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Proceed To Article NIH Announces New International Network To Study HIV Prevention Strategies
The U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) today announced the formation of the international HIV Prevention Trials Network (HPTN) to develop and test promising non-vaccine strategies to prevent the spread of HIV/AIDS. More...

Proceed To Article That's Not A Surgeon, That's A Robot
The FDA announced the commercial approval of the da Vinci Surgical System for use in the United States. The da Vinci system is one of the first completely robotic laparoscopic devices on the US market. More...

Proceed To Article Acute Haemorrhagic Fever Syndrome In Afghanistan
An outbreak of acute haemorrhagic fever syndrome has been reported from an isolated village in Gulran district, Afghanistan. Disease symptoms are comparable to those of Crimean-Congo haemorrhagic fever (CCHF). More...
Proceed To Article Crimean-Congo Haemorrhagic Fever
Crimean-Congo haemorrhagic fever (CCHF) is a viral haemorrhagic fever of the Nairovirus group. Although primarily a zoonosis, sporadic cases and outbreaks of CCHF affecting humans do occur. 1998 witnessed 2 outbreaks, one in Pakistan affecting four people, with two deaths, and another in Afghanistan affecting 19 people with 12 deaths. More...

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