Proposed Component In Upgrading New TB Vaccine Identified

Researchers are trying to find new proteins which can be used in a vaccine to trigger an immune response and provide long-term protection against Mycobacterium tuberculosis (MTB).

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The Influenza AH1N1 Virus, Combines Genes From Different Flu Viruses

There are 3 types (A, B and C) of the influenza virus that can cause flu. Each has subtypical strain. H1N1 is a strain of the type A virus. H1N1 is what epidemiologists call a “triple reassortment” virus because it combines genes from different flu viruses, viral strains that normally affect pigs (swine flu), along with birds (avian flu) and human flu strains.

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Pneumococcal Disease, Now A Preventable Disease

Do you know that there are 1.6 million children and adults die each year as a result of pneumococcal disease (PD) among all age groups according to World Health Organization (WHO) . Of these, between 0.70 million to 1 million deaths occur in children under five years old.

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