• Progress in Understanding Immune Response in Severe Schistosomiasis
    Researchers at the Sackler School of Graduate Biomedical Sciences at Tufts and Tufts University School of Medicine (TUSM) have uncovered a mechanism that may help explain the severe forms of schistosomiasis, or snail fever, which is caused by schistosome worms and is one of ...More
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  • Study Discovers Novel Pathway for Parasite Invasion and Dissemination
    Parasites known as apicomplexans are responsible for widespread infections, including malaria and toxoplasmosis, in human and animal populations. While most other intracellular pathogens get into our cells first by a process known as phagocytosis or “cellular ...More
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  • Researchers Question Emergency Water Treatment Guidelines
    The Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA's) recommendations for treating water after a natural disaster or other emergencies call for more chlorine bleach than is necessary to kill disease-causing pathogens and are often impractical to carry out, a new study has found. ...More
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  • Combating Malaria Using Environmental, Disease Data
    Dealing with malaria is a fact of life for more than 91 million Ethiopians. Each year 4 million to 5 million contract malaria, one of the biggest health problems in this poor country. ...More
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  • 10 Cases of MERS-CoV are Reported to WHO
    On April 13 and 14, 2014 United Arab Emirates (UAE) reported a cluster of 10 laboratory-confirmed cases of Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) infection among healthcare workers identified through screening of contacts of a previously ...More
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  • Surviving Ebola, Overcoming Stigma
    When Abdullah D. saw a doctor in the hospital close to his home in Conakry in late March 2014, he had high fever, headaches and felt very weak. The doctor immediately called in the infectious disease experts who arranged for Abdullah to be admitted to the country’s ...More
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  • Mechanism Helps Explain Persistence of Hepatitis C Virus
    Researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine have identified a mechanism that explains why people with the hepatitis C virus get liver disease and why the virus is able to persist in the body for so long. The hard-to-kill pathogen, which infects ...More
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  • Two Cases of Human Infection with H7N9 Virus are Reported to WHO
    The Centre for Health Protection (CHP), Hong Kong, SAR, China and the National Health and Family Planning Commission (NHFPC) of China recently notified the World Health Organization (WHO) of two additional laboratory-confirmed cases of human infection with avian influenza ...More
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  • Ebola Virus Disease in West Africa: 168 Cases, 108 Deaths
    As of April 14, 2014, the Ministry of Health of Guinea has reported a cumulative total of 168 clinically compatible cases of Ebola virus disease (EVD), including 108 deaths. The detailed situation report is available as of April 11, describing 159 clinically compatible ...More
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  • Community-Based HIV Prevention Can Boost Testing, Help Reduce New Infections
    Communities in Africa and Thailand that worked together on HIV-prevention efforts saw not only a rise in HIV screening but a drop in new infections, according to a new study in the peer-reviewed journal the Lancet Global Health. The U.S. National Institute of Mental ...More
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