CROI to Review Progress Against HIV/AIDS Pandemic
(MedPage Today) -- Retrovirus conference will also tackle Zika, STDs, and more (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - February 10, 2017 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Ministers lose fight to stop payouts over swine flu jab narcolepsy cases
Dozens of children who developed sleep disorder after getting vaccine could get compensation after high court rulingDozens of children who developed narcolepsy as a result of a swine flu vaccine could be compensated after the high court rejecteda government appeal to withhold payments.Six million people in Britain, and more across Europe, were given the Pandemrix vaccine made by GlaxoSmithKline during the 2009-10 swine flu pandemic, but the jab was withdrawn after doctors noticed asharp rise in narcolepsy among those who received it.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 9, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Ian Sample Science editor Tags: Science Vaccines and immunisation Swine flu Health Society World news UK news Source Type: news

Are antivirals a cost-effective therapy during severe flu seasons?
(Wiley) A new study indicates that the antiviral drug oseltamivir can reduce influenza infections and prevent deaths in a cost-saving manner under most pandemic scenarios. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 8, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) Toolkit for Public Health and Pharmacies
Association of State and Territorial Health Officials. 12/2016 This 22-page toolkit provides guidance and templates for state and territorial health agencies when establishing a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with pharmacies to support a coordinated and resourceful public health response to influenza pandemics and other vaccine-related public health emergencies. It presents a standardized template that was extensively reviewed by national public health and pharmacy associations, and acknowledges the need for public health agencies to engage with pharmacy partners to outline how they would work together during an influen...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - February 7, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) Toolkit for Public Health and Pharmacies (2016)
Report provides guidance and templates for state and territorial health agencies when establishing MOUs with pharmacies to support coordinated public health response to influenza pandemics and other vaccine-related emergencies. (Source: PHPartners.org)
Source: PHPartners.org - February 7, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Global Health: Turning the Tide Against Cholera
Two centuries ago, a global pandemic rose from the swamps of Bangladesh. Now researchers there may have found the tools to stop it. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - February 6, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: DONALD G. McNEIL Jr. Tags: Cholera Bangladesh Vaccination and Immunization Epidemics International Center for Diarrheal Disease Research Dang Duc Trach Clemens, John D. Source Type: news

Emergency Preparedness: Templates and Checklists
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. 08/23/2016 With the input of the Survey and Certification Emergency Preparedness Stakeholder Communication Forum, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has compiled a list of national emergency preparedness resources to assist State Survey Agencies (SAs); their state, tribal, regional, and local emergency management partners; and health care providers to develop effective and robust emergency plans. Resources, updates, and links will be regularly posted on this Web site, including public health emergency declarations, emergency preparedness tools, emergency preparedness ...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - February 6, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

China on the verge of a widespread superbug pandemic thanks to spreading MCR-1 gene
(Natural News) A gene that confers resistance to colistin, the “antibiotic of last resort,” is alarmingly widespread in China, according to two separate studies published in The Lancet on January 27. The drug-resistance gene in question, MCR-1 was first identified in China in 2015, in Escherichia coli (more commonly known as E. coli) bacteria in... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 6, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Emergency Preparedness: Influenza and Viruses
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. 01/12/2017 This resource provides guidance for Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services surveyors, providers, and suppliers for national preparedness on disease control, including outbreaks of viruses such as Ebola. Influenza such as the H1N1 pandemic, Zika virus, and other diseases have reemphasized the need for disease control, prevention, and preparedness. This page provides links to a variety of resources related to viruses and diseases that may assist providers and suppliers in their planning and preparedness. (Text) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medic...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - February 4, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Q & A: Malnutrition and emergencies
Malnutrition comes in many forms. Simply put, it means poor nutrition. It includes: Starvation is a severe lack of food which can result in death. (Source: WHO Feature Stories)
Source: WHO Feature Stories - February 3, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: influenza [subject], flu, seasonal influenza, pandemic influenza, vaccines [subject], vaccine, vaccine safety, vaccine quality, Q & A [doctype] Source Type: news

