New estimates from the WHO and the Centers for Diseases Control and Prevention reveal that in 2018, more than 140,000 individuals died from measles worldwide, with most deaths seen in the poorest countries and among infants.
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The WHO has published 2019’s World Malaria Report, providing an update on global trends and highlighting pregnant women and children as particularly at-risk groups.
Take a look behind the scenes of a recent Future Microbiology editorial, entitled ‘The hospital environment and its microbial burden: Challenges and solutions’ as we ask author Ioana Chirca about controlling microbial burdens in the healthcare environment and promising solutions for the future.
A new study from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis reveals how the household environment can influence the transmission dynamics of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus.
Results from a new survey of young adults has suggested a poor knowledge of HIV transmission, persisting stigma around living with HIV and high-risk sexual behaviours.
A team of researchers presented the first large-scale evidence that releasing Wolbachia-infected mosquitoes reduced dengue infections by >70% in high-risk populations.
A study published today in the Journal of the America Medical Informatics Association has demonstrated that a new digital sepsis monitoring system implemented in three Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust (London, UK) hospitals lowered the odds of death from sepsis by 24%.
Research presented at IDWeek has discovered that users of the social networking app, Grindr, took more risks and had more partners but were more likely to use, or be open to using, PrEP compared with those who didn’t use the app.
What role might the healthcare environment play in infections? And how could this be mitigated? We speak to Stephanie Dancer about the healthcare environment and its role in healthcare-associated infections.