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WHO at 70 - working for better health for everyone, everywhere

Thu, 05 Apr 2018 09:00:00 +0100

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)

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People can ’t be educated into vaccinations, but behavioral nudges help, study finds

Wed, 04 Apr 2018 13:00:07 +0100

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 says an Ancestry.com DNA test revealed her father — her parents’ fertility doctor (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)



ECMC ’s Beginnings: Buffalo City Hospital – 1918-1939

Tue, 06 Mar 2018 20:19:00 +0100

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)



Oregon-developed biological warfare drug treatment nears FDA finish line

Thu, 01 Mar 2018 20:16:12 +0100

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)



Smallpox (Vaccinia) Vaccine, Live

Thu, 01 Mar 2018 14:30:00 +0100

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Planning for smallpox outbreak must consider immunosuppression

Thu, 01 Mar 2018 05:00:00 +0100

(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)

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CDC Wants $400 Million to Build a New Lab for the World ’s Deadliest Germs

Sat, 24 Feb 2018 18:46:08 +0100

(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 safety features necessary to work with the highest-threat germs, said James Le Duc, director of one of them, the University of Texas’s Galveston National Laboratory....



Controversy among scientists as “horsepox recipe” becomes public knowledge, raising fears terrorists will "hack" the virus to kill millions

Sat, 24 Feb 2018 13:01:40 +0100

(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)



CDC seeks new labs for bioterror pathogens to replace aging facility

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 18:00:12 +0100

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)



SIGA Technologies Announces FDA Accepts NDA and Grants Priority Review for Oral TPOXX to Treat Smallpox

Thu, 08 Feb 2018 15:52:59 +0100

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)



Smallpox vaccine study yields favorable results

Wed, 07 Feb 2018 05:00:00 +0100

(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)

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SIGA Technologies Announces FDA Accepts NDA and Grants Priority Review for Oral TPOXX to Treat Smallpox

Wed, 07 Feb 2018 03:02:06 +0100

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)



Operational Framework for the Deployment of the World Health Organization Smallpox Vaccine Emergency Stockpile in Response to a Smallpox Event

Wed, 24 Jan 2018 00:48:24 +0100

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)



'The world is now more vulnerable to smallpox'

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 15:17:28 +0100

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)



Cause of 500-year-old mystery epidemic identified

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 17:14:22 +0100

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)



Creation of synthetic horsepox virus could lead to more effective smallpox vaccine

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 05:00:00 +0100

(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)

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Scientists have determined the mummified child who was killed 500 years ago died from hepatitis, not smallpox

Wed, 10 Jan 2018 19:08:38 +0100

(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)



Trilobites: A Mummified Child ’ s Remains Show Signs of a Modern Scourge

Fri, 05 Jan 2018 22:00:09 +0100

For decades, scientists thought the toddler died nearly 500 years ago from smallpox. New research shows it carried hepatitis B. (Source: NYT Health)



Boy Who Died 450 Years Ago Gives Clues to Hepatitis Research

Thu, 04 Jan 2018 14:00:40 +0100

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)



DNA analysis of ancient mummy, thought to have smallpox, points to Hepatitis B instead

Thu, 04 Jan 2018 05:00:00 +0100

(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)



Morning Break: Cyberattacks Common; Smallpox Drug; Wimpy Men

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 13:00:00 +0100

(MedPage Today) -- Health news and commentary from around the Web gathered by the MedPage Today staff (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)

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SIGA Technologies Announces FDA Submission of its New Drug Application for oral TPOXX (tecovirimat) to Treat Smallpox

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 01:12:18 +0100

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)



Smallpox and Toxins

Sat, 09 Dec 2017 17:47:16 +0100

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)



U.S. Labs Handling Lethal Pathogens Had Shocking Lapses In Security

Tue, 31 Oct 2017 16:59:58 +0100

Ricin, anthrax and smallpox were all improperly handled or stored. (Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post)



New clues on the historical origin of the vaccine used to eradicate smallpox

Wed, 11 Oct 2017 04:00:00 +0100

(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)



Vaccine Order Boosts Bavarian Nordic After Cancer Drug Flop Vaccine Order Boosts Bavarian Nordic After Cancer Drug Flop

Thu, 28 Sep 2017 20:47:01 +0100

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)

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Vaccine order boosts Bavarian Nordic after cancer drug flop

Thu, 28 Sep 2017 11:22:10 +0100

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)



Bavarian Nordic eyes more U.S. government contracts after new vaccine order

Thu, 28 Sep 2017 09:48:38 +0100

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)



3 Ways the United Nations Is Helping the World (and 2 Ways It Can ’t)

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 09:39:51 +0100

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 sanctions—holds little appeal for a regime that depends on isolation for political stability. Second, the principal players—the U.S., China, and South Korea&mda...