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Decision concerning the Pandemic Influenza Preparedness Framework for the sharing of influenza viruses and access to vaccines and other benefits (Source: WHO Governing Body Documentation)
Source: WHO Governing Body Documentation - January 28, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Avian Flu Outbreaks Raise Concerns About Possible Pandemic
An outbreak in the UK is the latest in a series of avain flu clusters. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - January 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Proliferation of Bird Flu Outbreaks Raises Human Pandemic Risk Proliferation of Bird Flu Outbreaks Raises Human Pandemic Risk
The global spread of bird flu and the number of viral strains currently circulating and causing infections have reached unprecedented levels, raising the risk of a potential human outbreak, according to experts.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - January 27, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Review of the Pandemic Influenza Preparedness Framework
World Health Organization. 12/29/2016 This 107-page document reviews the first five years of the Pandemic Influenza Preparedness (PIP) Framework. The Review Group was asked to focus on the achievements since the PIP Framework was adopted; if implementation of the PIP Framework improved global pandemic influenza preparedness, including inter-pandemic surveillance and capacity to respond; and the challenges, and possible ways of addressing them. The report provides the Review Group's method of work, findings, and recommendations. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - January 26, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Proliferation of bird flu outbreaks raises risk of human pandemic
LONDON (Reuters) - The global spread of bird flu and the number of viral strains currently circulating and causing infections have reached unprecedented levels, raising the risk of a potential human outbreak, according to disease experts. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Antivirals Underused for Children Hospitalized With Influenza Antivirals Underused for Children Hospitalized With Influenza
Antiviral medications are underused for children hospitalized with influenza, according to a study covering 46 children's hospitals during the 2007-2015 influenza seasons and the 2009 H1N1 pandemic.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

How can I avoid getting the flu?
Seasonal influenza (or “flu”) is most often caused by type A or B influenza viruses. Symptoms include sudden onset of fever, cough (usually dry), headache, muscle and joint pain, sore throat and a runny nose. The cough can be severe and can last 2 or more weeks. (Source: WHO Feature Stories)
Source: WHO Feature Stories - January 25, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: influenza [subject], flu, seasonal influenza, pandemic influenza, vaccines [subject], vaccine, vaccine safety, vaccine quality, Q & A [doctype] Source Type: news

Meet Anne Schuchat, The Pro-Vaccine Researcher Who Just Took Over The CDC
This reporting is brought to you by HuffPost’s health and science platform, The Scope. Like us on Facebook and Twitter and tell us your story: scopestories@huffingtonpost.com.  function onPlayerReadyVidible(e){'undefined'!=typeof HPTrack&&HPTrack.Vid.Vidible_track(e)}!function(e,i){if(e.vdb_Player){if('object'==typeof commercial_video){var a='',o='m.fwsitesection='+commercial_video.site_and_category;if(a+=o,commercial_video['package']){var c='&m.fwkeyvalues=sponsorship%3D'+commercial_video['package'];a+=c}e.setAttribute('vdb_params',a)}i(e.vdb_Player)}else{var t=arguments....
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - January 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

World Must Not Miss Early Signals of Any Flu Pandemic - WHO World Must Not Miss Early Signals of Any Flu Pandemic - WHO
The World Health Organization called on all countries on Monday to monitor closely outbreaks of deadly avian influenza in birds and poultry and to report promptly any human cases that could signal the start of a flu pandemic.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

New genital herpes vaccine candidate provides powerful protection in preclinical tests
Approximately 500 million people around the world are infected with the genital herpes virus known as herpes simplex virus 2 (HSV2). A vaccine that could bring an end to this global pandemic is needed desperately, yet no candidate vaccine has ever performed well in clinical trials. Now scientists in the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania have shown that a new type of vaccine provides powerful protection in standard guinea pig and monkey models of HSV2 infection. (Source: World Pharma News)
Source: World Pharma News - January 24, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Featured Research Research and Development Source Type: news

World must not miss early signals of any flu pandemic: WHO
GENEVA (Reuters) - The World Health Organization called on all countries on Monday to monitor closely outbreaks of deadly avian influenza in birds and poultry and to report promptly any human cases that could signal the start of a flu pandemic. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

WHO on high alert for avian flu
World Health Organization urges health authorities to step up avian flu reporting in birds and to report promptly any human cases that could signal the start of a flu pandemic. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - January 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

