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A press release from Western University
September 3, 2013 - September 3, 2013 -- Phase I Clinical Trial (SAV CT 01) of the first and only preventative HIV vaccine based on a genetically modified killed whole virus (SAV001-H) has been successfully completed with no adverse effects in all...
An article from Vaccine News Daily
September 3, 2013 - New Mexico reports more than 300 cases of pertussis   September 3, 2013 -- The New Mexico Department of Health reported on Tuesday that 331 cases of pertussis, also known as whooping cough, were reported in the state this year...
An article from Shots, National Public Radio (USA)'s health blog
September 2, 2013 - To Keep Polio At Bay, Israel Revaccinates A Million Kids   Israel is in the midst of a massive, emergency immunization drive of all children under the age of 9 against polio. Why? Health workers detected the virus in southern...
An article from IRINnews.org
September 2, 2013 - ARV treatments in Congo stop as supply chain interrupted   September 2, 2013 -- A human rights NGO based in the Congolese capital Brazzzaville has denounced the suspension of antiretroviral (ARV) drug treatments for thousands...
An article from The Guardian
September 2, 2013 - The drugs don't work: exposing fake and substandard antimalarials   September 2, 2013 -- The once highly successful malaria treatments, chloroquine and sulphadoxine pyrimethamine (SP), are seldom recommended to treat malaria...
An article from Voice of America
September 2, 2013 - Killing Mosquitoes Early On   September 2, 2013 -- Targeting mosquitoes in their early stages of life has the potential to greatly boost malaria control efforts and prevent thousands of new infections every year. A new study...
A blog post from the PLoS Medicine Community Blog
September 2, 2013 - Book Review: Polio – Paralysed by Politics?   The story of polio almost ended with historical success – its global elimination was to match that of smallpox years earlier. But today it is re-emerging as a potential threat again...
An article from the Associated Press
September 2, 2013 - Polio breaks out amid militant threats in Pakistan   September 2, 2013 -- Syed Wali desperately wants to immunize his three young children against polio but fears the Islamic militants who banned the vaccine from this remote...
An article from the San Francisco Chronicle
September 1, 2013 - HPV vaccine for boys has 'good start' in 1st year   September 1, 2013 -- When the HPV vaccine was first recommended for boys, health officials worried it would be an unusually hard sell. But a new report suggests that might not...
An article from CBS Miami/Associated Press
August 31, 2013 - More Cases Of Dengue Fever In South Florida   Officials warn of an increased risk for dengue fever in South Florida. Four new cases have been confirmed on the Treasure Coast, bringing the total of reported cases of the mosquito-...
An article from AllAfrica.com
August 30, 2013 - Cameroon: Yellow Fever Under Control   August 30, 2013 -- Yellow fever is a major public health problem. Recently, many Cameroonians were gripped with fear following the detection of four new cases of yellow fever. Two of the...
An article from Vaccine News Daily
August 30, 2013 - Vaccine market expands in China   August 30, 2013 -- The 2012-2015 China Human Vaccine Industry Report was released on Tuesday and details how China’s economic growth and growing disease prevention awareness has given rise to a...
An article from Vaccine News Daily
August 30, 2013 - MSF begins emergency intervention against rabies in DRC   August 30, 2013 -- Médecins Sans Frontières, an international medical humanitarian organization, announced a rabies intervention on Saturday in the eastern part of the...
An article from the Washington Business Journal
August 30, 2013 - With the world watching, Sanaria maps out its future   August 30, 2013 -- Stephen Hoffman might have the most nerve-wracking job in all of Maryland biotech. The Sanaria Inc. CEO is a few weeks removed from the release of exciting...
An article from Time Magazine
August 30, 2013 - To Promote Wellness, Public Health Departments Are Launching Apps. Will They Work?   August 30, 2013 -- The Alabama Department of Public Health is venturing into the mobile universe as the first state with a health app for...
An article from the Jerusalem Post
August 29, 2013 - High Court turns down suit by opponents to oral polio vaccine campaign   August 29, 2013 -- The High Court of Justice on Thursday rejected a petition by an organization that tried to stop the oral polio vaccination campaign. The...
An article from The Guardian
August 29, 2013 - Poverty saps mental capacity to deal with complex tasks, say scientists   Poor people spend so much mental energy on the immediate problems of paying bills and cutting costs that they are left with less capacity to deal with...
An article from New Vision
August 29, 2013 - Experts urge renewed push on US-Thai HIV vaccine   August 29, 2013 -- Health experts on Thursday called for trials of an HIV vaccine under development in Thailand to be speeded up following recent setbacks in other efforts to end...
An article from Dawn.com
August 28, 2013 - Thousands at risk as Pakistan warns of fresh polio outbreak   August 28, 2013 -- Health officials in Pakistan on Wednesday warned of a serious polio outbreak after the disease was detected in 16 children in a tribal district...
An article from the Winnipeg Free Press
August 28, 2013 - Study raises red flag for universal flu vaccine; may explain 2009 'Canadian problem'   August 28, 2013 -- A new study sounds a cautionary note for work that is being done to try to develop vaccines to protect against all subtypes...

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