vaccine

March 27, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Hogan Announces Funding for Research into Coronavirus Treatment

The state of Maryland, Bloomberg Philanthropies and Johns Hopkins University are working together to fund research for a possible COVID-19 treatment, Gov. Larry Hogan announced Friday.  According to a statement from Hogan, researchers plan to collect and process blood plasma from COVID-19 survivors and run clinical trials to evaluate effectiveness for critically ill coronavirus patients […]

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March 9, 2020 | Ryan Donovan

500 D.C. Churchgoers Asked to Self Quarantine After Contacting Priest with Coronavirus

District of Columbia Mayor Muriel Bowser has confirmed a case of coronavirus at Christ Church Georgetown on O Street NW. The patient – who is presumed to be DC’s first person to test positive for coronavirus – was working as a rector for mass, and distributed communion and shook hands with 500 people reportedly. Officials […]

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February 24, 2020 | Ryan Donovan

Novavax Stock Spikes As Coronavirus Spreads Globally

The Gaithersburg-based biotech lab Novavax saw their stock rise as much as 18% over the weekend, largely in part due to the recent surge in coronavirus cases. The global total of coronavirus cases topped over 79,000 over the weekend, with South Korea and Italy seeing a surge in cases. South Korea now has over 300 […]

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February 7, 2020 | Ryan Donovan

Gaithersburg Lab Looks to Release First Coronavirus Vaccine

With the coronavirus growing more deadly each day, several companies are racing to produce the first vaccine or antiviral medication to combat the spread of the virus. One company that seems to have made large strides towards finding a vaccine, is Gaithersburg-based Novavax. The genome of the coronavirus was published last month, which opened the […]

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April 22, 2019 | Michelle Queen

Fourth Measles Case Confirmed in Maryland

Measles Outbreak is Localized to Zip Codes 21208, 21209 and 21215 The Maryland Department of Health (MDH) confirmed Friday that a fourth person in Maryland contracted measles this month. The Centers for Disease Control and prevention (CDC) defines three or more linked cases of measles as an outbreak. Health officials believe the latest case is […]

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April 10, 2019 | Ashley Profitt

First Confirmed Measles Case In Maryland

Last week, the Maryland Department of Health (MDH) confirmed the first case of the measles virus in a Maryland resident this year. This makes Maryland the 20th state to have a confirmed case. The case is said to have originated from an office building located in Pikesville just outside of Baltimore. The MDH says that […]

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July 21, 2016 | Phyllis Armstrong

New Jobs and Road Improvements Coming to I-270 Corridor (VIDEO)

As many as 100 new jobs will be created in Montgomery County from development of new vaccine by the Novavax company in Gaithersburg. The vaccine still in clinical trials could help prevent one of the major causes of respiratory infections in infants, children and older adults. Maryland Governor Larry Hogan made the company’s labs one of […]

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August 4, 2015 | Aline Barros

There’s a New Way to Get A Pet License

Montgomery County introduced pet online licensing on Aug. 3. The service hopes to increase pet owner’s compliance with Montgomery County law that requires a license to all dogs and cats that are four months or older. “The safety of all of our residents is a priority, and that includes their pets. The law requiring pet […]

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November 30, 2014 | Sonya Burke

NIH Reports Positive Results from Experimental Ebola Vaccine

An experimental vaccine to prevent Ebola virus disease was well-tolerated and produced immune system responses in all 20 healthy adults who received it in a Phase 1 clinical trial conducted by researchers at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). According to NIH, the candidate vaccine, which was co-developed by the NIH’s National Institute of Allergy […]

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October 28, 2014 | Staff Writer

Free Flu Vaccines at MCPS Schools Scheduled

The Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services will conduct free clinics to provide flu vaccines (FluMist) to MCPS students. On Oct. 31, clinics will be held from 9 a.m. to noon at John F. Kennedy in Silver Spring, Richard Montgomery  in Rockville  and Seneca Valley high schools in Germantown. Parents or guardians must […]

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