In this exclusive opinion piece, the authors discuss how a neuroattenuated varicella zoster virus (VZV) vaccine could provide promising protection against VZV infection.
Despite challenges and setbacks in the decades-long struggle to eradicate polio, effective vaccines, evidence-based policy and global cooperation have brought the world closer to achieving polio eradication than ever before.
Oral delivery of vaccines is an attractive approach but is hampered by a number of challenges. Here, the authors discuss the need to include immunostimulatory adjuvants in oral vaccines to overcome oral tolerance and elicit effector immune responses locally within the intestine.
Environmental change, and a growing and more connected population will promote vector-borne disease risk further. In this opinion piece, the authors discuss the role of climate modeling in disease prediction and epidemiology.
This opinion piece discusses the many challenges inherent in caring for HIV+ individuals with new-onset seizure. With more questions than answers in both resource-limited settings and more developed medical environments what do we need to elucidate going forwards?
In this piece, author Jean-François Etard, summarizes his work on the Postebogui cohort and argues that patients declared free of Ebola virus disease should receive follow-up for at least 18 months after discharge from treatment centers.
Editor, Martha Powell, welcomes you to Infectious Diseases Hub and highlights some of the exciting content featured for launch.
Rapid diagnostic tests for detecting emerging antibiotic resistance are mostly available and should be used now state authors Patrice Nordmann and Laurent Poirel (University of Fribourg, Switzerland). This exclusive opinion piece discusses available diagnostics and why we should take action.