The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases hosted a virtual workshop on developing mucosal vaccines for COVID-19, highlighting challenges and opportunities.

Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, scientists worldwide have been tirelessly working on the development of vaccines to curb the spread of the virus. While several vaccines have been developed and authorized for use, there is still a need to explore more efficient and effective ways to combat the virus. One promising approach that […]

Scientists at Washington University School of Medicine have developed a vaccine against norovirus by piggybacking on vaccines for rotavirus. The researchers added a protein from a strain of norovirus to a harmless strain of rotavirus. Mice that received the experimental vaccine produced neutralising antibodies against both viruses, leading to hopes that the breakthrough could allow for the distribution of a bivalent vaccine to protect against both stomach bugs. The next step will be to find out whether the vaccine works in preventing sickness and death due to norovirus.

Norovirus, also known as the “winter vomiting bug,” is the leading cause of foodborne illness in the world, affecting millions of people annually. With its highly contagious nature, norovirus can easily spread through contaminated food and water, as well as person-to-person contact. In recent years, outbreaks of norovirus have increasingly become a public health concern, […]

Researchers have identified an antibody that can block infection by all dominant variants of the virus that causes COVID-19, including Omicron. Their discovery could lead to new antibody-based treatments and more potent vaccines.

As the global fight against the SARS-CoV-2 virus continues, scientists and researchers are working tirelessly to develop new treatments and tools to help combat the spread of new variants. In a major breakthrough, a team of scientists have discovered a promising new antibody that could help neutralize multiple SARS-CoV-2 variants, including the highly contagious omicron […]

The US FDA is currently reviewing a vaccine for respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) in older adults, including a vaccine developed by Pfizer which the University of Rochester Medical Center helped lead the development of. RSV causes 60,000 to 120,000 hospitalizations and 6,000 to 10,000 deaths in adults 65 years or older each year. A vaccine for RSV has been in development for almost five decades, with Pfizer presenting safety data from its phase 3 clinical trial in late February, which showed promising results. An FDA decision is expected in the coming months.

Respiratory syncytial virus, or RSV, is a common respiratory virus that affects people of all ages. However, it is particularly dangerous for infants, young children, and the elderly. In fact, RSV is the leading cause of hospitalization for children under 1 year old in the United States. Despite this, there is currently no RSV vaccine […]

“Appearance of a Highly Resistant Strain of Shigella Sonnei in France”

In recent years, the emergence of bacterial strains resistant to multiple drugs has become a global concern. One such strain is the Shigella sonnei strain, which has caused a number of outbreaks of gastrointestinal illness worldwide. Recently, the emergence of an extensively drug-resistant strain of Shigella sonnei in France has raised serious concerns among public […]

“Utilizing Next-Generation Mosquito Nets as per WHO’s Recommendation in the Fight against Malaria” – Donga Science

A family in Côte d’Ivoire living inside a mosquito net. Provided by Yonhap News The World Health Organization (WHO) has recommended the use of next-generation mosquito nets to combat malaria-carrying mosquitoes. Since 2005, more than 2 billion insecticide-treated mosquito nets have been distributed worldwide to prevent malaria. However, this is because mosquitoes have become resistant […]

Rapid increase in travelers in China Approximately 40 million immigrants and immigrants in two months Corona restrictions lifted

According to data from China’s State Immigration Administration on March 8, 39.72 million people entered China between January 8 and March 7, up 112.4% from the same period last year. FILE PHOTO: Beijing’s international airport is seen in January 2023. REUTERS/Tingshu Wang [北京 8日 ロイター] – According to data from China’s State Immigration Administration, between […]

Increase Preparedness for Management of Avian Influenza in Health Facilities

KOMPAS/ANGGER PUTRANTO A joint team from the Center for Veterinary Research of the Ministry of Agriculture and the Department of Agriculture, Livestock and Plantation of Bandar Lampung City shows a blood sample of a chicken at a resident’s house in Sukarame District, Bandar Lampung, Monday (23/1). This is to follow up on the alleged spread […]