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There is widespread global transmission of syphilis, particularly within the last 20 years, according to research published in Nature Microbiology. Researchers at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical...

By NewsDesk  @bactiman63  This statement was prior to the naming of Omicron: On 25 November 2021, the National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD) in South Africa announced the detection of...

By NewsDesk  @bactiman63  The Hong Kong government announced today that in view of the latest developments of the COVID-19 epidemic situation, the boarding and quarantine requirements for persons arriving...

By NewsDesk  @bactiman63 The Chief Public Health Officer is advising the residents of Pangnirtung that due to a recent increase in the number of active tuberculosis (TB) cases in the community, the Department...

By NewsDesk  @bactiman63 The Fiji Ministry of Health and Medical Services is reporting two cases of measles in two villages in the Serua province in the Serua-Namosi Medical Sub-Division. The two cases...

By NewsDesk  @bactiman63 The National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD), a division of the National Health Laboratory Service, confirms that through collaborative efforts with private laboratories...

By NewsDesk  @bactiman63 In a follow-up on the human rabies situation in South Africa, the National Institute of Communicable Diseases (NICD) reported  an additional six cases of human rabies in October...

Six years ago, Michael Niederweis, Ph.D., described the first known toxin of the deadly pathogen Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb), an exotoxin that had gone undetected for 132 years. Now Niederweis...

By NewsDesk  @bactiman63  Oxitec announced this week the successful completion of the mosquito release phase of its landmark project with the Florida Keys Mosquito Control District. All Oxitec mosquito...

By NewsDesk  @bactiman63  AMIVAS Ireland Ltd., specialists in treatments for rare and neglected tropical diseases, including severe malaria, announced today the European Commission has granted approval...