New study challenges conventional wisdom on history of flu

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MRF expands meningitis treatment to rural Malawi

The Meningitis Research Foundation, a U.K.-based organization, announced on Thursday that it expanded its Action Meningitis health intervention scheme to Chikhwawa, a rural part of Malawi. Read More »

ECDC publishes risk assessment of Zika infection in French Polynesia

The European Centre for Disease Control and Prevention announced on Friday that an outbreak of Zika in French Polynesia could cause travel-related imported cases in Europe and other Pacific islands. Read More »

Princeton University holds vaccination event against meningitis B

Princeton University announced it began a second immunization event against meningitis B on Monday to maintain control over a potential meningitis outbreak on campus. Read More »

Roche launches HIV-1 test in EU

Roche, a Basel, Switzerland-based research-focused healthcare company, announced on Tuesday that the new version of its dual-target HIV-1 qualitative test is now able to be sold for clinical use in the European Union. Read More »

Dynavax withdraws marketing application for hepatitis B vaccine

Dynavax, a Berkeley, California-based clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company, announced on Tuesday that it withdrew its European marketing authorization application for its investigational hepatitis B vaccine. Read More »

Kodak and PurThread collaborate to make antimicrobial surface solution

Eastman Kodak Company and PurThread Technologies, Inc., announced on Monday that they will collaborate to expand Kodak's proprietary antimicrobial technology to hard and soft surfaces. Read More »

U.K. House of Lords debates NTD response plan

Vice-chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Malaria and Neglected Tropic Diseases Baroness Helene Valerie Hayman chaired a debate of the United Kingdom House of Lords that addressed health initiatives regarding neglected tropical diseases. Read More »

Chemist receives patent for drug that solves antibiotic resistance

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Bacteria-filled liquid crystals could improve disease detection

By placing living, swimming bacteria in a novel water-based, nontoxic liquid crystal, researchers created a living liquid crystal that may improve disease detection, according to a recent scientific presentation. Read More »

Hong Kong monitors new human case of avian influenza A in Mainland

The Hong Kong Centre for Health Protection of the Department of Health said on Tuesday that it is monitoring the latest human case of avian influenza A H7N9 in Hunan. Read More »

New study links lack of immunization to risk of pediatric stroke

A recent study conducted by researchers of the University of California, San Francisco Medical Center found an increase in risk of pediatric stroke among children that did not have routine vaccinations. Read More »

Meningitis vaccine MenAfriVac safe outside of cold chain

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Rotary provides $35.9 million to fight against polio

Rotary, an organization dedicated to fighting polio, announced on Wednesday that it would contribute $35.9 million to support activities and research by the Global Polio Eradication Initiative. Read More »

WHO provides update on human cases of avian influenza in China

The World Health Organization said on Tuesday that the National Health and Family Planning Commission of China confirmed nine additional laboratory-confirmed human cases of avian influenza A H7N9. Read More »

CHP reports two new imported cases of dengue fever in Hong Kong

The Centre for Health Protection of the Hong Kong Department of Health announced on Wednesday that it is investigating two imported cases of dengue fever and urged the public to take precautions while traveling. Read More »

Multiple norovirus outbreaks occur in Nebraska care facilities

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Daiichi Sankyo, UMN Pharma to collaborate on norovirus vaccine research

Japanese pharmaceutical companies Daiichi Sankyo Company, Ltd., and UMN Pharma, Inc., recently announced a collaborative research agreement for a norovirus vaccine. Read More »

Intravenous antibiotic oritavancin approved for priority review by FDA

The Medicines Company said on Wednesday that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration accepted its drug application for the investigational intravenous antibiotic oritavancin with priority review. Read More »

Study uncovers secret behind HIV resistance to NNTRI antiretroviral drugs

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