Tag Archives | Infectious Disease

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MRSA spreads to the barnyard

From farm animals to family pets, the deadly bacteria may lurk where you least expect it March 20, 2014—If you think the drug-resistant infectious bacteria MRSA (methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus) is just […]

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Vaccine protects against lethal staph pneumonia

University of Iowa researchers have developed a new vaccine that protects against lethal pneumonia caused by Staphylococcus aureus (staph) bacteria, including drug-resistant strains like MRSA. The research team was led […]

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How zinc starves lethal bacteria to stop infection

Australian researchers have found that zinc can ‘starve’ one of the world’s most deadly bacteria by preventing its uptake of an essential metal. The finding, by infectious disease researchers at […]

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New view of dengue fever

Dengue fever, an infectious tropical disease found in more than 100 countries, has no cure and no vaccine. One reason why it has been difficult to develop new drugs for […]