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  • Novel method for rapid detection of H7N9

    A multiplex assay for simultaneous detection of H7N9 and influenza A viruses was developed, enabling the laboratory surveillance and rapid diagnosis of these viruses in the future.

    Virology Journal 2015, 12:69
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    Chikungunya virus spreads to Brazil

    In an analysis of epidemiological and clinical data, recent outbreaks of Chikungunya virus in Brazil are caused by imported strains, suggesting surveillance and vector mitigation measures are required to avoid uncontrolled transmission in America.

    BMC Medicine 2015, 13:102
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    Universal health and the SDGs

    Viroj Tangcharoensathien and colleagues discuss the forthcoming Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), highlighting the importance of incorporating universal health coverage within these goals in order to accelerate health equity.

    BMC Medicine 2015, 13:101
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    Dengue incidence rising in China

    In China, the number of indigenous and imported dengue cases has increased steadily since 2012, and the area affected by dengue has expanded, suggesting that enhanced surveillance and control strategies are needed to prevent future outbreaks.

    BMC Medicine 2015, 13:100
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    Dengue in China

    Eng Eong Ooi comments on research highlighting recent increases in dengue incidence in China, discussing drivers of disease spread and emphasizing urgent steps that should be taken to avoid epidemic dengue in the future.

    BMC Medicine 2015, 13:99
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    Sepsis recognition and management

    Prompt recognition and treatment of sepsis is essential to reduce mortality risk; in this forum article, clinicians and researchers working in sepsis care discuss the importance of early detection, and special considerations in different patient groups.

    BMC Medicine 2015, 13:98
  • Bumblebee immune repertoire

    Bumblebees, honeybees and a solitary bee have similar numbers of immune genes so immune gene complement is not linked to sociality

    Genome Biology 2015, 16:83
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    Interventions control Ebola spread

    In a mathematical model, the current Ebola outbreak can be controlled using basic preventive measures in countries with strong traditional beliefs and customs, emphasizing the importance of public health measures to control disease spread.

    BMC Medicine 2015, 13:96
  • MRSA evolutionary dynamics

    A new study examines the evolution of MRSA in Singaporean healthcare systems and identifies the origins of pandemic clones

    Genome Biology 2015, 16:81
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    What factors drive TB decline in China?

    The burden of tuberculosis (TB) in China can be reduced by limiting disease reactivation, particularly through large scale measures in the elderly, indicating additional preventive therapy would allow China to further reduce TB incidence and mortality. 

    BMC Medicine 2015, 13:88
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    Stem cell therapy effective for alopecia

    Stem cell educator therapy, a treatment involving interactions between stem cells and a patient’s own blood cells, stimulates hair growth in alopecia areata (AA) patients, suggesting this novel treatment strategy could be beneficial for AA.

    BMC Medicine 2015, 13:87
  • Exposure to persons with symptoms of respiratory or gastrointestinal infection and relative risk of disease

    There is little evidence on the relationship between self-recognized exposure to infection and subsequent homologous symptoms; self-reported observations by controls in a work-based RCT suggest that exposure to respiratory or gastrointestinal infection increased the relative risk of reported homologous infection.

    Trials 2015, 16:168
  • Save the pig tail!

    Anna Valros and Mari Heinonen review tail biting, a common problem in modern pig production. They conclude that tail docking is not the only solution.

    Porcine Health Management 2015, 1:2
  • Serum haptoglobin dynamics in pigs vaccinated (or not) against PCV2

    In this field study, Lorenzo Fraile and colleagues found that serum haptoglobin concentration was not feasible as a surrogate marker of PCV2 vaccine efficacy.

    Porcine Health Management 2015, 1:3
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    Porcine Health Management - the pig in a central position

    Today marks the launch of Porcine Health Management, a new OA journal for swine veterinarians and professionals. Co-Editors-in-Chief Guy-Pierre Martineau and Maurice Pensaert describe the journal's aims.

    Porcine Health Management 2015, 1:1