Trial and error in viral evolution: The difference between fading out, pandemic
(Virginia Tech) In a review article, researchers from Virginia Tech, Yale University, and the National Institutes of Health study viral evolution with the aim of finding knowledge that might help prevent disease. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - May 23, 2016 Category: Biology Source Type: news

World Bank launches $500 million insurance fund to fight pandemics
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - - The World Bank on Saturday said it was launching a $500 million, fast-disbursing insurance fund to combat deadly pandemics in poor countries, creating the world's first insurance market for pandemic risk. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 21, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

New Study from Mount Sinai Describes Strategy to Develop First...
Potential method to protect against pandemics(PRWeb May 19, 2016)Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2016/05/prweb13427034.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - May 19, 2016 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Emergency measures considered over Scotland's doctor shortage
Health boards in the north of Scotland have been asked to consider invoking measures generally used for major incidents to help cope with medical workforce shortages. The move would involve sharing staff between health boards in an extension of the ‘mutual aid’ arrangements put in place to deal with issues such as a flu pandemic or major traffic accident. The NoSPG (North of Scotland Planning Group), a collaboration of six Scottish health boards, including NHS Grampian, Highland, Tayside and the island boards, has been trying to come up with ways of coping with shortages of doctors. A paper prepared for conside...
Source: BMA News - May 19, 2016 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Vitamin That Prevents Diabetes
Researchers have discovered a direct link between low vitamin D3 levels and insulin resistance, pre-diabetes and full-blown type 2 diabetes.1 The study, which came out of Harbin Medical University in China, also revealed that even with a minor vitamin D3 deficiency, your risk of developing type 2 diabetes increases by 91%.2 I’m not surprised. It’s a connection I’ve seen with my patients for many years at the Sears Institute for Anti-Aging Medicine. Diabetes can be prevented — and conquered — through the healing power of vitamin D3. This fat-soluble vitamin is one of the core “primal&rd...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - May 17, 2016 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Al Sears Tags: Health Source Type: news

Physical activity is 'magic bullet' for pandemics of obesity and heart disease
Professors at Florida Atlantic University note a brisk, 20-minute walk each day burns around 700 calories over the course of a week and results in a 30 to 40 per cent lower risk of heart disease. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 17, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Exercise not diet IS the key to weight loss: Physical activity is 'magic bullet' for pandemics of obesity and heart disease
Professors at Florida Atlantic University note a brisk, 20-minute walk each day burns around 700 calories over the course of a week and results in a 30 to 40 per cent lower risk of heart disease. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 16, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Regular physical activity is 'magic bullet' for pandemics of obesity, cardiovascular disease
The statistics on regular physical activity in the U.S. are bleak; only about 20 percent of Americans engage in recommended levels of regular physical activity and about 64 percent never do any physical activity. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - May 16, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Physical activity is 'magic bullet' for pandemics of obesity and cardiovascular disease
(Florida Atlantic University) The statistics on regular physical activity in the United States are bleak; only about 20 percent of Americans (23 percent of men and 18 percent of women) engage in recommended levels of regular physical activity and about 64 percent never do any physical activity. In Europe, the statistics are not much better with only 33 percent who engage in physical activity with some regularity, while 42 percent never do any physical activity. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - May 16, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Topic Collection: Homecare
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response. 02/05/2016This Topic Collection from TRACIE (Technical Resources, Assistance Center, Information Exchange) provides emergency preparedness reports, toolkits, and guidance specific to homecare for providers and patients. Resources are categorized in topics that include Education and Training, Guidance, Legal/Regulatory, Lessons Learned, Homecare and Middle East Respiratory Syndrome/Pandemic Influenza, and Plans, Tools, and Templates. (Text) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - May 12, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Malawi: The Uncoordinated Orchestra - Malawi's Circumcision Conundrum
[Nyasa Times] For 33 years now, Reverend Levi Nyondo, as God's anointed 'shepherd,' has watched HIV/AIDS decimate his 'sheep.' Although his homilies have urged sexual abstinence and fidelity, which should slow spread of the disease, he grudgingly admits that the heavy loss of his parishioners to the pandemic is a clear sign that these messages are falling on deaf ears. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - May 12, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Eliminating HIV is possible; UCLA, Danish researchers explain how
Worldwide, about 35 million people are living with HIV. The World Health Organization and the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS plan to use an approach called “treatment as prevention” to eliminate the global pandemic, which the WHO says will have occurred when only one person out of 1,000 becomes infected each year. Now, a nearly two-decade analysis by researchers from UCLA and Denmark yields the first proof that the approach could work. Reviewing Danish medical records, they found that the treatment-as-prevention strategy has brought Denmark’s HIV epidemic to the brink of elimination. The study...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - May 10, 2016 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Emerging Infectious Diseases in the 21st Century: A Prevention Paradigm for Surveillance, Information Sharing, and Health Diplomacy
National Institutes of Health. 05/04/2016This 56-minute presentation, the 2016 Joseph Leiter Memorial Lecture, discusses the study of diseases that could jump from an animal host population to a human population, such as SARS and Ebola. It describes PREDICT: Wildlife SMART Surveillance for Zoonotic Diseases of Pandemic Potential, part of the U.S. Agency for International Development, and how to disseminate information to relevant agencies and groups to help prevent a pandemic or at least keep it smaller. (Video or Multimedia) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - May 6, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Nigeria: Foundation Trains Corps Members On HIV Prevention, Management
[Daily Trust] Corps members undergoing orientation at Kubwa in Abuja are receiving training and sensitization programme from the Aids Healthcare Foundation (AHF) to further increase awareness of HIV pandemic and to further enlighten the youths on the realities of HIV/ AIDS in Nigeria. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - May 6, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

