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Rare antibodies show scientists how to neutralize the many types of Ebola

Two new studies are bringing Ebola virus’s weaknesses into the spotlight, showing for the first time exactly how human and mouse antibodies can bind to the virus and stop infection — not only for Ebola virus, but for other closely related pathogens as well. …read more

By |September 13th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments|

What to know about infectious (septic) arthritis

Infectious arthritis, also called septic arthritis, is a severe type of joint inflammation caused by a bacteria or virus. Despite its name, it is not contagious. People may need treatment in the hospital to avoid permanent damage. We look at the symptoms, causes, treatment, and complications of infectious arthritis. …read more

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    Five Takeaways From the 2018 United States Conference on AIDS

Five Takeaways From the 2018 United States Conference on AIDS

The 2018 United States Conference on AIDS (USCA), the HIV advocacy, education and networking behemoth produced by the National Minority AIDS Council (NMAC), is the benevolent and wealthy grandfather of the HIV conference scene. We adore him sincerely, we marvel at his station in the world and the fortitude that got him there, and […]

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What allows C. difficile to survive so well in the gut?

Clostridium difficile causes infections that are hard to treat and that may have negative outcomes for health. What lends this bacterium its resilience? …read more

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Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) infection – Republic of Korea

On 8 September 2018, the International Health Regulations (IHR 2005) National Focal Point (NFP) of the Republic of Korea notified WHO of a laboratory-confirmed case of Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV). …read more

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