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.
Researchers have created a model to assess the benefits of vaccination on the burden of non-typhoidal salmonella in Mali; the research could inform policy in many countries where there is high risk of these infections.
Researchers have uncovered a mechanism utilized by Zika virus to cross the placental barrier; this has provided an insight into the virus’ ability to cause birth defects such as microcephaly
A recent study has demonstrated that drought is linked with increased severity of West Nile virus epidemics in the USA; these findings could help predict future outbreaks and guide public health efforts.
A study including over 10,000 patients has demonstrated a lower risk of all-cause 30-day mortality when Clostridium difficile infections are treated with vancomycin as opposed to metronidazole.
New research links clusters of virulence-associated pir genes in malaria parasites with their ability to persist in the body, sustaining transmission once symptoms have subsided.
Researchers have pioneered an mRNA-based vaccine against Zika that has demonstrated promising results in pre-clinical trials on mice and monkeys.
Researchers have identified a crucial mechanism by which the chikungunya virus infects host cells and mediates disease severity. This could present a future treatment target for both chikungunya and related viruses.
Researchers have demonstrated that a specific subclass of antibody is elevated in patients who develop severe secondary dengue; this could lead to better identification of those at risk and possibly improved treatments and vaccines.
The most common cause of fungal meningitis for people with weak immune systems is Cryptococcus. This study aims to investigate the involvement of the autophagy protein 7 in the physiology and pathogenic potential of Cryptococcus neoformans.