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On the Horizon: Monkeypox

On 8 May 1980, after a global vaccination campaign, the WHO declared that smallpox had been eradicated. Wiping out this viral disease, which has claimed the lives of hundreds of millions of people throughout history, should be considered one of humanity’s greatest achievements. 927 more words

Clinical And Medical Microbiology

Molecular Fossils in the Human Genome

Molecular fossils, is a term used by scientists that refers to genetic elements found in contemporary organisms which hint at an ancient past. One prominent “molecular fossil” is retroviral remnants in genomes of organisms. 278 more words


In Field Rapid Detection of Zika Virus

A joint effort between researchers in Germany, Brazil, Senegal, and the United Kingdom has developed a “point of care” test for Zika virus (ZIKV) infection. Currently, Zika continues to be a major problem in the Americas, as well as certain regions of Africa. 396 more words


Do Zika Drugs Already Exist?

Zika is a virus transmitted to humans via mosquito and it can cause some intense side-effects for pregnant women. We know that infection during pregnancy comes with an… 170 more words


Review: The Adventures of the Regatjes Volume 1 - Vaccines

Created by: Dr. Susan Nasif (Author/Artist), Joaquin E. Pereyra (Colourist), Adam Wollet (Letterer). Edited by Dr. Lina Fadel.

52 Pages | Hardcover | Cover Price $14.99 | Published 2015 | ISBN 978-9090288829 | 702 more words


Microbe Talk: November 2016

When pathogenic viruses pass from their animal reservoir into humans – known as ‘spillover events’ – the consequences can be severe. For example, it is thought that the West African Ebola outbreak began with an 18-month-old child in Guinea contracting the virus from a wild animal. 114 more words


Dengue vaccine reduces disease burden where dengue infections are common

The first available dengue vaccine, CYD-TDV (Dengvaxia), is estimated to reduce the burden of dengue and be potentially cost effective in settings where infections with dengue are common. 214 more words