As D.I.Y. Gene Editing Gains Popularity, ‘ Someone Is Going to Get Hurt ’
After researchers created a virus from mail-order DNA, geneticists sound the alarm about the genetic tinkering carried out in garages and living rooms. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - May 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: EMILY BAUMGAERTNER Tags: Synthetic Biology Biological and Chemical Warfare Smallpox Federal Bureau of Investigation Genetic Engineering DNA (Deoxyribonucleic Acid) Laboratories and Scientific Equipment Source Type: news

Dr. Davida Coady, Medical Missionary, Is Dead at 80
She helped eradicate smallpox in India and reduce malnutrition in Africa, aided refugees in Latin America and later focused on drug and alcohol addictions. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - May 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: RICHARD SANDOMIR Tags: Coady, Davida Deaths (Obituaries) Medicine and Health Preventive Medicine Smallpox Drug Abuse and Traffic Republic of Biafra Malnutrition Source Type: news

FDA Lays the Smackdown on Illegal Stem Cell Clinics
FDA is cracking down on stem cell clinics that market unapproved products and don't meet good manufacturing practice requirements. On behalf of the agency, the Department of Justice filed two complaints in federal court this week seeking permanent injunctions against a Florida-based clinic and a California-based clinic.  “Cell-based regenerative medicine holds significant medical opportunity, but we’ve also seen some bad actors leverage the scientific promise of this field to peddle unapproved treatments that put patients’ health at risk. In some instances, patients have suffered serious and per...
Source: MDDI - May 10, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: Regulatory and Compliance Source Type: news

Products Approved for Other Bioterrorism Emergencies
U.S. Food and Drug Administration. 09/08/2017 This Web page lists products approved for seven bioterrorism emergencies: Botulism due to Clostridium botulinum toxin; Ebola Virus Disease (EVD); Glanders and Melioidosis due to Burkholderia mallei and B. pseudomallei, respectively; Plague due to Yersinia pestis; Smallpox due to Variola major and Variola minor; Tularemia due to Francisella tularensis; and Zika Virus Disease. (Text) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - May 9, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

How to Wipe Out Malaria for Good
Malaria has plagued humanity for thousands of years. Caused by a tiny parasite transported from person to person by a certain kind of mosquito, the disease poses a risk to nearly half the world’s population. The WHO attempted to eradicate malaria in the 1960s and while it succeeded in ridding many countries of the disease, it fell short of the goal due to growing drug resistance and by failing to focus enough attention on Africa. Every year on World Malaria Day, April 25, the malaria community celebrates progress made to date and focuses on the challenges ahead. This year is especially exciting as just this past Fri...
Source: TIME: Health - April 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Erin M. Stuckey Tags: Uncategorized Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Malaria World Malaria Day Source Type: news

WHO at 70 - working for better health for everyone, everywhere
On 7 April, World Health Day, the World Health Organization marks its 70th anniversary. Over the past 7 decades, WHO has spearheaded efforts to rid the world of killer diseases like smallpox and to fight against deadly habits like tobacco use. This year, World Health Day is dedicated to one of WHO ’s founding principles: “The enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of health is one of the fundamental rights of every human being without distinction of race, religion, political belief, economic or social condition.” (Source: WHO news)
Source: WHO news - April 5, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: universal health coverage [subject], universal health care, universal access Source Type: news

People can ’t be educated into vaccinations, but behavioral nudges help, study finds
Vaccines were one of the great inventions of modern history. They helped stop America’s polio epidemic in the 1950s, when it was paralyzing thousands and killing at least 3,000 a year. They have prevented the deaths of millions worldwide from diseases such as diphtheria, smallpox, measles and tetanus. And yet many people are reluctant to get their shots […]Related:In case you missed the ‘condom-snorting challenge’ — and didn’t know it’s a bad ideaAs controversial ‘abortion reversal’ laws increase, researcher says new data shows protocol can workA woman s...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - April 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

ECMC ’s Beginnings: Buffalo City Hospital – 1918-1939
The roots of the hospital that became ECMC can be traced back to the early 20th century and the Municipal Hospital on East Ferry Street, which was designed for the care of smallpox patients. Although compulsory smallpox vaccination had been proven effective for more than a century, the disease had not been completely wiped out and there were still isolated cases in Buffalo. Then in 1909, a scarlet fever epidemic struck 3,000 Buffalo residents and a vacant schoolhouse was requisitioned as a contagious … (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - March 6, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Supplied by ECMC Source Type: news

