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Dr. Louis Falo holds a microneedle array that contains the spike protein that researchers say triggers antibodies against the COVID-19 illness. (Photo: University of Pittsburgh)

Coronavirus Cure?

Pitt’s COVID-19 Vaccine Successful in Trials In two previous viral outbreaks, spanning almost 20 years, researchers at the University of Pittsburgh worked to develop vaccines.   That experience served them well in the race to develop a preventative treatment for the
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Woman in bed holding a cup of tea and blowing her nose. (Photo: Shutterstock)

Worst in Decades

Flu Season Off to an Unusually Early Start As flu season enters 2020, the influenza B strain of the flu virus has arrived earlier than normal making this year’s season off to an “atypically” early start, said Dr. Richard Webby, a member of the Infectious Diseases Department at
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A teen girl getting a vaccine from a black female doctor while her father watches. (Photo: Getty Images)

Measles Resurgence

Protect Yourself & Others Against Measles The United States is experiencing its largest measles outbreak since the virus was eliminated in 2000. As of Friday, May 17, 880 cases of measles have been reported in 24 states, according to the Centers for Disease Control and
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