Researchers have suggested that disease “superspreaders” may have been responsible for two-thirds of cases in the West Africa Ebola epidemic. Targeting these individuals could lead to better disease control measures in future outbreaks.
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Researchers have uncovered a mechanism utilized by Zika virus to cross the placental barrier; this has provided an insight into the virus’ ability to cause birth defects such as microcephaly
A recent study has demonstrated that drought is linked with increased severity of West Nile virus epidemics in the USA; these findings could help predict future outbreaks and guide public health efforts.
Researchers have pioneered an mRNA-based vaccine against Zika that has demonstrated promising results in pre-clinical trials on mice and monkeys.
Even in the era of antiretroviral treatment, mucosal candidiasis remains one of the most common manifestations in HIV-infected subjects. This editorial discusses the loss of immune control that allows mucosal candidiasis to occur.
In this review the authors look into the potential use of pharmacogenomics in predisposing ribavirin-treated hepatitis C patients to anemia.
In this review the author looks at the progress of vaccine development towards mosquito-borne viral diseases, such as Zika and chikungunya.
Could one vaccine dose be as effective as two or three doses at preventing persistent HPV infection in the cervix in young women? This review discusses HPV vaccine coverage and the possibility of a one-dose schedule.
Varicella zoster virus causes chickenpox and zoster infections – this research aimed to investigate the distribution of viral genotypes among patients.