Emerging Diseases Feature Archive

Climate Change: Effects on the Incidence and Distribution of Infectious Diseases

Climate Change: Effects on the Incidence and Distribution of Infectious Diseases

Without proactive measures and response, the changing climate is projected to continue to adversely affect the global incidence and distribution of infectious diseases and cause 250,000 additional deaths per year between 2030 and 2050.

Candida auris: Dispatch From an Outbreak

Candida auris: Dispatch From an Outbreak

Rapid identification of Candida auris is crucial in order to implement appropriate precautions and avoid transmission to other patients.

Climate Change Will Likely Challenge Current Malaria Control Programs

Climate Change Will Likely Challenge Current Malaria Control Programs

Sustained control efforts are necessary, 'as the effects of the flood on malaria transmission may continue for up to one year after the initial event.'

New Research Notes Natural Compounds Effective Against Pathogens Causing Lyme Disease

New Research Notes Natural Compounds Effective Against Pathogens Causing Lyme Disease

The study revealed that polyphenols such as baicalein, luteolin, and rosmarinic acid, fatty acids namely monolaurin and 10-HAD, and micronutrients like iodine and vitamins D3 and C were particularly effective.

CDC Session Highlights Laboratory Safety Strategies

CDC Session Highlights Laboratory Safety Strategies

Laboratory safety procedures have evolved over time.

Malaria Vaccine Trials Show Promise But More Vaccine Research, Novel Interventions Needed

Malaria Vaccine Trials Show Promise But More Vaccine Research, Novel Interventions Needed

A recently-published study shows a key element in how the first malaria vaccine works, but additional new approaches are vital to combating the parasite worldwide.

Chikungunya Heads To The U.S

Chikungunya Heads To The U.S

The virus received global attention in 2005 when outbreaks in the Indian Ocean islands affected more than 250,000 people.

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