Are gut microbes really a panacea, or just overhyped? | Mo Costandi

Thu, 07 Sep 2017 12:03:16 +0100

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 formsContinue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)



Molecular map shows how to disable dangerous bioweapon

Wed, 06 Sep 2017 04:00:00 +0100

(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)

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FDA clears first gene-altering therapy — ‘ a living drug ’ — for childhood leukemia

Wed, 30 Aug 2017 18:55:39 +0100

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)



FDA clears first gene-altering therapy — ‘ a living drug ’ — for childhood leukemia

Wed, 30 Aug 2017 18:55:39 +0100

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)



FDA approves first-of-its-kind ‘ living drug ’ for childhood leukemia

Wed, 30 Aug 2017 16:12:22 +0100

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)



FDA removes unproven, harmful treatment from stem cell centers

Mon, 28 Aug 2017 16:46:13 +0100

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)



FDA intervenes after stem cell center offers unproven treatment to cancer patients

Mon, 28 Aug 2017 15:58:37 +0100

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 site, Drug Delivery Business News. The post FDA intervenes after stem cell center offers unproven treatment to cancer patients appeared first on MassDevice. (Source: Mass Device)

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The hurricane came, and these newborns refused to wait out the storm

Mon, 28 Aug 2017 15:32:11 +0100

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)



Vaccine tyranny throughout history: Caribbean slave owners infected women and children with smallpox to "make them stronger"

Mon, 28 Aug 2017 14:02:27 +0100

(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)



FDA cracks down on stem-cell clinics, including one using smallpox vaccine in cancer patients

Mon, 28 Aug 2017 13:35:43 +0100

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)



FDA acts to remove unproven, potentially harmful treatment used in ‘stem cell’ centers targeting vulnerable patients

Mon, 28 Aug 2017 12:32:00 +0100

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 one vial was partially used, four of the vials were intact. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)



FDA acts to remove unproven, potentially harmful treatment used in ‘ stem cell ’ centers targeting vulnerable patients

Mon, 28 Aug 2017 12:32:00 +0100

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 one vial was partially used, four of the vials were intact. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)

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Seeking the secret ingredient in the original smallpox vaccine

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 04:00:00 +0100

(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! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)



Off-the-shelf DNA can be used to manufacture biological weapons, stunned scientists discover

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 22:33:06 +0100

(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)



Emergent BioSolutions to buy Sanofi ’s smallpox vaccine business for $125m

Sun, 16 Jul 2017 23:00:00 +0100

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)



Labmade smallpox is possible, study shows

Thu, 13 Jul 2017 00:00:00 +0100

(Source: ScienceNOW)



Scientists revive an extinct relative of smallpox

Wed, 12 Jul 2017 13:53:06 +0100

Researchers from the University of Alberta have resurrected a virus called horsepox, which is very similar to smallpox (artist's impression pictured inset). (Source: the Mail online | Health)

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WHO (World Health Organization) Advisory Committee on Variola Virus Research: Report of the Eighteenth Meeting

Mon, 10 Jul 2017 22:37:15 +0100

World Health Organization. 05/2017 This 58-page report summarizes the 18th meeting of the Advisory Committee on Variola Virus Research, held on November 2-3, 2016. The Advisory Committee reviewed the implications for its upcoming work in light of the 69th World Health Assembly's decision to have a substantive agenda item at the 72nd World Health Assembly in May 2019 on the destruction of smallpox virus stocks. It was also updated on continuing research projects using live variola virus for the development of diagnostic tests, animal models, smallpox vaccines, and antiviral and therapeutic agents. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)



Report of the World Health Organization Biosafety Inspection Team of the Variola Virus Maximum Containment Laboratories to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: May 2015

