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‘Milestone’ for child malaria vaccine

(BBC News) Experts say the world’s first malaria vaccine could be approved for use in 2015. Reporting in PLOS Medicine, researchers found that for every 1,000 children who received the vaccine, an average of 800 cases of illness could be prevented. And in continuing trials it went on to provide protection  Read More »

Nigeria Confirms Doctor as 2nd Ebola Case

(Associated Press) Authorities in Nigeria on Monday announced a second case of Ebola in Africa’s most populous country, an alarming setback as the total death toll from the disease in several West Africa countries shot up by more than 150 to 887.

Dr. Nishal Mohan Resigns as Executive Director of the VBC

Dr. Nishal Mohan, founder and creator of the Virtual Biosecurity Center (VBC) has resigned his position as the Executive Director of the VBC and also his position as a VBC Board of Advisor member. Nishal joined the Federation of American Scientists (FAS) in December of 2008 to specifically work on the  Read More »

Northern Mongolia hit by Anthrax outbreak

ULAN BATOR, July 8 (Xinhua) — Mongolian authorities on Thursday confirmed that three herders have been infected with anthrax and that containment measures are already under way. All three cases happened in the Selenge province in northern Mongolia, where authorities have taken measures to quarantine and disinfect areas surrounding the herders’  Read More »

Biosurveillance: Efforts to Develop a National Biosurveillance Capability Need a National Strategy and a Designated Leader