Virus Health News

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8/15/2014
Scope of Ebola Outbreak May Be Greater Than Statistics Show: WHO

Officials say new treatment centers in Liberia overflowing with patients

8/15/2014
Vaccine Shows Promise Against Mosquito-Borne Virus

Volunteers developed antibodies to chikungunya in first human trial, but shot for public use 5 years away, researcher says

8/8/2014
First Ebola Vaccine Could Be Less Than a Year Away, Scientist Says

A potential antibody treatment for those already infected is also in the works

8/6/2014
Fears of U.S. Ebola Outbreak Unwarranted, Experts Say

Virus doesn't transmit easily and medical care in United States is greatly superior to that in West Africa

8/4/2014
Hepatitis C Could Become Rare Disease in 20 Years: Study

Newer medications, better screening would fuel the trend, researcher says

8/4/2014
Experimental Serum May Have Been Key to Recovery of 2 Ebola Patients: Reports

Meanwhile, patient at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City being tested for the virus

7/31/2014
There's No Ebola Cure, But Early Intensive Treatment Boosts Survival

Virus launches assault on multiple organs, keeping patients hydrated is often key, experts say

7/31/2014
Cold Sore Virus Active Without Symptoms, Study Finds

Research reveals ongoing struggle in the cells of infected people

7/17/2014
1st Case of Locally Acquired Chikungunya Virus Reported in U.S.

Patient is unidentified Florida man; mosquito-borne illness can be painful but is seldom fatal, CDC says

7/11/2014
Dengue Fever Vaccine Shows Some Promise in Trial

But experts would still like to see a more effective vaccine developed

6/25/2014
Hepatitis C Infection May Have 'Silver Lining' for Transplant Patients

Infected people who need new organ might have less need for immune-suppressing drugs, study finds

6/25/2014
Persistent Cough in Kids Can Often Be Whooping Cough

In British study, 1 in 5 cases of chronic hacking turned out to be the respiratory ailment

6/20/2014
Mosquito-Borne Chikungunya Virus May Be Headed for U.S.

So far, cases of the painful illness have been imported, but that may not last for long, experts say

6/18/2014
Health Tip: Preventing the Spread of Norovirus

Wash hands frequently, especially before preparing or serving food

5/28/2014
CDC: 3rd Suspected MERS Case Was False Alarm

Thorough blood tests found no sign of infection in Illinois man, agency says

5/19/2014
Florida MERS Patient Released From Hospital

He's a 44-year-old health care worker from Saudi Arabia, the epicenter of the MERS outbreak

5/19/2014
Third U.S. Man Tests Positive for MERS Virus, CDC Reports

He was business associate of health care worker diagnosed with the first U.S. case, but shows no signs of illness

5/14/2014
MERS Not Yet a Public Health Emergency: WHO

U.N. agency says the virus, concentrated in the Middle East, doesn't seem to spread easily among people

5/13/2014
2 Florida Hospital Workers Who Treated MERS Patient Fall Ill

Testing for the potentially fatal respiratory infection is underway, officials say

5/12/2014
2nd MERS Case Identified in U.S.

Like first patient, this patient had been health care worker in Saudi Arabia, epicenter of outbreak

5/6/2014
MERS Can Be Transmitted From Camel to Human, Study Confirms

Vienna virologists report finding coronavirus almost identical in both from same region

4/14/2014
As African Ebola Outbreak Spreads, Hopes for Vaccine Remain Years Away

There are promising avenues of research, but sporadic nature of outbreaks makes testing difficult

4/3/2014
Could Coffee Lower Death Risk From Liver Cirrhosis?

Large study from China suggests 2 daily cups might offer protection in cases of non-viral hepatitis

4/3/2014
Stroke Risk Spikes Shortly After Shingles Episode: Study

But getting antiviral meds to treat painful rash lowers chances of brain attack, researchers add

3/31/2014
HIV-Positive Inmates Benefit From Drug Treatment, Study Says

Suppressing virus during jail time might reduce its spread after release, researchers suggest

3/19/2014
Hepatitis C Patients With HIV May Face Higher Risk of Liver Disease

Study's finding held true even for those doing well on treatment for AIDS-causing virus

2/28/2014
Blacks Respond Better to German Measles Vaccine, Study Contends

Future immunization research may target specific groups or individuals, scientist says

2/25/2014
MERS Virus That Threatens Humans Also Found in Camels

The respiratory virus has been infecting dromedaries for at least 20 years, researchers say

2/24/2014
Mysterious Polio-Like Illness Strikes Kids in California

Only a small number of cases identified, experts say, with no clear common cause

2/13/2014
Could Infections Harm Memory in Older Adults?

Early study found connection between exposure to microbes, poorer scores on mental-ability tests

2/10/2014
West Nile Virus Has Cost U.S. Nearly $800 Million: CDC

Researchers tallied costs in health care, lost productivity over 14 years

2/4/2014
Expectant Mothers' Colds May Affect Baby

Exposures in womb might raise risk of asthma, allergies in childhood, study suggests

1/30/2014
College Students Should Get a Flu Shot

Dorm living, large classes increase their exposure to the virus, doctor notes

1/15/2014
Most With Hepatitis C May Soon Find Hope in New Treatments

Two studies suggest pill cocktails may one day replace injections altogether

1/14/2014
Common Infant Vaccine Tied to Slight Rise in Risk for Bowel Complication

But chances of complication much lower than with previous rotavirus vaccine, studies show

1/14/2014
When a Common Cold Becomes More Dangerous for Kids

New study clarifies risk factors for lung disease

1/10/2014
U.S. Flu Cases Continue to Climb

Southwestern states hardest hit, but infections still not at epidemic levels, CDC says

1/3/2014
Younger Adults Who've Had Shingles May Face Higher Stroke Risk

Study also found increased odds of heart attack, mini-stroke in older adults years after infection

12/17/2013
Deadly MERS Virus Detected in Camels

But it's not clear what role animals play in its transmission to humans

12/5/2013
Measles Still a Threat, U.S. Health Officials Warn

Sporadic outbreaks caused by travelers to countries without vaccination programs, doctors say

12/3/2013
New HIV Strain May Move to AIDS More Quickly: Study

Researchers say period from infection to disease takes about 5 years

11/26/2013
Swine Flu's Death Toll May Be Much Higher Than Thought

Study updates estimate from 2009 pandemic to nearly 203,000 deaths worldwide

11/26/2013
New Clues to How Long-Term Drug Therapy Keeps HIV at Bay

Small study finds little or no replication of the virus in its hiding places; early treatment may be best

11/25/2013
FDA Approves New Treatment for Hepatitis C Infection

Olysio may cut down on side effects while achieving good responses in patients, experts say

11/14/2013
Taiwan Woman 1st Human Infected With New Strain of Bird Flu

Scientists aren't sure about the potential threat posed by the H6N1 virus

11/6/2013
Study Finds Too Few With Hepatitis C Start or Stick With Treatment

Interferon injections don't always work, but new therapies on the way, experts say

10/31/2013
HIV Resistance Mapped by Gene Researchers

Some people have natural defenses that weaken power of virus, study authors say

10/21/2013
Breast Milk Bought Online May Contain Harmful Germs: Study

Nearly three-quarters of samples from an Internet milk-sharing site contained microbes that could make a baby sick

10/21/2013
Researchers Discover How Flu Gains Foothold in the Body

Mouse study illustrates the virus' bold attack on the immune system

10/17/2013
Scientists Rewrite Germ's Genetic Code

Aim is to redesign natural biological systems for useful purposes