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Combination Birth Control Shows Promise in Wiping out Mosquito Population
Sterilization by radiation plus infection with Wolbachia bacteria in male mosquitoes can go a long way toward lowering the burden of deadly disease.
GLS-5300 MERS CoV Vaccine Candidate Shows Promise in Phase 1 Trial
Investigators in the first human trial of a MERS-CoV candidate report strong immune responses and no serious adverse events, advancing the vaccine candidate to phase 1/2a and phase 2 trials.
Local Transmission of Dengue Confirmed in Florida
The Florida Department of Health has confirmed that a locally-acquired case of dengue has been documented in Miami-Dade County.
Philippines Declares Dengue Outbreak a National Epidemic
From January 2019 to July 20, 2019, the Philippines has recorded 146,062 cases of dengue and 622 deaths, a 98% increase from the same period in 2018.
Parasitic Evolution in Southeast Asia Leads to Growth of MDR Malaria
A pair of new studies is raising concern that standard malaria therapies may no longer work for large portions of the world’s malaria cases.
Troublesome Ticks: Dispelling Bioweapon Rumors
We're separating fact from fiction regarding the investigation into these concerns.
Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever Risk Factors Examined
The survey of households found that although 80% of residents had heard of Rocky Mountain spotted fever, less than half used pesticides to prevent the presence of ticks.
Zika-Exposed Babies Can Experience Delayed Neurodevelopment in Second Year of Life
Of the 216 infants studied, 31.5% had delayed neurodevelopment and/or eye abnormalities and/or hearing deficits when evaluated as late as 32 months of age.
Is there a cure? How long until we find it? And will it work for the majority of people living with HIV?