Gilead Sciences has been overwhelmed with requests for remdesivir to treat cases of COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus.

A global coalition set up to fight emerging epidemics will give $19 million to drugmaker Johnson & Johnson’s vaccine unit and Oxford University experts to work on immunizations against three major diseases.

A global coalition set up during 2017 to fight epidemics has struck a $25 million deal with two U.S. biotech companies to accelerate work on a vaccine against the brain-damaging Nipah virus that has killed 12 people in India.

A private British company is developing a vaccine that would be the first in the world to fight all types of flu.

Human antibodies made in genetically engineered cows have proved safe in an early-stage clinical trial.

Anyone who goes down with flu in Europe this winter could be asked to enroll in a randomized clinical trial in which they will either be given a drug, which may or may not work, or standard advice to take bed rest and paracetamol. Those who agree could be helping the world prepare for the […]

The United States and Saudi Arabia are discussing the possibility of readying a vaccine for Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) before the next outbreak of the disease, the head of the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Tuesday. Margaret Chan said there were many gaps in the science of MERS and so far the world […]

Global health experts called on Wednesday for the creation of a $2 billion vaccine development fund to feed a pipeline of potential new shots against priority killer diseases like Ebola, MERS and the West Nile virus. The fund would help bridge the gap between early stage drug discovery work carried out at universities and small […]

A South Korean hospital at the center of an outbreak of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) will resume normal operations on Monday, the health ministry said, as a health scare that rattled the economy wanes, with no new cases reported since July 4. South Korea’s MERS outbreak was the largest outside Saudi Arabia, with 36 […]

In recent weeks, the threat to South Korea from Middle East Respiratory Syndrome, better known as MERS, has exploded. Over the last 18 months or so, Ebola has hit West Africa hard and penetrated the borders of the United States and Europe. During the previous decade, H1N1 Flu and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) infected […]