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infectious disease

COMMENTARY
Not ordinary science
Published Feb 28, 2019
Public health experts condemn 'dangerous' research as government gives apparent green light to experiments that aim to create airborne bird flu / The Washington Post
Infectious disease
Schizophrenia linked with abnormal immune response to mono
Published Jan 9, 2019
Researchers say schizophrenia might alter the immune system to make patients susceptible to the virus, or the virus might cause the psychological disorder
Infectious disease
Meningitis vaccination for college students not cost effective
Published Dec 21, 2018
Vaccine is highly effective, but the disease is too rare to justify the cost of universal vaccinations
Bioethics
An 'unacceptable' public health oversight
Published Dec 10, 2018
Experts say that the exclusion of pregnant women from vaccine development and use must end
Ebola virus
Protein could be key to Ebola's spread
Published Aug 22, 2017
Discovery by JHU researchers plays key role in project that appears to pinpoint what makes deadly virus so contagious
Epidemiology
Cholera vaccines less effective for kids than adults
Published Aug 9, 2017
Findings indicate that one dose, spread out over twice as many people, may be more effective at treating outbreaks than a traditional two-dose method / School of Public Health
Infectious disease
Tool draws on lessons learned from U.S. Ebola cases
Published June 26, 2017
Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security, CDC develop checklist to help communities assess, strengthen preparedness
Zika virus
Economic impact of Zika outbreak could exceed $18B in Latin America, Caribbean
Published May 8, 2017
Carey School researchers conduct rapid assessment analysis based on existing data on incidence, transmission of virus linked to birth defects
Zika virus
Study: Zika outbreak in U.S. could come with high costs
Published May 4, 2017
Researchers use computer models to estimate the potential impact of outbreak based on various epidemic sizes
#WorldMalariaDay
Video highlights institute's vital work
Published April 25, 2017 Video
A vaccine is urgently needed to prevent malaria, which affects hundreds of millions around the world every year