Pitt receives CDC approval to bring coronavirus to Pittsburgh to help develop a vaccine

The University of Pittsburgh ’s Center for Vaccine Research could have a specimen from the deadly SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus within the week in an effort by the world-renowned research institution to help create a vaccine. Pitt, where Dr. Jonas Salk created the polio vaccine, is one of the country’s leading biomedical research centers. The Center for Vaccine Research on the Pitt campus is designed to safely and efficiently handle some of the world’s most dangerous infectious diseases. It’s the…
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The chemist wants the Gates Foundation –backed institute to share its expertise during the coronavirus pandemic and advocate for public health
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Publication date: Available online 4 April 2020Source: Journal of Transport &HealthAuthor(s): Charles Musselwhite, Erel Avineri, Yusak Susilo
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By Margarite Nathe, Principal Editor/Writer, IntraHealth International Midwives and nurses —like Sellyvine (left) at the women's hospital in Nakuru, Kenya —make up 50% of the health workforce worldwide. They're in the spotlight during 2020 and will play a crucial role in whether their countries can achieve their most ambitious health targets by 2030. Photo by Georgina Goodwin for IntraHealth International.February 14, 2020Every year, we look at the top global health issues coming our way in the next 12 months. But global health is a long game and it’s a brand-new decade, so this year, we’re look...
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Authors: Abstract The table listed in this report on pages 1307-1321 presents finalized data, as of June 30, 2016, from the National Notifiable Diseases Surveillance System (NNDSS) for 2015. These data will be published in more detail in the Summary of Notifiable Infectious Diseases and Conditions - United States, 2015 (1). Because no cases were reported in the United States during 2015, the following diseases do not appear in this early release table: anthrax; dengue hemorrhagic fever; diphtheria; eastern equine encephalitis virus disease, nonneuroinvasive; poliomyelitis, paralytic; poliovirus infection, nonpara...
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