Infectious Diseases

WHO says 19 dead, 39 infected so far in Congo Ebola outbreak

WHO says 19 dead, 39 infected so far in Congo Ebola outbreak

Published 14/05/2018

GENEVA (Reuters) - Democratic Republic of Congo reported 39 suspected, probable or confirmed cases of Ebola between April 4 and May 13, including 19 deaths, [more…]

WHO gets approval to use Ebola vaccine in Democratic Republic of Congo

WHO gets approval to use Ebola vaccine in Democratic Republic of Congo

Published 14/05/2018

GENEVA (Reuters) - The World Health Organization has been given the go-ahead by officials in the Democratic Republic of Congo to import and use an [more…]

Overactive immune response linked to hair graying

Overactive immune response linked to hair graying

Published 03/05/2018

(Reuters Health) - An overactive immune response, which can occur with viral infections, could result in sudden hair graying, according to research in mice. The [more…]

Discovery of malaria parasite survival genes offers new targets

Discovery of malaria parasite survival genes offers new targets

Published 03/05/2018

LONDON (Reuters) - Scientists have identified the core genes that are essential for the deadliest malaria parasite to survive, revealing new targets for drugs or [more…]

Ninety-eight now sick from romaine lettuce-linked E. coli: CDC

Ninety-eight now sick from romaine lettuce-linked E. coli: CDC

Published 27/04/2018

(Reuters) - Fourteen more people fell ill from an E. coli outbreak linked to romaine lettuce, U.S. health officials said on Friday, bringing the number [more…]

Gates backs gene technologies in fight to end malaria

Gates backs gene technologies in fight to end malaria

Published 18/04/2018

LONDON, April 18 (Reuters) - Gene-editing technologies that alter mosquitoes’ DNA could prove critical in the fight against malaria, Bill Gates said on Wednesday, and [more…]

Pets in nursing homes bring both benefits and risks

Pets in nursing homes bring both benefits and risks

Published 12/04/2018

(Reuters Health) - Pets that visit nursing homes or live there with a resident can be a benefit to all, but administrators also need to [more…]

HPV vaccine coverage on the rise, but still far from 2020 goal

HPV vaccine coverage on the rise, but still far from 2020 goal

Published 30/03/2018

(Reuters Health) - The proportion of boys and young men in the U.S. receiving the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine has more than tripled since 2011, [more…]

People with sinus infections stay on antibiotics too long

People with sinus infections stay on antibiotics too long

Published 30/03/2018

(Reuters Health) - Most people prescribed antibiotics for sinus infections are on treatment courses of 10 days or longer even though infectious disease doctors recommend [more…]

U.S. officials warn ‘intense’ flu season to continue, urge shots

U.S. officials warn ‘intense’ flu season to continue, urge shots

Published 16/02/2018

Adults who get a flu shot are 36 percent less likely to get the disease, while for children the figure was an unexpectedly high 59 percent, U.S. health officials said on Thursday, predicting that the current "intense" season could continue for weeks. [more…]