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What is Zika virus?

In the past few weeks, there have been a number of reports about the rise of Zika virus, another member of the family that includes yellow fever virus, dengue virus and West Nile virus. But what is Zika virus? How is … Continue reading

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A bump in the road for a broad-spectrum flu vaccine?

An estimated three to five million cases of severe flu infection are reported each year. This isn’t the same as the “I can’t come to work today, I’ve got ‘flu’…” type of illness (often caused by the common cold), but … Continue reading

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