We speak to Rebecca Prevots, from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, who discusses her current research projects, the importance of epidemiology in studying infectious diseases and also the challenges this field currently faces.
Browsing: Risk Factor
A newly identified genetic variation in the IFITM3 gene has been associated with the severity of influenza in US patients, and could have predictive value to identify high-risk individuals.
Researchers have discovered that low levels of vitamin A are associated with a 10-fold increase in the risk of developing tuberculosis among household contacts of TB patients.
Recent studies suggest that the risk of a heart attack could be increased 17-fold during the 7 days after a respiratory infection.
International collaborative research has analyzed Ebola virus genomes from the 2013–2016 outbreak, uncovering the role of factors such as language and distance between cities.