Navy developing several malaria vaccine approaches

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Death toll from Ghana cholera outbreak hits 61

The Ghana Health Service has recorded over 4,000 cholera cases and 61 deaths since an outbreak of cholera began there in late 2010. Read More »

Seventh measles case reported in Minnesota

The Minnesota Department of Health has reported that there are now seven diagnosed cases of measles in the Minneapolis-St. Paul area and that they have set up free clinics to give measles vaccinations. Read More »

Emergent BioSolutions, Inc., and Oxford partnership developing TB vaccine

By applying the industrial experience of Emergent BioSolutions, Inc., and the knowledge and expertise of researchers at the University of Oxford, the Oxford-Emergent Tuberculosis Consortium has found success in developing the MVA85A tuberculosis vaccine. Read More »

Medicago begins phase I clinical trial of H1N1 vaccine

Medicago, a biotechnology firm focused on developing vaccines based on virus-like particles, recently announced that it has initiated clinical trials in the United States for its phase I H1N1 influenza VLP vaccine candidate. Read More »

Discovery of malaria mosquito evolutionary paths could aid in vaccine

A Cornell University research team operating in sub-Saharan Africa recently found evidence of two different evolutionary paths in the immune systems of malaria mosquitoes living in neighboring groups. Read More »

TB infections can be completely ended, experts say

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NBA stars lend hand to Vaccines for Teens program

Dallas Mavericks forward Shawn Marion and Bob Lanier, a member of the NBA Hall of Fame, have teamed up to bring the NBA and Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine-sponsored program Vaccines for Teens to the Dallas community. Read More »

Cell phone microscope could detect malaria

Researchers and engineers are adapting cell phones to hold a clip-on component that effectively turns them into microscopes capable of detecting malaria in the field. Read More »

WHO marks World TB Day by calling for more support to fight MDR-TB

The World Health Organization recently called for donors to increase their support to fight multidrug-resistant tuberculosis in the wake of the number of difficult-to-treat cases doubling in recent years. Read More »

Venezuela reports 124 confirmed H1N1 cases

Health authorities in Venezuela have confirmed 124 cases of H1N1 influenza in the country as of Wednesday, including 25 cases in the Capital District of Caracas. Read More »

U.K. parliamentary group focuses on stopping TB in Africa

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Emergent BioSolutions, Inc., calls for continued fight against TB

Emergent BioSolutions, Inc., marked the observance of World Tuberculosis Day on Thursday by reminding the world that the fight against TB continues and that real progress has been made towards its elimination. Read More »

World Tuberculosis Day spotlights multidrug-resistant TB

Activists, scientists and global health agencies working in South Africa used Thursday's World Tuberculosis Day to draw attention to the threat of multidrug-resistant TB. Read More »

Ninth measles case reported in Minnesota

The number of reported cases of measles in Minnesota has grown to nine, with all of the reported cases within Hennepin County, leading county health officials to schedule measles vaccination clinics in local hospitals. Read More »

Expert calls for aid to strengthen TB fight in developing countries

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Canada signs 10 year pandemic flu vaccine contract

The Canadian federal government has announced the signing of a new 10 year pandemic flu vaccine contract with pharmaceutical company GlaxoSmithKline with a value of more than $425 million. Read More »

U.N. says H1N1 flu vaccine reserves not enough

While the global production capacity for H1N1 flu vaccines now stands at three billion doses per year, the United Nations says that it is still inadequate for coverage of the world population. Read More »

Hawaii confirms four cases of dengue fever

Four cases of dengue fever have been confirmed on the Hawaiian island of Oahu. Read More »

U.S. tuberculosis cases decreased in 2010

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, there were 3.9 percent fewer cases of tuberculosis in the United States in 2010 than in 2009. Read More »