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News on Infectious Diseases continually updated from thousands of sources around the net.

1 hr ago | The Baltimore Sun

Can we eradicate HIV/AIDS? [Commentary]

Wednesday is the 30-year anniversary of the day my colleagues and I reported that a new retrovirus, now known as HIV , was the agent causing AIDS.

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Related Topix: HIV/AIDS, Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, African-American, Epidemic, Natural Disasters, Medicine, US Politics, Elijah Cummings, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Opinion

5 hrs ago | CBC News

Saudi Arabia announces jump in new cases of deadly MERS virus

The Saudi Arabian ministry of health has confirmed a total 231 cases of MERS in the kingdom, with 76 deaths to date.

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Related Topix: World News, Middle East, Saudi Arabia, Medicine, Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome, Health, United Arab Emirates, Epidemic, Natural Disasters, Life, Holidays, Ramadan

8 hrs ago | CiteULike

An easy operating pathogen microarray (EOPM) platform for rapid screening of vertebrate pathogens

BACKGROUND:Infectious diseases emerge frequently in China, partly because of its large and highly mobile population.

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Related Topix: Medicine

12 hrs ago | US Pharmacist

Drug-Resistant Bacteria Among U.S. Children on Rise

Infections caused by a rare type of antibiotic-resistant bacteria are on the rise in U.S. children, according to new study published in the Journal of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society .

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Related Topix: Medicine, Rush University

Sat Apr 19, 2014

CiteULike

IL-35-producing B cells are critical regulators of immunity during autoimmune and infectious diseases

B lymphocytes have critical roles as positive and negative regulators of immunity.

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Related Topix: Medicine

South China Morning Post

Filipino nurse from UAE tests negative for Mers

A Filipino nurse who tested positive for the deadly Middle East respiratory syndrome has been found free of infection in a subsequent examination after returning home.

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Related Topix: World News, Middle East, United Arab Emirates, Medicine, Epidemic, Natural Disasters

CiteULike

Ameliorative effect of a microbial feed additive on infectious...

Ameliorative effect of a microbial feed additive on infectious bronchitis virus antibody titer and stress index in broiler chicks fed deoxynivalenol.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Biology, Science, Biochemistry

Health.com

If Kids Think Someone's Watching, They're More Likely to Wash Their Hands

Hand washing is one of the best ways to prevent infectious diseases, and placing cameras over sinks might boost youngsters' hand hygiene, new research suggests.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Kenya, World News

RedOrbit

Space-Tested Fluid Flow Concept Advances...

A new medical-testing device is being prepped to enter the battle against infectious disease .

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, Space, Medicine, Evanston, IL

NJ.com

Princeton Univ. students who received meningitis B vaccine are recruited for research study

PRINCETON -- Princeton University students who received a previously unapproved meningitis vaccine in response to a campus outbreak are being recruited to participate in a study of the vaccine's impact.

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Related Topix: Princeton University, Princeton, NJ, Drexel University

Fri Apr 18, 2014

Castanet.net

Sharp jump in SARS cases

For some of the scientists and doctors who helped the world battle the 2003 SARS outbreak, the recent rapid rise in human infections in several Middle Eastern countries caused by a cousin virus is creating a sense of sharp unease.

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Related Topix: Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome, Health, United Arab Emirates, Middle East, World News, Medicine

The Whitecourt Star

Province promotes message of immunization

Town of Whitecourt mayor Maryann Chichak and Alberta Health Services public health nurse Jean Day show off the official Whitecourt Proclamation of Immunization Week on April 26 to May 3. Barry Kerton That is the message Alberta Health Services wants to get out during Immunization Week, which will be held on the last week of April.

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Related Topix: Canada, Medicine, North America, World News, Vaccinations, Health, Mumps, Chickenpox

101.5-WQUT

NJ Mumps Victims Were Vaccinated, Officials Say

An outbreak of mumps among New Jersey college students has highlighted the "weak sister" in the MMR vaccine.

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Related Topix: Health, Mumps, Vaccinations, Stevens Institute of Technology, Education, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Medicine

Examiner.com

Pet owners beware, report shows increase in infectious diseases in dog and cats

On Tuesday, Banfield Pet HospitalA released its State of Pet Health a 2014 Report.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Lyme Disease, Health

R & D

Pocket-sized anthrax detector aids global agriculture

A credit-card-sized anthrax detection cartridge developed at Sandia National Laboratories and recently licensed to a small business makes testing safer, easier, faster and cheaper.

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Related Topix: Technical Services, Sandia, Medicine

The Daily Democrat

UC Davis to host annual global health day

UC Davis and the University of California Global Health Institute will host global health leaders from California and beyond on Saturday, April 26, during the fourth annual UC Global Health Day.

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Related Topix: UC Davis, California, Medicine, Linda, CA

Thu Apr 17, 2014

Science Daily

New MRSA superbug emerges in Brazil

A new superbug that caused a bloodstream infection in a Brazilian patient has been identified by an international research team.

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Related Topix: MRSA, Health, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Texas, Genetics, Medicine

WKYC-TV Cleveland

Childhood diseases making a comeback

The mumps outbreak in Columbus at Ohio State University is now over 230 cases. The majority of which stems from students on campus.

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Related Topix: Health, Mumps, Ohio State University, Medicine, Vaccinations

NOLA.com

Death of 5 Children's Hospital patients all linked to contaminated linens

The deaths of five young patients exposed to a fungus at Children's Hospital between 2008 and 2009 have been linked to a single source: contaminated linen.

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Related Topix: Medicine

Science Daily

HIV and schistosomiasis coinfection in African children: More research needed

More research is needed on HIV and schistosomiasis coinfection in children in sub-Saharan Africa, experts say.

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Related Topix: HIV/AIDS, Health, Medicine, Cleveland, OH, Malaria

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