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    Hand, Foot, and Mouth Disease

    Hand, foot, and mouth disease (HFMD) is a viral illness commonly affecting infants and children, although it can also occur in adults. The disease is usually caused by enteroviruses, most commonly the Coxsackievirus A16. Other enteroviruses, such as enterovirus 71, can also be...

  • Intestinal Microbiome - EnteroScan®

    Asthma and the Gut Microbiome

    Asthma affects millions of children worldwide from a very young age, but the risk factors for the condition are poorly understood. Two new studies show that gut microbes may play an important role in protecting children from asthma, a finding that could lead to new strategies to...

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    Group A Streptococcus

    Group A streptococcus is a Gram-positive coccus that appears to be arranged in chains under the microscope (Streptococcus pyogenes). It is responsible for a number of human diseases such as strep throat (acute pharyngitis) and skin and soft tissue infections such as impetigo and...