The University of Oxford suggested that the end of 2020 is possible for the availability of a Covid-19 vaccine candidate being developed with AstraZeneca, but expressed caution about the timeline.

The World Health Organization reported a record increase in global coronavirus cases for the second day in a row, with the total rising by 259,848 in 24 hours.

The World Health Organization reported a record increase in global coronavirus cases on Sunday, with the total rising by 230,370 in 24 hours.

The United States has the potential to become the new epicenter of the coronavirus pandemic due to a “very large acceleration” in infections there, the World Health Organization said.

The new anti-tuberculosis drug combination of bedaquiline, pretomanid and linezolid cures 90 percent of people with deadly drug-resistant TB if given for six months, researchers report in The New England Journal of Medicine.

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) ceased administration of an investigational HIV vaccine after interim data revealed that the treatment was not working in preventing the virus.

A proposed move to universal health coverage in South Africa will be rolled out in stages as the budget improves, a senior presidential aide told Reuters, forecasting the landmark reform would cost $2.2 billion per year by 2025/2026.

Aspen Pharmacare said Mylan NV exercised an option to buy the South African drugmaker’s portfolio of prescription and over-the-counter products in Australia for 188 million Australian dollars ($130 million).

The South Africa listeria outbreak that has killed 180 people since January 2018 is the largest ever recorded globally, the World Health Organization said.

A rare fungus that can cause drug-resistant infections has been found in around 200 patients in more than 55 hospitals across Britain, health officials said.