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Malaria's genetic secrets revealed

Taking aim to strike out a disease that infects some 500 million humans and kills nearly 3 million a year, international teams of geneticists announced Wednesday they have completed a landmark triple play against malaria.
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NIH, FDA developing West Nile treatments

WASHINGTON, Sept. 24 (UPI) -- West Nile virus infections appear to be declining as mosquito populations drop off with the onset of colder weather, but the virus will return next summer and in the meantime the federal government is scrambling to develop a vaccine and tests to detect it
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Smallpox vaccine lasts longer than thought

CHAPEL HILL, N.C., Aug. 28 (UPI) -- Scientists have believed the smallpox vaccine only confers protection from the deadly virus for 10 years but a new study released Wednesday found evidence people may be covered for 35 years or more, which could mean many Americans still retain some level

No U.S. decision yet on smallpox plan

WASHINGTON, July 25 (UPI) -- Contrary to media reports, the federal government has not yet made a final decision on how many healthcare workers will receive the smallpox vaccine and in fact is still considering strategies for countering a bioterrorist attack, officials close to the i
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Largest AIDS vaccine study set

BARCELONA, Spain, July 8 (UPI) -- A new clinical study of an HIV vaccine involving 16,000 healthy volunteers will begin in Thailand this year with support from the U.S. government and private industry, officials announced Monday at the 14th International AIDS Conference.
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New AIDS drugs said powerful

BARCELONA, Spain, July 8 (UPI) -- A new drug used to treat AIDS patients in the most severe stages of the disease brings them "back from the edge" of death, a San Francisco physician announced Monday at the 14th International AIDS Conference.
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U.S. may alter smallpox strategy

WASHINGTON, June 11 (UPI) -- The U.S. government's impending change of strategy for smallpox vaccination, announced by Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, is already being questioned by citizens groups, representatives told United Pre
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Govt likely to modify smallpox strategy

WASHINGTON, June 11 (UPI) -- The government appears likely to change its strategy for smallpox vaccination, Anthony Fauci, director of the national institute of allergy and infectious diseases, told a Congressional committee.

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NAS counterterror study nearly ready

WASHINGTON, April 30 (UPI) -- A National Academy of Sciences examination of the science and technology communities' best response against terrorism should have its results ready for peer review in about two weeks, the project's co-chair said Tuesday.
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Smallpox vaccine OK diluted

BOSTON, March 28 (UPI) -- Enough smallpox vaccine exists today -- in stockpiles stored for decades or by diluting those and newly-discovered reserves -- to inoculate everyone in the Unit

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, March 14 (UPI) -- FEDS ANNOUNCE NEW ANTI-BIOTERRORISM RESEARCH AGENDA
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Experts fit final piece of anthrax puzzle

In a quest for understanding that began 300 years ago, researchers have found a final piece of the anthrax puzzle by revealing the three-dimensional structure o
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Fauci: Bioterror risk small, but ongoing

WASHINGTON, Jan. 14 (UPI) -- The American public must come to grips with the fact bioterrorism will continue to present small risks into the future, despite the best efforts of public health officials, one of the nation's top infectious disease specialist said Monday. Dr. Anthony Fau
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