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MERS outbreaks grow; Malaysian case had camel link

Outbreaks of Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) infections expanded further today with reports of seven more cases in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, and three in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), […]

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HIV+ women respond well to HPV vaccine

HIV-positive women respond well to a vaccine against the human papillomavirus (HPV), even when their immune system is struggling, according to newly published results of an international clinical trial. The study’s findings […]

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New childhood TB cases double earlier estimates

Researchers from Harvard-affiliated Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) and Harvard Medical School (HMS) have estimated that around 1 million children contract tuberculosis (TB) annually — twice the number previously thought […]

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New dengue detection kit gets put through the paces

Scientists have found that a commercially available, FDA-approved dengue detection kit bests the former “gold standard” test by producing results in under five hours. A study conducted at the University […]

US flu activity keeps climbing

US flu activity keeps climbing

US influenza activity kept climbing last week, as several states outside the South reported widespread cases, and the 2009 H1N1 virus continued to be the predominant strain, according to the […]

WHO confirms H7N9 cases as labs track risks

WHO confirms deadly H7N9 cases as labs track risks

The World Health Organization (WHO) today confirmed four recent novel H7N9 avian flu cases, as scientists revealed their latest risk assessments based on genetic monitoring and lab tests. In a […]