Pathogens

Acute Flaccid Myelitis Requires Galvanized Research Response

April 2, 2019

Acute flaccid myelitis (AFM) presents significant challenges not only to patients but also to researchers, and efforts must be accelerated to learn more about the condition, experts from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the National Institutes of Health,

New Bombali Ebolavirus Found in Kenyan Bat

April 2, 2019

Until recently, five ebolavirus species were known, with three of these -- Bundibugyo, Sudan and Zaire ebolaviruses -- associated with large human outbreaks.

April 2019 Bug of the Month

April 2, 2019

Infection Control Today is bringing back a much-loved feature, Bug of the Month, which helps educate readers about existing and emerging pathogens of clinical importance in healthcare facilities today. 

Cancer-Prevention Drug Also Disables H. pylori

March 29, 2019

A medicine currently being tested as a chemoprevention agent for multiple types of cancer has more than one trick in its bag when it comes to preventing stomach cancer, Vanderbilt researchers have discovered.

Promising New Drugs to Fight TB

March 28, 2019

Tuberculosis (TB), an ancient and notoriously difficult disease to treat, has killed millions through the course of human history; and the antibiotics that have been used to fight the disease in recent history are becoming less and less effective.

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