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Soligenix Announces Combination Vaccine for Ricin and Anthrax Achieves Simultaneous Protection

(PR Newswire) Soligenix, Inc. (OTCQB: SNGX) (Soligenix or the Company), a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company focused on developing products to treat serious inflammatory diseases where there remains an unmet medical need, as well as developing several biodefense vaccines and therapeutics, announced today that the combination of RiVax™ and VeloThrax™ induces protective  Read More »

CDC Closes Labs After Anthrax, Bird Flu and Small Pox Scares

(The Wire) Days after the discovery of small pox vials in a NIH medical laboratory in Bethesda, the Center For Disease Control announced Friday that labs connected to anthrax and bird flu scares would be temporarily closed. “These events should never have happened,” CDC Director Tom Frieden said in a call  Read More »

Polio eradication could be sped up by extra vaccine dose

(Medical News Today) In areas where poliovirus still causes infection, giving all children under the age of 5 an extra dose of polio vaccine could help to speed up eradication – and the researchers finding a “substantially greater benefit” from the booster are calling for vaccine programs to now put this  Read More »

CDC: Smallpox found in NIH storage room is alive

(CNN) At least two of the vials employees at the National Institutes of Health found in an unused storage room earlier this month contain viable samples of the deadly smallpox virus, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Friday. Employees found six forgotten vials when they were preparing to move  Read More »

Fifty new Ebola cases, 25 deaths in West Africa – WHO

(Reuters) Fifty new cases of Ebola and 25 deaths have been reported in Sierra Leone, Liberia and Guinea since July 3, as the deadly virus spreads in families, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Tuesday. In a statement, the United Nations agency said that the latest figures from health ministries  Read More »