Public Health England garners award for Ebola relief efforts

Public Health England recently received an award for its contribution to society in working toward a cure for Ebola as well as providing support to Ebola victims. Read More »

U.N. suspects three new typhoid cases in Syria

Health workers with the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) recently confirmed that it has detected three new suspected typhoid cases located Yalda, a southern town in Syria. Read More »

Nine nations develop roadmap for Asian drug users to help treatment, prevention

Nine countries in Asia recently adopted a new roadmap that guides its users in the best way to speed the transition to evidence informed treatment, prevention and support services for the region’s drug users. Read More »

Researchers shed light on viral strains used to develop smallpox vaccine

A vaccine for variola, commonly known as smallpox, was first created in the 1790s, and today's researchers have used modern sequencing technology to show that the first vaccines included a pool of genetically heterogeneous vaccinia virus. Read More »

NIH funds training for junior medical faculty in Africa

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) recently awarded approximately $36.5 million over the next five years to promote junior faculty training in research careers at academic institutions in Africa. Read More »

University of Rochester receives funding for HIV vaccine development

University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry researchers specializing in infectious diseases recently received $3.1 million to discover new methods of developing HIV vaccines. Read More »

Hong Kong travelers warned to use caution in Middle East

According to the Hong Kong Centre for Health Protection (CHP), officials have found a suspected case of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) in the Middle East that serves as a reminder that the public must remain cautious when travelling. Read More »

Chip-based technology directly and reliably detects Ebola virus

Researchers from the University of California-Santa Cruz recently created a chip-based technology that is designed to reliably and directly detect the Ebola virus and other viral pathogens. Read More »

Soft palate plays important role in transmissible influenza viruses

Scientists from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) recently identified the role that the soft palate has in the way influenza viruses transmit from person to person. Read More »

Hong Kong officials provide update on dengue fever

The Centre for Health Protection (CHP) recently gave an updated report including the latest number of dengue fever cases in Hong Kong. Read More »

Researchers seeking H7N9 influenza vaccine uncover immune system camouflage

Researchers working to develop an avian influenza A (H7N9) vaccine have discovered the virus uses a kind of camouflage to avoid the immune system and to evade positive results in vaccination. Read More »