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Novartis to Invest $100 Million in Malaria Treatment Research
The pharmaceutical giant will also launch a program committed to equitable pricing in malaria-endemic countries for new treatments along with expanding pediatric treatment availability and work to strengthen health care systems in 4 African nations.
Top 5 Infectious Disease News of the Week—April 22, 2018
In case you missed them, we've compiled the top five infectious disease articles from this past week.
After 4 Decades, A Rare Disease Has Re-Emerged in Nigeria
A large outbreak caused by the West African clade of the monkeypox virus has hit humans living in Nigeria.
New Findings on Zika in Semen May Change Recommendations on Preventing Sexual Transmission
A recent study sheds light on how long Zika virus can be transmitted through semen following infection, while another study assessed the side effects of Zika infection on infants with post-natal exposure.
Vaccination Week in the Americas Set to Immunize 70 Million Individuals
Following outbreaks of measles and yellow fever in parts of Central America, South America, and the Caribbean, PAHO is leading the 16th annual Vaccination Week in the Americas in an effort to vaccinate 70 million individuals against several diseases.
Rare Bacteria Make Their Way to New York State
Previously seen in Wisconsin in 2015-2016, Elizabethkingia seems to have made its way to the Empire state.
Clinical Diagnosis & Treatment of Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever
In a recent webinar, epidemiologists from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention presented data on Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever ahead of the summer tick season.
Can Infectious Disease Physicians Help Prevent Violence?
About 1.6 million individuals die from violence each year on a global scale—do infectious disease physicians have a role in preventing it?
Big advances in treatment can