Oregon-developed biological warfare drug treatment nears FDA finish line
Siga Technologies Inc.'s research and development operation in Corvallis for 15 years has been developing an antiviral drug that targets smallpox (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - March 1, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Elizabeth Hayes Source Type: news

Smallpox (Vaccinia) Vaccine, Live
(Source: What's New at CBER)
Source: What's New at CBER - March 1, 2018 Category: Biomedical Science Source Type: news

Planning for smallpox outbreak must consider immunosuppression
(University of New South Wales) New research from UNSW Sydney reveals that the number of people living with weakened immune systems must be examined when planning for the real risk of smallpox re-emerging in the world. The research poses a warning after Canadian scientists last year created a smallpox-like virus in a lab using just mail order DNA. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - March 1, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

CDC Wants $400 Million to Build a New Lab for the World ’s Deadliest Germs
(NEW YORK) — Thirteen years after building a state-of-the-art lab for the world’s most dangerous germs, the nation’s top public health agency is asking for more than $400 million to build a new one. Officials at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention say the current lab building in Atlanta is quickly wearing down, and cannot be upgraded without shutting down the facility for years. The lab investigates deadly and exotic germs like Ebola, smallpox and dangerous new forms of flu.The agency disclosed its plans for a new lab on Friday. The CDC lab is one of only eight U.S. labs with the security and s...
Source: TIME: Science - February 24, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Mike Stobbe / AP Tags: Uncategorized APH healthytime medicine onetime Source Type: news

Controversy among scientists as “horsepox recipe” becomes public knowledge, raising fears terrorists will "hack" the virus to kill millions
(Natural News) A controversial paper, which was published in an issue of the journal PLOS ONE and which documents how to make a virus, has sparked public outcry in the scientific community. This bug, which is non-threatening to humans, is genetically similar to smallpox — a disease which killed at least 300 million people in the... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

CDC seeks new labs for bioterror pathogens to replace aging facility
ATLANTA — Inside a complex of special government labs, scientists in full-body protective suits work with some of the world’s deadliest pathogens: Ebola, smallpox and certain strains of bird flu. Many of the organisms have no treatment or vaccine, so the labs housed in this facility on the sprawling campus of the Centers for Disease […]Related:Flu cases fall for the first time this awful influenza seasonCDC warns about salmonella infections traced to kratomHere’s what you should know about the flu season this year (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - February 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

SIGA Technologies Announces FDA Accepts NDA and Grants Priority Review for Oral TPOXX to Treat Smallpox
If approved, TPOXX would be the first treatment for smallpox NEW YORK, Feb. 07, 2018 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- SIGA Technologies, Inc. (SIGA) (OTCMKTS:SIGA), a health security company specializing in the development and commercializat... Biopharmaceuticals, FDA SIGA Technologies, TPOXX, tecovirimat, smallpox (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - February 8, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Smallpox vaccine study yields favorable results
(US Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases) Officials from Bavarian Nordic yesterday announced the results of a successful Phase 3 clinical trial led by USAMRIID that demonstrated the safety and efficacy of the company's investigational, non-replicating smallpox vaccine, IMVAMUNE ® . The product is being developed as an alternative to the current U.S. licensed replicating smallpox vaccine, ACAM2000 ® , which cannot be used by certain populations, including people with atopic dermatitis and HIV. It is already approved in Canada and the European Union. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - February 7, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

SIGA Technologies Announces FDA Accepts NDA and Grants Priority Review for Oral TPOXX to Treat Smallpox
NEW YORK, Feb. 07, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- SIGA Technologies, Inc. (SIGA) (OTCMKTS:SIGA), a health security company specializing in the development and commercialization of solutions for serious unmet medical needs and biothreats, today announced... (Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Applications)
Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Applications - February 7, 2018 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Operational Framework for the Deployment of the World Health Organization Smallpox Vaccine Emergency Stockpile in Response to a Smallpox Event
World Health Organization. 12/2017 This 76-page operational framework describes the World Health Organization (WHO) Smallpox Vaccine Emergency Stockpile (SVES), and the considerations and processes needed for countries to request vaccine in the event of a smallpox outbreak. It also describes the processes by which donors can deploy vaccine to the WHO SVES, and WHO can deploy vaccine to requesting countries. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - January 24, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

