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The microbiota as a barrier against rotavirus

A segmented filamentous bacterium found in the microbiota of some mice gives them the ability to resist rotavirus-induced infections. A more frequent renewal of the intestinal epithelium could explain this barrier effect.   When a virus enters the digestive tract and is about to infect in...
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The intestinal microbiota could increase rotavirus vaccine effectiveness

Preliminary results suggest that targeted changes in the intestinal microbiota could improve rotavirus vaccine immunogenicity, which is decreasing in developing countries where prevalence of this disease is highest.   Rotavirus vaccination, although effective in Western countries, is much...
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Link between intestinal microbiota and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)

Post-infectious irritable bowel syndrome is related to a lasting change in the gut microbiota diversity which promotes intestinal permeability, inflammation and enteric nervous system disturbances.   Post-infectious irritable bowel syndrome (PI-IBS) occurs in around 10% of cases after an ...
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Infectious diarrhea

The intestinal equilibrium is significantly affected in cases of infectious diarrhea. Studying the microbial ecosystem over the course of the infection has resulted in notable progress in the treatment of this disorder.
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