Monthly Archives: February 2015

Vaccine hesitancy: A PLOS Currents collection investigating vaccination decision-making

Researchers explore individuals’ confidence or reluctance to vaccinate their families and the associated effects on global health, in a collection published by the open-access journal, PLOS… …read more

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Rare parasite colonizing snails in South Florida

A rare parasite that can cause sickness in humans and animals is present in more species of snails in Florida than previously thought, potentially putting people and pets who eat snails at risk. …read more

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New CDC study highlights burden of pneumonia hospitalizations on U.S. children

Children younger than 5 years of age accounted for 70 percent of pneumonia hospitalizations among children, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported in a study published February… …read more

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Minipool technology to prepare immunoglobulins to treat primary immunodeficiency and fight viral infections, such as Ebola, in developing countries

A study publishing in PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases describes a new, pragmatic, method for the production of immunoglobulin G (IgG) from human plasma in developing countries. …read more

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Researchers identify antibodies to fight Marburg virus

Two studies have revealed human antibodies that are able to bind to and disable the deadly Marburg virus, a relative of the Ebola virus. …read more

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