THURSDAY, OCTOBER 19, 2017

German team finds success with MERS vaccine

Researchers recently found that a vaccine for Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS) has seen successful results in camels. Read More »

Sri Lanka implements dengue elimination program

The Ministry of Health of the government of Sri Lanka recently began to implement a dengue elimination program in its Western Province. Read More »

Liverpool study links HIV to stroke risk among young adults in Africa

A recent study from the Institute of Infection and Global Health at the University of Liverpool shows that HIV infections are the top risk factor for strokes among young adults in sub-Saharan Africa. Read More »

Study shows targeted alpha therapy may eradicate HIV cells

A recent study from the European Commission's Joint Research Center (JRC) and the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York shows that targeted alpha therapy may selectively eradicate cells infected with HIV. Read More »

WHO declares Congo to be polio free

The World Health Organization (WHO) recently declared that the Democratic Republic of Congo is a “country free of wild poliovirus." Read More »

UNICEF applauds polio elimination in Tanzania

UNICEF recently congratulated the United Republic of Tanzania for attaining certification as a polio-free nation. Read More »

European officials release epidemiological data about Zika virus

A recent epidemiological update from the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) shows that the outbreaks of Zika virus and its related complications may be connected to infections of the virus. Read More »

Gavi CEO calls for coordinated vaccine approach to control measles outbreaks

Despite a welcome reduction in measles deaths worldwide, the highly infectious disease “continues to take a terrible toll on the lives of children around the world,” Seth Berkley, CEO of Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, told Vaccine News Daily recently. Read More »

Israel approves patent application for universal flu vaccine

Israel recently approved a patent application for a new universal flu vaccine developed by BiondVax Pharmaceuticals Ltd., which will serve to expand and improve the company's international intellectual property portfolio. Read More »

Teens urged to be immunized against meningitis

Public Health England (PHE) recently encouraged teenagers to receive the MenACWYvaccine to protect themselves from meningitis as well as septicaemia, as the illness always peaks during the winter months. Read More »

Australian researchers develop fast, inexpensive TB test

Researchers at the University of Queensland's Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology have come up with a quick and inexpensive way to accurately detect tuberculosis (TB) in developing countries. Read More »

Oxford Immunotec to provide TB testing for immigrants to England

To tackle the raising rates of tuberculosis (TB) in England, the National Health System (NHS) has enlisted the help of Oxford Immunotec to provide TB testing to individuals who have recently migrated to the area. Read More »

Philippines officials approve Sanofi Pasteur vaccine for dengue

Philippines health officials on Tuesday granted approval for the vaccine Dengvaxia, manufactured by Sanofi Pasteur, for against dengue. Read More »

WHO accepts Merck's Ebola vaccine for emergency use

Merck Pharmaceuticals' Ebola Zaire vaccine, V920, was recently accepted for review by the World Health Organization (WHO) for Emergency Use Assessment and Listing (EUAL). Read More »

The Ebola Project emphasizes education, prevention in South Africa

The Ebola Project, a collaboration among businesses, schools, online media outlets, and social media activists to educate about Ebola, is underway in South Africa.  Read More »

Sierra Leone reaches milestone in Ebola designation

Sierra Leone, once a hotspot of Ebola outbreaks, was removed on Tuesday from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) list of nations and ports subject to enhanced screening for health conditions and diseases. Read More »

WHO, Myanmar officials respond to two polio reports

Published reports indicate two cases of circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus type 2 (cVDPV2) in Myanmar province as of Nov. 7. Read More »

Research unit traces movement and process of HIV vaccine

Scientists from the Dynamics of Immune Responses Unit (Institut Pasteur/Inserm/VRI) have discovered processes by which an AIDS vaccine, MVA-HIV, processes and destroys HIV-infected cells. Read More »

Singapore researchers study modifications to anti-malaria drug

Researchers at the National University of Singapore (NUS) are exploring effects of artemisinin, a potent drug used to combat parasites that transmit malaria. Read More »

Illinois study shows emerging, bacteria-targeting uses from medications

A new study led by Illinois chemistry professor Eric Oldfield has found new uses for medications brought to market to treat cancer, fertility issues and particular types of infections.  Read More »