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 New strain of HIV discovered and sequencedNew strain of HIV discovered and sequenced
 
Researchers have for the first time in twenty years come upon a new strain of HIV or Human Immunodeficiency Virus. This strain is a part of the Group M type of HIV-1. HIV-1 is the causative agent of worldwide HIV infections.
 
   Tightening of Ebola care practice rules following survivor’s deathTightening of Ebola care practice rules following survivor’s death
 
Guidelines for the safe care of Ebola patients are being looked over after a patient's death due to a second infection from Ebola.
 
   Measles resets children’s immune systems to a “baby-like” stateMeasles resets children’s immune systems to a “baby-like” state
 
New studies have shown that measles can compromise the immune system’s ability to fight off other future infections.
 
 A child died from Pneumonia every 39 seconds last year, poorest families most affected
 
A child died from Pneumonia every 39 seconds last year, poorest families most affectedNew data has revealed that over 800,000 children died from pneumonia last year and that the poorest of society are most at risk.
 
 
 The first locally transmitted cases of Zika have been confirmed in Europe
 
The first locally transmitted cases of Zika have been confirmed in EuropeThe first native cases of Zika virus have been confirmed in Europe. Experts are calling it a wake-up call as warming global temperatures could lead to more cases across the continent.
 
 
 Uncovering the secret weapon of rabies viruses
 
Uncovering the secret weapon of rabies virusesIn a new study published in the journal Cell Reports, scientists have discovered the exact site at which the immune system is disabled by the rabies virus, opening the way for a new and highly effective means of rabies prevention. This is a long-awaited discovery and could transform the field of rabies immunization.