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NIAID funds seven international malaria research centers

April 30, 2017

The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, or NIAID, recently awarded approximately $9 million in first-year funding to seven international malaria research centers that conduct work in 14 endemic countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America, according to a press release.

The 7-year awards, which are subject to availability, support three new and four existing International Centers of Excellence for Malaria Research (ICEMRs).

Women in Focus Awards honor work to fight neglected tropical diseases

April 29, 2017
Uniting to Combat NTDs, a group working to achieve the London Declaration on Neglected Tropical Diseases to control or eliminate at least 10 devastating diseases by the…

US Army awards SRI International $4.7 million to manufacture, test encephalitis vaccine

April 28, 2017
SRI International recently announced in a press release that the U.S. Army’s Joint Vaccine Acquisition Program has awarded the company with two agreements totaling…
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CDC: Yellow fever vaccine supply to be depleted in US by mid-2017

April 28, 2017
The CDC announced today that it is anticipating a complete depletion of the U.S. supply of YF-VAX — the only yellow fever vaccine licensed in the United States…

US- and foreign-born teens show comparable vaccination rates

April 28, 2017
ATLANTA — Teenagers who were born in a country other than the United States were shown to have comparable vaccination coverage rates when compared with U.S.-born
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Clostridium difficile: Not Just a Hospital Infection

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Merck & Co., Inc.

There has been an increase in the number of infections caused by various strains of Clostridium difficile (C
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Influenza-related death most common in children younger than 2 years

April 27, 2017
ATLANTA — The highest mortality rate regarding influenza-related pediatric death occurs most frequently in
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Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI)

Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI)

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VIDEO: Nitric oxide-releasing gel shows efficacy in treating genital warts

March 20, 2017
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