News & Perspective

Apr 03, 2019

Apr 03, 2019
Community Ebola representatives in DR Congo

DRC Ebola total hits 1,100; study targets secondary spread

Admission to an Ebola treatment unit was tied to a 38% drop in secondary cases.

Jan 29, 2019

Jan 29, 2019
DR Congo women

Katwa remains outbreak hot spot as Ebola cases reach 743

Four of the 7 new cases were reported in Katwa, the latest outbreak hot spot.

Dec 13, 2018

Dec 13, 2018
Ebola baby

Officials note 10 new Ebola cases as youngest patient recovers

Also, the NIAID has reached an agreement to license an experimental treatment.

Nov 08, 2018

Nov 08, 2018
Neisseria gonorrhoeae, the gonorrhea bacterium

New gonorrhea antibiotic shows efficacy in small trial

The drug, zoliflodacin, was highly effective in treating urogenital and rectal infections but not pharyngeal cases.

Oct 30, 2018

Oct 30, 2018
ebola vaccine

Ebola total hits 276 as lasting effect noted for 3 vaccines

Immune response lasted 2.5 years for the vaccines, the longest yet in ongoing studies of Ebola immunization.

Oct 11, 2018

Oct 11, 2018
Bacillus subtillis

Research reveals probiotic's potential against Staph

Bacillus could be a tool to decolonize patients found to carry S aureus in their nose or intestines.

Aug 16, 2018

Aug 16, 2018
Aedes aegypti closeup

Study profiles local Zika threat to California; first live attenuated vaccine trial begins

In another new development, the NIH today announced the start of the first human trial of a live attenuated vaccine against Zika.

Aug 16, 2018
vaccine research

CEPI announces new collaboration and funding for Lassa vaccine

The announcement comes as Nigeria is experiencing its largest outbreak, with 481 confirmed cases reported as of last week, 133 of them fatal.

Jul 26, 2018

Jul 26, 2018
Blacklegged tick Ixodes scapularis

Increase in tick-borne diseases likely, US experts say

As a commentary sounds the alarm, Lyme-carrying ticks spread into a new area in Tennessee.

Apr 25, 2018

Apr 25, 2018
Malaria mosquito net

Malaria studies show benefit of mass treatment, methylene blue

On World Malaria Day, global health leaders aired concerns about stalled progress in some regions and recommitted to the battle against the disease.

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