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Smoking, drinking and eating: public health should not be all about the individual

Diseases linked to smoking tobacco, a lack of exercise, drinking alcohol and eating unhealthily are on the rise, even though we have more information …

It’s all around us: Three scientists on how the microbiome shapes our world

Plus: Why you shouldn’t give probiotics to your dog.<p>You are never really alone. On your skin, in your nose, in every inch of your personal space, you …

Ebola is scary, but antibiotic resistance should scare us more

Ebola is the stuff of nightmares. It causes profuse bleeding and organ failure and has a high mortality rate. But while the grim spectacle of dying patients in treatment centres in the affected African countries has stoked fears, cases in the west have been extremely rare in spite of a spate of …

Epidemiologic data and pathogen genome sequences: a powerful synergy for public health

Abstract<p>Epidemiologists aim to inform the design of public health interventions with evidence on the evolution, emergence and spread of infectious …

How Bacteria In The Gut Help Fight Off Viruses

If it was a snake, it would have bitten us.<p>The secret to stopping a deadly stomach virus may be sitting right there in our guts, scientists reported Thursday in the journal <i>Science</i>. Or more specifically, the treatment is in our microbiome — the trillions of bacteria that inconspicuously hang out in …

Whole genome sequencing reveals potential spread of Clostridium difficile between humans and farm animals in the Netherlands, 2002 to 2011

<i>Farm animals are a potential reservoir for human Clostridium difficile infection (CDI), particularly PCR ribotype 078 which is frequently found in</i> …

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Protecting U.S. livestock from infectious diseases

The livestock industry, a major source of our nation’s food supply and an important element of the U.S. economy, relies heavily on scientific research to keep cattle, goats, sheep and other farm animals free of infectious diseases.<p>Helping lead this effort at the U.S. Department of Agriculture …