THURSDAY, DECEMBER 14, 2017

New typhoid cases emerge in Yarmouk, Syria

The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) recently confirmed that there are nine new suspected typhoid cases based to Yarmouk, Syria. Read More »

D.C. needle exchange program prevents 120 HIV cases in two years

The needle exchange program in the District of Columbia has reportedly prevented 120 new HIV infection cases in just over two years. Read More »

World Hepatitis Summit strives for hepatitis elimination

Glasgow, Scotland hosting first summit focused on eliminating viral hepatitis. Read More »

Early flu treatments decrease elderly’s disability risk, hospitalization time

The Centers for Disease Control and Protection said Wednesday that its study shows early treatments using flu antiviral medication for flu among hospitalized people ages 65 years and older have decreased the duration of the patients’ hospital stays and decreased their chances of needing extended care after they are discharged. Read More »

Liberia declared Ebola-free

The World Health Organization (WHO) announced Thursday that Liberia is free of Ebola virus transmission among humans. Read More »

AstraZeneca secures Japanese distribution for FluMist

AstraZeneca recently announced that MedImmune, its global biologics research and development branch, has agreed to give Daiichi Sankyo Co. Ltd. the exclusive license to create and sell Flumist Quadrivalent within Japan. Read More »

Operations open at GSK spinoff LimmaTech Biologics

LimmaTech Biologics AG LLC has opened research facilities and headquarters near Zurich, Switzerland. Read More »

BiondVax plans Phase 2 test of pandemic primer vaccine

BiondVax Pharma recently announced that the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), which is a branch of the National Institutes of Health, has planned the launch of a Phase 2 trial of Multimeric-001 (M-001) in the U.S. Read More »

UCSD School of Medicine researchers report on drug-resistant TB testing

Scientists from the University of California San Diego School of Medicine recently documented three new tests and their accuracy in rapidly diagnosing drug-resistant strains of tuberculosis (TB). Read More »

Offor applauds Nigerian president in fight against polio

Sir Emeka Offor recently commended President Muhammadu Buhari for publicizing his determination for Nigeria to be certified as polio-free by 2017. Read More »

Gupta stresses vaccinations at New Delhi Call to Action Summit

Gavi’s Deputy CEO Anuradha Gupta and other global health leaders met last week at the Call to Action Summit to discuss their commitment to ending infant and maternal mortality through immunizations. Read More »

UNICEF takes aim at polio outbreak in Ukraine

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and the World Health Organization (WHO) have urged parents living in Ukraine to have their children receive the polio vaccine. Read More »

Ivanhoe Mines leads effort to fight malaria in Congo

Ivanhoe Mines Executive Chairman Robert Friedland and Edem Adzogenu, an Ivanhoe vice president and chief health officer, are pleased to announce the launch today of a new, advanced health care initiative in the ongoing campaign against malaria in Congo. Read More »

WHO Emergency Committee discusses MERS-CoV outbreak

Threat rising as lack of control over virus and start of Hajj could lead to wider spread of virus. Read More »

Mich. reports first human West Nile virus cases in 2015

Year's first cases found in Monroe, Macomb and Ottawa counties. Read More »

Viral product provokes immune response against RSV

University of Pennsylvania researchers find human viral genomes may fight virus Read More »

Plague outbreak in Madagascar

World Health Organization: As of Aug. 30, 14 cases had been identified with 10 deaths. Read More »

Tanzania reports new cholera outbreaks

Diarrhoeal disease reported in new parts of the country. Read More »

GeoVax Ebola vaccine successful in rodent models

Investigational Ebola vaccine candidate 100 percent effective in hamsters and guinea pigs Read More »

Health workers issue update on MERS outbreak in Jordan

The Centre for Health Protection (CHP), part of the Hong Kong Department of Health, recently released the latest update about the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) outbreak taking place in Jordan. Read More »