Take a look at the research highlights of 2019 as we count down the top infectious disease stories from A to Z!
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New estimates from the WHO and the Centers for Diseases Control and Prevention reveal that in 2018, more than 140,000 individuals died from measles worldwide, with most deaths seen in the poorest countries and among infants.
The WHO has published 2019’s World Malaria Report, providing an update on global trends and highlighting pregnant women and children as particularly at-risk groups.
The WHO have updated their recommendations on HIV testing in order to try and expand treatment coverage and reach the people living with HIV who are not yet diagnosed.
Results from a new survey of young adults has suggested a poor knowledge of HIV transmission, persisting stigma around living with HIV and high-risk sexual behaviours.
A peek behind the paper – Eloise Müller-Schulte and Barbara C. Gärtner on vaccinations during pregnancy – a call to sting into action
Take a look behind the scenes of a recent Future Microbiology editorial, entitled ‘Vaccinations during pregnancy: a call to sting into action’, as we ask the authors about vaccines currently administered during pregnancy, vaccine confidence in pregnant women and the future of this field.
The CDC has released an updated report outlining the burden of antimicrobial resistance in the USA and the greatest threats that face this country.
Public Health England has confirmed cases of tick-borne encephalitis in two parts of the UK – Thetford forest and an area on the Dorset–Hampshire border.
An independent commission of experts concluded that wild type poliovirus type 3 (WPV3) has been eradicated worldwide, representing a historic achievement.
In 2018 more people received treatment for tuberculosis than ever before, largely due to improvements in detection and diagnosis, according to the latest Global Tuberculosis Report from the WHO.