Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Vaccines work – for superbugs too

There's a vital set of tools to help us tackle the threat of superbugs that we're not using to their full potential. Vaccines.

Genetics

Decoding the human immune system

For the first time ever, researchers are comprehensively sequencing the human immune system, which is billions of times larger than the human genome. In a new study published in Nature from the Human Vaccines Project, scientists ...

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Swine flu outbreak kills nine in Morocco

An outbreak of swine flu in Morocco has left nine people dead in the past week, the kingdom's health minister said Saturday.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

What is 'stomach flu?'

What many people commonly call "stomach flu" isn't flu at all. If you're tired and have an unsettled tummy, you may have a stomach virus.

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Scientists discover Ebola virus in West African bat

The government of Liberia, in partnership with the Center for Infection and Immunity (CII) at the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health and EcoHealth Alliance, announced the discovery of Ebola virus in a bat ...

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Influenza on the increase in Norway

The 2012-2013 influenza season in Norway is emerging and above the epidemic threshold. The activity at the moment is of medium intensity. The three different influenza viruses that are circulating are all covered by the seasonal ...

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Influenza's wild origins in the animals around us

In the early 20th century, the leading cause of death was infectious disease. Epidemics erupted with little warning, seemingly out of the blue. When the "Great Influenza" struck in 1918, it killed thousands of people a week ...

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Dogs can be a potential risk for future influenza pandemic

Dogs are a potential reservoir for a future influenza pandemic, according to a study published in the journal mBio. The study demonstrated that influenza virus can jump from pigs into canines and that influenza is becoming ...

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Improved molecular tools streamline influenza testing and management

Over 40,000 people die each year in the United States from influenza-related diseases. In patients whose immune systems are compromised, antiviral therapy may be life-saving, but it needs to be initiated quickly. It is therefore ...

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