Vaccines and Antibodies: Weapons in the Fight...
AuthorsPatrice Debré, Marie Neunez, Michel Goldman
One Hundred Years of BCG: The World’s Most Widely...
AuthorsRachel Tanner, Helen McShane
Vaccination of Pregnant Women: Protecting Babies...
AuthorsKirsten Maertens, Marjolein Orije, Elke Leuridan
How Do We Find the Source of Foodborne Superbug...
AuthorsJoy Scaria, Shruti Menon, Maristela Rovai
Sepsis: When a Simple Infection Becomes Deadly
AuthorsAndrew G. Farthing, Jessie Howell, J. Kenneth Baillie, Taya...
Clostridium difficile: Bacteria That Can Infect...
Antimicrobial Peptides and How to Find Them
AuthorsBarbara Spellerberg, Ludger Ständker, Rüdiger Groß, Jan...
Natural Bacteria Killers: How Bacteriophages Find...
AuthorsFloricel Gonzalez, Birgit E. Scharf
Meningococcal Vaccines: A Technological Revolution
AuthorsSimone Pecetta, Vega Masignani, Mariagrazia Pizza, Rino...
Drug Repurposing: A Quick and Easy Way of Finding...
AuthorsÁlvaro Mourenza, Natalia Bravo-Santano, José A. Gil, Luís M...
Human Papillomavirus Is Dangerous—But a Vaccine...
AuthorsMarie Neunez, Susan Nasif, Pierre R. Smeesters, Hilde...
What Is Whooping Cough and How Can We Protect...
Antimicrobial Resistance: A Tale of Nasty Enemies...
AuthorsFabiola Vacca, Dario Cardamone, Marco Troisi, Claudia Sala...
The Fungus Among Us: Why the Treatment of Fungal...
AuthorsKatrin Haupt, Lysett Wagner, Antje Häder, Slavena Vylkova
A Moldy Way to Fight Infections—Through Metal...
AuthorsJessica Berry, Cristiane A. Ottoni, Marta Filipa Simões
COVID-19, The Quarantine-Virus Disease
AuthorsHilde Stevens, Marie Neunez
COVID-19: Fighting a Virus Gone Viral
AuthorsDaniel Montelongo-Jauregui, Ahmed S. Sultan, Taissa Vila...
What Is COVID-19?
AuthorsGabriela Gama Freire Alberca, Iara Grigoletto Fernandes...
Dangerous Slimes: How Bacterial Biofilms Make You...
AuthorsHervé Poilvache, Françoise Van Bambeke
Superbugs Among Us: Who They Are and What Can You...
AuthorsMaria Letícia Bonatelli, Laura Maria Andrade Oliveira...
Why Vaccines Do Not Work Without Trust
Bacteriophages: Viruses That Infect Bacteria
Why Is Measles Vaccination So Important?
AuthorsEmma Slack, Markus Arnoldini, Daniela Latorre, Selma Aslani...
The Intestinal Universe—Full of Gut Heroes Who...
AuthorsBahtiyar Yilmaz, Joana C. Carvalho, Marta Marialva
Flu Fighters: How Children Who Get the Nasal...
AuthorsAlice Halliday, Mica Roan Tolosa-Wright, Aime Afua Boakye...
Vaccines, Shots That Protect You
AuthorsMarie Neunez, Michel Goldman, Sylvie Goldman, Paul-Henri...
Fighting Bacteria: How Can We Prevent...
About this collectionWe are delighted to say that this amazing Collection is also available in French. You can download the French eBook here. We would like to thank those at the I3H Institute for their efforts in translating these articles.
The evolution of human beings has been shaped to a large extent by microbes. A number of microbes are innocuous or even contribute to our health equilibrium. This is the case of bacteria and viral phages present in our gut. However, several bacteria, viruses, parasites, and fungi are damaging our bodies, causing a number of acute and chronic diseases. Until recently, these bugs represented the main causes of death. Better hygiene, vaccines, antibiotics and other anti-microbial drugs have resulted in a better control or cure of many infections. However, malaria, tuberculosis, and AIDS still represent major threats in several countries and the recent epidemics of Ebola and Zika demonstrate how vulnerable we are to newly emerging viruses. Furthermore, diarrhea and pneumonia caused by bacteria or viruses still kill millions of children worldwide. Most importantly, bacteria resistant to existing antibiotics are multiplying at a high pace and these superbugs are expected to kill more and more people in the coming years.
Clearly, we need to develop more effective approaches to tackle bugs and superbugs. Better hygiene and better vaccine coverage must be considered first and education of kids is essential in this respect. This is the main objective of this series of papers to be published in Frontiers for Young Minds under the heading «How to fight bugs and superbugs? ». Another key objective of the collection is to elicit the interest of children for research on innovative anti-microbial therapies and vaccines.
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