Infection

Group A strep kills child in England with another recovering

Group A strep kills child in England with another recovering

In November 2022 it was reported that a child, around the age of 6, had died after catching an infection caused by the group A streptococcus bacteria. Another child was hospitalised and is showing signs of recovery after the bacteria outbreak at a primary school in...

Universal flu vaccine hopes renewed in new data

Universal flu vaccine hopes renewed in new data

A study published in Science in November 2022 has given experts in the UK reason to predict that a universal flu vaccine might be available sooner than previously hoped. Scientists in the US shared evidence that their experimental mRNA vaccine offered broad protection...

Relief from UTIs offered by sublingual vaccine

Relief from UTIs offered by sublingual vaccine

A research paper published in Science Advances suggests the possibility of UTI prevention through a sublingual vaccine. The paper, released in November 2022, details the success of the vaccine in mice and rabbits, indicating that there is hope for human solutions....

WHO launches AMR strategy in Africa during awareness week

WHO launches AMR strategy in Africa during awareness week

In November 2022 the WHO launched a strategy to “respond to the urgent problem of antimalarial drug resistance in Africa”. This coincided with World Antimicrobial Awareness Week, which aims to “improve awareness of the growing threat of resistance to antibiotics and...

Hepatitis E vaccination campaign offers hope in South Sudan

Hepatitis E vaccination campaign offers hope in South Sudan

Reported by Epicentre, a group “embedded” in Médecins sans frontières (MSF), progress is being made in a joint vaccination effort in South Sudan. Alongside this vaccination campaign is an Epicentre study to “evaluate the effectiveness in real conditions” of the...

New collaboration: AI steps up to pandemic plate

New collaboration: AI steps up to pandemic plate

In November 2022 CEPI and the University of California, Davis announced a partnership agreement to “advance and expand the application of ‘SpillOver’”. This is a viral ranking app that compares the risks presented by animal and human viruses. With funding from CEPI...

CEPI-Gavi-WHO collaboration during Ebola outbreak

CEPI-Gavi-WHO collaboration during Ebola outbreak

Over a month after the declaration of an Ebola outbreak in Uganda in September 2022 the WHO, CEPI, and Gavi issued a statement on the situation. Observing the spread to 7 districts and acknowledging the government-led response, these organisations have “outlined a...