MONDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 2017

Russia ready to aid Haitian cholera effort

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TB scare at California high school

An individual associated with James Logan High School in Union City, Calfiornia, was identified as an active carrier of tuberculosis, which will require that around 500 students be tested. Read More »

Whooping cough cases up 40 percent in Ohio

Health officials in Ohio are have announced that the number of pertussis, or whooping cough, cases are up 40 percent in the state this year, a situation that mirrors trends seen elsewhere. Read More »

Haitian cholera death toll surpasses 500

The health ministry of Haiti has announced that its latest reports show that the death toll from the recent outbreak of cholera has risen from 442 to 501 in just the last three days. Read More »

People with diabetes more prone to TB, report says

According to several systemic reviews and studies by the Stop TB Partnership, people with diabetes may have a two- to three-fold higher risk of getting tuberculosis. Read More »

Tamiflu ingredient found in Maine trees

A little known ingredient in the drug Tamiflu, once thought to only be available in China, has been found accessible in pine trees in Maine. Read More »

Sugar could be used to fight Ebola, Lassa and Marburg

According to a new report appearing in the Journal of Leukocyte Biology, a modified form of a simple sugar may be able to stop deadly viruses, including Ebola, Lassa and Marburg. Read More »

Gates Foundation awards grants to fight TB

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has awarded two $100,000 grants to Weill Cornell Medical College, which will be used to advance the fight against tuberculosis. Read More »

Phillipine Senate confirms mandatory hepatitis B vaccainations

The Philippine Senate confirmed the mandatory vaccination of infants for hepatitis B on November 8, after a third and final reading. Read More »

Hundres of FDA approved drugs linked to proteins in M. tuberculosis

In a study published in the November 4 issue of PLoS Computational Biology, scientists from California and England have linked hundreds of U.S. Food and Drug approved drugs to more than 1,000 proteins in Mycobacterium tuberculosis, the causative agent in Read More »

Only one-third of U.S. women receive full HPV vaccine

A recent study showed that only around one-third of eligible young U.S. women complete the full course of the human papillomavirus vaccine. Read More »

Congo Republic facing massive polio outbreak

The Congo Republic is facing a massive polio outbreak, reporting 201 cases of paralysis in two weeks and 104 deaths, according to the World Health Organization. Read More »

U.S. to collaborate with India on global disease detection center

The recent visit of Barack Obama to India has yielded the signing of a memorandum of understanding between India and the U.S. to create and operate a new global disease detection center in New Delhi. Read More »

New report shows flu vaccine disparity

Fighting Flu Fatigue, a new report released by the Trust for America Read More »

Study shows that pregnant women pass DTaP effects to children

A new study revealed that infants born to women who were given the DTaP vaccine while pregnant had higher levels of pertussis antibodies than those that were born to unvaccinated women. Read More »

Iowa sees spike in whooping cough cases

In Iowa, cases of whooping cough, or pertussis, are up 33 percent over the average of the last five years, according to experts at the Iowa Department of Public Health. Read More »

India carries highest tuberculosis burden, WHO reports

With 2 million new tuberculosis cases in 2009, India carries the highest tuberculosis burden in the world, though the country Read More »

New protein group could be breakthrough for pneumonia, meningitis vaccines

Research at Trinity College Dublin and the University of Leicester has discovered activity in a newly discovered protein group that may serve as a breakthrough in the battle against pneumonia, septicaemia and meningitis. Read More »

Dengue fever deaths on the rise in Brazil

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Hepatitis B outbreak kills five at North Carolina nursing home

Health officials are attempting to locate the source of a hepatitis B outbreak in a North Carolina nursing home that has been suspected of causing five deaths. Read More »