In the Journals

Pig coronavirus potentially harmful to humans

May 18, 2018
Scientists are concerned that a recently discovered coronavirus could emerge to cause outbreaks in humans. The virus, porcine deltacoronavirus…
Meeting News

West Nile virus re-emerges in Greece

May 2, 2018
After a 2-year hiatus, West Nile virus has re-emerged in Greece, spreading to new territories, according to researchers from the University of Athens…
In the Journals

Albendazole improves stamina of women farmers with hookworm

April 4, 2018
One dose of albendazole improved the stamina of women farmers with hookworm in sub-Saharan Africa, according to researchers. The findings, published…
In the Journals

Program quickly detects lethal hemorrhagic fever outbreaks in Uganda

April 2, 2018
A program in Uganda has greatly reduced the time to detect outbreaks of life-threatening hemorrhagic fever, according to researchers. The program…
In the Journals

Ribavirin has ‘demonstrable’ effect on Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever

March 31, 2018
In 2016, a man walking through a field in Spain was bitten by a tick carrying the virus that causes Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever, or CCHF. The man…

Monkeypox re-emerges in Africa

March 15, 2018
In the past 10 years, human monkeypox cases have been reported in African countries that have seen few or no cases in several decades, presenting a…

WHO prioritizes ‘Disease X’ in R&D blueprint

February 23, 2018
WHO recently released its annual list of priority diseases with an “urgent need” for accelerated research and development because of…

Nigeria’s Lassa fever outbreak involves ‘concerning’ number of cases

February 19, 2018
Nigeria has seen an “unusually high” number of Lassa fever cases during a weeks-old outbreak that has spread to 17 states, a WHO official…
Eye on ID

Plague: Blame the flea, not the rat

Infectious Disease News, February 2018
Donald Kaye, MD, MACP; Larry I Lutwick, MD
Plague is caused by Yersinia pestis, a gram-negative coccobacillus. HHS and the Department of Agriculture classify it as a Tier 1 select agent…
At Issue

How transparent should gene drive research be?

Infectious Disease News, February 2018
Experts have debated the ethics of using gene drive technology to alter populations of insects in the wild. But what about the ethics of studying…