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Daily pill Truvada cuts spread of HIV by 86%, study shows
Study looking at transmission among men who have sex with men recruited 545 participants at high risk of contracting HIV A daily pill can effectively protect gay men against infection with HIV
Epidemiology
Source: TheGuardian
Posted on: Wednesday, Feb 25, 2015, 5:56am
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Unexpected role of climate in medieval plague
A new study finds changes in Asian weather contributed to more than a dozen outbreaks of the disease known as Black Death
Epidemiology
Source: CBSNews
Posted on: Tuesday, Feb 24, 2015, 8:51am
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Rats 'not main cause of Black Death'
Gerbils from Asia rather than black rats were responsible for repeated outbreaks of the bubonic plague in Europe, a study suggests.
Epidemiology
Source: BBC News
Posted on: Tuesday, Feb 24, 2015, 8:51am
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Drug-resistant malaria threatens to spread from Burma, say researchers
Oxford scientists warn parasite impervious to the key drug artemsinin has been found in testing near Indian border and could emerge in Africa
Epidemiology
Source: TheGuardian
Posted on: Friday, Feb 20, 2015, 7:51am
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How to Get Silicon Valley’s Anti-Vaxxers to Change Their Minds
There’s been a lot of shaming and blaming of the anti-vaccination crowd in response to the Disneyland measles outbreak (even we did it). And when we released our investigation of vaccination rates at Silicon Valley preschools, people were justifiably angry: Every unvaccinated kid at those schools threatens the greater community’s protection against disease.
Epidemiology
Source: Wired
Posted on: Friday, Feb 13, 2015, 7:25am
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'Positive' results for Ebola drug upsets plans for trials
Early release of results from Guinea trial has Ebola researchers scrambling to respond
Epidemiology
Source: Science
Posted on: Tuesday, Feb 10, 2015, 11:23am
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Measles + Low Vaccination Rates = Big Headaches For Schools
California allows parents to opt out of vaccination requirements. Amid Southern California's measles outbreak, many schools are struggling with how best to deal with students who aren't vaccinated.
Epidemiology
Source: NPR
Posted on: Thursday, Feb 05, 2015, 1:02pm
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The Psychology Behind Why Some Kids Go Unvaccinated
As the country grapples with a growing outbreak of measles, Morning Edition delves into what works and what doesn't — and what might get people to vaccinate their kids.
Epidemiology
Source: NPR
Posted on: Wednesday, Feb 04, 2015, 10:22am
Rating: | Views: 154 | Comments: 0
Ebola nurse infection 'down to visor'
The UK nurse Pauline Cafferkey probably caught Ebola by wearing a visor instead of goggles while treating patients, an investigation has concluded.
Epidemiology
Source: BBC News
Posted on: Wednesday, Feb 04, 2015, 10:22am
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What we've forgotten about the danger of childhood diseases
More than 100 people in 14 states were reported to have measles last month, and President Obama was right to urge parents to have their children vaccinated.
Epidemiology
Source: CNN
Posted on: Wednesday, Feb 04, 2015, 10:22am
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Less than half $2.9bn Ebola money reached affected countries – UN study
Research published in the BMJ medical journal found global agencies had failed to reliably estimate the amount of money needed
Epidemiology
Source: TheGuardian
Posted on: Wednesday, Feb 04, 2015, 10:22am
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Lack Of Patients Hampers Ebola Drug And Vaccine Testing
Scientists launched a large trial Monday to test two vaccines. But testing Ebola drugs in West Africa is proving more difficult than expected because the disease is disappearing rapidly.
Epidemiology
Source: NPR
Posted on: Tuesday, Feb 03, 2015, 10:49am
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Experts raise alarm as plague kills dozens in Madagascar
An outbreak of the plague has killed dozens in Madagascar, and experts fear those numbers could go up.
Epidemiology
Source: CNN
Posted on: Tuesday, Feb 03, 2015, 10:49am
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The Ebola Virus Is Mutating, Say Scientists
The outbreak has so far claimed 8,795 lives across the affected West African region
Epidemiology
Source: TIME Magazine
Posted on: Thursday, Jan 29, 2015, 8:11am
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Mom: Family that refused vaccination put my baby in quarantine
An unvaccinated child who went to the doctor with measles in Oakland, California, sends another baby to quarantine, leaving one mom to ask why. "Their choice endangered my child," she says.
