NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews Whooping cough, or pertussis was one of the most common childhood diseases and a major cause of childhood mortality in the United States in the last century. Before the...

By NewsDesk  @bactiman63  Through October 23 this year, four countries have reported confirmed cases of diphtheria: Brazil with one case, Haiti with 18 cases including 3 deaths, the Dominican Republic...

Diphtheria is caused by a potent toxin produced by certain strains of the bacterium, Corynebacterium diphtheriae. This very serious disease can be prevented through vaccination. In the Asian country...

In a study published in PLOS Computational Biology on April 23rd, a research team led by Manoj Gambhir found that a relatively small difference in efficacy and duration of protection for the first three...