SUNDAY, DECEMBER 17, 2017

California confirms first whooping cough death since 2010

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UNAIDS, Lancet Commission meet on future of AIDS

The Joint U.N. Programme on HIV/AIDS and the Lancet Commission met on Thursday in London to discuss the future of AIDS and global health in the post-2015 era, according to UNAIDS. Read More »

A*STAR, NUS, NUH and Sanofi Pasteur join forces to study loss of immunity

A*STAR's Singapore Immunology Network said on Wednesday that it signed a three-year agreement with the National University of Singapore, the National University Hospital and Sanofi Pasteur to begin a Phase IV clinical trial to study age-related loss of immunity. Read More »

Infectex announces partnership with Qurient for TB treatment

Russian biotech company Infectex, Ltd., recently announced that it has entered into license agreement with Qurient, Ltd., of Korea for the exclusive rights to develop and market Qurient's Q203 treatment against Tuberculosis. Read More »

WHO celebrates India's triumph over polio

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President Obama to propose $45 million increase to protect global health

President Obama will propose an additional $45 million in his 2015 budget to improve global health, U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius said on Thursday. Read More »

Hepatitis B Foundation welcomes Robert Gish as medical director

The Hepatitis B Foundation announced on Thursday that Robert G. Gish was named the nonprofit foundation's medical director on Jan. 30. Read More »

Northwestern University offers new online graduate degree in Global Health

The Northwestern University School of Continuing Studies recently announced it will partner with the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine's Center for Global Health to offer students a new graduate program in Global Health. Read More »

Social norms influence vaccination decisions, disease spread

The response to societal pressures about vaccination directly impacts the spread of pediatric infectious diseases in areas where vaccination isn't mandatory, according to a recently published study in Proceedings of the Royal Society B. Read More »

China confirms eight additional avian flu cases

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Research shows unvaccinated adults account for severest cases of the flu

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New CDC study reveals WNV has cost the nation $778 million

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Flu season passes its peak in Colorado

Flu-related hospitalizations peaked in Colorado on the week ending January 4, the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment said on Wednesday, though officials warn the season is not yet over. Read More »

BiondVax obtains flu vaccine patent approval in Hong Kong, U.S.

BiondVax Pharmaceuticals, Ltd., a Nes Ziona, Israel-based clinical stage biotech company, recently announced that it received approval from Hong Kong's patent office to register its Multimeric Multiepitopes technology for its universal flu vaccine. Read More »

Case of measles confirmed in Contra Costa County

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New study may offer alternative to antibiotic treatment

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Hong Kong learns of three additional avian flu cases in China

The Hong Kong Department of Health's Centre for Health Protection said on Monday that it recently received notification from Chinese health officials of three additional cases of avian influenza A H7N9. Read More »

South African healthcare workers at greater risk for HIV, TB

South African healthcare workers have major gaps in workplace protection against HIV, tuberculosis and hepatitis, according to a survey presented on Friday at a meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Read More »

California's confirmed flu deaths reach 243

The California Department of Public Health announced on Friday that the number of influenza-related deaths during the 2013-2014 season has increased by 41 to a total of 243. Read More »

New Zealand receives shingles vaccine shipment

New Zealand celebrated the receipt of the ZOSTAVAX shingles vaccine on Monday, which it hopes will offer protection to many against an often painful and debilitating infection. Read More »