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Obama says military will help fight Ebola outbreak in West Africa

First Vaccine for Dengue Fever Shows Promise in 2nd Big Trial

(New York Times) An experimental vaccine against dengue fever being developed by Sanofi proved about 60 percent effective in its second large clinical trial. The results could clear the way for the introduction of the world’s first inoculation against the disease, which is mosquito-borne and becoming an increasing threat.

100 people treated for anthrax in Bomet

(The Star) Bomet residents have been warned against consuming dead animals’ meat, following an outbreak of anthrax disease. The county veterinary services director Dr Wilson Serem said at least 100 people from across the county, who ate meat from dead cattle have been treated and discharged from various health facilities.

New Ebola Cases Unrelated To West African Outbreak

(Forbes) The World Health Organization has just confirmed that the newly-identified cases of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) in the Democratic Republic of Congo is genetically unrelated to the strain currently circulating in Liberia, Guinea, Sierra Leone, and Nigeria. A WHO collaborating research center in Franceville, Gabon, the Centre International de Recherches  Read More »

Ricin Vaccine Effective Against Aerosolized Toxin

(Global Biodefense) Soligenix, Inc. today announced promising preliminary results from a preclinical study with its ricin toxin vaccine RiVax, in a non-human primate (NHP) lethal aerosol exposure model. The study demonstrated that NHPs vaccinated with RiVax were completely protected against a lethal aerosol of ricin toxin with a highly significant survival benefit