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Publication Date: March 26, 2021
Post Date: March 26, 2021
A recent study shows monoclonal antibodies (mAbs) and remdesivir, a small-molecule antiviral, are promising monotherapies for many viruses, including members of the genera Marburgvirus and Ebolavirus (family Filoviridae), and more recently, SARS-CoV-2.

Tags: SARS-CoVMarburg virusEbola virus

Publication Date: March 26, 2021
Post Date: March 26, 2021
This article suggests the use of pseudovirus instead of SARS-CoV-2 in antibody neutralization assays would allow these tests to be run in BSL-2 facilities instead of BSL-3 laboratories.

Tags: SARS-CoVcoronavirusCOVID-19

Publication Date: March 26, 2021
Post Date: March 26, 2021
Per the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), 30 new cases of Lassa fever were recorded in seven states in one week.

Tags: Lassa feverLassa fever virus

Publication Date: February 26, 2021
Post Date: February 26, 2021
New York and California are reporting new virus variants that might be more contagious than the original strain.

Tags: SARS-CoVcoronavirusCOVID-19

Publication Date: February 18, 2021
Post Date: February 19, 2021
Researchers at Estonia’s University of Tartu and France’s Paris-Saclay University are attempting to generate and utilize artificial genetic data. As opposed to simply artificially recreate cells and, ultimately, humans, the researchers are striving to better understand and encode the existing genetic diversity of people around the world.

Tags: gene editinggenetic engineeringartificial intelligence

Publication Date: February 18, 2021
Post Date: February 18, 2021
The interview discusses the concern the pork industry has over the new variants of African Swine Fever which has killed over one billion pigs worldwide.

Tags: African swine feverswine disease

Publication Date: February 18, 2021
Post Date: February 18, 2021
This article shows how Nigeria's investments in public health from previous disease outbreaks has helped it respond to the COVID 19 pandemic.

Tags: public healthpandemic preparedness

Publication Date: February 18, 2021
Post Date: February 18, 2021
A recent study newly upgraded Anopheles stephensi genome. The study unearthed more than 3,000 genes that previously evaded scrutiny. The Anopheles stephensi is a major malaria vector mosquito in urban areas of South Asia and has recently been located in the horn of Africa.

Tags: mosquitoesgenomegenome sequencing

Publication Date: February 18, 2021
Post Date: February 18, 2021
Guinean health authorities have declared an outbreak of Ebola in a rural community in the south of the country, with at least seven people infected, two of whom died, the UN World Health Organization (WHO) confirmed.

Tags: EbolaEbola outbreak

Publication Date: February 18, 2021
Post Date: February 18, 2021
A vaccine for use against the deadly Nipah and Hendra viruses has demonstrated effectiveness in preclinical studies as early as seven days following a single immunization, according to a new study, "A Single Dose Investigational Subunit Vaccine for Human Use against Nipah virus and Hendra virus," published in the journal, npj Vaccines, online February 8, 2021.

Tags: Nipah vaccineHendracountermeasures