'The world is now more vulnerable to smallpox'
Experts have attacked the publication of the new study, led by scientists at the University of Alberta, Canada. It shows precisely how to construct horsepox - a close relative of the feared bug. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cause of 500-year-old mystery epidemic identified
DNA tests show it wasn't just smallpox that killed countless people after the Spaniards arrived in the New World (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - January 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Creation of synthetic horsepox virus could lead to more effective smallpox vaccine
(University of Alberta Faculty of Medicine& Dentistry) UAlberta researchers created a new synthetic virus that could lead to the development of a more effective vaccine against smallpox. The discovery demonstrates how techniques based on the use of synthetic DNA can be used to advance public health measures. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - January 19, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Scientists have determined the mummified child who was killed 500 years ago died from hepatitis, not smallpox
(Natural News) Using DNA samples from a 500-year old mummified remains of a child, researchers were able to crack the genetic code of an ancient strain of the hepatitis B virus (HBV). The finding, wherein scientists were able to “sequence the complete genome” of the virus, could help medical experts understand the intricacies of HBV, which is a... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Trilobites: A Mummified Child ’ s Remains Show Signs of a Modern Scourge
For decades, scientists thought the toddler died nearly 500 years ago from smallpox. New research shows it carried hepatitis B. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: NICHOLAS ST. FLEUR Tags: Smallpox Mummies and Mummification Hepatitis Italy Source Type: news

Boy Who Died 450 Years Ago Gives Clues to Hepatitis Research
THURSDAY, Jan. 4, 2018 -- The mummified remains of an Italian boy who died 450 years ago suggest the hepatitis B virus has infected humans for centuries. The child died in the 16th century. And prior testing suggested smallpox killed him. But a new... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 4, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

DNA analysis of ancient mummy, thought to have smallpox, points to Hepatitis B instead
(McMaster University) A team of scientists has sequenced the complete genome of an ancient strain of the Hepatitis B virus (HBV), shedding new light on a pervasive, complex and deadly pathogen that today kills nearly one million people every year. While little is known about its evolutionary history and origin, the findings confirm the idea that HBV has existed in humans for centuries. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - January 4, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Morning Break: Cyberattacks Common; Smallpox Drug; Wimpy Men
(MedPage Today) -- Health news and commentary from around the Web gathered by the MedPage Today staff (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - December 12, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

SIGA Technologies Announces FDA Submission of its New Drug Application for oral TPOXX (tecovirimat) to Treat Smallpox
NEW YORK, Dec. 11, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- SIGA Technologies, Inc. (SIGA) (OTCMKTS:SIGA), a health security company specializing in the development and commercialization of solutions for serious unmet medical needs and biothreats, today announced... (Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Applications)
Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Applications - December 11, 2017 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Smallpox and Toxins
North Dakota Department of Health. 06/23/2017 This course discusses what virus causes smallpox, and lists the substances or organisms associated with toxins. It discusses how to examine vaccination and eradication of smallpox, explains symptoms of smallpox and toxin exposure, and explores treatment options for smallpox and toxin exposure. (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 - December 9, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

U.S. Labs Handling Lethal Pathogens Had Shocking Lapses In Security
Ricin, anthrax and smallpox were all improperly handled or stored. (Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post)
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - October 31, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New clues on the historical origin of the vaccine used to eradicate smallpox
(Publicase Comunica ç ã o Cient í fica) For centuries, researchers assumed that the active ingredient in the vaccine providing immunity against smallpox was the cowpox virus but a study just published in the New England Journal of Medicine indicates otherwise. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - October 11, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Vaccine Order Boosts Bavarian Nordic After Cancer Drug Flop Vaccine Order Boosts Bavarian Nordic After Cancer Drug Flop
Biotech group Bavarian Nordic said it expected to win more contracts in the United States for its smallpox vaccine after securing an order from the U.S. government stockpile.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Vaccine order boosts Bavarian Nordic after cancer drug flop
COPENHAGEN (Reuters) - Biotech group Bavarian Nordic said it expected to win more contracts in the United States for its smallpox vaccine after securing an order from the U.S. government stockpile. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Bavarian Nordic eyes more U.S. government contracts after new vaccine order
COPENHAGEN (Reuters) - Danish drug maker Bavarian Nordic expects to win further U.S. contracts for its smallpox vaccine after it secured a key government order, the company said on Thursday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

