Clinical-stage, natural killer cell-based therapeutics company, NantKwest and  ImmunityBio, a privately-held immunotherapy company announced ImmunityBio has been selected to participate...

COVID-19

Biotechnology company, Novavax, Inc. today announced enrollment of the first participants in a Phase 1/2 clinical trial of its coronavirus vaccine candidate, NVX‑CoV2373, a stable,...

A new University of Florida study published this week in the American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene adds to the body of research demonstrating that DEET is safe for humans...

One of the most commonly used diagnostic tools, particularly during this pandemic, is the reverse transcriptase polymerase chain reaction test (RT-PCR), which uses a person’s...

By NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews In a follow-up on a post from April, officials in Ethiopia are reporting at least seven suspected human cases of dracunculiasis, or Guinea worm...

Two men from Kampong Speu province, Cambodia died after they ingested poisonous puffer fish Monday, according to a Phnom Penh Post report. In addition to the two fatalities, two women...

Approximately 2,000 US cases of malaria are diagnosed annually. Without appropriate treatment, about 15 percent become severe. Mortality from untreated severe malaria (particularly...

There has been reports of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, infections in both domestic felines and large zoo cats in recent weeks. While these infections were characterized...

For the second time in May 2020, The Florida Department of Health in Miami-Dade County has reported an additional human case of West Nile virus (WNV) local transmission infection in...

By NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews Frederick, Maryland company specializing in treatments for rare and neglected tropical diseases, Amivas, announced Tuesday that Artesunate for...

By NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews The Brazil Ministry of Health recorded approximately 20,000 new coronavirus disease 2019 cases in the past 24 hours, eclipsing the 400,000 case...

By NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews Mass testing Norway’s Institute of Public Health announced this week (computer translated) that it does not recommend testing large groups...