• Disparities in treatment of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis across Europe

    Scientists have shown that multidrug-resistant tuberculosis care in Eastern Europe is markedly worse in than in Western Europe.

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  • Doctor and data guru at the DZIF

    Jörg Janne Vehreschild is senior physician at the Department of Internal Medicine in Cologne and on a DZIF professorship where is responsible for HIV research cohorts. Learn more about his work.


  • How reliable is diagnostic testing for Zika?

    DZIF scientists have shown that molecular diagnostic tests for the Zika virus in Brazil are not always reliable.

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  • European research team outwits Ebola virus

    Researchers have specifically inhibited Ebola virus replication in a laboratory investigation.

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  • 14 May 2018 - PRESS RELEASE

    Antibiotic resistance – quick and reliable detection

    Early detection of antibiotic resistant pathogens can be life-saving. DZIF-scientists at the Institute for Medical Microbiology, Immunology and Hygiene, University of Cologne, have developed an antibody-based diagnostic test, which can identify carbapenem-resistant Acinetobacter baumannii bacteria in only 10 minutes – in a process similar to a pregnancy test. more ]