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Maternal breast milk is risk factor for cytomegalovirus transmission in premature infants

Cytomegalovirus infection can cause serious disease and, in severe cases, lead to death.

Premature infants, especially those born with very low-birth-weight (VLBW), are particularly vulnerable to cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection because of their immature immune systems. 631 more words


Research predicts possible 6,800 new Ebola cases this month

(Arizona State University 19 September 2014) Arizona State University and Harvard University researchers also discovered through modelling analysis that the rate of rise in cases significantly increased in August in Liberia and Guinea, around the time that a mass quarantine was put in place, indicating that the mass quarantine efforts may have made the outbreak worse than it would have been otherwise. 15 more words


Ebola largely contained in Senegal, Nigeria: WHO

ABC News Reuters 23 September 2014

An outbreak of Ebola in West Africa has been largely contained in Senegal and Nigeria, the World Health Organisation (WHO) says, but the disease is still spreading elsewhere and has now killed over 2,811 people in the region.

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Ebola scare at Perth hospital

News.com.au 23 September 2014

A WOMAN in Western Australia is being treated for Ebola-like symptoms.   Nine News says the woman had recently arrived in the country from West Africa and is currently being treated at Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital in Perth.

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Recent developments linking retroviruses to human breast cancer

We have known for decades that viruses =can couse breast cancer in animals (Mouse Mammary Tumour Virus – MMTV). Evidence has been accumulating that retroviruses may play a part in human breast cancers. 128 more words


CSI Brisbane: More chemists wanted

ABC News | 612 ABC Brisbane Jessica Hinchcliffe 22 September 2014

The state’s main forensic testing lab hopes more students who dream of becoming crime scene investigators study chemistry to help keep Queensland at the forefront of the science. 33 more words

Forensic Pathology

The Hot Zone

While attending a protein expression and purification workshop, one of the technicians mentioned a book he had been reading about the first outbreak of Ebola virus, … 1,160 more words

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