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Do You Know the Hepatits ABCs?

Not much about the family of hepatitis viruses is as simple as ABC. Test yourself on a few of the fine points, here.



Respiratory syncytial virus may account for up to 5% of adult community acquired pneumonias. We may need more than one RSV vaccine.

Respiratory syncytial virus is common and most babies will have had it by age 2 years. Why can't we make a vaccine?

Imagine a US lottery where the prize money funds an NIH flu program. Now imagine, as the NIH head, you get to choose the program.

What is the acceptable balance between benefit and risk to prevent a vaccine's being pulled from the market? See what you recall about these 3 cases.

The mysteries of Zika persist but the tragic similarity between the measles and this virus is that both are devastating to a fetus.

Rubeola, roseola, rubella -- oh my! See what you know about traditional lay terms for these diseases and how they are similar and different.

Why is receiving a vaccination a bit like entering a lottery? Our author uses the 2014 measles outbreak in California to illustrate.


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