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CDC Head: Flu Has Arrived for the Holidays

The flu has ramped up in time for Christmas, the head of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said. Just last week, the CDC said the flu season was off to a slow start, but all that changed a couple of days ago when the number of reported cases rose to the point where the flu season is officially underway, said CDC Director Dr. Robert Redfield.

New Cells For Norovirus Production In The Lab

An Osaka University-led research team has developed a system for simply and inhuman producing norovirus. By coaxing human induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) to develop into the type of cell that usually leads to the intestine, how can they be used for producing the virus, how can it interact with human cells, and investigating potential vaccines?

Typhoid Conjugate Vaccine Tested in Burkina Faso, New Study

A new study has been launched in Burkina Faso for Bharat Biotech's typhoid conjugate vaccine (TCV). It is the second clinical study underway in Africa for the vaccine and the first in West Africa. The vaccine study is a joint effort by the Center for Vaccine Development and Global Health (CVD) at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, (UMSOM) and Groupe de Recherche Action en Santé (GRAS) in Burkina Faso.