NIAID: Local Zika Outbreak 'Likely' in U.S.
(MedPage Today) -- But good vector control should blunt 'pandemic in progress' (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - May 3, 2016 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Funding decline for a U.S. government HIV/AIDS initiative raises concerns
A U.S. government agency whose mission is to help save the lives of people around the world living with HIV and AIDS has seen a steep drop in funding for an important part of its budget. The finding, from a UCLA study, could be a cause for concern because many countries rely on the agency to help pay for vital health care services for people with the disease. The United States President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief, or PEPFAR, was launched in 2003 and is now the world’s largest health assistance program focused on a single disease. The agency, which is funded by the federal government, helps pay for antiret...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - May 3, 2016 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Uganda: Stigma High Among Apac HIV Patients - Doctors
[Monitor] Apac -Although a lot has been done to educate people about HIV and how they can live longer with the deadly virus, the stigma associated with the pandemic is still prevalent. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - May 2, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Researchers discover potential treatment for sepsis and other responses to infection
Researchers at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai say that tiny doses of a cancer drug may stop the raging, uncontrollable immune response to infection that leads to sepsis and kills up to 500,000 people a year in the U.S. The new drug treatment may also benefit millions of people worldwide who are affected by infections and pandemics. (Source: World Pharma News)
Source: World Pharma News - April 29, 2016 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Featured Research Research and Development Source Type: news

[Book Review] After Ebola
Since the beginning of the Industrial Age, humans have been perturbing the natural world in ways that bring us closer to the pathogens that kill us. Often, we are not their intended host. But we'll do. In Pandemic, journalist Sonia Shah explores the biological, sociological and political factors that can ignite a global disease outbreak. "The next great contagion is out there: waiting, hiding, weaponizing," writes reviewer Christopher Kemp. Will we be ready? Author: Christopher Kemp (Source: ScienceNOW)
Source: ScienceNOW - April 29, 2016 Category: Science Authors: Christopher Kemp Tags: Epidemiology Source Type: news

Researchers discover potential treatment for sepsis and other responses to infection
Ebola and other dangerous microbes often produce these inflammatory responses. Researchers say that tiny doses of a cancer drug may stop the raging, uncontrollable immune response to infection that leads to sepsis and kills up to 500,000 people a year in the US. The new drug treatment may also benefit millions of people worldwide who are affected by infections and pandemics. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - April 28, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Researchers discover potential treatment for sepsis and other responses to infection
(The Mount Sinai Hospital / Mount Sinai School of Medicine) Ebola and other dangerous microbes often produce these inflammatory responses. Researchers at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai say that tiny doses of a cancer drug may stop the raging, uncontrollable immune response to infection that leads to sepsis and kills up to 500,000 people a year in the US. The new drug treatment may also benefit millions of people worldwide who are affected by infections and pandemics. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - April 28, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Ways of reducing the transmission of infectious diseases in transport hubs
(VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland) Transport plays a major role in the spread of transmissible diseases. PANDHUB, a project coordinated by VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd, develops ways of reducing the risk of pandemics and managing other high-threat pathogen incidents in transport hubs. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - April 27, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Why Mosquitoes Are So Obsessed with Humans -- and Why It Matters
All of us encounter a pesky mosquito from time to time. For most people, it's little more than a momentary nuisance. A nip, a few days of itching, and we move on with our lives. Many people don't get by so easily, unfortunately. Each year, mosquito bites lead to the death of an estimated 1 million people--more than the population residing in cities as large as Detroit or Geneva. Many, many millions of additional people get tremendously sick from mosquito bites, even though they don't pass away. This widespread suffering is the result of mosquito-borne diseases - viruses and parasites that pass into our bloodstream when...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - April 26, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

