New research has suggested that mosquitoes are more likely to transmit dengue virus in warmer weather, indicating climate patterns as an early warning system for outbreaks.
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Researchers have demonstrated that mice previously infected with dengue have protection against Zika virus that appears to be conferred by cytotoxic T cells.
Researchers have reported an acceptable safety and immunogenicity profile of an Ebola vaccine in adults and potentially in children in Africa – indicating that the vaccine produces an immune response and is considered safe.
Blood samples from US athletes and staff who travelled to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, for the 2016 Summer Games were not infected with Zika virus but tested positive for other viral infections, including West Nile Virus, dengue and chikungunya.
Researchers have discovered that antibodies taken from dengue virus infected individuals are effective in treating Zika infection – a closely related flavivirus – in rodents.
In this interview, we speak to Tracey Goldstein, Co-Principal Investigator and Pathogen Diagnostics Co-Lead for the viral emergence early-warning project PREDICT, who gives us an overview of the project, what brought it about and some of the findings thus far.
More than a century after its description and the discovery of the bacterial etiological agent, and despite its major burden globally, leptospirosis remains largely under-recognized.