US Biologic Presents Development of a Chewable Flu Vaccine: Offers New Tool to Increase Vaccine Equity, Avoid Needles, and Reduce Pandemics
Dr. Jolieke G. van Oosterwijk, US Biologic Chief Scientific Officer, presented key findings on a chewable flu vaccine that US Biologic is developing in partnership with the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA) Division of Research, Innovation, and Ventures (DRIVe) as part of its Beyond the Needle program. The presentation was held at the…Read More
US Biologic – A Breakthrough: Edible Vaccine in “Gummy” Form
Host Jeremy C. Park talks with Dr. Jolieke van Oosterwijk, Chief Scientific Officer with US Biologic, who highlights the Memphis-based company developing groundbreaking orally delivered vaccines, changing global disease prevention and allowing safe, effective, and cost-efficient delivery of preventative interventions to wildlife, companion animals, food animals, and humans. During the interview, Jolieke discusses how they…Read More
US Biologic Presents at World Vaccine Congress
US Biologic’s CSO, Dr. Jolieke G. van Oosterwijk, presented at the World Vaccine Congress in Washington, D.C. Dr. van Oosterwijk discussed “using zoonotic disease surveillance to guide oral vaccine design” and presented the methods US Biologic uses to prevent pandemic-level diseases. In her talk, Dr. van Oosterwijk explained to the audience the unique nature of oral…Read More
Tick Discovery Highlights How Few Answers We Have about These Pests in the U.S.
“Other ticks, such as lone star ticks, carry diseases, too, including Rocky Mountain spotted fever, ehrlichiosis and tularemia; yet we know even less about where these ticks are or how their populations are changing.” Full articleRead More
An Army of Deer Ticks Carrying Lyme Disease Is Advancing and Here’s Why It Will Only Get Worse
“The spread of Lyme disease has followed that of deer ticks. The incidence of Lyme has more than doubled over the past two decades. In 2016, federal health officials reported 36,429 new cases, and the illness has reached far beyond endemic areas in the Northeast to points west, south and north.” Full articleRead More
An Invasive New Tick Is Spreading in the U.S.
“For the first time in 50 years, a new tick species has arrived in the United States — one that in its Asian home range carries fearsome diseases. The Asian long-horned tick, Haemaphysalis longicornis, is spreading rapidly along the Eastern Seaboard. It has been found in seven states and in the heavily populated suburbs of…Read More
Where Is Lyme Disease? Now In All 50 States And Washington, D.C.
“This really bites and sucks. The tick population continues to grow, Lyme Disease continues to spread, and now according to a recently released analysis from Quest Diagnostics Lyme Disease can be found in all 50 states plus Washington, D.C.” Full articleRead More
Zoonotic Implications of Changing Tick Populations
“Practitioners in both veterinary and human medicine must remain aware of the changing geography of ticks and associated vector-borne diseases. The discovery of the Asian tick H longicornis in New Jersey and Virginia should be an important reminder of the fact that ‘ticks and tickborne pathogens do not recognize international boundaries.’ Thus, ‘a robust international disease monitoring network’…Read More
CDC warns of exotic ticks spreading across the nation that may carry diseases
“The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is investigating a tick that is spreading widely across the United States. Nine states have reported finding the Asian longhorned tick, which is known to carry a variety of pathogens. The CDC said late last week it is investigating how the tick could impact the U.S.” Full articleRead More
Study shows increase of Lyme disease in dogs
The condition in canines is rising in states traditionally not considered to be high-risk, suggesting human endangerment may also be increasing in these areas. Lyme disease in dogs has become increasingly common in the Northeast and has moved into U.S. regions not historically considered endemic. Full articleRead More