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New research has suggested that better targeting of control measures to cholera hotspots, or around specific cases, could make anti-cholera efforts more effective.
Recent research by Public Health England estimates that over 20% of all antibiotic prescriptions written in England primary care centers could be avoided.
Rapid detection and identification of pathogens is crucial to combat biothreat agents. Here, we take a look at some of the emerging technologies and how they could be used to diagnose disease for civilian biodefense.
Listen to our podcast rounding up the top news stories of the week, including the measles vaccine and the sexual transmission of Zika.
New research shows that all-cause mortality is lower in children whose most recent immunization was the measles vaccine.
Take a look at the top news stories of the week, including the FDA approval of HIV drug Biktarvy and the discovery of a genetic predisposition to congenital Zika syndrome.
A recently published study has concluded that yaws eradication will require more than a single round of mass drug treatment – as per the current WHO strategy – as researchers confirm the appearance of antibiotic-resistant strains.
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.
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.