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Multistate <i>Campylobacter</i> Outbreak Linked to Puppies Sold by Petland
Puppies sold by national pet store chain have been identified as the potential source of an ongoing multistate Campylobacter outbreak.
New Organ Culture Model for Tick-Borne Flaviviruses
NIH scientists have developed a novel organ culture model to study ticks that transmit flaviviruses.
Glioblastoma Stem Cells May Be No Match for the Zika Virus
New research has shown that the devastating effects of the Zika virus on the newborn brain may be the key to destroying glioblastoma in adults.
Cholesterol-lowering Drug May Also Fight Infectious Disease
In a new study on factors that make individuals susceptible to infectious diseases, researchers have found that cholesterol-lowering drugs may reduce susceptibility to certain diseases.
New Study Findings on Dengue Could Throw a Wrench in Current Zika Research
Researchers suggest the need to consider previous infection with dengue in the development of any new prophylactic modality.
West Nile Deaths Still Occurring as Season Enters its Final Weeks
As the United States enters the final weeks of West Nile virus season, state health officials from around the country report several new deaths caused by the virus.
Cases of Rare Mosquito-Borne Virus Spring Up in Two US States
A relatively rare mosquito-borne virus has hit a couple of US states this summer, and it has health officials urging state residents to protect themselves against mosquito bites.
Zika Virus Exploits Pregnant Women's Immune Systems to Infect & Replicate
Keck School of Medicine at USC study has found that Zika virus suppresses pregnant women’s immune systems, which enables the virus to spread, causing harm to unborn baby.
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