WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 2017

Global Fund provides $30 million to fight TB in South African mining sector

The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria and the Regional Coordinating Mechanism (RCM) comprised of representatives from 10 Southern African countries recently received $30 million to fight tuberculosis (TB). Read More »

Influenza vaccine may decrease atrial fibrillation risks

A new vaccine for influenza may be able to decrease the chances of developing new-onset atrial fibrillation (AF), which is an irregular or rapid heartbeat that can be related to influenza. Read More »

Red Cross volunteers prepare Ebola-stricken communities for future emergencies

Tadateru Konoé, the president of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), recently encouraged the nations impacted by Ebola to acknowledge how Red Cross volunteers have improved local communities to prepare for future emergencies. Read More »

VBI partners with GSK to improve vaccine stability

VBI Vaccines Inc. and GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) Biologicals recently made a partnership to determine how to best improve vaccine stability with VBI’s LPV Platform. Read More »

Antiretroviral therapy decreases HIV infections in female reproductive tract

Scientists recently evaluated for the first time exactly how antiretroviral therapy (ART) changes HIV dissemination and infection within the reproductive tracts of women. Read More »

Collaborative HIV and TB activities in Myanmar under review

UNAIDS and the World Health Organization (WHO) recently conducted a detailed review of HIV and tuberculosis (TB) and their current statuses and collaborative activities in Myanmar. Read More »

Michigan study ties prison sentences to fewer sexually transmitted infections

University of Michigan researchers recently created a computer model that demonstrates that decreasing incarcerations within a community may also decrease how many sexual partners people have, preventing sexual transmitted infections from spreading. Read More »

WHO renews commitment to eliminating polio.

The World Health Organization (WHO) recently renewed its commitment and reviewed its process in eliminating polio throughout last year. Read More »

FIND releases summary from malaria diagnostics meeting

FIND officials recently released a summary about a meeting held in Philadelphia last fall where they discussed creating new diagnostic solutions for Plasmodium vivax malaria. Read More »

Mexico welcomes first recombinant influenza vaccine

Mexico recently received the registry for the world’s first recombinant vaccine for seasonal influenza from the Commission for the Protection against Sanitary Risk. Read More »

Michigan reports flu season's first pediatric death

Officials with the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) recently reported the first pediatric death related to influenza for the 2015-2016 season. Read More »

School-age vaccine waivers drop 39 percent in Michigan

Recent preliminary data suggests that there has been a 39 percent decline in school-age vaccine waivers in the state, which experts attribute to a non-medical vaccination waiver rule change from January 2015. Read More »

TB cases among immigrants declines in U.S.

Rates of tuberculosis (TB) cases among foreign-born entrants living inside the U.S. declined approximately 20 percent between 2007 and 2011, which experts have attributed to efforts within the entrants’ original home country. Read More »

Research shows gut microbes could affect malaria's severity

Researchers from the University of Tennessee and the University of Louisville recently co-authored a study that shows how the gut’s microorganisms may change the level of malaria severity. Read More »

Study shows CMV vaccine is effective against Ebola

A recent study shows the cytomegalovirus (CMV) vaccine may be effective in protecting people from contracting the Ebola virus, which caused a recent outbreak in West Africa. Read More »

Uganda issues report on El Niño's impact on cholera and malaria

UNICEF teamed with Uganda's Department of Disaster Preparedness, Management of the Office of the Prime Minister, and the National Meteorological Authority to recently release an assessment report about El Niño, cholera and malaria in Uganda. Read More »

Meningitis Research Foundation ambassador receives Halifax honor

Maureen Ellson, one of the Northern Ireland ambassadors from the Meningitis Research Foundation (MRF), has been named the recipient of the Halifax Giving Extra Award. Read More »

Indiana law requires vaccination exemptions from pre-menopausal women

The Association of American Physicians and Surgeons (AAPS) recently stated that the Indiana state senate now requires hospitals to show proof of exemptions for pre-menopausal women who may become pregnant. Read More »

Experts in vector biology seek solutions for insecticide resistance to prevent malaria

Researchers in the field of vector biology recently combined a report encouraging scientists to develop solutions for growing insecticides resistance, which could serve to undermine the progress that has been made in preventing malaria’s spread. Read More »

Study shows ethnicity may affect response to flu vaccine

A recent study conducted at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute shows that the immune response generated by the influenza vaccine may be linked to a person’s ethnic background and similar inherited variables. Read More »