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  • Global Vaccine Injury System Needed to Improve Public Health
    A vital race is on in laboratories across the globe to develop a vaccine for the Zika virus. However, even if a vaccine were available today, many of the world's poorest people would not be able to receive it due to political and economic concerns surrounding vaccine ...More
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  • Contact Tracing and Targeted Insecticide Spraying Can Curb Dengue Outbreaks
    Contact tracing -- a process of identifying everyone who has come into contact with those infected by a particular disease -- combined with targeted, indoor spraying of insecticide can greatly reduce the spread of the mosquito-borne dengue virus, finds a study led by Emory ...More
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  • NSAIDs Could Help Treat Sepsis, Study Suggests
    A potentially life-saving treatment for sepsis has been under our noses for decades in the non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) most people have in their medicine cabinets, a new University of Colorado Boulder study suggests. Each year more than 1 million people ...More
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  • Drexel Whooping Cough Study Sheds Light on Popular Myth
    Among parents, you often hear these four words: "Kids are germ factories." But a new study out of Drexel University's Dornsife School of Public Health found that while you might think bringing more daycare facilities to your block might make you and your neighbors sick more ...More
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  • New Research Explains Why a Common Bacterium Can Produce Severe Illness
    As much as we try to avoid it, ­we are constantly sharing germs with those around us. But even when two people have the same infection, the resulting illnesses can be dramatically different -- mild for one person, severe or even life-threatening for the other. Now, new ...More
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  • Researchers Aim to Disrupt Egg Production in Dengue- and Zika-Spreading Mosquito
    The mosquito Aedes aegypti, which can spread dengue fever, chikungunya, Zika fever, and yellow fever virus, requires a blood meal to develop eggs. One way to control the spread of these diseases is to tamper with the reproductive events that follow this mosquito's blood ...More
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  • Scientists Close In on Cracking the 'Enigma Code' of the Common Cold
    Scientists at the universities of York, Leeds, and Helsinki say they are a step closer to cracking, what researchers have dubbed, the 'Enigma Code' of the common cold virus. The research findings, published in Nature Communications, revealed the workings of a 'hidden code' ...More
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  • Experts Seek to Jump-Start Vaccine Development
    Although many infectious diseases lack vaccines, current vaccine research is limited, primarily due to an understandable but unfortunate lack of commercial interest. A new article identifies and discusses the gaps in human capital necessary for robust vaccine development. ...More
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  • Study Finds Resistant Infections Rising, With Longer Hospital Stays for U.S. Children
    Infections caused by a type of bacteria resistant to multiple antibiotics are occurring more frequently in U.S. children and are associated with longer hospital stays and a trend toward greater risk of death, according to a new study published in the Journal of the ...More
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  • Respiratory Syncytial Virus Vaccine Enters Early Clinical Testing Phase
    A Phase 1 clinical trial to test the safety and tolerability of an investigational vaccine against respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) has begun at the National Institutes of Health Clinical Center in Bethesda, Md. The trial also will assess the vaccine’s ability to ...More
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