Pathogens

Yellow Fever, Asian Tiger Mosquitoes Both Adept at Transmitting Zika

April 26, 2019

Yellow fever and Asian tiger mosquitoes found in Florida -- and infected with the Zika virus -- are good at transmitting the virus, new University of Florida research shows. Zika can make people sick and in rare cases may cause paralysis (Guillain-Barré Syndrome) and birth defects.

Humanization of Mouse Antibodies Targeting Human Herpesvirus 6B

April 26, 2019

A research group led by professor Yasuko Mori (Division of Clinical Virology, Center for Infectious Diseases, Kobe University) have succeeded in humanization of mouse antibodies that can neutralize the infection caused by human herpesvirus 6B (HHV-6B).

Scientists Reveal the Secret Superpower That Makes C. difficile So Deadly

April 24, 2019

A new discovery about dangerous C. difficile diarrhea has identified a new way that the bacteria - and possibly others like it - cause severe disease. C. diff is the most common hospital-acquired infection and estimated to result in 453,000 cases per year, with 29,300 associated deaths.

How Drug-Resistant E. coli Succeeds as a Public Health Menace

April 23, 2019

In a study published this week, an international team of researchers conducted high-resolution analyses of more than 850 drug-resistant genomes to identify survival strategies employed by drug-resistant Escherichia coli clones.

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