More than three decades after the discovery of HIV, AIDS remains a major public health problem affecting greater than 35.3 million people worldwide. Current antiretroviral therapy fails to eradicate HIV infection, partly due to the persistence of virus reservoirs. 330 more words
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New Scientist No 2978 15 July 2014
Biosecurity slip-ups in US labs handling anthrax and smallpox happened because of lack of oversight and failure to follow protocol, says new report. 29 more words
The New York Times Denise Grady 19 July 2014
The recently documented mistakes at federal laboratories involving anthrax, flu and smallpox have incited public outrage at the government’s handling of dangerous pathogens. 112 more words
BBC News Magazine Rob Brown 17 July 2014
Nearly 40 years ago, a young Belgian scientist travelled to a remote part of the Congolese rainforest – his task was to help find out why so many people were dying from an unknown and terrifying disease.
BioPrepWatch Lisa Sievers 15 July 2014
Health experts recently expressed disagreement regarding how to combat the ongoing ebola virus outbreak in West Africa. International response teams called for the use of experimental drugs or vaccines to stop the spread of the disease.