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FDA Approves New Claim for Zika Virus Test Allowing for Screening of Pooled Blood or Plasma Donations
The FDA has approved an additional claim for Roche’s cobas Zika virus test, allowing for the screening of several individual blood or plasma donations that have been pooled together.
Proposed Budget Cuts to Global Health Might Be Bad Medicine for State Economies: Public Health Watch Report
A new report by Global Health Technologies Coalition assesses the economic impact of cuts to global health R&D on the economies of US states.
PaxVax Chikungunya Vaccine Granted Fast Track Designation by FDA
If clinical development progresses, the PaxVax vaccine could potentially become the first vaccine approved by the FDA for the prevention of chikungunya.
Top Infectious Disease News of the Week—April 29, 2018
Stay up-to-date on the latest infectious disease news by checking out our top 5 articles of the week.
Vector-Borne Disease Cases Have Tripled in the United States Since 2004
New CDC report warns of the growing burden of vector-borne diseases in the United States.
Albendazole Found to Improve Physical Fitness in Poor Women Farmers with Hookworm
A recent study finds that treatment with albendazole was associated with improved physical fitness in women farmers infected with hookworm.
Mosquito-Borne Diseases Pose Growing Threat to United States
Experts need to be ready to respond to outbreaks of emerging mosquito-borne diseases in the United States.
Novartis to Invest $100 Million in Malaria Treatment Research
The pharmaceutical giant will also launch a program committed to equitable pricing in malaria-endemic countries for new treatments along with expanding pediatric treatment availability and work to strengthen health care systems in 4 African nations.
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