An investigational treatment for Ebola virus disease will receive advanced development support from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness...

The drugs currently used to treat Chagas disease, a neglected tropical disease, have serious side effects and limited use in those with chronic disease. Now, researchers have reported in PLOS Neglected...

Yellow fever is a viral infection spread by various species of mosquito and is rife in 34 countries in Africa and 13 in Latin America. Infection may be asymptomatic and go unnoticed or, on the contrary,...

An alarming number of people nationwide are developing infections of either the heart’s inner lining or valves, known as infective endocarditis, in large part, due to the current opioid epidemic. This...

In a study published in mBio, a journal of the American Society for Microbiology, Jorge Benach and Rafal Tokarz, and their co-authors at Stony Brook University and Columbia University, reported on the...

The HPV vaccine is one of only two vaccines that prevent cancer but is underutilized in the US Despite its proven success at preventing cancer, many adolescents are still not getting the HPV vaccine. A...

Scientists studying scarlet fever have identified a new strain of disease-causing bacteria, which may explain a rise in more serious Strep A infections in England and Wales, according to results from cases...

Based on modelling and additional analyses that consider global trends, new innovations, efficiencies and funding, a new report launched by The Lancet Commission on malaria eradication concludes that...

Nearly all premature babies receive antibiotics in their first weeks of life to ward off or treat potentially deadly bacterial infections. Such drugs are lifesavers, but they also cause long-lasting collateral...

By NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews The sixth ebolavirus, Bombali virus, has been detected in insect-eating bats in Guinea. In addition to findings reported by researchers earlier this month, scientists...