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An article in The New York Times reports on outbreaks of polio in the Horn of Africa and in a part of Pakistan. The African outbreak has produced 121 cases. The outbreak in Pakistan has paralyzed three children so far and poses a risk to the 250,000...
The Los Angeles Times reports that scientists may have identified a direct link between bacterial infection and the experience of pain. Until now, researchers believed this link to be indirect, where bacteria infect and trigger an immune response,...
An article in the CDC’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report says that a drug for the treatment of infections from free-living amoeba (FLA) is now available from the CDC. According to the CDC, these infections include, “primary amebic...