Expectant mothers urged to get whooping cough vaccinations

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West Nile virus reported in 29 states

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said cases of mosquito-borne West Nile virus were reported in 29 states this summer and precautions should be taken, a mosquito-repellent manufacturer said on Monday. Read More »

GlycoVaxyn AG receives award towards Shigella vaccine

GlycoVaxyn AG announced on Monday that it has secured a Strategic Translation Award from the Wellcome Trust for its Shigella program. Read More »

NIAID researchers discover antibody effective against norovirus

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New DNA mutation detection method could lead to treatments for cancer, TB

A new method that can pinpoint the detection of a single DNA mutation could help researchers diagnose and treat diseases like tuberculosis and cancer, according to a study published on Sunday in Nature Chemistry. Read More »

GAVI announces agreements to reduce pneumococcal vaccine prices

The GAVI Alliance announced new supply agreements with two vaccine manufacturers on Monday to reduce prices for pneumococcal vaccine for children in the world's poorest countries. Read More »

MedImmune's influenza vaccine ships for 2013-14 season

MedIummune announced on Friday that its FluMist Quadrivalent four-strain, nasal-spray influenza vaccine has begun shipping to distributors across the United States in preparation for the 2013-14 flu season. Read More »

Wetzler awarded $2.35 million grant to develop gonorrhea vaccine

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Researchers combine existing vaccine technology into new design method

Researchers at Boston Children's Hospital recently developed a new vaccine design method that could combine the benefits of whole-cell and acellular vaccination, the hospital announced on Monday. Read More »

Stellar Biotechnologies acquires license for Clostridium technology

Stellar Biotechnologies, Inc., a Port Hueneme, California-based biopharmaceutical company, announced on Tuesday that it acquired an exclusive, worldwide license to patented technology for the development of immunotherapies against human Clostridium difficile infection. Read More »

WHO updates MERS-CoV status

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CAR receives largest shipment of humanitarian supplies yet from UNICEF

UNICEF, with the help of donors, sent a cargo plane full of humanitarian supplies to the Central Africa Republic on Friday to aid more than 20,000 people in-need due to a crisis. Read More »

Global Fund awards Chad $33.3 million grant for universal mosquito net coverage

The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria announced a $33.3 million grant on Friday that will help to give a mosquito net to almost every family in Chad by July 2014. Read More »

Global Fund welcomes U.N. campaign for LGBT equality

The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria announced on Friday that it welcomed a United Nations decision to launch a global public education campaign for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender equality. Read More »

Tick population growth causes problems

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GAVI Alliance pledges $21 million to Nigeria, seeks to save one million lives

The GAVI Alliance recently pledged $21 million to Nigeria for the improvement of vaccine supply chains in the country as part of an initiative to save the lives of one million Nigerians by increasing access to immunizations. Read More »