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The Annual NLM/MLA Joseph Leiter Memorial Lecture will be held this year on Wednesday, 4 May 2016, 11 am MT, 12 pm CT.  In line with the traditional Leiter Lecture theme of fostering biomedical communication, this year’s lecturer is Jonna Mazet, DVM, MPVM, PhD, who will speak on: “Emerging Infectious Diseases in the 21st Century: A Prevention paradigm for surveillance, information sharing, & health diplomacy.” The lecture will be videocast and archived by NIH. Dr. Mazet is Principal Investigator for “PREDICT – Wildlife SMART Surveillance for Zoonotic Diseases of Pandemic Potential,&rd...
Source: MCR News - April 22, 2016 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: liaison Tags: Community College/Academic Libraries Health Sciences Source Type: news

The Annual NLM/MLA Joseph Leiter Memorial Lecture
will be held this year on Wednesday, 4 May 2016, 11 am MT, 12 pm CT.  In line with the traditional Leiter Lecture theme of fostering biomedical communication, this year’s lecturer is Jonna Mazet, DVM, MPVM, PhD, who will speak on: “Emerging Infectious Diseases in the 21st Century: A Prevention paradigm for surveillance, information sharing, & health diplomacy.” The lecture will be videocast and archived by NIH. Dr. Mazet is Principal Investigator for “PREDICT – Wildlife SMART Surveillance for Zoonotic Diseases of Pandemic Potential,” a part of US Agency for International Develo...
Source: MCR News - April 22, 2016 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: liaison Tags: Community College/Academic Libraries Health Sciences Source Type: news

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The Annual NLM/MLA Joseph Leiter Memorial Lecture will be held this year on Wednesday, 4 May 2016, 11 am MT, 12 pm CT.  In line with the traditional Leiter Lecture theme of fostering biomedical communication, this year’s lecturer is Jonna Mazet, DVM, MPVM, PhD, who will speak on: “Emerging Infectious Diseases in the 21st Century: A Prevention paradigm for surveillance, information sharing, & health diplomacy.” The lecture will be videocast and archived by NIH. Dr. Mazet is Principal Investigator for “PREDICT – Wildlife SMART Surveillance for Zoonotic Diseases of Pandemic Potential,&rd...
Source: MCR News - April 22, 2016 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: liaison Tags: Community College/Academic Libraries Health Sciences Source Type: news

Zika: Worse than we thought?
Follow me at @JohnRossMD Back in January, Dr. Anne Schuchat, Deputy Director of the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), didn’t seem all that worried about Zika. She expected it to cause only “very limited outbreaks” in the United States. Now, she’s not so sure. Last week, Dr. Schuchat admitted that Zika virus “seems to be a bit scarier than we initially thought.” Her unusual comments may be aimed partly at Congress, which has been reluctant to fund Zika control measures. But there are several reasons that public health officials are more nervous about Zika now than they were a few months ...
Source: New Harvard Health Information - April 20, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: John Ross, MD, FIDSA Tags: Family Planning and Pregnancy Health Infectious diseases Prevention Travel health zika zika virus Source Type: news

Pandemic E. coli strain H30 cloaks its stealth strategies
(University of Washington Health Sciences/UW Medicine) The difficulty in subduing the pandemic strain of drug-resistant E. coli H30 may go beyond patient vulnerability or antibiotic resistance. It may have an intrinsic ability to cause persistent, harmful, even deadly infections. No other type of E. coli causes as much widespread damage worldwide. H30 can go unnoticed at first because it begins as a subtle, hard-to-detect infection, usually of the urinary tract. Then it later causes complications. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - April 19, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Zika Virus: Four Myths and What You Need to Know
The Zika virus pandemic has grown to a global health concern. As world health leaders learn more about the mosquito-borne virus that causes birth defects such as microcephaly, more misinformation, especially on the internet, circulates. Mayo Clinic's Vaccine Research Group Director Dr. Gregory Poland is leading a team to create a vaccine to protect against the [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - April 18, 2016 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