Mon, 10 Jul 2017 22:37:15 +0100

World Health Organization. 10/2016 This 10-page report summarizes an inspection carried out at the World Health Organization-authorized variola virus (smallpox)repository at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in May 2015. It included inspection of the physical high-containment facilities designated for research use of variola virus, the supporting engineering systems, and the long-term secure specimen storage arrangement. The team heard presentations from and had interactive discussions with CDC staff and reviewed records, regulatory instruments, instruction manuals, meeting minutes, floor plans, and other documents that they requested. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)



Report of the Blue Ribbon Panel to Review the 2014 Smallpox (Variola) Virus Incident on the NIH (National Institutes of Health) Campus

Mon, 10 Jul 2017 08:10:58 +0100

National Institutes of Health. 05/2017 This 50-page document is the report of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Blue Ribbon Panel appointed to review the July 2014 discovery of six vials containing variola virus, the causative agent of smallpox, as well as over 300 other previously undiscovered biological samples on the NIH Bethesda, MD, campus. The panel identified several key factors that contributed to the smallpox virus incident, and noted several specific problematic issues relating to the immediate response after discovery of the smallpox virus and other samples. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)



FDA (Food and Drug Administration) Review of the 2014 Discovery of Vials Labeled "Variola" and Other Vials Discovered in an FDA-Occupied Building on the NIH (National Institutes of Health) Campus

Mon, 10 Jul 2017 08:10:58 +0100

U.S. Food and Drug Administration. 12/13/2016 This nine-page report provides information about the discovery of vials labeled as Variola (the virus that causes smallpox) during cleanup and inventory on July 1, 2014, in preparation for a move of the Food and Drug Administrations (FDA) laboratories located at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) campus in Bethesda, MD, to FDA's White Oak campus in Silver Spring, MD. It reflects interviews with FDA and NIH employees associated with the cold storage room in which the vials were discovered, a site visit to the NIH campus, and a thorough review of all available reports and documentation relating to the discovery. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)



26 key bioterrorism jobs the Trump administration has not yet filled

Fri, 07 Jul 2017 20:11:32 +0100

Biological threats pose some of the gravest health risks in our increasingly interconnected world. They can be naturally occurring, such as outbreaks of Ebola infections, or bioterrorism, such as the anthrax attacks in 2001. A study reported this week renews worries about human-made biological agents. Scientists synthesized an extinct horsepox virus closely related to smallpox, the deadliest microbe in human […]Related:Trump administration names Georgia health official as new CDC directorDeaths from cancer higher in rural America, CDC findsHer newborn kept getting sick because she was ingesting placenta, CDC says (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)

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Aethlon looks fast-track FDA nod for Hemopurifier blood filter through EAP

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 18:22:39 +0100

Aethlon Medical (NSDQ:AEMD) said today it is submitting an expedited access pathway application to the FDA seeking a breakthrough technology designation for its hemopurifier. Aethlon’s Hemopurifier device is a single-use, disposable cartridge designed to target and filter out viruses or tumor-secreted exosomes. Blood flows through the cartridge into nearly 3,000 hollow fibers with pores 250 nanometers in diameter. A pressure deferential in the 1st third of the fiber pushes particles below 250 nanometers through the pores into a space between the fibers and the cartridge. The San Diego, Calif.-based company said that in a recent study, the Hemopurifier was shown to successfully capture Ebola, Zika, HIV, Hepatitis C, West Nile and Flu viruses with no adverse impacts on subjects. Aethlon...



Latest global warming journo-terrorism scare story: Melting ice will unleash deadly microbes that will wipe out humanity like in a horror movie

Tue, 16 May 2017 10:10:50 +0100

(Natural News) One way or another, global warming is going to get you; at least that’s what the journo-terrorists want you to believe. Their latest scare tactic is to terrify the public with the prediction that all that melting ice is going to result in a global pandemic when supposedly eradicated killers like smallpox, preserved... (Source: NaturalNews.com)



What It's Like When A Guinea Worm Living Inside Your Body Suddenly Burrows Out

Tue, 16 May 2017 09:45:09 +0100

This article is part of HuffPost’s Project Zero campaign, a yearlong series on neglected tropical diseases and efforts to fight them. JUBA, South Sudan ― It took days for Maker Achuil and others to slowly pull the arm-length, spaghetti-like worm out of his thigh. After a year with the white parasite inside him, Achuil screamed in pain as the grown Guinea worm emerged. A former soldier in South Sudan, which fought for decades before gaining its independence from Sudan in 2011, Achuil still shudders at the memory of the agony he felt as the worm was gradually wound around a stick. “It was like putting a cigarette out on your leg ― for days,” said Achuil, rolling up his trouser to show the scars from the burning fluids the worm excreted as it burrowed out to br...



