The WHO’s most recent global tuberculosis report has stated that the burden of TB is still high, with gaps in diagnosis and growing drug-resistance posing challenges on our way to ending this epidemic.
Epidemiology and antifungal susceptibilities of yeast isolates causing invasive infections across urban Beijing, China
This research article from Future Microbiology investigates the species distribution and antifungal susceptibility profiles of yeast isolates causing invasive infections across Beijing.
Researchers have reported that statins could have an antimicrobial effect against Staphylococcus aureus – indicating that statin users may have a decreased risk of S. aureus bloodstream infections outside of hospitals.
Data from Population-based HIV Impact Assessments in five African countries have demonstrated promising progress towards controlling the HIV epidemic by 2020, however, they have also highlighted gaps.
Evidence has emerged suggesting a link between certain hormonal contraceptives and HIV acquisition risk. This article reviews the epidemiologic studies and potential biologic mechanisms evaluating the association between hormonal contraceptive methods and HIV risk.
Researchers have successfully identified the key climatic parameters for predicting dengue virus outbreaks by tracking disease progression through the different climatic zones of India.
We speak to Rebecca Prevots, from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, who discusses her current research projects, the importance of epidemiology in studying infectious diseases and also the challenges this field currently faces.
A new mathematical modelling study has estimated the mortality rates of TB in the pediatric population, producing the first ever estimate for infants under 5 years of age.
Public Health England has released updated guidance on Candida auris, as they confirm that over 200 patients have been infected or colonized with the fungus.