• World Immunization Week is April 20-24
    "Immunize for a Healthy Future: Know, Check, Protect" is the message of this year’s World Immunization Week, being celebrated April 24-30, 2014. The World Health Organization (WHO)  encourages you to ask your local health clinic which vaccines you need, check ...More
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  • CDC Data Show Limited Progress in Reducing Foodborne Infections in 2013
    The nation’s food safety grades are out and the results are mixed. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)’s annual report card shows that foodborne infections continue to be an important public health problem in the United States. The rate of ...More
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  • New MRSA Superbug Emerges in Brazil
    An international research team led by Cesar A. Arias, MD, PhD, at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) has identified a new superbug that caused a bloodstream infection in a Brazilian patient. The report appeared in the April 17 issue of The ...More
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  • Re-Emergence of Ebola Focuses Need for Global Surveillance Strategies
    EcoHealth Alliance, a nonprofit organization that focuses on conservation and global public health issues, has published a comprehensive review examining the current state of knowledge of the deadly Ebola and Marburg virus. The review calls for improved global surveillance ...More
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  • Researchers Discover Target for Treating Dengue Fever
    Two recent papers by a University of Colorado School of Medicine researcher and colleagues may help scientists develop treatments or vaccines for Dengue fever, West Nile virus, Yellow fever, Japanese encephalitis and other disease-causing flaviviruses. Jeffrey S. Kieft, ...More
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  • Multi-Target TB Drug Could Treat Other Diseases, Evade Resistance
    A drug under clinical trials to treat tuberculosis could be the basis for a class of broad-spectrum drugs that act against various bacteria, fungal infections and parasites, yet evade resistance, according to a study by University of Illinois chemists and collaborators. ...More
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  • Study Recalculates Cost of Combination Vaccines
    One of the most popular vaccine brands for children may not be the most cost-effective choice. And doctors may be overlooking some cost factors when choosing vaccines, driving the market toward what is actually a more expensive option, according to a new study by University ...More
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  • Immune System Research May Help Predict Who Gets Long-Term Complications From Lyme Disease
    A team of scientists led by Johns Hopkins and Stanford University researchers has laid the groundwork for understanding how variations in immune responses to Lyme disease can contribute to the many different outcomes of this bacterial infection seen in individual patients. ...More
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  • Researchers Develop a New Drug to Combat Measles
    A novel antiviral drug may protect people infected with the measles from getting sick and prevent them from spreading the virus to others, an international team of researchers says. Scientists from the Institute for Biomedical Sciences at Georgia State University, the Emory ...More
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  • Pediatrician Reviews Influenza, Bacterial Super-Infections
    Le Bonheur Children's Hospital pediatrician-in-chief Jon McCullers, MD, was recently invited to submit a review in the April issue of Nature Reviews Microbiology. McCullers, a renowned infectious disease specialist and chair of the Department of Pediatrics at the University ...More
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