Investigational therapeutics mAb114 and REGN-EB3 offer patients a greater chance of surviving Ebola virus disease compared to the investigational treatment ZMapp, according to published results from a clinical trial conducted in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).
Researchers conducted a review of molecular and serological investigations through PubMed and EMBASE from September 2012 to 15 November 2018 to measure sub-clinical or asymptomatic Middle East Respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) infection within and outside of health care settings.
Influenza D virus (IDV) has been increasingly reported all over the world. Cattle are considered the major viral reservoir.
Researchers demonstrated a new strategy for engineering a live bacterial vaccine that has been rationally-designed to optimize both protection and diagnostic compatibility.
The South Korea National Institute of Environmental Research reported that a wild boar infected with African swine fever was found by a joint team of military and civilian hunters inside the Civilian Control Line in Paju near the border with North Korea.
The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has approved reopening and partial operations of the US Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases (USAMRIID), the U.S. Department of Defense’s (DOD’s) lead laboratory for medical biological defense research. Over the summer, research was put on hold at the USAMRIID’s Fort Detrick, MD., location following a federal government-ordered shutdown that prompted a major reset of the institute’s biosafety program.
In mid-October, the Indonesian police discovered that a terrorist group had plotted a suicide attack using a bomb that contained the abrin poison in Cirebon, West Java. Police seized 310 grams of rosary pea seeds - the main ingredient of abrin.
The World Health Organization (WHO) and the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) on Tuesday, November 26, evacuated dozens of personnel working on the Ebola epidemic from the town of Beni due to the worsening security situation. On Sunday, rebels killed eight people in an overnight raid.
In total, 238 of the 519 health zones across the Democratic Republic of Congo's (DRC) 26 provinces have reported a confirmed measles outbreak.
Three British nationals have been brought back to the UK from Sierra Leone for medical assessment after coming into close contact with two people diagnosed with Lassa fever.