SUNDAY, AUGUST 20, 2017

Exanthematous illness outbreak linked to diseases in Brazil

Health professionals recently announced that the outbreak of exanthematous illness in Salvador, Brazil, is connected to the Chikungunya, dengue and zika viruses that have grown to be significant public health threats around the world. Read More »

Illinois leaders support regional Ebola treatment center in Chicago

The Illinois Congressional Delegation has encouraged the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to name a network of quality, professional practitioners, volunteer health care leaders, and first responders at the Chicago Ebola Response Network (CERN) as the regional treatment center for Ebola. Read More »

Study shows promising outcomes from HIV maintenance therapy regimen

ViiV Healthcare, a specialist in HIV treatments, recently released the positive results of its Phase IIb study LATTE1 for investigational, injectable formulations of HIV maintenance therapies. Read More »

Worldwide update shows drug-resistant TB rate is worsening

The World Health Organization (WHO) World Tuberculosis Report 2015, which shows the diagnosis rate for multi-drug resistant tuberculosis (TB) cases, states the diagnosis rate is worsening instead of improving. Read More »

Malawi improves child health services

The Ministry of Health in Malawi has made steady progress in improving child health services throughout the country, particularly malaria care for families living in rural, remote regions. Read More »

US study shows 1 in 5 pediatricians drop families who refuse vaccines

A recent study from the University of Colorado School of Medicine, Anschutz Medical Campus, found that a notable number of pediatricians choose to dismiss the families who turn down vaccines for their children rather than continue to provide health services. Read More »

Gorilla adenovectors emphasized at Vaccines R&D conference

A representative of GenVec Inc., a clinical-stage gene delivery company -- recently made a presentation emphasizing the importance of gorilla adenovectors at the Vaccines R&D 2015 Conference. Read More »

Florida State research advances flu treatments

Researchers from Florida State University recently discovered further complexities in the operations of the flu virus that make it a master in spreading so quickly and thoroughly. Read More »

Researchers make progress in eradicating HIV reservoirs

Researchers recently published a study in PLOS Pathogens showing the significant progress that has been made in growing closer to entirely eliminating HIV reservoirs from patients. Read More »

Veterinary researchers discover important piece of antiviral defense

University of Georgia scientists recently discovered an important signaling protein involved in the immune response that protects bodies from influenza infections. Read More »

New investments broaden global health commitments in Japan

A series of new investments from the Global Health Innovative Technology Fund (GHIT Fund), which has invested millions over the last two years in creating innovative tools to fight diseases across the globe, has added to the broadening of global health commitments in Japan. Read More »

New study on public health impact of RTS,S vaccine

A study recently published in Lancet outlines the potential public health impact of the new RTS,S vaccine designed to protect people from contracting malaria. Read More »

Majority of first-time moms intend to accept vaccine schedule

A recent study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the University of Georgia shows that 75 percent of first-time mothers plan to accept the recommended vaccine schedule. Read More »

Janssen Pharmaceutical joins Human Vaccines Project

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

New pneumococcal vaccine to come from Biovac

Biovac Institute and Pfizer recently formed a public-private partnership with South Africa’s Science and Technology Minister to better produce pneumococcal vaccines with local manufacturing facilities. Read More »

Afghanistan guarantees accessibility for life-saving vaccines

The government of Afghanistan recently re-emphasized its guarantee that there will not be interruptions in giving people easy access to life-saving vaccines. Read More »

California reports flu season's first infant death

The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) has confirmed its first flu death involving an infant for the current flu season. Read More »

Artificial Ebola virus slowed by large fullerene system

A recent study shows that a large fullerene system can interrupt the infection of an artificial Ebola virus. Read More »

TB Europe Coalition holds second General Assembly meeting

The Tuberculosis Europe Coalition (TBEC) recently hosted its second General Assembly via a conference call that was held in two languages to discuss the work and activities of the TBEC with its other members and to encourage greater participation in the organization. Read More »

Guinea tests mobile suitcase lab for Ebola diagnosis

In Guinea, scientists have successfully tested a new approach to rapidly diagnose Ebola – a mobile suitcase laboratory. Read More »