By NewsDesk  @bactiman63 In this episode, I look at two of the biggest stories (outside of COVID-19) during the past week. The first is the 11th Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo...

By NewsDesk  @bactiman63 For the third year in a row, Switzerland has reported less than 500 new HIV cases, according to the Federal Office of Public Health (FOPH). In 2019, 421 new cases were reported....

By NewsDesk  @bactiman63 Health officials in Kyrgyzstan are reporting 28 foodborne botulism cases through Oct. 2020, prompting a warning for the public. Of the 28 cases, 19 were reported in the Osh region. In...

By NewsDesk  @bactiman63 The World Health Organization (WHO) announced today that more  than 690,000 children aged 6 – 59 months were vaccinated since the second phase of the measles follow up campaign...

By NewsDesk  @bactiman63 While it’s no secret that many college students drink alcohol, how COVID-19 affected these behaviors and patterns is the focus of recent research published in the journal...

By Robert Herriman  @bactiman63 US and global health security-what is it, what was the genesis and how prepared are we? These are some of the things I look at in this interview with experts in the field. In...

Vaccitech’s scientific founders at University of Oxford announce positive high-level results from an interim analysis of clinical trials of AZD1222 in the UK and Brazil. Phase 3 interim analysis including...

By NewsDesk  @bactiman63 Vivaldi Biosciences, a clinical-stage biotechnology company developing genetically engineered intranasal vaccines for viral respiratory diseases, today announced it has filed...

By NewsDesk  @bactiman63 The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today expanded the approved indication for Xofluza (baloxavir marboxil) to include post-exposure prevention of influenza (flu) for patients...

By NewsDesk  @bactiman63 On Saturday, Illinois health officials reported 11,891 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 127 additional deaths. This...