Want to discover the best research that’s occurred this year? Editor, Martha Powell, highlights the best of 2018’s infectious diseases research in an A–Z.
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Ebola case numbers reach 426 in the current outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo, making this the second largest ever seen for the virus.
A WHO report has indicated that measles cases spiked globally due to gaps in vaccination coverage, as many countries experienced severe outbreaks.
Declining HIV diagnoses in the UK have been highlighted in a recent report from Public Health England, meaning that for the first time UN targets have been reached.
Researchers have developed a freeze-dried polio vaccine that doesn’t require refrigeration and is still efficacious after rehydration.
A new trial has begun in the Democratic Republic of Congo, aiming to collect robust data on the safety and efficacy of investigational Ebola therapeutics.
Concurrent major US and Canadian clinical trials prove probiotics to be ineffective in combatting gastroenteritis in children.
New research has suggested that vaccinia viruses trick infected host cells into activating their cell movement mechanism, rapidly spreading the virus.
Collaborative research efforts with scientists from Janssen, the Scripps Research Institute, the University of Hong Kong, the University of Pennsylvania and more has led to success in creating a promising novel long-lasting llama-derived antibody therapy for influenza.