TUESDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2017

James Cook University accepts grant to create malaria vaccine

The Australian Institute of Tropical Health and Medicine (AITHM), which is part of James Cook University (JCU) in North Queensland, has received a grant to further develop a malaria vaccine. Read More »

Oxford study shows 'inefficient' malaria therapies show some benefits

Scientists from Oxford University recently discovered that one of the more effective methods of treating malaria is implementing the drugs that are typically inefficient. Read More »

Students receive vaccinations against new meningitis strain

Students at Chipping Sodbury Second School recently received vaccinations against meningitis and septicaemia, which are caused by MenACWY, or meningococcal bacteria groups A, C, W and Y. Read More »

Computer model outlines spread of Ebola

Analysts recently created a computer model that outlines how the Ebola outbreak spread, which may help researchers anticipate the spread of the disease in the future. Read More »

Gavi protects children with pneumococcal, pentavalent vaccines

Gavi's support in the form of pneumococcal as well as pentavalent vaccines (PCV) is helping to protect children from illnesses around the world. Read More »

Taiwan releases latest figures from dengue fever season

Health professionals encourage the public to take proactive measures against mosquitoes to reduce cases of dengue fever this season. Read More »

Study indicates link between HIV cases, potential for conflict

A recent Brown University study using statistical data from 36 sub-Saharan African countries shows HIV infections increase during the leading up to the breakout of armed conflict. Read More »

WHO reports measles vaccinations are stalling globally

The World Health Organization (WHO) has reported that an estimated 17.1 million people have been saved from the measles virus since 1990 due to increased vaccination efforts, they announced on Thursday. Read More »

Hong Kong issues update on dengue fever cases

The Hong Kong Department of Health and Center for Health Protection released updated information on cases of dengue fever on Friday. Read More »

New funding opportunity takes aim at HIV vaccine

HHS seeking research projects to better understand developing B cells for vaccine. Read More »

Washington University study finds possible Chikungunya virus antibodies

Antibodies also neutralize HIV, influenza and hepatitis C. Read More »

TB study reveals need for preclinical testing on animals

Researcher says ineffective, costly trial of TB booster vaccine could have been avoided. Read More »

Groups strive to meet demands for HIV counseling and testing in Nigeria

Nigeria has second highest number of new HIV infections in world. Read More »

Egyptian district reports 253 dengue fever cases in October

The National International Health Regulations Focal Point of Egypt recently informed the World Health Organization that there has been a dengue fever outbreak in the Dayrout District of Assiute Governorate. Read More »

House subcommittee hearing to review flu preparedness

The House Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations has planned a hearing for 10 a.m. Thursday to review preparedness for the upcoming flu season. Read More »

Pre-exposure prophylaxis shows benefits in battle against HIV

A recent UCLA study shows that using pre-exposure antiretroviral medication may decrease the rates of contracting human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) even though there is still a high rate of contracting sexually transmitted infections (STI). Read More »

African officials aim to prevent future Ebola outbreaks

Health officials gathered in Sierra Leone to improve defenses against potential outbreaks of Ebola. Read More »

Johns Hopkins treats drug-resistant TB in young child

A 2-year-old child with drug-resistant tuberculosis (TB) recently received successful treatment at Johns Hopkins Children's Center in Baltimore. Read More »

Zithromax donations aid in fight against trachoma

Pfizer Inc., the International Trachoma Initiative, and the ICTC have donated the 500 millionth dose of Zithromax. Read More »

New vaccine to protect Somali children from polio

Somalia has introduced a vaccine to protect children and maintain the nation's polio-free status. Read More »