Infectious Diseases

Prior dengue infection may protect against Zika: study

Prior dengue infection may protect against Zika: study

Published 07/02/2019

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Prior infection with dengue, a mosquito-borne disease that infects nearly 400 million people a year, could reduce the risk of contracting Zika [more…]

Ebola spreads to high-risk area of Congo: WHO

Ebola spreads to high-risk area of Congo: WHO

Published 26/01/2019

GENEVA (Reuters) - Democratic Republic of Congo’s Ebola outbreak has spread southwards into an area with high security risks, the World Health Organization said. The [more…]

Flu vaccine safe for hospitalized patients

Flu vaccine safe for hospitalized patients

Published 25/01/2019

(Reuters Health) - Patients who receive the flu vaccine while hospitalized are no more likely to develop fever or require extra doctor or hospital visits [more…]

Lactalis recalls baby milk from Spanish site linked to salmonella

Lactalis recalls baby milk from Spanish site linked to salmonella

Published 25/01/2019

PARIS (Reuters) - Dairy group Lactalis said on Friday it was recalling one of its infant formula brands as a precautionary move as the product [more…]

French army to help in effort to stop swine fever at Belgian border

French army to help in effort to stop swine fever at Belgian border

Published 25/01/2019

PARIS (Reuters) - The French army will provide logistical support to hunters tasked with culling wild boar in a border zone next to Belgium, as [more…]

Scientists make gene-edited chickens in bid to halt next pandemic

Scientists make gene-edited chickens in bid to halt next pandemic

Published 22/01/2019

LONDON (Reuters) - British scientists are developing gene-edited chickens designed to be totally resistant to flu in a new approach to trying to stop the [more…]

U.S. medic declared Ebola-free, leaves Nebraska quarantine

U.S. medic declared Ebola-free, leaves Nebraska quarantine

Published 13/01/2019

(Reuters) - A U.S. healthcare worker who was being monitored for the Ebola virus after treating patients in the Democratic Republic of Congo was released [more…]

Fund battling AIDS, TB and malaria seeks $14 billion to invigorate…

Fund battling AIDS, TB and malaria seeks $14 billion to invigorate…

Published 12/01/2019

LONDON, Jan 11 (Reuters) - At least $14 billion is needed to accelerate the fight against AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria and quell stubborn epidemics that [more…]

Scientists to test tailor-made vaccine tech to fight epidemics

Scientists to test tailor-made vaccine tech to fight epidemics

Published 10/12/2018

LONDON (Reuters) - A global coalition set up to fight disease epidemics is investing up to $8.4 million to develop a synthetic vaccine system that [more…]

Millions flock to free tests as Egypt seeks to eradicate hepatitis C

Millions flock to free tests as Egypt seeks to eradicate hepatitis C

Published 03/12/2018

MIT NAMA (Reuters) - When Houaida Mabrouk heard about a government campaign that offers free hepatitis C screenings, she hesitated, afraid of testing positive. But [more…]