nets. Read More »

Nearly 800,000 Nigerian children to have malaria protection

In anticipation of World Malaria Day, Nigeria will distribute treatments to prevent malaria to approximately 792,000 children under the age of 5 within the Zamfara and Sokoto states this year. Read More »

Hong Kong officials report 24th dengue fever case

A recent update from the Health Department's Center for Health Protection (CHP) brings the number of dengue fever cases in Hong Kong to 24 for 2015. Read More »

Minnesota governor issues emergency order in response to avian flu

Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton issued Emergency Executive Order 15-09, declaring a Peacetime State of Emergency in the state in response to the discovery of H5N2 avian influenza cases statewide in turkeys and chickens. Read More »

CDC, Georgia Institute collaborate on microneedle patch for measles vaccine

Human testing of microneedle patch could begin in 2017. Read More »

Whooping cough vaccine available at all Wash. Rite Aids

As whooping cough cases continue to rise, retailer encourages everyone to get vaccinated. Read More »

CDC officials visit Indiana to discuss HIV outbreak

Top officials from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are in Indiana meeting with Gov. Mike Pence and state health officials to discuss the current HIV outbreak in southeastern Indiana. Read More »

Artificial virus may be key to Chikungunya vaccine

Researchers from Paul-Ehrlich-Institut recently discovered that artificially made virus fragments may be instrumental to creating a vaccine for Chikungunya virus. Read More »

Single-tablet treatment may be effective against malaria

Researchers from the nonprofit Medicines for Malaria Venture (MMV), supported by the Austrian Federal Ministry for Science, Research and Economy, are working to determine the safety and effectiveness of a single-tablet therapy to treat malaria. Read More »