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Genomics lab in Liberia helps scientists monitor Ebola virus

May 23, 2015

While evidence implies the introduction of Ebola virus Makona into Liberia resulted from a single source, recently published data from the first advanced genomic research facility in the country suggest additional international movement also may have occurred.

For their study, the researchers examined genome samples from 25 Ebola patients aged 1 to 67 years. Patients were treated in seven Ebola treatment centers and had lived in seven of Liberia’s 15 counties. The researchers tested the most recent oral swab or plasma samples from each participant and worked back to older samples.

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Haitian cholera vaccine uptake lowest in men, older persons

May 22, 2015
The first government-led oral cholera vaccination campaign introduced in Haiti yielded adequate vaccination coverage, although future campaigns should better target…
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New model predicts HCV progression, liver-related events

May 22, 2015
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Universal stool donor model for FMT improves screening, reduces costs, delays

May 22, 2015
Study data show the need for evidence-based stool screening standards, and the usefulness of the universal donor model for fecal microbiota transplantation therapy for…
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FDA seeks more data on antimicrobial sales for food-producing animals

May 22, 2015
To obtain a clearer picture of antimicrobial use in food-producing animals in the United States, the FDA has proposed a rule that would require animal drug sponsors to…
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VIDEO: C-SURFER: Patients with kidney disease, HCV achieve high rates of SVR

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April 25, 2015
VIENNA — Howard Monsour Jr., MD, chief of hepatology, Houston Methodist Hospital, Texas, discussed results of…
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Management of Pediatric Conjunctivitis and Otitis/Conjunctivitis Syndrome

Management of Pediatric Conjunctivitis and Otitis/Conjunctivitis Syndrome

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