26th European Congress of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases
European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases. 04/12/2016This resource provides information, presentation slides, posters, and recordings from the 26th European Congress of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, held on April 9-12, 2016. Presentation topics include Ebola; Zika virus; pandemics; displaced populations, political instability, and emerging diseases; and climate change and infectious disease dynamics. (Video or Multimedia) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - April 16, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Federal Perspective on the State of Our Nation's Biodefense
U.S. Senate, Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs. 04/14/2016This two-hour, 12-minute Congressional hearing covers the perspective of federal agencies on the state of the nation's biodefense, how key federal agencies are fulfilling their responsibilities in this area, and what steps they are taking to improve preparedness and response. Witnesses discuss threats that include bioterrorist agents such as anthrax, smallpox, and botulism; evolving and emerging threats causing substantial regional disruption such as Ebola and Zika; and highly communicable diseases with pandemic potential such as influenza. (Vi...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - April 15, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

The Zika Virus Lesson? A New Approach Is Needed to Combat Pandemics
The Zika virus attracted many headlines this winter, but a recent admission by the chief medical officer at a leading vaccine manufacturer -- that the world is ill-prepared to deal with pandemic outbreaks -- underscores a fundamental problem. To ensure safety and efficacy, the federal government's regulatory approval process for new vaccines may extend development timelines for years. So when The New York Times reports that "eighteen organizations are working on developing a vaccine for the Zika virus," it is likely that those companies will labor for a very long time. Vaccinations rightly require stri...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - April 12, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

The World's Population Is a Lot More Obese Now
This article first appeared on GurdeepPandher.com Although there are regions where food scarcity is a seemingly insurmountable problem, causing people to become malnourished and susceptible to diseases, it is doubtless that the growing global prosperity is easing the lives of those who used to be extremely impoverished. However, as famine is being resolved by new agricultural technologies such as genetically modified organisms, irrigation, and mechanized farming, a new issue has begun to surface. Obesity, a disease that used to be suffered by only aristocrats who were able to gorge themselves on rich foods, has now become ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - April 7, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

People with diabetes can live healthy and productive lives if the condition is diagnosed early ...
WHO calls for action to prevent and manage diabetes  6 April 2015 – The overall risk of dying among people with diabetes is at least double that of their peers without diabetes. On World Health Day, 7 April, the World Health Organization is calling for a 2-pronged approach: interventions to prevent diabetes, and interventions to manage diabetes for people who have already developed the condition in order to reduce its progression. “Actions are needed both by governments and by people themselves”, says Dr Ala Alwan, WHO Regional Director for the Eastern Mediterranean. He adds: “While individual...
Source: WHO EMRO News - April 6, 2016 Category: Middle East Health Source Type: news

EMA Panel Backs Pandemic Avian Influenza VaccineEMA Panel Backs Pandemic Avian Influenza Vaccine
The European Medicines Agency's Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use has recommended granting marketing authorization for the Pandemic Live Attenuated Influenza Vaccine. International Approvals (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - April 2, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Alert Source Type: news

A69/22
Pandemic influenza preparedness: sharing of influenza viruses and access to vaccines and other benefits (Source: WHO Governing Body Documentation)
Source: WHO Governing Body Documentation - April 1, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

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Pandemic influenza preparedness: sharing of influenza viruses and access to vaccines and other benefits Report of the Special Session of the Pandemic Influenza Preparedness Framework Advisory Group (Source: WHO Governing Body Documentation)
Source: WHO Governing Body Documentation - April 1, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Pandemic influenza vaccine receives positive CHMP opinion
AstraZeneca and its global biologics research and development arm, MedImmune, today announced that the Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) of the European Medicines Agency (EMA) has issued a positive opinion recommending the conditional approval of Pandemic Live Attenuated Influenza Vaccine (P/LAIV). (Source: World Pharma News)
Source: World Pharma News - April 1, 2016 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Featured AstraZeneca Business and Industry Source Type: news

