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2013-05-13 23:01:31

Findings published in The Lancet can guide prevention, treatment and research on diarrheal diseases, which claim the lives of 800,000 children annually. The study was coordinated by the University of Maryland School of Medicine´s Center for Vaccine Development. Baltimore. MD (PRWEB) May 13, 2013 A new international study published today in The Lancet provides the clearest picture yet of the impact and most common causes of diarrheal diseases, the second leading killer of young children...

New Genetic Path To Deadly Diarrheal Disease Discovered
2012-06-12 15:46:42

Scientists have found new genetic information that shows how harmful bacteria cause the acute diarrheal disease shigellosis, which kills more than a million people worldwide each year. The research, which could lead to the development of future treatments, was published today in the journal PLoS ONE. The study was led by Ohio University scientist Erin Murphy and doctoral student William Broach, with contributions from University of Nevada, Las Vegas and University of Texas at Austin...

2008-07-12 06:00:28

By Misti Crane, The Columbus Dispatch, Ohio Jul. 12--Yet another diarrhea-inducing illness is plaguing Franklin County, and this time it is highly infectious and easily spread from person to person. City and county health officials have seen a spike in cases of shigellosis, an infection with bacteria that live in feces. Toddlers, especially those who are potty training, are particularly prone to spreading infection. Transmission at day-care centers and in kiddie pools is a prime...


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tessitura
  • The prevailing range of a vocal or instrumental part, within which most of the tones lie.
This word is Italian in origin and comes from the Latin 'textura,' web, structure.