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Paving the way for drug and vaccine development with first controlled malaria infection trial in Africa

(Medical News Today) The innovative PfSPZ Challenge is key to success for speedier testing of new malaria vaccine and drugs. An international research team reports the first-ever clinical trial demonstrating controlled malaria infection in an African nation in the modern era. The study, published online in the American Journal of Tropical  Read More »

West African countries announce new measures to stop Ebola spread

(The Guardian) Authorities across west Africa have announced a series of measures aimed at stopping the spread of the Ebola virus, which reached a fourth country last week with a death in Lagos, Africa’s most populous city. Nigeria closed and quarantined the hospital where a man died on Friday in the  Read More »

U.S. lawmakers expand probe of federal biolab mishaps

(Reuters) U.S. lawmakers on Monday said they were expanding their investigation of federal biosecurity lapses including problems at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that led to the mishandling of anthrax and bird flu pathogens. Republicans from the House Energy and Commerce Committee said they sent a letter on Monday  Read More »

Federal review stalled after finding forensic errors by FBI lab unit spanned two decades

(Washington Post) Nearly every criminal case reviewed by the FBI and the Justice Department as part of a massive investigation started in 2012 of problems at the FBI lab has included flawed forensic testimony from the agency, government officials said. The findings troubled the bureau, and it stopped the review of  Read More »

First case of ebola reported in Africa’s most populous city Lagos

(The Guardian) A man has died of ebola in Lagos, the first confirmed case of the highly contagious and deadly virus in Africa’s most populous metropolis. Patrick Sawyer, a 40-year-old Liberian civil servant, collapsed on arrival in Nigeria’s main airport on Sunday, health officials said. His condition rapidly deteriorated before he  Read More »