July 11, 20147112014
Researchers Assess New Way to Boost Polio Immunity
Polio is history in
much of the world, but remains common in places like Afghanistan,
Nigeria and Pakistan. Giving vaccinated children an extra dose of
inactivated polio vaccine could boost their immunity and help
eradicate the highly infectious disease, a new study suggests.
Mississippi Girl Thought Cured of HIV Shows Signs of Infection
A Mississippi girl
born with HIV who was thought to be cured by immediate and
aggressive drug treatment has relapsed, with new tests showing
detectable levels of the AIDS-causing virus in her bloodstream,
disappointed federal officials announced Thursday afternoon.