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    BCG immunogenicity in infants

    The cytokine/chemokine signatures, in response to Mycobacterium tuberculosis protein, in infants post BCG vaccination were affected by geographical location, season of birth, and timing of vaccination but not associated with the concentration of plasma zinc or inflammatory status.

    BMC Infectious Diseases 2014, 14:184
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    Targeted PrEP is cost effective for HIV

    In a mathematical model, expanding HIV therapy to those in the early stages of infection and targeting pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) to at-risk individuals is cost-effective, suggesting these strategies could lead to better use of resources.

    BMC Medicine 2014, 12:46
  • HIV and cancer incidence in Nigeria

    A study of 17,826 HIV positive people in Nigeria found an increased risk of Kaposi Sarcoma, but not Cervical Cancer or Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma, when compared to the general population.

    Infectious Agents and Cancer 2014, 9:1
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    Genomic medicine in Africa

    Ambroise Wonkam and Bongani Mayosi discuss the problems and prospects for using genomic knowledge to improve the health of Africans and highlight initiatives such as MalariaGEN and H3Africa.

    Genome Medicine 2014, 6:11
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    Assessing verbal autopsy performance

    Michel Garenne comments on a series of articles assessing the performance of verbal autopsy methods to establish probable cause of death, highlighting the importance of this work and proposing ways to improve current strategies.

    BMC Medicine 2014, 12:18

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