Viral disease

WHO declares Coronavirus a Global Health Emergency

The World Health Organization has declared Coronavirus a global health emergency with 82 cases so far identified in 18 countries.

Coronavirus weaker than Sars but may share link to bats, Chinese scientists say

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”.

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 ›