An obscure family of viruses, already endemic in wild African primates and known to cause fatal Ebola-like symptoms in some monkeys, is “poised for spillover” to humans, according to new University...

NewsDesk @bactiman63  Fungal diseases in the human population are on the rise, so it is important for health authorities to understand where these pathogens come from. A new study has searched for fungi...

NewsDesk @bactiman63  Researchers from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) have developed a Zika vaccine technology that is highly effective and safe in preclinical mouse models. In a pregnant...

Dozens of species of frogs, salamanders and other amphibians quietly disappeared from parts of Latin America in the 1980s and 2000s, with little notice from humans, outside of a small group of ecologists....

NewsDesk @bactiman63 Researchers from the University of Georgia have discovered a potential treatment for Chagas disease, marking the first medication with promise to successfully and safely target the...

NewsDesk @bactiman63 One thing you might want even less than a ‘kiss’ from a kissing bug is its feces. Scientifically referred to as triatomine bugs, these blood-sucking insects can carry in their...

NewsDesk @bactiman63 University of Oklahoma and Baylor College of Medicine researchers are investigating a potential treatment for a disease that affects as many as 8 million people in the United States...

NewsDesk @bactiman63 An anti-parasitic drug will be rolled out on mass scale in the Solomon Islands to prevent scabies, a contagious, intensely itchy skin condition that affects a third of the nation’s...

NewsDesk @bactiman63 The antibiotic-resistant Acinetobacter baumannii bacterium is one of the most globally harmful bacteria that causes hospital-acquired infections. Researchers at the University of...

NewsDesk @bactiman63 Evidence of human-to-dog transmission of monkeypox virus Published in The Lancet this week, researchers from France describe a human-to-dog monkeypox transmission. 12 days after symptom...