Vaccines have a dangerously long history with depopulation schemes
(NaturalNews) The one thing touted to protect us against the most dreadful germs, may be the one thing that is slowly killing millions of people around the world. Is the vaccine industry using pandemics as their cover to serve a hidden agenda?It is no secret that Bill Gates, the... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 1, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Biden's Astronaut Takes Over Moonshot
There's no arguing that Greg Simon's resume is impressive: Influential staff positions in both chambers of Congress and the White House, strategy consultant for technology CEOs, co-founder of a patient advocacy non-profit, senior executive for a big pharmaceutical company. It's easy to see why Vice President Biden tapped him to lead the White House's $1 billion cancer moonshot initiative. But the achievement that arguably makes Simon most qualified for the task happens to be the one that makes him least unique: Like nearly 20 million other Americans today, he is living with cancer. Diagnosed with chronic lymphocytic leukem...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - March 31, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New vaccine may prevent multiple strains of the flu
Stephen FellerATHENS, Ga., March 29 (UPI) -- Scientists developed a vaccine for H1N1 influenza that protects against pandemic and seasonal strains of the virus, they report in a new study. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - March 29, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New flu vaccine protects against multiple strains including H1N1
Researchers have announced the development of a vaccine that protects against multiple strains of both seasonal and pandemic H1N1 influenza in mouse models. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - March 29, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

UGA, Sanofi Pasteur develop new vaccine for H1N1 influenza
(University of Georgia) Researchers at the University of Georgia and Sanofi Pasteur, the vaccines division of Sanofi, announced today the development of a vaccine that protects against multiple strains of both seasonal and pandemic H1N1 influenza in mouse models. They published their findings in the Journal of Virology. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - March 29, 2016 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Sanofi Pasteur uses novel technology for development of a 2nd-gen influenza vaccine
(Sanofi Pasteur) Sanofi Pasteur announces published data on a vaccine strategy that elicited a broadly-reactive response against seasonal and pandemic H1N1 influenza viruses in mice. The article, entitled 'Design and characterization of a computationally optimized broadly reactive hemagglutinin vaccine for H1N1 influenza viruses,' appears in the current issue of the Journal of Virology. Sanofi Pasteur is presenting the data tomorrow, March 30, at the 2016 World Vaccine Congress being held in Washington, DC. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - March 29, 2016 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Simulation study shows that pandemic swine flu had a minor impact in Finland
Researchers have used modeling to estimate the true impact of infectious diseases, such as swine flu, when underreporting can mean the surveillance from time of the pandemic can miss the vast majority of infections that occur in the population. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - March 24, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Simulation study shows that pandemic swine flu had a minor impact in Finland
(PLOS) Researchers have used modeling to estimate the true impact of infectious diseases, such as swine flu, when underreporting can mean the surveillance from time of the pandemic can miss the vast majority of infections that occur in the population. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - March 24, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Pharmaceutical PPPs And China's Contribution To Global Health Security
One of the major challenges in developing new medical countermeasures against threats to global health security—be it a new flu pandemic or rapid spread of a neglected disease—is the lack of an underlying commercial market to support the financial investment needed for expeditious drug development and scale-up. This challenge was demonstrated at the outset of the 2014 Ebola outbreak: even though the lethal virus was known for nearly 40 years, there was no cure or vaccine on the market. Paradoxically, while political attention to global health issues has revved up since the Ebola outbreak, funding is as short as...
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - March 22, 2016 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Yanzhong Huang Source Type: news

China's Contribution To Global Health Security Through Pharma Partnerships
One of the major challenges in developing new medical countermeasures against threats to global health security—be it a new flu pandemic or rapid spread of a neglected disease—is the lack of an underlying commercial market to support the financial investment needed for expeditious drug development and scale-up. This challenge was demonstrated at the outset of the 2014 Ebola outbreak: even though the lethal virus was known for nearly 40 years, there was no cure or vaccine on the market. Paradoxically, while political attention to global health issues has revved up since the Ebola outbreak, funding is as short as...
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - March 22, 2016 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Yanzhong Huang Source Type: news

Nigeria: Agency Launches HIV Strategy for Adolescents
[Daily Trust] The National Agency for the Control of AIDS (NACA) has launched a strategy aimed at tackling the increasing rate of HIV/AIDS pandemic among adolescents and young people in Nigeria. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 22, 2016 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zika Virus: A Pandemic in Progress
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. 03/18/2016This one-hour, two-minute presentation features Dr. Anthony Fauci, who discusses the history of Zika virus, the current outbreak in the Caribbean and Latin America, Zika and the United States, and the role of research and development, including diagnostic, therapeutics, and vaccine development. He discusses symptoms and diagnosis of the disease, and how information about the Zika outbreak is evolving every day. (Video or Multimedia) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - March 21, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news