WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 22, 2017

WHO delegates meet to share concerns, pledge assistance to immunize Europe

The World Health Organization said on Thursday that 46 Member States met on March 18-20 to discuss the current state of vaccine-preventable diseases, and set a plan for immunization in the European Region. Read More »

U.N. Secretary general Ban asks for donation increase in fight against malaria

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UNAIDS announces Deborah Birx as U.S. global AIDS coordinator

UNAIDS announced on Thursday that Deborah Birx will lead the United States' international HIV efforts as ambassador-at-large and oversee the U.S. President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief. Read More »

Meningitis Research Foundation Ireland hopeful meningococcal vaccine will be approved

Meningitis Research Foundation Ireland said on Wednesday that the National Immunisation Advisory Committee will make a meningococcal disease group B vaccine a priority after it was recommended for use in the U.K. Read More »

Bexsero receives Breakthrough Therapy designation from FDA

Novartis announced on Monday that its meningococcal group B vaccine Bexsero received a Breakthrough Therapy designation from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Read More »

WHO Director-General Chan encourages focus on vector-borne disease during World Health Day

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WHO provides update on Ebola virus in West Africa

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Global Virus Network gathers leading virologists to tackle chikungunya fever

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3-D structure reveals malaria genome, may contribute to new anti-malaria strategy

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Risk of dengue fever spreading to Europe increases with climate change

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Bristol-Myers Squibb announces new drug applications for hepatitis C treatments

Bristol-Myers Squibb announced on Monday that it submitted new drug applications with the United States Food and Drug Administration for daclatasvir and asunaprevir, which are used to treat 1b hepatitis C. Read More »

Novartis partners with Malaria No More to provide treatment in Zambia

Novartis announced on Monday that it will partner with Malaria No More and the Power of One campaign to provide two million pediatric antimalarial treatments in Zambia. Read More »

Anti-polio efforts rekindled in Middle East by U.N. and partners

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PeptiDream reveals new anti-influenza macrocyclic peptide therapeutic

PeptiDream, Inc., said on Tuesday that a collaboration with the Tokyo Metropolitan Institute of Medical Science led to the development of a new macrocyclic peptide inhibitor to treat multiple influenza strains. Read More »

WHO reveals first treatment guide for hepatitis C

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Hong Kong CHP confirms and monitors new case of avian influenza A

The Hong Kong Department of Health's Centre for Health Protection said on Wednesday that a new human case of avian influenza was reported in Anhui and it is closely monitoring the patient. Read More »

Oregon alters school vaccination exemption requirement to include nonmedical exemptions

The Oregon Public Health Division provided more information on Tuesday regarding the state's new nonmedical exemption law for vaccination and how it relates to vaccination requirements in schools. Read More »

Meningitis Research Foundations begins new study and model

The Meningitis Research Foundation said on Wednesday that it will begin research on how to assess potential Group B Streptococcal vaccines against meningitis and the impact of introducing vaccines to pregnant women. Read More »

WHO provides Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus update

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Centers of Excellence for Influenza Research and Surveillance receive funding from NIAID

The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases said on Wednesday that it will provide funding for five Centers of Excellence for Influenza Research and Surveillance to further influenza pandemic preparedness. Read More »