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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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  • Transplanting Good Bacteria to Kill Staph
    Healthy human skin is alive with bacteria. In fact, there are more microorganisms living in and on the human body than there are human cells. Most can live on the human skin without harming the host, but in some people bacteria can negatively alter their health, maybe even ...More
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  • Proteins in Your Runny Nose Could Reveal a Viral Infection
    It may seem obvious, but the key to confirming whether someone is suffering from a cold or flu virus might lie at the misery's source -- the inflamed passages of the nose and throat. Duke Health scientists have identified a group of proteins that, when detected in specific ...More
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  • New Parasitic Infection Treatment Shows Promise
    The human whipworm, which infects 500 million people and can damage physical and mental growth, is killed at egg and adult stage by a new drug class developed at the Universities of Manchester and Oxford and University College London. ...More
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  • Bacteria Remodel Their Genes to Infect Intestines
    Infectious diarrhea, a common disease of children, is responsible for more than 2 million infant deaths annually in developing counties alone. A primary cause of this and other devastating conditions is enteropathogenic bacteria, which attack the intestinal tract when ...More
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  • Eleven Cases of Seoul Virus Infection Reported in the U.S. So Far
    On Jan. 24, 2017, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), through its Health Alert Network (HAN) publication, reported eight cases of infection with Seoul virus in the states of Wisconsin (n=2) and Illinois (n=6). The first two cases were reported in early ...More
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  • Device Will Rapidly, Accurately and Inexpensively Detect Zika Virus at Airports and Other Sites
    About the size of a tablet, a portable device that could be used in a host of environments like a busy airport or even a remote location in South America, may hold the key to detecting the dreaded Zika virus accurately, rapidly and inexpensively using just a saliva sample. ...More
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  • Research Identifies Risk of Ross River Virus Global Epidemic
    Australia's Ross River Virus (RRV) could be the next mosquito-borne global epidemic according to a new research study led by the University of Adelaide and the Australian National University. The virus has been thought to be restricted largely to Australia and Papua New ...More
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  • Ultrasound Probe Infection Risk: A Call to Action
    Ultrasound imaging is the most widely used and rapidly growing diagnostic modality in the U.S. Multiple studies show that there is risk of microbial transmission from improperly reprocessed probes. The rapid development of new types of ultrasound procedures and continual ...More
  • NIH Begins Study of Vaccine to Protect Against Mosquito-Borne Diseases
    The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), has launched a Phase 1 clinical trial to test an investigational vaccine intended to provide broad protection against a range of mosquito-transmitted ...More
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