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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...

Low dose antibiotic treatment of C-difficile as effective as high dose...

Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) treatment in a hospital setting using low dose oral vancomycin showed similar effectiveness compared to high dose, according to a...

Adding blood pressure drug to standard antibiotics speeds up TB treatment

Infectious disease experts at Johns Hopkins have found, in studies in mice, that a drug better known as a treatment for high blood pressure...

Plant-Based Compound May Inhibit HIV Infection, Research Shows

A compound found in soybeans may become an effective HIV treatment without the drug resistance issues faced by current therapies, according to new research...

Vulnerabilities of the deadly Ebola virus identified

Disabling a protein in Ebola virus cells can stop the virus from replicating and infecting the host, according to researchers from the Icahn School...

Study lays groundwork for stomach flu antiviral treatments

An animal model of the human norovirus created at the University of Michigan Health System lays the groundwork for understanding the biology of the...

H7N9 influenza: History of similar viruses gives cause for concern

The H7N9 avian flu strain that emerged in China earlier this year has subsided for now, but it would be a mistake to be...

How quickly things spread

Understanding the spread of infectious diseases in populations is the key to controlling them. If the UK was facing a flu pandemic, how could...

New type of tick bite first aid

They come out in the spring, and each year they spread further – the ticks. Thirty percent of them transmit borrelia pathogens, the causative...

Drug Wipes Out Deadliest Malaria Parasite Through Starvation

An antimalarial agent developed by researchers at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University proved effective at clearing infections caused by the malaria...

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