Scientists investigating increased scarlet fever cases have identified that a new dominant linage of Strep A with increased toxin production has emerged.
Research suggests that in the UK, new cases of tick-borne Lyme disease could be three-times higher than previous estimates, possibly exceeding 8000 cases in 2019.
The ECDC has reported that the burden of healthcare-associated infections is substantial and variability in microbiological testing suggests these infections could be managed better, according to research presented at ECCMID.
An international study has compared the number of antibiotic resistance genes in water treatment plants across European countries, discovering that this correlates with the number of resistant bacteria in patient samples and antibiotic consumption across the region.
The latest report from the ECDC and WHO has analysed the 2017 data for the European region, suggesting that despite an overall decline in the number of cases, TB remains a major public health challenge.
Take a look behind the scenes of a recent Future Virology paper as we ask author Prof. Mohamed El Zowalaty about the challenges facing the field of arboviruses, from climate change to urbanization, both in South Africa and across the world.
Researchers have reported that, despite control efforts, the incidence of visceral leishmaniasis has risen between 1990 and 2016.
Take a look at the skip-and-resurgence of Japanese encephalitis, and the possible reasons behind this pattern, in our latest opinion piece.
Research presented at ECCMID suggests unvaccinated teenagers and adults were at highest risk of developing measles, whilst the biggest threat of mortality was to those under the age of two.
A study presented at ECCMID today suggests that in 2017 West Nile virus re-emerged and spread to new areas in Greece, following 2 years with no reported human cases.