From lack of data to inconclusive blood tests to the unique challenges of pregnancy, experts weigh in on the knowledge gaps in this emerging infection
Feb. 2, 2016
| By Rachel Tompa / Fred Hutch News Service
The sudden appearance of Zika virus in the Americas — and the seemingly new tie to the birth defect where infants’ brains don’t full develop during pregnancy — underscore the huge gaps in our knowledge about the disease.
VIDD study shows need for comprehensive global action plan, strategy to reduce cholera-related mortality in developing countries
April 18, 2011
| By Dean Forbes
New findings, by Dr. Ira Longini and colleagues in the Vaccine and Infectious Disease Division of the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center concluded that had a large stockpile of oral cholera vaccine been available and deployed to inoculate the majority of high-risk Haitians in the aftermath of last year’s earthquake, the illness and death from the cholera epidemic could have been reduced by about half.