THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2017

Sierra Leone workers issue new guidelines for treating children with Ebola

Health care workers based in Port Loko, Sierra Leone, at the biggest Ebola treatment unit, have created guidelines that will help health care professionals to better treat children who have Ebola. Read More »

Indiana University joins with Canadian center to target HIV outbreak

Researchers at the Indiana University School of Medicine and the British Columbia Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS (BC-CFE) recently partnered to address the HIV epidemic taking place in Scott County, Indiana. Read More »

Rice scientists seek removal of legal restrictions on adolescents in HIV/STI studies

Scientists at Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy and the Baylor College of Medicine have called for legal restrictions that prohibit adolescents from joining studies for HIV and similar sexually transmitted infections (STIs). Read More »

Cattle herd in Michigan has bovine TB

The Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development and the U.S. Department of Agriculture recently detected bovine tuberculosis (TB) while conducting routine surveillance testing. Read More »

Hong Kong officials release latest strategy for Legionnaires’ disease.

Hong Kong's Centre for Health Protection recently released its latest strategy for preventing and regulating Legionnaires’ disease, a bacterial pneumonia. Read More »

Iowa officials track rise in flu to presence of three strains

The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) recently confirmed the state has seen a rise in influenza activity that experts attribute to three different influenza strains circulating in Iowa. Read More »

Aelix Therapeutics finishes Series A therapeutic HIV vaccine funds

Aelix Therapeutics, a company that develops drugs and specializes in discovering and creating immunotherapies to treat HIV infections, recently stated that it has finished its Series A round of funds for a new HIV vaccine. Read More »

Doctors Without Borders launches vaccine campaign in Africa

Health care workers from Doctors Without Borders (MSF) recently launched a vaccine campaign in the Central African Republic (CAR) on a scale that has never been seen before. Read More »

New Mexico ends active Ebola monitoring program

Professionals from the New Mexico Department of Health (NMDOH) recently stated that they have finished their active Ebola monitoring, which observed people traveling from West Africa to New Mexico for signs of the potentially deadly virus. Read More »

Experimental immunotherapy eliminates deadliest Ebola strains

Scientists from Albert Einstein College of Medicine and the U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases (USAMRIID)  recently developed an experimental immunotherapy with antibodies that effectively eliminates the two most lethal Ebola strains. Read More »

Researchers discover protein that can battle HIV infections

Scientists from Canada's Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières, the University of Colorado, and the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York City recently discovered a specific protein within humans and primates that could help the body battle HIV. Read More »

WHO declares end of Ebola breakout in Liberia

The World Health Organization (WHO) recently stated that the latest Ebola outbreak in Liberia has ended, signaling the end of all of West Africa’s known transmission chains. Read More »

Shingles vaccine may protect end-stage renal disease patients

A recent study conducted by Kaiser Permanente discovered that elderly people who have end-stage renal disease (ESRD) are 50 percent less likely to have shingles after receiving the shingles vaccine than people without ESRD. Read More »

Buffalo study evaluates U.S. public's response to Ebola outbreak

Researchers from the University of Buffalo recently conducted a study to evaluate the role of risk communication and altruism of the U.S. public during the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. Read More »

Tanzania bans bacteria-fighting injection, cancels manufacturer's registration

Tanzania recently banned an injection that was designed to battle bacteria and canceled the registration of the production company, Lincoln Pharmaceuticals. Read More »

Brazil launches Phase 3 trial for dengue vaccine

Researchers from the Butantan Institute, a nonprofit manufacturer of immunobiologic solutions for Brazil, recently launched a multi-center, controlled Phase 3 trial that will examine an investigational dengue fever vaccine. Read More »

Surveillance system helps New Mexico officials track influenza

The New Mexico Department of Health has developed an influenza surveillance system to monitor the yearly influenza, which is an ongoing issue for the state. Read More »

Global coordinator pushes for stronger, more focused anti-HIV efforts

Dr. Deborah Birx, the U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator who monitors the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), recently called for stronger efforts against HIV infections around the world as she presented at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Read More »

Canada to fund polio elimination effort in Pakistan

Canada recently agreed to further finance polio eradication work in Pakistan during a meeting between Louis Verret, the Canadian High Commission’s senior director of the Afghanistan and Sri Lanka division, and Sen. Ayesha Raza Farooz, the prime minister’s focal person on polio eradication. Read More »

Tests decrease misuse of malaria drugs in Kenya

A recent study to inhibit the unwarranted misuse of malaria drugs in Kenya could stop the malaria parasite from developing drug resistance in Africa. Read More »