World must not miss early signals of any flu pandemic - WHO
GENEVA (Reuters) - The World Health Organization called on all countries to monitor closely outbreaks of deadly avian influenza in birds and poultry and to report promptly any human cases that could signal the start of a flu pandemic. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Mahmoud Fikri appointed as Regional Director for the WHO Eastern Mediterranean Region
24 January 2017 Geneva – The World Health Organization’s Executive Board, currently holding its 140th session in Geneva, has appointed Dr Mahmoud Fikri as WHO Regional Director for the Eastern Mediterranean, following his nomination by the Regional Committee for the Eastern Mediterranean in October last year. Dr Fikri will take up his appointment for a 5-year term starting on 1 February 2017.  Currently, Dr Fikri is adviser to the Minister of Health of United Arab Emirates, and was previously the Assistant-Undersecretary for Preventive Medicine and Health Policies Affairs in the Ministry (1995–...
Source: WHO EMRO News - January 23, 2017 Category: Middle East Health Source Type: news

Address to the Executive Board at its 140th session
23 January 2017 – In her report to the Executive Board, Dr Margaret Chan reviewed recent achievements that show how WHO is shaping the global health landscape. She also issued an alert to the exceptionally wide outbreaks of highly pathogenic avian influenza in birds, and called on all countries to detect and repo rt related human cases immediately. As she noted, the world is better prepared for the next influenza pandemic, but not at all well enough. (Source: WHO Director-General speeches)
Source: WHO Director-General speeches - January 23, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: director-general [subject], Speech [doctype] Source Type: news

New genital herpes vaccine candidate provides powerful protection in preclinical tests
Approximately 500 million people around the world are infected with the genital herpes virus known as herpes simplex virus 2 (HSV2). A vaccine that could bring an end to this global pandemic is needed desperately, yet no candidate vaccine has ever performed well in clinical trials. Now scientists have shown that a new type of vaccine provides powerful protection in standard guinea pig and monkey models of HSV2 infection. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - January 19, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Global Coalition Aims To Outpace Epidemics With New Vaccines
A global coalition of governments, health specialists and philanthropists will launch a new plan on Thursday to “outsmart” future disease epidemics with a fund to prepare and create new vaccines. Stung by the devastation of West Africa’s 2014-2015 Ebola outbreak, which killed more than 11,300 people before an effective vaccine was developed, the coalition is aiming to ensure such deadly outbreaks can’t happen again. John-Arne Rottingen, interim chief executive officer of the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI), said it is designed as “a global insurance policy against epidem...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - January 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New genital herpes vaccine candidate provides powerful protection in preclinical tests
(University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine) Approximately 500 million people around the world are infected with the genital herpes virus known as herpes simplex virus 2 (HSV2). A vaccine that could bring an end to this global pandemic is needed desperately, yet no candidate vaccine has ever performed well in clinical trials. Now scientists in the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania have shown that a new type of vaccine provides powerful protection in standard guinea pig and monkey models of HSV2 infection. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - January 19, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Summary of Influenza Risk Assessment Tool (IRAT) Results
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 09/13/2016 This resource provides a summary of results from the Influenza Risk Assessment Tool (IRAT), which is an evaluation tool used to assess the potential pandemic risk posed by influenza A viruses that are not currently circulating in people. Input is provided by U.S. government animal and human health influenza experts. The resource provides data and narrative for 11 viruses on Most Recent Date Evaluated, Potential Emergence Risk, Potential Impact Risk, and Overall Summary. (Text) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - January 18, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Kenya: Busia Among 15 Counties at Risk of Polio
[Nation] The Ministry of Health through Disease Surveillance and Response Unit (DSRU) will undertake polio immunization campaign in 15 counties including Busia that are at risk of the pandemic. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 16, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Intensive animal production may boost flu pandemic threat
(University of Exeter) Mass livestock production is driving molecular changes in diseases that could lead to human pandemics, according to an expert from the University of Exeter. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - January 16, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

