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A Florida teenager is the first person with a confirmed infection by the mosquito-borne virus.

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Herpes Viruses Implicated in Alzheimer’s Disease

By Anna Azvolinsky | June 21, 2018

A new study shows that the brains of Alzheimer’s disease patients have a greater viral load, while another study in mice finds infection leads to amyloid-β build up.

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Probiotics Prevent Cholera in Animal Models

By Ruth Williams | June 13, 2018

Two different types of bacteria—one genetically engineered and one from cheese—defend animal intestines from Vibrio cholerae infection.  

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This Flu Season Killed 172 Kids

By Sukanya Charuchandra | June 11, 2018

Vaccination reduced the risk of death by two-thirds for children with no other health problems.  

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The receptors, found in so-called elite controllers who don’t need medications to keep the virus in check, suggest a new path toward immunotherapy.

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Dogs in Southern China Host Several Strains of Flu

By Sukanya Charuchandra | June 6, 2018

They may be a prospective source for an influenza pandemic, researchers warn.  

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The results suggest the virus could severely alter brain development in infants infected after birth, but blocking a signaling protein early on might ease certain symptoms.

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Understanding the factors that influence spillover could help forecast future epidemics.  

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Predicting Future Zoonotic Disease Outbreaks

By Ashley Yeager | June 1, 2018

A step-by-step study of diseases that jump species gives subtle clues about future epidemics.

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The World Health Organization predicts the number of cases in Democratic Republic of Congo will rise up to 300 by July.  

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