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Human infection (or challenge) studies involve the intentional administration of a pathogen (challenge agent)...

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The first results from the world's first SARS-CoV-2 human challenge study have been published as a pre-print...

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A Perspectives piece on how WHO recommendations were implemented to set up the world's first human challenge...

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Diarrhoea continues to be one of the leading causes of death among children worldwide (nearly half a...

Bordetella pertussis growing on agar

October 1784, Thomas Jefferson (known as the Founding Father of the United States and author of the...

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The first results from the world's first SARS-CoV-2 human challenge study have been published as a pre-print. https://www.researchsquare.com/article/rs-1121993/v1 

The British Society for Immunology are providing reliable, evidence-based information on immunity, COVID-19 and vaccines to everyone who needs or wants it.

To be more accessible to diverse communities as part of this effort, they have translated some of their educational resources on immunity, COVID-19 and vaccines into different languages, including Arabic, Spanish and Yiddish.

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S. pyogenes controlled human challenge model

Streptococcus pyogenes is a leading cause of infection-related morbidity and mortality. A reinvigorated vaccine development effort calls for new clinically relevant human S pyogenes experimental infection models to support proof of concept evaluation of candidate vaccines.

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