New video supports enhanced U.S. vaccine preparedness

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Nanotherapeutics receives contract to develop smallpox drug

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Vaccinated moms less likely to have small or premature babies


IDSA strengthens mandatory immunization policy

To better protect patients and health care workers, the Infectious Diseases Society of America recently strengthened its policy on mandatory immunization of workers. The strengthened statement applies to both seasonal influenza and 2009 H1N1 influenza. Read More »

U.S. support could help halve child deaths worldwide in 15 years


Guantanamo Bay detainees to receive swine flu vaccine

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Global health organizations urge governments to fight pneumonia

Nearly 100 leading global health organizations from around the world joined forces to recognize the first World Pneumonia Day on Nov. 2 and urge governments to take steps to fight pneumonia, the world Read More »

Safety measures could minimize H1N1 transmission at 2009 Hajj

The 2009 Hajj pilgrimage, expected to draw more than 2.5 million people from more than 160 countries to Muslim holy sites in Saudi Arabia, may present a serious public health challenge. Read More »

2nd dose of H1N1 vaccine elicits better response in youngest children

The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases announced interim trial results showing that children 9 years old and younger have improved immune response when given a second 15-microgram dose of 2009 H1N1 influenza vaccine. Read More »

Pregnant women have strong response to 1 dose of H1N1 vaccine

Healthy pregnant women mount a robust immune response following just one dose of 2009 H1N1 influenza vaccine, according to initial results from an ongoing clinical trial. Read More »

Work on pig genome may help with human medicine


World's largest malaria vaccine trial under way in Africa


Emergent BioSolutions to webcast presentations

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Novavax reports positive data for seasonal flu vaccine candidate

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Department of Defense receives first H1N1 vaccine shipments


XOMA signs antibody discovery collaboration with Kaketsuken

BERKELEY, Calif. Read More »

Calmune, Crucell enter research, development deal

Calmune Corp. announced Nov. 3 that it has entered an agreement with Crucell N.V. that will focus on research development, production and marketing of vaccines, proteins and antibodies that prevent and/or treat infectious diseases. Read More »

How long does hepatitis B vaccine protection last?

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Progress made on Group B streptococcus vaccine

An early clinical study shows that a vaccine to prevent Group B Streptococcus infection is safe and modestly effective, according to findings presented Oct. 30 at the annual meeting of the Infectious Diseases Society of America. Read More »

NIAID announces research awards to fight emerging infectious diseases

The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases has awarded approximately $208 million to two programs that support research to better understand the human immune response to emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases. Read More »