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Anemia May Contribute to the Spread of Dengue Fever
Anemia May Contribute to the Spread of Dengue Fever
University of Connecticut | Sep 18, 2019
Iron-deficient blood makes it easier for dengue virus to colonize and multiply in mosquitoes' guts
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Genetic Mutation Appears to Protect Some People from Deadly MRSA
Genetic Mutation Appears to Protect Some People from Deadly MRSA
Duke University Medical Center | Sep 17, 2019
Those who have the mutation clear an infection without an excessive immune response
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Evidence of Herd Protection against Oral HPV Infections among Unvaccinated US Adults
Evidence of Herd Protection against Oral HPV Infections among Unvaccinated US Adults
JAMA Network Open | Sep 11, 2019
Prevention of oral HPV infections and associated cancers of the mouth and throat is not a vaccine indication due to lack of clinical trials
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Salmonella Causing Bloodstream Infections in Central Africa Resistant to Nearly All Drugs
Salmonella Causing Bloodstream Infections in Central Africa Resistant to Nearly All Drugs
Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute | Sep 6, 2019
A multifaceted approach will be needed to track and control the spread of extensively drug-resistant Salmonella, including further microbiological and genomic surveillance
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Mumps Study Shows Immunity Gaps among Vaccinated People
Mumps Study Shows Immunity Gaps among Vaccinated People
Emory Health Sciences | Sep 4, 2019
College-aged study participants received MMR as children
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Discovery of 'Hidden' Outbreak Hints That Zika Virus Can Spread Silently
Discovery of 'Hidden' Outbreak Hints That Zika Virus Can Spread Silently
The Scripps Research Institute | Aug 22, 2019
A genomics study of travel-associated Zika cases reveals an undiscovered outbreak in Cuba in 2017, underscoring the need for coordinated disease surveillance
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New Insights into the Mechanism of Vaccine-Induced T Cell Immunity
New Insights into the Mechanism of Vaccine-Induced T Cell Immunity
Walter Reed Army Institute of Research | Aug 15, 2019
Though numerous vaccines induce and amplify T cells, a critical part of the body's adaptive immune system, there is still an information gap regarding what determines the magnitude, diversity, and persistence of that response
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New Test Enhances Ability to Predict Risk of Developing Cervical Cancer in HPV-Positive Women
New Test Enhances Ability to Predict Risk of Developing Cervical Cancer in HPV-Positive Women
Elsevier | Aug 12, 2019
Two-fold test is capable of detecting and determining the type of human papillomavirus infection as well as the likelihood of progressing to cancer, reports The Journal of Molecular Diagnostics