An epidemiological study has revealed that COVID-19 outcomes are better in those countries that have undertaken a TB vaccination regime in the last 15 years.
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The genetic basis for a high level in clinical variability among COVID-19 patients – an interview with Alessandra Renieri
In this interview with Alessandra Renieri we hear about the GEN-COVID network in Italy working to dsicover the genetic variability in COVID-19 patients who show phenotypic differences and what this means for treating the disease.
A study undertaken in South Korea has shown that the viral load in asymptomatic COVID-19 patients is the same as in those who show symptoms of the disease and this could be contributing to the spread of the infection in populations.
Malara parasites showing artemisinin resistance previously seen in South-East Asia have recently emerged in areas of Rwanda in Sub-Saharan Africa. If the mutation causing resistance becomes prevalent across the continent it could have major public health impacts.
An update on the state of knowledge on the COVID-19 pandemic and how this pertains to health including the influence on antiviral strategies to stop the spread of the virus and potential treatments for the disease.
The Oxford vaccine, ChAdOx1 nCoV-19, has demonstrated strong immune responses to COVID-19 in patients, as well as a good safety profile, as the results of the Phase I/II trial are published.
As the coronavirus surges across the globe, diagnostic testing comes into its own, as researchers unite to confront, delay and stop its spread. In the absence of either proven effective therapy or a vaccine, diagnostic testing becomes a valuable tool.
Upon investigating links between the risk of malaria in developing countries and the products demanded by consumers worldwide, researchers have estimated that a significant fraction of the malaria risk in deforestation hotspots is driven by the international trade of products.
A mouse study has revealed that obesity may be one factor explaining the significant amount of variation in the influenza virus each year, likely due to an impaired interferon defense response.
Take a look at the research highlights of 2019 as we count down the top infectious disease stories from A to Z!