My commitment to ensuring a strong, coordinated, and global response to health emergencies
We live in a world at constant risk of public health emergencies. In our increasingly interconnected world, public health emergencies can affect anyone, anywhere. The recent outbreaks of Zika, Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) and Yellow Fever have reminded us that disease threats are not limited to one country, one issue, or one pathogen. We saw the catastrophic impact of Ebola not only on the numbers of lives affected or lost and overwhelmed health systems but also on the economic development reversals of the affected countries. Yet Nigeria and Senegal were able to contain the outbreak rapidly due to better coordination, inciden...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - January 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Emergency Use Authorization of Medical Products and Related Authorities: Guidance for Industry and Other Stakeholders
U.S. Food and Drug Administration. 01/13/2017 This guidance explains the Food and Drug Administration (FDA)'s general recommendations and procedures applicable to the authorization of the emergency use of certain medical products under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act as amended or added by the Pandemic and All-Hazards Preparedness Reauthorization Act of 2013 (PAHPRA). It informs all stakeholders involved in emergency response activities and FDA staff of FDA's general recommendations and procedures for Issuance of Emergency Use Authorizations (EUAs); implementation of the emergency use authorities; and reliance on ...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - January 14, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Recommended Policy Guidance for Departmental Development of Review Mechanisms for Potential Pandemic Pathogen Care and Oversight (P3CO)
Executive Office of the President, Office of Science and Technology Policy. 01/09/2017 This six-page document provides recommendations that will satisfy the requirements for lifting the current moratorium on certain life sciences research that could enhance a pathogen's virulence and/or transmissibility to produce a potential pandemic pathogen (an enhanced PPP). The policy guidance recommends that federal departments and agencies establish appropriate review processes if they plan to fund studies anticipated to create, transport, or use enhanced PPP. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - January 10, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Zombies Could Wipe Us Out In 100 Days, Research Says
Life with zombies wouldn’t last long. A new study concludes that ravening zombie hordes would reduce Earth’s population to no more than 200 survivors within 100 days. The research, published in the University of Leicester’s peer-reviewed Journal of Physics Special Topics, is a tongue-in-cheek analysis by physics students of a mathematical model that predicts the spread of disease. But in the model, zombies serve a deadly serious function: to simulate how quickly a virus could wipe out the planet. The model divides the population into three categories: those susceptible to the infection, those infected, an...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - January 9, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Bill Gates quietly funding effort to develop thousands of new vaccines that conveniently 'might' become pandemics
(NaturalNews) Bill and Melinda Gates, via their Gates Foundation, have donated billions of dollars to fund new vaccines—medicines that, in fact, have caused great harm to a great number of people. But with about a million viruses in existence that we still know nothing about, it’s likely that the Gates Foundation and other globalists will... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 5, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pandemic preparedness in the next administration
(Georgetown University Medical Center) As the United States prepares for new leadership, global health thought leaders will convene January 10 to discuss ways the Trump administration can contribute to pandemic preparedness, global health security, and domestic readiness and resilience. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - January 5, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Connecting and Mapping: Exploring the Capacities, Capabilities, and Barriers to a Rapid Response to Outbreaks Among Funders and Research Networks
Global Research Collaboration for Infectious Disease Preparedness. 02/2016 This 86-page document aims to explore the capacities and capabilities of research networks and funders to respond rapidly to epidemics and pandemics. It seeks to explore any political, ethical, administrative, regulatory, logistical, economic, and social (PEARLES) barriers and bottlenecks to rapid outbreak responses. It includes the use of qualitative methods to explore issues raised in greater detail by analyzing three case studies on research projects undertaken during the West African Ebola outbreak. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide fo...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - January 4, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Bill Gates: world faces decade at risk from antibiotic-resistant bugs
Philanthropist says he believes ‘better medical tools’ will come, but until then the world is vulnerable to a pandemicPeople across the world, particularly those in developing countries, face a decade at risk from pandemics spread by antibiotic-resistant bugs, the billionaire Bill Gates has warned.Gates, who made his fortune with the Microsoft Windows operating system before becoming a philanthropist, said the success of antibiotics had created complacency that was now being exposed by the rise of microbial resistance to the drugs.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - December 30, 2016 Category: Science Authors: Damien Gayle Tags: Drug resistance Health Bill Gates Society Infectious diseases Medical research Science Microbiology Global health Global development Source Type: news

