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…
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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…

‘Pavlov’s mosquitoes’: Swatting has similar effect as insect repellent

January 27, 2018
When it comes to keeping mosquitoes away, swatting may have the same effect as the best insect repellents. One swat may be enough, researchers said…
In the JournalsPerspective

Researchers identify three new mosquito vectors of Zika in Mexico

January 25, 2018
Researchers identified three new mosquito carriers of Zika virus in Mexico and say all three are potential vectors of the disease. Writing in…

Data from DRC suggest many Ebola infections may go unrecognized

January 24, 2018
Researchers documented serologic evidence of exposure to Ebola virus in villages that were not affected by an outbreak of the disease in the…
In the JournalsPerspective

Surfers more likely to harbor antibiotic-resistant bacteria in gut

January 16, 2018
Recent data showed that regular surfers and bodyboarders were nearly three times more likely to harbor antibiotic-resistant Escherichia coli
In the Journals

Rhesus macaques in Florida expose parkgoers to deadly virus

January 13, 2018
Researchers have found evidence that people visiting a popular public park in Florida are at risk for contracting a potentially deadly virus known as…

Appili Therapeutics obtains rights to vaccine for bioterrorism agent

January 11, 2018
The biopharmaceutical company Appili Therapeutics recently announced that it has signed a license agreement with the National Research Council of…

Inductive reasoning guides public perception of Ebola risk

January 4, 2018
Inductive reasoning may influence how people react to public health messaging about the risk for acquiring Ebola virus, according to two recent…
In the Journals

Rabies vaccination campaign interrupts human transmission

December 20, 2017
A rabies vaccination campaign among dogs successfully interrupted transmission of the disease to humans in a city in Chad, according to a recent…