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.
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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!
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.