Feb 23, 2016

Japanese researchers clone Zika virus

A team led by Shigeru Tajima, a researcher at the National Institute of Infectious Diseases, has succeeded, probably for the first time in the world, in making a clone of the Zika virus. This could lead to the development of a vaccine for Zika ...

Top U.K. doctor: Ebola screening should be improved

Jan 1, 2015

Top U.K. doctor: Ebola screening should be improved

Britain’s Ebola screening procedures should be improved, the country’s chief medical officer said Wednesday, after a nurse was cleared to fly hours before she was diagnosed with the disease. Nurse Pauline Cafferkey flew from London to Glasgow on Sunday after returning from Sierra Leone. ...

Dec 16, 2014

Mosquito-borne dengue targeted by antibody with hope for vaccine

Scientists have discovered new antibodies that neutralize viruses that cause dengue, potentially putting a universal vaccine within reach for a mosquito-borne illness that strikes an estimated 400 million people a year. The antibodies are effective against all four dengue viruses, according to an article ...