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The early days of a campus COVID-19 response: pivot and pivot again

By Lisa V. Adams, MD, and Kavita Kantamneni, MPH When Lisa describes her early days on Dartmouth’s COVID-19 response, she asks people to recall their “first COVID-19 moment,” that instant when they realized this was not a drill, that this was going to be something big and life-altering. For her, that was on Jan. 31, […]

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Comments on key documents from the early weeks of SARS-CoV-2

By Daniel R. Lucey MD, MPH, FIDSA The purpose of this blog is to provide comments on reporting of some of the key COVID-19 events from 23 Chinese publications dated Dec. 31, 2019, until Feb. 17, 2021. Except for the five from the China CDC Weekly website, most are no longer online; however, I saved […]

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Melioidosis cases in Georgia, Minnesota, Texas, Kansas “most closely related to strains found in Asia, particularly South Asia”: What is the epi-link?

By Daniel R. Lucey MD, MPH, FIDSA On Aug. 9, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported both in their Health Alert Network and in a separate media statement a fourth case of melioidosis in the United States. This patient lived in Georgia and died in July 2021. The common exposure epidemiological (epi-) […]

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Apostle Chaponda of PECHANOMA facilitates a Messages of Hope training.

An act of faith: Malawi leaders tackle HIV

By Felix Chinguwo A two-year program in Malawi aims to educate people, especially men and boys, about HIV, reduce transmission of the virus, help people to know their HIV status and start and stay in treatment. The approach combines the authority and respect accorded to faith leaders in Malawi with the fact that many men […]

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An act of faith: Malawi leaders tackle HIV

By Felix Chinguwo A two-year program in Malawi aims to educate people, especially men and boys, about HIV, reduce transmission of the virus, help people to […]

Tuberculosis

CDC announces publication of TB treatment trial results showing four month regimen as effective as six month

The publication of trial data showing a four-month treatment regimen for tuberculosis that is not resistant to first-line medicines as effective as the currently widely prescribed […]

Research & Development

Can unprecedented success in COVID vaccine development boost prospects for an HIV vaccine?

By Mitchell Warren, executive director, AVAC In February 2020, just as the COVID pandemic began its rapid global spread, a major HIV vaccine trial called HVTN […]

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As environmental destruction accelerates the spread of emerging infections, we need to talk

By Karen Carvajal, M.D. Over the course of human history we have come a long way in our fight against the threat of infectious diseases and, […]