Virus Health News

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9/12/2014
American Ebola Survivor Gives Blood to Infected Health-Care Colleague

The hope is antibodies in the survivor's blood will help fight the often deadly virus in the recipient

9/10/2014
Gates Foundation Gives $50M to Fight Ebola Outbreak in Africa

Meanwhile, two American aid workers infected in West Africa continue treatments at U.S. hospitals

9/9/2014
4th U.S. Ebola Patient Airlifted to Atlanta Hospital

Unidentified doctor was flown out of West Africa after contracting deadly virus

9/8/2014
Latest U.S. Ebola Patient Getting Better, Doctors Report

Dr. Rick Sacra remains in stable condition at an isolation unit at Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha

9/8/2014
Respiratory Virus Hitting Kids in at Least 12 States

Health officials concerned about a wider outbreak, urge good hygiene to limit exposure

9/8/2014
Novel Ebola Vaccine Shows Potential in Monkey Trial

Findings prompted start of first human trial of vaccine last week, officials say

9/7/2014
U.S. Ebola Patient Gets Hospital Visit From Wife, Son

Dr. Rick Sacra in stable condition at an isolation unit at Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha

9/5/2014
Third U.S. Aid Worker Infected With Ebola Arrives in Nebraska

Dr. Rick Sacra will be treated at an isolation unit at Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha

9/4/2014
U.S. Launches Ebola Vaccine Trial

2 women got the inoculation, which is only being tested for safety at this point

9/3/2014
Ebola Outbreak Still Not Under Control: Officials

World Health Organization says $600 million needed to contain the virus in West Africa

9/2/2014
More Global Help Needed to Fight Ebola Outbreak

Window of opportunity to stop its spread closing, CDC and WHO say

8/28/2014
Gene Research Yields Insights Into Ebola Virus

Strain tied to West Africa outbreak has mutated hundreds of times, and only spreads among humans

8/27/2014
MERS Virus Doesn't Seem to Spread Easily, Study Finds

5 percent chance of getting it, while experts cite a 25 percent chance of catching flu

8/26/2014
Lack of Protective Gear Leaves Medics at Risk in Ebola Outbreak: Study

Researchers report shortages of gloves, masks existed in Liberia, Sierra Leone years before latest epidemic

8/22/2014
Many Americans Harbor Unfounded Fears About Ebola Outbreak: Survey

Misconceptions surround how the virus is transmitted, likelihood of disease spreading in United States

8/21/2014
New Drug May Fight Serious Respiratory Virus in Infants

RSV leading cause of hospitalization among infants, researchers note

8/20/2014
Drug for Ebola-Like Virus Shows Promise in Monkeys

Finding could be big gain against deadly pathogens like Ebola, Marburg, researchers say

8/18/2014
WHO Urges Screening of Travelers to Contain Ebola Outbreak

Officials stress that transmission of virus requires direct contact with infected person

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