Despite downward trend, at-risk groups prevent elimination of TB in Europe

In the wake of World TB Day, recently released data from the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control and WHO/Europe show a surprising number of Europeans developed tuberculosis during 2014. Read More »

Oklahoma officials try to track Zika incidents

Oklahoma’s State Department of Health (OSDH) has stepped up its attempts to canvas the state for possible cases of the deadly Zika virus despite the threat level remaining relatively low, officials announced from Oklahoma City recently. Read More »

Study shows Zika can be transmitted through sexual contact

A study has confirmed that the Zika virus, known to wreak havoc while masked by mild or no symptoms, can be transmitted not only through bites from infected Aedes mosquito but also via sexual contact. Read More »

Scientists discover human (host) protein with strong HIV implications

University of North Carolina School of Medicine and Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute (SBP) scientists recently announced they have identified a new human (host) protein that potentially weakens the body’s immune response to HIV as well as other viruses. Read More »

Growth in maternal-child health funding outpaces disease spending

Funding assistance allocated for improving the health of mothers and children in low- and middle-income nations has grown more rapidly over the past six years than has funding for diseases such as HIV, tuberculosis and malaria. Read More »

Meningitis Research Foundation gathers extra support to battle disease

The Meningitis Research Foundation (MRF) acknowledged World Immunization Week by reporting progress in the hands-on training of health care workers in the nation of Malawi and partnerships with global and U.S. initiatives. Read More »