Infectious Disease

An international team of ecologists has identified the bat species with the greatest potential to harbor filoviruses-a family that includes Ebola virus.

By Beth Gavrilles Sexual transmission of the Ebola virus could have a major impact on the dynamics of the disease, potentially reigniting an outbreak that has been contained by public health interventions, according to research by University of Georgia ecologists just published in the Royal Society journal Biology...

May 10, 2016 The University of Georgia has entered into a collaborative research agreement with GeoVax Labs, Inc. to develop and test a vaccine to prevent infection from the emerging Zika virus. The collaboration will combine the vaccine-development expertise of UGA researchers, led by Ted Ross, director of UGA’s...

Researchers at the University of Georgia and Sanofi Pasteur, the vaccines division of Sanofi, announced today the development of a vaccine that protects against multiple strains of both seasonal and pandemic H1N1 influenza in mouse models.

The University of Georgia announced today that it has entered into a collaborative research agreement with GeoVax Labs Inc. to develop and test a vaccine to prevent the emerging and virulent Zika virus infection.

By Stephanie Schupska While scientists have known for years that African trypanosomes cause sleeping sickness, they’ve been left scratching their heads as to how these tiny single-celled organisms communicate. A University of Georgia study, published Jan. 14 in the journal Cell, helps solve this mystery. The...

By Beth Gavrilles Researchers at the University of Georgia have developed a model for evaluating a potential new strategy in the fight against drug-resistant diseases. The strategy would take advantage of parasite refugia—host populations that have not been treated with drugs, thereby serving as “safe zones”...

By Molly Berg A University of Georgia researcher has found that low levels of vitamin D may limit the effectiveness of HIV treatment in adults. Those with human immunodeficiency virus—commonly known as HIV—often struggle with declining health because their immune systems can’t effectively respond to common...

Dog virus helps create human vaccines

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