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Center for Infectious Disease Research finds promising TB treatments

Scientists from the Center for Infectious Disease Research, the biggest independent nonprofit based in the U.S. that specializes in research for infectious diseases, has partnered with GlaxoSmithKline’s Tres Cantos Open Lab Foundation to advance treatments for Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb). Read More »

New malaria genetics approach to fight drug-resistant parasites

A tool was recently created to improve scientific understanding of malaria resistance by using malaria genetic cross with a humanized mouse model and mosquitoes. Scientists want to understand how the drug resistance arises, how virulence increases, and how parasites mate in order to improve parasite control and save countless people. Read More »

Afghanistan continues to succeed in fight against Polio, while Pakistan struggles

When Afghanistan began a national polio vaccination campaign this past week, they targeted 8.9 million children. Read More »

CDC confirms 126 new cases of enterovirus in the U.S.

The United States has 126 new enterovirus D68 (EV-D68) cases, bringing the total number of cases in the nation to 922, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) confirmed today. Read More »

First case of MERS-CoV in 2014 reported in Qatar; Saudi Arabia confirms three new cases

Qatar has reported its first Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) case of 2014 and Saudi Arabia has confirmed three new cases in as many days, all in men, and none of whom are healthcare workers. Read More »

EV-D68 cases up to 277 in U.S.

The respiratory illness Enterovirus (EV-D68) is spreading and has now been confirmed in 277 patients in 40 states and the District of Columbia, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said on Friday. Read More »

WHO recommends changing strains in 2015 flu vaccines

The World Health Organization (WHO) is recommending changing two of the three strains in trivalent influenza vaccines for use next year in the Southern Hemisphere because of signs the circulating strains are less well-matched to the current vaccine. Read More »