Plymouth University researcher has strategy for eliminating infectious diseases

A researcher from Plymouth University's School of Biomedical Sciences recently published a piece in Expert Review of Vaccines stating that self-disseminating vaccines are an important way the medical community can deal with infectious diseases. Read More »

Ebola clinics take on new roles in West Africa

The role of Ebola treatment clinics in West Africa has a radical shift now that the crisis has passed many of the areas where it was prevalent. Read More »

FAO and Belgium collaborate after shocks in Gaza Strip

The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), which is part of the United Nations’ emergency programs, recently received contributions from Belgium to finance an emergency project in the Gaza Strip that will improve domestic food production and fight against avian influenza. Read More »

WHO sends oral cholera vaccine to Iraq

The World Health Organization (WHO) recently sent 510,000 doses of the oral cholera vaccine to Iraq to help maintain the upper hand over the cholera outbreak. Read More »

Malaria vaccine candidate shows efficacy in genomic study

An international team of scientists has conducted a genomic study to learn the efficacy of RTS,S/AS01 (RTS,S), which is the most advanced malaria vaccine candidate that the medical industry has created. Read More »

Janssen joins Human Vaccines Project

Crucell Holland BV, which is part of the Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson, recently joined the Human Vaccines Project. Read More »

HHS announces openings for HIV-1 and AIDS vaccine development applications

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) recently made a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) for its acceptance of applications to develop the B cells of an HIV-1 vaccine. Read More »

Early hospitalizations critical for Ebola patients

Researchers recently found that for every day that an Ebola victim’s hospitalization was delayed within Congo, the person had an 11 percent higher chance of death. Read More »

Study shows immune response from H1N1 flu vaccine is short-lived

Scientists from the Hong Kong Polytechnic University recently conducted a study that demonstrated that people who receive the H1N1 flu vaccine have a strong immune response for just two years. Read More »

Report shows countless birds dying from West Nile virus

Researchers from the University of California Los Angeles and other universities recently reported that millions of birds have died because of West Nile virus. Read More »

CDC begins weekly activity reports for 2015-16 flu season

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently began to release its weekly flu activity reports for the upcoming 2015-2016 flu season in the U.S. Read More »

Iowa officials confirm start of flu season

The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) recently confirmed that flu season has started early for the state this year. Read More »

Malaria inhibitor to be tested in humans for first time

A team of international companies has partnered to administer a vaccine candidate in a Phase I clinical trial involving humans for the first time to determine whether the vaccine successfully inhibits the transmission of malaria parasites. Read More »

Medicago to create monoclonal antibodies for Ebola

Medicago, a top Canadian company that develops and manufactures plant-based vaccines and therapeutics, recently earned a contract from the Public Health Agency of Canada to create monoclonal antibodies for Ebola. Read More »

Efavirenz treatments benefit children who have HIV

Scientists at Columbia University in New York have discovered that using an antiretroviral therapy based on efavirenz to treat children who have HIV infections can be effective without causing viral failure. Read More »

Health Department officials discuss dengue fever interventions

The Interdepartmental Coordinating Committee (ICC) on Mosquito-borne Diseases recently held a meeting to determine the best interventions in controlling mosquitoes to address the dengue fever (DF) situation. Read More »

TB enzyme structure could provide new target for drugs

BodyResearchers from the Argonne National Laboratory recently uncovered the structure of an enzyme in tuberculosis (TB), which may help scientists to develop new targets for new drugs. Read More »

Ring vaccination could help limit spread of Ebola

British study finds vaccination technique won't contain virus, but will limit transmission. Read More »

MERS outbreak spreads through facilities in Saudi Arabia

Health investigators have been tracing the origins of a MERS outbreak that spread throughout several health care facilities in Taif, Saudi Arabia. Read More »

Anti-HIV drug effective for pregnant women with nevirapine exposure

A recent study suggests that efiavirenz, an anti-HIV drug, both safely and effectively inhibits the transmission of HIV from mothers to children when nevirapine exposure is provided in the womb. Read More »