Alabama requires Tdap vaccine for students aged 11 and up

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ECDC publishes report on managing norovirus in childcare settings

The European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control published a new technical report on Wednesday for guidance on steps to take to better prevent and control outbreaks of norovirus. Read More »

New antimalarial compounds discovered

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Improvements made to two External Quality Assurance tests

Two new reports revealed that improvements have been made to two External Quality Assurance tests, compared to test functionality in 2011. Read More »

UM Ventures to collaborate with Fina Biosolutions on vaccines

University of Maryland Ventures announced a collaboration on Thursday between Fina Biosolutions, LLC and Frank Robb, a scientist at the University of Maryland's Institute of Marine and Environmental Technology, to develop vaccine manufacturing methods. Read More »

Study says H7N9 could spark global flu outbreak

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Hepatitis A strain strikes in Ireland

The European Centre for Disease and Prevention Control announced on Wednesday that an ongoing outbreak of Hepatitis A may now be affecting Ireland. Read More »

BioCryst nearly ready to submit new influenza drug to FDA

BioCryst Pharmaceuticals, Inc., announced on Thursday that the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority released funding for an existing contract to develop peramivir, an influenza treatment drug. Read More »

Vaccinating children could provide protection for older adults

Researchers at Vanderbilt University recently found that infant vaccination against pneumococcal bacteria significantly reduced pneumonia hospitalizations in older adults, according to a study published on Thursday in the New England Journal of Medicine. Read More »

Changes in gut bacteria could worsen HIV disease

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Canada accepts award for its fight against TB

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Medicine to fight neglected diseases becoming more available

The Tufts Center for the Study of Drug Development released new analysis on Thursday which found that the number of drugs approved annually to treat neglected diseases worldwide nearly doubled since 2000. Read More »

Study finds marital status reduces male mortality from HIV/AIDS

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Additional MERS-CoV case confirmed in Saudi Arabia

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GAVI provides pneumococcal and measles vaccines in Zambia

The GAVI Alliance announced on Wednesday that due to support from it and its partners, Zambia was able to add pneumococcal and measles to its vaccination cards. Read More »

GAVI Alliance seeks strategy for inactivated polio vaccine initiative

The GAVI Alliance Board called for an analysis to determine the next direction for GAVI's vaccines on June 12 and asked the GAVI Secretariat to create a long-term strategy to support an inactivated polio vaccine initiative. Read More »

UNAIDS lauds U.N. Women executive director Mlambo-Ngcuka appointment

The Joint U.N. Programme on HIV/AIDS welcomed the appointment on Thursday of Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka as executive director of the U.N. Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women. Read More »

U.S. welcomes transparency of China on H7N9

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Dynavax appoints new chief medical officer

Dynavax Technologies Corporation announced on Thursday that it has appointed Dr. Robert Janssen as the chief medical officer and vice president of clinical development. Read More »

Medicago sells 60 percent of its shares to MTPC

Medicago, Inc., announced on Friday the sale of its issued and outstanding common shares to Mitsubishi Tanabe Pharma Corporation, making the company jointly owned by MTPC and Phillip Morris International. Read More »