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  1. Ash dieback

    November 2012

    Ash dieback is an infectious disease of ash trees caused by a microscopic fungus, Chalara fraxinea.

  2. Legionnaires' disease

    September 2012

    Watch the Hot Topic Lecture: Legionnaires' disease - dead legs and shower heads, which featured at the Society for General Microbiology Autumn Conference held at University of Warwick, 3-5 September 2012.

  3. Malaria

    August 2012

    Malaria is an infectious disease caused by a single-celled parasitic organism, Plasmodium, which infects the blood and liver.

  4. Couch potato or elite athlete?

    July 2012

    Watch Mike Gleeson's talk: Fighting Fit - how exercise affects your immunity and susceptibility to infection

  5. Schmallenberg

    March 2012

    Watch the Hot Topic Lecture Schmallenberg virus - fact from fiction, which featured at the Society for General Microbiology Spring Conference 2012 held at the Convention Centre Dublin, 26-29 March 2012.

  6. Tuberculosis

    February 2012

    Tuberculosis is a bacterial disease that caused illness in an estimated 8.8 million people globally in 2010 and led to 1.45 million deaths.

  7. Viruses and cancer

    January 2012

    Viruses and Cancer: Worldwide, viruses are associated with the development of around 15% of cancers. In 2010, viruses were found to be linked to around 9,750 (3%) cancer cases in the UK, with human papillomavirus (HPV) responsible for around half of these.

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