Fixing pharma's broken commercial model

Mon, 15 May 2017 13:01:49 +0100

Pharma is fast emerging from a golden era of high profit margins and a largely unblemished reputation that saw the industry ride the crest of a lucrative wave for many years.In recent year, the landscape has changed as leaner health budgets prompt payers to demand lower prices and greater value, empowered patients demand better care, and advances in medicines result in ageing populations with more complex and chronic diseases.Add to that tighter regulations around industry access to physicians, increased competition, a rise in generic medicines and the behaviour of a small number of companies causing scandals that have has seen pharma ’s reputation plummet.All of this has left industry ’s once highly successful commercial model dead in the water, prompting pharma to rethink.“We have ...



Fixing Pharma's Broken Commercial Model

Mon, 15 May 2017 13:01:49 +0100

Pharma is fast emerging from a golden era of high profit margins and a largely unblemished reputation that saw the industry ride the crest of a lucrative wave for many years.In recent years, the landscape has changed as leaner health budgets prompt payers to demand lower prices and greater value, empowered patients demand better care, and advances in medicines result in ageing populations with more complex and chronic diseases.Add to that tighter regulations around industry access to physicians, increased competition, a rise in generic medicines and the behaviour of a small number of companies causing scandals that have seen pharma ’s reputation plummet.All of this has left industry ’s once highly successful commercial model dead in the water, prompting pharma to rethink.“We have tur...

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Retro Report: Chasing Cures for Deadly Scourges, and Getting in Our Own Way

Sun, 14 May 2017 23:09:32 +0100

Smallpox was eradicated globally four decades ago. That awe-inspiring triumph has long begged to be duplicated. Yet to date, it stands alone. (Source: NYT Health)



As Ice Melts, Dangerous Diseases From The Past Could Rise Again

Fri, 05 May 2017 14:56:19 +0100

The great thing about climate change is that there’s always some new, horrifying consequence to worry about ― like ancient viruses and bacteria emerging from the ice as the Earth warms. Unfortunately, researchers fear we may see more of this in the future. Some of these viruses and bacteria may have been trapped for millennia, and it’s not even totally clear yet what they are, let alone what kind of damage they might cause.  Researchers have encountered complex “giant viruses” with as many as thousands of genes in the melting permafrost of Siberia. One such virus, 30,000 years old, was still infectious when it was discovered in 2015, though it posed no danger to humans, Live Science reports. There are also concerns that some old enemies thought vanquishe...



Nigeria: Tiwa Savage Named Rotary Celebrity Ambassador for Polio Eradication

Wed, 03 May 2017 05:43:40 +0100

[This Day] Nigerian singer/songwriter Tiwa Savage is the newest face to join Rotary's 'This Close' public awareness campaign for polio eradication. A paralysing and life altering disease, polio is on the verge of becoming the second human disease ever to be eliminated worldwide after smallpox. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)



Boost for WHO in battle to eliminate tropical bug

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 02:55:20 +0100

Victory against neglected disease yaws would be first such eradication since smallpox (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)

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WHO steps closer to eliminating tropical disease

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 02:55:20 +0100

Victory against yaws infection would be first such eradication since smallpox (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)



WHO moves closer to eliminating yaws disease

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 02:55:20 +0100

Victory against infection would be first such eradication since smallpox (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)



Africa: Research Reveals Huge Burden of Guinea Worm

Wed, 12 Apr 2017 09:20:45 +0100

[VOA] Guinea worm is on course to become the second human disease to be eradicated, after smallpox, thanks largely to intervention overseen by former U.S. President Jimmy Carter. Little was known about the infection for decades, as diseases like malaria took priority. However, previously unpublished research from the 1970s, released this month, shows the burden the disease has had on millions of people. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)



