Water, Sanitation and Hygiene: closing the gap to end neglected tropical diseases

Mar.22, on World Water Day, the World Health Organization (WHO) released its strategy on water, sanitation and hygiene as part of joint efforts by the water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) and the neglected tropical diseases (NTD) sectors towards...

NIAID Statement on AstraZeneca Vaccine

Late Monday, the Data and Safety Monitoring Board (DSMB) notified NIAID, BARDA, and AstraZeneca that it was concerned by information released by AstraZeneca on initial data from its COVID-19 vaccine clinical trial. The DSMB expressed concern that...

Investigational AstraZeneca vaccine prevents COVID-19

Colorized scanning electron micrograph of a cell (blue) infected with SARS-CoV-2 virus particles (pink),...

CDC Updates Operational Strategy for K-12 Schools to Reflect New Evidence on Physical Distance in Classrooms

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is updating K–12 school guidance to reflect the latest science on physical distance between students in classrooms. CDC now recommends that, with universal masking, students should maintain a...

Disruptions in health services due to COVID-19 “may have contributed to an additional 239,000 child and maternal deaths in South Asia” - UN report
Brazil Seeks to Import Excess US Coronavirus Vaccines

Brazil is in talks with the United States to import excess doses of coronavirus vaccines, its Foreign Ministry tweeted Saturday.

The South American nation recorded 79,069 new coronavirus infections in a 24-hour period, its Health Ministry said...

CDC Issues First Set of Guidelines on How Fully Vaccinated People Can Visit Safely with Others

On Mar 8, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued its first set of recommendations on activities that people who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 can safely resume.

Study of mosquito protein could lead to treatments against life-threatening viruses

Bite by an Aedes mosquito. This species can transmit diseases such as chikungunya, dengue, and Zika.

NIH-led team sets new bar in retinal imaging

The mosaic of cone and rod photoreceptor cells is shown by confocal imaging (left) and split detection.

WHO adds Janssen vaccine to list of safe and effective emergency tools against COVID-19

The World Health Organization (WHO) on 12 March 2021 listed the COVID-19 vaccine Ad26.COV2.S, developed by Janssen (Johnson & Johnson), for emergency use in all countries and for COVAX roll-out. The decision comes on the back of the European...