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Infectious disease

Voices
What you need to know about monkeypox
Published May 24, 2022
As monkeypox spreads beyond the expected areas, an infectious disease expert offers insight on how the virus spreads—and why it shouldn't be a cause for alarm
Infectious disease
Current mRNA vaccines may elicit immune responses to other bat coronaviruses, study finds
Published Feb 18, 2022
Finding by Johns Hopkins Medicine researchers may help in development of vaccines against future animal-to-human viral diseases
What our wastewater can tell us
Published Spring 2021
Our sewage contains important biomarkers that can tell researchers about a community's diet, drug intake, and even the presence of COVID-19 / Johns Hopkins Magazine
Health
Researchers develop potential antibiotic for drug-resistent pathogen
Published Dec 14, 2020
'Mycobacterium abscessus' is often lethal for people with cystic fibrosis and other lung ailments. This new antibiotic is one of the first potential treatments of the bacterium.
A carceral crisis
Published Oct 15, 2020
A new report published by Johns Hopkins provides recommendations for preventing the spread of COVID-19 in the criminal justice system
Winter months could bring rise in coronavirus cases
Published Sept 11, 2020
Study from Johns Hopkins School of Medicine examined infection data in countries before social distancing measures were enacted, found that warmer temperatures do slow spread of COVID-19 / The Baltimore Sun
Q+A
The long road to herd immunity
Published April 30, 2020
Achieving herd protection can stop the spread of an infectious disease within a population, but as Bloomberg School experts explain, the U.S. is nowhere near that point with SARS-CoV-2, and getting there could prove difficult
COVID-19
Hopkins experts present latest coronavirus information on Capitol Hill
Published March 6, 2020
Experts discuss how COVID-19 is transmitted, how it is being tracked, and how governments, institutions, and individuals can prevent its spread
Coronavirus
JHU prepares for potential COVID-19 impacts
Published March 2, 2020
Groups across the university plan for an array of possible challenges, including disruptions to classes, transportation, housing, work, and travel
Coronavirus
Here's the Hopkins study President Trump referenced
Published Feb 27, 2020
The Global Health Security Index, issued in October by the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security, assessed 195 countries on their readiness to deal with the threat of an epidemic or pandemic. Overall, the results were not encouraging.