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  • Vaccinating and Registering Children Born During Ebola
    In Sierra Leone, the Ebola outbreak has affected all aspects of healthcare. Exact numbers are yet to be confirmed but it is clear that many children have missed out on routine vaccination services and birth registration during the outbreak. To counter this, mass ...More
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  • TSRI Researcher Awarded $4.5 Million in Grants to Support Development of AIDS Vaccine
    The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) has been awarded two grants from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation totaling more than $4.5 million to fund efforts to develop a vaccine against HIV/AIDS. “We are delighted by the Gates Foundation’s support of this ...More
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  • UTHealth Researcher to Study Genetic and Social Aspects of HIV Clusters
    Kayo Fujimoto, PhD, assistant professor in the Center for Health Promotion and Prevention Research at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) School of Public Health, has been awarded a grant to study the genetic and social network aspects of ...More
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  • Six Cases of MERS-CoV in Saudi Arabia are Reported to WHO
    Between July 1 and July 14, 2015, the National IHR Focal Point for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia notified the World Health Organization (WHO) of six additional cases of Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) infection. Details of the cases are as follows: 1. ...More
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  • Scientists Set Sights on Glaucoma Medication to Treat TB
    A new discovery by Michigan State University (MSU) scientists suggests that a common medication used to treat glaucoma could also be used to treat tuberculosis, even the drug-resistant kind. Robert Abramovitch, an MSU microbiologist, along with graduate student ...More
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  • Fighting Mosquito Resistance to Insecticides
    Controlling mosquitoes that carry human diseases is a global health challenge as their ability to resist insecticides now threatens efforts to prevent epidemics. Scientists from the CNRS, IRD, Université Claude Bernard Lyon 1, Université Joseph Fourier in ...More
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  • Aggressive Vaccination Prevented Amish Measles Contagion From Spreading Broadly
    An aggressive vaccination effort in response to the 2014 measles outbreak among North American Amish communities in Ohio significantly reduced the transmission of measles and the expected number of cases, according to a new study, even though under-vaccination among the ...More
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  • Microbiome Research Suggests It Takes a Village to Ward Off Infections
    Like a collection of ragtag villagers fighting off an invading army, the mix of bacteria that live in our guts may band together to keep dangerous infections from taking hold, new research suggests. But some "villages" may succeed better than others at holding off the ...More
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  • Researchers Link HIV Susceptibility to Little-Understood Immune Cell Class
    High diversity among certain cells that help fight viruses and tumors is strongly associated with the likelihood of subsequent infection by HIV, Stanford University School of Medicine researchers have found. Natural killer cells, or NK cells, are lymphocytes, a type of ...More
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  • Ebola Diaries: Helping People to Stay Safe
    Dr. Carmem Pessoa da Silva is an infection control specialist at WHO. She was first deployed to Liberia in September 2014 when the Ebola outbreak was at its height. The number of people ill with Ebola greatly outnumbered the number of treatment beds. People needed help to ...More
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