We often use experiments in controlled laboratory infections to understand how parasites impact hosts. Laboratory studies have been crucial in identifying molecular details of infection and immunity. However, we know that individuals vary in their susceptibility to infection. This variation has important impacts on how a disease spreads through a population and affects the efficacy… Read more »
Monthly Archives: May 2018
Scotland’s contribution to the fight against antimicrobial resistance. Highlights from the SULSA meeting
Resistance to the antimicrobials we use to control potentially deadly infections caused by bacteria, fungi, viruses and parasites has become a significant threat to global health. Key points still to be addressed by research and policy and potential solutions to fight this threat were recently discussed during a meeting held in Glasgow.
Krisztian Magori summarizes two recent papers by Peter Hotez and his coauthors on the potential link between violent conflict and NTDs, and discusses the importance of integrating violent conflict with other drivers of NTDs, as well as the potential risk and benefits of involving military in NTD control and prevention effort.