Infectious Diseases & Conditions

How Urbanization Affects Spread of Lyme Disease

June 27, 2019

As communities across the U.S. replace forests and woodlands with housing developments and other new construction, researchers are noting an increase in Lyme disease. To help prevent the spread of Lyme disease, Dr.

Newly Discovered Immune Cells at the Frontline of HIV Infection

June 21, 2019

Researchers at the Westmead Institute for Medical Research have discovered brand new immune cells that are at the frontline of HIV infection. Known as CD11c+ dendritic cells, these new cells are more susceptible to HIV infection and can then transmit the virus to other cells.

Chronic Hepatitis B Infections on the Rise in Europe Since 2008

June 21, 2019

In 2017, the majority (58%) of the almost 27,000 newly reported hepatitis B cases in the European Union and European Economic Area were classified as chronic infections. This follows a consistent upward trend in reported chronic hepatitis B cases since 2008.