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Respiratory syncytial virus vaccine development is making great strides

Respiratory syncytial virus vaccine development is making great strides

In this pre-winter period, everyone has heard of respiratory infections and, in particular, infant bronchiolitis and its main culprit, the respiratory syncytial virus (RSV). This virus, which circulates actively from autumn to spring, infects 90% of children during the first two years of their life. In some cases, the consequences can be serious: the infection …

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Detection of the polio virus in wastewater in England: analysis by Public Health France

Detection of the polio virus in wastewater in England: analysis by Public Health France

The World Health Organization (WHO) confirmed Wednesday, June 22 the detection of polioviruses derived from a type 2 vaccine strain, in samples of wastewater taken as part of surveillance. This wastewater treatment plant is located in London and drains a population pool of 4 million people. A vaccine-derived poliovirus (VDPV) is an attenuated strain of …

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New hope in the fight against cancer: a genetically modified virus can increase the life expectancy of children with brain tumors

New hope in the fight against cancer: a genetically modified virus can increase the life expectancy of children with brain tumors

Each year in Europe, more than 35,000 new cases of childhood cancer are diagnosed and 6,000 children die from it. The breakthrough made by Spanish researchers concerns infiltrating glioma of the brainstem (GITC). In France, nearly 50 children are affected each year, as many girls as boys, making GITC a rare tumour. The discovery of …

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