SUNDAY, DECEMBER 17, 2017

Soligenix awarded $24.7 million NIH contract to develop ThermoVax, RiVax

Biopharmaceutical company Soligenix, Inc., announced on Friday that it was awarded a contract from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to advance the development of both ThermoVax and RiVax, the company's ricin vaccine. Read More »

Study finds higher vaccination rate for pregnant women offered flu shot through insurance

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Pfizer Foundation awards $2 million in grants for immunization in Africa

The Pfizer Foundation announced $2 million in grant funding on Friday to improve immunization coverage in Africa. Read More »

UAE hosts U.N. event on fighting polio

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CDC launches influenza information feature for employers, workers

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CDC Foundation releases feature highlighting negative impacts of influenza on economy

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Foundation launched its fifth quarterly business feature on Thursday aimed at informing businesses about the negative impacts of influenza on employees and the economy. Read More »

Louisiana confirms 11 new West Nile virus cases

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NMA urges approval of two meningococcal disease vaccines

The National Meningitis Association (NMA) encouraged policymakers on Friday to license two vaccines for meningococcal disease and recommended routine vaccination for all adolescents. Read More »

U.N. warns of new avian flu strain

The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) said on Monday that a recently-emerged strain of avian influenza in Asia presents a new threat to animals and should be closely monitored. Read More »

Ecobank, Global Fund expand partnership to include South Sudan

Ecobank Group and the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria announced on Tuesday that they are expanding their partnership to include South Sudan. Read More »

Novavax announces positive results from study observing adjuvant Matrix-M

Biopharmaceutical company Novavax, Inc., announced positive data on Tuesday from a Phase 1/2 clinical trial of its H7N9 avian influenza vaccine candidate with the proprietary adjuvant Matrix-M. Read More »

Genocea Biosciences awarded $1.2 million grant from Gates Foundation for malaria research

Clinical stage biopharmaceutical company Genocea Biosciences, Inc., announced on Tuesday that it received a $1.2 million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to identify protective T cell antigens for malaria vaccines. Read More »

U.N. Secretary-General Ban convenes world leader meeting to discuss Ebola response

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WHO Director-General Chan provides update of global effort against polio

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FAO warns of A(H5N6) threat to animals

The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations said on Monday that a recently emerged strain of avian influenza in Asia represents a new threat to animal health and livelihoods. Read More »

British team awarded $1.6 million for leishmaniasis research

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Study shows camels likely carriers of MERS-CoV

A recent study conducted by researchers from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and Colorado State University provided experimental evidence that dromedary camels are the primary carrier of Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV). Read More »

Massachusetts reports third human West Nile virus case

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New Mexico health department holds screenings for babies potentially exposed to TB

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Study finds influenza enhances likelihood of ear and throat infections

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