MONDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2017

India holds vaccine symposium

A four day international symposium, held by India's Ministry of Science and Technology, will begin on Monday in New Delhi to discuss disease prevention and treatment through immunization. Read More »

Clinton supports Global Funds' mission

The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria recently welcomed the support of U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. Read More »

Researchers discover how TB defuses the body's immune system

Canadian researchers recently uncovered how tuberculosis manages to bypass and defuse the human body Read More »

Saskatchewan reports measles outbreak

The Ministry of Health in Saskatchewan has warned residents about measles, a disease the province hasn Read More »

FDA says Prevnar 13 effective for adults over 50

Drug reviewers from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration recently announced that Pfizer's Prevnar 13 vaccine was effective for protecting adults over the age of 50 from pneumococcal infections. Read More »

Scientists discover how sickle cell anemia protects against malaria

Scientists say they have come to understand how the mutation that causes sickle cell anemia also protects against the parasitic infection malaria. Read More »

Rosalynn Carter calls for increased vaccinations

Former first lady Rosalynn Carter, the co-founder of Every Child By Two, a nonp-rofit that promotes infant vaccinations, recently spoke about the resurgence of measles in the United States and what parents should do to help. Read More »

Iowa confirms second flu case of the season

The Iowa Department of Health has confirmed a second case of influenza in the state and is recommending that Iowa residents protect themselves by getting the flu vaccine. Read More »

Cholera strikes world's largest refugee camp

On Tuesday, the United Nations refugee agency declared an outbreak of cholera in Dadaab, the world's largest refugee camp in Kenya. Read More »

Cities may be sources of influenza epidemics

A new study has shown that tropical areas in Southeast and Eastern Asia are not the only regions that are a source for seasonal influenza epidemics. Read More »

Malaria endemic in 10 Southeast Asia nations

Data presented at an international scientific congress held in India showed that malaria was endemic in 10 Southeast Asian nations, putting the majority of the region Read More »

Researchers show how TB survives in host cells

A team of Emory University researchers has shown that M. tuberculosis and several of its close relatives use a family of host enzymes called ABL-family tyrosine kinases to enter into host cells and survive. Read More »

Teen vaccination rates continue to lag

While adolescent coverage levels rose substantially over a four year period, the vaccination rate still fell well short of 100 percent, according to a study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Read More »

Quebec begins measles vaccination campaign

Quebec recently began a major campaign to vaccinate, or revaccinate, all of its student age population against measles. Read More »

Eli Lilly pledges $4 million to find new TB therapies

Eli Lilly and Company has pledged more than $4 million dollars over the next four-and-a-half years to the Infectious Disease Research Institute to fund the development of new tuberculosis therapies. Read More »

Measles Initiative praises GAVI Alliance's rubella campaigns

On Thursday, the Measles Initiative praised the GAVI Alliance board's decision to fund rubella campaigns in the countries with the greatest need. Read More »

New class of malaria drugs introduced

Novartis AG has developed a new class of experimental malaria drugs in an effort to advance the search for treatments to replace current medicines as they lose effectiveness against the infectious killer. Read More »

Measles reported in Missouri

The Independence Health Department in Missouri reported a confirmed case of measles on Friday in a young child who was not up to date on the vaccines. Read More »

U.N. calls for emergency funding for DRC cholera outbreak

The United Nations is appealing for emergency funding to help it battle a cholera outbreak that has infected more than 17,000 people in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Read More »

University of Georgia lab workers exposed to TB

A dozen University of Georgia lab workers will be tested for tuberculosis because they may have unintentionally been exposed to a weakened form of the disease in a lab accident. Read More »