MONDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2017

Measles continues to spread in Central African Republic

Health professionals recently released an update about the measles outbreak in the Central African Republic. Read More »

CDC announces 600 measles cases for 2014

According to a report from the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention, over 600 measles cases were reported in 2014. Read More »

HIV vaccine progress made

Two new studies published in PLOS Pathogens on July 9 suggest that neutralizing antibodies (Nabs) may help scientists to develop a vaccine for HIV. Read More »

Cells unwillingly support viruses through cell entry

A team of scientists from the University of Zurich in Switzerland recently found that adenoviruses penetrate the body’s cells before the cell unwillingly carries out the virus entry and eventual infections. Read More »

Vaccine products in R&D triples over last 10 years

The Tufts Center for the Study of Drug Development recently conducted a study, which showed that in the past 10 years vaccine products within the research and development pipeline have more than tripled. Read More »

Avian flu confirmed in Lancashire, U.K.

Health officials recently confirmed that there has been a case of H7N7, avian influenza, at a farm located in Lancashire, U.K. Read More »

Scripps awarded grant to study lupus and rheumatoid arthritis environmental triggers

Scientists at the Scripps Research Institute (SRI) recently accepted a grant that amounts to over $1.2 million to study the various environmental triggers that worsen lupus and rheumatoid arthritis symptoms. Read More »

TB test results from New Mexico announced

Officials from the New Mexico Department of Health recently announced the test results from the 85 people who were exposed to tuberculosis (TB) by a man with an active infection in Clovis, New Mexico. Read More »

Season’s first West Nile virus case confirmed in Wyoming

According to a report from the Wyoming Department of Health (WDH), the state has confirmed its first West Nile virus case of this season in Sheridan County. Read More »

Red Cross volunteers fight cholera in South Sudan

Volunteers with the South Sudan Red Cross are striving to spread cholera prevention methods to each house in Juba and send people with cholera symptoms to treatment centers. Read More »

Cholera in South Sudan spreads as clean water costs surge

Oxfam International said Monday that the number of cholera cases will continue to increase in Juba, the capital of South Sudan, as the economic crisis worsens and the price for clean water continues to surge higher. The outbreak has killed 33 people in Juba. Seven of these victims were children less than 5 years old. An additional 700 infections have been confirmed. Read More »

Deadline nears for $10M federal grant expanding upon AIDS vaccine research

Applications are being sought by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) to study a vaccine that’s been shown to have protected at least a subset of nonhuman primates from the lethal Simian Immunodeficiency Virus (SIV) or the Simian-Human Immunodeficiency Virus (SHIV).  Read More »

AIDS funding increases in 2014

The Kaiser Family Foundation and the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) said Tuesday that funding to fight AIDS has increased. Read More »

Tularemia warning issued in New Mexico

The New Mexico Department of Health issued a warning Monday about the risk of contracting tularemia. The warning was issued after a 51-year-old Los Alamos County man received laboratory confirmation from the Scientific Laboratory Division of the Health Department that he has tularemia. Read More »

Competitive nature may be key to controlling drug-resistant bacteria

A recent study proposes that antibiotic-resistant  “superbugs” may be controlled without creating new antibiotics. Read More »

European Medicine Agency reviews HPV vaccine safety profiles

The European Medicine Agency (EMA) recently began to review human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccines in order to better clarify various points within the vaccines’ safety profiles. Read More »

bioCSL starts delivering AFLURIA vaccine for flu season

bioCSL Inc. recently announced that it has started to deliver the AFLURIA influenza vaccine for the 2015 and 2016 flu season in the U.S., showing the company’s support for improving the rates of seasonal flu vaccinations. Read More »

Sanofi Pasteur delivers first 2015-2016 seasonal flu vaccines in U.S.

Sanofi Pasteur, the Sanofi vaccine division, recently announced the first shipment of its original Fluzone influenza vaccine doses for the upcoming 2015 and 2016 influenza season in the U.S. Read More »

Aerosol vaccine prevents Ebola in primate subjects

A team of scientists from the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston and the National Institutes of Health recently created an aerosolized, inhalable vaccine that has proven effective in preventing primates from contracting Ebola. Read More »

Robin David Isaacs new chief medical officer at Entasis Therapeutics

Entasis Therapeutics, a company that uses its expertise and unique pathogen-targeted approach for creating and advancing new antibacterials, recently announced that it has made Robin David Isaacs, M.D., its new chief medical officer. Read More »