WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2017

Taiwan university promotes dengue prevention to students

Staff at the National Cheng Kung University (NCKU), based in Tainan, Taiwan, have started to promote the awareness and prevention of dengue virus among its international students. Read More »

Guinea announces Level 2 Practice Enhanced polio precautions

The government of Guinea recently announced an alert that places the nation at a Level 2 Practice Enhanced precautions for polio because of a new case that has recently been confirmed. Read More »

Mother opens up about her daughter’s West Nile virus death

The North Dakota Department of Health (NDDoH) has partnered with the mother of a woman who has died due to West Nile virus in order to increase awareness about the virus. Read More »

Women-only HIV study improves understanding of effective, safe antiretroviral treatments

Researchers recently presented the results from the first phase 3 HIV study that recruited only women to demonstrate the improved efficacy and safety of Stribild compared to multi-pill antiretroviral drug regimens. Read More »

Study endorses safety of two measles vaccines

A study that lasted for 12 years recently confirmed the overall safety of two vaccines that contain measles strains, stating that the seven major adverse outcomes are not likely for either of the vaccines. Read More »

Multi-drug resistant malaria increasing

Resistance to anti-malarial drugs will make it hard to treat the disease. Read More »

West African Ebola outbreak has claimed 11,306 lives

Latest summary shows 15,233 confirmed cases of Ebola in ongoing outbreak. Read More »

Glide Technologies and Cilian AG partner for innovative influenza vaccine

According to a recent announcement, Glide Technologies has partnered with Cilian AG to create a solid dose recombinant influenza vaccine form of Cilian’s experimental recombinant influenza vaccine, called CiFlu. Read More »

MSF, UNICEF conduct mass malaria treatment campaign in South Sudan

Over the past seven weeks, UNICEF and MSF (Doctors Without Borders) have treated approximately 16,000 people in their mass malaria treatment campaign in South Sudan. Read More »

WCCT Global studies H1N1 in California

WCCT Global, a contract research organization based in Orange County, California, recently presented results from its influenza clinical study concerning H1N1 influenza virus at the 2015 Annual ICAAC meeting. Read More »

Iowa senator vows to review USDA avian influenza plans

U.S. Sen. Joni Ernst (R-IA) said Friday she looks forward to reviewing the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) recently released plans for handling future outbreaks of the highly pathogenic avian influenza. Read More »

Antiviral drugs in silicone vaginal rings protect women from HIV

Scientists from the University Jean Monnet of Saint-Etienne, France, recently announced that they have successfully created a vaginal silicone ring that delivers antiviral drugs to protect women from both HIV and herpes. Read More »

Children with cerebral malaria show novel disease signatures

Researchers recently discovered that children who have cerebral malaria have novel signatures of the disease in their brains. Read More »

Pneumococcal and rotavirus vaccines to decrease pediatric hospitalization

Scientists recently conducted a study to demonstrate that introducing both pneumococcal conjugate vaccines (PCVs) as well as rotavirus vaccines (RVs) helped to reduce the hospital burden of respiratory infections and winter diarrhea. Read More »

Florida TSRI campus receives $6 million for alternative HIV/AIDS vaccine

Researchers from The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) campus based in Florida have received approximately $6 million in awards from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation in order to further develop an innovative alternative HIV/AIDS vaccine. Read More »

TB vaccine candidate trial begins in South Africa

The Infectious Disease Research Institute (IDRI) and Wellcome Trust recently announced that the organizations have started Phase 2a trial of a tuberculosis (TB) vaccine candidate in South Africa. Read More »

Scientists announce possible treatment for severe viral brain infection

Scientists from the University Hospital Zurich and the University of Zurich have announced that there may be future novel treatment methods for a rare, typically fatal brain disease known as “progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy.” Read More »

TEACH completes recruitment for HIV patient study

Aarhus University Hospital, the Danish partner of a biotechnology company known as MOLOGEN AG, recently finished its recruitment of 16 HIV patients for its new phase I TEACH study. Read More »

Scientists reveal how the flu spreads

Researchers from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) and MIT have discovered how the flu virus and its many strains, some of which are more capable of spreading than others, manage to transmit from person to person. Read More »

Scientists discover possible treatment for HIV, cancer

Scientists have tested countless drugs as potential cures for cancer, HIV and similar incurable diseases, and they recently found that new graphene oxide biosensors show promise as treatments for both cancer and HIV. Read More »