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infectious disease

Study: Viruses are leading cause of pneumonia in children
Published June 27, 2019
PERCH study, led by researchers at the Bloomberg School of Public Health, highlights the need for new vaccines, especially for respiratory synctial virus
public health
Analysis predicts U.S. counties at risk for measles outbreaks
Published May 9, 2019
New analysis predicts locations for possible future U.S. outbreaks based on international air travel, vaccination rates, population data
Global health
Researchers outline path to measles elimination
Published May 9, 2019
Where a country lies on the 'canonical path' could help officials identify at-risk populations and determine vaccination strategies
public health
Measles outbreak is the worst in U.S. in 20 years
Published April 25, 2019
Experts from the Bloomberg School of Public Health discuss the dangers of the virus, why it's spreading so rapidly, and what health officials can do to stop it
COMMENTARY
Not ordinary science
Published Feb 28, 2019
Public health experts condemn 'dangerous' research as government gives apparent green light to experiments that aim to create airborne bird flu / The Washington Post
Infectious disease
Schizophrenia linked with abnormal immune response to mono
Published Jan 9, 2019
Researchers say schizophrenia might alter the immune system to make patients susceptible to the virus, or the virus might cause the psychological disorder
Infectious disease
Meningitis vaccination for college students not cost effective
Published Dec 21, 2018
Vaccine is highly effective, but the disease is too rare to justify the cost of universal vaccinations
Bioethics
An 'unacceptable' public health oversight
Published Dec 10, 2018
Experts say that the exclusion of pregnant women from vaccine development and use must end
Ebola virus
Protein could be key to Ebola's spread
Published Aug 22, 2017
Discovery by JHU researchers plays key role in project that appears to pinpoint what makes deadly virus so contagious
Epidemiology
Cholera vaccines less effective for kids than adults
Published Aug 9, 2017
Findings indicate that one dose, spread out over twice as many people, may be more effective at treating outbreaks than a traditional two-dose method / School of Public Health