Over 800,000 individuals will be vaccinated against cholera in North Kivu, Democratic Republic of Congo, as the area suffers an unprecedented combination of epidemics.
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Argentina and Algeria have officially been certified as free of malaria by the WHO, both becoming the second country in their respective regions to achieve this certification.
Take a look behind the scenes of a recent Future Microbiology review, entitled: ‘Pathogen-associated acute encephalitis syndrome: therapeutics and management’, as we ask the authors about the challenges facing this field, the use of complementary and alternative medicine and what research needs to be done.
Vaccine-preventable diseases – including measles and diphtheria – have surged in crisis-hit Venezuela, according to research presented at ECCMID.
Men and women have different risks of developing surgical site infections depending on the type of operation they undergo, according to new research being presented at ECCMID.
A shortened 15 second application time and a simpler three-step method for alcohol-based hand rub is as effective in reducing bacteria as the 30-second, six-step technique recommended by the WHO, according to research presented at ECCMID.
Research presented at ECCMID has suggested healthcare workers on intensive care units (ICUs) are regularly missing opportunities to clean their hands during patient care.
A new population-based survey has reported that low levels of public trust could have impacted the Ebola control efforts in the Democratic Republic of Congo, with a quarter of individuals not believing the virus was real and refusing vaccination.
Dr. Suvanand Sahu, Deputy Executive Director, at the Stop TB Partnership, reflects on the UNHLM on TB outlining the progress that was made and what more needs to be done.