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The research team used whole-genome sequencing to evaluate the relationships of isolates and also analyzed infection prevention measures such as hand hygiene adherence, access to alcohol-based hand rubs, and cleaning of high-touch surfaces.

Virulence Factor of the Influenza A Virus Mapped in Real Time

May 20, 2019

The influenza A viruses, which have instigated deadly pandemics in the past, still remain a major global public health problem until today. Molecules known as virulence factors are produced by bacteria, viruses, and fungi to help them to infect host cells.

Early Dengue Virus Infection Could 'Defuse' Zika Virus

May 17, 2019

"We now know for sure that Zika virus infection during pregnancy can affect the unborn fetus in such a way that the child develops microcephaly and other severe symptoms," explains professor Felix Drexler, a virologist at the Charité who has been developing diagnostic tests for Zika and other vir

Common Diarrhea-Causing Pathogen Unknown to Many People

May 17, 2019

Overall, though, acording to a survey, people are not as concerned as they were in the last survey in summer 2018. "Interest in consumer health topics is increasing steadily," says German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR) president Dr. Andreas Hensel.

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