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    Accelerated viral dynamics in bat cell lines, with implications for zoonotic emergence

    Cara E Brook et al.
    Bats' uniquely robust innate antiviral immune defenses select for faster transmitting viruses likely to generate extreme virulence upon spillover to secondary hosts with immune systems divergent from those of bat.
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    Estimated effectiveness of symptom and risk screening to prevent the spread of COVID-19

    Katelyn Gostic et al.
    Even in the best-case scenario, screening for COVID-19 misses well over half of infected travellers.
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    Estimating effectiveness of case-area targeted response interventions against cholera in Haiti

    Edwige Michel et al.
    Case-area targeted interventions conducted by rapid response teams appeared significantly effective to mitigate and shorten local cholera outbreaks in the Centre department of Haiti in 2015-2017.
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    Potential impact of outpatient stewardship interventions on antibiotic exposures of common bacterial pathogens

    Christine Tedijanto et al.
    Antibiotic stewardship in the outpatient setting can substantially reduce exposures of potential pathogens to common antibiotics, and complementary efforts are needed to reduce remaining exposures that occur in 'necessary' contexts.
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    Previously undetected super-spreading of Mycobacterium tuberculosis revealed by deep sequencing

    Robyn S Lee et al.
    Incorporating within-host diversity in transmission, as identified by deep sequencing, can significantly change previously-held inferences, with major implications for genomic studies of transmission in tuberculosis and other pathogens as well.
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    Body height in young adult men and risk of dementia later in adult life

    Terese Sara Høj Jørgensen et al.
    Taller body height in young adulthood, as marker of early-life environment, is associated with lower risk of dementia diagnosis independently of cognitive reserve and family factors shared among brothers.
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    Longitudinal trajectories, correlations and mortality associations of nine biological ages across 20-years follow-up

    Xia Li et al.
    Biological ages have the potential to provide aging-related information beyond chronological age and can be predictive of mortality independently of both chronological age and different types of biological ages.
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    Mortality: The challenges of estimating biological age

    Alexey Moskalev
    A comparison of nine different approaches over a period of 20 years reveals the most promising indicators for biological age.
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    Zika seroprevalence declines and neutralizing antibodies wane in adults following outbreaks in French Polynesia and Fiji

    Alasdair D Henderson et al.
    A combination of eight serological surveys shows a decline in seroprevalence over a two-year period following the first reports of Zika transmission in Fiji and French Polynesia.
    1. Epidemiology and Global Health
    2. Microbiology and Infectious Disease

    Transmission dynamics and control of multidrug-resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae in neonates in a developing country

    Thomas Crellen et al.
    Colonisation with resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae in a Cambodian neonatal unit is driven by person-to-person transmission, transmissibility varies by sequence type, and antibiotic consumption generally increases the risk of acquisition.