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Georgia researchers study new flu virus

...publishing their intent to conduct the new work on it, Dr. S. Mark Tompkins said. Tompkins is an associate professor of infectious diseases at the University of Georgia and a project leader in the Influenza Pathogenesis & Immunology Research Center...
MCG, UGA team up on research

...H5N1 avian flu, which has long been watched as a potential cause of pandemic flu, said Ralph A. Tripp, a professor of infectious disease and Georgia Research Alliance Eminent Scholar at UGA. That virus is a concern because it carries a mutation...
Antibiotic-resistant strain of syphilis is spreading

...suggests that this mutation is pretty widely distributed geographically," said Sheila A. Lukehart, research professor of infectious diseases. The percentage of samples from San Francisco with the mutant strain jumped from 4 percent in 1999-2002...
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AIDS toll greater among blacks

...medical institutions that will benefit their communities. "We need the funding here," said Linda Frank, a professor of infectious diseases who works with the AIDS training center. "We have to grow our own clinical services." Treating HIV in...
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Study: children under 5 should be vaccinated against typhoid

...infrequently in children under 5. Nobody has really studied this age group," said Dr. George Griffin, a professor of infectious diseases and medicine at St. George's Hospital Medical School in London, who was not connected with the study...
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Women may need earlier HIV treatment

...influence the AIDS virus' reproduction rate in the two sexes, suggested Homayoon Farzadegan, an associate professor of infectious disease epidemiology at the public health school. For instance, a chemical messenger produced by white blood cells...
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