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The group reports evidence that ancient Egyptians suffered from schistosomiasis, a disease that afflicts up to 300 million people around the globe.
Although CJD afflicts just 1 in 1 million people worldwide each year, the new cases have touched off a panic in Europe, prompting a widespread ban on imports of British beef and the decision to slaughter 11 million apparently healthy cattle in the United Kingdom.
New drug treatment approaches can markedly reduce the incidence of one of the most common infections that afflicts patients with advanced AIDS, according to two new studies.
Since then, the researchers have shown that NSP4 afflicts mice in much the same way that rotavirus afflicts mice-and humans.
In this country, the condition primarily afflicts an estimated 80,000 African Americans, and 1 in 12 African American babies is born with a genetic tendency for passing on the disease.