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New research grants foster private sector involvement in the eradication of four deadly infectious diseases.

Proceed To Article Government And Industry Team Up To Battle Infectious Diseases
A new initiative launched 29 September 2000 encourages private-sector involvement in attacking several of the world's most deadly infectious diseases. More...

Proceed To Article The History of Malaria
Malaria has been a scourge since ancient times. The early Egyptians wrote about it on papyrus, and the famous Greek physician Hippocrates described it in detail. It devastated the invaders of the Roman Empire. In ancient Rome, as in other temperate climates, the threat of malaria lurked in marshes and swamps. More...

Proceed To Article Researchers Find Key To Tuberculosis Persistence In The Body
The tuberculosis bacterium requires a specific enzyme to cause persistent infection, a consortium of researchers at Rockefeller University and three other institutions have found. The discovery suggests that targeting the enzyme could improve therapies for TB, which claims more lives each year than any other bacterial infection. More...

Proceed To Article Easy Reference Chart: Is It A Cold Or The Flu?
Cold? Flu? There is a difference. Answer questions from patients with this easy chart. More...

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Strengthening Implementation of the Global Strategy for Dengue Fever/Dengue Haemorrhagic Fever
The global prevalence of dengue has grown dramatically in recent decades. Dengue fever and DHF/dengue shock syndrome (DSS) occur in over 100 countries and territories and threaten the health of more than 2.5 billion people in urban, peri-urban and rural areas of the tropics and subtropics. More...

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