Ancient DNA reveals genetic legacy of pandemics in the Americas

Mon, 19 Dec 2016 13:00:20 +0100

Geneticists are exploring how disease introduced by European colonists shaped the evolution of indigenous peoples of the AmericasPrehistoric America was not a disease-free utopia.Tuberculosis, treponemal disease, Chagas disease, and many other pathogens were endemic to populations in different regions of the continent. But the“Columbian Exchange” beginning in 1492 introduced new pathogens to American populations, including smallpox, measles, influenza, and yellow fever. This introduction had devastating consequences for tribes. In some places, death from infectious disease resulted in thedepopulation of entire regions, leading to the collapse of social, economic, and political institutions, and the loss of many traditional cultural practices and ways of life.Understanding the dynamics ...

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Mummified child could rewrite history of smallpox

Sat, 10 Dec 2016 00:25:58 +0100

DNA from a mummy buried under a church yields new insights about the contagious and often fatal disease (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)



17th Century strain of smallpox retrieved from partial mummified remains of Lithuanian child

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 19:16:35 +0100

New genetic research suggests that smallpox, a pathogen that caused millions of deaths worldwide, may not be an ancient disease but a much more modern killer that went on to become the first human disease eradicated by vaccination. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)



17th-century mummy may alter the history of smallpox

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 17:59:21 +0100

HealthDay News A mummy of a child who lived in the 1600s in Lithuania could offer new insight into how smallpox developed over the millennia. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)



A Mummy's DNA May Help Solve The Mystery Of The Origins Of Smallpox

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 17:24:00 +0100

Scientists have found the oldest complete set of smallpox genes in a sample of skin from a mummified child in a crypt underneath a Lithuanian church. (Source: NPR Health and Science)



Oldest smallpox DNA discovered in 17th century child mummy

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 17:05:00 +0100

The oldest known sample of the smallpox-causing variola virus has been found within the DNA of a 17th century child mummy. The mummy was found in a crypt beneath a Lithuanian church, according to a new study in the journal Current Biology. The finding shortens the timeline for how long smallpox may have afflicted humans. (Source: CNN.com - Health)

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Mummy of 17th Century Child May Alter the History of Smallpox

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 12:12:25 +0100

THURSDAY, Dec. 8, 2016 -- A mummy of a child who lived in the 1600s in Lithuania could offer new insight into how smallpox developed over the millennia. Researchers say they've found the oldest known sample of the virus that causes smallpox in the... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)



Smallpox, once thought an ancient disease, may have emerged in more recent times

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 05:00:00 +0100

(McMaster University) New genetic research from an international team including McMaster University, University of Helsinki, Vilnius University and the University of Sydney, suggests that smallpox, a pathogen that caused millions of deaths worldwide, may not be an ancient disease but a much more modern killer that went on to become the first human disease eradicated by vaccination. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)



Child mummy offers revised history of smallpox

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 05:00:00 +0100

(Cell Press) A child mummy from the 17th century, found in a crypt underneath a Lithuanian church, was discovered to harbor the oldest known sample of the variola virus that causes smallpox. Researchers who sequenced the virus say it could help answer lingering questions about the history of smallpox, including how recently it appeared in humans (perhaps more recently than we thought) and when specific evolutionary events occurred. Their study appears Dec. 8 in Current Biology. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)



Bavarian Nordic closes enrolment for Phase III study of smallpox vaccines

Fri, 25 Nov 2016 00:00:00 +0100

Biopharmaceutical firm Bavarian Nordic has completed enrolment for its Phase III study of smallpox vaccines, IMVAMUNE and ACAM2000. (Source: Drug Development Technology)



Discovery's Edge: Foreseeing the future of vaccines

Mon, 07 Nov 2016 23:00:00 +0100

Since the first vaccine paved the way for the near-eradication of smallpox over 200 years ago, societies have looked to vaccines as a means to stop the spread of infectious diseases. Today the same concepts are being called upon for new disease threats including Ebola and Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS),?and the continued reemergence of [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)

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The Doctor's World: A Lieutenant in Eradicating Smallpox Remembers the General

Mon, 03 Oct 2016 17:47:58 +0100

How Dr. Donald A. Henderson, who died in August, turned a flailing measles program into a first in medicine. (Source: NYT Health)



