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Head of Virology Prof. Kevin Ariën has been awarded the annual prize for Science Communication by the Royal Flemish Academy of Belgium for Sciences and Arts (KVAB).

Are you a journalist from Africa, Asia or Latin America and do you want to deepen your understanding of tropical medicine and global health issues? Talented print, broadcast, and online journalists are invited to apply for a Journalist in Residence Programme at the Institute of Tropical Medicine in Antwerp.

A new study has shown that the Ebola virus is now evolving more slowly than previously assumed. With thousands of lives lost to the virus in West Africa over the last year and a half, this is good news for those currently working on vaccines. Five Belgians were among the scientists working on the study, which has just been published in Nature.

Since May 2015, the MERS-coronavirus has spread to the Republic of Korea (South Korea).

The medical journal awarded the Galenus Prize for the most innovative medicine of the year to Janssen. The product Sirturo® (Bedaquiline), developed by Janssen, is the first new medicine in forty years to treat tuberculosis (BT).

On 6 July 2015, the Helpcenter will move to the Kronenburgstraat 43, where ITM’s other medical services are located.

The World Health Organization estimates that between 200.000 and 400.000 new visceral leishmaniasis cases occur each year worldwide. More than 90% of these cases occur in only six countries, including Ethiopia.

On Thursday 21 May 2015, the Institute of Tropical Medicine takes part in the 11th edition of Europe’s leading regional life sciences convention Knowledge for Growth, organised by FlandersBio.

The antibiotic-resistant strain of Salmonella Typhi, the primary cause of typhoid, emerged within the last 30 years and may represent an ongoing, previously unrecognised epidemic in Africa, according to a study published online this week in Nature Genetics.

A documentary by the Institute of Tropical Medicine has won the Special Award “Hand in Hand” during the WorldMediaFestival, a global competition for modern media in Hamburg, Germany.