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  • Computer Model Forecasts Flu Outbreaks in a Subtropical Climate
    Scientists at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health and the School of Public Health of Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine at the University of Hong Kong have shown for the first time that it is possible to predict the timing and intensity of influenza outbreaks ...More
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  • HVTN 505 Vaccine Induced Antibodies Nonspecific for HIV
    A study by researchers at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and Duke University helps explain why the candidate vaccine used in the HVTN 505 clinical trial was not protective against HIV infection despite robustly inducing anti-HIV antibodies: the ...More
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  • Liver Plays Role in Pneumonia, Sepsis Susceptibility
    New evidence highlights the importance of the liver in immunity against bacterial pneumonia. The study is the first of its kind to directly show such a link between liver-produced molecules and pneumonia susceptibility during sepsis. Led by researchers at Boston University ...More
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  • Texas Children's Hospital Awarded Grant to Develop Chagas Disease Vaccine
    The Sabin Vaccine Institute and Texas Children's Hospital Center for Vaccine Development, also known as the Sabin product development partnership (Sabin PDP), a major research component of the National School of Tropical Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine, received a ...More
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  • Evolutionary War Between Microorganisms is Affecting Human Health, IU Biologist Says
    Health experts have warned for years that the overuse of antibiotics is creating "superbugs" able to resist drugs treating infection. But now scientists at Indiana University and elsewhere are finding evidence that an invisible war between microorganisms may also be ...More
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  • Persistent Severe Back Pain Could Indicate Rare Spine Infection
    Patients with back pain that doesn’t go away despite therapy may have a spine infection that could lead to paralysis or death if not diagnosed and treated correctly, note the first U.S. guidelines on vertebral osteomyelitis, released by the Infectious Diseases Society ...More
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  • Vaccination Rates in Older Adults Fall Short of Targets
    The nonprofit Alliance for Aging Research has released a whitepaper, "Our Best Shot: Expanding Prevention through Vaccination in Older Adults," that provides a comprehensive overview of the factors that drive vaccination underutilization in seniors and offers ...More
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  • Consumer Reports Looks at How Well Hospitals Prevent Common Infections
    Today, on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)'s Safe Healthcare blog, Consumer Reports editor Teresa Carr discusses the 2015 Consumer Reports hospital ratings, which are based on a variety of safety and quality measures, such as readmission and mortality ...More
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  • Health Department Investigating Outbreak of Legionnaires' Disease in the South Bronx
    The New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene is currently investigating an outbreak of Legionnaires' disease in the South Bronx. Thirty-one cases have been reported since July 10. There have also been two deaths reported in patients with Legionnaires' disease ...More
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  • Eight Cases of MERS-CoV in Saudi Arabia are Reported to WHO
    Between July 16 and July 25, 2015, the National IHR Focal Point for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia notified the World Health Organization (WHO) of eight additional cases of Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) infection, including one death. Details of the ...More
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