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This Web site is provided as a public service by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, National Institutes of Health.

Information presented on this Web site is considered public information and may be distributed or copied with some exceptions. For more information on image and text reuse, see Copyright and Reuse of Graphics and Text.

For site management, information is collected for statistical purposes and scheduled for regular disposal in accordance with the National Archives and Records Management Guidance. This government computer system uses software programs to create summary statistics, which are used for such purposes as assessing what information is of most and least interest, determining technical design requirements, and identifying system performance and problem areas. Except where it may be required for authorized law enforcement investigations, no other attempts will be made to identify individual users or their usage habits.

For site security purposes and to ensure that this server remains available to users, this government computer system employs software programs to monitor network traffic to identify unauthorized attempts to upload or change information, or otherwise cause damage. By accessing this Web site, you expressly consent to monitoring of this site for unauthorized activities. Unauthorized attempts to upload information or change information on this service are strictly prohibited and may be punishable under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act of 1986 and the National Information Infrastructure Protection Act.

This site may include among its services discussion forums or comment areas in which users are invited to submit comments. In some cases, personal identifier information such as name or e-mail address is requested or required. This information may be posted for public access along with the submitted comments and messages which it accompanies. In all cases, participation is strictly voluntary and no other use is made of the information.

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