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  • Public Health Officials Investigating Unique Case of Zika in Utah
    Utah health officials confirmed today a new case of Zika in Utah and have launched an investigation to determine how the person became infected. The new case is a family contact who helped care for the individual who died from unknown causes and who had been infected with ...More
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  • Malaria: A Genetically Attenuated Parasite Induces an Immune Response
    With nearly 3.2 billion people currently at risk of contracting malaria, scientists from the Institut Pasteur, the CNRS and Inserm have experimentally developed a live, genetically attenuated vaccine for Plasmodium, the parasite responsible for the disease. By identifying ...More
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  • Researchers Map Zika's Routes to the Developing Fetus
    Zika virus can infect numerous cell types in the human placenta and amniotic sac, according to researchers at UC San Francisco and UC Berkeley who show in a new paper how the virus travels from a pregnant woman to her fetus. They also identify a drug that may be able to ...More
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  • Scientists Find a New Way to Protect Against Lethal Fungal Infections
    For most people, a simple case of thrush or athlete’s foot can be quickly and easily treated using over-the-counter anti-fungal creams and pills. However, even with medication, fungal pathogens can overwhelm a weakened immune system and cause systemic infections ...More
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  • Cycle of Inflammation and Microbiome Disruption May Play Key Role in Sepsis
    No one knows for sure how they got there, but the discovery that bacteria that normally live in the gut can be detected in the lungs of critically ill people and animals could mean a lot for intensive care patients. Today, scientists are reporting that they found gut ...More
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  • Global Immunization Coverage Sustained in the Past Five Years
    The latest WHO and UNICEF data on global immunization coverage show that 86 percent of the world’s children received the required three doses of diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis containing vaccines (DTP3) in 2015, a coverage level that has been sustained above ...More
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  • Biochemists Feed 'Poison Pill' to Coxsackievirus
    Colorado State University researchers led by Olve Peersen, a professor in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, have designed a genetic modification to one type of coxsackievirus that strips its ability to replicate, mutate and cause illness. They hope their ...More
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  • International Team Describes Progress in Battling Toxoplasmosis
    In the July 14 edition of Scientific Reports (Nature), 39 researchers from 14 leading institutions in the United States, United Kingdom and France suggest novel approaches that could hasten the development of better medications for people suffering from toxoplasmosis. This ...More
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  • Nasal Irrigation May Prevent Chronic Sinus Ailments but Steam Inhalation Not Effective
    Advising patients with chronic sinus congestion to use nasal irrigation -- a popular nonpharmacologic treatment -- improved their symptoms, but steam inhalation did not, according to a randomized controlled trial published in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal). ...More
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  • HIV Treatment Keeps Uninfected Partner From Contracting the Virus
    Anti-HIV medications suppress the viral load of people living with HIV and provide durable protection against heterosexual transmission a study led by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill found. Researchers found a 93 percent reduction of HIV transmission when ...More
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