The World Health Organization has declared Coronavirus a global health emergency with 82 cases so far identified in 18 countries.
The coronavirus discovered in Wuhan may share the same bat-related ancestor as Sars, according to the latest study by Chinese scientists, which said the strain was weaker than the devastating 2002-03 Sars outbreak but was still “highly infectious”.
On May 8, 2018, the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) reported an outbreak of Ebola virus disease—a serious and often fatal illness—in Équateur Province in the northwest part of the country. As the U.S. government’s lead agency on biomedical… Read More ›
Critical Collaboration Agreements for Ebola Vaccine Candidates Earn NIAID an Excellence in Technology Transfer Award
In 2014, as the Ebola outbreak escalated, NIAID collaborated with pharmaceutical company GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) on NIAID-planned clinical trials to test Ebola vaccine candidates. Their collaboration exemplifies the flexibility and creativity of the NIAID Technology Transfer and Intellectual Property Office (TTIPO),… Read More ›
The insidious emergence of HIV/AIDS and the lack of due attention by policymakers illustrate how some outbreaks that start subtly can grow to global proportions if they are not aggressively addressed early on