By NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews Cholera is a diarrheal disease caused by ingestion of the Vibrio cholerae bacterium. In November 2017, a cholera epidemic occurred in Kinshasa, the Democratic Republic...

Data from nine cities in Mexico confirms that identifying dengue fever “hot spots” can provide a predictive map for future outbreaks of Zika and chikungunya. All three of these viral diseases are spread...

By NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews A new study by UC Davis researchers confirms the low likelihood that SARS-CoV-2 contamination on hospital surfaces is infectious. The study, published June 24 in PLOS...

By NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews Scientists at the University of Nottingham have made a major breakthrough in discovering how the malaria parasite is able to multiply rapidly in the mosquito gut,...

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...