3 Ways the United Nations Is Helping the World (and 2 Ways It Can ’t)
Former UN Secretary General Dag Hammarskjold once remarked that the UN “was created not to lead mankind to heaven but to save humanity from hell.” Put another (less poetic) way, the UN is better at helping the world cope with crises than at preventing or ending them. This week’s UN General Assembly has confirmed as much; here, five global challenges the UN can, and can’t solve: 1. North Korea Let’s begin with something the UN can do very little to resolve: the North Korea standoff. There are three reasons for that. First, the “carrot” the UN wields—the lifting of economic sa...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Ian Bremmer Tags: Uncategorized risk report Source Type: news

Are gut microbes really a panacea, or just overhyped? | Mo Costandi
We are beginning to unravel lines of communication between gut and brain. But don ’t hold your breath for the probiotic that will lift your moodHistorically, microbes have been associated with deadly diseases such as bubonic plague, smallpox and malaria. But they have had a bad press: only a tiny minority are pathogenic (capable of causing disease), and in fact many of the microbes that live on and in our bodies – especially the trillions of bacteria residing in our gut – may be beneficial, or indeed essential, for human health.Related:Organisms created with synthetic DNA pave way for entirely new life fo...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 7, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Mo Costandi Tags: Microbiology Science Society Source Type: news

Molecular map shows how to disable dangerous bioweapon
(Duke University) Duke scientists recently mapped out the complex molecular circuitry that enables Francisella tularensis, the bacterium that causes tularemia, to become virulent. Tularemia is one of the top six bioterrorism agents, alongside anthrax, botulism, plague, smallpox and viral hemorrhagic fever. The new map, published in the journal Genes& Development, reveals a unique characteristic of the bacterium that could become the target of future drug development. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 6, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

FDA clears first gene-altering therapy — ‘ a living drug ’ — for childhood leukemia
The Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday approved a groundbreaking cancer treatment for childhood leukemia that uses patients' genetically altered immune cells to fight the disease. It is the first gene therapy to be cleared in the United States — a “historic” action, the agency said -- and one with major ramifications for patients with […]Related:FDA cracks down on stem-cell clinics, including one using smallpox vaccine in cancer patientsDoes talcum powder cause ovarian cancer?NIH unit deletes references to climate ‘change’ (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - August 30, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FDA clears first gene-altering therapy — ‘ a living drug ’ — for childhood leukemia
The Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday approved a groundbreaking cancer treatment for childhood leukemia that uses patients' genetically altered immune cells to fight the disease. It is the first gene therapy to be cleared in the United States — a “historic” action, the agency said — and one with major ramifications for patients with […]Related:FDA cracks down on stem-cell clinics, including one using smallpox vaccine in cancer patientsDoes talcum powder cause ovarian cancer?NIH unit deletes references to climate ‘change’ (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - August 30, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FDA approves first-of-its-kind ‘ living drug ’ for childhood leukemia
The Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday approved a groundbreaking cancer treatment for childhood leukemia that uses patients' own genetically altered immune cells to fight the disease. It is the first gene therapy to be allowed in the United States — a “historic” approval, the agency said. The decision clears the Novartis drug, called Kymriah, […]Related:FDA cracks down on stem-cell clinics, including one using smallpox vaccine in cancer patientsDoes talcum powder cause ovarian cancer?NIH unit deletes references to climate ‘change’ (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - August 30, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FDA removes unproven, harmful treatment from stem cell centers
U.S. Marshals on behalf of the FDA seized five vials of the Vaccinia Virus Vaccine, for use only in smallpox, from stem cell centers in California on Friday. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - August 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FDA intervenes after stem cell center offers unproven treatment to cancer patients
The FDA is cracking down on stem cell clinics that administer unproven and potentially dangerous treatments to patients, citing a California-based clinic that the regulatory watchdog said was treating cancer patients with the smallpox vaccine. Last week, the U.S. Marshals Service seized five vials of a vaccine that is reserved only for people at high risk for smallpox. The FDA said that StemImmune, a stem cell clinic in San Diego, had mixed the vaccine with fat-derived stem cells and injected it intravenously into patients’ tumors at the California Stem Cell Treatment Centers. Get the full story at our sister si...
Source: Mass Device - August 28, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Regulatory/Compliance Stem Cells Source Type: news

