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COVID-19 vaccine not linked to menstruation changes in study
A study released in March 2023 in iScience suggests that COVID-19 infection was a greater factor than COVID-19 vaccination in observed changes to a patient’s menstrual cycle. The researchers identified “substantial public concern” related to “disruption of menstrual...
The politics of pandemics: WHO questions data secrecy
After we reported in March 2023 that possibly critical data concerning the Huanan Seafood Wholesale Market had been quietly released on GISAID, the story has developed with researchers and public health leaders challenging China for not sharing them sooner. With...
WHO offers update on Marburg cases in Equatorial Guinea
Just under a month after the confirmation of an outbreak of Marburg virus disease (MVD) in Equatorial Guinea in February 2023, the WHO has issued an update confirming further cases. The statement from WHO suggests that 8 additional laboratory-confirmed cases have been...
Universal oral COVID-19 vaccine protects hamsters in study
A study in Microbiology Spectrum in March 2023 demonstrated the benefits of an oral vaccine for COVID-19 that could “dramatically improve immunisation rates”. The universal vaccine is based on the nucleocapsid protein, which evolves at a slower rate than the spike...
Marking World TB Day 2023: “Yes! We can end TB!”
On Friday 24th March 2023 the WHO and other organisations and individuals observe ‘World Tuberculosis Day’ with the theme “Yes! We can end TB!”. This uplifting and emphatic statement is intended to “inspire hope” and encourage action among leaders. In particular,...
Vaccine equity as good as it sounds, study suggests
In a study published in Nature Communications in March 2023, researchers investigate the socioeconomic benefits of a set of “idealised” vaccine distribution scenarios in relation to COVID-19 vaccination programmes. Their results suggest that an equitable vaccine...
China accepts first mRNA vaccine for COVID-19 from CSPC
In March 2023 the board of directors at CSPC Pharmaceutical Group Limited announced that the company’s COVID-19 mRNA vaccine has been included for emergency use in China for the prevention of COVID-19. This is the “first independently developed mRNA vaccine product in...
Africa CDC confirms outbreak of Marburg virus in Tanzania
Africa CDC has confirmed that the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Tanzania declared an outbreak of Marburg virus disease (MVD) on 21st March 2023. The outbreak has been reported in Bukoba district, Kagera region, in north-western Tanzania. So far, a total of 8...