emerging infectious diseases

How Bats Can Carry Viruses Without Getting Sick

Scientists in Singapore have discovered that a subdued immune response may be the reason why bats can harbor deadly viruses without batting an eyelid.

Ebola-Like Bat Virus Found In China

An international team of scientists has discovered a new bat-borne virus related to Ebola with an unknown risk of transmission to other species.

Even Short Trips Expose Travelers To Antibiotic Resistant Bugs

Almost 90 percent of Japanese travelers in a small study were found to have picked up antibiotic-resistant bacteria from short trips to Vietnam.

Predicting Dengue Fever Outbreaks In Thailand

Researchers have used demographic, weather and dengue incidence data to develop models for predicting dengue hemorrhagic fever outbreaks in Thailand.

Takeda’s Zika Vaccine Moves Into The Fast Lane

TAK-426, Takeda’s Zika vaccine currently in phase 1 trials, has received US Food and Drug Administration’s Fast Track designation.

Mum’s Antibodies Interfere With Baby’s Dengue Response

Antibodies from mice vaccinated with one strain of dengue virus while pregnant have been found to worsen symptoms in their pups infected with other strains.

Asia’s Scientific Trailblazers: Michael Lai Ming-Chiao

A pioneer in coronavirus research, Michael Lai Ming-Chiao shares how a detour in his academic journey brought him to the battlefront of the SARS outbreak.