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Fear of more dangerous second Zika, dengue infections unfounded in monkeys

August 1, 2019

As outbreaks on Pacific islands and in the Americas in recent years made Zika virus a pressing public health concern, the Zika virus’s close similarity to dengue presented the possibility that one infection may exacerbate the other.

Clinical trial begins to test universal vaccine against canine cancer

May 3, 2019

Dogs started receiving a vaccine against cancer this week in a clinical trial at UW–Madison. If the vaccine works in dogs, it may not only provide a new strategy for addressing a critical canine health concern, it might also work in people.

Human respiratory viruses continue to spread in wild chimpanzees

January 18, 2019

Less than two years after the first report of wild chimpanzees in Uganda dying as a result of a human “common cold” virus, a new study has identified two other respiratory viruses of human origin in chimpanzee groups in the same forest.