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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 end of the decade, hosted the NTD Summit, where four women from Uganda, Nigeria and Yemen received recognition for their achievements in fighting neglected diseases, according to a press release.

The Women in Focus Awards, a prestigious, global initiative, celebrates the vital role women play in combating neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) globally. The chosen honorees — Grace Aciro Oyat, Agnes Ochai, Edridah and Dhekra Annuzaili, MD — accepted their awards at a ceremony held in Geneva, Switzerland.

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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Omadacycline noninferior to Zyvox in treating ABSSSIs, including MRSA

April 28, 2017
Treatment of skin infections with the antibiotic omadacycline was noninferior to Zyvox in a phase 3 study, researchers said at the European Congress of Clinical…
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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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Drug-resistant bacteria in urine or stool increases risk for drug-resistant sepsis

April 27, 2017
Patients with urine or stool samples positive for drug-resistant bacteria are at an increased risk for developing…
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Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI)

Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI)

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Fauci expects less impact from Zika virus in Americas in 2017

March 30, 2017
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