NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews A new study from MIT suggests that the dozens of mutations in the spike protein of the Omicron variant help it to evade all four of the classes of antibodies that can...

NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews Most teens and young adults know it’s possible to catch or spread a sexually transmitted infection by having unprotected oral sex, a new poll shows. But more than...

NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews The drugs behind the new pills to treat COVID-19 remain very effective against the omicron variant of the virus in lab tests, according to a new study. However, lab...

NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews Masks, physical distancing, good hygiene, and ventilation can help reduce the transmission of COVID-19 in public places. But even when these measures are taken, scientists...

NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews A recent study looked at the strength, durability and breadth of neutralizing antibody responses generated by breakthrough infections in individuals vaccinated against...

NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews People who are infected with the omicron variant have a 36% lower risk of being admitted to the hospital than those who are infected with the delta variant. It shows...

Millions of people around the world have received two shots of Sinovac, a Chinese-manufactured inactive vaccine that is used in 48 countries to help reduce transmission rates of COVID-19. However, those...

Researchers from the Institute of Glycomics have been awarded more than $1,100,000 million in National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) grant funding to develop new antibiotics for the treatment...

NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews The drug baricitinib (a type of drug known as a Janus kinase (JAK) inhibitor, also used to treat rheumatoid arthritis) is strongly recommended for patients with severe...

NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews Multiple sclerosis (MS), a progressive disease that affects 2.8 million people worldwide and for which there is no definitive cure, is likely caused by infection with...