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CDC Statement on B.1.1.529 (Omicron variant)

On November 26, 2021, the World Health Organization (WHO) classified a new variant, B.1.1.529, as a Variant of Concern and has named it Omicron. No cases of this variant have been identified in the U.S. to date. CDC is fol...

Repurposed ALS drug shows promise in mouse model of rare childhood genetic disorder

Riluzole, a drug approved to treat amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), a disease affecting nerve cells controlling movement, could slow the gradual loss of a particular brain cell that occurs in Niemann-Pick disease type...

ILO launches new tool on social dialogue

The ILO has launched a new tool to help its constituents enhance the effectiveness and inclusiveness of their national social dialogue institutions.

WHO releases new toolkit to support quality HIV testing services

WHO has released a new toolkit to enable countries to accelerate their ongoing efforts to fully adopt WHO guidelines and transition to new HIV testing algorithms.