Why you can't find safe vaccines

Sun, 02 Oct 2016 06:00:00 +0100

(NaturalNews) The very first vaccine was for smallpox. It turned out to be a disaster, increasing the death rates and incidence of smallpox, while causing numerous serious side effects.(Article by Michelle Goldstein, republished from VacTruth.com)Likewise, the polio vaccine... (Source: NaturalNews.com)



How To Prevent Cancer Naturally

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 18:36:47 +0100

Why is it that if you’re unfortunate enough to get cancer, your only option is to see an oncologist who will almost certainly recommend radiation, surgery or chemotherapy drugs? One reason is that it’s all they know. Conventional doctors are only educated to use the tools of modern medical technology. But there’s another reason that’s very concerning… Chemotherapy drugs are making oncologists very, very rich. You see, most doctors will just write you a prescription for a drug. But not oncologists. They buy these drugs at wholesale prices then sell them to cancer patients at marked-up prices. They’re the only specialists in mainstream medicine that are allowed to profit directly from the sale of a drug. And they depend on that money. It’s estimated th...



As Of Today, The Americas Are Finally Measles-Free

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 21:05:12 +0100

By Sebastien Malo NEW YORK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The Americas has become the first region in the world to be free of measles, following a 22-year vaccination drive against the disease which continues to infect tens of thousands of people globally, the Pan American Health Organization said on Tuesday. The milestone was confirmed after no cases of the highly contagious disease originating in the Americas were recorded in at least three years, the PAHO said. “This is truly a historic deed,” said Carissa Etienne, director of the PAHO, which serves as the World Health Organization’s (WHO) regional office for the Americas. Globally, measles remains a leading cause of death among young children in the developing world. About 250,000 people were infected with measles las...



Mark Zuckerberg, Priscilla Chan Pledge Billions To Fight All Disease

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 07:03:41 +0100

Facebook Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla Chan on Wednesday pledged more than $3 billion toward a plan to “cure, prevent or manage all disease within our children’s lifetime.” Speaking through tears at a San Francisco event to announce the initiative, Chan said she hoped to spare parents the pain she had seen while delivering difficult news as a pediatrician. “In those moments and in many others we’re at the limit of what we understand about the human body and disease, the science behind medicine, the limit of our ability to alleviate suffering. We want to push back that boundary,” she said. The event was attended by business and political luminaries including former Microsoft Corp Chairman Bill Gates, San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee an...



Government £40 million investment for arthritis research

Wed, 14 Sep 2016 23:00:00 +0100

The Department of Health has announced that over the next five years, over£40 million will be rewarded toarthritis-related research projects. This amount falls within a larger investment of£816 million. The£816 million of funding has been awarded to 20 biomedical research centres through the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR). Each of the funded centres is a collaboration between an NHS organisation and a university partner, and will apply their research expertise to a variety of different research themes and health conditions.  Jeremy Hunt, health secretary, said:"The UK has so often led the world in health research - from the invention of the smallpox vaccine to the discovery of penicillin and the development of DNA sequencing. Today, we are making ...



[Perspective] Donald A. Henderson (1928 –2016)

Thu, 08 Sep 2016 22:00:00 +0100

The smallpox eradication listserv—which contains the names of many who worked in the smallpox eradication program—looks like a page from the Who's Who of public health, including many who became public health leaders during the 20th century. The listserv has been particularly active recently in sharing condolences with the family of Donald A. Henderson and reminiscing about the great man that he was. Author: David L. Heymann (Source: ScienceNOW)



Smallpox Could Return Years After Eradication

Sun, 28 Aug 2016 19:26:00 +0100

The recent passing of D.A. Henderson reminds us of how bad smallpox was. Here's how global warming could bring smallpox back in full force. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)



UR Alumnus Donald A. (D.A.) Henderson ’54M (MD), Eradicator of Smallpox, Dies at 87

Wed, 24 Aug 2016 00:17:31 +0100

Renowned epidemiologist Dr. Donald A. (D.A.) Henderson ’54M (MD), who earned his degree from the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry in 1954, and is credited with the global eradication of smallpox, died Aug. 19 in Towson, Md. He was 87. (Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases)

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Health Highlights: Aug. 22, 2016

