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Richard S. Vetter is a retired entomologist formerly part of the staff at the University of California, Riverside and he says that spiders are “scapegoated” as the cause of bacterial infections...

A research team from Purdue University in Indiana have made a breakthrough in learning about the virus, Enterovirus D68 (EV-D68) and the potential development of drugs that inhibit infections caused by...

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The outbreak of the Ebola virus disease occurring in West Africa may have originated from contact between humans and virus-infected bats, suggests a study led by researchers from the Robert Koch-Institute...

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Mice that are already infected with the pathogen that causes Lyme disease appear to facilitate the spread of a lesser-known but emerging disease, babesiosis, into new areas. Research led by the Yale School...

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While serious infections can be transmitted from donated organs, the risk of passing Ebola virus disease from an organ donor to a recipient is extremely small. In a new editorial published in the American...

A new study points to the ability of specific alleles of the gene IL-28B to increase or decrease the effectiveness of the seasonal flu vaccine, independent of the flu strain the vaccine is targeted against. The...

A new study from Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciência in Portugal has shown that malaria infection rates are significantly decreased in individuals with increases in particular antibodies derived from interactions...

During the Spring of 2014, Philippines health officials received reports of deaths from two villages in Sultan Kudarat, Mindanao in the southern Philippines. In addition to several human deaths, the...

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A rapid, point-of-care diagnostic test for the Ebola virus will be trialed in the coming weeks at the Ebola treatment center in Conakry, Guinea, according to a Wellcome Trust media release. The 15-minute...

Baylisascaris procyonis is a roundworm found in the small intestines of raccoons. They excrete the eggs of this parasite in their feces. The eggs can survive in the environment for years under favorable...