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Review of the Pandemic Influenza Preparedness Framework (Source: WHO Governing Body Documentation)
Source: WHO Governing Body Documentation - December 29, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Implementation Roadmap for the National Critical Infrastructure Security and Resilience Research and Development Plan
Executive Office of the President, Office of Science and Technology Policy. 12/2016 This 43-page report describes multi-agency research and development activities that will strengthen the security and resilience of the nation's critical infrastructure by addressing five science and technology challenge areas. It discusses hazards to infrastructure, which include threats and incidents of natural disasters, cyber-attacks, industrial accidents, pandemics, terrorism, sabotage, and destructive criminal activity that targets critical infrastructure. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - December 21, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Ancient DNA reveals genetic legacy of pandemics in the Americas
Geneticists are exploring how disease introduced by European colonists shaped the evolution of indigenous peoples of the AmericasPrehistoric America was not a disease-free utopia.Tuberculosis, treponemal disease, Chagas disease, and many other pathogens were endemic to populations in different regions of the continent. But the“Columbian Exchange” beginning in 1492 introduced new pathogens to American populations, including smallpox, measles, influenza, and yellow fever. This introduction had devastating consequences for tribes. In some places, death from infectious disease resulted in thedepopulation of entire ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - December 19, 2016 Category: Science Authors: Jennifer Raff Tags: Archaeology Science Genetics Biology Americas Epidemics Indigenous peoples Source Type: news

Uganda: HIV Rates Still High
[Independent (Kampala)] When it comes to the HIV/AIDS pandemic, Uganda is classified as a high burden country by UNAIDS, the international agency that is at the helm of mustering a joint response to the disease. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 7, 2016 Category: African Health Source Type: news

The Success Of HIV Treatment Is Increasing The Risk Of Drug-Resistance
Global health agencies are succeeding in getting more people with HIV on antiretroviral therapy, a combination of drugs that suppress the virus to undetectable levels in the blood and reduce the risk of transmission to another person. But scientists are beginning to detect a disturbing new trend: The rise of drug-resistant HIV strains, especially in countries such as Kenya, Zambia, Uganda, Nigeria, Tanzania and South Africa.  Like tuberculosis and other diseases, drug resistant HIV strains emerge in part because a person doesn’t take the proper dose of drugs at the right time every day. In poor regions like...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - December 6, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

The Success Of HIV Treatment Is Increasing The Risk Of Drug-Resistance
Global health agencies are succeeding in getting more people with HIV on antiretroviral therapy, a combination of drugs that suppress the virus to undetectable levels in the blood and reduce the risk of transmission to another person. But scientists are beginning to detect a disturbing new trend: The rise of drug-resistant HIV strains, especially in countries such as Kenya, Zambia, Uganda, Nigeria, Tanzania and South Africa.  Like tuberculosis and other diseases, drug resistant HIV strains emerge in part because a person doesn’t take the proper dose of drugs at the right time every day. In poor regions like...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - December 6, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New mechanism to control human viral infections discovered
A long-sought-after mechanism has been found in human cells that creates immunity to influenza A virus, which causes annual seasonal epidemics and occasional pandemics. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - December 5, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Re-emergence of syphilis traced to pandemic strain cluster
Over the last few decades, an age-old infectious disease has been re-emerging globally: syphilis. Using techniques to analyze low levels of DNA, an international research team has now shown that all syphilis strains from modern patient samples share a common ancestor from the 1700s. Furthermore, their research demonstrates that strains dominating infections today originate from a pandemic cluster that emerged after 1950, and these strains share a worrying trait: resistance to the second-line antibiotic azithromycin. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - December 5, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

New mechanism to control human viral infections discovered
(University of California - Riverside) A team of researchers, co-led by a University of California, Riverside professor, has found a long-sought-after mechanism in human cells that creates immunity to influenza A virus, which causes annual seasonal epidemics and occasional pandemics. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - December 5, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

4 New Scientific Breakthroughs To Celebrate This World AIDS Day
There is still no cure or vaccine for HIV/AIDS, which affects approximately 37 million people around the world. But there is reason to hope that the global response to this pandemic is improving.  Fewer people died of HIV in 2015 than at any point in almost 20 years, while new HIV infections are at the lowest point since 1991, the World Health Organization noted in its 2016 progress report. That may be, in part, because at least two million new people began taking antiretroviral therapy in 2015, the largest annual increase ever in the history of the disease.  For World AIDS Day, we asked resea...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - December 1, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

2016 Was A Banner Year For HIV/AIDS Research
There is still no cure or vaccine for HIV/AIDS, which affects approximately 37 million people around the world. But there is reason to hope that the global response to this pandemic is improving.  Fewer people died of HIV in 2015 than at any point in almost 20 years, while new HIV infections are at the lowest point since 1991, the World Health Organization noted in its 2016 progress report. That may be, in part, because at least two million new people began taking antiretroviral therapy in 2015, the largest annual increase ever in the history of the disease.  For World AIDS Day, we asked resea...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - December 1, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news