WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2017

Electronic reminders improve TB treatment adherence in China

Researchers in China have created electronic reminders that will help tuberculosis (TB) patients adhere to their treatment regimens. Read More »

Number of meningitis cases for 2014

The year 2014 saw the lowest number of notified bacterial meningitis cases since 1991, amounting to 134 cases. Read More »

Worldwide malaria target achieved

Since 2000, malaria death rates have decreased by 60 percent, meeting the target set for global malaria elimination, but there are still countless people who need protection against the serious illness. Read More »

WHO confirms polio case in Mali

The World Health Organization (WHO) confirmed a new case of polio in Mali on Sept. 7. It is the first case of polio in the region since 2011. The patient is a child from Guinea who contracted the virus linked to strain used in polio vaccines. The child was sent to Mali to receive treatment. Read More »

Scientists explore body's natural defense to HIV

An international team of scientists, some of whom are from Michigan State University (MSU), recently discovered that the body has a natural defense that fights against HIV. Read More »

University of Pittsburgh receives grants for HIV cure

Husband-and-wife research team receives $6.3 million in NIH grants. Read More »

Negative test results from suspected MERS-CoV case

The Centre for Health Protection (CHP), part of the Hong Kong Department of Health, recently announced that test results have returned as negative for a suspected Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) case. Read More »

Johns Hopkins team improves protective wear for health workers

The Johns Hopkins University's new personal protective suit for health care workers in Ebola outbreaks was recognized this month as one of 10 finalists in the Social Good category of Fast Company's 2015 Innovation by Design Awards. Read More »

Romidepsin shown to reverse HIV latency in some patients

Recent clinical trials found a histone deacetylases (HDAC) inhibitor can be used to eliminate latent HIV virus from its reservoirs throughout the body. Read More »

Cholera spreads through refugee camps in Nigeria

Borno State health authorities and Doctors Without Borders (MSF) have been working with logistics and emergency medical services to stop the spread of cholera throughout the internally displaced persons camps in Borno State, Nigeria. Read More »

UK continues to lead the world in meningitis vaccinations

The world’s first infant vaccine for meningococcal B (MenB) meningitis became part of routine vaccinations  in the United Kingdom Sept. 1.  Read More »

Texas scientists advance understanding of Dengue fever

A recent study conducted by an international consortium of scientists has improved the understanding of how researchers understand and study the deadly dengue virus, which is contracted by 390 million people each year and poses  life-threatening complications in 500,000 of those cases. Read More »

Ebola drug ZMapp gains fast-track status from the FDA

LeafBio Inc.,  the commercial arm of Mapp Biopharmaceutical Inc., recently announced that its ZMapp has gained fast-track status designation from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) as a potential treatment for Ebola. Read More »

Municipal officials under fire as Dengue fever threatens Delhi

India’s Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia and Health Minister Satyendar Jain recently urged officials with the Municipal Corp. of Delhi (MCD), the North Delhi Municipal Corp. (NDMC), and Delhi administration to take proactive steps to prevent the spread of Dengue fever. Read More »

Public Health England issues update on global Ebola epidemiology

On Sept. 18, Public Health England released the most recent update about Ebola’s epidemiology that has a sum of 28,256 clinically compatible cases of the Ebola virus. Read More »

Update on MERS in Saudi Arabia

The Centre for Health Protection (CHP), a branch of the Department of Health, recently released an update about the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) situation based in Saudi Arabia. Read More »

U.S. health department develops new Ebola treatment

A new Ebola treatment using three monoclonal antibodies has advanced in its development due to the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response -- a branch of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services -- and Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc. making an agreement. Read More »

U.K. sees significant decrease in global malaria deaths

The U.K. has reported that it has significantly cut the rates of malaria deaths around the world by 60 percent since the year 2000. Read More »

U.S. stops Ebola screening for Liberia travelers

Move comes after World Health Organization declares Liberia Ebola free Read More »

Pneumococcal vaccines recommended for at-risk adults

Vaccines can protect against meningitis, bloodstream infections and pneumonia Read More »