The World Bank recently announced plans to issue “pandemic bonds and derivatives” to help fund its Pandemic Emergency Finance Facility, which will “channel surge funding” to at-risk countries in the developing world.
The results of a recent Phase IB study show that the novel Ebola vaccine, V920, was well-tolerated and “stimulated a rapid onset of binding and neutralizing antibodies,” which persisted for up to 1 year.
New drugs for HIV, the growing rate of antibiotic resistance, a new hepatitis C treatment option, and updates on the Ebola outbreak and Lyme disease diagnostics, make up the Top 5 articles for this week.
ASM member Kate Rubins, PhD, first individual to sequence DNA in space, shed light on her experience as a NASA astronaut in a keynote conversation at the ASM Microbe 2017 meeting in New Orleans, Louisiana.
As the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo holds steady at 2 confirmed and 3 probable cases, the Ministry of Health has approved the administration of an experimental vaccine against the virus.
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