Epidemiology
Source: CNN
Posted on: Thursday, Jan 29, 2015, 8:11am
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Scientists ask if Ebola immunizes as well as kills
A recent sharp drop in new Ebola infections in West Africa is prompting scientists to wonder whether the virus may be silently immunizing some people at the same time as brutally killing their neighbors.
Epidemiology
Source: Reuters
Posted on: Tuesday, Jan 27, 2015, 9:02am
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A Universal Flu Vaccine May Be On the Horizon
Choosing the viral targets for the seasonal flu vaccine is a gamble. Sometimes, like this year, the flu wins
Epidemiology
Source: Smithsonian
Posted on: Tuesday, Jan 27, 2015, 9:02am
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Ebola vaccine 'shipped to Liberia'
The first batch of a vaccine against Ebola is on its way to Liberia and trials are expected to start soon.
Epidemiology
Source: BBC News
Posted on: Friday, Jan 23, 2015, 10:36am
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Disneyland says unvaccinated kids not welcome amid measles outbreak
Five Disneyland workers have been diagnosed with illness
Epidemiology
Source: TheGuardian
Posted on: Friday, Jan 23, 2015, 10:36am
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Antibiotics in blood up chance mossies pass on malaria
When mosquitoes suck blood from people with malaria, they are more likely to develop an infection if their victim is taking antibiotics
Epidemiology
Source: New Scientist
Posted on: Thursday, Jan 22, 2015, 8:05am
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Soviet Union fall helped drug-resistant TB to take off
The first world war helped spread TB round the world, but it was the collapse of the Soviet Union that enabled the multidrug-resistant form to take off
Epidemiology
Source: New Scientist
Posted on: Tuesday, Jan 20, 2015, 7:37am
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American doctor who survived Ebola returns to Liberia
The last time Dr. Rick Sacra went to Liberia, he returned home to the United States in a medivac airplane, not sure if he would die of the Ebola he'd contracted. Now he heads back to care for the sick.
Epidemiology
Source: CNN
Posted on: Thursday, Jan 15, 2015, 7:36am
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‘Super Mosquito’ Resistant to Malaria Insecticide Found in Mali
Bed nets can't hold back new breed of mosquito
Epidemiology
Source: TIME Magazine
Posted on: Tuesday, Jan 13, 2015, 11:06am
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Disneyland: The Latest Victim of the Anti-Vaxxers
The happiest place on Earth catches a bad case of measles—and the usual suspects are to blame
Epidemiology
Source: TIME Magazine
Posted on: Tuesday, Jan 13, 2015, 11:06am
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Could GM Mosquitoes Pave the Way for a Tropical Virus to Spread?
Modified insects designed to stop dengue fever could make it easier for another disease-carrying species to take root
Epidemiology
Source: Smithsonian
Posted on: Friday, Jan 09, 2015, 8:08am
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Drug trials begin as Ebola plays hide-and-seek
Ebola drug trials are getting under way in Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone – but the fluctuating epidemic may make it hard to find enough participants
Epidemiology
Source: New Scientist
Posted on: Thursday, Jan 08, 2015, 8:42am
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Common cold 'prefers cold noses'
The virus behind the common cold is much happier in a cold nose, US researchers show.
Epidemiology
Source: BBC News
Posted on: Tuesday, Jan 06, 2015, 10:10am
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Where Could Ebola Strike Next? Scientists Virus Hunt In Asia
A handful of ecologists knew for years that West Africa was at risk for an Ebola outbreak. Now they're figuring out where else in the world the virus could be hiding. Many signs point to Asia.
Epidemiology
Source: NPR
Posted on: Friday, Jan 02, 2015, 7:56am
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Bat-filled tree may have been ground zero for the Ebola epidemic
Study suggests the first known victim, a toddler, could have been infected playing in the hollow trunk
Epidemiology
Source: Science
Posted on: Tuesday, Dec 30, 2014, 8:46am
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NIH Allows Restart Of MERS Research That Had Been Questioned
The National Institutes of Health has approved requests for waivers from a moratorium on experiments that aim to make the virus that causes Middle East respiratory syndrome more infectious in mice.
Epidemiology
Source: NPR
Posted on: Friday, Dec 19, 2014, 8:07am
Rating: | Views: 638 | Comments: 0
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