Corgenix Medical Corp. to expand rapid testing capabilities to include Ebola virus

Corgenix Medical Corp. announced on Thursday that it will extend its viral hemorrhagic fever rapid test development to include the Ebola virus, which has recently seen increased activity in West Africa. Read More »

iBio, Inc., receives patents for influenza antibodies

iBio, Inc., said on Thursday that it received two U.S. patents for monoclonal antibodies that target influenza by blocking critical functions of the virus necessary for infection or replication. Read More »

New Mexico entrepreneur works with Sandia on vaccine-saving cooler

Sandia National Laboratories said on March 25 that it is working with SAVSU Technologies to deliver life-saving, temperature-sensitive vaccines to remote portions of the globe. Read More »

WHO certifies 11 countries as polio-free

The United Nations World Health Organization announced on Thursday that 11 countries in Asia that host a combined quarter of Earth's population are certified as polio-free. Read More »

WHO provides update on Ebola virus in Liberia

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Scripps Florida scientist receives $2.3 million to study flaviviruses

The Scripps Research Institute announced on Thursday that the National Institutes of Health awarded $2.3 million to scientists at its Florida campus to study flaviviruses, which cause dengue fever, West Nile, yellow fever and other diseases spread by mosquitoes. Read More »

GAVI Alliance joins with UNICEF and WHO to offer rotavirus vaccine in Cameroon

The GAVI Alliance said on Friday that it has joined with UNICEF and the World Health Organization to offer rotavirus vaccines as part of routine immunization programs in Cameroon. Read More »

CDC wins Franz Edelman Award for collaboration with Kid Risk, Inc.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention was awarded the 2014 Franz Edelman Award for Achievement in Operations Research and the Management Sciences on Monday for its collaboration with Kid Risk, Inc. in fighting polio. Read More »

New Hampshire Immunization Program 2014 recognizes medical practices, highlights adult immunization

The New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services said on Friday that it recognized multiple medical practices and organizations for their work in immunization education and implementation with awards at its annual conference. Read More »

California Department of Public Health reports increase in measles cases

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GSK announces $216 million investment to support and improve African healthcare

GlaxoSmithKline announced on Monday that will invest approximately $216 million and partner with African countries to stimulate more research on chronic diseases, increase medicine storage capability and strengthen health-care systems. Read More »

Study creates new model to identify good bacteria that protect women from HIV

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NIH study finds HIV-infected men at increased risk for heart disease

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Sanofi Pasteur receives FDA approval to use Adacel vaccine on 10-year-olds

Sanofi Pasteur said on Tuesday that it received approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to expand the age indication of its tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis booster immunization to include people 10 years of age. Read More »

U.N. official urges donor community to increase cholera support in Haiti

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Global Fund looks to China for pharmaceutical expertise

The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria said on Wednesday that it will deepen its partnership with Chinese pharmaceutical companies. Read More »

Hong Kong Centre for Health Protection investigates two imported cases of dengue fever

The Hong Kong Centre for Health Protection said on Thursday that it is investigating two imported cases of dengue fever, and encouraged people to protect themselves against the illness. Read More »

WHO focuses on vector-borne diseases for World Health Day 2014

The World Health Organization on Wednesday announced its "Small bite, big threat" campaign that aims to educate about vector-borne illness during World Health Day on April 7. Read More »

Janssen initiates Phase 3 trials of combination dose of simeprevir and sofosbuvir

Janssen R&D Ireland announced on Wednesday that it is recruiting approximately 400 patients for two Phase 3 trials of simeprevir and sofosbuvir, which treat chronic genotype 1 hepatitis C virus infection. Read More »

Nothing But Nets announces sports-themed challenge for World Malaria Day

Nothing But Nets launched a month-long, nationwide campaign on Tuesday to encourage Americans to "Compete to Beat Malaria" and raise money in an effort to send 25,000 insecticide-treated nets to Africa. Read More »