SUNDAY, JULY 15, 2018

New nasal vaccine blocks parasite transmission to mosquitoes

An experimental nasally administered malaria vaccine prevented parasite transmission from infected mice to mosquitoes and could play an important role in the fight against human malaria, ScienceDaily reported Dec. 20. Read More »

NIH awards institute $18.8 million for major infectious disease study

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Nasal swine flu vaccine recalled over potency

WASHINGTON -- Drugmaker MedImmune is recalling nearly 5 million doses of H1N1 flu vaccine because the nasal spray appears to lose strength over time, federal health officials announced Dec. 22. Read More »

Most parents who tried were able to get H1N1 shots for children, poll finds

Boston -- A new poll by researchers at the Harvard School of Public Health shows the shortage of H1N1 vaccine for children is easing, according to a press release dated Dec. 22. Read More »

WHO prequalifies 3 Novartis H1N1 flu vaccines for use in developing world

Basel, Switzerland -- Novartis announced Dec. 21 that the World Health Organization has granted prequalification for all three of its influenza A (H1N1) 2009 monovalent vaccines for supply to United Nations agencies. Read More »

Sinovac named among China's top 10 most competitive companies

Sinovac Biotech Ltd. was recently selected by China Business Media as one of China's Top 10 most competitive companies listed overseas for 2009. Read More »

Vical, University of Washington receive patent for herpes simplex DNA vaccine

SAN DIEGO -- Vical Inc. announced Dec. 22 that it and the University of Washington received U.S. Patent No. 7,628,993 covering DNA vaccines for herpes simplex virus type 2 (HSV-2). Read More »

FDA approves a high dose flu influenza vaccine intended for seniors

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Flu pandemic may change U.S. flu approach forever, officials say


As H1N1 flu wanes, so does public's fear?, CDC director says

The good news on the H1N1 swine flu front is that the number of cases of infection continues to decrease and the vaccine supply is now plentiful, HealthDay News reported. Read More »

Research reveals further progress toward AIDS vaccine


India's health ministry to initiate impact study on pneumococcal conjugate vaccine

Along with rolling out the (five-in-one vaccine to check pneumonia as planned, the union health ministry will launch an impact study in one high-mortality state before deciding on introducing pneumococcal conjugate vaccine as part of the India Read More »

Immunovaccine to proceed with trial for its cancer vaccine


England made progress against tuberculosis, but more needs done, report says

National Health Service efforts to tackle tuberculosis in England are improving, but worryingly nearly 18 percent TB hot spot areas, and 60 percent of all areas, still don't have a strategy in place to tackle the disease. Read More »

Canadian officials discuss fate of surplus H1N1 vaccine doses

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Genocea Biosciences awarded grant to develop of Chlamydia vaccine

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WHO chief yet to be vaccinated against H1N1

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Measles kill 22 in Zimbabwe

Measles primarily affects children younger than 5 and can lead to blindness, inflammation of the middle ear, brain damage and death. Read More »

Vical reports benefits of DNA technology platform with vaccine for H1N1 flu

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Distributor BDI Pharma launches online ordering site for vaccines

BDI Pharma Inc., a national distributor of biotech therapies, unveiled an online supply solution for health care workers to acquire a wide variety of vaccines. Read More »