Friday, March 16, 2007

Rotavirus, Chagas, TB

Headlines: Click on the links below for good news on RotaTeq vaccine, bad news on Chagas disease and promising results on new TB blood tests.

Rotavius: Merck's RotaTeq Vaccine Not Linked to Dangerous GI side-effect (CDC/MMWR)

Chagas Disease: Chagas parasite threatens U.S. blood supply (Los Angeles Times)

Tuberculosis: New blood tests better than tuberculin skin test at detecting TB (Washington Post) See also S. Arend, A. Bossink et al in the Am. Journal of Respiratory and Clinical Care Medicine

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