Tag Archives: Infectious disease

Medicines Company’s antibiotic receives QIDP designation

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TweetThe Medicines Company, an international organization focusing on acute and intensive care hospitals worldwide, announced on Tuesday that its investigational antibiotic oritavancin was designated as a qualified infectious disease product. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration granted the designation, which … Read More »

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Hong Kong, Guangdong and Macau collaborate on communicable diseases

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TweetThe health authorities of Guangdong, Macau and Hong Kong recently met at the 13th Tripartite Meeting on the Prevention and Control of Communicable Diseases and agreed to work together in the fight against communicable diseases. The Meeting was held on … Read More »

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Climate may play role in trachoma prevalence


Tweet Low rainfall and high temperatures are factors that influence the severity and occurrence of trachoma, according to a study recently published in PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases. Researchers from the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine and Sightsavers, an … Read More »

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Experts discuss typhoid fever at VED Conference

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Tweet The Coalition against Typhoid, a Sabin Vaccine Institute initiative, convened scientists, biotech experts and researchers last week at the Vaccines for Enteric Diseases Conference in Thailand to discuss typhoid fever-related subjects. The panelists discussed building general awareness of typhoid … Read More »

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Pfizer and Carter celebrate 15th anniversary of ITA


TweetPfizer, Inc., announced on Tuesday that it joined former U.S. President Jimmy Carter to commemorate the 15th anniversary of the International Trachoma Initiative, a program dedicated to eliminating blinding trachoma. Trachoma is an infectious eye disease that is a leading … Read More »

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Syphilis cases rose in New Mexico in 2012


Tweet Syphilis cases rose to the highest number and rate in New Mexico since 1988, according to a recent report from the New Mexico Department of Health. Doctors in New Mexico reported 101 cases of primary and secondary syphilis, a … Read More »

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Infectious diseases claim 17,315 lives on Chinese mainland


TweetThe Chinese Ministry of Health announced on Friday that infectious diseases killed 17,315 people in total across the Chinese mainland in 2012, an increase from the 15,802 killed in 2011. The most deadly disease on the Chinese mainland was AIDS … Read More »

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Lab contamination causes first U.S. case of cowpox

Lab contamination was apparently behind the first person in the United States becoming infected with cowpox. Read More »

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Drug-resistant bacteria found in more than 35 states

Selecta raises $15 million to advance potential vaccine

Battelle, IBM, Merck join university in plan for vaccine factory

Doctors should help increase immunizations in adults, report says

Crucell appoints new chief medical officer

Scientists use Olympics to study spread of infectious diseases

Vaccine advice outweighs fear of autism, study finds

NIH, FDA announce initiative to fast-track innovations to public

Study shows how viruses altered evolution

Preteen vaccine campaign has a Native American spokesperson

Efforts needed to boost adult immunizations, study says

Study investigates who is most likely to take precautions during a pandemic

Bharat Biotech releases 1 billionth dose of vaccine

Biotech companies find progress in vaccine market

Gates: $10 billion vaccine program could save 8.7 million lives

New vaccine method is cheaper more effective, researchers say

PATH, NIAID to conduct Phase 1 trial of adjuvant

CDC Flu Wrap

Gaps in U.S. children’s vaccine coverage shrinking

H1N1 response shows need for better medical emergency plans

NIAID awards 2 grants to Emergent BioSolutions for vaccine development

Mich. governor welcomes $75 million vaccine production facility

Former CDC director named president of Merck Vaccines

Several serious illnesses missing from U.S. vaccination plan, report says