infectious disease

February 21, 2018

The WHO strategy of a single mass treatment with azithromycin did not eradicate yaws, and resistant strains have emerged, international researchers say. They urge repeated mass treatments to eliminate the infectious disease.

February 20, 2018

More than 100,000 malaria cases went untreated when Liberia's health care system buckled under the 2014-2015 Ebola outbreak, according to a new study. Brad Wagenaar, acting assistant professor of global health at the UW, is quoted.

February 8, 2018

On the island of Lihir in Papua New Guinea (pop. 16,092), researchers made a massive effort to wipe out an infectious disease called yaws.

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A virus that causes severe respiratory infections evades our immune system by concealing proteins on its surface behind sugar “shields,” UW Medicine researchers report in a new study appearing in the journal

A new, rapid method is helping detect how bacteria sense and respond to changes in their environment.  Bacterial can pick up external signals, which then relay to internal signaling pathways that direct their behavior.

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With reports of Ebola transmission quickly gaining a mass audience, a study of Seattle-area people who became ill while traveling is a timely reminder of precautions easily taken.

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