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Efforts to end the HIV epidemic must not ignore people already living with HIV

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Efforts to prevent new HIV transmissions in the United States must be accompanied by advances in addressing HIV-associated comorbidities to…
Scientists identified factors, helping predict the severity of viral epidemics

November 30, 2019

We can only be prepared to dangers that we can predict. If we cannot predict something, it is…
Precision mapping with satellite, drone photos could help predict infections of a widespread tropical disease

October 29, 2019

Satellite images, drone photos and even Google Earth could help identify communities most at risk for getting one…
Protozoans and pathogens make for an infectious mix

October 5, 2019

Single-celled organisms in the environment are protecting pathogenic bacteria and priming them for human infection, an international team…
Transmission electron microscope image of negative-stained, Fortaleza-strain Zika virus (red), isolated from a microcephaly case in Brazil. Credit: NIAID
The Zika virus linked to microcephaly, discovered on the African continent

September 27, 2019

Researchers from the University of Oxford teamed up with the Angolan Ministry of Health to study the introduction…
Halting spread of HIV in Midwest is aim of new network

September 11, 2019

The battle against HIV increasingly looks winnable, and Washington University in St. Louis is helping lead the charge. Rupa…
Malaria Could be Eradicated By 2050, Global Health Experts Say

September 10, 2019

Malaria, one of the world’s leading killers, could be eradicated as early as 2050, according to a new…
Researchers prove a simple device can reduce rates of child diarrhea

August 9, 2019

An automatic chlorine dispenser installed at shared community water points reduces rates of diarrhea in children. The researchers…
Timing is everything when trying to prevent disease outbreaks

June 21, 2019

Vaccines save lives. Creation of vaccines was a major scientific advancement, which will be regarded as one of…
Urban wildlife could pose a significant ‘superbug’ threat

June 20, 2019

In the cities of developing nations, where unregulated antibiotic use is common and livestock jostle with people amid…
Statistical model could predict future disease outbreaks

May 24, 2019

Several University of Georgia researchers teamed up to create a statistical method that may allow public health and infectious…
DengAI: Predicting Disease Spread

May 21, 2019

Can you predict local epidemics of dengue fever? Dengue fever is a mosquito-borne disease that occurs in tropical…
Pittsburgh University Leads Creation of Global Infectious Disease Data System

May 21, 2019

Backed by a five-year, $6.7 million National Institutes of Health (NIH) grant, the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health…
Fifteen years of mosquito data implicate species most likely to transmit West Nile virus in Iowa

May 6, 2019

A recently published study from Iowa State University medical entomologists found transmission of West Nile virus most often…
‘Hibernating’ research studies on standby to tackle next flu pandemic

April 23, 2019

The University of Liverpool is improving the UK’s preparedness for another influenza pandemic through its involvement in an…
Decline in measles vaccination is causing a preventable global resurgence of the disease

April 19, 2019

In 2000, measles was declared to be eliminated in the United States, when no sustained transmission of the…
Darwin’s rabbit helps to explain the fightback against myxomatosis through natural selection

February 27, 2019

An unprecedented study of rabbit DNA spanning 150 years and thousands of miles has revealed the genetic basis…
New tool to track human infectious diseases in Australia

February 21, 2019

Researchers at CSIRO, Australia’s national science agency, have developed a new tool to understand how human infectious diseases…
Tube travel linked to the spread of flu-like illnesses

December 13, 2018

Despite the commuter cold being a widely accepted concept, it’s never been proven that public transport contributes to…
Researchers discover how ‘cryptic’ connections in disease transmission influence epidemics

November 23, 2018

Diseases have repeatedly spilled over from wildlife to humans, causing local to global epidemics, such as HIV/AIDS, Ebola,…
New model predicts which animal viruses may spread among humans

November 21, 2018

Researchers have developed a model that predicts which of the viruses that can jump from animals to people can…
Study reveals importance of ‘cryptic connections’ in disease transmission

November 20, 2018

A new study of disease transmission in bats has broad implications for understanding the hidden connections that can…
Cities’ population, transportation patterns affect how flu epidemics play out

October 9, 2018

The more people a city has and the more organized its residents’ movement patterns, the longer its flu…
DNA sequencing and patient data used to halt infection outbreak

October 5, 2018

The breakthrough at the John Radcliffe Hospital is significant as this is the first time an outbreak of Candida…
New study uncovers vast variation and significant deficits in tuberculosis care in urban India

September 28, 2018

On September 26, Heads of State will gather in New York at the United Nations (UN) General Assembly’s…
White-Tailed Deer: A Potential Host for Rift Valley Fever

September 27, 2018

Rift Valley Fever (RVF), an infectious viral disease, poses a significant threat to livestock and human health in…
NIH releases strategic plan to address tuberculosis research

September 27, 2018

Tuberculosis (TB) is the leading infectious cause of death worldwide, killing roughly 1.6 million people in 2017. In…
UGA physician tracks tuberculosis using cellphone records

September 24, 2018

Tuberculosis is the ninth leading cause of death worldwide, and though the World Health Organization has said the average…
‘Significant breakthrough’ in understanding the deadly nature of pandemic influenza

September 19, 2018

Researchers at the University of Cambridge and the University of Oxford have discovered a new molecule that plays…
NIH researchers discover highly infectious vehicle for transmission of viruses among humans

August 13, 2018

Researchers have found that a group of viruses that cause severe stomach illness — including the one famous…
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