Mon, 22 Aug 2016 08:35:22 +0100

Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: U.S. Doctor Who Led Global Fight Against Smallpox Dead at Age 87 The American doctor who led to campaign to eradicate smallpox has died at age... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)



D.A. Henderson, who led effort to eradicate smallpox, dies at 87

Mon, 22 Aug 2016 00:25:58 +0100

(Reuters) - Donald A. Henderson, who headed the World Health Organization vaccination effort that wiped out smallpox in 1977 and later became a U.S. bioterrorism expert, has died from complications following a hip fracture, officials said on Sunday. He was 87. (Source: Reuters: Health)



Dr. Donald A. Henderson, Who Helped End Smallpox, Dies at 87

Sun, 21 Aug 2016 23:51:11 +0100

Starting in 1966, Dr. Henderson, known as D.A., led the World Health Organization ’ s war on the smallpox virus, and achieved success astonishingly quickly. (Source: NYT Health)



Smallpox eradication 'giant' Donald Henderson dies at 87

Sun, 21 Aug 2016 19:47:48 +0100

US doctor Donald Henderson, who led a successful campaign to wipe out smallpox worldwide, has died at the age of 87. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)



New report highlights more than 250 vaccines in development

Thu, 18 Aug 2016 21:15:40 +0100

More than 200 years ago, the first vaccine was developed for smallpox, and now, the disease has been eradicated worldwide. And in the United States, the transmission of poliovirus, measles and rubella have been eliminated. These are examples of tremendous scientific progress, and through our growing understanding of how these and other diseases work at the molecular level, many new therapeutic and preventative vaccines have been developed. (Source: The Catalyst)

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New report highlights more than 250 therapeutic and preventative vaccines in development

Thu, 18 Aug 2016 16:15:02 +0100

More than 200 years ago, the first vaccine was developed for smallpox, and now, the disease has been eradicated worldwide. And in the United States, the transmission of poliovirus, measles and rubella have been eliminated. These are examples of tremendous scientific progress and through our growing understanding of how these and other diseases work at the molecular level, many new therapeutic and preventative vaccines have been developed. (Source: The Catalyst)



SMALLPOX is a risk after permafrost thaws near Russian village where victims were buried

Mon, 15 Aug 2016 08:58:38 +0100

Scientists are worried that the deadly disease smallpox could return because permafrost is melting close to where hundreds of infected bodies were buried in Siberia, Russia. (Source: the Mail online | Health)



How to stay happy when the sky is falling in

Sat, 02 Jul 2016 07:00:03 +0100

Brexit, Zika, gun violence, the England football team: there’s been no shortage of bad news lately. Here’s how to look on the bright sideSeen from a certain perspective, the last few months on planet Earth have been pretty unreservedly amazing. Nobody died from smallpox. Almost nobody contracted polio. Hospital operating theatres weren’t generally filled with the screams of patients undergoing surgery without anaesthetic, and no war claimed anything like the single-day death toll of the first hours of the Battle of the Somme, 100 years ago this week. Britain decided the question of European Union membership via democratic vote, not armed conflict, and women were entitled to participate – an astonishingly recent state of affairs. Though we don’t have all the figures yet, it’s li...



AAP/CDC (American Academy of Pediatrics/Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) Pediatric and Public Health Tabletop Exercise, January 26, 2016: Record of the Proceedings

Wed, 29 Jun 2016 00:44:32 +0100

American Academy of Pediatrics. 05/02/2016This 48-page document summarizes a Pediatric and Public Health Tabletop Exercise, convened by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), on January 26, 2016. The exercise was organized with five state teams to address a threat of smallpox that would impact children and require the use of supplies from the Strategic National Stockpile (SNS). The scenario was used to establish a learning environment for participants to exercise/discuss communication strategies and emergency response plans, policies, and procedures that could be applicable in most situations involving an infectious disease outbreak. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)



Thank You, World Health Organization!

Wed, 08 Jun 2016 10:55:06 +0100

The World Health Organization has long been a leader in matters of public health, from its successes against such dreaded diseases as smallpox to its campaign to control tobacco. Its new Health and Ageing Strategy, passed recently in Geneva at the 69th World Health Assembly, follows in this admirable tradition.   But this effort goes beyond a current and easily observable health crisis, built instead from a huge insight on one of the mega-trends of our time -- 21st century longevity. The WHO has in its sights a unique approach to public health that fosters the goal of healthier and more active aging by enabling "functional ability" in our later decades. More than absence of disease is a huge shift, but has in its sights the essential need for wellness and prevention in an era of 100 yea...

