None of the 25 new antibiotics registered between 1999 and 2015 targeted the most daunting infections caused by Gram-negative bacteria.
As of September 23, investigational agents had been administered to 38 patients — MAb114 (22), remdesivir (9), and ZMapp (7). Nineteen of these patients had been discharged, 12 had died, and seven had remained hospitalized; those who died were in advanced stages of disease when treatment was initiated.
Researchers have identified compounds that could prevent malaria parasites from being able to infect mosquitoes, halting the spread of disease.
A senior official at the Finnish Natural Resources Agency said that the agency would figure out how long the wall could be and consider also the ecological impact of such a wall and the repercussions on other animals.
Funding will advance commercial production of a new, low-cost vaccine targeted at foot and mouth disease (FMD) endemic regions.
Some 100 armed groups are currently operating in North Kivu, which has seen over 120 violent incidents since January. A number of areas have been designated “red zones” – inaccessible areas where fighting is active.
The drug - called tafenoquine - prevents malaria relapses by about 70 percent, clinical studies have shown.
Bulgaria is building a fence along its border with Romania to keep out wild boars that could carry African swine fever to farm pigs.
Scientists have taken a significant step toward developing a new vaccine for malaria, revealing for the first time an 'atomic-scale' blueprint of how the parasite invades human cells.
A US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) vaccine advisory committee is set to review the plan for mass vaccination for anthrax.