National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease

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The agency of the US National Institutes of Health that conducts and sponsors research on diseases caused by infectious pathogens, disorders of the immune system, allergies, and related problems. There are special groups that focus on major important specific diseases, including tuberculosis, malaria, and HIV/AIDS. See http://www.niaid.nih.gov/default.htm for details of programs and activities.

Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology.

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