Oral vaccines are less immunogenic when given to infants in low-income countries, compared with high-income countries, limiting their potential public health impact and in this review the authors evaluate the factors that might contribute to this phenomenon.
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The end of January saw the London Centre for Neglected Tropical Disease Research’s (LCNTDR; UK) annual anniversary event, this year commemorating the sixth anniversary of the London Declaration on Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs). Discover more about the research presented in this report.
Biothreats are in the limelight of the current military, scientific and medical debate. Although it is arguable whether they are a major impending risk, their political and societal relevance is out of discussion. They are one of the collective fears which characterize our epoch.
Infectious diseases remain a major cause of mortality across the globe, so if pathogens could therefore be harnessed as a weapon, the implications would certainly be severe and far-reaching. Find out more about biothreats and bioterrorism in our explainer.
Learn more about the top news stories of the week in our round-up, including the latest research on influenza, and new findings in MRSA infection.
Microbial domain biological resource centers that provide researchers with access to living cultures of microorganisms have adopted a code of conduct and best practice to prevent the misappropriation and misuse of microorganisms.
Researchers have demonstrated that facial cleanliness can be reliably measured, suggesting that this should be incorporated into surveys assessing trachoma control efforts.
In this study the authors assess the burden of illness, impacts and costs associated with surgical site infections, concluding that SSIs impart a broad and significant impact on both patients and their families.