Treatment with BAT® [Botulism Antitoxin Heptavalent (Equine)] was associated with shorter hospital and intensive care unit stays.
The three treatments approved for shipment to Uganda were ZMapp, Regeneron, and Remdesivir.
Researchers identified an experimental antiviral drug that cures mice infected with Bourbon virus. Favipiravir is approved in Japan but not the US.
A new vaccine provided complete protection, in nonhuman primates, against three types of equine encephalitic viruses that are possible bioterrorism agents.
The $16.5 million contract from the US Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA), with an option for an additional $30 million, calls for a drug for Marburg virus and Ravn virus to be taken into early human clinical testing.
Agricultural authorities in South China's Hainan Province confirmed that a potential African swine fever vaccine has shown "certain preventive effects" after clinical trials.
The Global Control of African Swine Fever resolution provides a framework to address this global threat through collaborative preparedness, prevention, detection and control measures.
Researchers found that the Plasmodiumparasites responsible for malaria rely on human liver cell protein for their development into an infectious form.
Infectious Disease News spoke with Gregory C. Gray, an infectious disease epidemiologist and professor at Duke University, about the status of H7N9 control strategies in China, gaps in control measures, and what else China can do to effectively contain the highly pathogenic avian influenza viruses.
According to newspaper reports, measures include disinfecting farms and restricting sales of pork and processed meat.