Scientists from Imperial College London (UK) and the Wellcome Sanger Institute (Cambridge, UK) have mapped the genetic changes malaria parasites…
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An epidemiological study has revealed that COVID-19 outcomes are better in those countries that have undertaken a TB vaccination regime in the last 15 years.
Malara parasites showing artemisinin resistance previously seen in South-East Asia have recently emerged in areas of Rwanda in Sub-Saharan Africa. If the mutation causing resistance becomes prevalent across the continent it could have major public health impacts.
Researchers have identified a specific change in the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus spike protein that may increase its transmission, making it more infectious in cell culture.
Pathogen biogeography, the distribution of a disease within an area, can be studied using data-driven approaches in order to predict and prevent the spread of pathogens. In this article, Tim Sandle discusses the use of a machine learning model to predict infectious disease spread in a globalized world.
A novel COVID-19 symptom tracker app, which has already had over 3 million users, could help identify geographical hotspots and prevent future COVID-19 outbreaks.
The extensive use of epidemiological surveillance, isolation and quarantine surrounding coronavirus infections in Shenzhen (China) in the early months of the COVID-19 outbreak allowed researchers to estimate important characteristics of this disease.
The coronavirus pandemic presents an immense challenge to the elderly population and those who care for them. We speak to Teena Chopra (Detroit Medical Center and Wayne State University; MI, USA) about her observations regarding COVID-19 infection in the nursing home, including testing strategies, atypical presentation and the future requirements for a robust pandemic response.