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Polio almost eradicated. Here’s why we can’t simply ‘declare victory’

So far this year, there have been six known cases of polio infection, in Afghanistan and Pakistan—two of the three countries left ...
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Why polio remains surprisingly hard to eradicate

Polio retains a foothold in Pakistan—and will likely continue to do so as long as basic health services are neglected ...
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Fighting antibiotic ‘superbugs’—DNA sequencing helps in the battle

The successful effort to contain an outbreak of the bacterium Staphylococcus aureus (S. aureus) at a UK hospital demonstrates the ...
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Genetics brought to bear in fight against modern cholera outbreaks

Although cholera is a disease that is thought of as mostly extinct, it still persists today in underdeveloped areas. The ...