The California woman began working with the vaccinia virus at a laboratory in September 2018.
A gene editing enzyme could be used to disable RNA viruses such as influenza or Ebola.
Crispr technology has not been able to insert new genes into DNA sequences well, but an update to the tool could fix this flaw.
Researchers have decoded how the body’s immune system reacts to a poorly understood Ebola virus vaccine, and how the body generates effective antibodies against the disease.
The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs in Sudan reported that since September, Sudan has recorded 193 Rift Valley Fever cases, including four deaths.
Researchers announced the first administration to study volunteers of a vaccine candidate against Lassa fever.virus.
The Phase 1 clinical study is expected to begin enrollment this year and is being funded by the US National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), an institute within the US National Institutes of Health (NIH).
The Global Health Security (GHS) Index fiound severe weaknesses in countries’ abilities to prevent, detect, and respond to significant disease outbreaks. The average overall Index score was slightly over 40 out of a possible 100.
For the first time (2019), Brazil has topped two million dengue cases, while Mexico dengue cases have doubled this year when compared to 2018.
The World Health Organization (WHO) is celebrating that the Type 3 strain of the polio virus has been officially declared eradicated. There are three strains of traditional "wild" polio. Type 2 has also been eradicated leaving only Type 1.