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Wednesday, April 21st, 2021

Emerging Infectious Diseases

Bavarian Nordic details advances in first half of 2016

Bavarian Nordic A/S released a summary of its progress for the first half of 2016 on Wednesday. “I am very pleased with the progress of the company this year,” Paul Chaplin, president and chief executive officer of Bavarian Nordic, said. “We have successfully built on our relationships... Read More »

NIH begins Zika virus vaccine clinical trial in humans

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) launched a clinical trial this week for an experimental vaccine to prevent Zika virus infections, an effort that comes after local transmission of the virus hit a neighborhood in Florida. “Given the Zika situation internationally and in the United... Read More »

NIAID researchers discover six Zika-related antibodies

Researchers at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), released a study on Wednesday that found six Zika virus antibodies, including four that neutralize African, Asian and American strains of the virus. Dr. Michael S.... Read More »

New study shows how some survive Ebola virus

A coalition of research institutions published a report in the Clinical Infectious Disease Journal on Wednesday that analyzed the immune responses of Ebola patients treated in the United States. The coalition includes the U.S. Centers for Disease and Control (CDC), the Emory University School... Read More »

NIAID: Two Zika vaccines protect mice from infection

The National Institutes of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) released a report on Tuesday detailing how a single dose of either of two experimental Zika vaccines protected mice infected with the virus for four to eight weeks after receiving the inoculations. NIAID said that this... Read More »

New study reveals global variations in malaria parasites

Researchers at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) presented data on Monday regarding gene sequences and the global variations in malaria parasites. NIAID researchers determined the genomes of approximately 200 P. vivax strains that recently infected people in... Read More »

ECDC preparing for Zika virus in the EU

The European Center for Disease Control and Prevention (ECDC) produced a policy briefing on Monday highlighting preparedness measures to minimize the risk of Zika virus spreading in continental Europe. The briefing is primarily to protect pregnant women and those who wish to become pregnant,... Read More »

Chikungunya virus found in Texas patient

The National International Health Regulations (IHR) of the United States notified the Pan-American Health Organization (PAHO) and the World Health Organization (WHO) on Tuesday of the first confirmed case of locally-acquired Chikungunya virus in the state of Texas. The patient became ill in... Read More »