Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Africa now free of wild poliovirus, but polio threat remains

Health authorities on Tuesday are expected to declare the African continent free of the wild poliovirus after decades of effort, though cases of vaccine-derived polio are still sparking outbreaks of the paralyzing disease ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Nasal vaccine against COVID-19 prevents infection in mice

Scientists at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have developed a vaccine that targets the SARS-CoV-2 virus, can be given in one dose via the nose and is effective in preventing infection in mice susceptible ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Ebola cases climb to 100 in latest DR Congo outbreak

One hundred cases of Ebola have been recorded in DR Congo's northwest in less than three months, the World Health Organization (WHO) said Thursday as it warned the response to the epidemic is underfunded.

Medical research

Why doesn't Ebola cause disease in bats, as it does in people?

A new study by researchers from The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston uncovered new information on why the Ebola virus can live within bats without causing them harm, while the same virus wreaks deadly havoc ...

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