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Hundreds of Millions More Children to Receive Protection against Deadly Diseases, a Chance at a Healthy Future
1/28/2015 11:04:54 AM
The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation today announced a five-year, US$1.55 billion commitment to Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, to bring life-saving vaccines to children in the world’s poorest countries. The commitment was announced at the Gavi Replenishment Conference in Berlin, hosted by German Chancellor Angela Merkel. At the conference, US$7.5 billion in pledges were made, …
ACAC Unveils Moisture Control Certifications
ACAC Unveils Moisture Control Certifications
1/28/2015 11:00:00 AM
The American Council for Accredited Certification (ACAC) has announced two new professional certification programs in moisture control consulting:  the Council-certified Moisture Control Investigator (CMCI)  and Council-certified Moisture Control Consultant (CMCC).   Individuals with field experience in moisture control during building design, construction and maintenance …
FUJIFILM Diosynth Biotechnologies Breaks Ground on Laboratory Facility in Research Triangle Park, NC
1/23/2015 11:47:40 AM
January 23, 2015 –  FUJIFILM Diosynth Biotechnologies U.S.A., Inc. , a Biologics Contract Development and Manufacturing Organization with experience focused on the development and manufacture of recombinant biopharmaceuticals including proteins, vaccines, and monoclonal antibodies,broke ground this week to launch the construction of a new three-story, 62,000 square foot …
A Dramatic Increase of Legionnaires’ Disease Cases in the Bronx, NY
1/20/2015 1:46:17 PM
Health officials are investigating a large increase in the number of Legionnaires’ disease (LD) cases in the Bronx. In 2014, this borough of New York City had an incidence rate of 4.3 per 100,000 residents compared to the 2014 city-wide rate of 2.5 per 100,000 cases according to the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. Health officials recommend that …
Pennsylvania Company Releases New Cold Storage And Monitoring Solution To Meet CDC Vaccine Storage Requirements
Pennsylvania Company Releases New Cold Storage And Monitoring Solution To Meet CDC Vaccine Storage Requirements
1/19/2015 4:26:13 PM
The Aegis MD-14 is an affordable state-of-the-art cold storage environment which meets and exceeds Centers for Disease Control (CDC/VFC) regulations for vaccine storage and handling.  A compact unit, the Aegis MD-14 is an ideal solution for single station or low volume applications and is available in a variety of sizes to meet your storage needs.  The MD-14 is …
Prepackaged Caramel Apples Recalled Due to Listeria Contamination Concerns
1/19/2015 1:51:07 PM
Last month, the Centers for Diseases Control and Prevention (CDC) published information about an outbreak of infections caused by Listeria .  An apple supplier for prepackaged caramel apples may be linked to the listeriosis outbreak and this has already resulted in multiple voluntary product recalls.   As of December 31, 2014, “CDC continues to recommend that U.S. consumers …
Study Identifies Geographic Clusters of Underimmunization in Northern California
Study Identifies Geographic Clusters of Underimmunization in Northern California
1/19/2015 10:39:37 AM
Researchers used spatial analysis software and electronic medical records to identify clusters of underimmunization and vaccine refusal among Kaiser Permanente members in Northern California, according to a study published today in the journal Pediatrics . Children are considered to be underimmunized when they miss one or more recommended vaccine doses before age 3, while …
Tumor suppressor protein plays key role in maintaining immune balance
Tumor suppressor protein plays key role in maintaining immune balance
1/16/2015 11:03:20 AM
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital scientists have discovered that a protein widely known for suppressing tumor formation also helps prevent autoimmune diseases and other problems by putting the brakes on the immune response. The research was published recently online ahead of print in the scientific journal Nature Immunology. Researchers showed that the tumor …
Protection from Flu Vaccination Reduced this Season
1/16/2015 9:25:40 AM
A report published in the January 16 Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) estimates that getting a flu vaccine this season reduced a person’s risk of having to go to the doctor because of flu by 23 percent among people of all ages. Since CDC began conducting annual flu vaccine effectiveness (VE) studies in 2004-2005, overall estimates for each season have ranged …
Attic Bats Could Expose Building Occupants to Fungal Pathogens
1/13/2015 4:41:33 PM
There are over a thousand species of bats worldwide and many can be found living near people.  Unfortunately, many homeowners have found that for some species of bats, a favorite place to roost is in their attic. Bats can fit through small openings to reach an attic where they can congregate in large numbers.  Over time, they will deposit significant amounts of droppings, …
Texas Indoor Air Quality Professionals Identify Legionella Risks
Texas Indoor Air Quality Professionals Identify Legionella Risks
1/12/2015 6:57:37 PM
In December, multiple media outlets reported on the tragic case of a Texas newborn who developed Legionnaires’ disease and passed away early last year.  The infant was born during a water birth that some health experts believe may have exposed the child to the bacteria that causes the disease.   According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), “Each …
Ebola Hampering Household Economies across Liberia and Sierra Leone
1/12/2015 12:40:45 PM
The socio-economic impacts of Ebola in Liberia and Sierra Leone are far-reaching and persistent, according to two new World Bank Group reports. Both countries continue to experience job losses, despite their differing health outlooks. These impacts have not been limited to the areas where infections have been the highest, which points to economy-wide slowdowns. As a result, …
UNICEF helps restart measles immunizations in Ebola-hit countries
1/9/2015 8:51:43 AM
UNICEF is helping governments and communities restart stalled immunizations amid a surge in measles cases in Ebola-affected countries, where health systems are overwhelmed and tens of thousands of children are left vulnerable to deadly diseases. “Measles is a major killer of children that can easily be stopped through a safe and effective vaccine,” said Manuel Fontaine, …
Fostera® PRRS Licensed to Help Protect the Whole Herd
1/8/2015 1:29:46 PM
Fostera® PRRS, from Zoetis, is now licensed for whole herd protection against both the respiratory and reproductive forms of disease caused by porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome (PRRS) virus. The new reproductive claim, recently granted by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), allows for vaccination of sows and gilts prebreeding to help provide protection …
Publicis Touchpoint Solutions Partners with Cegedim Relationship Management for Next-Generation CRM, CLM, and Remote Detailing Solution
1/6/2015 12:00:00 PM
  Yardley, PA — January 6, 2015 —  Publicis Touchpoint Solutions , Inc.—a leading provider of customized cross-channel healthcare sales, service, and clinical teams—announced today that it has entered into a strategic partnership with Cegedim Relationship Management . Touchpoint will be employing Cegedim’s cloud-based customer relationship management (CRM), closed loop …

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