By NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews A rare parasitic infection imported from Europe continues to take root in Alberta, Canada. The province is now the North American hotspot for human alveolar echinococcosis...

Fully occupied intensive care units (ICUs). Physically and mentally exhausted health workers. Chaotically overcrowded hospitals. These and similar problems posed by the COVID-19 pandemic in Brazil have...

By NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews UF medicinal chemists report promising results from a study focused on new ways to of treating several types of antibiotic-resistant bacteria, advances that may help...

An experimental, lab-made antibody can completely prevent nonhuman primates from being infected with the monkey form of HIV, new research published in Nature Communications shows. The results will inform...

By Press Release  @infectiousdiseasenews Dr. Christopher Rice, an Assistant Research Scientist at the University of Georgia’s College of Pharmacy, has received a foundation grant to continue his research...

By NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenew Neurodegenerative disorders that cause dementia increase the risk of contracting severe COVID-19 and dying from the disease. For people with Alzheimer’s the risk...

By NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews A series of autopsies performed in an infectious disease hospital in the Brazilian Amazon reveals that infections by the Histoplasma fungus are a major cause of death...

By NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews Although it is not spread through human contact, Francisella tularensis is one of the most infectious pathogenic bacteria known to science–so virulent, in fact,...

The most populous boroughs in New York City, Queens and Brooklyn, likely served as the major hub of COVID-19 spread in the spring of 2020, a new study finds. Led by researchers at NYU Grossman School...

Scientists from Hokkaido University have shown that an antigen-based test for quantifying SARS-CoV-2 in saliva samples is simple, rapid, and more conducive for mass-screening. More than a year into the...