Better influenza surveillance, vaccination needed for older Latin Americans

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Researchers propose gain-of-function experiments on H7N9

Influenza researchers are proposing gain-of-function experiments on H7N9 influenza, an avian influenza subtype that caused more than 130 human infections and 43 fatalities, according to a letter published on Wednesday. Read More »

Researchers discover role of asymptomatic carriers of Clostridium difficile

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New Yale report finds U.N. responsible for recent cholera outbreak in Haiti

A report recently released by researchers at Yale Law School and the Yale School of Public Health found the United Nations responsible for the recent outbreak of cholera in Haiti. Read More »

CDC recommends immunizations for adults

Thousands of adults in the U.S. suffer serious health problems or even die from vaccine-preventable diseases, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Thursday. Read More »

Group Cares raises $2.5 million in Squash Malaria campaign

Group Cares, a partner of Christian ministry organization Group Publishing, announced on Thursday that it helped to raise $2.5 million as part of its Squash Malaria campaign. Read More »

FDA approves test that detects HIV antibodies

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Sanaria announces successful Phase I clinical trial of malaria vaccine

Sanaria announced on Thursday that the Phase I clinical trial of its PfSPZ vaccine, an investigational vaccine to protect against malaria, successfully protected subjects from developing malaria. Read More »

Study shows MERS-CoV present in dromedary camels

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GE, University of Washington develop portable diagnostic device

Scientists with General Electric Co. and the University of Washington announced on Thursday that they are developing an on-demand medical diagnostic device that could detect disease using a nasal swab in under an hour. Read More »

GAVI congratulates MSF on introducing new vaccine in Sudan

The GAVI Alliance released a statement on Thursday that congratulated Medecins Sans Frontieres on introducing a new vaccine to the Yida refugee camp in South Sudan. Read More »

First probable case of person-to-person transmission of H7N9 flu reported

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Kansas reports first 2013 human case of West Nile virus

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UNAIDS calls on youth activists to respond creatively to AIDS

The Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS called on youth activists on Monday to use their leadership and creativity in the response to AIDS. Read More »

New suspected case of H7N9 in China

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Researchers discover a key to understanding the human immune system

A team of Whitehead Institute researchers recently discovered how T follicular helper cells function in the body, a key to understanding the human immune system. Read More »

Global Fund chair and vice chair advise board on future work

The chair and vice chair of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria wrote to board members on Friday to offer advice on key areas of focus during the next two years. Read More »

Mucosis publishes preclinical data on RSV vaccines

Mucosis B.V., a clinical-stage Dutch biotechnology company, announced the publication on Monday of preclinical data demonstrating that its SynGEM intranasal respiratory syncytial virus vaccine is safe and protective in animal models. Read More »

Cyclospora case confirmed in Missouri

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Australian medical authorities recommend Gene-Eden-VIR flu vaccine

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