MONDAY, MARCH 19, 2018

UNITAID and WHO announce roll-out of rapid TB testing machines

UNITAID, a global health organization, and the World Health Organization announced on Tuesday that they began the roll-out of GeneXpert rapid tuberculosis testing machines to 21 countries. Read More »

Louisiana confirms state's first death from West Nile virus

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New substances might help make humans invisible to mosquitoes

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Roche and Inovio partner in the fight against prostate cancer and hepatitis B

Roche and Inovio Pharmaceuticals, Inc., announced on Tuesday that the companies entered into a global license agreement to conduct research, develop and market Inovio's immunotherapies for prostate cancer and hepatitis B. Read More »

New technology could lead to rapid home influenza test

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Undervaccination increases risk of pertussis

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Second case of plague confirmed in New Mexico

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Mobile Health rolls out workplace vaccination program

Mobile Health announced on Wednesday that it rolled out a new workplace vaccination program that allows employers to provide influenza vaccinations to their employees in a convenient, cost-effective way. Read More »

U.S. cyclosporiasis outbreak up to 646 cases

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Scientists develop MERS-CoV strain to use in vaccine

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Avian influenza A has potential for virulence and transmissibility in humans

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Jeff Raikes steps down as CEO of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Jeff Raikes announced on Tuesday that he will resign as CEO of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation; he will remain in office until his successor has been announced. Read More »

Off-hours vaccination at Walgreens shows importance of expanded convenience

More than one-third of adults who receive immunizations at Walgreens do so during weekend, evening and holiday hours, according to a study recently published in Annals of Family Medicine. Read More »

U.N. seeks $15 billion investment to make progress against pandemics

A $15 billion investment over the next three years could make significant strides toward defeating HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria, according to a report by the U.N.-backed fund to fight the diseases. Read More »

L.A. County reports first hospitalization from influenza this year

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New approach to fight malaria proves successful

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New meningitis vaccine dramatically reduces Chad epidemic

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Lifeline Pharmaceuticals donates flu vaccines to Virgin Islands

Lifeline Pharmaceuticals, LLC, a Miami-based supplier of brand and generic injectables, and its Caribbean sister company announced the donation on Wednesday of flu vaccines to the Virgin Islands Department of Health. Read More »

West Nile virus found in Rhode Island mosquito trap

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NIAID develops rapid malaria drug-resistance test

Researchers from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease recently developed two tests to diagnose if the malaria parasite infecting a particular patient will be resistant to the popular malaria treatment drug artemisinin. Read More »