Monthly Archives: December 2016

Genetic mutations could increase risk of cytomegalovirus infection

Experimenting with human cells and mice, Johns Hopkins researchers have found that a genetic mutation that alters a protein called NOD1 may increase susceptibility to human cytomegalovirus (CMV)… …read more

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Summary of poliovirus circulation in 2016 – Pakistan

In Pakistan, a circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus type 2 (cVDPV2) has been detected from environmental samples in Quetta, Balochistan. Two isolates with apparent genetic linkages were isolated from environmental samples, collected on 20 October and 28 November 2016. Virus was isolated from environmental samples only and no associated cases of paralysis linked to the isolated […]

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Shortened treatment for middle ear infection is less effective than standard course

Abbreviated treatment also fails to reduce antibiotic resistance threat.A five-day antimicrobial treatment regimen for middle ear infections in young children is inferior to the standard 10-day… …read more

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Sharp fall in GP visits for acute gastroenteritis after rotavirus vaccination introduction

The study, led by the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine with Public Health England, found that the fall in visits was biggest among young children (the age group that receives the… …read more

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Sex evolved to help future generations fight infection, scientists show

Why does sex exist when organisms that clone themselves use less time and energy, and do not need a mate to produce offspring? …read more

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