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Sep, 2018

Venetonight 2018 – The European Researchers’ Night

 

On 28th September, in over 340 cities all across Europe and in neighbouring countries, EU-funded scientists will present their work to the public through fun learning activities. European Researchers’ Night is an open science event that makes science and the work of scientists familiar to audiences all over Europe. Over the course of the day and throughout the night, children, adolescents, adults, older people, students and entrepreneurs can get to know more about science through workshops, meetings with researchers, lectures and laboratory visits.

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Sep, 2018

UNICEF report – “Women: At the heart of the HIV response for children”

 

UNICEF’s new report, Women: At the heart of the HIV response for children, highlights the sobering fact that, contrary to popular opinion, the AIDS crisis is far from over. Even as the disease beats a slow retreat due to the significant and commendable progress on many fronts in the last decade, it still strikes at people of all ages, including babies, young children and particularly adolescents.

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Sep, 2018

World Sepsis Day – 13th Sept. 2018

 

Today is World Sepsis Day! Held on September 13th every year, it is and is an opportunity for people worldwide to unite in the fight against sepsis. Sepsis accounts for at least 8 million deaths worldwide annually.

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Sep, 2018

Investigating vertical transmission of chikungunya, dengue and zika virus infection: a prospective observational cohort study of pregnant women and infants in Jamaica

 

Authors: Christie CD, Thorne C, Anzinger J, Bailey H, Palmer P, Morgan O, Bryan L, Mair S, Pierre R, Onyonyor A, Mitchell P, Melbourne-Chambers R, Webster-Kerr K, Lindo J, Lundin R, Brown D, Bispo A, Nastouli E, Giaquinto C Published in: International Symposium on Zika Virus Research, June 4th – 6th 2018, Marseille – France      

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Sep, 2018

Evidence for mother-to-child transmission of Zika virus through breast milk

 

Authors: Blohm GM, Lednicky JA, Márquez M, et al. Published in: Clin Infect Dis. 2018;66(7):1120-1121 Abstract Zikavirus (ZIKV) is an emerging viral pathogen that continues to spread throughout different regions of the world. Herein we report a case that provides further evidence that ZIKV transmission can occur through breastfeeding by providing a detailed clinical, genomic, and virological case-based description.

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