new study published in Nature Genetics, led by a team of researchers at the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, reveals that the hookworm’s genome has been decoded.

Infectious disease threats have consistently caused more health and military impact than battlefield injuries through the 20th and 21st centuries.

A recent publication in PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases, “Predicting the Impact of Vaccination on the Transmission Dynamics of Typhoid in South Asia: A Mathematical Modeling Study,” by Pitzer et al. highlights the benefits of typhoid vaccination programs in infants and school-aged children.
Monday marked the three-year anniversary of the last reported polio case in India — a landmark achievement for a country that reported the highest number of polio cases in the world in 2009. A formal declaration of India as polio-free is expected later this year by the World Health Organization (WHO).