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Can viruses worsen ecosystem responses against climate change?

Viruses have strong, potentially negative effects on microbes, which could mean ecosystem responses against climate change could be reduced.
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Government urges parents to check for measles vaccine as cases spike in children

The UK government has urged parents to check their children's measles vaccine records due to an increase in virus cases.
Human papillomavirus vaccine - administration of antigenic material (vaccine) to stimulate an individual's immune system to develop adaptive immunity to a pathogen.

An HPV factsheet – Everything you need to know

HPV is the most common STI in the world, affecting 80% of the population. Here Dr Deborah Lee, from Dr Fox Online Pharmacy, addresses the most common issues about HPV in an attempt to aid in the understanding of the condition
Asian Market Animal

PANDASIA: Reducing the risk of zoonoses spread in Europe and Asia

Zoonoses – zoonotic pathogens spread between animals and humans – have been a concern of the international community since COVID-19.
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Molecular aspects of Global Infection Prevention and Control

Dr Zisis Kozlakidis directs our thoughts towards the molecular aspects of global Infection Prevention and Control, in this the second of a special two-part series.
A man fogging at house yard to prevent spread of dengue fever which caused by mosquito.

Where are Mexico’s dengue fever hotspots?

As many as one in five dengue fever deaths in the Americas occur in Mexico, which is why identifying dengue fever hotspots is so important.
Liver schistosomiasis, light micrograph, parasitic infections

Schistosomiasis: Put parasitic infections on the map

Wendy Harrison, CEO of the SCI Foundation, outlines the importance of putting parasitic infections on the map, with a particular focus on schistosomiasis.

UVGI Solutions for effective infection control

Ultra Violet Germicidal Irradiation (UVGI) refers to the use of UV radiation for the effective control of infections.
Scientist in lab with COVID-19 equipment

COVID-19, communicable disease and immunology

Academic Research Scholar, Prof Wendy M. Purcell, provides an update on COVID-19, communicable disease and immunology.
Cleaning and Disinfection at train, coronavirus epidemic. Infection prevention and control of epidemic

Infection prevention and control: including technology

Dr Zisis Kozlakidis directs our thoughts towards infection prevention and control, including technology, in his two-part series.

After school closures, our focus needs to be on design

Following school closures due to COVID-19, schools need to reopen with safer designs in mind to protect students and help them attain an education.
lateral flow test device

Digital reader improves the accuracy of reporting positive lateral flow tests

Rob Banathy, Senior Product Manager at NHS Digital, explains how his team developed a lateral flow device digital reader service that can detect nearly twice the number of positive COVID-19 cases during early infection compared to the human eye.
pigs on a farm

Investigating a new method for pig vaccinations

Livestock vaccinations lead to healthy animals, healthy consumers, and a profitable industry.
Man having a vaccine for covid-19

Vaccines can reduce COVID-19 effects by up to 80%

Long-term COVID-19 effects have been decreased from anywhere between 50 and 80% for those who have been vaccinated when compared to unvaccinated people.
Ticks on a leaf

Tickborne diseases: A growing health problem in the U.S.

Chief of the Bacterial Diseases Branch, Division of Vector-Borne Diseases at the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention, walks us through a growing health problem in the United States, tickborne diseases.
Young and mature man with face masks sitting in a waiting room of a hospital or office

Gay and bisexual men at highest risk of monkeypox

Gay and bisexual men at highest risk of contracting monkeypox which is spread via sexual intercourse and skin-to-skin contact.
Man sleeping in bed with dog

Can monkeypox be transmitted to dogs?

A dog has been infected with monkeypox for the first time and scientists are advising infected individuals to isolate themselves from pets.
woman experiencing Long Covid symptoms due to covid-19 virus

One in eight COVID-19 patients develops long COVID symptoms

One in eight adults (12.7%) who are infected with SARS-CoV-2 experience long COVID symptoms, including chest pain, difficulties breathing, painful muscles and more.
Dog meat at wet market in Wuhan

COVID-19 originated at Wuhan wet market via raccoon dogs and foxes

3 years later, after COVID-19 has claimed 6.4 million lives, research indicates that COVID-19 originated at the Wuhan wet market.
Large rash on a man's hand indicating the Monkeypox virus

Keeping up to date with the symptoms of monkeypox

There are important differences in the symptoms of monkeypox between the current outbreak and previous outbreaks in endemic regions.

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