The hurricane came, and these newborns refused to wait out the storm
HOUSTON — Large swaths of South Texas ground to a halt as Harvey dumped dozens of inches of rain on everything in its path. Some schools are closed until next month. Thousands of flights were canceled. Travel was stalled for anyone without a functioning boat. But some things could not wait. Particularly, the arrival of […]Related:FDA cracks down on stem-cell clinics, including one using smallpox vaccine in cancer patientsDoes talcum powder cause ovarian cancer?Fewer antibiotic prescriptions are being filled, a new analysis finds (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - August 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Vaccine tyranny throughout history: Caribbean slave owners infected women and children with smallpox to "make them stronger"
(Natural News) The historical roots of Big Pharma are a chillingly ugly matter, as it’s been shown time and time again that the industry has taken advantage of vulnerable populations to shamelessly advance its agenda. In the case of Caribbean slaves, new evidence suggests that so-called doctors from Great Britain deliberately injected many of them... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FDA cracks down on stem-cell clinics, including one using smallpox vaccine in cancer patients
The Food and Drug Administration on Monday announced a crackdown on stem-cell clinics offering unproven and potentially dangerous treatments, including an operation in California that the agency said was using the smallpox vaccine on seriously ill cancer patients. U.S. marshals on Friday raided San Diego-based StemImmune and seized the vaccine, which the FDA said had […]Related:Does talcum powder cause ovarian cancer?NIH unit deletes references to climate ‘change’Tibetan Buddhism-based ‘compassion’ training for doctors targets burnout (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - August 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FDA acts to remove unproven, potentially harmful treatment used in ‘stem cell’ centers targeting vulnerable patients
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration took decisive action to prevent the use of a potentially dangerous and unproven treatment belonging to StemImmune Inc. in San Diego, California, and administered to patients at the California Stem Cell Treatment Centers in Rancho Mirage and Beverly Hills, California. On behalf of the FDA, on Friday, Aug. 25, 2017 the U.S. Marshals Service seized five vials of Vaccinia Virus Vaccine (Live) – a vaccine that is reserved only for people at high risk for smallpox, such as some members of the military. Each of the vials originally contained 100 doses of the vaccine, and although...
Source: Food and Drug Administration - August 28, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

FDA acts to remove unproven, potentially harmful treatment used in ‘ stem cell ’ centers targeting vulnerable patients
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration took decisive action to prevent the use of a potentially dangerous and unproven treatment belonging to StemImmune Inc. in San Diego, California, and administered to patients at the California Stem Cell Treatment Centers in Rancho Mirage and Beverly Hills, California. On behalf of the FDA, on Friday, Aug. 25, 2017 the U.S. Marshals Service seized five vials of Vaccinia Virus Vaccine (Live) – a vaccine that is reserved only for people at high risk for smallpox, such as some members of the military. Each of the vials originally contained 100 doses of the vaccine, and althoug...
Source: Food and Drug Administration - August 28, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Seeking the secret ingredient in the original smallpox vaccine
(Publicase Comunica ç ã o Cient í fica) Thanks to a secret vaccine ingredient as well as a net of worldwide researchers and successful vaccination campaigns, smallpox was finally eradicated in 1977. A new study entitled 'Revisiting Jenner's mysteries, the role of the Beaugency lymph in the evolutionary path of ancient smallpox vaccines' and published in The Lancet Infectious Diseases, provides an in-depth investigation of the mysteries associated with the development of smallpox vaccine and is a rich and interesting account of how the vaccine lymph was spread worldwide. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectiou...
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - August 18, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Off-the-shelf DNA can be used to manufacture biological weapons, stunned scientists discover
(Natural News) A team of researchers at the University of Alberta in Canada have successfully recreated a virus known as horsepox, which contains similar characteristics as smallpox. According to the research team, the goal of the process was to improve the current techniques in vaccine development and improve public safety. However, the researchers did not disclose how they... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Emergent BioSolutions to buy Sanofi ’s smallpox vaccine business for $125m
US-based Emergent BioSolutions has entered an agreement to buy the ACAM2000, smallpox vaccine business of French pharmaceutical company Sanofi for up to $125m. (Source: Pharmaceutical Technology)
Source: Pharmaceutical Technology - July 16, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Labmade smallpox is possible, study shows
(Source: ScienceNOW)
Source: ScienceNOW - July 13, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Kupferschmidt, K. Tags: Pharmacology, Toxicology, Science and Policy, Virology In Depth Source Type: news