Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Research should be at the heart of an epidemic response

To be prepared for epidemics, we need certain things in place. We need widespread surveillance systems to detect outbreaks before they can spread, and robust health systems that can give people the care and treatment they ...

Immunology

Infection site affects how a virus spreads through the body

A person is more likely to get infected by HIV through anal intercourse than vaginal, but no one knows quite why. A new study by scientists at the Gladstone Institutes shows that infection sites could affect the immune system's ...

Obstetrics & gynaecology

Mother-to-child HIV transmission low, but more progress possible

(HealthDay)—A small proportion of HIV-infected women continue to transmit the virus to their neonates despite access to high-quality care, according to research published in the April issue of Obstetrics & Gynecology.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Latest Ebola outbreak in Guinea is over: WHO (Update)

The latest outbreak of Ebola in Guinea has ended, the World Health Organization said Wednesday, warning that a recurrence of the killer tropical disease remained a threat.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Prophylaxis strategy prevents perinatal HBV transmission

(HealthDay)—Prenatal screening followed by immunoprophylaxis for infants of mothers with chronic hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection decreases perinatal transmission, according to research published online May 27 in the Annals ...

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