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Q&A: Initiative to combat infectious disease using novel approaches

Q&A: Initiative to combat infectious disease using novel approaches
August 19, 2017

Over the past several years, the global emergence of infectious disease outbreaks has revealed that new approaches to fight and prevent the spread of dangerous pathogens are urgently needed.

The Chan Zuckerberg Biohub (CZ Biohub), a center focused on discovering and developing new technologies that will allow clinicians to manage, cure or prevent disease, has created a new project to address the urgent need for new strategies to protect against infectious disease. The Infectious Disease Initiative is a project focused on using and developing the most advanced technologies to support the global fight against infectious disease. Its main goals involve detecting, responding to, treating and preventing infectious disease.

Deadly anthrax outbreak in Zambia caused by hippo meat

August 18, 2017
A deadly anthrax outbreak in Zambia was caused by contact with meat from hippopotamuses that had died of the bacterial illness, according to researchers in a study that…

FDA provides plasma samples to promote serologic testing for Zika

August 18, 2017
To assist the regulatory assessment of serological tests for Zika virus, the FDA has provided manufacturers with a panel of human plasma samples, according to a release…
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Mothers may delay vaccinating children if they receive discouraging information

August 18, 2017
Expectant mothers who receive discouraging information regarding immunization were more likely to delay infant immunization than mothers who received no immunization…
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Patient empowerment intervention improves hand hygiene

August 18, 2017
Adult patients and the parents of hospitalized children supported the use of a patient empowerment tool to encourage hand hygiene in physicians, whereas physicians…
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Proper Immunization of the Adolescent Patient

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Prior to 2005, the tetanus and diphtheria toxoids (Td) booster was the sole vaccine routinely recommended for healthy…
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Deadly anthrax outbreak in Zambia caused by hippo meat

August 18, 2017
A deadly anthrax outbreak in Zambia was caused by contact with meat from hippopotamuses that had died of the bacterial…
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