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West Nile Virus, Predictive Modeling, mosquito surveillance, mosquito control, NASA Applied Science Public Health and Air Quality Program, South Dakota Department of Health, Earth imaging satellites

Keep Your Guard Up Against West Nile Virus

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Use insect repellent and wear protective clothing when we’re outside in the evening— even when it doesn’t feel like mosquitoes are biting. It’s West Nile Virus season!

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RSV, Respiratory Syncytial Virus

New Clues Found to Common Respiratory Virus

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Scientists have solved the structure of a protein that helps a common respiratory virus evade the immune system. The team, led by researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, have identified critical parts of the protein that could be targeted with drugs or vaccines, opening up the possibility of preventing or treating an infection that sickens thousands of babies and elderly people every year.

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Catheter, Bloodstream Infections

Catheters Linked to Most Bloodstream Infections in Dialysis Patients

• Most bloodstream infections in dialysis patients continue to occur in those with central venous catheters used to access their blood. The findings come from 2014 data from US dialysis facilities. • Staphylococcus aureus was the most commonly isolated pathogen that caused bloodstream infections, and in many cases they were antibiotic-resistant.

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MRSA, Staphylococcus, Antibiotic

Study Shows Antibiotics Effective for Treatment of Small Skin Infections

New multicenter research, which included Vanderbilt University Medical Center investigators, could change treatment approaches to simple skin abscesses, infections often caused by Staphylococcus aureus (staph) bacteria.

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Animal Health, Human Health, Veterinary Medicine, one health, Vaccine Development

University Collaboration Set to Spark Breakthroughs in Human, Animal Health

1Data is a collaborative project that establishes a new standard for analyzing human and animal health information. Researchers will create the next generation of approaches to curing or mitigating human and animal diseases.

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New System Makes Fast, Customized Antibiotic Treatments Possible

Using nanotechnology, image processing tools and statistical analysis, Technion researchers have developed a system that enables faster diagnostics, earlier and more effective treatment of infectious bacteria, and improved patient recovery times.

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SARS, MERS, Coronavirus

New Antiviral Drug Inhibits Epidemic SARS, MERS and Animal Coronaviruses

A new antiviral drug candidate inhibits a broad range of coronaviruses, including the SARS and MERS coronaviruses, a multi-institutional team of investigators reports this week in Science Translational Medicine. The findings support further development of the drug candidate for treating and preventing current coronavirus infections and potential future epidemic outbreaks.

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Flu Vaccination, Influenza

Expert Available to Comment on Skin Patch That May Be the Future of Flu Vaccines

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Wolbachia, Mosquito Borne Disease, zika, Drosophila

Flipping the Switch on Controlling Disease-Carrying Insects

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Authorities in Florida and Brazil recently released thousands of mosquitoes infected with a bacterium called Wolbachia in an effort to curb Zika outbreaks. Find out how Wolbachia neutralizes insects.

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Malaria, Disease, Diseases, Funding, Health, Africa, Sub-sahara africa, Sub-Saharan Africa., Research, Congo, Central African Republic, anti-malaria, Anti-malarial Drugs, anti-malaria drug, Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda, Malawi, Ghana, Nigeria, Ethiopia

Inequalities in Malaria Research Funding in Sub-Saharan Africa

A quarter of countries in sub-Saharan Africa receive very little funding for research into malaria despite having high malaria-related death rates, according to a new study led by the University of Southampton







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