MONDAY, AUGUST 21, 2017

DNA vaccine protects non-human primates against MERS virus

Inovio's SynCon DNA-based immunotherapy platform effective in treating deadly virus. Read More »

New polio vaccine to benefit over four million Pakistani children each year

A new inactivated polio vaccine (IPV) will help another polio-endemic country step closer to a polio-free future, as it will benefit more than four million children in Pakistan each year. Read More »

Google Flu Trends enters next phase

Google Flu Trends recently announced that it is moving on to a new chapter. Read More »

Cell phones monitor flu on campus

Researchers use mobile app to track spread of influenza from person to person Read More »

Louisiana has seen 20 West Nile cases in 2015

Ten people have developed neuroinvasive disease as a result of the mosquito-borne virus. Read More »

New Mexico confirms both human and horse West Nile virus cases

The New Mexico Department of Health recently reported that two women, a man and a horse have received West Nile virus infection diagnoses. Read More »

Severe outcomes for patients with multiple C. difficile strains

A new study that says that no one genetic strain from Clostridium difficile (C. difficile) is more harmful than another contradicts earlier research that shows the most severe C. difficile infections (CDI) may be connected to a specific strain. Read More »

Experts say vaccinations during pregnancy protect mother and child

While vaccination rates are rising among pregnant women, more expectant mothers still need to receive specific immunizations to protect themselves and their babies, Siobhan Dolan, a medical adviser to the March of Dimes, said. Read More »

Singapore General Hospital, 60 Degrees Pharmaceuticals advance dengue fever clinical trials

Singapore General Hospital and 60 Degrees Pharmaceuticals (60P), a company specializing in developing therapeutics specifically for tropical diseases, recently announced that it will soon launch a Phase II clinical trial for patients who have dengue fever. Read More »

Survey: Over a third of U.S. adults miss life events due to flu

Results from a new survey by CVS/pharmacy, released on Monday, indicate that nearly two out of every five Americans (37 percent) have missed a life event due to flu-like symptoms that made them feel sick. Read More »

Pfizer receives clearance to acquire Hospira

Pharmaceutical company must divest itself of four U.S. sterile injectable assets before deal is done. Read More »

Cell phone data to monitor spread of infectious diseases

Vast datasets from tracking mobile phone data could allow health professionals to track the infectious diseases that spread each season. Read More »

Clinical trials for H1N1 influenza vaccine show promise

Vaxart Inc., a clinical-stage, privately held company that creates vaccines that are given to patients in the form of tablets instead of injections, recently announced that it has received positive results from its Phase 1 clinical trial of its oral H1N1 influenza vaccine. Read More »

Humidity, school vacations connected to Mexico's flu waves during 2009 H1N1 pandemic

Environmental and social processes created 2 pandemic outbreaks Read More »

Study shows advances for effective, long-lasting flu vaccine

A study recently conducted by scientists from the Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson (Janssen) as well as The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) shows a new way to produce antibodies to battle against a variety of influenza subtypes. Read More »

Officials release update on University of Alabama TB case

Officials from the Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) recently informed the University of Alabama that there is a student on campus who is receiving treatments based in a different state for the student’s active tuberculosis (TB) case. Read More »

Small antibodies suggest vulnerability in parasites that cause diseases

Scientists from Whitehead Institute have found a potential target for drugs that could stop parasites from entering host cells thanks to an enzyme that is important to the parasite’s infectious behavior, especially for malaria and toxoplasmosis. Read More »

Flu vaccines prove sensible for elderly

A recent study shows that the influenza vaccination is especially valuable for the elderly population. Read More »

Study shows influenza vaccines offer moderate protection during flu season

A recent study shows that people who accepted the influenza vaccine had moderate protection against the flu for the duration of the entire flu season, up to six months, the American Society for Microbiology said Tuesday. Read More »

Mississippi confirms 2 new cases of West Nile

The Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) confirmed two new human cases of West Nile virus in the state on Monday. Read More »