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Discovery's Edge: Rise of the Microbiome

Mon, 06 Jun 2016 22:00:00 +0100

This article originally appeared on the Discovery's Edge blog. ______________________ As a species, we have a love-hate relationship with microbes. For centuries, we didn’t even know they existed. Then came the microscope and Louis Pasteur’s germ theory, and suddenly we could see that microorganisms were the cause of deathly diseases like bubonic plague, smallpox, and tuberculosis. The [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)



Alaska scientist receives $1.6 million award for vaccine research

Mon, 30 May 2016 04:00:00 +0100

(University of Alaska Fairbanks) A treatment credited with saving about nine million lives a year worldwide and bringing major human diseases including smallpox, tetanus, whooping cough and polio under some degree of control is said to have begun with a milkmaid, a boy, a cow and a doctor about two hundred years ago.Yet in all that time, the details of how the treatment actually works are still unclear. Dr. Andrea Ferrante, a University of Alaska Fairbanks scientist, hopes to change that. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)



Four steps to rebuild trust in biology

Mon, 23 May 2016 14:00:15 +0100

Trust in biologists is in a precarious position. Secrecy, safety breaches and controversial experiments are risking the reputation of biomedical science. Ahead of a key meeting in the USA, Filippa Lentzos and Nicholas Evans outline steps to earn back the trust of citizens.18-months of deliberation on how to regulate research enhancing the transmissibility and virulence of viruses will end when the National Science Advisory Board for Biosecurity (NSABB) meets on 24 May 2016. The modified pathogens created through so-called ‘gain-of-function’ experiments could, if accidentally released from labs or deliberately misused, cause man-made pandemics. A new regulatory framework for gain-of-function research could set a significant precedent by creating a new standard for oversight in the life ...



Russia – A Country In Focus

Fri, 20 May 2016 13:29:30 +0100

By Sue Lee, Technical Portfolio Manager, World Courier The largest country in the world, Russia is bigger than Pluto at 16.6million km2, and is separated from the USA by less than 4 km. Still nominally at war since 1945 with Japan over the Kuril Islands, it has 20% of the world’s unfrozen fresh water in a single lake, Lake Baikal. It spans nine time zones, has 28 official languages and has the world’s longest railway. The first Russian child to receive the vaccine against smallpox was called “Vaccinov,” given a pension, and observed throughout his life. (Source: Pharmaceutical Online News)



Why Russia Is An Atrractive Market For Clinical Trials

Fri, 20 May 2016 13:29:30 +0100

By Sue Lee, Technical Portfolio Manager, World Courier The largest country in the world, Russia is bigger than Pluto at 16.6million km2, and is separated from the USA by less than 4 km. Still nominally at war since 1945 with Japan over the Kuril Islands, it has 20% of the world’s unfrozen fresh water in a single lake, Lake Baikal. It spans nine time zones, has 28 official languages and has the world’s longest railway. The first Russian child to receive the vaccine against smallpox was called “Vaccinov,” given a pension, and observed throughout his life. (Source: Pharmaceutical Online News)

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[Feature] The Truest Test

Thu, 19 May 2016 22:00:00 +0100

Over the past few years, there has been a surge in studies that intentionally infect volunteers with a wide variety of pathogens to test novel drugs and vaccines. The so-called "human challenge model" has a long and checkered past that began with 18th century experiments by smallpox vaccine developer Edward Jenner and later fell under intense scrutiny when they were conducted by Nazi doctors, military researchers, and academic scientists working with prisoners. Today, challenge experiments follow strict ethical guidelines, minimize risks to volunteers at every turn, and face increased scrutiny from regulatory agencies. The list of diseases being studied includes malaria, influenza, shigella, dengue, norovirus, tuberculosis, rhinovirus, Escherichia coli, typhoid, giardia, and campylobact...



Op-Docs: Errol Morris: ‘Demon in the Freezer’

Tue, 17 May 2016 11:05:08 +0100

Smallpox has inflicted untold suffering and death. So why are we keeping it around? (Source: NYT Health)