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Norovirus Burden May Decrease With Pediatric Vaccinations

Childhood vaccination for norovirus may reduce the community burden of norovirus outbreaks, according to a study published in Clinical Infectious Diseases. Norovirus is the leading cause of acute gastroenteritis in the United States, causing an estimated 20 million illnesses each year. Norovirus affects all age groups; however, severe illness is most likely to occur in…
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Improved Cognition Linked to Changes in Microbiota After Fecal Transplant in Hepatic Encephalopathy

Beneficial changes in microbial composition and functionality with capsular fecal microbiota transplant lead to improved cognition in patients with cirrhosis and recurrent hepatic encephalopathy, according to study data presented at The American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases’ The Liver Meeting 2019, held November 8 to 12 in Boston, Massachusetts. In order to determine…
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