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New Zika Research Highlights Potential Concerns as Mosquito Season Begins: Public Health Watch
Much about the virus and the proper public health response to outbreaks remains up for debate.
H7N9 Spreading Westward from Southern and Eastern China
A recent study has shown that highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) A(H7N9) virus is spreading westward from southern and eastern China.
Top 5 Infectious Disease News of the Week—May 27, 2018
Stay up-to-date on the latest infectious disease news by checking out our top 5 articles of the week.
NCDC Team Diligently Working to Control Nipah Virus Situation in India
A central team led by the National Centre for Disease Control stresses that Nipah virus in India is not a major outbreak, but a local occurrence, and the situation is currently under control.
New Drugs, Vaccines Continue to Advance in the Global Fight Against MERS-CoV: Public Health Watch
The virus associated with the Middle East may or may not pose a threat to the United States, but researchers here are still working hard to find treatments and preventative vaccines.
Junin Virus Vaccine Antibodies Can Also Fight Machupo Virus
Researchers have found that a vaccine for Junin virus, a South American hemorrhagic fever virus, protects against another virus in the same family, opening up the possibility for universal vaccines for virus families.
Preventing Emerging Infectious Disease Epidemics: Nipah R&D Roadmap
In the wake of the Ebola epidemic in West Africa, the World Health Organization is working with the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy and the Wellcome Trust to create research & development roadmaps for priority diseases, such as Nipah virus.
New Rabies Test Developed by CDC Provides Faster, More Accurate Results
The new LN34 test provided fewer false-positive results than the current gold-standard test, as well as fewer inconclusive results, and no false negative results.
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