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Norovirus vaccine elicits antibody response

March 27, 2015

Researchers from the University of North Carolina have found that an investigational multivalent norovirus vaccine elicited an antibody response in sera from 10 volunteers.

According to the report in PLoS Medicine, the vaccine elicited responses to several norovirus strains, including strains not included in the vaccine or to which the participants had previously been exposed.

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Pediatric Perspectives on the Management of Diarrhea in Infants and Children - Monograph

Pediatric Perspectives on the Management of Diarrhea in Infants and Children - Monograph

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Norovirus vaccine elicits antibody response

March 27, 2015
Researchers from the University of North Carolina have found that an investigational multivalent norovirus vaccine elicited an antibody response in…

AGA gives additional suggestions to prevent duodenoscope infections

March 26, 2015
The American Gastroenterological Association has issued additional practice recommendations for preventing infections associated with endoscopic…

HAV case found at Buffalo, NY, restaurant

March 23, 2015
Two precautionary public health clinics will be held by the Erie County Department of Health after hepatitis A virus infection has been identified in…

NIH awards $5.1 million toward study of human enteric disease

March 22, 2015
The NIH awarded researchers from Rice University, Baylor College of Medicine and MD Anderson Cancer Center a $5.1 million grant to study human…
In the Journals

Foodborne transmission responsible for 14% of norovirus outbreaks

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