A new dengue vaccine candidate, TAK-003, has demonstrated the persistence of neutralizing antibodies in participants who were inoculated with the vaccine up to 3 years post-vaccination, reports a recent study.
While generally a self-limiting condition, hand, foot, and mouth disease (HFMD) can spread very quickly, particularly among children attending childcare centres. Dr Chan Si Min, Head and Senior Consultant at the Division of Paediatric Infectious Diseases, National University Hospital, Singapore, talks to Roshini Claire Anthony about the complications and management of HFMD.
A study with limited case data reveals a shorter duration of viral shedding of SARS-CoV-2, the causative agent of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19), through the upper respiratory tract in children compared with adults.
HIV-1 RNA viral suppression is comparable between tenofovir alafenamide (TAF)/emtricitabine (FTC) + dolutegravir (DTG), tenofovir disoproxil fumarate (TDF)/FTC + DTG, and TDF/FTC/efavirenz (EFV) regimens, according to updated results of the ADVANCE trial.
Hypertensive patients are twice more likely to die from COVID-19 — particularly if they are not treated with antihypertensive medications — than people without hypertension, a large retrospective study has shown.
Hong Kong and French researchers have assessedantibody responses to a panel of 15severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus-2 (SARS-CoV-2) antigens, identifying and further validating antibodies to open reading frame (ORF)8 and ORF3b within the virus’s RNA as accurate serological markers of early and late SARS-CoV-2 infection.