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U.S. Shuts Down Risky Novel Animal Virus Research Program

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The U.S. government has shut down a research program that searches for new animal viruses in Asia, Africa and Latin America that have the potential to infect humans and cause a  pandemic. The $125 million dollar research program called Discovery and Exploration of Emerging Pathogens- Viral Zoonoses (DEEP VZN) focused on the study of novel […]

Polio-like Guillain-Barré Syndrome on the Rise in Peru

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The government of Peru declared a 90-day health emergency earlier this month following an outbreak of Guillain-Barré Syndrome (GBS) that has killed at least four people in the country. According to the Institute of Neurological Sciences (INCN) in Lima, Peru, the emergency was declared because the cases “have unusual and atypical characteristics that require rapid […]

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