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Why aren’t we more scared of measles? (Alternative...

Why aren’t we more scared of measles? (Alternative version)

How do you decide whether you should be worried about communicable diseases like measles, polio, or HPV?

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Vanderbilt research could lead to vaccines and treatment for dengue virus

EurekAlert 2 July 2015

Researchers at Vanderbilt University and the National University of Singapore have determined the structure of a human monoclonal antibody which, in an animal model, strongly neutralizes a type of the potentially lethal dengue virus. 67 more words


Thousands of Sydney dental patients may have been exposed to HIV, hepatitis

ABC News 2 July 2015

More than 10,000 Sydney dental patients may have been exposed to HIV and hepatitis because of an infection control breach at four clinics across the city. 20 more words


Research matters

EurekAlert 25 June 2015

A new PLOS Pathogens forum explains how basic research is necessary, exciting, and makes a difference.

“We seek this new Research Matters format for individual scientists to tell the public how diverse fundamental research into pathogens assures real and compelling impact on public health, human knowledge and life”, state Kasturi Haldar and Grant McFadden, the journal’s Editors-in-Chief in their introductory editorial, which, alongside the first two first contributions to the new series, will be published on June 25th in PLOS Pathogens. 21 more words


Virus-carrying mosquitoes are more widespread than ever, and spreading

EurekAlert 30 June 2015

Scientists behind the first global distribution maps of two species of dengue and chikungunya-carrying mosquitoes warn they are spreading to new areas where they could cause disease. 87 more words


Rapid Ebola diagnostic successful in field trial

(Harvard Medical School 25 June 2015) A new test can accurately diagnose Ebola virus disease within minutes at the point of care.

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Clinical Pathology

First-ever possible treatments for MERS

(University of Maryland School of Medicine 29 June 2015) As the South Korean MERS epidemic continues, researchers have discovered and validated two therapeutics that show early promise in preventing and treating the disease, which can cause severe respiratory symptoms, and has a death rate of 40 percent. 15 more words