Double blow for dengue

Nicaraguan children provided data for the study

Nicaraguan children provided data for the study

The reason dengue fever can be more severe a second time round is due to the genetic make-up of the virus, researchers at Berkeley have found. The results may help predict outbreaks of dengue and allow future treatments to be better targeted. Continue reading

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“I got worms”: Soil-transmitted helminths digest


Infection-carrying worms can get into our bodies, set up shop in our intestines and suck our blood. This family of dangerous parasites, and the infection they carry, are the reason why there are children who are eating enough but are still malnourished.

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