WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2017

Review of tuberculosis vaccine studies question efficacy

A recent review published in the International Journal Epidemiology suggested that studies that had originally indicated the effectiveness of the MVA85A vaccine candidate against tuberculosis may not have been as accurate as thought. Read More »

West Nile virus case confirmed in DuPage County

Officials from the DuPage County Health Department recently confirmed that the Illinois county has had its first human West Nile virus case for this season. Read More »

IAVI and CureVac partner to further AIDS vaccine candidates

The International AIDS Vaccine Initiative (IAVI), a nonprofit organization, and CureVac, a biopharmaceutical company, recently partnered to further advance the development of vaccine candidates for AIDS. Read More »

Sinovac accepts tender to supply Beijing with seasonal flu vaccines

Sinovac Biotech Ltd., a top supplier of biopharmaceutical products throughout China, recently announced that the Beijing government has chosen Sinovac to supply Beijing with the seasonal influenza vaccine for the government’s 2015 vaccination campaign. Read More »

Health officials renew fight against cross-border malaria transmissions in Zambia

Health officials in Zambia and other nations have been taking active steps to stop malaria from transmitting across borders. Read More »

African scientists receive $70 million from British

Scientists will use money to establish research and training programs across Africa. Read More »

Polio eradication advances in Nigeria

Nigeria recently announced that it has been removed from the polio-endemic list, further advancing worldwide polio eradication. Read More »

MSF treats sleeping sickness in remote DRC areas

Doctors Without Borders (MSF) has sent mobile medical teams on jeeps and motorbikes throughout the remote, insecure areas of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) to diagnose, screen and treat people who have sleeping sickness. Read More »

HHS program advances experimental Ebola vaccine regimen

An experimental Ebola vaccine regimen recently succeeded in making progress, thanks to an agreement between the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR) and Crucell Holland, BV, which is a branch of the Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies under Johnson & Johnson. Read More »

WHO to assist Europe with health care for migrants

In response to the increasing numbers of migrants and refugees who are traveling to the European region, the World Health Organization (WHO) has agreed to provide medical assistance to the European Union. Read More »

Initiative launched to improve diagnosis of infant HIV in Africa

UNITAID and the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF) recently launched an initiative to improve the diagnosis of HIV in newborns in nine African countries. Read More »

Caltech researches new antibody strategy to fight HIV

Caltech researchers recently discovered a specific, broadly neutralizing antibody (bNAb) that may change how antibodies are used to eliminate HIV. Read More »

Charity pushes for meningitis vaccines

The Meningitis Research Foundation, an international charity organization, recently encouraged the public to take advantage of the new, free meningitis vaccines that will be offered from Sept. 14 to 20, which is Meningitis Awareness Week. Read More »

Merck shows dedication in 40 conference presentations

Merck, which is called MSD outside of Canada and the U.S., recently announced that its representatives will be giving over 40 presentations that demonstrate the dedication of the company to treating infectious diseases. Read More »

Progress reported in protecting children from HIV, syphilis in Asia-Pacific area

Health officials report that the Asia-Pacific region has shown progress in eliminating HIV and syphilis, but there are still countless people who need to be protected from HIV and syphilis, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) said Monday. Read More »

New ECDC modeling tool used to predict HIV incidence

The European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) recently developed its HIV Modeling Tool to determine how many people are contracting HIV, how many infections are missed or never reported, and how many should receive treatment. Read More »

Flu vaccine for elderly on track to approval

NVS Influenza Vaccines said Tuesday its candidate vaccine for those 65 and older to protect against seasonal influenza is currently under review by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Read More »

Meningitis survivor’s mom pushes for MenB vaccine introduction in Ireland

Irish girl still dealing with devastating illness 15 years since initial diagnosis. Read More »

Takeda speeds new treatments for neglected tropical diseases

Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited recently announced that it has joined WIPO Re:Search, which is a consortium that is dedicated to speeding the research and development of new vaccines, drugs and diagnostics for neglected tropical diseases, tuberculosis (TB) and malaria. Read More »

U.N., Kenya partner to stop AIDS epidemic

The United Nations and the Government of Kenya recently partnered to enact a plan that would stop the AIDS epidemic in Kenya by the year 2030. Read More »