Cover ImageThree-dimensional, computer-generated image of a group of Streptococcus pyogenes bacteria arranged in chains. Researchers find that an S. pyogenes clade outcompeted other strains due to increased environmental persistence and transmission (see p. 56). (U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention-Medical Illustrator.)
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Cover ImageVaccines are crucial for controlling the spread of influenza, but currently are only effective against a limited mix of strains. A universal vaccine remains elusive, but progress is being made (see p. 433). (Image © James King-Holmes/ Science Source.)
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